Mandalorian Madness consumes Wilson Hall

A student ready for the newest episode – Matthew Schwartz ’21

Disney+, a new and popular streaming service, has been out for only around a month, and already students have been scrambling around trying to get another student’s password for one reason: to watch The Mandalorian.

     The Star Wars spinoff TV series follows a member of the Mandalorians, an ancient guild of warriors who live in the shadows. The Mandalorian’s name has been kept a mystery so far in the series but this will likely change. He is played by actor Pedro Pascal, and the show is directed by Jon Favreau, affectionately known by Marvel fans as Happy Hogan, who was also the director of the first and second Iron Man.

     The Mandalorian is a bounty hunter who is considered to be the best of the best. The bounty hunter wields weapons such as a rifle that disintegrate enemies on contact alongside an ordinary blaster, and is undoubtedly one of the coolest outlaws in the Star Wars universe.

A Mandalorian from Calgary’s Comic & Entertainment Expo 2016 – photo by Cory Denton via Wikimedia

     “It is full of action and really great characters,” Mandalorian aficionado Third Former Connor Rall said.

     Third Former Ben Bodle, one of many students who watches The Mandalorian, claims to be a big fan and says that he will continue watching.

“You need to start from the beginning because you need to follow the track of The Mandalorian.” 

Ben Bodle ’23

     Bodle said, “I think you need to start from the beginning because you need to follow the track of The Mandalorian.” 

     The character of the Mandolorian is full of twists. If someone starts watching the show in the middle of the series or starts on the last episode, their perception of the outlaw could be completely distorted. Rall believes that the first couple of episodes are not vital to the plot. Rather, they lay the foundation for the show and that they are not necessary for an experienced Star Wars fan.

     “If they have a good knowledge of Star Wars then they could start on episode two or three, but if they don’t have any knowledge, they should start at the beginning,” Rall said.     If people splurge the extra six dollars and ninety-nine cents a month on Disney plus, then they should probably start watching The Mandalorian.

Author: Connor Pinsk '23

Connor Pinsk joined The Index in the fall of 2019.