The latest chapter of The Mandalorian brought us back to a familiar place. It was full of plenty of fan service but here are three big moments.
If you are a Star Wars fans, everything about The Mandalorian Chapter 5 evokes emotions from the first time you ever watched A New Hope.
You can’t help but pause when hear the line from an operator on the incoming planet.
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I even had to rewind to make sure I heard correctly.
“Mos Eisley Tower.”
As soon as the operator said those words, I knew we were in for a fun adventure in the episode dubbed The Gunslinger. Here are three big moments that happened within that 30-plus-minute episode.
The Gunslinger brings us back to where it all started for Star Wars. While the Mandalorian is in a space dogfight, he suffers damage to his ship and is in need of repairs. He heads to the closest planet, which just happens to be Tatooine.
It had everything we remember from that dusty planet with pit droids, Mos Eisley cantina, a cocky scoundrel with his feet up on a table, Tusken Raiders and so much more.
What’s fun about bringing us back to Tatooine is that it’s a planet that Star Wars fans are very familiar with, but managed to use it in a different way. There were obviously a bazillion call backs of Star Wars moments over the years, including a high ground reference, but it never felt forced. Just fun.
It the kind of thing that if you had never seen any of the Star Wars movies, you wouldn’t have even realized some of these were past Star Wars references as Dave Filoni (the writer of the episode) worked them in seamlessly.