Although The Book of Boba Fett has officially come to a close — for now — both viewers and the cast are still talking about it. One of several controversial points among Star Wars fans during and following the series are the Mods — specifically, the “youths” on Tatooine riding colorful speeders through the streets. Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison, however, thinks they’re great.
The Mods add “a lot of color and a lot of youthfulness” to the show, Morrison told D23. “If you can’t beat these people, sometimes it’s good to join them—or get them to join you.”
The Mods first appeared early on in the series when they were accused of “stealing” water from a seller. Further investigation on Boba’s part revealed the water was being sold at such a high price that the kids couldn’t afford it. Since there weren’t jobs available, Boba solved two problems at once: He hired them as part of his security team.
The Mods added a unique element to the Star Wars TV universe with their high-contrast presence in the streets of Tatooine. While most of what we’ve seen of the planet on-screen — from the buildings to the people inside them and everything in-between — has mostly ranged from one dull, sand-like color to the next, the Mods are bright and colorful.
And with the exception of podracing and spice trains, so much of Tatooine seems to move slowly and quietly. The Mods move fast, and they make a scene wherever they go.
Star Wars has made plenty of nods to the impact “younger generations” can have on the larger galaxy over, especially in the sequel trilogy when Rey, Finn, and Poe took the reins from Luke, Han, and Leia who dominated the preceding trilogy.
The Mods may have played a small role in The Book of Boba Fett. But there’s certainly room for them in future Star Wars stories, especially with yet another return to Tatooine.
Season 1 of The Book of Boba Fett is streaming now exclusively on Disney+.