Sometimes reviled, sometimes nostalgically adored, this show encapsulates everything that was a variety show in the 1970s. I was eight years old on November 17, 1978, and this show will always have a place in my heart. You can judge if you wish, but unless you’ve experienced the dark times, or the plethora of variety specials and shows of the 70s, you just can’t really understand what it was like. Let go of your conscious, cynical self, and give it a view. If nothing else, it has the very first Boba Fett adventure, but I love it for so much more.
The last few years haven’t been the best, but I came back to drawing and that has helped me so much. Sometimes the simpler the better, as with my most recent pieces. Random toy lines, and made-up toys that I would like to have owned. I don’t see this run ending any time soon. Some will be repurposed into designs on my TeePublic shop. I’ve already shared a few of these pieces but some are new. These make me happy, and they really hit my collector bone too.
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So Disney Plus has this thing where anything that has even the slightest bit of buzz is tossed to their development arm to get the Spin-Off treatment. There is talk about a Scarlet Scarab spin-off out of Moon Knight. I am here to say that not everything needs a spin-off. No, really. Let things stand on their own merit. Let us enjoy what we have without the instant gratification machine pumping out more content than any person can consume.
I am from a time when we got what we got and we either took it or left it. We didn’t whine because something didn’t go the way we thought it should have. We waited years for something to come out if we even knew it was going to come out. There were times when things just showed up and we were surprised.
I guess my point is that you can introduce an awesome character in a program but you don’t have to build an entire show around that character just to cash in. Having said that… I will watch these shows, when I can, just to see if they are any good. To be honest, I expect Ahsoka to knock it out of the park, and for Agatha Harkness to have a bite to it.
I don’t expect all the shows to hit one hundred percent every time. Boba Fett didn’t seem to land for a lot of folks, but I was entertained. Is it something that I’ll watch repeatedly, probably not. I’ve watched the Mandalorian a few times and it still holds up. Would I be up for a Book of Boba Fett season two? Sure, why not. It had some good moments and I am always on board for that.
So, I would rather see a Hawkeye season two with the new Hawkeye and perhaps a bit of Young Avengers development, instead of Echo getting her own series. It would be fun to have Agatha Harkness team up with Loki in season two of Loki, instead of developing a series with her as the central character. Wanda/Vision along with Falcon and the Winter Soldier were perfect One-and-Done seasons. A Moon Knight team up with Scarlet Scarab would be more fun to watch than just a solo series of her own. Let the character grow a bit more before tossing her to the rabid fandom.
These are just my opinions, you may see things differently and that is great. Like I said… if they upload it, I will watch it. I think they know not everything will hit, and if that is the business model that they can afford then fine. The glut of shows just gets tiresome. It makes me sort of glad that the CW is retiring some of their titles.
Fett is back. Back again. Boba’s back… this time he has a new plan. This is just my high level impression of the first episode. No major details or spoilers.
The show opens with some flashbacks that are very necessary to setting up the backstory of his return. Legends fans, and old school Marvel comics collectors will recognize a tiny bit of the escape from the Sarlacc. My first impression of the show is that it is setting a high mark to begin with. That’s both a blessing and a curse… you know how fanatics, err fans can be. There are twists and turns, so buckle in… it’s going to be a wild ride.
The episode left me both satisfied and wanting more. I really am enjoying how the character has been redeemed from the poor showing in Return of the Jedi and, by hook or by crook, I’ll be there to watch it every week.
The Book of Boba Fett will Premiere December 29th on Disney Plus, and I am looking forward to it. The Mandalorian gave us the Boba Fett that we’ve all wanted ever since we had that first Kenner Action Figure in our childhood hands. This is the cooler, stoic anti-hero we saw in the Empire Strikes Back. I cannot wait to see what this cloned son of a foundling has instore for the fans but I am sure it will be epic, if the Mandalorian is to be any measurement of success.