‘The Book of Boba Fett’ takes a detour into its ‘Mandalorian’ origins
There was even time for a comedic gag where the heavily-armed warrior had to hand over his weapons — all of them — in order to board a commercial flight.
While Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) was relaunched within “The Mandalorian,” this episode essentially cemented the sense that this is both a dedicated Boba Fett miniseries and in some respects “The Mandalorian” Season 3, laying the groundwork for a team-up in the final two chapters.
The creative team behind the two shows certainly isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to fan service, incorporating plenty of familiar “Star Wars” life forms, including ill-tempered Hutts, a Wookiee gladiator and a rancor monster.
Yet beyond just fleshing out Boba’s past, the series has treated the indigenous residents of Tatooine, particularly the Tuskens, with more depth than was possible in the movies, presenting them as simply defending their turf from intruders and threats.
The combination of elements has made the show feel a trifle messy, but with the benefit of hindsight those chapters can be seen as an extended prologue.