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The Mandalorian Season Two Finale Is Here!

The behind the scenes episode of the final episode of The Mandalorian Season Two has arrived. Due to being in my time zone, I haven’t watched the whole thing yet *which most people have seen a lot of the people I follow online live in the United States*. But I’ve seen some snippets like this one below:

PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THIS IF YOU HAVE YET TO SEE THIS EPISODE OF THE MANDALORIAN AND DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED:

I’ve really liked what I’ve seen so far and looked forward to watching the rest after work today, but I do have a few questions already about what I’ve read today and watched:

  1. Why didn’t they just use the actor playing Luke as Luke because he looks a lot like him 😅
  2. How did they change Luke’s voice to sound like Luke from Return of the Jedi?
  3. Do you think they will use the new technology to continue Luke’s story from his appearance on The Mandalorian?
  4. There are many rumours around online that Luke will either get his own TV show or that Luke will feature heavily in cross-over shows like The Mandalorian and Ahsoka (especially since the time periods used in each show is in alignment with when Luke was starting the New Jedi Order and also during Thrawn’s ascendence and Ezra Bridger’s disappearance). After further research online, the timeline is between 4ABY and 9ABY, so I guess it’s possible!

So I am excitedly waiting to watch the rest and trying to avoid major spoilers (I already had two because I went on Twitter. 😅

Until then, I will write a full review of the episode in my next post, so join me then, my friends, and we can chat all about it!

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The Mandalorian Season Two Finale – Dave Filoni

If you haven’t seen this, make sure you watch this clip with Dave Filoni talking about Star Wars and more importantly (although he’s pretty important lol) the extra SNIPPET OF MARK HAMILL FILMING THE MANDALORIAN FINAL EPISODE OF SEASON TWO!

Also just a bit of a personal update on what’s been going in my life recently if anyone cares 😅 Our country has gone into another lockdown due to the Delta variant which has now spread to two of New Zealand’s biggest cities. And tomorrow I am due to get my second jab and I am feeling really apprehensive about going. There have been people queuing for testing and vaccinations for hours (up to 7 and 8 hours and 5-kilometre queues). This may not seem much to other countries because New Zealand is small – we only have 5 million people. But this is HUGE for New Zealand. People want to be vaccinated and get tested which is great but with so many people in one place, it really stresses me out. I had a panic attack today and balled my eyes out like a baby… but I really do feel afraid to be around so many people.

Anywho, wish me well friends and I hope you are all keeping safe out there and avoiding crowds (if you’re still seeing COVID in your country I hope you are safe and well).

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Is Luke Skywalker Using Dark Side Force Powers in The Mandalorian?

So I got to reading about Luke this weekend and found out that Luke Skywalker did eventually fall to the dark side of the force! I know!! Trust me this is HUGE for me because I never knew that happened to him. Seeing as I am really a Star Wars cinematic universe fan rather than an EU and I am not all that keen on “what is” and “what isn’t” canon (because it’s just so confusing now), this is a big deal.

So this is where I read about Luke succumbing to the dark side of the force in order to beat the cloned Emperor:

The rise of the cloned Palpatine shook Skywalker out of his solitary existence. As foretold by Bodo Baas’s Master a thousand years earlier, this was a critical time during the history of the Jedi. Faced with a seemingly unbeatable foe, Skywalker decided to train under the Emperor in order to undermine the Empire from within. However, in doing so, Skywalker succumbed to the influence of the dark side. He was brought back to the light side by his sister, Leia Organa Solo, who also stole a precious Holocron from the Emperor. On the run from Imperial forces, Luke and Leia gathered around them a cadre of Force-sensitives that Luke began to instruct. These included the redeemed Kam Solusar, Vima-Da-Boda, the Ysanna siblings Jem and Rayf, and Great Jedi Purge survivor King Empatojayos Brand.[32]

Defeating the Emperor did not come without a price—Jem, Rayf, and Brand lost their lives, while Vima fled back into the underworld.[33] The cost to Luke was dear also – his experience under the dark side’s sway would scar his soul permanently. However, he gained an appreciation of his own strength, and a deeper realization of what it would cost to return the Jedi Knights to the galaxy. This ideal, and his enhanced powers made Luke the first new Jedi Master of the reborn Jedi Order. Other gains made were the redemption of Kam and the acquisition of the Bodo Baas holocron.

Via star wars fandom

According to that web page, it’s canon and part of Legends. So when people are saying Luke never fell to the dark side, I am guessing they are not including any of this Legends content in their critique of the Star Wars universe. Hence my reason why I mentioned the whole canon thing being a little confusing.

UPDATE: Please note that Luke’s appearance above IS NOT CANON. Thanks to Tina for clarifying that. So technically, Luke has never succumbed to the dark side. That still doesn’t explain his force choking or using force crush in The Mandalorian’s season two finale.

But the reason for my post is during the scene in The Mandalorian where Jedi Luke Skywalker is shredding through the Dark Troopers, the very last one he attacks seems to be imploded or crushed with the closing of his fist. I do not know if this is a light side ability because it seems more like this ability which is a dark side power:

Force Crush

Force Crush was possibly the darkest Force ability known to both the Sith and the Jedi. It was a more advanced form of the Force Grip ability.

This ability lifted the opponent into the air, and as they were floating, their body literally imploded as it was crushed from within by the Force.

Common among followers of the dark side, by 3,951 BBY many Force users could use the ability. The opposite Force power, which expanded and exploded a victim, was known as Force Expand.

Stated as being “the darkest” force ability known to the Sith and the Jedi meaning Jedi were most likely able to learn it if they had mastered the dark side of the force. Perhaps this is what Luke has done, making him an even more powerful Jedi.

There are Jedi who use both light and dark sides of the force – Mace Windu is one such Jedi Master who manipulates both sides of the force. So it’s not that big a stretch to say that Luke has mastered the same abilities in his training, particularly since it’s canon that he did indeed succumb to the dark side’s influence to defeat the cloned Emperor Palpatine.

What do you think about this? Did you know that Luke had ventured towards the dark side?

Let me know in the comments friends 🙂

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Dreams Actually Do Come True – Thank You Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni!

SPOILERS PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE MANDALORIAN

I slept on the INTERNET-breaking news of Mark Hamill returning to the Star Wars franchise as young Jedi Master Luke Skywalker because I needed to let it sink in and there are too many spoiler-free fans on the internet to really enjoy it.

BUT NOW I CAN LET LOOSE…

JEDI MASTER LUKE SKYWALKER ANSWERS THE CALL FROM GROGU!

Yup, that’s it, that’s the post lol (joking) 😅. But the internet is alive and buzzing and has been for hours after the revelation that Jedi Master Luke Skywalker was the final character to appear at the end of the season two finale of The Mandalorian.

AND THE FANS ARE GOING WILD as you can well imagine. But OH MY GOD the footage OF LUKE SKYWALKER KICKIN’ DARK TROOPER ASS… seriously, STAR WARS just doesn’t get much better than this:

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THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE MANDALORIAN SEASON TWO WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!

Trust me on this, I am using CAPS because it IS THAT HUGE… and I AM SO HAPPY TO SAY that the person I thought was going to be in The Mandalorian IS IN THE MANDALORIAN!!!! Okay to be fair, I had two choices LOL so it’s one of them which isn’t really a spoiler.

I just got major shade on IG because some people haven’t seen it yet so I had to delete my post due to spoilers. But here’s the thing… IF YOU DON’T WANT to be spoiled, why are you on social media? You know someone is going to spoil it and not everyone is gracious – I get so annoyed with people who yell at you for “spoiling” their show but it’s like IT’S SUCH A HUGE DEAL why are you not watching it as soon as it comes out like almost every other Star Wars fan on the planet?

I just don’t have the time for people who scream spoilers and blame you for spoiling the end of the show. EVERYONE knew this was going to be a big reveal like EVERYONE – it was on social media all week long. If you spend any amount of time online using social media, you will know that BIG reveals are never kept a secret especially in the Star Wars universe.

Anyway I will give it 8 hours because I am a gracious person but when that time is up, I am going to be posting everywhere about it (by then everyone else would have spoiled it anyway lol)

Catch you soon friends – and please try and watch THE MANDALORIAN AS SOON AS YOU CAN you will be SO EXCITED when you do it was truly AMAzINNNNNNGGGG honestly I HAD TO DO everything I could not to dance around I was that HAPPY 🙂