927 – The Passenger | Mandoborian on Mandalorian Chapter 10
Mando might need to give Oso some consequences but they all get chased away from a hot tub by a family of ferns, clearly, this is sleepy stuff.
927 – The Passenger | Mandoborian on Mandalorian Chapter 10
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SCOOTER: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary, and my patron peeps; patron peeps, it’s time for Scooter, the podcaster that hopefully puts you to sleep. Thanks, patrons.
INTRO: [INTRO MUSIC] Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake whether it’s thoughts, things on your mind from the past, the present, the future, all those things, or you say well, there’s a past thought…oh, there’s a present thought about the past. There’s a future thought about the past because of the past of the future. There’s a thought about Days of Future Past. Wondering what streaming service that’s on.
It could be thoughts, it could be feelings, any emotions coming up for you remaining from the day, anticipatory emotions. It could be sweet emotions, though that usually…sometimes those keep you up, though. It could be emotions, it could be physical sensations, it could be changes in routine or schedule or someone else’s routine, it could be baffling. Whatever it is that’s keeping you awake, I’d like to take your mind off of that. What I’m gonna do or what I propose to do is I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones. Initially, my lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones are neither lulling or soothing for some people, but eventually they…ideally, they will be. They’re the only tones I got that are suitable for bedtime.
My non-lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones are more not…this is my bedtime voice. I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night, I’m gonna use those…while I use my lulling, soothing tones. There’s a question, though; are…this is one of those tree-in-the-woods, chicken-or-egg things, or frog-or…the frog-or-the-egg. Is my voice…my creaky, dulcet tones…well, I guess there’s…are they carried on sound waves or are…they are sound waves and they’re carried on sound waves. That’s something to think about. I never thought…’cause I said well, what’s carrying my creaky, dulcet tones across the deep, dark night? The old physics brain said they’re carrying themselves, I guess. Maybe not. I don’t know, but that’s a little bit too…it’s not very deep ‘cause you say well, it’s not a deep thought; it’s just a thought I don’t have the knowledge to comprehend.
This is a good thing about this podcast; if you’re new, there’s nothing to comprehend, here. That’s one of the first things I wanted to let you know; this is a podcast you don’t really need to listen to. You don’t really comprehend it so much as it’s there and you say huh, what is this dude…was he just talking about…what was he talking about earlier? Did he say Yodish beings? Does he say he has craggy, dentist tones or something? ‘Cause he does sound like a craggy…what I would imagine a craggy mountain would sound like, or a dentist in a craggy mountain. Well, no, it’s a little bit more soothing than that, but he is a little craggy. The craggy, crabby…the craggy dentist. I don’t know. Anyway, I don’t want to talk about that anymore, so let’s just move on. Oh, this is a podcast you don’t really listen to.
If you’re trying to wait for it to start or you’re gonna say when is he gonna make sense? When am I gonna comprehend what he’s talking about? This podcast is best consumed passively. Just like if you were looking at something craggy…unless you’re like some sort of adventurer or one of those climbers, you say well, that’s pretty…I mean, I guess I’m craggy aspirational. I would love not to do any of the stuff that involves all the work but just, if I had power of levitation, I’d love to check out some craggy mountains up close and rub my hand…oh boy, craggy mountain, would I want to rub my hand around…oh boy, just to see your…I’d love to feel your crags, if you don’t mind me appreciating your natural beauty, but you’re so high up that normally I have to…it’s from the road.
That’s where I consume most of my crags, is from the road. They say, did you see that over there? That’s a craggy mountain. There’s not a lot of…I mean, I’m sure…’cause craggy mountains as opposed to…you’d say Scoots, can you tell me…can you give me an example of a famous craggy mountain? I’d say unfortunately no, because finally, I guess today is the first time crags got…there’s probably one called Crags National Park. I don’t know, pinnacles; is that…there’s a lot of ones with fancy names. You’d say well, what about Yosemite? I’d say no, Yosemite’s a little smooth to be called a…I mean, El Capitan, if it was smaller…there’s probably craggy spots in Yosemite National Park, but those aren’t the ones getting all the attention.
If El Capitan wasn’t so massive and majestic and reflect…had all the light playing on it, you’d say…if it was…I don’t know, is there one called Mon Capitan that’s smaller or something? I don’t know. Little Lieutenant? They say well, that one’s craggy, but that’s outside. That’s in a different park. I don’t know…I mean, I don’t really know a lot of things off the top of my head. I was just thinking of it ‘cause I drove by some craggy stuff not that long ago. I said to myself, I like crags. Also, I like going off-topic. Sorry about that. So, if you’re waiting for this podcast to make sense, there you go; it doesn’t really ever make any sense. It just kinda barely makes sense. You’d say, he’s kinda almost right except for a super-crag…super crag fans. You’d say well, I…Scoots, you don’t know Smith Rock State Park?
I’d say well, I’ve…I get that one mixed up. Is that…? Or you don’t know Jones…Jonesing Jones? Old Troubadour Stone? I’d say, it sounds like you’re just making up words and trying to associate them with crags. I’d say you’re right, I am. You caught me ‘cause I’m within you. Well, it was a good try. So, this is a podcast you don’t really listen to. It’s also a podcast that doesn’t really put you to sleep. Oh, now my brain just said was there anything on Tatooine that you would consider craggy? I’d say well, it’s kind of tough; when you’re in a canyon…I guess crags are best viewed at a distance. I can’t say that I saw any crags on Tatooine or that other planet that we were in recently, but okay, so…oh, it’s a podcast you don’t listen…really listen to. It doesn’t really put you sleep, either.
I’m here to keep you company while you drift off. That’s why the episodes are about an hour, to give you plenty of time to fall asleep and if you can’t sleep, I’m gonna be here to keep you company. That’s one of my promises to you, is I’m here to keep you company. The podcast doesn’t really put you to sleep and it doesn’t really ever get started. Also, the structure of the show can throw new listeners off, but what I want to say to my regular listeners, you’re important too, regular listeners. Holy moly. I mean, oshkosh b’gosh, thanks for letting me know your favorite crags. Isn’t crag a nice word? How come…that’s not…you don’t really know…does anyone know a Craig out there? Old Craig Cromwell. That was one of the…the one Cromwell that wasn’t famous; Craig Cromwell.
Believe it or not, all…absolutely adorable was Craig Cromwell, misnamed, or you’d say aptly named, those of us that love crags. But no one…’cause I’m trying to think what we…probably…I gotta think of what my…I’ll name a plant Craig ‘cause that’s a good name for a plant. A turtle; you could call…a turtle would be a good…I’m not trying to belittle you, turtles. I’m just trying to think of what resonates, where you say that is definitely a Craig. Like, a snapping turtle, that…you’d say oh, I want you to meet my snapping turtle, at a distance, of course. This is my snapping turtle, Craig. Wow. I never…that’s an aptly-named turtle. You say yeah, I want you to meet my plant…I don’t know what kind it is. It’s got some fuzzy stuff on it, some lumpy leaves. This is Craig the plant.
I don’t know what other things…maybe a fish, like one of those fish that looks like it would be a Craig. I’m sure there’s a lot of fish out there. You’d say no, that’s a Craig. I agree with you. Is that a freshwater…? Yeah, it is. That’s actually a species. Craig is a fish species. Is it anything [00:10:00] like a rock lobster? No. Did you just hear Fred Schneider’s voice when I said that? I did, I did. But anyway, so, oh, a podcast…don’t really put you to sleep…doesn’t…oh, structure of the show. Sorry, I was saying hi to the new listeners; I got off-topic again. The structure of the show can throw people off and really, it really…people have strong feelings about it. I think it’s just because the show really does defy expectations, not always in a good way.
If you’re used to a regular structure or a structure you would expect, this show is different. It starts off with a greeting; friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Yodish beings and such. Then there’s business and listener-directed stuff. That’s how we keep the show coming out twice a week. There’s the intro, then there’s the business, then there’s…no, there’s the business, then there’s the intro. The intro goes on about twenty minutes or so, somewhere around fourteen to twenty minutes, and it’s just me talking about the podcast. That’s one of the things…people think that the business and the intro is the same thing. The intro is business that…just like in Brewster’s Million where you say we’re in the business of doing…I’m in the business of talking about stuff, but I never get to the point.
The intro is just to introduce the podcast to new listeners, but then it’s also to help regular listeners fall asleep, to give you some distance from the day. You say oh, okay, now I can fall asleep. I don’t need to…because I ease you into bedtime. The whole idea of the intro is you could play it before you get in bed or while you’re getting into bed. Some people fall asleep during it, some people find they prefer to skip it but for most listeners, it’s helping you drift off or be a part of a structured bedtime…pea a part of…be a part of a structured bedtime routine where you’re unwinding. That’s the intro, then there’s business, then there’s our story. Tonight will be a recap of Mandalorian, Chapter 10, The Passenger. Then there’s thank-yous at the end.
That’s the structure, and what else do you need to know if you’re new? Oh, this podcast does not work for everybody. You probably already figured that out though ‘cause you said, I never heard anybody use ‘crag’ more times. What about the person in…they were in both…one of the Thor…I can’t even say that word without stuttering; Rag…Thor Ragnarok. There’s a character that could have been…there’s a couple characters in there. You’d say well, what’s your name, Craig? Well, thank you, I’d love to be Craig. Also, see if you can think of a character…and then you say wait a second, that reminds me of Season 1 of The Mandalorian. A little cookie in there for you. Oh, what was my point about that, though? Oh, not everybody likes the show, either.
So, give the podcast a few tries and see how it goes. It does not work for everybody. Say well, okay, this kinda worked for me or it kinda didn’t. Just see how it goes and see if you like it or not. That’s the structure of the show. I’m trying think what else. The reason I make this show is because I’ve been there in the deep, dark night, tossing, turning, mind racing, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep, so I want to help if I can because I know how it feels and I want to make bedtime something that you feel a little bit more neutral about, where it doesn’t feel so craggy or you don’t feel craggy tomorrow. You say oh boy, that was as smooth as I imagine the face at Half Dome is, even though it’s not technically…probably not smooth at all.
Oh boy, did I slide in bed and then I did some, you know, whatever; I sculpted some clay or I model…nope, I modeled some clay. Oh boy, did it look good on me, too. I got back out of bed and I sashayed with my clay. I was the first…I’m the first modeling clay model that’s not made of clay. They say, are you ensconced in clay? That was what they said to me at…they said…and then I said, you’re gonna have to pick a number. I said, I am. Thank you for using that wonderful word, though. Yes, I…that’s what I said when I looked at myself in the mirror. I said, ensconced in clay. Today I say I’ll be ensconced in clay as I was dressing in clay which you really don’t do. I don’t recommend it, and don’t go to any city halls or…this was a lake of city hall that I built, so it was a little bit different situation, and…but they weren’t even happy.
I was just…it was just…it was playtime. Oh, unfortunately, I was also at a Lego store, so then I had to deal with the…but I said I’d like to make a…I’d like to…we don’t have an official garment…vestments for this town and I’d like to declare that this is a clay…I’d like to…they said, what’s your angle? I said, I put it all on…put all my money in clay. I don’t know if you heard me a while ago; I said clay’s making a comeback, and so I put it all in clay. Really; all my coins. I wrapped them in clay. I can’t find them ‘cause I say…then I say I don’t even want to try to get all the clay off of it. I’m not even thinking about getting the…so, how’d you get ensconced in clay? Very slowly. One piece of clay at a time. Anyway, I gotta get back to the intro. Not everybody likes this podcast. I don’t know how I got dressed in clay.
I thought I was talking about crags. Oh, ‘cause maybe you’re modeling clay, getting…doing a part of your wind-down routine, so that’s what the podcast is here for, to give you some distance between the daytime and the nighttime and to ease you into bed. See how it goes. That’s one of the reasons why I make this show, ‘cause I’ve been there. The other reason I make this show is because you deserve a good night’s sleep. You deserve a place you could rest and get some time and get some…you know, get some rest and get some wind-down, and then tomorrow, ideally, you’re in a better place. Then you say well, I’m flourishing now. I’ve been listening to Sleep With Me for a while. Those are my favorite e-mails, or people that say I’m flourishing so much, Scoots, I don’t even need to listen to you anymore.
I say, that’s great; that really is. That gives me purpose because if you’re flourishing, the world’s gonna be a better place for all of us to live in. That’s it. That’s why I make the show. Give it a few tries. That’s what most listeners say. It’s free, so just see how it goes. I think that’s it. I’m glad you’re here. I work very hard. I yearn and I strive and I’m glad. Yeah, I appreciate your time and I really want to help you fall asleep. Here’s a couple ways I’m able to bring this show free twice a week.
Alright everybody, Scoots here. It’s time to talk about Chapter 10 of The Mandalorian. Mandaborian here. Starts off with a recap. We see one Season 1 episode with the droid that had bug eyes and actually, there’s more than one level of callback to that episode where they’re on the ship. The Prisoner, I think it’s called, or The Escape Plan or something. One of the best stand-up…standalone episodes of that season. I mean, really a episode I really enjoyed watching every time I watched it. We have the bug droid and Oso, then we have…last episode, a total recap of last episode for anybody new, then we have the Lucasfilm and Star Wars thing. I did want to say that this episode I watched…I watched both episodes of the season with someone that’s not a Star Wars watcher and kind of was doubtful, but they really seemed to enjoy this episode a lot.
I don’t know if it was their mood or they had seen the other episode, they were still learning. When you introduce someone new, they love Oso even more which I didn’t think was possible maybe just ‘cause Oso’s more developed and has more sounds this season; I don’t know. But we get…this episode, we see two suns. We get the Lucasfilm, Star Wars openings, then we see two suns in the desert plain and a speeder bike kicking up dust. In my notes I said a speeding speeder bike. I don’t know what the speed limit for speeder bikes is. Oso’s in the breeze. We open with some action, a little bandit trap with some ropes which is big…band…trying to steal from the Mandalorian? Not a good idea. But creative work; you know, they do that. They cause a little speeding speeder bike stoppy-poo.
Everything spills out of the ship and actually, the speeder bike’s non-functional. We see the Beskar armor in action which you’d think if you saw Beskar armor in action you’d just say okay, let’s get outta here, but that’s not how it works. They get a drop on them. Oso, [00:20:00] action, stride…let’s see. So, there’s a dance-off; typical action sequence with a dance-off. Mando has to out-dance four characters or maybe five, but one of them gets…carries Oso and Mando says that’s my child, so don’t mess with my child. We could just strike a bargain which also brings up…don’t strike a bargain with Mandalorian. Two episodes in a row, you learn that it is…I’m a genie in a bottle, baby. But I think that song’s more about romance, but this one’s those genie in a bottle stories; be careful what you make…strike a bargain for.
But they go back and forth and eventually they settle on the jet pack which I said, what are you buy…I mean, I guess the jet pack’s probably worth a ton of money. One, it must have limited fuel. I don’t know how much fuel it has, but…’cause they don’t use it. Maybe it just can’t carry a lot of weight other than a human and a Oso. But Mando uses the remote on that after the character he made the deal with takes the jet pack and he flies away. Looks like it attaches to Mando’s back by magnet. That character runs off with the jet pack, then gets jet-packed right into the sand. Remote control…not very merciful, I guess. The jet pack returns. How much fuel I put…also, we…there’s a close-up of the Mandalorian before they switch to the chapter marker.
He still has green slime on his face, so he hasn’t had a chance to clean his helmet. Then we get some Mando walking through the desert scenes, like in a western. Even a cross-fade with good music, of course, mirages…then he sees the town. He gets back at dusk, back to…I forgot the name of the town, of course. Oh, Oga’s cantina. I think that’s where he shows up, though. Know the name of that. Corellia? No, that’s not it. He finds their…his favorite Sedaris playing some sort of card game. I don’t know if it was the same game as in…from the Solo movie. Sedaris is playing against some sort of thorax-based being, TBB. Says, what’d you do? You got some Mandalorian stuff, huh? Where is the Mandalorian? He goes, it wasn’t Mandalorian, but I bought his armor. What’d that set you back?
A krayt dragon. He was my last lead, though. Dr. Mandible, according to the…Dr. Mandible, can you cover…Dr. Mandible knows where some Mandos are. Can you cover his costs? It’s a 500 high-stakes game. He’s on a hot streak anyway. Mando gets it back, his karma right back, I guess, ‘cause she says idiots array; pay up, Thorax. Maybe that’s like, four Jokers or something? I don’t know. He goes okay, we’ll contact with a rendezvous at the…rendezvous with the contact at the hangar. Sedaris is brusque, I put. She also walks with total cool attitude. She goes, you get any dragon meat? Better be good. Stop your crying. Stop your moping, she says. Hey, don’t overcook the meat either, Treadwell. Medium rare. They’re cooking the dragon meat by a jet thing.
She goes okay, the covert’s close; one system over. He goes, in Nevarro? She goes, I don’t know, but the contact will take you. He goes, how much? Free, except for my finder’s fee. He goes well, what’s not the good news? She goes, one small skank in the scud pipe. Contact wants passage to the system. Do you vouch for them? Oh, totally, to the max. Okay. Also, you can’t use hyperspace and hyperdrive. He goes, no way; sub-light, that’s…he goes, I can’t…that’s not a good idea. She goes, mitigating circumstances. He goes, what do you mean? Then we see a Sleesak…what do they call it, Sleesaks? A frog person. She’s carrying a backpack kind of full of frog eggs. Her spawn; she needs them fertilized by equinox. The eggs can’t go into hyperspace.
Her husband’s on the estuary moon of Trosk…Trask or something. Sedaris speaks Frog or Froggish or Frogian. Goes, yeah, is that where the Mandalorians are? My husband knows where the Mandalorians are. He’s seen them. Oso is really staring at the frog eggs which are in a clear backpack, I assume heated. Then Mando says to Sedaris, do you even know the husband? I just met her; what are you talking about? Then she eats some dragon meat, thin-sliced. Krayt dragon meat is…looks like you cook it a bit like you would for meat for a gyro or gyro depending on where you name stuff. Let’s see, frog person…Oso has eyes for spawn, estuary moon, she’s sure, Oso…when Oso stares at the eggs, there’s even music. Egg backpack, meat-eating, Mando in space.
He says, I’m gonna have to ask you to stay strapped in while seated. There’s some sort of…they have communications issues since he doesn’t speak Frog. He says, do you speak Huttese? No. Do you speak Huttese; he says that in Huttese. No. She just blinks. Polatuhavaca. Wonder if they said that in Return of the Jedi. Probably they did, if Huttese is what the Hutts speak. Oh, then there’s Oso egg music again as he gets close up on the eggs. I don’t know what the mom’s thinking, not having the eggs with her. I guess she’s thinking that Oso wouldn’t eat them. Then Mando sets autopilot and says alright, I’m gonna hit the rack. I gotta set the nav. You should get some rest ‘cause it’s gonna be a long drive. Then he goes to check his bedroom, the rack. Oso’s not in there. Says, the kid’s not in bed.
Then Oso’s having a little snack, hard-boiled eggs. Also, the frog person brought hard-boiled eggs but they seem to be for her and he’s just helping himself. He goes, those aren’t for you, man. Oso burps. He says, nap time. Then we fade to black and of course, anytime the Mandalorian relaxes, then this alert goes off. Then he goes back. He sees the frog is asleep and then it’s do-do-do-do-do. The chips are next to him, and X-Wings, just like the California Highway Patrol. He says, is there a problem, officer? New Republic rules, buddy. You’re supposed to have your transponder on at all times. He goes oh, this thing didn’t have…this thing was retrofitted. It’s very well-written ‘cause he says okay, I’ll get right on it then.
Then they say one more thing; send us a ping, which I guess must be the whole…where they download your whole computer or your computer…your code and your personal code and your ship’s code. At first they were gonna let him off. He says yeah, may the Force with you. Also with you. Oh, but one more thing, though; send us a ping. There, just one more thing. Oh yeah? Yeah, give us a ping. Then Mando says oh, I don’t think…we’re looking for Imperials, obviously. He goes well, I…yeah, I’ll let you know if I see any, but that doesn’t work on my ship. He goes, or it’s not turned on. They say oh, okay. We’ll wait. He goes well, it’s broken. They say oh, okay, well, we’ll have to pull you over then to…but when we pull you over here, we gotta drive way out of the way.
They say man, that’s not good. Adelphize or we’ll have to go, then we’ll run your tabs. He goes oh, well, okay. Here it is. There, that works. The frog lady wakes up. Sorry about that noise; not a frog lady. I don’t know why you would cover that up, though. Then the…they say, let’s talk privately, the two X-Wing officers. Then their X-Wings go to X-Wing mode. They were in flight mode. They go into pulling over it with action mode. Mando takes off. They go oh boy, we got a runner. A chase ensues. We’re like, what, ten minutes into the episode, fourteen minutes, and we already had two action…this is our second action sequence. They follow him and they say…they go into a planet with a lot of clouds. Mando tries to hide in the clouds; doesn’t do that successfully.
Well, he kinda barely does, then he turns off the engines. [00:30:00] They don’t fly right by. He drops so that he drops straight towards the earth or the planet. There’s even the cool sound effects of a plummeting ship. They drop fast. The frog woman does not like it. They fly into an ice canyon. Not sure if this was one of the planets from one of the movies, but it’s a ice planet or it’s an icy planet. Target computer active…they say don’t…these are very generous patrollers. They say don’t make us take out your ship, man, Razor Crest. Then the Mando actually successfully hides…no, first he goes through a cave, then he slides across the ice and then manages to turn off his engine and slide under a rock. The X-Wings do fly by but they’re…yeah, so they fly by.
He drops through the ice and then again, the screen goes to black again. Then we come back. Mando just wakes up. They had all fallen asleep, but stuff is frosty. He’s a little frozen. Really fun sequence though, with the Razor Crest sliding across the ice. They give you a first quick second where you’re like oh, okay, things are gonna be just fine here. But then it cracks and drops through. It drops pretty far. They fall asleep, cut to black. Cut back; Mando wakes up. Then he helps the frog mama, wakes her up. He says don’t worry, I’ll go look for your kids. Don’t worry at all. There’s a hole in their hull. At some point he says we’ve lost hull integrity. Then he’s looking around. I think he even says D-A double M. You know, darn it all, ‘cause he can’t find Oso or the eggs.
Then he finds Oso under the blanket eating the eggs, hard-boiled eggs though. Don’t worry; un-shelled. Doesn’t give him consequences though. I don’t want to teach…I mean, he’s more of like a care…what do you call that? A caretaker than…what do you call it? But you say, you gotta give him consequences, man. Oso slurps down an egg. He does a slurp, then a burp. Yeah, right now he’s looking for him. The frog lady’s like, hurry up and find my eggs, dude. My hard-boiled eggs and my spawn are together ‘cause they need hard-boiled eggs to…it helps…I brought those for my husband. You know, it helps…it’s a aphrodisiac where we’re from. A lot of comedy with Oso and the hard-boiled eggs. He says don’t worry, I got your kids. Oso slurps and burps.
He says, what are you doing, man? Those are a aphrodisiac for frogs, not for Yodish beings. Then Mando says to the…they start to eat some…a meal. He says, main power drive’s out. Temperature’s gonna drop. Hull’s…integrity’s messed up. Plan’s off. He goes, I’ll give you an idea of what’s gonna happen later, but you’re not gonna like it. By the way, I’m gonna take a nap. The frog lady, she says, look at this battery level on my spawn. I’m low on aphrodisiacs and my spawn have to be kept at a certain temperature. Mandalorian says, let’s talk about it later. She groans but then she…nothing is what it seems in these ones. Oso’s trying to get closer to the eggs. He snuggles up with the Beskar armor or Beskar steel. She snuggles up with her kids but she’s still trying to brainstorm a solution.
There is a small heater and she looks up at that droid head from the droid that Mando had taken out, and she blinks her eyes. She’s thinking. Then she wakes the Mandalorian up with the frog head. She’s using it to interpret for her. This can’t wait ‘til morning. I bypassed the security protocols. I got his vocabulator. These are my…he goes, what are you doing? That’s a dangerous droid. She goes, it’s only its head; one. Two; these are my last brood. My husband worked trying to carve out an existence for us on the only planet hospitable to our species. We’ve gone through too much to deal with this. This is our family line so I demand you hold true to your bargain. Oso whimpers. Mando says lady, the deal is off.
She gets him right where he gets…he says…okay, well, I thought there was something called the Mandalorian code. Maybe you don’t believe in it. Maybe that’s just for kids. Hm. Also, too bad you won’t find any Mandalorians then. He looks at Yoda who looks at him. He goes oh, brother. Moves Yoda, gets grouchy, gets up, grabs his toolbox and says, I guess I gotta get to work. This wasn’t part of the deal, though. This wreckage looks…I don’t know how he fixes it ‘cause there’s spark and stuff, smoke and stuff, goop…stuff shooting goop…green goop out, bright green goop. He gets some surf guitar music. There’s still sunlight coming through the hole that they fell through. The Mandalorian kinda starts to work on some of the ship. He says oh boy, we don’t got much sunlight left.
He kinda does one of those looks. Either he was asleep the whole night or he was only asleep for a little while. I think again, he keeps getting worried about when night falls, though. But he starts to work on the ship. The camera pans up to give us a little break. It fades to white and we see him working. Then Oso’s talking to him and pointing, actually tattle-taling. Oso says…why don’t you do something, kid? Oso marches off. He goes hey, why didn’t I learn to give you consequences? Where are you going? I said get back here. Very grouchy, kid. Get back here. Then he sees Oso kinda staring off. Looks just like Yoda at that moment. Not a Yodish being; Yoda the character. We see the steps of the frog mom, then we see them in thermal imaging.
He picks up Oso and he walks through an ice cave, a very beautiful blue ice cave; very nice with the sunlight. He starts to go through the cave. It’s very…he’s looking around. He’s always suspicious. He looks pretty cool, iced in. Oso’s looking around, being held. He’s doing the football butt-carry of baby Oso, following the mom’s steps, wondering WTF. He keeps checking the thermal imaging. Then eventually he sees some red light coming through. He says okay, more thermal stuff up there. Goes into a larger cave and it’s like a hot spring. I mean first, he has to take a couple turns…takes a left turn there, scoots through. Then he’s in the hot spring and frog lady’s in the hot spring in her frog birthday suit with her spawn. There’s a lot of icicles. He says, what are you doing out here?
You can’t be outside the ship. We don’t know what’s out here. She says, I gotta keep my frog…everything warm. Oso sees the warm hard-boiled eggs, too. He says, wait a second. Mandalorian says, it’s gonna be nighttime soon and I can’t work on the ship and…she says, but it’s nice and warm in here. He says, let’s get these spawn and hard-boiled eggs cleaned up. He sees Oso reaching for a hard-boiled egg. He goes no, no. He winks his finger at him. Oso does not really listen. Then he does, so then he wanders off. Hot spring with eggs, gather these up, bobbing…oh, bobbing for frog eggs. No, no. Oso walks off. He’s sniffing something. Then he sees these thumb-shaped…ice thumb-shaped things. He goes up to one.
They’re also eggs, of course, but a different kind or spores or something. He sniffs one, then he taps it. It’s hollow. Then he scratches the top of it. His ears move. He rips it open. It’s paper-like. Inside is a fern friend, a half-fern…is that what they’re called? Ferns are a spore-based plant, right? Maybe? He snacks on the fern but he doesn’t know these are sentient fern-based…fern beings. Not a fern-based…I guess they’re fern-based beings. He’s surrounded by these spores with baby fern…sentient ferns in there. All of them start to come out of their shell. [00:40:00] It’s very cool music, really, really good music. He snacks on this thing and all the fern babies say, what in the heck? He says, I don’t like these ferns. They start going towards him and they say, are you a fern? Huh.
What do we as…they’re just kids, so they don’t know. Huh. But then they start making this sound to call the older sentient ferns. The frog mom, she grabs her cloak with her tongue to get dressed. She gets dressed really fast, really efficient at getting dressed. This was a very DnD-type moment. Oso cries, runs to his papa. Oh dear, lots of new fern friends show up of various sizes. You know if there’s fern children around in a episode about parenthood; there’s teens…teen ferns and then the mom fern comes. There was a show called Between Two Ferns and I don’t know, this must be the way the ferns are in Star Wars ‘cause they say, we’re gonna have to surround you and keep you as part of our fern family. We just want to snuggle you. But when you get snuggled by ferns, the thing is that it’s cold.
The ferns don’t realize that you’re…these are two warm-blooded characters and then I’m not sure about the frog. There’s various sizes. He says go, run. At some point…my notes are gonna change here, but she goes into frog-mode. The chase is very DnD. The ferns have legs so they can run very fast, so they’re chasing them. Also, the ferns can shoot this fern…sticky fern stuff, fern goop. But so, now I did it…this’ll be…how many stages is this? Okay, this looks like a sixty-stage plan to deal with the fern trouble and so you don’t get caught up in a fern…web of ferns, I would say. The old web of ferns. That was another Star Wars…Star Wars Episode 20; Web of Ferns. Okay, so if you do…here’s how you start out. Also, create fern trouble for a action sequence…One; open a fern spore and eat it.
Two; tell your dad. Three; get picked up. Some of this is from Oso’s perspective. Four; run. Moan also. Five; if you’re the Mandalorian, draw your anti…you have a anti-fern sprayer. Draw your anti-fern sprayer and watch. One; spray one spray maybe. Seven; dodge a fern web. Eight; pull up your coat if you’re a frog…oh, if you…before you go in frog-mode, pull up your cloak or your coat. Nine; enter frog-mode. Ten; dodge the leg of the giant frog mother. I mean, fern mother. Excuse me, frog woman. Eleven; run really…keep running. Run really, really, really fast. Twelve; use your magnetic detonators if you’re the Mandalorian because hopefully that’ll cause a cave-in and it’ll stop the ferns and stop the fern mother. Ideally, if you stop the fern mother, you’ll stop everything.
So, surround the fern mother with…use three detonators. Turn them on so the LEDs go on. Throw them; I guess they stick to snow, too. Explode them. ‘Cause a cave-in. Hopefully the fern mother went bye-bye. That was Step Twelve. Step Thirteen; watch to see if it worked. Fourteen; it didn’t stop the fern family from chasing you, so run. Fifteen; spray a lot of your anti-fern spray. Sixteen; use your fire thingamajig, your flame-throwing wrist thing. I don’t know where it keeps…I mean, I guess I’m like man, Mandalorian has to get a lot of fuel, or they can really compress the fuel. Seventeen; spray one, two…this is probably incorrect, though; three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five times, maybe.
Eighteen; get gooped by a fern goop. Also catch a baby fern. Nineteen; spray one, two, three, four, five, six times around. Twenty; get inside the hull of your ship. There’s a blanket blocking the way. Spray one, two, three, four, five, six, seven; six or seven times. Twenty-one; go up the ladder. Spray one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight times or so. Twenty-one; close the door. But then the…a bunch of ferns try to keep you from closing the door. Spray one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven times or so. If you’re Oso, oh, a baby fern’s on your head. Get saved by the frog mom who brushes it away kindly. Step Twenty…one, two, three…Twenty-Four; use more of your flame-thrower to get…clear the door. Step Twenty-Five; close the door.
Step Twenty-Six or so ‘cause my numbers are off; watch and listen. Next step; try to start the ship. This better work. Yeah, get some ride…flying music going. Step Twenty-Nine…Twenty-Seven, Twenty-Eight or Twenty-Nine; take off a little bit. Next step…I’ll start at Step Thirty ‘cause my numbers are off; mom or dad lands on your ship, the giant fern. It causes your ship to go back down to the ground. Then the mom will try to break your windows. Step Thirty; do a close-up of the mother or father trying to get on your ship and gasp. Step Thirty-One; saved by a mysterious…blasts of anti-fern ray. By whom? Step Thirty-Two; better find out, but they have spotlights, so we can’t see them. Step Thirty-Three; hold onto your eggs, mom, ‘cause Oso’s nearby. Step Thirty-Four; go walk through your ship.
Oh boy, it’s gonna be…need to clean, ‘cause it’s full of fern droppings. Can’t believe sentient ferns go to the bathroom. Step Thirty-Five; the…whoever the mysterious characters are clean off your ship of more ferns with their anti-fern rays. Step Thirty-Six; realize that it was the X-Wing cops that pulled you…ships that pulled you over. We ran your tabs, they say. You were supposed to be busted for rescuing Prisoner X6…hold on, X6 something. Yeah, we’ll come back to it ‘cause I hit the wrong button, too. Now they’re cleaning off…also, the slime is also…this is Season 2; Season of Slime, or Chapters 9 and 10, the Slimy Episodes. Yeah, we ran your tabs.
You were supposed to be busted for rescue…or escaping X-6911, but the camera said that you also busted three priority culprits from the Wanted register and you helped protect or tried to protect Lieutenant Davan. Is this true? Am I busted, the Mandalorian says? Technically you should be, but these are trying times. The Mandalorian says okay, what if I forgo…okay, let’s get back to the steps, right? Is this true? Trying times. Can you help me seal up my ship? No. Why don’t you just fix the transponder, bro? You’re lucky that’s all we did was…we’re just gonna…we won’t even give you a ticket, but we’re not gonna help sit around…we saved your rear end, by the way. You never even said thank-you. So, bye. Step Forty; watch them leave. Step Forty-One; that’s a big bummer.
I’m gonna have to get back to work and fix some stuff to stabilize the ship and hope we wiped out…unfortunately while we tried to save one frog spawn, we may have wiped out an entire spawn [00:50:00] of fern-based beings. Not sure if that’s any irony. Step Forty-Two; we’re gonna have to get cozy in the cockpit because I’m not gonna be able to fix the hull. Step Forty-Three; use the privy. Take your turns. Don’t leave Oso alone with the eggs after midnight. Step Forty-Four; fix the stuff while the kid watches you with love and amazement and thoughtfulness. Step Forty-Four B; use the privy again. Step Forty-Five; don’t eat the eggs, kid. Step Forty-Six; take off while the ship shakes a lot and we de-fern it. Step Forty-Seven; wake me up before you go, go ‘cause I’m not planning on going solo.
Sweet dreams. Oh, Step Forty-Eight; only a forty-eight-step plan. Don’t eat the eggs, but keep a egg hidden in your pocket for later. Ha-ha. Okay, and then the episode ends with the…that was the end of the episode after Oso sneaks an egg when everyone’s sleeping that he had in his pocket. Okay, so then the episode ends with the…I don’t think they’re storyboards ‘cause they’re too artistic and beautiful. I mean, not that storyboards aren’t; storyboards are just usually a little bit faster put-together, so maybe these were concept art? I don’t know. Probably that’s what they are. One is the fern-based beings. Two is the X-Wing chase. Three is the hot tub. Four is the Sedaris card game. Five is the frog on the ship. Six is the crash in the show with the X-Wing flying by.
Seven is running away from the fern-based beings. Let’s see, and actually, they even add some motion while spraying the fern-based beings, and the frog woman running. Eight is surrounded by fern-based beings at your ship. Nine is in the cockpit while the fern-based beings surround your ship, and ten is being saved by the X-Wings. Alright, so we got time for a couple facts, here. A sector is one thing that came up this episode, so I went over to starwarsfandom.fandom.com. According to this, a sector is an area of space framed by an artificial boundary for political, economic, or military organization. Groupings of inhabited systems organized themselves into informal sectors before the Infinite Empire.
The Galactic Republic was the first body to try to make standardized sectors, a maximum of fifty star systems that are inhabited after rapid exploration caused many sectors to grow larger than their size. Then some of them even got up to 1,000 inhabited systems. That’s 125 inhabited systems per sector. At some point, they tried…there was too many sectors. There were some they were called the Ruusan Reform Reformation and 1,000 BBY. They reorganized the galaxy into 1,024 sectors and even sub-sectors, but that was problematic ‘cause some had a little bit of worlds in somewhere like barren stars. Chancellor Palpatine reversed the moratorium on new sectors and created new sectors by dividing up larger ones.
By Republic Law, in a state of emergency, an appointed governor could coordinate military action with a senator of a troubled sector. This was what Palpatine exploited during the Clone Wars. Then when the Empire took over, Moffs; M-O-F-F-S, replaced senators…governors with sectors and sectors were expanded or collapsed together by the Moffs under Palpatine and delegated by Palpatine. Unincorporated territories wishing to be a part of the Empire became new sub-sectors or were added. Yeah, some were based on the primary planet; like, Alderaan became the Alderaan system and then the Alderaan sector. Sector maps; there’s maps of the sectors, the Outer Rim, the Mid Rim, and the Expansion Region. Let’s see, I don’t know…that’s in legends. I don’t know what canon means.
In canon, a sector is a space of land framed by a artificial boundary that contains solar systems. It’s just not as expansive. The canon just says it’s basic. Alright, I wanted to look up jet packs here on Star Wars Fandom while I’m here. Jet packs were a area of transportation. Mandalorian armor was equipped with jet packs. Some clone troopers had jet packs. Galactic Empire had jump troopers, First Order jet troopers, Sith Eternals jet trooper, clone jet pack trooper. Known models include the JT-12, the Z-6, and the rocket packs. Let’s see, that’s in canon. Let’s see what legend has. I just want to see what we know about fuel and stuff. They were worn on the back, wrist-mounted control, or verbal controls. A jet pack funneled air and fuel through miniaturized turbines which caused thrust.
You had to have some…you couldn’t go very high and you had to have some atmosphere to have thrust. Sometimes they created a cloud of exhaust or dust to help with getaways. Directional exhaust nozzles helped control the flight path and they had a gyro-stabilizer. Downsides to the jet pack’s agility were the device’s 30 kilo weight, so that answers one question for this episode. Most models could only carry enough fuel for around twenty bursts of thrust, so that’s another one. Often a repulsor pack was a more viable alternative. Let’s see, yeah, you could also use it, I guess, as a parachute. There’s a little bit about that. Let’s see what a repulsor pack is. A repulsor pack has repulsor lift technology. They’re more efficient than jet packs; longer flight, but they only worked inside of a gravity well.
No idea what any of that is. A repulsor or repulsor lift engine is a repulsor anti-gravity technology capable of levitating an object. It’s created by forming sub-nuclear knots of space-time by enormous, unmanned power refineries encompassing black holes. Repulsor lifts were widely used and they were used on every vehicle…virtually every vehicle. Repulsor lifts only worked in a gravity well as the technology required mass to push against. Like, on Alderaan, an anti-grav range was approximately six planetary diameters. Repulsor lifts used minimal power and reliable enough to be utilized continuously. Repulsor lifts could be assembled in raised clusters or veins studded with microcoils of gravitic knots. These units were mounted on a vehicle or spacecraft on the underside.
I don’t understand any of this. Repulsor lifts, speeder bikes, land speeders, air speeders, and star ships that operate in gravic well…gravity wells…let’s just figure out what is a gravity well. I mean, does it have gravity well on here? Gravity well; a gravity well is any location where a gravity field existed. That would be any planet with gravity, right? I mean, there was also ships with gravity wells. I don’t know. I mean, we’re at the limits of my understanding of anything which is always a good place to be. Speeder bikes; larger history. The five planets of the Corellian System possessed massive repulsors on their surface. They were so powerful, they could destroy ships in space and even stop the fire power of Centerpoint Station which created gravitational shifts strong enough to [01:00:00] destroy stars.
Let’s see, there’s even asteroid shepherds. I don’t know. I guess this is a little bit beyond my thing, but that was just a little bit about repulsor jet packs, gravity wells, and of course…yeah. I guess that’s just a little bit…that’s all we need to know. I was gonna look up those jet packs. Let’s see if I can find those links again. JT-12…yeah, the JT-12 was a personal jet pack worn by clones. Also, it had a launcher, so that could be why…oh yeah, both models were fengoed by Jango Fett. He lost his JT-12 once upon a time. That’s one that was created by Merr-Sonn Munitions. What was the other one? Z-6. Let’s see if it has a link for Z-6, even. Jet packs…I could have sworn…notable usage…Z-6 jet pack; here we go. Oh no, this one…Z-6 was produced by Minitrons. Oh, this is the one worn by Mandalorians.
Jango Fett also wore one of these, and Boba Fett. This one was…a Z-6 could hold enough fuel for one minute of continuous operation. Maybe we should go back and see what the JT-12 had, if it could hold longer. Let’s see, the JT-12…Misko…Geonosis…Mace Windu…somebody…modified version was used by clone troopers and the Z-6…similar to Z-6, the fuel tank held enough fuel for one minute of continuous operation; twenty-three-second blasts which could move you 100 meters horizontally or 70 meters vertically. Not very far. I don’t know, that’s interesting. Just a little…facts. Yeah, goodnight; I hope you’re snuggled up like Oso against the Beskar steel as you get your rest. Goodnight.
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