939 – The Jedi | Mandoborian on Mandalorian Chapter 13 S2 E5
The Child gets a name, and plays in a Jedi game, while spangles and jangles spur you off to dreamland.
Episode 939 – The Jedi | Mandoborian on Mandalorian Chapter 13 S2 E5
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SCOOTER: Friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends of Mandalore, everybody out there, it’s time for Sleep With Me patrons, the podcast you make possible and that puts you to sleep.
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 is keeping you awake. That could be thoughts, you know, things on your mind that you’re thinking about, rumination. Holy cow, when was the last time I talked about rumination? Regular listeners say two weeks ago, Scoots. ‘Cause I feel like I need to ruminate about rumination. I feel like it’s been too long.
I feel like if I had…what’s…not a repose or a respite but something like a break even though I think those both mean a break. Whatever…thoughts, things on your mind that you’re thinking about, feelings; it could be emotions coming up about those thoughts or about something else or they could just be there. You’re experiencing them or maybe you’re not. Sometimes I experience my feelings and sometimes I’m trying to not experience them. It could be feelings, physical sensations, it could be a change in your routine or your partner’s routine or your family’s routine. Could be something else. Whatever it is, especially third, fourth, fifth shift people. So many industrialists have sent me messages recently saying quit talking about the fifth and sixth shifts and the fourth dimensional shifts.
We were trying to keep a lid on that, Scooter. Also, they don’t exist. There’s only three…’cause now the great…it was like, the tipi barons; they’ve been…I don’t think I’ve ever heard from the tipi barons ‘til 2020 and now 2021, but they’re out there. Baron von Scott and then that one…you know, the…well, the Baron von Scott’s the one that reached out to me and said…but now we have police requesting to work on the fifth and sixth shifts and we don’t know what to do. I said well, here’s the thing; I said well, I don’t do that for free. I can’t consult with…and they say you realize this is a monopoly? That’s what happened in 2020. I say, okay. I say oh, I’m sorry, what…oh, this is just an imaginary conversation. I’m supposed to be starting a sleep podcast. Whatever is keeping you awake, I’d like to take your mind off that.
What I’m gonna do is I got a safe place, Charminy soft or whatever. It’s pillowy soft. If you want it, if you want a firmer place or something, I got plenty of room. Also, despite what that…our facilities are stocked, by the way, in our safe place. Whatever that baron said is just not accurate. But whatever it is, whatever’s keeping you awake, I got a safe place here for you to rest, for you to catch your breath and to start to wind down. The way I’m gonna do it is I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones. That’s right, my dulcets are creaky. That’s dulcet. I have no idea…D-U-L-C-E-T maybe. Creaky like a door, dulcet like a shiny bauble, like the audio version of that. Creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders.
That’s where I go…you’ve seen a few of…you’ve seen one of those, and superfluous tangents. That’s when I’ll talk…somehow I gotta talk about rumination. You think Roomy ruminated at all? I mean, would Roomy be…I mean, I’m sure that that’s how Roomy found Roomy’s way to a more mindful place, is probably from a few decades of rumination. That’s just a guess but…because you say wait a second, this ruminate…I’m not cut out for ruminating. But I gotta get to these new listeners. So, I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m here to keep you company while you fall asleep. There’s a lot of counterintuitive things about the show so I just want to tell you about them right up front. The first thing is this is a podcast you don’t really listen to.
You just barely kinda listen, almost in a…not a totally passive way. Humor me; almost like…not like you would humor a friend. I guess ‘cause I gotta earn your trust, right? We can’t just become friends, obviously. You might be skeptical or doubtful, so just humor me like you would someone…like, let’s say you were stopping to…you just say uh-huh, uh-huh. Like, that kinda stuff. That’s the kinda…you just barely listen. Just like when you barely listen to people during the day. Let’s say you’re in line at a quick store, a quick shop and you’re just getting a couple things and someone’s talking to you about something. You might just be…you might have other stuff on your mind or they might be talking daytime…they might be ruminating.
They might be expounding on something they’ve been ruminating about and you might just try to be polite and say uh-huh, uh-huh, okay. Oh, boy. Uh-huh. Yep, well, okay. I got my Twinkies. I gotta go now, thanks. For Sleep With Me, it’s just kinda like that where you’re like uh-huh, okay. Rumination, huh? Okay. Uh-huh, uh-huh. Just Baron…Varon bon Scott. That’s the first thing; bare…you just kinda…this podcast is almost like sand running through your hands. The other thing is this podcast really doesn’t put you to sleep. There’s other podcasts out there that are kinda designed to put you to sleep. This podcast is here to keep you company while you fall asleep and the difference is that you don’t have to listen to me, but that the…that’s why the shows are about an hour and also that I’m here twice a week, is so…but I forgot.
I literally forgot what I was talking about. You don’t have to…I don’t have to…oh, yeah, this doesn’t really put you to sleep. I just keep you company. I got mixed up in the middle of a sentence. That’s why the…I’m gonna be here to the very end so if you can’t sleep I’ll be here to keep you company but most of the time, you just kinda fall asleep at your leisure. You just barely listen to me and then the next thing you know, it’s the next day or tomorrow, ideally. No need to listen, no pressure to fall asleep. The other things to know if you’re new is the structure of the show. The show starts off with a greeting; friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends of Mandabores. That’s the greeting so everybody knows they’re welcome, so you feel seen and invited in.
Then there’s support for the audience, then there’s support for the show, like business. Then there’s an intro. The intro runs somewhere around, I don’t know, minute five or six or seven to minute twenty-something. Somewhere around twelve to eighteen to twenty minutes of introduction. The intro serves the purpose of keeping you company while you wind-down. It could really throw people off ‘cause normally introduction is just a minute or two. You say well, here’s what the show is, this is what the show’s gonna be about, and this is what we’re gonna do. What I found with Sleep With Me is that’s just a little too abrupt for a sleep podcast because then suddenly, at least for me and for a lot of listeners in the early days, they said well, then I’m supposed to fall asleep…then you started the story that I’m supposed to fall asleep to.
That’s a little bit too much pressure. The intro grew over the years to what it is today and that’s so that you can ease into bedtime. It’s kinda like bonus meanders. That’s the…one day if we have a plush character related to the show…someone remind me to come up with a character named Bonus Meanders. Or maybe it’ll be like, T-Bonus Meanders because maybe Bonus Meanders would be in a suit. T-Bonus Meanders, the…would be the…and Baron von Scott. I think they…maybe one day they’ll be in a story together. But I forgot what I was…now I got T-Bonus Meanders running around in my brain.
But so, the intro serves a purpose of easing you into bedtime or being part of your bedtime routine ‘cause Sleep With Me is…for some people it does work very fast, but for most of us and the way the show is designed — it’s great if it works fast for you — is that it’s meant to ease you into bedtime, as…so, as part of your [00:10:00] wind-down whether you’re in bed or you’re getting ready for bed, to give you some distance from the day. That’s why it goes on and on and on. You can skip it, though most people find after two or three tries, that they really enjoy the intro. But yeah, 2% or 3% of listeners and a few thousand patrons enjoy just listening to the stories. So, if you’re listening on this feed, you just start the show around twenty minutes or something. That won’t be exact but that’ll get you close.
That’s the intro, then there’s business between the intro and the story. That’s kinda the main place where podcasts have their business. That’s called the mid-roll even though it’s…it’s called the mid-roll even though it’s not in the middle of the show. It’s the first…it’s after the first quarter of the show. We’ll get that done, then we start the bedtime story. Tonight, it’ll be a recap of the Mandabore…Mandalorian, Mandaborian from Season Two and oh boy, we’ll be talking about baby Oso and some people may say this podcaster doesn’t know his Greef Kargus…he doesn’t know the difference between Greef Kargus and Reef Kargus. Also, it’s not Kargus. I say you’re right, and it’s not Greef or Reef. I’d say well, they’re…it’s a family, okay?
Just because you don’t know about the greater Kargus group and I do…that’s how I met T-Bone, whatever. What was that part of my brain? T-Bone Meanders? But so, you’re right; I don’t know my Greef Kargus from my Reef Kargus, though I may write some fanfiction now. You say yeah. I’m the boring Kargus brother, not even an accountant for my brother’s…we were twins, not like those Solo twins, though. I always spent most of my time solo, at home. Greef…that’s Greef Kargus, I think. Or no, maybe it was Reef Kargus. But I love…I know I’ve never scuba dove, but I love reefs. Yeah, that’s my hobby, is thinking about reefs. Oh, reefs; did I say reefs? I meant wreaths; wreaths. Anyway, so, then the…that’s what we’ll talk about, the Mandalorian, in a very meandering and indirect way.
I kinda get fixated and go off-topic and stuff. Then there will be thank-yous at the end of the show. That’s the structure of the show. The reason I make the show is two-fold. One, you deserve a good night’s sleep. You deserve a place you could rest and get a good night’s sleep. You just deserve that. That’s just a fact and it’s also a fact that if you get the sleep you need, your life’s gonna be better and all of our lives are gonna be better. That’s like, it’s just the fact of the matter. That’s important. That’s important to me, to be able to provide it if I can. Now, this podcast does not work for everybody so hopefully it works for you. Then the other reason I make the show is because I’ve been there.
I just read a review from somebody that was a chronic insomniac that doesn’t sleep to the show, and that’s just there listening for some company in the deep, dark night, and that’s why I make the podcast. I make it to put you to sleep but to keep you company when you can’t sleep because I know that lonely, desperate feeling that happens in the middle of the night. If I can take your mind off of that and keep you company and just tell you a goofy story or be silly…and then either I keep you company, maybe I make you barely giggle, or you fall asleep. That’s why I’m here. So, yeah, so those are…those two things. I think that’s it for the stuff of the show. I was just thinking of rumination. I mean, it’s not a bad word to say, though it feels heavy in the mouth; rumination.
I mean, I think because it’s a…it’s got a heavy load to bear. It’s so close to ruination. I don’t know if you just change a couple letters or what. Rumination is like…that one’s hard for a dyslexic to spell. Ruin is R-U-I-N. Rumin…ramenation…is there a ramen place called Ramenation? Because there should be. I would presume there is somewhere. It’s almost a little bit hard to say. Ramenation. You’d have to think of some reason…you say, why is it called Ramenation? You say well…and you say okay, which…first of all, which nation is it in? Typical US…I’d say okay, well, we have a globe with every…at least every continent, we have different ramens. It’s Ramenation. That’s international. That’s not…oh, okay, so, right, we have to rethink this dining concept. Is it gonna be fast-casual? I don’t know.
I never know what that means. We’ll be like the place where you go up and you order from the place. Well, that might just work with your concept ‘cause you have the ramen already ready in the bowl. Okay, somebody patent this please. I own this idea, just so you know. Then you have the broths and then the toppings. Ramenation. Ramenation; where ramen is possible for dinner…you know, for a fast-casual meal. Okay, so anyway, that’s…I’m basically here just to keep you company if you’re ruminating. If you’re ruminating on ramenating or ruination or anything else, I’m here to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff because you’re important and your sleep’s important. I appreciate you coming by. Like I said, not everybody…this show just doesn’t work for everybody but usually when people come, they’re skeptical or doubtful which is totally normal.
Alls I can say is give it a few tries and see how it goes and see if it works for you. That’s what most reviewers say; it takes two or three tries to get used to his creaky, dulcet tones, his pointless meanders, the fact that you don’t listen to him, he doesn’t really put you to sleep, he just keeps you company. He does have to earn your trust in order to lose it. Also, the show’s structured…but yeah, eventually I started falling asleep no problem. Just give it a few tries. See how it goes. If not, there’s a lot of…you can go to sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou and check out other sleep podcasts and stuff out there. But I really appreciate you coming by. I work really hard. I yearn and I strive and I really want to help you fall asleep. Here’s a couple of ways I’m able to do this for you free twice a week.
Alright everybody, it’s time to talk Mandalorian. Time for the Mandaborian on Mandalorian. We’re talking about Season Two, Episode 4, Chapter 12. Can’t remember the name of it but we’ll find out soon. Starts with the old Disney…on the plus and then there’s a recap. We have…I forgot the young person’s name. I just call him…I was calling him fish-person. But aptly…aptly? Is that the right word? Well-played by Horatio Sanz, I think. We see it from the first season, the first episode when he gets busted by the Mandalorian. Oh, is that me? Must be some mistake. I could get you credits. Mandalorian says carbonite or no carbonite? He ends up carbonized because he ran away, I think. Then they’re scanning…Werner. We got the Werner…paging Dr. Werner.
They’re scanning baby Oso. Mandalorian…this is from…this is in the days of the floating pram which we just lost recently. This is floating pram 1.0. Asset’s important to me. Dr. Pershing who’s the doctor and Yoda…but not Yoda. I don’t know, I got distracted ‘cause everything is moving so…faster than I can talk. But Mando has to rescue baby Oso from Werner and Dr. Pershing. He says leave the kid alone, man. Then we see Cara Dune in a couple different action shots. We see…who’s that? Moff Gideon in the X-Wing. Mandalorian, Greef Kargus, and Cara Dune parting ways. Then the failed takeoff and landing…or no, the takeoff in…wherever they were last week; Swamp City. Then we have the Lucasfilm and Disney+…or the Lucasfilm and Star Wars things.
Sounds like Dustin from Stranger Things. Oh, that’s the person that they…hey, Oso, did…oh no, this part’s…sorry, we’re not there yet. TIE Fighter, Carl Weathers, [00:20:00] sea ship, know what I’m…know where I’m taking you out. Then Lucasfilm, Star Wars. They run at it…they’re low on gas so they’re trying to fix some stuff. He says okay, let’s try this again. He’s got Oso. Goes, do you have the wires? It’s a little bit of comedy and revealing about the Mandalorian’s character but he’s…this…desperate times calls…call for desperate measures. But again, this is a bit of a high-wire act that they pull off ‘cause it’s a very…piece of classic comedy. Plug the red wire where the blue wire is. Plug the blue wire where the red one is. Do you know what red is? Baby Oso’s talking baby talk.
Plug the red wire in where the blue wire is. Don’t look…don’t put them too close. Okay? Do you understand? Don’t touch…don’t cross the streams. It’s very cute. Baby Oso and the Mandalorian’s exasperation. He says, do you understand what I’m doing? He’s in a little crawlspace that only Oso could fit in. They’re oppositely charged, so…and then we see the comedy, we see the thing. That one’s straight out of an 80s movie but it still works. Smoke…oh, he sounds like Dustin from Stranger Things. I don’t know why I put that but the Mandalorian…maybe just the way Mandalorian…oh yeah, ‘cause Dustin one time was giving directions to somebody over the phone, or when he’s had to give people directions. Red wire, blue wire, what? No, no, no. Red wire, blue wire. One was…be careful.
Zoinks. Steam. How did they get that to work? I mean, that’s what I just said. Worth the sea shoots…then Oso drinks soup. No way. Oso looks his…the Mandalorian drinks his soup but covers his face. He takes a couple ones. Oso breathes loud in this scene. Then there’s a cut. There’s music, I think Mandalorian cheering music. Just trying to see if I missed anything here. Who knows if I missed…? I mean, I missed a lot. I miss you much, as Janet Jackson once said. In between seasons, Oso…okay, so then we have these characters. I thought they were in the Mandalorian forge room. I’m still not positive that they are, but it could be a bar. They’re trying…it’s a pet store without a license. They say well…’cause they’re selling Rikki-Tikki-Tavis, you know, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi?
Oh, it’s Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, my brain just said. Again, if you need another thing to say that puts you in a good mood, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi…has been a while…that was one of those Don Bluth films, I think, that I can’t watch because it’s…it was too powerful, the emotions it evoked in me as a child. Also, I think it was when teachers didn’t feel good. That was one of the few movies we watched; that and I don’t even know what else. Then Cara Dune shows up and she says, do you have a license to operate a…I forgot…mongoose shop? They say no, and we don’t…we’re never gonna have one. She has to actually say okay, please come with me which of course they don’t do. They want to do…not just a break-dancing contest; just see who can spin longer on their back. She wins, of course. She out-spins everybody.
She spins the whole time while they’re still trying to do a back-spin. You know what that is? Then she tries to clean up the place mostly because they had pet tags that said the pets had been…and then a mongoose comes and kisses her. That really happened in the episode, and climbs up her shoulder and says I’ll be your Rikki-Tikki-Tavi if you be the child I’m supposed to watch over. Cara Dune says listen kid, Cara Dune doesn’t need watching over. Have a snack and hit the road. I gotta get…maybe I’ll get all these pets back where they belong. She does that. She takes all the pet tags, too, and heads out. Then we have the open; The Mandalorian, Chapter 12, The Siege. Then we have the…then the next shot is Mandalorian coming in for a landing.
Our closing time…oh, there’s also a argument over the pet shop tips. Clouds, Mando’s coming in, ship’s coughing. Who’s waiting there but his besties. Is it Greef Kargus or Reef Kargus? I always get it mixed up, and Cara Dune, or Cara Dune. Mandalorians can’t even get…Mandalorian’s back door won’t even go down all the way to offload. They say well, we’re a…one of our besties is back. They smile like we have when you see a…you haven’t seen a friend in a while. Mandalorian’s looking shiny. Carl Weathers gives him a handshake. Mando says how’s my credit around here? Something could be arranged. Right, marshal? We learn Cara Dune is a marshal now. He says, my ship’s all jacked up. He says I’ll get my best people on it; the Randy Quaid lookalike and somebody in a helmet.
He said are those your best people? He said yeah, they’re already waiting here for you. Then they want to see Oso. They say oh, is he…have you been taking good care of them? You better be. They say okay, come on. Everybody’s happy. There’s a lot of long looks though at Mando, so I don’t know if…oh, okay, no, I just figured it out. Okay. This took me, what, five episodes? There you go. It’s a little bit of information that you…if you re-watch these episodes as many times as I do, that someone looks back after Mando at around 7:55 and that person reappears at another point. I don’t know if it’s in this episode or another one. Then they go into town. It’s booming. The marketplace looks good. Mando says, I’m proud of all of you. Town looks great. Your ship doesn’t look so great, though.
Marshal Dune is taking care of it. What happened? He says, not…whatever, the New Republic. Not rebels anymore. Greef Kargus says they should leave the outer rim alone. Then they go to a building and Mando says I can’t believe this place is still standing. They say wait ‘til you see inside. I didn’t know if it was his old office or the Werner hideout. Oh, but it’s a classroom. Still don’t know what it is. There’s a C-3PO or whatever type of droid that is teaching. I don’t know if it’s a protocol droid. I don’t know if it’s a protocol class, but this is a strange protocol if you’re…because they just sit baby Oso down at class, right in the…there’s an extra seat. I’m sure Greef called ahead but said hey, that kid that keeps putting his finger in his nose; take him out of his seat.
We got somebody coming in; a special guest. They just sit baby Oso down, again, cuter than can be. All the kids are talking. They can’t believe it. Some people are laughing. He barely sits in his seat…fits in his seat. His shirt looks a little too big. He looks around, though. He’s taking it all in, or they; I guess I’m projecting on baby Oso. I apologize. Baby Oso takes everything in then notices one of…someone eating blue macroons in the middle of class while the teacher’s teaching. Oso says hey, how about one of those for me? With pure body language. The kid goes no, mind your own business. Oso persists, actually. At first though, the kid ignores him. Then Oso says come on, puts his hand out. Then the kid says, no. He says, you’re not gonna share?
You’ve got like, five of them in a pack. How many orbits are in the Kessel System? Anybody remember that? Baby Oso uses the Force to get a snack. I don’t know what…I have no idea what any of those old Force…all the old Jedi would say about that. I don’t think…baby Oso gets…he starts eating one, gets it on his shirt. It just says pond or whatever you say in a video game. [00:30:00] Kids whisper. Class, shore…let me just see. Please know what…I cute…eat some more. Oso helps. Oso helps Oso’s self. What? Thanks. Then fun music. Then we go to the garage. The fish-person’s there and Mando rolls in. Greef says you guys met before, right? He checks some spores or something. Mando says, surprised to see you. He goes, yeah. Mythrol is his name.
He’s been keeping my books but then he vanished, you know? There’s a little bit of this…he owes Karga a lot; 350 years of work. Mando says yeah, don’t forget, I can catch you, too. He goes yeah, I still don’t…I didn’t like being in carbonite. Then Cara Dune says we gotta get to discussion time, okay? Business. Mando says what do you mean about business? Red oil bilge. Oh, Moff Gideon. Oh, let’s see, that might be coming up. Carbonite, business, oh, you have free time. We dumped your kid at the…you gotta get…your ship’s gotta get repaired and the kid’s getting watched at the school. You know, we’re roping you into something, buddy. First Mando thinks about it but he says we could use your help. Help how? Cara Dune fires up this Nevarro map.
Green zone…totally safe, but then we got this red thing down here. Old Imperial base. It was when Moff Gideon…that’s where the troops came from. Been here since the Imperial expansion. It’s not abandoned but there’s not many people in there. But it’s got stuff we gotta get rid of. Mando says yeah, what, do you want me to go in there? Greef says yeah, I want them off my planet. We take out that base, Nevarro could be completely safe; trade anchor for the sector. Cara Dune says and the planet would be free. Of course, Mando thinks about it and he says what are we looking at? Then we have the land speeder…four jets. They shoot across into a gray canyon. Base has got a reactor. We just gotta cut off the coolant and blow it up. Keep the speeder running. We see Mythrol’s drive in.
It’s a cliff base which is always interesting. I don’t know if it’s built into the cliff; obviously so that things can take off and stuff but so, it’s hidden and it has a high ground. It’s in the middle of a canyon in the middle of nowhere. But then Greef Kargus and Mythrol have a lot of back and forth about where to park and how long he’s gotta wait for them. They pull up. Remember, this is a volcanic planet. Remember that show Volcanic Planet? I think that…was that a…which…that was on one of the extra channels. But they go up to the door; door’s busted for the elevator. A pretty good joke; not rated for lava. Imperial trash…and then this was really funny ‘cause he also does that thing. Do you do this where you turn around? The way you turn around to back up.
Mythrol says alright, hit me up later when you want me to pick you up. I’m headed out. Kargus says park your gills. He says, I’m dehydrated. Then he says, get a flange cutter and get to work. He says, I hate to leave my speeder behind. Then Mando jet packs up. He says, I’ll be back. He jet packs up to the base. Sit tight. Lots of talk…Mythrol does a lot of rumbling to himself which is funny. He’s trying to get the door open with a bolt cutter. Cara Dune’s like, can you pick it up? He goes look, lady. She says, I’m sorry, you don’t talk to me like that. They say dank farrik. Then, what do you call it? A storm trooper falls asleep and they say, let’s take the elevator. Mythrol says, no thanks. She says well, the lava tide’s gonna come in. He says, okay. But he didn’t think about his land speeder.
Then we see a wide shot of the base. They get off the elevator. Mando’s taking care of a couple storm troopers. He says, I thought this base was empty. They say well, kinda empty. Reactor…we just gotta drain the cooling again. That’ll be it for the reactor. Then you say look, this is some…Mythrol says look at this old…what does he call it? I wrote down one thing but the closed captioning is saying something else. What did I say? Mid-century marauder. I thought he said mid-century marauder but he says something else. Check this out. There’s some…a lot of wind, good music. Hey look, treks…mint Trexler Marauder. But I think it’s mid-century ‘cause…I don’t know. Everything’s mid-century. You say, what kind of style is that? Okay.
The doors, music’s…they go through a hall with speeder bikes. Command calls…the security feed’s down in the shuttle bay. That’s from the command center. Then Cara Dune does a little Vulcan action on the head officer in the control room. You said, check your relay hub. She says, I’ll check your relay hub, bub. Caress off, key handy find, heat shaft, TK-147. Mythrol uses a cold cylinder. Lava pit…whoa. Let’s see, yes, they find a key…a key code. I don’t know what they call it; a code tumbler or something. They go in the hall. They’re doing some fast walking, access corridor. They dodge a couple storm troopers. They say, check it out. TK-147, Section 4. Scan control’s unreliable. Send a tech crew. Mando leads the way. They say okay Mythrol, slice the door.
He says well, I got the code cylinder, or Greef Kargus says that. They open one door, then they open another door. They’re in the spot they need to be in and they say whoa, and Greef says Mythrol, you go over there and do it. He says, there’s no guardrail. Drain the coolant lines. We’ll watch the door. He goes, I don’t like heights, heat, or lava. He says, get moving, man. He has to climb out there. It’s like analogue buttons, so he starts pushing buttons. Then he realizes oh, I’ll use the code cylinder again. They say come on, hurry up. Analogue button’s off. He shuts it off with the cold cylinder…code cylinder. Clacks and start ringing. 18:15 I said to pause it. Let’s see what it is. 18:08, 18:07, 18:11. Huh, I don’t see anything. It clacks and start ringing at 18:15.
Mind running…oh, no, okay, this is what happens; so it’s not 18:15. They say alright, the lava’s starting to boil. It’s actually around 18:25; there’s another shot with the Mando running full speed down the hall. The second shot he’s not running full speed but he just was the cool one you don’t really see that often. Of course, all the storm troopers now are like oh boy, there’s alarms going off. This can’t be good. They see something. They go back another way, then they go into this room and we learn from the other one that the scientists, Imperial scientists, wear a certain uniform, or science officers. They go in and they find these two dudes trying to mess up all the hard drives. They even try blastering the hard drives. They go into this room and there’s all these aqua chambers with fish in them.
They say, what is going on here with all these fish? Never seen anything like this. Very…I don’t know if I like it. I thought this was a base. Karga says this isn’t military; this is a lab. She goes, we gotta hack the system. Mythrol, do it. He goes, what about the reactor core? She goes, hack the system, man. Mandalorian says, I don’t like this. Mythrol hacks the system. [00:40:00] He also has a comedy move where he says excuse me to one of the former scientists. The scientist from…that worked for Werner shows up, Dr. Pershing. He says yeah, we tried but the experiments aren’t working. It was promising but then now it’s not working anymore. We’re out of juice. We’re not gonna find any other thing with more superfoods.
Unless we have a volunteer that has more superfood juice…he goes, we can’t do anything. We’ve exhausted everything. It was just a kid, so that Oso was oh-so cute. You could only test so much…and he says that these…if we want to continue, we gotta get the child back. I won’t disappoint you, Moff Gideon. Don’t worry about it. Mando says, this has gotta be old ‘cause Moff Gideon’s out; crashed his X…or TIE Fighter. Mythrol goes, this is three days old. Sorted it by time. Mando says, hm. So does Greef Kargus. Gideon’s alive. Then some storm troopers show up and we have a bit of a showdown which, you know, is natural, fun. Same dude with Werner, IRM got…exhausted supply, child, small access to donor, Moff Gideon, three days old, storm troopers. Mando says I gotta go get the kid.
They say okay, let’s split up. So, he jet packs off. Dune, Kargus, and Mythrol, they go another way. They have to deal with a lot of storm troopers playing laser tag. Mando is definitely highly effective in his moves. He heads back the way they came. Cara Dune and Greef work well as a team with Mythrol in back-up. Mando shoots into the lava shaft, flies up it. If you’re a storm trooper, you see a Mandalorian, just run for your…run. That’s all I could tell you ‘cause…does not work out. They almost shut down the thing. That’s one thing I noticed ‘cause they head to the controls. But Mando gets to the top of the base. The storm troopers are still trying to figure out that Mando takes off with his jet pack. Then Team 2, they have Mythrol open a door.
They get out to the landing bay where they saw the mid-century tank but then the elevator door opens with a bunch of storm troopers. They’re pinned down behind some cargo. They say okay, we’re pinned down. Cara Dune says what do you…no, there’s a mid-century tank over there, mid-century marauder. She runs for it; cover me. She gets in, starts that thing up. She says come on, come on, sweet baby, or baby girl. She says, let’s see what you can do. She starts the engine and pulls up, blocks the way so Kargus and Mythrol can get in. Let’s move. What are you waiting for, an invitation? Go, go, go. They get on board. She closes up the door. They try to go one way but the door is closed, so they can’t go that way, so she does a 3…no, a 180, I guess. Not a 360.
She goes…two of the storm troopers get out of the way. She jumps, does this big jump which was super-cool, except that they land on…and then there’s…very much like a movie where they’re like, whoa! That kinda thing. They land on Mythrol’s land speeder, unfortunately. That doesn’t work out for him. He’s a…that was my speeder. Then they take off again. One of the storm troopers looks and then, I don’t know how many, five or six…what do you call those things? What are those things called? How come I can’t remember? Something speeder. Speeder bikes. They head out but it’s…a couple of people, it must have been their first day on a speeder bike ‘cause they said what is…why’d you take a job as a speeder bike pilot if you can’t ride a speeder bike? Which is a common thing.
But these two…two of them crash before they’ve even gotten off the base property. I just would say to myself…I don’t know. I guess I thought I had a joke for it but I don’t. Well, I had a question about it, like two down on the side; get out. Oh, so then they try chasing it. There’s three that make it and then Greef Kargus hops on the defensive system, uses the defensive system right away to defend against one of them. One down. Then the two of them do a split move; they each go up to the side of the mid-century marauder. Well, that should be the name of a wrestler; the Mid-Century Marauder. I guess they’d say that for a boxer like as part of their…the Mid-Century Marauder, the tank of…from, you know, wherever. One of the speeder bike people climb on the marauder.
The other one gets too close to the side and Cara takes him out. The one is on the top and he says, I’m just gonna leave a little present for you, Greef. Greef says no, I have defensive systems trained on you, and he laughs. He says great news; we’re free. But we see four TIE Fighters take off and also the base…the first time I watched it, I did not notice the base went bye-bye. But…and I said oh, did the base make it? Someone corrected me; my daughter. She said no, the base went bye-bye. They say, we did it. We’re headed home. But then the TIE Fighters, four TIE Fighters come in after the mid-century marauder which is not good. Then Greef says okay, let me try to defend against these. Take evasive. I got it. They’re going as fast as they can but, you know, these TIE Fighting pilots, they start adjusting their dials and stuff.
Greef’s got readouts like an 8-bit video game, so he’s trying. He’s trying, he’s really stressed. They’re trying to get him. Cara Dune’s just going side to side. Luckily, I guess ‘cause of the canyon, they can’t all…like, they gotta be lined up. Only one of them can really take the lead of the TIE Fighters. They say, what are you doing back there? He says, you want to do something? Be my guest. Let the magic do the rest. He says, can’t you go any faster? She’s trying to beg this thing on, changing gears and stuff. They’re going through this canyon; pretty sweet. One of the TIE Fighters gets a lock the exact same time, but Greef gets it first. But then that takes out the defensive systems while it lands kinda on the marauder. Greef falls down. They’re almost there but they still have three TIE Fighters on them.
They say oh boy, hurry. We’re almost there. But then they’re in this open plain. Right when they get a lock, right when all hope seems lost, deus…not even…Mando is en machina, Mando and a machine comes. He takes out one, the one that had the lock on them in the Razor Crest. Everybody says yippee-ay, and the kid’s on board eating macroons. Mando says you got that, kid? You see that? Then they have to chase one and it’s like a roller coaster. Oso is loving the action. But I think maybe we’ll look back on this season and say Oso got to experience Oso’s childhood, finally. The Mando’s chasing one of the TIE Fighters, high altitude. Oso’s still eating. I wonder if Disney would let you eat on board like that. Mando takes out one TIE Fighter. Oso cheers; so cute, really. Holy moly.
Then he does this cool flip move, high altitude flip with the brakes, then does a spin move into the other TIE Fighter to dodge it. He just has the pilot outclassed. Mando’s cool as a cucumber. He wins that battle. Looks great, too. Then Greef is watching through binocs and saying [00:50:00] yippee-ay. Even Mythrol’s doing fist pumps. He says, not too bad kid, huh? Then Oso barfs. Oso could use a relief band. Mando says oh, boy. Other than the skills and the devastatingly…the ability to wear a helmet at all times, being handsome under your helmet like Pedro Pascal, all the skills…attitude-wise, me and the Mandalorian are somewhat similar in the fact that he’s grouchy like I am sometimes and he says oh, boy. But yeah, so Oso throws up a macroon, blue macroon poop…puke, not poop.
Still has one left, though. Again, that’s just a perfect balance of comedy. He says oh, boy. Calls Greef; they said good flying, man. He grabs the…he’s trying to clean him and fly. He’s wiping him down. We’ll call it even. Don’t you want to stop for a drink? Sorry, I have some onboard maintenance I gotta take care of, then I gotta hit the road before Gideon. They say good luck, my friend, flying. Then there’s a wipe, a screen-wipe, so some time passed. We see two X-Wings and Nevarro, a town proper. One of the officers is interviewing Greef Kargus. He says, so what happened again? The Razor Crest left, the base blew up. Remember anything else? He goes, no. Okay, so what time did the Razor Crest leave? Greef says what do you mean? Razor who?
They go, we got it on the transponder log. He goes, those things are dysfunctional. Control droids, you know? This isn’t Coruscant, man. They go, do you have anything else to add? He goes, nothing that I can think of, officer. But if something comes to mind, I’ll let you know. I’ll send you a gram. I love that. They…can you hit the…okay, meeting’s done, so the officer leaves. Mythrol’s looking very inquirous. Greef says, what do you want? Cara Dune’s outside so he rolls up…the officer rolls up on her. She’s with her Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. She goes, this is a Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. He goes, you’ve done a great job here. I heard you’re quite a soldier. We could really use your help. She goes, I’m not a joiner, blue. He goes, too bad. He goes, there’s something going on out here, though.
They don’t believe it in the corps, but I know. There’s too many…these aren’t isolated incidents. Someone’s up to something but we need some local support. He goes, I heard you’re from Alderaan. He goes, I served during Alderaan. She gets a pained look on her face and he goes, you lose anyone? She goes, all…hello, Alderaan. Alderaan; everybody that was on-planet. He says yeah, I know, it’s…I misspoke, but I’m sorry. Then he leaves her something which I did have to wait and to find out later is a badge. She’s actually officially the marshal now, I think, but she has a pained look. She doesn’t even pick it up right away. She goes, do you got a badge for my mongoose, too? ‘Cause my mongoose is gonna have to do a lot of defensive work. But he walks off.
Then we see an Imperial star destroyer-type ship, a different model than we’ve…than I’ve seen before. It’s flying overhead. It’s got those big…and then we see an Imperial officer. Looks familiar. I didn’t have a chance to figure out who this was, and they were talking to someone familiar from earlier who says the device is planted. Say great, you’ll be rewarded. Then we see people walking. The officer walks towards the…towards another room, hits a button. Some big doors open and there’s Moff Gideon and steam, man. There’s all these suits. She goes, beacon’s on the Razor Crest, boss. He goes, do you…does he have the asset? She goes, yeah. He goes, okay. Then we’ll be ready. The officer nods their head. Moff Gideon smiles and then looks at one of these giant suits of, I don’t know, it’s some sort of super-soldier suit or something.
I don’t know. Then we see that there’s a lot of them, like one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven…probably twenty-four. The episode ends. Directed by Carl Weathers. First plate is mid-century marauder getting chased. Second plate is the fish tanks in the lab. Third plate is Mando flying over the base in the sky. Fourth plate is Cara Dune and Greef Kargus just chilling. Oh, Mando’s talking to them. Next plate is the classroom. That’s plate five. Mando’s watching class. Six is the bridge of Imperial ship, probably Moff. Then dusk in Nevarro town, plate seven. Plate eight is the pet shop and some effects, but we didn’t even see it in the pet shop, the mongoose with superpowers. Then the base at dusk. That’s number nine.
Number ten is a little bit closer of the base with the mid-century marauder. Eleven is Oso and the cookies. The cookies are different in the initial thing. Oso doesn’t look…Oso already looks like Oso has his tummy ache, and the episode ends. Another enjoyable…really enjoyable episode, I thought. But we’ll have Windy Marstrap here for just a few minutes to talk about some other Star Wars related stuff. Windy, take it away.
Hey everyone, my name’s Windy Marstrap. Windy like the wind, Windy Marstrap, and I’m here on behalf of Sleep With Me to help finish up your…you know, putting you to sleep, like Scooter says. I work for the show. Now somehow, they forgot to contact me for the first few episodes. I listened to them and I said Scooter, did you forget me? Windy Marstrap and my dewback Dewy. We were on the podcast last year. You also forgot…we’ve also been on your May the Fourth…the Force Be With You episodes. Did you forget us? Scooter said oh, no, no, I was building up listener anticipation for your appearance so they’d be ready for you, Windy. I’m a resident of Star Wars. I mean, to you, the…from your world.
I am, by the magic of the fanfiction fantasy machine, I’m from a time long, long ago and far, far away but I’m able to be here with you to give you information. Now, traditionally, I used to…now, traditionally, I provide you…oh, what’s a dewback? It’s a bit like a dinosaur, people say, but I usually talk about regions you could visit, kinda like a travel planner, but this year Scooter said well, let’s keep the…let’s just talk about some Star Wars facts from Wikipedia that may or may not be facts, Windy. You could do that. We’ve talked about Tatooine before, but Scooter wanted me to start off with that. It’s a desert planet and it’s been referred to in the historical films all the way back to the original Star Wars, home of Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker. It’s located in the Outer Rim.
It orbits a pair of binary G-type stars; Tattoo 1 and Tattoo 2. Tattoo 2; I like saying that. It has a indigenous lifeform such as the womp rat, bantha, sarlacc, krayt dragon that are adapted to the climate. Its proximity to the suns make life difficult but it’s located near key hyperspace routes, making it a haven for smugglers and other folks. There’s also debris from shipwrecks and scavenging. Sandworm issues which make it tough to be a nomad. There has been a…an Imperial presence because…and they also use…supplied water because that’s always tough to come by here. We have moisture farmers and some people live in subterranean dwellings. We have indoor crops to supply food.
There is some springs out there in the badlands [01:00:00] of Beggar’s Canyon and that’s what the Tusken Raiders like to do. The Hutts, a family of…they run the underground world and because we’ve been out of the…we were for a long time out of the reach of the Galactic Republic. Let’s see, what else would you want to know? Oh, Mos Pelgo was known as Freetown. It’s a town in the northern hemisphere of Tatooine. That came up on one of the episodes of Mandalorian. There’s two space ports; Mos Eisley…that’s the biggest city, bustling space port, active underworld, wretched hive of scum and villainy once referred to. It has the cantina. There’s also Mos Espa which was where the Boonta Eve…you know why I watched with Scooter?
There was something about the Boonta Eve podcast race from Star Kid. It was so fun. It was very funny. They didn’t do me, though. That was where Anakin Skywalker or Ani…that’s a little bit about Tatooine. It’s mostly a desert environment. It has the Dune Sea and the great pit of Crakoon. That’s a little bit about that. What about Jawas? Now, Scooter said people don’t know everything about Jawas. They inhabit the desert planet of Tatooine, work as scavengers and tinkerers. They pick up broken machinery and fix it for sale. According to legend, they’re bald and pale and that’s why they wear red or brown cloaks. Only their glowing eyes are visible. They use long-abandoned mining sandcrawlers to get around and they can house family units as well as store cargo.
They split up between working onboard and off-board. They’re 1 meter to 1.5 meters tall. That’s three to five feet for those of you in the US. I think that’s it. You could learn more or you could watch an episode and see more. Now, krayt dragon is just this really short…oh, sorry, dewbacks. Scooter said don’t forget about dewbacks. Dewback is an…also native to Tatooine and that’s my best friend, Dewy. Dewy the dewback. Someone said does Dewy doo-wop? Scooter said that. I said, I don’t understand what you mean. I’m from a land far ago…long ago and far, far away. But dewbacks are commonly a beast of burden. You’ve seen them in the movies before. They’re like a L-I-Z-A-R-D version of a bantha in some sense but longer, smoother, sleeker.
They move slowly at night because, you know, but they can go at a brisk pace for short distances. The Empire has used them. They make great…well, Dewy makes a great friend. I can’t speak for every dewback but I can speak for Dewy. Krayt dragons are also from…native to…planet of Tatooine. They have a multi-chambered digestive tract and that’s how mineral deposits known as krayt dragon pearls can become…growing there or form, I guess. There’s the canyon krayt dragon and the greater krayt dragon. The canyon ones live in rocky caves and canyons and our safari ranges. They’re the smallest of the krayt subspecies; yellow-brown camouflaged skin, five horns, a crown ridge, dermal bone plates, and a tail. They usually…they’re part of the circle of life with womp rats and lone banthas.
Then you have the greater krayt dragons which are rare but we saw one up to 100 meters in length, ten legs, blue scales. They love banthas but they can..they’ve been…they’ve had other things to snack on. That’s a krayt dragon, and then Tusken Raiders or is it…the sand people, because you say well, why are you calling them a raider? That sounds very Empire-based. But they’re nomadic. They live on Tatooine. There’s a lot of legends about them that aren’t necessarily true. But they are…they have to…they have a hardy life out there on the desert. They do even search for krayt dragons as part of their adult…journey to adulthood. The most revered member of a Tusken clan is the storyteller who knows the life story of every member.
That’s word for word, so that wouldn’t be what Scooter would be into. We get to see a lot more of their more mammalian side in this episode where before this, we were…they were just depicted as from a very limited perspective. Finally, we’ll cover banthas. Now, for some reason, there’s a…I mean, I don’t…someone really took time on this, this Wikipedia article about banthas. It is long. It talks about everything, even how they’ve been in movies before. They’re said to be a favorite among fans. There was even a bantha puppet at the New York’s Village Halloween Parade at one point. Let’s see what facts I could give you without having to go too deep into this one. How come dewbacks don’t have as much…? Well, I guess banthas are cute. They have lips and horns.
They’re also a beast of burden used by Tuskens on Tatooine, one of the first non-human-type characters introduced in the Star Wars fictional rendition of life in my world. They were originally portrayed by Asian…an Asian elephant from Marine World. It was filmed in Death Valley. This is a fictional version. The elephant’s gait also served as a model for the movement of AT-AT walkers. Biology; they’re large quadrupeds, mammals, thick hair, furry tails, spiraling horns, a bit like your big-horned sheep horn-wise, or a muskox. Let’s see, they…eight to ten meters in height or eight to ten meters in height. I don’t know if that means length…breathe oxygen, live up to a hundred years, gestation period of thirty months. They become adults around twenty years of age.
They can weigh up to 8,800 or 4,000 kilograms. They’re strong, can carry up to 500 kilograms or five passengers. Now, this says their planet of origin is unknown but previously I heard that they were indigenous to…so I don’t know. They’re often associated with Tatooine but they can be found on many other worlds from deserts to tundra because of their fur…keeps out excess cold or heat. That’s a little bit about banthas. I hope you could picture a fuzzy, furry bantha smiling at you and saying good job, good job, good job from…and who else is smiling and saying good job? It’s okay. Dewy was here to keep you company too, just like Scooter will be, my friend Dewy the dewback smiling at you, too. So, goodnight from Tatooine, from all of us at Tatooine to all of you everywhere, particularly you. From me and Dewy the dewback, goodnight.
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