Wow, surprised by the early reaction in here. I thought this episode was the first truly great one of the season. THIS was the type of show that I thought we were getting from the very beginning. I could not disagree more about Burr, he just stole an entire episode of a Star Wars TV show. Bill Burr. What a time to be alive.
I don’t quite know what I mean by this, but it “feels” (I know, I know) like they are handling callbacks to the prebuilt universe in the “right” way really consistently. It’s in the Goldilocks Zone.I loved...- the use of the devil species alien - Bill Burr’s mention of (and dig on) the Gungans / Jar Jar Jinks.- the X Wings.
I remember seeing Giancarlo Esposito in a trailer, damn, lets just get a BB/BCS hostile takeover of the whole operation. Bring in Hank, Gomey, Tuco........
Bill Burr is just not a good actor. Natalie Tena also needed to dial it back a bit. She was operating at a 12 when maybe an 8 would have been fine. Maybe she thought she was in Cats and not Star Wars?
The episode was pretty damn good, I thought. Genuinely tense moments here and there. Honestly though, put my dude Clancy Brown in and I'm immediately sold.
- the use of the devil species alien
- Bill Burr’s mention of (and dig on) the Gungans / Jar Jar Jinks.
- the X Wings.
“He was an Imperial sharpshooter”
I hope next season is like “Hey look all these secondary TV actors!
This episode also can be used as a prototype to show players what a cyberpunk heist (like Shadowrun) looks like.
I still think the show is never going to be more than 3 feet deep, but it's a fun 3 feet.
I was fine with Burr though.
This was a good episode, and more along the lines of the first 3.
EDIT- i suppose you could throw the editor in there, since they have influence on what gets used. Though it's hard to know if he had other choices. I remember reading that Ian Holm will read lines 20 different ways and that lets the director and editor have options.