This might come as a shock, but many of my friends are Star Wars nerds. Two of the biggest Star Wars fans I know are veteran videogame journalist Paul Semel and former videogame journalist Chris Baker (Official PlayStation Magazine). When I thought about dedicating an episode of RPadTV 3000 to the first season of The Book of Boba Fett, they were there first people I thought of for guests. Thankfully, they agreed to swing by!
The Book of Boba Fett has been getting rave reviews and venomous criticism in the corner of the Internet that I hang out in. Some fans love it for adding more high-quality Star Wars content to Disney+. Others hate it for fleshing out Boba Fett’s story and taking away from the mystique that made him so cool in The Empire Strikes Back.
Now here’s the part where I warn you that there will be spoilers ahead. Now turn on your spoiler shields and lock your S-foils in attack positions!
Personally, I enjoyed The Book of Boba Fett as a whole. The first three episodes were “fine” for me. I enjoyed episode four. I loved the Mandalorian-focused episodes five and six. And I enjoyed the finale.
The (minor?) criticisms I had were that the pacing was slow in the first four episodes and Boba Fett’s plan to “rule with respect” was idiotic. No one should’ve been surprised when most of the factions in Mos Espa betrayed him, while his one ally was blown up. For a guy that spent decades as one of the most feared bounty hunters in the universe, he should’ve known better.
Anyway, check out the discussion above for more thoughts on The Book of Boba Fett from two of the most hardcore Star Wars fans I’ve ever met. Paul Semel and Chris Baker are excellent people with lots of great thoughts on the series and where it could be going.