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Why is The Mandalorian shot in such a wide aspect ratio?

According to this article: Cinematographers Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS and Barry “Baz” Idoine and showrunner Jon Favreau employ new technologies to frame the Disney Plus Star Wars series. [...] Shot on ...
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How does a Mandalorian eat food if he never takes his helmet off?

A Mandalorian can take their helmet off when they are all by themselves.1 However, they cannot take their helmet off in front of someone else. If they do, they can't put it back. In episode 4 of the ...
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How to prepare for The Mandalorian?

You shouldn't have any problem keeping up with the storyline of the show if you haven't watched a single movie in the Star Wars franchise. It has a new set of characters and plot elements. As the ...
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Why is The Mandalorian shot in such a wide aspect ratio?

It's shot in anamorphic widescreen - the same ratio as many movies (2.39:1). "Why" could be either… Because of the lenses they chose* or It's fashionable. Letterboxing is 'cool' They used ...
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How does a Mandalorian eat food if he never takes his helmet off?

They do, mostly in private, as seen with 'The Mandalorian' in episode 1.04 tiled, Sanctuary. But just to add: While these rules are important to Mandalorian culture and spiritual practices, they are ...
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How can there be a baby Yoda in "The Mandalorian" when the Empire hasn't been formed yet?

I've not watched all of the Mandalorian yet, but I think you are misunderstanding two things: The Mandalorian is set shortly after the events of the original trilogy of movies, after the fall of The ...
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What are the masks and droids in "The Mandalorian" intro?

The order the droids and helmets are or belong to: Darth Vader BB-8 C3PO Kylo Ren R2D2 A Rebel Pilot A stormtrooper The Mandalorian From CBR, The first image is of perhaps the single most iconic ...
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How to prepare for The Mandalorian?

There is a lot of homage to the previous two trilogies and even elements from Rogue One and The Ewok Adventures too, but that doesn't mean you can't understand or enjoy the story, as it features new ...
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What is the metal that was melted in episode 1?

This is called Beskar. This metal is used to make Mandalorian armor and can withstand blaster fire. This Esquire article explains its importance for Mandalorians (emphasis mine). This substance is ...
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Was Amy Sedaris' role on Mandalorian counter to the entire Star Wars aesthetic?

A little bit, but not really. TL;DR, while perhaps in some ways the character's aesthetics or Amy Sedaris' more candid comedy may seem a bit over the top and out of place, I would argue you can see ...
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What is the meaning of this question asked by the Mandalorian armorer?

According to the Polygon article "Beskar, signets, and why armor is everything in The Mandalorian": Along with the passing reference to Beskar, the Armorer also asks the Mandalorian if his signet ...
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Why is The Mandalorian shot in such a wide aspect ratio?

One other reason they probably went with the anamorphic CinemaScope aspect-ratio is that it best-enables them to take advantage of this brand new technology they're using for the special-effects in ...
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How was “The Child" found or tracked to the krill farmers?

Tracking fobs are not yet explained in-universe. But the guild uses them to track down the targets. Other targets from the first episode also were tracked with the same device. The Child was also ...
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Is there any John Williams-derived music in "The Mandalorian"?

Yes, there is! Watch the scenes featuring the two New Republic pilots: first in Chapter 9, when the two rescue Mando from ice spiders, then in Chapter 12, when Carson Teva gives Cara Dune with his ...
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What was given to Cara Dune at the end of The Mandalorian S2E4?

It’s Captain Teva’s own Alliance badge. He most likely gave it to her as a show of respect for her loss as well as subtle invitation to her that states, “I respect you… You are always welcome to ...
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Is there any John Williams-derived music in "The Mandalorian"?

Another instance appears in Chapter 13, at 19:53, when You can hear it at about 2:00 here:
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In "The Jedi", why did Lang the mercenary only fake a truce with the Mandalorian? Wasn't it really in his interest?

He wanted to avoid retribution from the population of the city and thought the Mandalorian might prevent his escape. Lang was the lead strongman in a regime that had oppressed, tortured, and murdered ...
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How does the Mandalorian succeed in having his face scanned?

My take on this is that this might be part of the scanning process Mayfeld mentioned when they were overlooking the transport route. "When you get scanned and your genetic signatur shows up on ...
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How to prepare for The Mandalorian?

Keep in mind only a few episodes have been released so far, so any answers may need to be updated to suggest more necessary reading/viewing if any subsequent episodes make additional/substantial ...
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How can there be a baby Yoda in "The Mandalorian" when the Empire hasn't been formed yet?

Just to add on to iandotkelly's answer, While it appears that The Child is a separate character to Yoda, as The Mandalorian season 1 takes place 5 years after Return of the Jedi and Master Yoda's ...
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Are the artworks at the end of each chapter of The Mandalorian concept art or created post-production?

Based on everything I've read and the artist names credited, the message I get from Disney and Star Wars feeds is that these are indeed pre-production concept artworks. https://d23.com/the-...
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Is there a canonical reason that the protagonist of the Mandalorian is still unnamed?

No, you are correct. Most Mandalorians do have names... “The character is very much built on the iconic presence of the Man With No Name in the Sergio Leone movies, played by Clint Eastwood, [and] ...
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What was the opening scene in The Mandalorian S03E06 referencing?

I don't think it's a parody of or reference to anything specific, as much as a very recognizable trope or storyline, with the usual genders reversed (i.e. normally it's a princess supposedly kidnapped ...
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How is Boba Fett alive?

As I remember, C3PO translated something whch Jabba said as meaning that people fed to the sarlacc would be slowly digested over a thousand years. So Jabba claimed that victims of the sarlacc would ...
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How does the Mandalorian succeed in having his face scanned?

They scan the face to monitor who used the terminal. The Empire is in ruins and there are many different factions, so they probably don't have records for every troop from offworld anymore. They might ...
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In "The Jedi", why did Lang the mercenary only fake a truce with the Mandalorian? Wasn't it really in his interest?

It was a calculated gamble Lang's actions are very much calculated to provide the biggest chance of his own survival. Let's take it step by step: Lang faces Mandalorian: At the very beginning of this ...
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In "The Jedi", why did Lang the mercenary only fake a truce with the Mandalorian? Wasn't it really in his interest?

Having put my thoughts in writing, I now got something of an answer: Lang assumed that the Mandalorian entered a truce with some people, but not with others and that he himself would be a corner case. ...
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Does Beskar armor resist lightsabers?

Beskar is newly introduced concept, it's not in the original series. It's able to resist light-Sabres but it can't effectively the Arc-Light Generator which heats up the armour until the person it is ...
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What was given to Cara Dune at the end of The Mandalorian S2E4?

While the idea that it's a medal makes a lot of sense, another possible explanation that also fits the show's "space western" vibes is that it's the Star Wars equivalent of a "sheriff's ...
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Why couldn't they handle that one stormtrooper?

The kind of trooper is actually an Incinerator Trooper/Incinerator Stormtrooper/"Burner", which are a higher and/or more lethal corp classification. Incinerator troopers, also known as the ...
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