Media Minute: Book of Boba Fett

Spoiler Alert: this article contains information about the entirety of season one of The Book of Boba Fett.

Since the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett aired on Disney+ on December 29th of 2021, I have been hooked and enthralled by the series.

The 7 episode series mostly follows the character Boba Fett who is an exact genetic copy of his late father Jango Fett.

We start off the series with a rather eerie series of flashbacks and begin to see the perilous journey that Boba Fett went through leading up to him taking claim to what had once been Jabba the Hutt’s rule over Mos Espa.

Mos Espa, a port city on the desert planet of Tatooine is one of the most highly filmed and talked about cities in the Star Wars universe, having made its first appearance along with Mos Eisley in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope.

The combination of a subtle western theme and the reintegration of the space opera feel really brought back the roots of what makes the Star Wars universe such an incredible experience.

Something that I have fallen in love with when it comes to the Star Wars universe itself is the massive amounts of lore contained in each movie, show, and book. The new in-depth details about the Tusken Raiders’ religion, tribes, and ways of life has been something I have found to be my favorite parts of the series.

We begin to see the long journey of Boba Fett and the adversity he faces in the midst of the power vacuum left behind by the Hutt clan. It’s not until later in the series that we see a rather interesting shift in the plot line and the reintroduction of Din Djarin and Grogu, otherwise known as the much loved and affectionately nicknamed Mando and Baby Yoda.

As the series began to come to an end I found myself worried that they may not be able to tie up all of the loose ends that they have made for themselves in the few episodes that they have left.

With a brewing war between Boba Fett and the Pyke Syndicate, a wealthy and ruthless spice cartel, the split plot line between Mando and Boba, as well as the supposed death of the Marshal of Free Town, I was worried that they had bit off more than they could chew.

However I am thrilled to say that I was wrong to doubt the writers of this incredible series. With the finale of season one having been aired on Disney+ last Wednesday, February 9th, we see an epic display of dramatica, fight scenes, the return of Grogu once again, and the rallying of so many different people to protect the city’s safety and the planet of Tatooine as a whole. With our unlikely duo of Din Djarin and Boba Fett fighting side by side amongst fighters from Free Town, the hired Mods, and even the Wookie known as Krrsantan, we watch the Pyke syndicate fall to its knees in a rather epic display of fight scenes and even an array of Donkey Kong references.

With the rather satisfying finish to this series I am excited to see what they have planned for season three of The Mandalorian due to all of the teasers and crossovers of characters and events between each show.

While the Book of Boba Fett has not yet been green-lit for a second season, I genuinely don’t think that such a masterpiece even needs a second season at all.

I can only hope that this won’t be the last that we see of the intricate character Boba Fett.