The Mandalorian, Chapter 16: “The Rescue” is strong with the Force…

****WARNING! DEATH STAR-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!**** Chapter 16 of “The Mandalorian” closes out the 2nd season of this wildly successful DisneyPlus series, and “The Rescue” offers some massive surprises to both longtime and casual fans alike. I deliberately held off publishing this column for a few hours later than usual, because the spoilers are that big….

The Mandalorian, Chapter 14: “The Tragedy” really shakes things up…

****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS!!!**** The latest chapter of DisneyPlus’ The Mandalorian is now available for streaming on DisneyPlus, and this brief, 32 minute installment packs a lot of power into its short running time. Written by Jon Favreau and directed by Robert Rodriguez (“Spy Kids” “From Dusk Till Dawn”), “The Tragedy” is the very definition of edge-of-your-seat…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 13: “The Jedi” returns…

****CORUSCANT-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!**** The Mandalorian Chapter 13, written and directed by series’ co-creator/producer Dave Filoni (“The Clone Wars” “Rebels”) is now available for streaming on DisneyPlus. Titled “The Jedi,” this episode reintroduces another fan favorite from the animated Star Wars into live-action, and Baby Yoda has a name… “The Jedi.” On the planet Corvus, the…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 12: “The Siege” is another brief but effective episode…

The latest chapter of DisneyPlus’ “The Mandalorian” is now available. “The Siege” is written by series’ producer/co-creator Jon Favreau and directed by recurring guest star Carl Weathers, who also reprises his role of Greef Karga for this episode. And yes, Baby Yoda does some cute stuff, too… ****IMPERIAL FORTRESS SIZED SPOILERS!!**** Chapter 12: “The Siege.”…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 11: “The Heiress” patches things up…

The latest chapter of The Mandalorian is available for streaming on DisneyPlus, and it’s a significant step up from last week’s “The Passenger” , which was, in my opinion, the absolute nadir of the series to date. You can only go up from that one. “The Heiress,” written by Jon Favreau and directed by a…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 8: “Redemption” ends Season One…

****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** The eighth and final chapter of The Mandalorian, “Redemption”, is now available for streaming on DisneyPlus, and it answers a few nagging questions that have cropped up in this short sophomore series of this young series. The episode was written by series’ creator Jon Favreau and was exceptionally well directed by Taika Waititi…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 7: “The Reckoning” exacts a price…

****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** Chapter 7 of “The Mandalorian” is up now on DisneyPlus streaming, and as the second to last episode of the season, “The Reckoning” sees Mando and his allies headed back to Navarro (the Bounty Hunter Guild planet seen early on, but not named until later) for a final confrontation with ‘The Client’ over…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 6: “The Prisoner” delivers a motley crew…

*****REPUBLIC CRUISER-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** Chapter 6 of The Mandalorian is now streaming on DisneyPlus. Directed by Rick Famuyima and written by Famuyima and Christopher Yost, “The Prisoner” is the closest we’ve seen to a standalone adventure in this young series to date. The Prisoner. Mando (Pedro Pascal) lands the Razor Crest aboard a large station, seeking…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 5: “The Gunslinger” gives plenty of ‘new hope’…

*****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** The latest chapter of DisneyPlus’ The Mandalorian series, “The Gunslinger,” is streaming this week. Co-written and directed by series co-creator Dave Filoni (“Rebels” “The Clone Wars”) there are many nods, easter-eggs and homages to the original 1977 Star Wars (aka “A New Hope”) in this chapter, most of them taking place on…