Saturday, June 12, 2021

Femnista Article About "The Mandalorian"

I'm confident that no one here is surprised that I wrote about The Mandalorian (2019-) for this summer's space-themed Femnista issue.  Probably, you're just surprised I waited this long.  Click here to read my article, "The Mandalorian: Cowboys in Outer Space," which is all about how surprised I was by this show I now love, and why I classify it as a western show with a sci-fi flavor, not a sci-fi show with a western flavor.

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  1. I *loved* this!!! Linking to it in my latest roundup. Thanks for a great article on a show I loved enormously.

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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    1. Oh, thank you, Laura! I'm SO glad you enjoyed it. And I'm honored that you're sharing it!

      The show was just magnificent as a whole, wasn't it? I did review the first season eps individually last year (links at the bottom of this page), but haven't done season 2 yet. I need to watch all of it at least once more before I can review them, I think.

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  2. I knew it was yours when I saw the title ;)

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  3. Great article.
    The western is the great American morality tale -- and that is the Mandalorian's strength. I appreciated how you emphasized that it is a western that has borrowed the trappings of sci-fi -- on the nose.

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    1. Thanks, Stanley! The western definitely has the morality tale thing going on. And the mythological story structure fits so well within it, which the Mandalorian has in spades as well, with all the quests and magical helpers and so on. Mmm, so good.

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