Humpday Dump – The We Now Know Where Boba’s Budget Went EditionThe Dark Herald
I just enjoyed an Episode of Boba Fett?!?!?
What the hell?
How did that happen?
Easily as it turned out.
Step 1, make sure Boba Fett is NOT in his own show. At all. Not even a little bit.
Step 2, make sure the Mandalorian is.
Step 3, drain the effects budget from the rest of the series and pump it all into, what is basically, an HOUR-long episode of the Mandalorian.
This is probably the best episode of the Mandalorian since the pilot. The opening scene finally gets us off of Tatooine and on to… Ringworld?
Yeah, it’s a Ringworld, no question. Took long enough for somebody to rip that off. Mando has some, believe it or not, character progression. The drama was good, the story was certainly better than anything else on the Book of Boba Fett. I think Faverau must not have had any real engagement with the show until a few months ago and that left him reeling, “Oh my god, what has Rodgriuez done? This disaster is actually worse than any of the Marvel shows. I have to save this situation somehow or Kennedy is back in charge.“
So he made one Episode of the Mandalorian and drained 80% of the Book of Boba Fett to do it. It won’t save the series but has people talking about Mando in a positive light again.
This is a side-splitting, hilariously incompetent video on how to build a gaming PC. Even if you haven’t built a PC before and have no clue how to do it, let me assure you, you know more about building a PC than this guy does. For one thing, you would not call zipties “tweezers.” For another you probably own a phillips head screwdriver, this assclown was using a Swiss army knife.
The truly funny part is that this video was made by The Verge, which is Vox Media’s tech subsidiary. And they produced something this droolingly incompetent. The YouTube tech reporter’s name is Stefan Etienne, which is Steve in two different languages. Any way Steve-Steve is clearly and obviously a journalism major because no one else on this Earth could possibly be this useless.
David Tennent to return to Doctor Who?
Maybe. The BBC will neither confirm nor deny, which means they are in talks.
Doctor Who is in such bad shape that the normal course of action would just be cancel it and give the show another try in 15 years. However, the BBC is in a uniquely horrible situation. They can’t produce anything new that someone wants to see, and they can’t repair of their properties themselves because they have been converged to the point where they can no longer perform their primary functions. Their biggest source of income is taxation and that looks like it’s coming to an end.
They need a win and their only hope of one is to turn the reboot of Doctor Who over to someone else. In this case Sony. Credit where it’s due, Sony is the closest thing Anti-Woke entertainment there is in 2022. Spiderman, Ghostbusters, Venom, Fatherhood, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. It’s not hard right but it’s the first major studio to take back any ground at all from the Woklings. And boy have they screamed about it.
Woklings are also screaming about the possibility of David Tennent returning to Doctor Who. It’s not just that it’s going to be taken away from a woman and not given to a black woman. It is the fact that Tennent as the Doctor guarantees an opening night audience way bigger than anything Jodie Who has been able to attract during her entire run. This is hardly a guarantee it will be successful let alone good. But for the moment, I’m just enjoying the screaming.
Okay, I’m done here.