'The Mandalorian' trivia

Nov 13, 2019
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Trivia from The Mandalorian television show 

The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars show and has been released on Disney + Plus (the new Netflix basically). It's a big-budget show which features a bounty hunter that never takes his helmet off.

Sounds a bit like Judge Dredd eh?

Well... he does when no one is looking. 

Here's some trivia that we've learned about it. This will be a living document. 


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  • The show is set five - seven years after the events of Return of the Jedi
  • Bryce Dallas Howard directed an episode. Her father, Ron Howard directed Solo: A Star Wars Story. 
  • Yes, that was a Kowakian monkey-lizard spied roasting on a spit. You might recognize them as being the same as Salacious Crumb from Jabba's Palace.
  • The lead character's ship is known as the Razorcrest and is a practical effect.
  • The dude frozen in carbonite at the end of the line of blocks is Moralo Eval who was featured in The Clone Wars.
  • Disney canceled the ill fated Josh Trank directed Bobba Fett feature film in favour of this show.
  • Spoiler: the creature of the same species as Yoda that is 'rescued' by the Mandalorian represents the third time such a creature has been spied in a Star Wars feature - Yoda of course, and Yaddle from the original version of The Force Awakens and now 'Baby Yoda'.  
  • Lead actor Pedro Pascal was the thirteenth actor from Game of Thrones to appear in the Star Wars franchise.

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  • The score is composed by Ludwig Göransson, who amongst many recent popular projects, worked with Donald Glover on his Childish Gambino identity. He recently won an Oscar for his work on Black Panther. 
  • Nick Nolte auditioned for the original role of Han Solo 40 years ago. 
  • Carl Weathers plays Greef Cargam the head of a guild of bounty hunters. He has the contacts and contracts for the Mandalorian. 
  • Producer Jon Favreau gave Pascal the esteemed films of director Akira Kurosawa to watch before filming began. Kurosawa's films inspired George Lucas's original script for A New Hope. 
  • In S1E2 - sone of the parts the Jawa can be seen to be holding having taking them from the Razor Crest are Volkswagen fuel injection rails. 
  • Update: It was a similar-looking Mandalorian: Bobba Fett appears to make a sneaky blink- and-you'll-miss-it cameo - when the 'Mando' visits the underground Mandalorian settlement to have his new pauldron forged - a Mandalorian wearing a suit of armour that looks a lot like the legendary Boba Fett may be spied. So Fett survived the Sarlacc pit fall after all eh? Here's the picture:bobba fett cameo in mandalorian

  • Pascal was inspired by Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name character from the Sergio Leone spaghetti western films. This is no surprise given, Boba Fett has the same inspiration
  • The ship is called the Razor Crest 
  • Writer and producer Jon Favreau had written four of the scripts for The Mandalorian before he even had a deal to make the show! 
  • The reference to Life Day is I think the second 'new canon' reference to the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special television movie - the same one which Boba Fett first appeared in. The other reference was in the Solo film where we learned Chewbacca's father's name. 
  • Clone Wars veteran story teller Dave Filoni makes his live action directorial debut with the first episode being his to direct
  • In epsiode 1, The Big Bang Theory’s Brian Posehn plays the snowbound speeder Lyft driver who gets eaten by the ice creature. 
  • In S1E2 - when the Jawa drops the item on Mando's head - a distinctive bell clanging sound is heard - this is a straight lift from the classic Looney Tunes style of comedy when a dropped anvil hits someone's head. 
  • Deborah Chow, directed Episode 3 and will direct the full Obi-Wan Kenobi series. 
  • Episode 4 was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard - star of the Jurrasic Park remakes and the daughter of Ron Howards - who directed the Solo film
  • The container in which the Imperial Steel is held is actually the same as the infamous 'ice-cream maker' that was carried during the evacuation of Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back:

  • Thor: Ragnarok director Taikia Waiatiti has directed an episode and voiced the IG killer robot assassin:


  • The Mando's weapon is modeled on a Bergmann pistol. In the same vein, The joystick in the Razor Crest is a commonly used Thrustmaster joystick.
  • Cara Dune is the bad ass Rebel Shock Trooper that gives Mando some grief before teaming up to save the fishing village by bringing down the AT-ST. Played by Dead Pool actress Gina Carano, we suspect the character's name is a play on Carano's last name and a subtle to reference to the Dune novel which had a massive influence on the original scripting of A New Hope.
  • Season One: Episode 4: Sanctuary is basically one giant reference to The Magnificent Seven and the film that inspired it, The Seven Samurai. This is classic Star Wars - many Western films have inspired the past films (John Wayne 's cowboy in The Searchers for example) and the Mandalorian is not short on positioning itself as a Western.
  • That's Dave Filoni as an X-wing pilot in the episode The Prisoner. Filoni directed two episodes of the first Season of The Mandalorian and of course, he wrote and directed most of The Clone Wars animated season:
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  • But that's not all! The other X-wing pilots are directors of season one shows - Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow (who is also slated as the director for the Kenobi show. 
  • British comedian Richard Ayoade voiced Zero in Episode 6. 
  • Matt Lanter who voices Anakin in The Clone Wars played the New Republic Officer on the Prison Ship. 

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Here's some quotes from the Mandalorian.

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Official poster of The Mandalorian.
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Fan art by James Yusufi

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