The Book of Boba Fett

Highlighting a side character popular with almost all Star Wars fans, the Book of Boba Fett is a great success.


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The Book of Boba Fett features an underplayed character from the original Star Wars trilogy.

Boba Fett, despite having little screen time in the original trilogy, became very popular with Star Wars fans due to his quiet and mysterious nature. What started as a sideline character turned into the subject of the TV series The Book of Boba Fett.

The show takes place after Boba was thrown into the Sarlaac Pit at Jabba’s Sail Barge in Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi. After Boba is thrown into the pit, he used his weapons to violently exit it, lost his armor to Jawas, and got captured by Tuskens. The Tuskens are a desert-dwelling people that were known to harass settlers on Tatooine. These Tuskens teach and accept Boba as part of their tribe as time goes on, and as Boba grew more attached to them, he started taking a bigger role in the tribe, like leading them on an attack against spice transporters. Eventually, Boba returns to Mos Espa to build an empire out of the ashes of Jabba’s. The rest of the season was a buildup to the final fight against the Pykes.

The Book of Boba Fett combined action, plot, and a bit of humor to create a wonderful show overall. While it seemed like too many episodes were not centered on Boba, the deviant episodes were high-quality nonetheless. Some fight scenes were lackluster but the others did a good job of displaying Boba’s ruthlessness and fighting skills. In the final episode, Boba riding the rancor was cool, yet also lacked the beastly aspect that the rancor would have, especially after it has been shot by heavy-duty blasters.

This show was great for entertainment and dazzled as a Star Wars show. However, it didn’t seem Boba-centric enough and lacked action in some parts.

A season 2 has not been confirmed for the Book of Boba Fett, however, more material for Boba’s story would be appreciated by Star Wars fans.