The Mandalorian Unites Star Wars Fandom


Skye Isenblatter , Reporter

   The Mandalorian is a popular television show that debuted in 2019 as a new Star Wars series. It is set after the fall of the Empire and stars a lone bounty hunter called the “Mandalorian.” He comes across the child known by fandom as a child form of the well-known Yoda. He makes it his goal to protect it and find its home. However, he finds out that the child has supernatural abilities known as “The Force.” Throughout the series, the Mandalorian goes on many journeys, doing his job as a bounty hunter while doing everything to protect the child.

Mandalorians are mercenary bounty hunters with a distinctive white armor from the planet Mandalore. They have strict rules and serious loyalty to their people. The main character is Din Djarin, who was brought up as a Mandalorian when his parents were killed in an attack by battle droids. The Mandalorian is played by actor Pedro Pascal.

Junior Harry Pala has been a Star Wars fan for most of his life. “I really think the Mandolorian is one of the best things to come out of Star Wars in the  past few years; the show truly captures the epic sense of adventure and fun that Star Wars is,” said Pala.

The Mandalorian is currently streaming only on Disney+. Currently, there is only one season containing  eight episodes. However, season two will premiere in the fall of 2020.

   The Mandalorian has gained a lot of popularity due to the child, whom most call “Baby Yoda”. Since The Mandalorian took off, baby yoda memes, stuffed animals, shirts, and other merchandise have become popular. After all, many people tend to call The Mandalorian “the baby yoda show” because many people watch only to see Yoda.

“It’s not really a surprise everyone took a liking to him; he’s cute, funny, and it’s always nice to see a character you love and buy recognize in a different form. Baby Yoda is the one thing that truly brought Star Wars fans together,” said Pala.