I very much enjoyed the first episode. It moves at it's own pace but I didn't think it was slow (the episode was only about 40 minutes). It's good and that reveal at the end was awesome. Definitely looking forward to more of this.
-First off, shout out to the musical score by Ludwig Goransson which is rightly getting a lot of love. To me, it felt like the score you would hear in an 80s fantasy movie. I loved it.
-Horatio Sanz was the guy The Mandalorian captures in the beginning. I kept wondering who that was.
-Nick Nolte is the voice of the wrangler who helped The Mandalorian. I have spoken.
-The look of the show is tremendous and definitely captures the original film's feel.
-I hope that's not the last we see to IG-11, who was a very entertaining character.
-I had heard about Yoda's species appearing on the show but the end still took me by surprise. Props to Jon Favreau for coming up with that as the central plot, which works and is something I never expected.
-This episode was directed by Dave Filoni, who is also an executive producer on the show. Dave has worked his entire career in animation and served as George Lucas's supervising director and right-hand man on the great Clone Wars animated series. Clone Wars showed how effective GL could be when he has the right people around him and Dave is one of those guys. Mark my words, Dave Filoni is the future of Star Wars.
As a long-time Star Wars fan, it is exciting to finally see it brought to live-action televison. It did not disappoint and I look forward to more.