The Book of Boba Fett: How to watch the new Star Wars series, Episode 5 breakdown, and what is a N-1 Starfighter?

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The Book of Boba Fett, the new Star Wars TV show teased at the end of The Mandalorian Season Two, is set to finally arrive on Disney Plus.

Three trailers released for The Book of Boba Fett, including the most recent one that came out on December 20th titled ‘Authority’, h inted at the return of the green-armoured bounty hunter, Boba Fett.

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His armor might be a little more banged up than it used to be, but he will return to Tattooine, the scene of so many Star Wars adventures.

Joined by sharpshooter Fennec Shand, it seems that Boba Fett will be stepping into Jabba’s long-empty shoes.

Here’s when The Book of Boba Fett will be released on Disney Plus, and what time we can expect to see what Boba will do in the power vacuum left behind by Jabba and his minions.

When is The Book of Boba Fett coming out on Disney Plus?

The first episode of the new series was available to stream from December 29th, coming just before the close of 2021.

New episodes will drop each week on Wednesdays at around 8am UK time – premiering on the channel at 3am Eastern Time.

The first season is expected to have seven episodes, each dropping weekly like other Disney Plus shows, like Hawkeye and Loki.

What does The Book of Boba Fett trailer tell us?

The infamous bounty hunter seems to be turning over a new leaf in his own show. Photo: Disney.

Facing down Jabba’s old captains with sharpshooting assassin Fennec Shand at his side, Boba seems to be keen to usher in a new era.

“Jabba ruled with fear,” he says. “I intend to rule with respect.”

Along with the trailer title ‘Authority’, it seems that Boba Fett is returning to take his place at the helm – and there’s enough action and thinly-veiled threats to suggest that we will still see the notorious bounty hunter in action.

We’ll have to wait until the show airs to see how successful Boba Fett’s attempt at building a more peaceful criminal empire will be.

Boba Fett will be joined by sharpshooter Fennec Shand. Photo: Disney.

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When is The Book of Boba Fett set?

Minor spoilers for the first episodes of the show below.

The Book of Boba Fett is set around 9 BBY, following the end of the latest season of The Mandolorian.

The series also features flashbacks to what Boba did after falling into the Sarlacc pit in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, which would have occurred in 4 BBY.

Starring Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand, The Book of Boba Fett follows at least two characters from The Mandalorian.

If the trailer is anything to go by, Boba seems to spend a lot of time with his famous helmet off. Photo: Disney.

However, it’s not yet clear whether any other characters from the first show will make an appearance.

It seems unlikely that Grogu will show up, busy training to be a Jedi with Luke Skywalker.

Still, we might see the Mandalorian himself show up or some other more minor figures from the series.

Seeing as we returned to Jabba’s Palace, we might see some more familiar faces and beasts that old-school fans will remember from when Luke and his group were fighting for their lives in the fortress.

The Book of Boba Fett Episode 5 breakdown: What is a N-1 Starfighter?

If you’ve watched Episode 5 of the show, which aired on January 26th, 2022, you’ll have spotted that a familiar face (or helmet) has returned.

Din Djarin, aka the Mandalorian, aka Mando, has appeared once more and is visiting Tattooine to find himself a new ship.

Having asked for a Razor Crest, Mando is disappointed to find a classic spaceship – but long-term Star Wars fans may well recognize the pedigree of this ship.

Also known as the Naboo starfighter, the N-1 Starfighter is a single-seat patrol craft developed by the Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps and used by the Royal Naboo Security Forces for duties such as defense, patrol, and escorting.

In other words, these ships were used on Naboo in defense of the royal family, such as Padmé Amidala, Queen and former Senator of Naboo in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

The episode made several allusions back to these early films, with Din Djarin following the same path as Anakin Skywalker once did on his pod race to win his freedom, with Padmé anxiously watching.

We didn’t see many of the faces we’ve got used to seeing in The Book of Boba Fett in this episode until the very end, when Fennec Shand appears to offer Mando work.

He accepts, refusing payment, but says he needs to visit “a little friend” first, alluding to our Jedi-in-training. We can only hope that Grogu will make his own return in the coming episodes.

The green beskar armor is a little more worse for wear than when it first appeared in the original Star Wars trilogy. Photo: Disney.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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