Watched "The Mandalorian" Chapter 4: Sanctuary from Disney+
Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. With Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Julia Jones, Isla Farris. The Mandalorian teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a village from raiders.

Hello Seven Samurai, but with only the budget for two. This episode seems to be getting a bit pedestrian in comparison with the others. It’s an interesting respite from the tension of the previous episodes and likely the coming ones which likely wrap up a season long story arc. 

It’s definitely a good place to take a break before finishing of the remaining episodes tomorrow.

In looking up the cast, and particularly the lead, I’m noticing that I know this actor incredibly well. I represented him many moons ago, but at the time he was struggling with using half a dozen different names depending on the roles he wanted. It’s interesting to see that all these years later he’s playing the role of a character who never takes off his mask! It also brings into high relief the fact that this is a difficult role to play and a painful character to try to read since there are absolutely no facial cues to read. The character is a cipher with only his actions to judge him.

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I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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