While there was some suspicion at first, it seems to be universally agreed upon that The Mandalorian has been a hit for Disney Plus. The series is the first live action Star Wars television show, and as such there were some pretty massive expectations ahead of its premiere. But ever since the first episode was released, fans and critics both have, for the most part, pretty much praised the series – and every episode released after thus far has received similar praise. But when the fourth episode titled Sanctuary was released, one fan noticed a production error within the episode. As you can see down below, it appears that a boom mic was left exposed during a scene between the titular Mandalorian and Omera.
Of course, most fans watching the episode didn’t actually notice the boom mic mistake. Nevertheless, it does mark a pretty massive error considering Star Wars is such a hugely protected property. It makes one wonder whether or not Disney will go through the effort of cleaning up the mistake or if the episode will remain unedited.
The fourth episode, titled Sanctuary, was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. Her father Ron Howard was actually the director of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which makes the two the first father/daughter directing duo when it comes to the Star Wars franchise.
While the error is a bit jarring once it’s been noticed, there is something fun about finding the mistake. After all, exposed boom mics are a trademark of low budget filmmaking. And while Star Wars and especially The Mandalorian aren’t considered such, it does make a nice callback to the smaller scale productions of A New Hope and the older films that continue to influence the Star Wars franchise to this day.
And regardless, The Mandalorian is still an example of quality storytelling that most fans have been enjoying. Hopefully Disney continues this standard of quality with future Star Wars projects.
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