Those scenes fleshed out what Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) endured in the wake of his defeat and the loss of his armor, before jumping into the present, where he and fellow killer Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) have assumed control of the criminal empire once presided over by Jabba the Hutt.
“Jabba ruled with fear,” Boba Fett tells her. “I intend to rule with respect.”
What respect means in the wilds of Tatooine remains to be seen, but the duo almost immediately face an assassination attempt, so resting on his laurels, and throne, doesn’t appear to be in the cards.
The premiere didn’t contain many clues, frankly, on where the overall story is heading, but with such an abundance of action and “Star Wars” nostalgia, nor did it really need to.
More than anything, “The Book of Boba Fett” conveys the impression of a group of folks weaned on “Star Wars” being given the opportunity to essentially transform playing with action figure as kids into an actual series. For anyone who possesses a similar connection to these stories, the almost irresistible temptation is to dive right in with them, until you can almost feel the sands of Tatooine between your toes.
“The Book of Boba Fett” is streaming on Disney+.