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  • - [Dan Casey] This episode of Nerdist News

  • is sponsored by "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order."

  • Did you catch all of the cameos

  • in "The Mandalorian's episode six?

  • The first season of of the Star Wars TV series

  • "The Mandalorian's is coming to a close

  • faster than I Han Solo can make the Kessel Run.

  • With only two more episodes left we're gunna have to say

  • goodbye to baby Yoda and brand new baby Yoda memes

  • before we know it.

  • (sipping)

  • But that's not stopping the show from keeping their foot

  • on the accelerator as they rocket to what we can only

  • assume will be some sort of explosive conclusion.

  • In this week's Chapter 6 the prisoner was jam packed

  • with action tension and once again proved why fans

  • are waking up super early on Friday mornings;

  • or staying up late on Thursday nights to watch it before

  • they go to work.

  • - Loock at ya. Asleep on the job old man.

  • - [Dan Casey] Fans praised the episode slick action,

  • badass fight scenes countless guest stars,

  • and gushed over that sweet baby Yoda

  • who pulled it's own version of Home Alone

  • aboard the Razor Crest.

  • However what really has everyone buzzing around

  • the water cooler was this veritable murderers row of

  • celebs in the Sci-Fi and pop culture space that popped up

  • in outer space as guest stars in cameos in this episode.

  • So who'd we see?

  • And why was that one voice so familiar?

  • (robotic grunt)

  • Well before we get into it I have to say this episode

  • will contain spoilers for episode six of the Mandalorian,

  • if for some reason you blacked out and just woke up

  • in this point in the episode. So turn away now if you

  • haven't seen it yet but, if you're sticking around

  • give us a like and subscribe while your at it.

  • (spaceship rattleing)

  • Folks the Mandalorian has not shied away from star

  • studded guest spots in the past with everyone from the

  • likes of Brian Posey, Horatio Sands in the first episode

  • to Amy Sedaros and Ming Na Wade in last weeks chapter.

  • But the prisoner was defiantly more packed to the gills

  • with the guest stars than usual so let's run down

  • everyone we saw and figure out where from the Galaxy

  • much much closer we remember them from.

  • This episode start with the Mandelorian docking on the space

  • station and a job from an old colleague of his

  • named Ranzar Malk, played by Mark Boone Jr.

  • Who you may recognize from Sons or Anarchy, 30 Days of Night

  • and Batman Begins. Mando finds out that the job

  • is to spring a prisoner from a maximum security

  • New Republic prison transport staffed by droids.

  • He's gonna have to work with a team of nareduelles

  • to make it happen. It's let by the former

  • (sarcastic chuckle)

  • Imperial Sharp Shooter.

  • - [Mayfield] I wasn't a storm trooper wise ass.

  • - Named Mayfield, played by Bill Burr.

  • He's one of the many comedians who have popped up

  • in this series so far.

  • And you might recognize him from showing up in things like,

  • Breaking Bad, Chappelle Show, or his own animated Netfilx

  • series F is for Family.

  • Also on the team is the Twi'lek Xi'an,

  • played by Natalia Tena.

  • - [Storm Tooper] Nice to see you too.

  • - I missed you.

  • - Now if that voice was familiar underneath those purple

  • prosthetics, that's because Tena's showed up in plenty

  • of nerdy properties.

  • From playing Tonks in Harry Potter

  • to being Osha in Game of Thrones.

  • Remember Game of Thrones?

  • - I've missed you.

  • - [ Dan Casey] Now this tall drink of water is a

  • devaronian named Burg.

  • (explosion)

  • Named for the hamburger he so closely resembles.

  • Played by someone who's solidly been in the nerd

  • landscape for decades.

  • The venerable and inimitable Clancy Brown.

  • He has one of the best voices in the biz,

  • and shows up in everything from like, Highlander

  • to Starship Trooper to (mumbles) become human.

  • He was great in that game. He's also voiced Lex Luther,

  • and of course the one and only Mister Crabs.

  • (cackling)

  • As for the droid Zero who chased the wee baby Yoda

  • around the Razor Crest, well if you're a fan of quality

  • British cult-classic programming, like The IT Crowd,

  • Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh,

  • so on and so forth.

  • But you'll definitely recognize this

  • as the voice of Richard Iowata.

  • - Don't worry Mandalorian. My response time is

  • quicker than organics.

  • - [Dan Casey] He also shows up in every British panel show

  • under the sun, which is honestly something we should

  • start doing in America. I mean, it doesn't even have

  • to be panel shows,

  • just put Richard Iowata on everything.

  • Now once this murderous team is aboard the transport,

  • we see one of the prisoners is a four-armed

  • Ardennian, which we're going to go out on a limb

  • here and say is a call back to Rio Durant

  • and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

  • A member of the same species voiced by one, Jon Favreau.

  • Remember him?

  • While on board they also run into a New Republic officer,

  • but who is this cameo?

  • Well if you guessed Wyatt Logan from Timeless, congrats!

  • You're our former producer Aaron Veil

  • and literally no one else.

  • Sorry Timeless fans.

  • But if you guessed that this guy's also Anikan Skywalker

  • well good news, you'd be correct too!

  • Matt Lanter voiced Anikan in the Clone Wars cartoon

  • and will voice him again when the series returns

  • for one last season.

  • As for the titular prisoner they're breaking our Xi'an's

  • brother Quinn, he's played by Ismael Crz Cordova

  • and it just tickled all of our collective fancies

  • that this guy plays a completely unrelated character

  • named Mando on Sesame Street.

  • Or are they related?

  • - Funny

  • - But these weren't the only cameos that you may have seen.

  • Did you notice that trio of

  • New Republic pilots at the episodes end?

  • Well they were played by series

  • writer/ producer/ director Dave Filoni,

  • as well as Mando episode directors Deborah Chow

  • and this episodes director Rick Famuyiwa.

  • In fact Famuyiwa not only directed this episode but

  • episode two, as well.

  • And Chow directed the fan favorite third episode "The Sin"

  • And she's also said to be in charge of the upcoming

  • Ob-wan Kenobi Disney Plus series

  • and if you want proof why, just watch episode three again!

  • Jesus Christ, that episode f@#%ing slaps.

  • - This is the way

  • - [Chorus] This is the way.

  • - Now all in all the Mandalorian had managed to 'wow'

  • fans with talent both in front of and behind the camera.

  • And we honestly can't wait to see what they have planned

  • for the final two episodes of this season.

  • - Don't you agree?

  • - But what do you folks think?

  • Did you enjoy "The Prisoner"?

  • I loved this episode.

  • Did we miss any other cameos in this episode?

  • And did you remember that the next episode actually comes

  • out next Wednesday instead of Friday,

  • because of a little movie coming out next Friday

  • called "The Rise of Skywalker"?

  • - Good

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  • (Upbeat techno theme music)

- [Dan Casey] This episode of Nerdist News