Similar to a lot of fans, Star Wars writer Steve Perry isn’t all too keen on Disney’s The Book of Boba Fett series.
Perry is known for writing the Shadows of the Empire novel which is set after Empire Strikes Back and follows Luke, Leia, Lando, and Chewbacca’s efforts to retrieve Han Solo from Boba Fett.
The novel has five stars on Amazon with hundreds of positive reviews, so to say Steve Perry knows Star Wars and what he is talking about is an understatement.
Following Chapter 3, 4, and 5 of The Book Of Boba Fett, Facebook postings by the writer surfaced online about his thoughts on the series, where That Hashtag Show has been given the full posts, which are just a bit critical of the writing and echo my own reviews and again, a lot of fans’ thoughts on the series, as The Book Of Boba Fett only has an Audience Score of 61% over at Rotten Tomatoes (by comparison, The Mandalorian is at 91%).
You can read the full posts over at the site, but Steve Perry particularly points out how goofy the scene is involving the Black Wookie kicking the crap out of Boba Fett and notes, “The stupid is strong here.”
Perry also adds in another post that the best episode is the episode without Boba Fett. Ouch.
“I am a [Star Wars] fan from the first, saw ANH in the theater, first-run,” Perry said. “I like the stuff, a lot, but there have been a few missteps, and I call ‘em like I see ‘em.”
Star Wars writer Steve Perry on The Book of Boba Fett:
The wookie, Black Krrsantan — a pirate-sounding name if I ever saw one — is seriously bad-ass, give him that.
Then again, he doesn’t really need to be all that good, bedcause we have Boba Fett’s security to offset that, don’t we?
Geez Louise, do they leave the front door open, the alarms off, and are all his guards dosed to the eyebals on Ambien and smoking weed?
A nine-foot-tall wookiee, who makes Chewy look like a shrimp, and, with no known history of being invisible, just waltzes into the fortress, lumbers down the hall, into the clinic, pulls Fett from his bacta tank and beats the crap out of him, and NOBODY NOTICES?
Somebody needs to call Acme Rent-a-Guard; whatever Fett is paying his team is waaay too much.
I can hear the writer — naw, probably the director:
Director: You know what would be cool? The Big gladiator wook grabs Fett outta the tank and kicks his ass!
Somebody With Half A Brain: Uh, how does he get in through the locked door and past the alarms and guards and shit?
Director: Don’t worry about that. It will be so fast and furious and cool, nobody will care!
Somebody With Half a Brain (who wants to keep his job): Uh .. right, sure I can see that.
The Stupid is strong here.
And in a more recent post, Perry joked:
Bob Falfa SPOILER:
Episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett?
Best yet, hands down.
Wanna know why?
No bacta tank flashbacks.
No Boba Fett.