#BobaFett had just four lines in "Empire Strikes Back." Here's how he ended up with his own TV show.
#TheBookofBobaFett fills in some gaps about what Fett has been up to between the events of “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi” and his appearance in “The Mandalorian.” latimes.com/entertainment-…
Fett’s time in the spotlight has been a long time coming. Created more than 40 years ago, the fan-favorite bounty hunter is among the “Star Wars” franchise’s best known and most popular characters despite his limited presence in the original trilogy. latimes.com/entertainment-…
Before he was seen in “The Empire Strikes Back,” his first onscreen appearance was on television in an animated segment that aired as part of the notorious “Star Wars Holiday Special” on Nov. 17, 1978. latimes.com/entertainment/…
Although Fett’s mystery was part of the bounty hunter’s original appeal, his official back story was revealed during the prequel trilogy in 2002’s “Attack of the Clones” and expanded further in the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” latimes.com/entertainment-…

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