What's fascinating about all of this is that, yes, any normal person would probably be taken by the sight of an infant Yoda for the first time - except Werner Herzog is not a normal person.

Sure, he's normal in that he has assumed a corporeal state, is able to communicate with humans, but his outlook on life and nature is often... skewed, to say the least. What's that? You want an example? Glad you asked.

Take a look at this clip from 'Burden of Dreams', a documentary about the production of Werner Herzog's 'Fitzcarraldo', where he and his crew hauled an old-fashioned steamboat over a jungle mountain with just manpower. Really.


So, with that in mind, Herzog was asked about the Baby Yoda - the breakout star of Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' - and was characteristically effusive and positive about it.

"I saw two technicians operating it remote," Herzog explained. "One was for the eyes and the mouth, and the other one was for other facial expressions. It’s a phenomenal technical achievement and beyond the technological achievement, it’s heartbreaking.”

When pushed on the topic by Variety, Herzog couldn't answer - except to say this. "On the set, it looked absolutely convincing. It made you cry when you saw it."

That might seem excessive, sure, but get a load of these images of Baby Yoda.

Yeah, that makes sense. You'd cry if you saw this little chap in person too.