• Michael Hilton

The Weekly Geek

What's up, nerds! Here's a short list of stuff I'm geeking out about this week.

  • Documentary I'm digging: The Sweatbox. Fact about me: I used to be able to quote every line of dialogue in The Emperor's New Groove. I still think it's the funniest Disney movie of all time. Released in 2000, the movie had a troubled production and was originally meant to be a sweeping epic called Kingdom of the Sun with songs written by Sting, much in the same vein as The Lion King and Elton John. That obviously didn't happen. However, the production team got pretty far into development. Turns out Sting's wife, Trudie Styler, documented the whole thing. The Sweatbox is a pretty fascinating look into animation and how ideas come together and fall apart.

  • Podcast I'm listening to: Office Ladies. Pam Beesly and Angela Martin themselves go behind the scenes episode by episode. I don't really need to say more.

  • Study I'm excited/slightly terrified about: MIT is training robots to learn by watching humans.

  • What I'm watching: The Clone Wars. I've heard so many good things about the animated Star Wars show, that I'm giving it a try. Which leads me into my next bullet point...

  • What I'm excited about: The High Republic. Lucasfilm announced a new series of Star Wars books set 200 hundred years before the prequels in the time of the High Republic. I'm planning on reading all the canon adult and young adult novels, so look for my series on that soon. Which means I guess it's time to officially announce my internet campaign to write a Star Wars book. Disney, if you're reading this, hit me up!

That's it this week. Look for more Star Wars content as I make my way through the current canon stories. If you like these lists, please consider liking and sharing!

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