• Michael Hilton

Fear is the Mind-Killer | The Weekly Geek 59

Whatup, you nerd. Here's your bi-weekly short list of stuff I'm geeking out about.

  • What I'm drinking: Black Rifle Coffee. After the unsolicited recommendation by a couple friends (thanks, Zach), I picked up Black Rifle Coffee Company's Fit Fuel blend. I'm not a refined coffee connoisseur, but man this stuff is gewwwwd.

  • What I'm watching: Dune. Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides, who finds himself on the planet Arrakis after the Emperor decrees House Atreides displace the vengeful Harkonnons to take over the production of "spice," a powerful compound that turns the wheels of galactic society. Star Wars owes a great deal to the 1965 sci-fi classic. Troubled teen boy discovers prescient powers and takes on an oppressive Emperor. Sound familiar? Beyond its main character, too many comparisons might be unfair. The story explores politics and philosophy against the backdrop of galactic war. While the novel is epic in scale and abounding with the sort of social commentary science fiction does well, some readers may not resonate with the lack of character development. However, the movie does a good job of presenting the complexities of the book and wisely anchors viewers in Paul's point of view. A film centering on a desert planet could easily appear visually dull and uninteresting, but Director Denis Villeneuve's creative vision instead produces absolutely captivating imagery and stunning scenes. A scant bit of dialogue comes off cheesy, the screenwriter's hand becoming visible, but this only happens a few times and is easily forgiven. Can't wait for Part Two.

  • Insta account I'm enjoying: Voyaged.

That's it for this week! If you like discovering awesome new things, be sure to give the blog some love and share it! Bye, you nerd.

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