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Michio Kaku, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Shatterpoint | The Weekly Geek 74

Whatup, nerd. Here’s a short list of stuff I’m geeking out about lately.

What I’m listening to: Joe Rogan’s interview with Michio Kaku. The theoretical physicist offers his thoughts about UFOs, the integration of advanced technology into future human societies, and the cosmos at large. Good fodder for outlining my manuscript for Bobby Robot 3.

What I’m watching: Obi-Wan Kenobi. The new Star Wars limited series follows Obi-Wan during his exile on Tatooine between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. What could easily have been 6 episodes of overwhelming fan service turns out to be a compelling character study of a man who feels he’s let the entire galaxy down. Ewan McGregor does a great job portraying Obi-Wan’s inner conflict, his deep-seated ideals fading against the background of despair. While I don’t think exploring this time period in the Star Wars timeline was strictly necessary, and it's certainly not perfect, but I’ll say this is the best thing to come from the Star Wars universe in quite a while.

What I’m reading: Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover. My favorite author pens this Mace Windu novel set in the no-longer-canon Star Wars timeline. I don’t gravitate to the Prequel Era, but Stover writes so, so well that I want to absorb his words right off the page. The story about Jedi Master Mace Windu looking for his lost former-apprentice on his dangerous home world is compelling in signature Stover-style.

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