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Mar 24, 2017

Introducing your friends to Star Wars

In this episode:

  • Getting into Star Wars can be tough. It has a huge history and a gigantic fanbase, and with 50 years behind it, some people are intimidated by the franchise and don’t know how to jump in. Never fear, geeks! We’re here to help.
  • Inspired by our resident Jedi Noobs Chocobochica and CapsuleJay (among others!), we want to make sure that Star Wars is not unapproachable. We provide suggestions on the best viewing order on the movies, as well as jumping-on points that aren’t necessarily even tied in with the films.
  • There is a huge swath of Star Wars-related media out there, so if you’re a book person, we recommend books (specifically, audiobooks!), or if you’re a gamer, there are always video games, and if you like to binge, you can even jump in with some of the cartoons and even different ways to watch those!
  • We discuss the oft-mentioned Machete order, as well as how The Force Awakens (Episode 7) changed the way you jump in and get accustomed to the galaxy far, far away.
  • Even spinoffs like the recent Rogue One and the upcoming Han Solo films present unique ways to dip your toes in without needing 50 years worth of history to make sense of it all.

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  • Head over to audibletrial.com/geektogeekcast and grab either LOST STARS or A NEW DAWN. They are phenomenal audiobooks, and because they’re Star Wars, they have ultra-high production qualities.

Weekly Geekery

  • Beej
    • Zelda Zelda Zelda. Breath of the Wild has made him pretty much live in Hyrule.
    • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer rewatch with his wife.
    • Replaying Wii games--Mario Kart as a good 2-player game, and watching his wife discover how different Super Mario Run is over New Super Mario Bros Wii
  • Void
    • Read Wayward and Ratqueens, which has been given a soft reset, which means you can get into it easier now.
    • Finally “Beat” Fire Emblem Heroes, but more content should be comign soon.
    • I still love Shovel Knight and have been replaying it on Switch. Not only is this his year of trying to replay more things, but it’s also a way to keep using the Switch because it’s just great to hold and use.
    • Void’s kids prefer joycons sideways with the wrist strap over other controllers.
    • Finally watching a bunch of stuff that built up between the new job and Zelda: Breath of the Wild. (Various YouTube series, Genius Game Season 3, Assassin's Creed (movie), Moana. Fantastic Beasts, Passengers, and the disappointingly bland Iron Fist on Netflix.)

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