Nerding Out On Friday Night
Updated: Dec 7, 2019
Friday evenings have gone from being one that I’d get super bummed out on if I didn’t have anything to do to one that I find I have too much to do even if I don’t have plans!
Between getting a good full work out in, watching NXT, having some dinner and watching The Mandalorian I find myself almost being ready for bed by the time I’m done.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather have plans and be doing something, but I’m quite content just hanging out and catching up on some really good TV after a week at work.
Speaking of which, this weeks episode of The Mandalorian was a lot of fun. I’m going to get a bit Star Wars nerdy now so feel free to skip ahead.
I normally groan when Tatooine shows up in ancillary Star Wars media. It didn’t need to be used as much as it was in the films and it’s inclusion in the prequels is one of the many terrible aspects of those movies. There was a long stretch of time in the 90’s and 00’s that every damn book, comic and video game felt they just had to include the desert planet at some point. It was played out and made what should be a back water world feel like the centre of the galaxy.
Colour me very surprised at my own reaction when this weeks episode of the Disney+ show takes place on the twin sunned planet. I found myself excited to see this place again in a new time frame. The establishing shot of Mos Eisley is the same as we first saw in A New Hope when Ben Kenobi is explaining to Luke he will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Our titular Mandalorian even goes to the cantina, though it seems there has been a change of ownership. In Luke’s day the Mando would have loved the ‘No Droids’ policy, now the place is lousy with them and seems to have lost a lot of its clientele because of it.
I don’t want to see Tatooine crop up again and again, but I did get a kick out of seeing it again here.
The rest of this evening I’m going to be trying to mop up collectibles and achievements in Fallen Order I think. It’s nice having a game that I know I’ll be able to 100% without having to think about tons more content coming for it down the line. That’s unfortunately rare in gaming these days.