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  • The Mandalorian S2E03

    Mando is our POV character for this show, so anything he needs to learn to move the story forward we will learn also. 

    That being said, the Clone Wars and Rebels really are quite good as a whole and should be on the watch list of any casual SW fan. That feeling you get when watching The Mandalorian of "this feels like Star Wars" that was missing from a lot of the prequel/sequel movies you get from both of those shows. A lot of the creative team is the same people. I'd argue with anyone that the Twilight of the Apprentice episodes in Rebels is possibly the best 45 minutes of SW put to film.

    Beyond that, Ahsoka probably has the best character arc in all SW. She goes from annoying kid to a wise beyond her years bad-ass over the course of 12 years of content and 30 some years of in-universe time passage.

    As far as the podcast, I kinda wish Jim and ARon had some more working knowledge of those properties. It feels a little bit like listening to a podcast on Better Call Saul when the hosts haven't seen Breaking Bad. Some  "I feel like I should know this character, but moving on...". The coverage as a whole is lots of "wasn't it cool when..." which is fine since this show is meant as a fun lighthearted ride, but I think there's some plot analysis and theory crafting being left on the table that the show is leaving the breadcrumbs for.

  • Retro MAME Arcade machine build

    Heard ARon taking about his arcade project on the last lunch and wanted to toss out the project I've been working on for the last few months:

    Mostly complete at this point with just a few more game libraries I want to load on there. Pretty much everything built from scratch including the marquee and control panel, custom lighting with motion control sensor. So far durability has been good, surviving several rounds of neighborhood kids with nothing broken yet  :)

  • Art in the Time of Corona

    Working on my Arcade Cabinet for retro gaming fun. Just finished the control panel.
    Starting the wiring this week hopefully

  • Star Trek: Picard (Spoilers Included)

    adobo1148 said:
    I thought Rizzo got beamed out 
    Oops. I must have turned away from her imminent demise too soon. 
    It was super quick, I had to rewind it for the wife after she said the same 'at least she's dead now'. Is it supposed to be a glen dumpster thing where 70% of the audience assumed they just saw her get ripped apart, but an even worse version?

    It's probably a 10th of a second of beaming cgi before they cut the scene. Bad edit or bad writing?
  • Any N54/any other software tuned forced induction tuners in here?

    I don't know much about BMWs, but did mess endlessly with the tune and supporting hardware on my WRX (is there such a thing as a stock WRX/STi?)

    And now run a Livernois tune on my 2015 twin turbo Ford edge, which makes it feel like a WRX....  :) 

    You know you're a car geek when instead of shopping for a new car and seeing what engines you can get, you shop for a new engine and see what cars you can get.