Geek Steep S1E9 – The Mandalorian
So, I’m a pretty big Star Wars fan. Now, I am not the kind of next level Star Wars fan where I can list off dozens of canon planets and alien species, know any of the canon Star Wars languages, or give you a perfect history of the timeline – and I haven’t read any of the extended universe books or played the video games. However, I’ve definitely done the deep dives into the colour symbolism of Jedi light sabers &different force powers, as well as a few topics in the Star Wars universe that pique my interest. I’m currently watching Clone Wars/Rebels, and I have a Star Wars tattoo. So… I’m plenty invested.
This didn’t make it into the podcast episode because it just didn’t organically fit into our conversation – but one of the first things I learned about Marika where we started working together was how much of a Star Trek fan she was – and I was immediately hesitant because for many geeks the two “camps” of Star Wars and Star Trek fans do not overlap. One of the things that I genuinely love about Marika though is that, as big of a Star Trek fan she is, she doesn’t look down on Star Wars at all – and in fact she greatly enjoys it as well. It’s one of few “major fandoms” where our interests actually overlap!
This was the tea that I chose for our recording, though I almost did it for the episode rewatch. I was directly inspired by the scene in Episode Four of The Child/Baby Yoda drinking bone broth that went heavily viral last year. Even if you DON’T like Star Wars, if you use the internet it was almost impossible to not see that imagine – it became a meme/reaction gif the same way that Kermit/Lipton did, especially in the tea community.
That always drove me nuts because, as much as I love a good tea meme/gif, I knew that the reality of the character was that it was NOT tea in the cup. So, this was my way of rectifying that moment for myself, and also just leaning into that rant on the podcast episode. I’m a vegetarian, so I wouldn’t drink bone broth – but soup tea?! Well, that I could manage – I had the perfect tea for the situation! So, I sipped on this ultra savory and salty mug of brothy tea infused soup and it was able to give me the satisfaction of accuracy to the TV show but the spirit of the viral image. As Marika points out in the episode, I even had it out as as similar a cup as I could find in my own stash to really perfect the recreation.
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