Geek Of The Week: Anakin Skywalker

Geek Of The Week: Anakin Skywalker

As I sat down to write this week’s GOTW, something occurred to me. Over the years we’ve featured several Jedi, but not the greatest one of them all, Anakin Skywalker. We’ll remedy that today. He probably needs no introduction by Skywalker lived long long ago in a galaxy far far away. He was an immaculate conception and fulfilled a prophecy as the one who would bring balance to the Force. Born into slavery, Skywalker was eventually freed by Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn. He was trained by Obi Wan Kenobi and after passing the Jedi trails, he took on a padawan of his own, Ahsoka Tano.

Skywalker would eventually fall to the dark side and become the Sith lord known as Darth Vader. However, in the long run, he would destroy both the Sith and the Jedi and bring balance to the Force as the prophecy foretold. His story is actually the plot of the first 6 Star Wars movies. Needless to say, Skwalker fathered two children, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa. Many say Skywalker was the greatest Jedi ever and some say he was also the greatest Sith ever. In any case, he is the chosen one and now he is a GOTW.

About the Author

avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.