San Diego Comic Con kicked off yesterday. Other than Skywalker Ranch, I can’t think of a nerdier holy site. I’ve never been to Comic Con but really hope to make it some day. Alycia thinks that I don’t want my level of nerd to reach that extreme but she couldn’t be any more wrong. I don’t think I’d dress up but I’d be more than happy to stand in line to make it into the infamous Hall H.
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Dagobah’s unique qualities were explored more in depth in the Thrawn Trilogy. In those books Luke surmised that there must have been something special about Dagobah that shielded Yoda from Vader and the Emperor. I haven’t spent much time in the expanded universe, but the cave on Dagobah seems like one of the holiest places in the entire Star Wars universe. It’s a special place that gives its visitors visions of what could be or what might have been. For some reason the Force is strong in that Dagobah cave and any young Jedi would benefit from its warnings.
Sha Ka Ree
I really need to watch The Final Frontier again. I watched it when I was 13 and really only remember the Yosemite scene and the alien with the extra mammary gland. I know that Spock’s half brother hijacks the Enterprise in order to fly to the center of the galaxy to find Sha Ka Ree, the Vulcan equivalent of the Garden of Eden. For a universe based completely on secular thought, the idea of finding a holy place at the center of the galaxy is very intriguing. Unfortunately for us faith-based trekkies, all Kirk and crew found was a god who needed a space ship.
Kobol was the traditional birthplace of the humans who eventually founded the 12 Colonies in Battlestar Galactica. It’s been a while since I watched Battlestar Galactica and I can’t remember much about what happened on Kobol. I know that President Roslin had a vision, which led to Commander Adama leading a military coup against the government. After that things get a little fuzzy and I can’t really remember what happened in the series. Really, all that I remember from Battlestar Galactica is the scene where the Galactica drops into New Caprica’s atmosphere and launches a bunch of Vipers and then jumps out. That may be one of the greatest television scenes ever.
Comic Con really is the Mecca for nerds. I’ve never been but hope to experience it some day. Thankfully for us, our experience with God isn’t limited to certain holy sites or temple mounts. We can experience God every day, regardless of where we find ourselves. Which is great because Israel is a long way from southern California.
What are some of your favorite nerdy holy sites?