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MR. ROBOT’s Christian Slater and Rami Malek Talk Hacking, STAR WARS, and Paranoia

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it fifty times: if you’re not watching USA Network’s supremely fascinating (and stress-inducing) new series, Mr. Robot, you’re missing out. Between the confusing — in the best way — performances from stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater and its ambitious quest to take down the self-interested banks that effectively control the world, there’s plenty of good stuff to keep you hooked.

We were thrilled when the boys made the trek to our Conival while attending to the shenanigans at San Diego Comic-Con this year. They talked to us about whether or not Slater’s character is real, if we can trust the narration of Elliott (Malek), and what their hacking skills look like now. We also got some dish on Malek’s audition for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and just how paranoid they are about the world we live in. It’s a fun chat and will certainly get you excited about the show, if you’re not already.

Are you watching Mr. Robot? Are you a one or a zero? Let us know in the comments below.

Alicia Lutes is the Associate Editor of The Nerdist. Find her on Twitter (so long as you’re not on a mission to take her down electronically) @alicialutes.

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