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Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 88, Doctor Strange

In which, Tracy, Andrew, and Dude take a break from the election coverage to watch something more mystical and thrilling–Marvel’s Doctor Strange.  Our heroes run down the list of reviewable topics, including the scope of the film, the cast (with quite a bit of division over favorite cast members), the special effects, and more.  Check out our YouTube stream to hear Tracy’s Skype meltdown at an opportune moment.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 35, All Things Alien

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Where Andrew, Kyle, Kurt and Daryl spar over the finer points of the Alien franchise. There’s plenty of great things to talk about, though unfortunately, Alien3 was also discussed.

 

Show Notes: (Complete Show Notes will be coming shortly. We apologize for the delay.)

Alien

Aliens

Alien3

Alien: Resurrection

AVP: Alien Vs. Predator

AVPR: Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem

Prometheus

H.R. Giger

Dan O’Bannon

Dark Star

Sunshine

Ron Shusett

Ridley Scott

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Roger Corman

Ralph McQuarrie (Star Wars artist)

 

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 34, Resident Evil

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In which Andrew and Tracy discuss the pros and cons of Resident Evil. We discover that Tracy is terrified of spiders and that Andrew relates absolutely everything back to Alien, whether it relates or not.

 

Show Notes:

Resident Evil

Milla Jovovich (Alice)

Sarah Polley

Michelle Rodriguez (Rain)

Eric Mabius (Matt)

Ok, there were 7, not 8.

Ok, there were 7, not 8.

Licker

Mindless Ones

James Purefoy (Husband/Spence/Marc Antony)

Aliens Versus Predator 2 pipe dropping

The Mist

Martin Crewes (Tech)

Super Mario Bros.

Doom

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Geeks You Should Know: Jean Giraud

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Any comic books fans in internet land should make it a point to know the work of Jean Giraud, better known by his pseudonym “Moebius.” By far, Moebius is one of the all time greatest French comic artists. His work on the western book Blueberry brought him to the attention of film maker Alejandro Jodorowsky who quickly employed him to work on storyboards for his ill-fated Dune project. After working with Jodorowsky on Dune, Giraud went on to found the comic magazine Metal Hurlant which translates to “Heavy Metal.”

By 1980, Moebius was reunited with Jodorowsky and the two created The Incal. Giraud eventually made a small jump to mainstream American comics in 1989 when he did a two part Silver Surfer mini-series with Stan Lee called Silver Surfer: Prelude, which won an Eisner award, and he continued to make comics until his death in 2012.

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When I say that Moebius is one of the all time greats, that is no understatement. Though very different in style from most of them, he is absolutely the equal of any great American comic artist, including the king himself, Jack Kirby. I would go so far as to say that he is not only a great comic artist, but just a great artist, regardless of the medium. There is an amazing detail and quality to his work that is incredibly distinctive.

Not only has Giraud’s personal work been influential, it’s possible that Metal Hurlant has been even more influential. The publication and it’s American cousin Heavy Metal have introduced many European artists to audiences as well as influenced up and coming artists to different styles and story telling ideas. In addition to his work in comics, Moebius’ work in film has been pretty amazing too. He provided quite a bit of design work for Alien and The Fifth Element. Without his work, neither of these movies would have the amazing visual appeal that they are known for; and while his work on Dune may not have seen the screen in its original form, the book that he and Jodorowsky put together made its way around the Hollywood studios and many of the scenes can be found in the biggest films of the last few decades. It is truly unfortunate that the comic community has lost someone as immensely talented as Giraud, but so long as people keep looking to his work for inspiration, Moebius will be a Geek You Should Know.

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