Author: Alan Kistler

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Crazy Sexy Geeks: Tim Gunn VS Green Lantern! Part 1 & 2

Crazy Sexy Geeks: Tim Gunn VS Green Lantern! Part 1 & 2

Green Lantern

On sidewalk broad and runway long,
The bias cut is bold and strong;
Let those who worship haute couture
Beware my label! It’s Di … er…

—John M. Ford

Fashion authority Tim Gunn re-unites with Crazy Sexy Geeks! This episode, he looks at the Green Lantern with hosts Jennifer Ewing and Alan Kistler, superhero historian & Agent of STYLE columnist for Newsarama.com (@SizzlerKistler)! Be sure to listen to the weekly Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast (featuring Alan and Jill Pantozzi, @TheNerdyBird) on iTunes and at CrazySexyGeeks.libsyn.com

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Crazy Sexy Geeks: Tim Gunn on Star Trek Part 2!

Crazy Sexy Geeks: Tim Gunn on Star Trek Part 2!

Tim Gunn joins geeky actress Jennifer Ewing and comic book historian Alan Kistler to continue their discussion on the fashion of Star Trek TOS and the films that followed Kirk and his crew. If you like Crazy Sexy Geeks, listen to our podcast on iTunes and donate via PayPal to SizzlerKistler at gmail dot com. (Read more…)

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Crazy Sexy Geeks: Tim Gunn vs. Green Lantern, Part 2!

Crazy Sexy Geeks: Tim Gunn vs. Green Lantern, Part 2!

Tim Gunn, well known his appearances for Project Runway and The Smurfs (seriously) continues his look at the Earth-born Green Lanterns, with actress Jennifer Ewing and actor/writer Alan Kistler (columnist of “Agent of S.T.Y.L.E.” on Newsarama).

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Also check out weekly Crazy Sexy Geeks Podcast, available on iTunes. Feel free to donate to CSG via paypal to SizzlerKistler at gmail dot com.

A few seconds of music from “Ring Capacity” by Kirby Krackle was used in this video, out of love not out of a need to steal.

Crazy Sexy Geeks: Tim Gunn vs. Green Lantern!

Just in time for the San Diego Comic-Con Masquerade tonight, we bring you the return of Crazy Sexy Geeks with special guest, fashion authority Tim Gunn! This episode, the Project Runway mentor looks at Green Lantern with hosts Jennifer Ewing and Alan Kistler, superhero historian & Agent of S.T.Y.L.E. columnist for Newsarama.com (@SizzlerKistler)!

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Be sure to listen to the weekly Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast (featuring Alan and Jill Pantozzi, @TheNerdyBird) on iTunes and at CrazySexyGeeks.libsyn.com

ComicMix Six: The Best Major Battles of THOR!

This week, Thor comes to theaters! With a director like Kenneth Branagh, stars such as Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins, and rave reviews happening from advanced screenings, many fans old and new can’t wait for this latest film from Marvel Studios and Paramount. It stars Thor, god of thunder, who in the Marvel Universe divides his time between living in Asgard, traveling through other dimensions, and acting as a superhero on Earth.

Over the years, Thor’s had some pretty epic adventures. So let’s take a look at six tales that any new Thor fan should check out.

“BUT DR. BLAKE CAN DIE!”

Thor vol. 1 #145-153

For his impudence, Thor is banished to Earth without his powers. As he continues to act as a superhero as best he can, Thor’s allies plead to Odin, the All-Father, to return his son’s full abilities. This story keeps building up the stakes as Thor’s sometimes lover and constant ally Sif inhabits the powerful Destroyer armor. Meanwhile, Loki arrives to make another bid for power and Ulik the troll shows up to cause more trouble. Elsewhere, Hela, goddess of death, watches and waits. An epic storyline that highlights both Thor and Don Blake as heroes and is a classic tale of the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby days.

Reprinted in “Essential Thor, Vol. 3”

Crazy Sexy Geeks: Superhero Psychology 2 – Robin!

Comic book historian Alan Kistler and the forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought discuss the teenage heroes called "Robin." And how does Batman benefit from having an apprentice? With guest host Jen Jamula. All images are from DC Comics. Music is royalty free. Please support us.
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Crazy Sexy Geeks: Superhero Psychology Part 1 – BATMAN!

Comic book historian Alan Kistler discusses the mental state of Batman with three forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought. Is Bruce Wayne a sane hero who simply uses terrorist-like methods or is he a delusional psychopath suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Join us and find out! Images are from DC Comics. Music is royalty free. SUPPORT Crazy Sexy Geeks via Paypal.com. Send ANY donations to: KistlerAlan@gmail.com
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Crazy Sexy Geeks – Nichelle Nichols

DONATE TO KistlerAlan@gmail.com VIA PAYPAL.COM if you want more Crazy Sexy Geeks! In this episode, we chat with Nichelle Nichols, the original Uhura of STAR TREK and a woman who changed the face of NASA. If you've never watched Star Trek, you should still watch this amazing woman speak. Hosts: Jennifer Ewing, Jose Ramos and Alan Kistler.
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Film Review – ALGENY: The Genetic Factor

Film Review – ALGENY: The Genetic Factor

On August 26, 2006, Green Glass Films began production on ALGENY: The Genetic Factor. Written and directed by Andrew Burroughs, this movie was inspired by Jeremy Rifkin’s book The Biotech Century . In that book, Rifkin coined the term “algeny”, when an organism upgrades its biology.

This led to the movie’s story about a young man named Justin (played by Alfred E. Rutherford), an orphan who is about to propose to his girlfriend and who has been getting shots for several years due to an illness he doesn’t understand. But Justin’s life changes when he realizes a man is following him one day. Very quickly, he discovers that he has never been ill, that his blood, in fact, has a perfect defense system that shields him from any disease. And unfortunately for him, a major pharmaceutical company knows about him and wants him dead before any number of cures and vaccines can be developed from his blood samples.

The movie has been screed at several film festivals since its completion and has won several awards. It was the winner for “HBO Best Feature Film” at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival and winner of the Paul Robeson Award at the Newark Black Film Festival. It was the official selection at Berlin/Germany Black International Cinema and the American Black Film Festival.

So how was it?

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