Jorge Garcia explores new mysteries on 'Alcatraz'
January 16th, 2012
05:24 PM ET

Jorge Garcia explores new mysteries on 'Alcatraz'

On the TV series "Lost," Jorge Garcia portrayed Hurley, who was something of the voice of all geeks on the show (after all, his first reaction to time travel was to rewrite "The Empire Strikes Back").

On Monday night, Garcia stars in the new Fox series "Alcatraz," as "Doc" Soto, a comic book store owner and expert in the history of the infamous prison. It seems that hundreds of Alcatraz inmates are wreaking havoc in the present day, not looking a minute older than they did when the prison closed (like "Lost," this is also a J.J. Abrams production). Naturally, "Doc" Soto has a few opinions on the matter.

CNN Geek Out recently spoke to Garcia about his new show, the geeky TV he's obsessed with, his favorite comic books and more:
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'Portlandia' characters discover 'Battlestar Galactica'
Sci-fi met sketch comedy in last Friday's episode of IFC’s "Portlandia." The show airs again Monday night.
January 16th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

'Portlandia' characters discover 'Battlestar Galactica'

We've all seen it happen. Sometimes, it's years after something we love is long gone.

Yes, I'm talking about friends or family members discovering television shows that many of us have been geeking out about for a long time.

A CNN.com story back in 2010 covered this phenomenon, and it's now been captured brilliantly in this past Friday's episode of the IFC sketch comedy show "Portlandia."

Doug and Claire (Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein) start watching a "Battlestar Galactica" episode on DVD, on a whim. After all, some of their friends say it's great, and they just haven't had the time to watch.

Before they know it, they're obsessed, to say the least. Check out part one of the sketch below.

What followed in Friday night's episode involved members of the show's cast, "BSG" executive producer Ronald D. Moore and a certain Doctor. Don't worry - if you missed the episode, it airs again Monday night at 10:30 ET.

CNN Geek Out spoke with series co-creator Armisen (also known for his many years on "Saturday Night Live") about the sketch. (Just like his character, Doug, Armisen is hoping we'll get more "BSG" one of these days, and he's already obsessed with "Game of Thrones.")
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