Welcome to 'Geek Therapy'
January 23rd, 2012
03:02 PM ET

Welcome to 'Geek Therapy'

It's not unusual for a therapist to quiz their patients in order to find out more about them. But this isn't your average therapy session.

The therapist is a geek therapist, and she wants to measure her patient's GQ, or Geek Quotient. Once the patient answers a question about the "Transformers" character Unicron by saying, "There were no unicorns in 'Transformers," things start to look bleak for her GQ score.

Actress/comedian America Young, of Comediva.com, has played the Geek Therapist in three episodes of "Geek Therapy," posted to YouTube. She has taken a wannabe geek as a patient and discussed the difference between geeks and nerds with a married couple.

CNN Geek Out spoke with Young about the new Web series.
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Life-sized Stormtrooper cake takes eaters to the delicious side
Warning: This particular stormtrooper is not edible (click the link below for a look at the cake).
January 17th, 2012
05:08 PM ET

Life-sized Stormtrooper cake takes eaters to the delicious side

A very short time ago, in Boston, Massachusetts, hungry Arisia Sci-Fi Convention attendees chowed down on what its creators described as "the world’s most epic cake."

According to Tyler Oakleaf, co-owner of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes, it took a staff of ten to assemble the 6 foot 4 inch edible Stormtrooper using 208 eggs, 20 pounds of butter, 140 pounds of sugar, 35 pounds of flour, 55 pounds of marshmallows and 30 pounds of Rice Krispies Treats.

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Hogwarts houses answer your questions
Ginny DiGuiseppi portrays a Hogwarts student responding to a viewer question.
January 17th, 2012
01:49 PM ET

Hogwarts houses answer your questions

Dana Ritterbusch and Ginny DiGuiseppi aren't your ordinary "Harry Potter" fans.

The two college students from Denver recently began a series of YouTube videos in which "Hogwarts students" respond to people's everyday questions.

The videos, called "Ask Hogwarts," are parodies of the differences between the different Hogwarts houses in the "Harry Potter" books and movies.

Tens of thousands clicked on the original video after it was posted earlier this month.

CNN Geek Out spoke to the duo, who go by the sketch comedy title, "Not Literally," about where this idea came from:
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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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My Geeky Pony
January 12th, 2012
03:05 PM ET

'My Little Pony' goes geek

Editor's note: Erika D. Peterman is a Florida-based writer and editor, and the co-creator of the comics blog Girls-Gone-Geek.com.

Geek icons and My Little Pony may not seem like the most obvious companions, but in Jodi Moisan and Mari Kasurinen’s hands, the two become miniature works of art.

Both artists’ websites are rabbit holes of delight, showcasing painstakingly re-designed toy ponies inspired by fantasy/sci-fi characters, superheroes and pop culture figures. Once you see the diminutive equines recast as Red Sonja, Batgirl, Cthulu and Darth Maul, you’ll want one.
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