Real Fake History returns with its faux-documentary style to analyze the disastrous attempt to defeat the evil insects of Klendathu, in the totally hilarious and awesome action film Starship Troopers, directed by Paul “Showgirls” Verhoeven in 1997. Starship Troopers is fondly remembered because it fully embraced itself for what it was – a tribute to the B-monster movies of the 50s, with updated 90s special effects. It was totally off-the-wall insane, featuring gigantic alien bugs, thousands of war-crazy space soldiers, gory and graphic violence, and of course co-ed showers! It even has the most B-movie cast in B-movie history featuring Casper Van Dien, Jake Busey, and the great Michael Ironside.
This one hits home, and will for many others my age who grew up blowing into their Nintendo cartridges in order to become “Little Mac,” the hero of Punch Out and later Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. My parents wouldn’t let me keep the Nintendo in my house, so I spent hours in my grandparent’s house upstairs pounding the snot out of villains like Glass Joe, Von Kaiser, Great Tiger, and King Hippo. The folks at Machinima in the latest Real Fake History, now tell us the story of that wonderful young fighter in the green shorts and black tank-top, Little Mac.
The third entry of Machinima’s YouTube series Real Fake History tackles one of television’s most thrilling shows, Game of Thrones. Real Fake History treats film and TV’s biggest battles and fights as the History Channel would treat war footage, with stock footage from the source materials and “interviews” with characters who lived the tale. Long before Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) was Caesar’ed by the Night’s Watch to conclude season 5, he first betrayed the Wildlings and helped lead the Battle at Castle Black against Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds) and a massive wildling army that included giants.
My latest YouTube addiction is Machinima’s Real Fake History. Even the opening introductory video is perfect, combining war footage with major scenes from action films/TV shows like Pacific Rim, The Avengers, and Game of Thrones. After introducing their History Channel inspired faux documentary series with Star Wars: The Battle of Endor, they actually upped my geek-fueled fervor by tackling Quentin Tarantino (my all time favorite director), and taking on Kill Bill Vol. 1‘s Battle at the House of Blue Leaves… which you may remember features The Bride (Uma Thurman) taking on the Crazy 88 gang of Oren Ishii (Lucy Liu).
Just when you think you’ve watched all the cool videos possible on YouTube, here comes Real Fake History; short history inspired mockumentaries of fictional events in movies and TV history. As a entertainment geek/history teacher, this is like a wonderful conglomeration of everything I am into! Where else to start but with the series that might have the world’s largest and most vocal fanbase, Star Wars. The first RFH – Return of the Jedi‘s “Battle of Endor.”