Imagine we lived in a galaxy far, far away and the battle of Endor from Return of the Jedi just happened. What would the eventual documentary look like? That’s the question posed and answered by the team behind Real Fake History, a new web series from Machinima.
Each week, the team will tackle a traumatic event from a popular piece of pop culture like it’s real news. A few upcoming examples are the battle of New York City in The Avengers, the destruction of Hong Kong in Pacific Rim, the House of Blue Leaves in Kill Bill and my personal favorite, the siege on Klendathu from Starship Troopers. “It’s an ugly planet! A bug planet!”
And if you think that narrator sounds familiar, that’s not lewd, lascivious, salacious, or outrageous! Yup it’s Seinfeld’s Jackie Chiles himself, Phil Morris.
I think my favorite part of this is how they find background characters to focus on and cast actors who look incredibly close to the original actors. Very clever. I always wondered who those guys sitting in the Millennium Falcon were. Now we know.