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Mega 64 is a low-budget television program in the style of Trigger Happy TV, centered around video games.
In the not-too-distant future, the sinister scientist Dr. Poque creates a gaming console with the ability to tap into the human mind, somehow making the games real. He "recruits" two specimens named Rocko (test subject #08627) and Derek (test subject #01337) to enslave in a hidden beta-testing camp for his device.
While Rocko & Derek are hooked to the device (called the Mega 64), the viewer sees them acting as characters in the corresponding game, interacting with normal people who are often unaware that they are on hidden camera. (Occasionally, however, the cameraman will be out in the open, in situations where covert filming is unnecessary or impossible.)
The show also features a character named Sean who often gets involved with the activities of Dr. Poque somehow, and a puppet named Marcus who seems to work for the mad scientist.
The series was originally produced to air on public access television; however, the original six episodes did not get broadcast. Later, creator Rocco Botte pitched the show to G4, but to no avail. Eventually, the show staff released what episodes had been produced so far on DVD, available via the show's website, which also features many sample video clips.
The show's website includes several exclusive videos such as "Agent Smith Goes to Washington", which primarily spoofs The Matrix films and the classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, with a subtle homage to the game Paperboy, and others.
The show has also been referenced in the popular video gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly.
- Rocco Botte as Rocko, Dr. Poque
- Derrick Acosta as Derek
- Shawn Chatfield as Sean, Marcus
- Rocco Botte - Creator
- Derrick Acosta - Creator
- Shawn Chatfield - Cameraman
- Ian Luckey - Composer, Cameraman
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