What Internet Video should I not miss?
February 13, 2007 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Videos I just shouldn't miss? I'm working on a panel for a Science Fiction Convention, and I'm going to show a DVD full of internet videos. What would you include?

There are some obvious ones: The Star Wars Kid, SOMETHING with Diet Coke and Mentos. What else should I get? I'm NOT looking for pron, thank-yo-very-much, but a little cheesecake would be OK.

The audience is mostly collage age and older, but there are a few kids. These are fans of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy with a sprinkling of Anime fans thrown in.

So, I put it to the Hive Mind: What video(s) should I show?

posted by davereed to Computers & Internet (35 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
posted by jozxyqk at 11:56 AM on February 13, 2007

"Hand Made Star Wars"
the first AMV Hell
Family Guy TNG Skit
Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter 2

I'll let you know if I think of more. :)
posted by DrSkrud at 12:02 PM on February 13, 2007

For a sci-fi con, you can't go wrong with Picard.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:03 PM on February 13, 2007

Also, folks might enjoy Street Fighter: The Later Years.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:04 PM on February 13, 2007

Dunno if this counts as an "internet video", but the German folk singer Heino always got tons of laughs at the cons I've been to (note: these cons were not in Germany :). Some typical examples. For optimal results, pick a video where you can see his eye problem under the dark glasses.
posted by vorfeed at 12:05 PM on February 13, 2007

A few that come to mind:

It's over nine thooouuussssaaand!
Ok go - Table Tennis
MGS3: Crab Battle
posted by Vorteks at 12:07 PM on February 13, 2007

Oh, and also any or all of Strongbad's e-mails. You can even buy them on DVD without having to do anything.

And how about Red vs Blue while you're at it?
posted by Vorteks at 12:11 PM on February 13, 2007

Star Wars Gangsta Rap
posted by Fat Guy at 12:15 PM on February 13, 2007

Kiwi! (Metafilter thread)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:15 PM on February 13, 2007

It's sort of a stretch if you're looking for Science Fiction themed vids, but I'm still a sucker for The Moon Song.

Mosquito:Behind the Scenes is a pretty good Firefly parody. I liked it and I fucking hated Firefly.

The Juggernaut Bitch!!!!!!

Po-tay-toes Po-taytoes (LOTR remix vid)
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 12:16 PM on February 13, 2007

We Are the Web.
posted by Addlepated at 12:16 PM on February 13, 2007

Although it doesn't necessarily fit into Sci-Fi, Weeeeeeeeeeee! (Gonads & Strife) is an internet classic.

Oh and I second Strongbad's e-mails.
posted by tanglewoodtree at 12:20 PM on February 13, 2007

We love the moon
posted by Vorteks at 12:24 PM on February 13, 2007

Hella's Try Dis.
posted by dobbs at 12:24 PM on February 13, 2007

The "Duality" Star Wars fanflick (creator's site seems to be down; I have a copy, e-mail me if you want).
posted by adamrice at 12:40 PM on February 13, 2007

Spengbeb Squrblorsts
posted by koudelka at 12:50 PM on February 13, 2007

Ah geez. This is a no brainer.


It's cops in the Star Wars Universe.
posted by filmgeek at 1:00 PM on February 13, 2007

2 more I thought of:

Things that don't exist

The Ultimate Showdown (of Ultimate Destiny)
posted by Vorteks at 1:01 PM on February 13, 2007


It's a Trap


Star Wars Auditions

posted by filmgeek at 1:05 PM on February 13, 2007

They're Made Out of Meat
posted by dbiedny at 1:09 PM on February 13, 2007

Alive in Joburg is an interesting little documentary style film about aliens escaping their home planet and coming to Johannesburg.
posted by cloudless at 1:21 PM on February 13, 2007

Peter Watts did a PowerPoint presentation called "Vampire Domestication" [MeFi link] that is funny, chilling, amoral, topical, and scientifically punctilious with a dash of hard. I'd second "Ultimate Showdown (of Ultimate Destiny)" and "They're Made Out of Meat" (a Terry Bisson short story adaptation). Maybe the Matrix ping-pong clip and the Death Star battle enacted by hands [MeFi link] could show off some low-tech special effects techniques?
posted by cgc373 at 1:28 PM on February 13, 2007

The Vader Sessions
posted by kindall at 1:38 PM on February 13, 2007

How about Patrick Stewart's appearance on Extras?
posted by AmbroseChapel at 2:30 PM on February 13, 2007

Have you looked through VideoSift's top hundred videos of 2006?
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 2:43 PM on February 13, 2007

Tie Tanic?
posted by clanger at 2:44 PM on February 13, 2007

Here's a good list on Wikipedia.
posted by Bugg at 2:50 PM on February 13, 2007

I can't believe nobody has mentioned the Numa Numa video yet.
posted by gwenzel at 2:57 PM on February 13, 2007

Matrix Ping Pong
Matrix Karate
(Youtube, both much cooler than the Matrix)

Or, for the ubergeek, www.khaaan.com (shockwave)
posted by Paragon at 3:48 PM on February 13, 2007

The Exploding Whale
posted by doorsnake at 3:49 PM on February 13, 2007

Troops, Star Wars Auditions, and Alive In Joburg are absolute musts. Alive In Joburg has the topical factor of being directed by the guy who is doing effects for the upcoming Transformers film (a trailer of that is probably not a bad idea).

Boom Goes The Dynamite.

Anything from The Trailer Mash (especially Shining).
posted by Rock Steady at 4:10 PM on February 13, 2007

Seconding Troops, Wheeee (G&S), and Red vs Blue. Absolutely include these. (There are a lot of RvBs, and they have some obscenities, but if this works for you make sure you show at least the first dozen or so. They are only about 5 minutes or less each, and about halfway in there is a bit about the Warthog from Halo, loud obnoxious music, and an ambush that is so well set up, that after seeing it, I couldn't stop laughing.)
posted by quin at 5:36 PM on February 13, 2007

Here's the playlist from a "Flash Meme Reeducation" I've run in the past. It may take a bit of work to get these onto DVD, though. If you're looking for sci-fi related stuff in particular, the aliens from "We come in Peace" are unbeatable.
posted by yarmond at 8:23 PM on February 13, 2007 [4 favorites]

Respectfully raises middle finger of right hand at yarmond.


[well done]
posted by quin at 11:36 PM on February 13, 2007

The Old Negro Space Program
posted by Tasanova at 8:10 AM on February 14, 2007

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