Crazy funny documentaries: DARKON and TREKKIES

 

Who said documentaries are boring? No. Check these two out.

DARKON

Our first documentary — which I rented on the NetFlix and watched TWICE — answers the questions all of us have asked, at one time or another: What happened to the 13-year-old dudes who were really, really into Dungeons and Dragons? I’m not talking a little into it. I mean really, really serious about it, as in they’d go pro if there was such a thing.

The documentary DARKON answers those questions. And no, they don’t hang out in mom’s basement dressed up like warriors and wizards and elves while rolling dice on a table for ten hours a day. That’s silly. They dress up like warriors and wizards and elves for entire weekends and bash each other with foam swords.

And this is serious business. The swords may be foam, but the armor is real, and the politics are all kinds of crazy.

So: watch this trailer, then watch the whole thing.

TREKKIES

This documentary is less deeply epic than DARKON and far more comic. You will snort coffee from your nose, or bourbon, or a Capri Sun juice box, if that’s what mom packed.

A former actress from STAR TREK: I FORGET WHICH SERIES (she’s blonde, and left the show, then came back as an evil Romulun twin or whatever) goes forth and interviews all sorts of Star Trek fans. She’s also got interviews with Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner, but those won’t stick to your mind as much as the dentist whose entire office is decked out like the bridge of the Enterprise or the gang of Klingons ordering food from Taco Bell while speaking Klingon.

This thing is hilarious. Here’s the trailer.

11 thoughts on “Crazy funny documentaries: DARKON and TREKKIES

  1. Wow, DARKON looks right up our alley. Will definitely check that out. Loved TREKKIES. My husband and I have also loved the documentaries about crazy word/puzzle people: WORD WARS and WORDPLAY. The Comic-Con one that Morgan Spurlock just released was also fantastic.

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  2. ‘Bout to geek-a-fy myself here: It was Lt. Tasha Yar from TNG. She was killed off about 3 or 4 seasons in. The Romulan was her daughter, which is when the crew of the Enterprise realized that Tasha wasn’t killed; she was sucked back in time and taken prisoner by the Romulans.

    I now have stuff to watch this weekend, though. Thanks for that! =D

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      1. Yep, I sure do. Star Trek, Star Wars, anything that involves shape shifters, everything written my Terry Brooks… I never got into D&D only because my mother thought the kids in my local chapter did drugs so she wouldn’t let me join.

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