is a low-budget series of comedy skits centered on video games
In the not too distant future, a sinister scientist named Dr. Poque creates the most powerful video game console ever assembled. Known as the ‘Mega64,' this device has the power to download classic and contemporary video games into the user's brain, causing them to take on a whole new reality.
While Rocko and Derek are hooked to the device (called the Mega64), the viewer sees them acting as characters in the corresponding game, interacting with ordinary people in San Diego
. Another character, named Sean, is initially hired by Dr. Poque as Rocko and Derek's "e-mail delivery man" but also starts taking part in the Mega64 experiments. Two additional characters are later introduced: a puppet named Marcus, who is presumably working for Poque; and Horatio, Poque's eccentric Mexican roommate.
The series was originally produced to air on public-access television
; however, the original five episodes did not get broadcast. Later, creator Rocco Botte pitched the show to G4
but was rejected. Eventually, the show staff released all episodes produced so far on DVD
, published through Awful Video, the publishing arm of Something Awful
. The Mega64 official site provides links to order the DVD, along with several free sample video clips.
The show's website includes several exclusive videos such as "Agent... Read More