Alasdair Beckett-King, that is.
Who, you might ask? I certainly did after I saw my first short video from this funny fellow. But long before I could try to find anything else about him, I’d already watched a half-dozen of his two-minute spoofs on his YouTube channel.
You know how I love my Star Trek stories and tangents. Well, late one night recently, when I was exploring some short Trek-related commentaries on YouTube specialty channels like TrekCulture, I ran across this obvious Trek spoof…
…and I was hooked. I particularly love that his spoofs last less than two minutes each. A quick kick to the funny bone and move along. It’s like eating popcorn and I just kept tossing them back until I’d watched over a dozen of his videos.
To help you have the same experience, here’s another of his sci-fi TV spoofs for fans of a certain time-traveling Doctor…
Given that the guy’s been posting these videos for over 3 years, he’s obviously covered a lot of ground. Let’s see what he’s done with some well-known film genres.
Or should I say “What he’d done to some well-known film genres”?
Sometimes, he even slices down to some sub-genre:
Likewise, he enjoys spoofing some standard storytelling conventions:
Beckett-King sometimes zooms out to give us a fuller explanation of an entire artistic field, like these couple of quickies from the self-proclaimed “Cute Redhead”:
Sometimes, he will zoom in on a specific film, albeit with a twist, like he does here:
Finally, of course, he turns his sights to the inevitable end — the character about to die.
More specifically but oddly also more generically, dying in a space movie:
I will admit I still don’t know anything about this guy other than his hilarious videos, but I’m fine with that. Yes, he’s got some longer bits on his YouTube channel, but I’ve mostly kept busy just watching these quickie tidbits of his.
Long live the King! Alasdair Beckett-King, that is. Long may he spoof!