Patreon campaign aims to revive a classic video-game webseries

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Imad Khan

Internet Culture

Published May 14, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 8:23 pm CDT

One of the early gems on YouTube was Keith Apicary’s Talking Classics webseries. Keith was a hardcore Sega nerd who rambled on about the merits of blast processing and how Sonic the Hedgehog is way better than Mario. Keith had a dedicated fanbase, created some music videos, got in trouble with WWE wrestler Dolph Ziggler, and even ended up in a music video with Kimberly Cole.

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And then Keith stopped talking about video games.

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Now, actor Nathan Barnatt wants to bring back Talking Classicsthis time with the help of the Internet and the crowdfunding subscription service Patreon.

Barnatt’s Talking Classics videos come at a cost, and sadly view counts won’t let him recoup that initial investment. He’s hoping that, with enough Patreon funding, he can put out a new episode on a monthly basis.

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If you’ve never watched Talking Classics, Barnatt’s Neo Geo video is a great introduction.

Screengrab via Nathan Barnatt/YouTube

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*First Published: May 14, 2015, 7:56 am CDT