By Sahil Patel
Forge Apollo, an independent production company and YouTube channel, has launched “Technium,” a series that examines how close we are to creating fictional technologies from pop culture.
Hosted by YouTuber Lana McKissack, the series will tackle the likelihood of us ever seeing the famous hoverboard from “Back to the Future 2,” or the bionic hand given to Luke Skywalker after his (spoiler alert!) dad Darth Vader cuts it off in “Empire Strikes Back.” The series will also analyze tech seen in video-games and TV shows.
“Technium” is created by Ryan Holloway and Gabe Michael, co-founders of Forge Apollo. (Shameless plug: VideoInk reviewed a bunch of sci-fi shorts produced by Forge Apollo last May.)
Michael has been around the block when it comes to online video, serving as producer on shows like “Epic Rap Battles” on Maker Studios and “Man at Arms” for Defy Media’s Awe Me channel. With Defy Media, Michael has also produced branded content such as the “Uncaged with Sasquatch” web series as well as the Nick Offerman-starring “Road to a Better Mustache” video on behalf of Movember.
“Technium” is an independent show from Forge Apollo, which will distribute it on its YouTube channel. Five episodes have been produced for the first season, with new installments premiering on Thursdays.
Here’s the first episode:
“Technium” is written and produced by Amanda Toye and Michael, and directed by Michael.
Forge Apollo’s YouTube channel is networked with Fullscreen, while McKissack is repped by Big Frame.