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The Web Series Pilot!
October 13, 2015
Henry VIII - and his six wives
The SIX Wives of Henry the 8th
February 14, 2016
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Dating Through the Ages - Cleopatra (Epik Fails of History)

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In case you’re not one of the cool people that follows me on Facebook or Twitter (shame on you), “Epik Fails of History!” – The Web Series debuted this month!

As I mentioned in previous posts, this was a class project for Network Broadcasting, with Devon Seymour and Mel Buck. Considering we had a far more ambitious project than the rest of our class, I think we did a great job in the allotted time frame. Even though this was the most stressful and chaotic production I’ve EVER worked on, I still had a great time working on it and am very thankful to every person who had a hand in making it happen…

Epik Fails - Behind the Scenes


  • Epik Fails - Pompous Maximus (Justin Ache)Justin Ache — Mark Antony / Pompous Maximus
  • Chris Carroll — Sir William White, the “Science” Knight / The Smelly Peasant
  • Devon Seymour — ‘Your Time-Traveling Correspondent’ / Random Host Guy
  • Caroline Crawford — Cleopatra
  • James Lester — Julius Caesar
  • Mel Buck — News Anchor #2
  • Kevin Nguyen — Kim Jong-un
  • Mark Manaois — North Korean Guard #1
  • Devin Clark — Show Announcer (V.O.)
  • Special thanks to: Wilfredo Baez, Rhashid Dukes, Chris Johnson, Chad Phelps and Professor Byron Caplan.

Epik Fails - Dating through the Ages (mystery guests)It’s really a miracle the project even came together when I think about everything that went wrong: there were A LOT of behind the scenes issues: missing props, scheduling issues, last minute script rewrites, editing problems, audio problems, etc – In fact, due to some unforeseen circumstances, I found myself scrambling to finish it by the deadline with the most frantic post-production imaginable. I even stayed up for over 48 hours editing and re-editing it just to finish it in time!

The point is though, it’s finished! At long last…

EPISODE II – The Rise and FAIL of ROME!

Dating Through the Ages - Cleo, Caesar and Mark Antony

The history of Rome summed up by a group of sarcastic college students.

Episode includes: Dating Through the Ages – Featuring Cleopatra!

Hosted by Pompous Maximus, live from Pompeii, 79 CE…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaqFBSwfej4]

Episode the Third – THE DARK AGES 101

Epik Fails - Sir William White, The 'Science' Knight

The Dark Ages sucked, but especially for the smelly peasants!

The Epik Fails crew trudges through the manure-laden backwoods of Medieval Europe for an exclusive look at a few of the Terrible Tyrants from this era.

Episode features: Sir William White the “Science” Knight – presenting ‘Medical Miracles’ from the period.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYkzND-IUok]

Episode 4 – Meanwhile… in NORTH KOREA

Epik Fails - Cookin with Kim

An Epik Fails Special Report! – from deep within North Korea… (sorta)

Episode Features: Devon reporting from the DMZ and “Cookin’ with Kim!” hosted by Kim Jong-un himself.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg28OIDKyDQ]

If you’d like to see more episodes, let us know in the comments below, subscribe to our channel and if you can, help support us on Patreon!

                                                  ERIK SLADER

Hope you enjoyed this edition of “Epik Fails of History!”, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions let me know in the comments below! Also, be sure to ’Like’ EPiK FAILs on Facebook, or Follow on Twitter, and SHARE IT with your friends!

Justin and Chris - Epik FailsRelated articles:

The Web Series Pilot!

Behind the Scenes

CLEOPATRA – The Last Pharaoh of Egypt

CAESAR – Republic to Empire



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Erik Slader
Erik Slader
Erik Slader is the creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the co-author of the Epic Fails book series. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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