Some YouTubers are determined to find the lost media. I mean those old but educative cartoons and TV awareness, where are they all gone? According to THEVERGE, online, there’s a lost media community dedicated to preserving everything from unaired television pilots to unreleased video game prototypes.
Currently, the lost media community exists on both YouTube and the Lost Media Wiki, an archive of thousands of lost media topics.
LSuperSonicQ is a well-known member of the lost media community and has many videos covering lost media topics such as the Johnny Bravo pilot and unreleased My Chemical Romance songs. His fascination with lost media started on YouTube.
Some YouTubers Are Determined To Find Lost Media
I for instance do think it’s a good idea that some YouTubers are determined to find the lost media. “I knew nothing about lost media at all until I watched a video from this other kind of lost media YouTubers,” said LSuperSonicQ. “His name is blameitonjorge. And this is like, back in 2015.
It was like, top 40 lost or banned episodes of kids TV shows.” LSuperSonicQ watched the video, and from that point on, he said, he was “hooked.”
Lost media searches can take a long time, depending on what is being sought after and whether there are any complications, such as nondisclosure agreements, people leaving jobs, or creators just not remembering past projects.
LSuperSonicQ took months to find the lost pilot for the TV show Kappa Mikey, which aired on Nicktoons Network in the mid-2000s. This lost pilot was made in order to pitch the show to MTV. LSuperSonicQ was able to contact the creator of the show and convince him to upload that original pilot to YouTube.
He now considers this his favorite piece of lost media. Plus, the search was a good learning experience for him.
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Finding Lost Media on Youtube
Not all searches end in success, but they can still be entertaining since lost media is all about the search and why the media became lost in the first place. YouTuber Bobdunga recently dove into the world of lost media in her hunt for the Mean Girls video game, chronicling her search in a two-part Youtube documentary.
The Mean Girls game was always seen as a mystery by the lost media community, but most didn’t seem too interested in solving it. “I feel that a lot of that had to do with the fact that the game was inherently deemed as shovelware right off the bat,” said Bobdunga.
The 2000s featured many licensed games that were created just to cash in on the popularity of an upcoming film release. “This was especially common for ‘girl games,’” said Bobdunga. “I think a lot of people behind the scenes didn’t have that good of a grasp at what girls liked in gaming.” You can always check for more details here.