The Comprehensive Kochtopus
Movie 1: I
Can't Drive 55: The Stephan Kinsella Story - 2:24 January, 2007
Based on the September
2003 LRC Blog entry by Kinsella
Movie 2: The
Adventures of Karen DeCoster - 3:01 February, 2007
Based on an email list argument involving Karen talk about what a punk
Ben Affleck is.
Movie 3: Hostage
Situation - 2:43 February, 2007
The first appearance of Tom Palmer. This movie was later leaked to Roderick
Long's blog and became the first publicly available video.
Movie 4: Pop
Pop, Fiz Fiz - 5:41 July, 2007
A not-altogether-successful commentary on one-size-fits-all security
solutions for anarchism.
Movie 5: A
Libertarian Christmas Carol - 8:50 December, 2007
Stephen Kinsella learns the true meaning of Christmas. Included as a
bonus feature on the 2008 DVD. Also the first appearance of Anthony
Gregory. Also includes a preview of the never-made "Open Issue" movie.
Movie 6: The
Uncanny Adventures of Pacifist Batman - 3:46 January, 2008
The real reason pacifists survive in Ancapistan?
Movie 8: Universalizability
- 6:00 January, 2008
Movie 13 (unfinished): No
Good Reason - 3:49 April, 2008
The ultimately unfinished test some new models I got. Kinsella and Tom
DiLorenzo track down Matt Welch. Was designed to end with Welch drawing
a pencil mustache on a photo of Ron Paul after they left (which
would've been my first non-computer generated animation), but I never
could get the animation to look right.
Koch Cycle Movies and Bonus Content
Movie 7 - Koch
Hit - 9:27 January, 2008
Later Episode Four of the Koch Cycle. The most ambitious project up to
Hit Director's Commentary February 14, 2008
Movie 9 - Koch
Hit 2 - The Wrath of Koch - 15:12 February, 2008
Later Episode Five of the Koch Cycle. Kinsella provides voice work
of Koch Director's Commentary February 18, 2008
Scenes From Koch Hit 1 and 2 - 2:41 March, 2008
Deleted Scenes included on the DVD
Cycle Trailer - 2:32 March, 2008
Featuring clips from Koch Cycle Episodes 1 and 2, the clip was
originally designed for WhatIsTheKochtopus.com
Movie 10: Koch
Cycle Episode One: Rothbard Rising - 7:46, March 2008
Movie 11: Koch
Cycle Episode Two: Rockwell Unleashed - 11:08, March 2008
Movie 12: Koch
Cycle Gaiden: Do Your Best Dick Clark! - 8:53, March 2008
Introduces Dick Clark and Timothy Lee as rivals
Only 62 copies were ever made, 60 of which were
distributed at the Austrian Scholars' Conference 2008.
The DVD. called "Koch Hit 1 & 2 Troublemakers Edition" featured
animated menus, the two movies in 480p widescreen, the two directors
commentaries, the Christmas movie as a bonus, and deleted scenes.
Kinsella was also extremely annoyed at the use of a photograph of him
on the label.
Unfinished projects: Koch Cycle Episode 3 was about 60% completed, and
Episode 6 was about 20% completed, though neither was ever uploaded
Koch Cycle Episode 3, subtitled 1983, featured Rothbard's escapades at
the 1983 Libertarian Party convention. Filmed scenes featured a cameo
of the late Burt Blumert helping Rothbard plan the defeat of Earl
Ravenal, and the introduction of David Bergland to the Radical Caucus.
Unfilmed scenes included a ritualized knife fight between Rothbard and
Ed Crane. Also partially completed was a scene where Crane transforms
into a werewolf.
Koch Cycle Episode 6: Opening scene featured Bob Murphy and Gene
Callahan arguing with Hans Hoppe about Argumentation Ethics before Tom
Palmer throws a molotov cocktail through their window, and Stephen
Kinsella succumbing to an IED planted by Palmer. Intended to be a
two-part wrap up, the first movie would end with a cliffhanger and the
apparent destruction of the Mises Institute.
Koch Cycle Gaiden 2: Wichita: A spaghetti western starring Kinsella and
Karen DeCoster. The two go to Wichita to stop the forgery of some
controversial newsletters, and end up in more trouble than they
bargained for. Only a script, never filmed.
Rock Cycle: Intended as an April Fool's release, the never finished
movie was to involve the Catoites making a movie retelling the first
Koch Hit movie from their perspective. Only one scene was (partially)
shot, involving them dressing Lew in a Confederate uniform and arguing
if he should be a sergeant or a general.