If you were around when I had my old Tumblr, you may remember this, and I’ll beg your indulgence. But it just came up again in conversation with an old high school friend, so here we go…
When I was 10 my dad joined a Revolutionary War reenacting group, and I was the drummer boy. My brother would come along sometimes as well.
Over the years that we were involved we took part in several movie/documentary shoots for PBS, The History Channel, etc. The group was even in Mel Gibson’s The Patriot, but that was after I had left and gone off to college.
Anyway, someone must have bought the stock footage from one of these shoots, because one weekend in college, my roommate and I were watching Mystery Science Theater 3000, and in this particular film—Time Chasers—the mulleted Canadian action hero, with his t-shirt tucked into his jeans, flies his time machine biplane straight back to the 18th century.
(I’ll give you a moment to savor that)
As we were watching, I noticed some familiar uniforms, and thought, “Hey, that looks like my brother. And my dad…and me!” And it was.
Screencaps above, followed by reference photographs (you know, for proof).