Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning Reviews
Suggestion - watch when high.
Damn funny movie by independent Finnish movie fans. If you can, watch it and if you can't, envy those of us who did.
I am not a fan of Star Trek (at least not yet), so some of the jokes might have not been caught by me, but all in all, the movie is enjoyable - even when watched more than once.
Crude at places, funny and ironic, not to mention pretty good looking considering how and where it was made.
We need more movies like these!
The movie follows the adventures of Captain James B Pirk and the crew of the CPP Kickstart. The movie blends elements from the original and Next Generation Star Trek series with characters such as Commander Dwarf and Commander Info as well as a sexy female crew member who wears a skimpy uniform.
It was interesting watching a Star Trek parody through former Eastern-Block eyes. There‚??s a very interesting and funny spoof of Soviet era propaganda as Pirk establishes his empire on Earth.
The film involves Pirk and crew traveling through what they call ‚??the maggot hole‚?? with his swiftly assembled starship fleet into an alternate universe inhabited by a space station and rival starship fleet. The morally ambiguous Pirk‚??s quest for respect and empire result in a lot of sci-fi effects violence as a lot of CGI starships are destroyed.
The cast is a bit stiff and the acting a little wooden, but it wouldn‚??t be fair to judge this film along side big-budget Hollywood effects heavy films. The actors do a pretty good job of playing it straight and performing against the blue-screen. The CGI effects are pretty good and several steps above the kind of direct to video sci-fi that shows up on cable TV.
The movie is in Finnish with English subtitles. While an English audio option would have been appreciated and less distracting in a visual effects heavy movie, I still got the majority of the jokes.
The DVD also includes an interesting ‚??making of‚?? documentary, a blooper reel and an amusing audio commentary, in English, made by the director and production team. I think Star Trek and sci-fi fans will find it amusing, but it may be difficult for non sci-fi fans to enjoy.
Interesting notes: The movie is all in Finnish and everybody did the movie for free.
In episode 3 of the original Star Trek series 'The Way to Eden' the followers of Dr Sevrin taunted the crew of the Enterprise by calling them what?
found out it is herbert