- Directed by Hulki Saner
- Starring Sadri Alisik, Erol Amaç, Cemil Sahbaz, Ferdi Merter
- Written by Ferdi Merter
Turkish Star Trek (1973) -- Part of a comedy series called Turist Omer about some goofy guy in a poor excuse for a cowboy hat who always winds up in bizarre situations. This time around, Omer gets mistakenly beamed aboard the Starship Enterprise where he's dropped right into the middle of a Turkish rip-off of 'Star Trek' episode 'The Man Trap.' You get Turkish replications of all of your favorite Star Trek characters, including Mr. Spock (who is known as Mr. Spak in this one), Captain Kirk, Ohura and enough bad space monsters and fake rocks to tide over even the most fickle Dr. Who fan!
The viewer is treated to an outsider's view of the Star Trek universe, as a Turkish slapstick comedian (Turist mer) escapes a shotgun wedding thanks to the timely intervention of the starship Enterprise. Borrowing shamelessly from several classic Star Trek episodes (particularly Star Trek's first broadcast episode "The Man Trap") an ability to speak Turkish is not necessary for Star Trek fans to be able to follow the plot, although it may well baffle non-Trekkies. In fact, picking out the various homages (and deciding which characters are being depicted by the actors) may well be one of the most enjoyable aspects.
Interspersed with the familiar scenes are more bizarre sequences, involving a mad scientist (a dead ringer for Alfred Ryder, who played Dr. Crater in "The Man Trap"), as well robots in loincloths, bikini-clad alien girls, and some of the most hilariously bad pre-digital special effects ever committed to film.
Turkish Star Trek DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 7/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.
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Format Region 0 DVD Aspect ratio Fullscreen Number of discs 1