Tuesday, December 10, 2002
The Wave -- Video Review: Turkish Star Trek
Once again, Turkish cinema takes an American classic, turns it on its head and kicks the living c**p out of it.
By now, you’ve hopefully heard of Turkey’s proud history of stealing American films and remaking them with no money and their own unique set of production values. When they remade Superman, Superman became a homemade doll dangling on string in front of a black and white TV, and when they remade Star Wars, Luke Skywalker fought an army of Cookie Monsters on a field of trampolines. And even if you do speak Turkish, their remakes of films are confusing madness, but invariably end up being twice as entertaining as the original.
Turkish Star Trek continues this cinematic tradition. In Turkey it’s called Turist Omer Uzay Yolunda, which probably translates literally to “Tragic Mistake.”