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Proof That Recasting Can Work March 15, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Humor , trackback

…case closed

This is from a comedic Turkish take on "The Man Trap" from 1973 titled "Turist Ömer Uzay Yolunda," or "Omer the Tourist in Star Trek."

Uzay Yulunda is just one of a series of ‘Turist Omer’ films from the 60s and70s.


…and the above was just part 1!

Parts: 2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |



1. Kirk's Crotch - March 15, 2007

All I know is that if this “recasting” and “reimagining” were being proposed by G. Lucas instead of JJ Abrams, fanboys would be melting down into puddles of concentrated liquid nerd.

2. Jeffrey S. Nelson - March 15, 2007

Regis Philbin looks more like Kirk than Matt Damon.

3. Duane Boda - March 15, 2007

Ok…..where was this from? It makes traditional B films look like Star Wars.
Please supply more info on this. Its so cheesy! I better air-out my labtop….

4. Roger - March 15, 2007

Are you taking notes J.J.?

5. Whoa - March 15, 2007

Never heard of this before . . . the scary part is that they clearly spent several lira on the sets. Quite nice, in fact, at least for the bridge. (We’ll just pretend for the duration of this post that we didn’t see the cardboard transporter room or scratch-the-emulsion transporter effect.)

Perhaps there was a “concentrated liquid nerd” spill in Turkey in ’73. lol

6. Luke Montgomery - March 15, 2007

Frackin’ sweet!

7. Michael Appleton - March 15, 2007

Great, between posts on how bad this clip is, and the quality of said clip, we’ll have our own “whine and cheese” party! Er,…sorry.

8. steve623 - March 15, 2007

It looks like the Turks decided to adapt an issue of the old Gold Key Star Trek comic book.

9. steve623 - March 15, 2007

Oh and the obvious question – since its live action, where does this fit in the canon? :-)

10. Thomas - March 15, 2007

Gentlemen –
I think we have our new cast!
I’d rather see these guys than Matt Damon.

11. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - March 15, 2007

This is awesome! I can’t believe I never heard of this before! It doesn’t sound like Russian. Is it Polish? Czech?

Anyway, I want to see more, and with subtitles….

12. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - March 15, 2007

Oops. It’s Turkish. I can read, I just was in a hurry….

13. Captain Pike - March 15, 2007

Pretty amusing. Sad part is their production values are not that far off those of TOS! Even though it’s a parody, a lot of love went into the production.

And their outdoor ruins set looks pretty realistic….

14. Stanky McFibberich - March 15, 2007

looks and sounds more like Star Trek than…..oh, I’m not even going to say it…

15. cloudynow - March 15, 2007

i watched it at theater in 74, i was six then. yes its turkish and it is the very first trek movie in history! and if you’d new the language, it is very funny too! the players who plays kirk-spock and bones are the ones who dubbed the TOS in TV!! this is a movie of pure amateurish love of trek and comedy.

16. Cranston - March 15, 2007

re #13 — Yeah, Turkey is no slouch for real-life, real-old ruins. Nice to have such things available as the “cheap” alternative to building sets.

17. Cranston - March 15, 2007

And while the early parts of the story seem to be “The Man Trap,” it seems to veer into “What Are Little Girls Made Of” and/or “I, Mudd” with all of the androids….

18. Keith - March 16, 2007

Uhura! Ding Dong!

19. Jerrad Hermann - March 16, 2007

I swear to god that I heard Pink Floyd repeatedly from part 2 onwards.

20. Just Joking - March 16, 2007

This is not a film… This is actual footage of the real Kirk, Spock and McCoy that Gene Roddenberry met when he was abducted by the Enterprise while flying his jet during his air force years.

21. Jon - March 16, 2007

I’m waiting for mullet back-woods Star Trek

22. Doug - March 16, 2007

That is hysterical!!! d

23. Driver - March 16, 2007

That Pink Floyd music is from “Meddle”.

24. Adrian - March 16, 2007

more proof:

25. Dr. Image - March 16, 2007

I just laughed so hard I almost sht myself!!
What the hell was that?? Gay German Trek?
And the Turkish one was better than any ep of Voyager OR Enterprise!
Friggin’ awesome.

26. ety3 - March 16, 2007

What’s with the android-type guy? Was it a combo of “Man Trap” with a little bit of “What Little Girls…,” too?

And the skeezy guy with the hat? Harry Mudd?

27. Michael Appleton - March 16, 2007

#24 Gay German Star Trek! Funny as hell! It’s scary how good the costumes look, how’d they do that?!

28. Martin Hultén Ashauer - March 16, 2007

Please someone! Translate that Tuskish one and release a subed ver. I’d love to understand what they are saying. :D

29. Tribble 911! - March 16, 2007

Actually that is turkish and is a film from a turkish comedian. I’ve watched this movie a long time ago and oh man on one hand it is just hilarious and on the other hand just B-Style but that’s also the funny part of it.

30. Adrian - March 16, 2007

The “gay German Trek” is a segment from the German TV show “Bullyparade”. There’s also an entire movie with the characters:

It was actually one of the most successful German films ever. :D

31. cloudynow - March 16, 2007

wouldn’t be that funny if translated just because most of the jokes are of country’s culture and language and perception all of which won’t make a lot sense in english. for instance, the protagonist (omer the tourist) calls mr spock “pointed ears” just to annoy him, but the trick is the turkish word fo ear rhymes with spock’s name. things like that.

32. Xplodin' Nacelle - March 16, 2007

Wow! If anything ever needed a CGI / remastered make over, this is it. As previously mention the transporter room is apochral. Also the old Chevy driving around in part II, shades of Nemesis.

Spookada, do you like a my leopardskin bikinista? LOL

33. Stanky McFibberich - March 16, 2007

24. Adrian – March 16, 2007

Well, I don’t understand the language, but the body language was repulsive enough.
The sets and costumes were nice and the bridge railing was really red…

34. Mysterious Stranger - March 17, 2007

OMG! This is the funniest thing I’ve read in weeks!

“All I know is that if this “recasting” and “reimagining” were being proposed by G. Lucas instead of JJ Abrams, fanboys would be melting down into puddles of concentrated liquid nerd.”

Thank you for that! I laughed so hard I was crying and had stomach cramps. Oh, I needed that!!!!

Liquid nerd….LOLOLOLOO ROTFLMAO!!! OMG… That’s funny!

35. nedsfinger - March 17, 2007


now i know why billy hayes felt.


36. nedsfinger - March 17, 2007



now i know HOw billy hayes felt.


37. MiguelSan - March 19, 2007

Well that was 4 minutes 36 seconds of my life that I’ll never get back.

38. Cameron Boehme - March 19, 2007

My Friend, No. 33. – Effeminacy in the male gender is “repulsive?” I’ll tell my husband you won’t be having us over for dinner.

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