In is an undisputed fact that Star Trek has led the way in the sub-genre of Space Nazis, but the Finnish filmmakers behind 2005’s Trek parody Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning are taking the 3rd Reich to the next level with Iron Sky – a film about Nazis on the moon. Check out the latest trailer below. We also look back at Star Trek’s Space Nazis.
Space Nazis are back and on the moon in Iron Sky
20 years ago a group of Finnish Star Trek fans began a series of short parody films with Star Wreck. That film was followed by five more shorts and the feature-length Star Wreck: The Pirkinning in 2005. That film pitted the forces of Star Trek vs. Babylon 5 and it became a cult hit. In 2006 it was even distributed on home video by Universal Pictures. Since then the team have been working on another sci-fi comedy, Iron Sky, which tells the story of Nazis who have been hiding on the moon since the end of World War II. The film will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Here is the brand new trailer.
For more information on Iron Sky, visit the official site www.ironsky.net.
Space Nazis in Star Trek
As noted, it was Star Trek that set the standard for Space Nazis. The first occurrence was in 1968 with the original series episode "Patterns of Force," where the Enterprise discovers a planet (Ekos) where an Earth historian used Nazi Germany as a pattern to shape the Ekosian culture…what could go wrong?
Space Nazis came back 30 years later in the Voyager two-part episode "The Killing Game," when a group of Hirogen Hunters played Nazis in a deadly holographic simulation, with the Voyager crew playing the resistance.
And in 2004 Space Nazis appeared in the season 3 cliffhanger for Star Trek: Enterprise and were featured in the two-part season 4 opener "Storm Front." The episode had the crew of the NX-01 transported back in time to an alternative World War II where the Na’kuhl (a faction in the Temporal Cold War) had joined up with the Nazis to help them invade the USA and win the war.