Turkish Star Trek - Now with Video
October 12, 2006 3:23 PM   Subscribe

Turkish Star Trek. For some reason, there's a one off Turkish cover version of The Man Trap, that old episode of ST:TOS with the salt monster that leeches saline from your body with its fingertips. And while it's been mentioned before, that was years ago, before the actual episode could be found on YouTube.
posted by jonson (19 comments total)
First the nobel prize, now this... welcome to TurkeyFilter.
posted by bokeh at 3:32 PM on October 12, 2006

Those Turkish Spock ears are way cooler.
posted by gummo at 3:48 PM on October 12, 2006

I found Turkish Star Wars on a P2P network a while back and watched a good half of it. Hilariously funny, but also stupendously awful.
posted by Kickstart70 at 4:16 PM on October 12, 2006

At least the Turks are pretty spoiled for cool outdoor Star Trekesque settings - those at least are better than the original.
posted by Flashman at 4:35 PM on October 12, 2006

Is that a few bars from Echos by Pink Floyd around the 2 minute mark?

Note also: A young Jackie Mason as Spock. Robert Shaw reprising his Jaws captain as guy with hat. And then a white guy turns into Clarence Williams III. Solid, Keptain Kirk.

Listen as the sound effects guy has to make the swooshing open door sound too many times in a row and finally (about 3:18) sounds like he's whistling for a cab but can't pucker anymore.

Yup. Sound at 9:14. That there's some Pink alright. When the babe is turned into a bearskin rug. The last few seconds are worth the 1.6b paid for YouTube. Thanks, jonson!
posted by hal9k at 5:03 PM on October 12, 2006

It's awful indeed. However, you should know it was meant as a comedy/spoof, so the awfulness is intentional to a large degree.

Now the Turkish Spiderman, I'm not so clear on.
posted by chairface at 5:28 PM on October 12, 2006

YEEEEESSSSSSSS! I've waited for something this cool all my life! the Stan Brakhage style direct stock emulsion scratched phaser blast! The giant boulder nod to Arena! The I-beam support columns on the bridge!'

This is as cool as Led Zeppelin, chocolate, and dry socks combined.

Life is worth living, indeed.
posted by Tube at 5:48 PM on October 12, 2006

Is that a few bars from Echos by Pink Floyd around the 2 minute mark?

There can be no question. Delightful.
posted by cortex at 5:56 PM on October 12, 2006

Heh, I noticed the "shwoosh"sound as the doors opened and independantly came to the same conclusion. Spectacular!
posted by furtive at 6:19 PM on October 12, 2006

Thank you so much for posting this.
I'm new to MeFi so I'm not sure I understand why there are people that poo-poo links like this. I always thought the 'unusual' links on MeFi were better and more informative than other sites... so I consider a post like this a gem.
Keep up the good work.

First the nobel prize, now this... welcome to TURKISHFilter.

There, I fixed that for ya.
posted by ArsncHeart at 7:24 PM on October 12, 2006

Oops the above post was mine -I used my girlfriend's login by accident. She's not new to MeFi -I am.

Sorry 'bout that.
posted by squidfartz at 7:26 PM on October 12, 2006

You know, these early pilots were done on the cheap. Later they got better special effects and English-speaking actors and it became the success we know today.

I see the character vaguely resembling Harcourt Fenton Mudd is the recurring character in a Turkish film series. It's certainly cribbing from more than "The Man Trap", too.
posted by dhartung at 8:37 PM on October 12, 2006

turkish spock

Turkish spock gets so delightfully pissed when the cowboy fakes him out!
posted by Matt Oneiros at 11:39 PM on October 12, 2006

Faster than a speeding bullet.
posted by mert at 12:21 AM on October 13, 2006

Badi the Turkish E.T.
posted by radiobishop at 2:14 AM on October 13, 2006

I actually saw this on TV in a hotel in Istanbul. At first I thought, "look, Star Trek dubbed into Turkish". Then I realized that the characters and sets all looked a little... off... A lot off, in fact. Definitely hilarious.
posted by klausness at 4:53 AM on October 13, 2006

The 1971 Turkish remake of The Wizard Of Oz is sublime. Seriously, it's so spectacularly inept that after about ten minutes you start to think that it's operating in a dangerously avant-garde new mode of cinematic storytelling.
posted by jack_mo at 6:42 AM on October 13, 2006

This is awesome. There is something about not understanding the language (the Mexican soap opera effect) that enhances absurdity.

I loved the "shhhh" effects as the door opened and closed. I loved that they were all (pretty much) wearing different color uniforms. I loved that Spocks powers allowed him to detect secret doors (my pnp dnd days tell me that he must be an elf.) I build up enough outrage from KPFA, this could have been a one-link FPP and I would have applauded it. Thank you, kind stranger.

And I really think that salt-lovin' white guy turned into Ernie Hudson.
posted by chemoboy at 12:40 AM on October 14, 2006

I forgot to mention the boulder-throwing sceen. That's where I almost pissed myself with laughter. And urine, I guess, but mostly laughter.
posted by chemoboy at 12:41 AM on October 14, 2006

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