For six years, a group of Finnish filmmakers have been working on an independent sci-fi parody film. In that time it has grown from a 15-minute “special-effects clip” to a full length film: Star Wrek: In the Pirkinning.
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning begins with Captain James B. Pirk of the starship Kickstart shipwrecked on the 21st century Earth with his crew. Originally from the distant future, Pirk and his crew travelled back in time to save the Earth from hostile aliens, but lost their ship and became stranded. Things are not looking good for our heroes. Pirk’s daily routine consists mainly of stuffing his face at the local fast food restaurant, and he is finding it difficult to convince the ladies he is, in fact, an intergalactic space hero from the future.
As the prospects for humanity’s conquest of space look increasingly bleaker, Pirk comes up with a questionable plan to save mankind’s future…
The title and premise are goofy, but if the trailer is indicative of the quality of the finished film, we are in for a treat! The special effects, props, and set design are all far above the average “fan film”.
If you’ve ever wondered how Starfleet ships would fare against Earth Force and Mimbari ships, it looks like you will find out in October when the movie becomes available for download from the site.