Keloglan (Bald Boy) is a poor villager, one day he learns the Sultan's Daughter is sick and can't wake up since a long time and the Sultan gave a word he will marry his daughter with ... See full summary »
A crossover sci-fi parody which does justice to neither Star Trek nor Turist Ömer
Turkish filmmaker Hulki Saner brings the highly popular "Ömer the Tourist" film series to a clumsy conclusion by turning Sadri Alışık's beloved comic creation into a self-insert anti-Sue for this po-faced re-enactment of the first broadcast classic Star Trek episode "The Man Trap" with results as unimpressive as a PVC-clad papier-mâché-headed Gorn.
When an Enterprise red shirt is murdered while on an away mission the culprit transports a bumbling Turkish hobo from his shot gun wedding to act as a scapegoat, but Kirk and co. fail to fall for the ruse and Ömer the Tourist joins them on the hunt in the uninspired set-up for this clumsy parody of series achieving great popularity in Turkey at the time.
Sadri Alışık is on top form in his swansong performance in the role with quick fire Turkish gags and wordplay with superb support from straight man Erol Amaç as Mr. Spak but the too are all too often eclipsed by Cemil Şahbaz, Ferdi Merter, Kayhan Yıldızoğlu and the rest of the cast as they struggle to keep to the original script.
The filmmakers seem for the most part to have forgotten they are making a comedy as they plough through a sub-standard re-enactment of the original, replete with orange tinted ripped-off effects, which relegates the star to little more than an interfering nuisance as they build up to a frenetic conclusion which throws in scenes from other classic episodes.
Turkey provides some fantastic locations for the planet scenes which the makers of the original could barely dream of but in all other respects the production values fall short calling into question the whole rationale for the re-enactment which overwhelms the comedy elements and leaves the feeling that Sadri Alışık deserved better.
"You see captain; an illogical creature."
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