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(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)

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Hundreds of years after humans have settled on Mars, Regulator Rogul and Lord Jens Maul, lead a force of Martians to Earth in order to conquer the planet. Queen Metaphor looks to the gay ... See full summary »

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Brigitte Spuck / Abahachi / H2O2 / Winnetouch (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Rick Kavanian ...
Jens Maul / Schrotty / Pulle / Putzmann / Zeitungsvoiceover / Santa Maria-Ansager
Christian Tramitz ...
Käpt'n Kork
Anja Kling ...
Königin Metapha
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Rock Fertig Aus
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William der Letzte / Santa Maria (as Sky Du Mont)
Hans-Michael Rehberg ...
Regulator Rogul
Hans Peter Hallwachs ...
Konsul Kanon
Reiner Schöne ...
Senator Bean
Christoph Maria Herbst ...
Berater von William
Siegfried Terpoorten ...
Jim
Tim Wilde ...
John
Herman Van Ulzen ...
Senator Davis
Gerd Rigauer ...
Senator Terry
Heidrun Bartholomäus ...
Senatorin Lea
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Hundreds of years after humans have settled on Mars, Regulator Rogul and Lord Jens Maul, lead a force of Martians to Earth in order to conquer the planet. Queen Metaphor looks to the gay heroes aboard the spaceship Surprise -- Captain Kork, Mr. Spuck, and first engineer Schrotty -- for help. Written by Anonymous

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Schluss mit Eierschaukeln! (Enough with the ball-shaking!) See more »

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22 July 2004 (Germany)  »

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Budget:

€9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,191,303 (Germany) (30 July 2004)

Gross:

$58,610,809 (Europe) (27 August 2004)
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The title song "Space Taxi" and almost all other songs are written by Stefan Raab, host of TV total (1999) and comedian who has also had several chart hits in Germany. See more »

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At the end of the movie after they returned home a piece of confetti lands on the princess's cleavage. In the next shot this confetti is gone. See more »

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Die im Film verwendeten Tiere und Aliens wurden bei den Dreharbeiten von Fachpersonal betreut und in keiner Weise misshandelt. (The animals and aliens used in this film were in no way mistreated and all scenes in which they appeared were under strict supervision with the utmost concern for their handling.) See more »

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Spoofs The Heavenly Kid (1985) See more »

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Hilarious nonsense with a spicy gay flavor, just enjoy the ride !!
2 January 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie. I didn't know exactly what to expect, probably some very under-the-waist gay-jokes (the fact that I still bought this DVD proofs that I'm not really above THAT). But this turned out to be much better and different! In fact there's hardly any actual sexual connotation (okay, the outer form of the spaceship DID remind me of something familiar and at one point there's some sexual innuendo concerning a gravely mistaken shadow!). But otherwise the gay premise is not exploited in nudity, or in provocative gay variations on tits-and-ass jokes, it's mostly limited to the being gay of the three protagonists, which colors their attitude, their actions and their conversation, in a very tongue-in-cheek way. This gives this parody of Star Wars and Star Trek (and probably Back to the Future) an extra dimension that's very original, to say the least, and to me it worked completely.

There were more surprises: the FX of this non-American movie is absolutely stunning, as was the sound on this DVD, which at times blew me out of my chair! The whole story develops in a very high pace, we get time-traveling, space trekking, medieval jousting, everything in a hilarious way yet enough believable to get yourself involved into the story and with the characters. The actors do a great job and are all very funny, especially of course the two bickering and ad-libbing male leads Michael Herbig (also the director) and Christian Tramitz. And Till Schweiger, although past forty, is still a treat for the eyes, I remember him from "Der Bewegte Mann", another German gay classic some ten years ago that's among my favorites: equally entertaining but with a bit more of a serious message underneath the very comical surface.

I guess that many hard-boiled gay-rightists will find that a movie like this is stereotyping gays, but not I (and being one myself I think I have a right to speak). On the contrary, I actually find it a treat to witness (albeit in a movie) a world in which gay characters (even such "extreme" ones) are considered by everyone around them as just an exotic variation of the human species and in every other aspect as valuable and worthwhile as anyone else. Notice for instance that no-one in the movie makes fun of the gay characters just for being gay or ridicules their all too obvious homosexuality. Alas: up until now such a world still is a fantasy!

All in all, I rank this movie 9 out of 10.


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