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Director:
Writers:
Rudi Airisto (written by) &
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Release Date:
1 October 2005 (Finland) See more »
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Plot:
The future looks bleak for Captain Pirk. Originally from the far future, he traveled back to save the world... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Best Finnish movie? No. Most entertaining? YES! See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Antti Satama ... Commander Info
Tiina Routamaa ... Lieutenant Swagger
Samuli Torssonen ... Emperor Pirk

Timo Vuorensola ... Commander Dwarf
Karoliina Blackburn ... P-Fleet Science Officer
Seppo Honkanen ... P-Fleet Scientist
Sonja Sjöblom ... Girl at Burger Joint
Santeri Humina ... Her Boyfriend
Ville Vuorensola ... Gangbanger
Rudi Airisto ... Jeff Cochbrane
Niklas Vainio ... Talok
Esa Jaatinen ... Guard at Research Facility
Pasi Rantala ... Vladimir
Sami Vaittinen ... Anatoli
Janos Honkonen ... Sergei Fukov / Festerbester
Eeva Malmberg ... Aide to Pirk
Kari Väänänen ... President Uljanov
Antti Hukkanen ... Propaganda Film Narrator / Voice of Flush / Carlo's Sex Line (voice)
Petri Henttinen ... Lieutenant Fubar
Timo Pekurinen ... Lieutenant Twinklemagnet
Teemu Savolainen ... Lieutenant Makarov
Mirka Lammi ... Captain Hayday
Marko Eskola ... Helpful Captain
Atte Joutsen ... Captain Joni K. Sherrypie
Niko Liikanen ... Ambassador Flush
Jari Ahola ... Security Chief Mikhail Garybrandy
Satu Heliö ... Commander Susannah Ivanovitsa
Jukka Korhonen ... B-13 Bridge Officer
Minna Lanz ... B-13 Bridge Officer
Hannu T. Tiberius Pajunen ... Scottish Engineer
Jarkko Paloviita ... Ensign Newbie
Petri Lehtinen ... P-Fleet Party Animal
Jani Argillander ... P-Fleet Soldier at B-13 C&C
Erno Ristola ... B-13 Security Team Lieutenant
Antti Haapalainen ... Captain Giddyup
Panu Kinnari ... Psi-Corps Officer
Petri Vaittinen ... Light Ball Loader
Otto Lanz ... Gunner on the Excavator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Turo Oraste ... Adjutant Igor

Mike Pohjola ... P-Fleet Captain
Jarmo Puskala ... P-Fleet Recruit
Mikko Rautalahti ... P-fleet soldier
Tapani Siirtola ... B-13 Combatant
Janne Torssonen ... P-Fleet Recruit
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Directed by
Timo Vuorensola 
 
Writing credits
Rudi Airisto (written by) &
Samuli Torssonen (written by) &
Jarmo Puskala (written by)

Samuli Torssonen  creator

Produced by
Atte Joutsen .... assistant producer
Samuli Torssonen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tapani Siirtola 
 
Cinematography by
Sami Aho-Mantila (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Atte Joutsen 
Samuli Torssonen 
 
Makeup Department
Saara Mäkiniemi .... makeup artist
Terhi Vuorela .... head makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Atte Joutsen .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Esa Jaatinen .... sound designer
Esa Jaatinen .... sound editor: 5.1
Esa Jaatinen .... sound engineer
Atte Joutsen .... foley artist
Atte Joutsen .... sound designer
Erik Lyden .... assistant sound designer
Ari Pulkkinen .... assistant sound designer
Saija Raskulla .... sound designer
Saija Raskulla .... sound mixer
Samuli Torssonen .... sound designer
Samuli Torssonen .... sound editor: 5.1
Timo Vuorensola .... foley artist
Timo Vuorensola .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Eemu Bertling .... pyrotechnics
Kai Gylling .... pyrotechnics
Markus Vuori .... pyrotechnics
 
Visual Effects by
Tony Anderssen .... 3D modeler
Matthew W. Christou .... 3D modeler
Craig A. Clark .... 3D modeler
Kier Darby .... 3D modeler
H. Gibbens .... 3D modeler
Nadab Goksu .... 3D modeler
Eki Halkka .... 3D modeler
Eki Halkka .... visual effects artist (as Erkki Halkka)
Atte Joutsen .... digital artist
Mark Kane .... 3D modeler
Karri Koivusalo .... 3D modeler
Nick Lee .... 3D modeler
Jani Lindblad .... 3D modeler
Santtu Luopajärvi .... 3D modeler
Mikko Monto .... 3D modeler
Mikko Monto .... visual effects artist
Eric Peterson .... 3D modeler
Jarmo Puskala .... digital artist
Jeffrey C. Richard .... 3D modeler
Peter Savin .... 3D modeler
Ralph Schoberth .... 3D modeler
Dean A. Scott .... 3D modeler
Olli Taanila .... 3D modeler
Matthew Tarling .... 3D modeler
Samuli Torssonen .... 3D animator
Samuli Torssonen .... 3D modeler
Samuli Torssonen .... compositor
Samuli Torssonen .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Trenkler .... 3D modeler
Sami Vaittinen .... visual effects artist
Timo Vuorensola .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Timo Halén .... lighting
Susan Ketonen .... lighting
Petri Latva-Rasku .... still photographer
Juha Rautio .... camera operator
Juha Rautio .... lighting
Joonas Selin .... camera operator
Sami Vaittinen .... camera operator
Ilmo Yläoutinen .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Satu Luonnotar Tarsaranta .... costumes (as Satu Niemi)
Leena Valli .... costumes
 
Music Department
Hannu Kumpula .... incidental music
Lauri Lepokorpi .... incidental music
Tapani Siirtola .... music editor: 5.1
Tapani Siirtola .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Thorbjörn Fritzon .... assistant translator: Swedish
Eki Halkka .... consultant: Lightwave 3D (as Erkki Halkka)
Herkko Hietanen .... legal counsel
Janos Honkonen .... script consultant
Antti Hukkanen .... consultant
Antti Hukkanen .... translator: English
Kalle Kaivola .... script consultant
Johanna Koljonen .... translation: Swedish
Pia Niemi .... assistant translator: Swedish
Anneli Paloviita .... catering
Hella Paloviita .... catering
Timo Pekurinen .... assistant translator: English
Timo Pekurinen .... script consultant
Mike Pohjola .... script consultant
Jarmo Puskala .... dvd menus
Jarmo Puskala .... web site designer
Toni Pykäläniemi .... consultant
Mikko Rautalahti .... script consultant
Mape Ritvola .... dvd cover design
Laura Vaasjoki .... script consultant
Timo Vuorensola .... publicist
Pekka Wallendahl .... script consultant
 

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Runtime:
103 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Finland:K-18 (original rating) (self-applied) | Finland:K-11 (re-rating) | UK:15

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The registration of the ship parked in handicap space is actually the Finnish registration of director of photography Sami Aho-Mantila's 1989 Ford Fiesta.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the original DVD release, after Pirk and the guys shoot the door into the basement of theantimatter research facility, the bullet holes on the door disappear when Dwarf's shoulder touches them.See more »
Quotes:
Keisari James B. Pirk:Why's everybody talk back all the time? Try walking in my shoes! It's no cakewalk, managin' the whole world by myself. Gotta admit, sometimes I think I've gotten in too deep. This mess began 8 years ago. My ship blew up and I was stuck in the past.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nothing in PlaceSee more »

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106 out of 114 people found the following review useful.
Best Finnish movie? No. Most entertaining? YES!, 28 August 2005
Author: mulzi from Finland

While rating this film I had to consider a few facts: It is a low-budget, do-it-yourself, fan-film. I could pick one of those perspectives and easily give it 10 stars but instead I will try to comment this film in light of any other movie since it really moves beyond those categories.

I saw the trailer but the final movie was not what you might expect from that. Although it's a comedy, the movie takes itself seriously and doesn't take easy shortcuts in doing so with style. It takes time to introduce a bunch of interesting characters. After that the comedy was at it's best when it was driven by these eccentric characters. There were no normal people in this universe.

There are great build-up's, the pacing works out pretty good and the space scenes don't overshadow the storytelling. When the CGI is on focus it's top quality visuals combined with an epic soundtrack. I do like a good space battle and the whole experience made my eyes glare with excitement. The main storyline would've worked without a few anecdote scenes but these scenes were so refreshing that it would have been a shame to receive a studio note to delete them. I welcomed every departure from the stale Hollywood formula with a smile.

Acting was OK at best with a few mild exceptions in the smallest roles. Nothing that distracted from the storytelling. Jari Ahola was brilliant as the Security Chief Karigrandi and the performance of Fukov was great fun.

I did wonder about what was the point of all. The lead character has a rather questionable morality and it felt a bit awkward at times. When the battles started I didn't know who to root for. Everyone suffers for their stupidity and the audience gets their laugh. Maybe the point is that "the universe is fair and we might get what we deserve".

All in all I laughed out loud many times in a movie theater and that doesn't happen often. I cheered and clapped and felt happy to see a movie like this. It is quite exceptional on any scale.

This was not the best Finnish movie ever but it was truly the most entertaining.

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