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Director:
Writers:
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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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Delightful low-budget scifi spoof with major movie production values 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

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

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Trivia:
The CGI were rendered using standard home computers. In some scenes a single frame could take over ten hours to render and in one second of footage there are 25 frames. Overall, the CGI seen in the movie took five years to render.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:
[subtitled version]
Kapteeni Joni K. Sherrypie:Where's Kefir now?
Chief of Security Mikhail Garybrandy:In the morning, I sent a patrol out. This is all they found.
[holds up a crystal shard]
Kapteeni Joni K. Sherrypie:Aliens have crystallized Kefir!
Chief of Security Mikhail Garybrandy:Jonny, this is a data crystal. From Kefir's flight recorder.
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Movie Connections:
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41 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Delightful low-budget scifi spoof with major movie production values, 27 September 2005
Author: RealLeo from Finland

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is (roughly) the seventh film in a series of Star Trek / science fiction spoof films, following the adventures of the space ship CPP Potkustartti. More than ten years after the first Star Wreck film which was nothing more than a few minutes of simple hand drawn computer animation plus some school boy humour spoken on top of it, In the Pirkinning is the culmination of the series. More than a five year mission, this film has been "almost ready" since the end of the last millennium, and is now finally shown to a delighted audience.

And what a film it is! It really can be seen that this is a labour of love. While the acting is at time painfully amateurish, and while the plot is a bit too simplistic towards the end, the humour combined with references to Star Trek and Babylon 5 should keep any science fiction TV fan happy for the duration. And even acting can be forgiven when you consider that the actor budget has been a very round number with only one zero.

The English and Swedish subtitles are very well done, particularly the latter one which manages to transfer a significant amount of finer Finnish language nuances. However the Swedish subs were not particularly well timed: Many of the longer lines started too early and disappeared too quickly to read.

The only real gripe I have about this film is the constant swearing. Don't take me wrong, I don't mind a naughty word or even a few. Swearing at appropriate places can be unbelievably funny. But when you swear at an average speed of twice a minute or so, it stops being funny and becomes simply annoying. This has always bugged me in the series, but as the English and Swedish subtitles have been toned down, most of the viewers would neither know nor be bothered.

Why would you want to see In the Pirkinning? To begin with, it may be (and probably is) the most expensive-looking film that has been made without professional funding. However, that's not the point. The film is also funny, well-paced for the most part and sometimes even witty. It also has good re-watching value. And did I tell you it's free? You can download it from the official Star Wreck web site.

I strongly encourage you to see this film.

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