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(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)

Three hundred years in the future, Mars is colonized by humans and their leader Regulator Rogul plans to conquer Earth. Queen Königin Metapha is advised to send the gays Captain Kork, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig)

Writers:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig), Alfons Biedermann | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Herbig ... Brigitte Spuck / Abahachi / H2O2 / Winnetouch (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Rick Kavanian ... Jens Maul / Schrotty / Pulle / Putzmann (Stimme) / Zeitungsvoiceover / Santa Maria-Ansager
Christian Tramitz ... Käpt'n Kork
Anja Kling Anja Kling ... Königin Metapha
Til Schweiger ... Rock Fertig Aus
Sky du Mont ... William der Letzte / Santa Maria (as Sky Du Mont)
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Regulator Rogul
Hans Peter Hallwachs 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 Gerd Rigauer ... Senator Terry
Heidrun Bartholomäus Heidrun Bartholomäus ... Senatorin Lea
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Three hundred years in the future, Mars is colonized by humans and their leader Regulator Rogul plans to conquer Earth. Queen Königin Metapha is advised to send the gays Captain Kork, the Vulcannette Brigitte Spuck and the engineer Schrotty from the Surprise to the past in an experimental time machine to destroy the spaceship that human discovered in Area 51 in 2004 and avoid their technological knowledge in spacecrafts. She summons the trio and the taxi driver Rock Fertig Aus brings them to the meeting but Rogul attacks Earth. In the havoc, Kork, Spuck, Rock and Metapha travel to the past but they are hunted down by the evil Lord Jean Mau. Now the only hope for the human race depends on the success of their mission. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Die neue Komödie von Bully! (The new comedy from Bully!) See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Had the most successful opening day of a movie in Germany ever. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Senator Davis: [sees on the screen where the Surprise is] They are at the arse end of nowhere!
Senator Terry: [amused] Well, duh.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is an additional scene where the crewmen of the space ship are eating cheesecake and a surprising new member applies to join. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Heavenly Kid (1985) See more »

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disappointing
27 August 2004 | by Carlos_CostasSee all my reviews

Well, to be honest, after watching the first 15 minutes i thought it was the worst German comedy i ever saw... being a fan of Bully (and his TV show "Bullyparade") for some years now i felt the quality of entertainment and humour in the series, as well as in this movie, have decreased a lot and probably won't become again what made the TV series so special when it started. "Der Schuh des Manitu" was a big success, but (in my opinion) it was already made in a way a grandma with her grandson could watch and wouldn't be disappointed, because the jokes were not that strange or unexpected as when the TV series started. I got big sympathies for bully as a person, he's an intelligent and funny entertainer, but i think he should either decide to do movies for kids or stop the whole thing.

And now (T)Raumschiff Surprise... when watching the TV show the Star Trek parodies fitted well into the context, because of the variety of their other parodies on TV shows or movies, but a whole movie about 3 Star Trek guys that are obviously gay is not the big deal in 2004. Humour has developed, nowadays there are a lot of TV series that got similar jokes and characters (and they're not good).

In the movie, the changes of the scenery/time/places could not get me interested in what would happen next. As i mentioned above, i lost interest after 15 min, when having noticed most of the jokes could not even stand the "quality" of the last episode of "bullyparade".

What made the whole thing even worse is the advertising that came with it. There are not-funny spoken word-ringtones, a campaign for a burger restaurant, a pc game...

For me, "Schuh des Manitu" was some kind of funny when watching it the first time, it did not disappoint me. I expected worse with "(T)Raumschiff", asking myself how they would keep the gay-Star-Trek-thing entertaining for over an hour. They just switch time and places a few times, the number of jokes worth to remember is zero, some are not that bad, but i kept thinking they spent most of the time for the computer rendering stuff and tried to focus on the "story".

So if you're under 14, if you liked "Dude, where's my car", if you've never seen any Star Trek or Star Wars parody before , you could get a bit entertained.

I hope Bully finds a way back to his former qualities, he should not end like Christian Tramitz, who got to host his own very unfunny and lame TV show.


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 July 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A zűrhajó See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,341,401
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herbX Film See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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