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Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005)

The future looks bleak for Captain Pirk. Originally from the far future, he traveled back to save the world, but was shipwrecked on the 21st century. The world of the past is a dangerous ... See full summary »

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Timo Vuorensola
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antti Satama Antti Satama ... Commander Info
Tiina Routamaa Tiina Routamaa ... Lieutenant Swagger
Samuli Torssonen Samuli Torssonen ... Emperor Pirk
Timo Vuorensola ... Commander Dwarf
Karoliina Blackburn Karoliina Blackburn ... P-Fleet Science Officer
Seppo Honkanen Seppo Honkanen ... P-Fleet Scientist
Sonja Sjöblom Sonja Sjöblom ... Girl at Burger Joint
Santeri Humina Santeri Humina ... Her Boyfriend
Ville Vuorensola Ville Vuorensola ... Gangbanger
Rudi Airisto Rudi Airisto ... Jeff Cochbrane
Niklas Vainio Niklas Vainio ... Talok
Esa Jaatinen Esa Jaatinen ... Guard at Research Facility
Pasi Rantala Pasi Rantala ... Vladimir
Sami Vaittinen Sami Vaittinen ... Anatoli
Janos Honkonen Janos Honkonen ... Sergei Fukov / Festerbester
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The future looks bleak for Captain Pirk. Originally from the far future, he traveled back to save the world, but was shipwrecked on the 21st century. The world of the past is a dangerous place and he is finding it difficult to convince the ladies he is, in fact, an intergalactic space hero from the future. To make things right Pirk comes up with a questionable plan to save mankind's future... Written by Rigi

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | English

Release Date:

1 October 2005 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wreck VI: In the Pirkinning See more »

Filming Locations:

Hatanpää, Tampere, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€15,000 (estimated)
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Tuotantoyhtiö Energia See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The footage of a deserted Helsinki appearing in P-fleet propaganda was shot late at night when traffic was slow. The shoot was arranged during the "nightless nights" of Finnish summer when the sun sets only for a few hours, so the footage appears to be shot during daytime. See more »

Goofs

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

[last lines, subtitled version]
Info: In a low-power mode, I believe I can make it until the 21st century, and prevent the fateful invasion campaign from taking place.
Keisari James B. Pirk: So that none of this ever happened? Then I'll be saved!
Info: Hm. In a way. Yes.
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Alternate Versions

A special Imperial Edition is available on DVD. This version has been revamped for a wider distribution. It has completely new special effects, with space ships designed specially for this movie. The soundtrack is re-mastered for added speech clarity and more sound effects can be heard. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Sanat
Produced by Audioworks Finland
Lyrics by Timo Vuorensola and Julia Saanio
Vocals by Julia Saanio
Violin by Auroora Kiiski
Mastered by Jyri Sariola
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Delightful low-budget scifi spoof with major movie production values
27 September 2005 | by RealLeoSee all my reviews

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. Released 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 dubbed 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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