I am an eBayer...that can be both a good and a bad thing...but as a fan of monster movies and classics, I'm always finding good deals on movies over there. I've never had a problem, which is a good thing I guess too. B movies are a passion of mine, but then I came across something that I did not know existed, even after being a member of Trekspace for a long time...Turkish Star Trek. I bought the last copy of it this guy had, but there's probably someone out there who has heard of it. I've not seen members talking about this but I'm curious to know what those of us who know about it think and would like to discuss it.
Let me give you a rundown in case you've not heard of it. You can look it up on IMDB...basically, these Turkish fans made their own version of the classic Star Trek, complete with Kirk,, Spock, Uhura...etc. The movie is NOT officially licensed by Paramount or the Gene Roddenberry camp, but it is interesting to see how Star Trek has trickled into other cultures to the point of them wanting their very own version of it. There are familiar elements to this "episode" to the first "pilot" of TOS...about the alien who sucks the salt out of of men who see her differently. Then they bring a "suspect" aboard the Enterprise and it's kind of a comical thing. You have to put the subtitles up to truly enjoy the dialogue because it's in Turkish language and grainy...very poor quality as far as that goes, but in all, it's great and was an interesting find for me! I'm also going to order Turkish Star Wars from the guy too...and see how they do that as well. (Please don't shoot me guys, I like all sci-fi, but Trek is my favorite.)
It seriously takes some getting used to, seeing the Enterprise hurtling through orange space...weird music, green uniforms rather than blue ones....and all that, but again, it's Star Trek as done by fans in Turkey.
I have also learned that Walter Koenig did a Star Trek episode of his own making once, and I'm looking for that. Anyone know what I am talking about? Or know where I can find it? It's one I've not been able to locate on eBay, but have found VHS screeners of TNG episodes and the like on the cheap and added them to my collections just for the uniqueness of them.
Anyway, back to Turkish Trek, I'm pleased that Star Trek in any incarnation has become such a fixture in the world, that it is even revered highly in a country like Turkey! LLNP ~~B