It’s Star Trek, Jim, but not as we know it: the bizarre story of Turkey’s 1973 Star Trek rip-off

Turkish Star TrekAs Star Trek celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first edition of the series proper, one aspect of the franchise’s history is still being overlooked. Many Trekkies claim that the first cinema adventure of the Enterprise’s crew was released in 1979 – but six years earlier there was Turkish knock-off Turist Ömer Uzay Yolunda, also known as Ömer the Tourist in Star Trek or simply Turkish Star Trek.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Be on the lookout for Johnny Chimpo

  • FactsWillOut

    Too bad Big Gay infiltrated the franchise, now we have openly gay Sulu (who was not gay in TOS) as one of 2 daddies in “Star Trek:Beyond.”
    Keerist, I know Roddenberry supported “diversity”, but he was a Hugh Hefner style feminist, If he was to put gays in Star Trek, they would have been hot lesbians, and jello would have been involved.

    • Clink9

      They interviewed the actor that plays Captain Kirk. He said if movie goers don’t like a gay Sulu, they can stick it where the sun don’t shine.

      And he wasn’t being ironic.

      • FactsWillOut

        Hopefully, it’ll share the fate of the PC Ghostbusters reboot.

      • DD_Austin

        Thats also where they’re find their tickets sales

        Nothing like progressive propaganda to kill a franchise
        that otherwise couldn’t fail.

        Also almost all actors are assholes, having them “talK” also
        kills franchises that otherwise couldn’t fail.

        • Clink9

          Zulu wants to boldly go where no man has gone before. Hate to break it to him but the Hershey Highway is a well traveled path for some.

  • marty_p

    I find this analogy between Islam and the Borg rather relevant: