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.