A co-worker just forwarded me a collection of old Turkish movie knock-offs. They are hilarious! Especially Turkish Star Trek. Notice how the title sequence is a direct rip-off of the original, just masked over with orange, and the transporter effects are just putting the camera out of focus and scratching the emulsion off the film. The analog gauges on the transporter control also crack me up. Great stuff! If you have a faster-than-dialup connection, these are worth savoring, over and over-- like a cheap wine. Other notables include Badi (Turkish E.T.) when he shoots smoke out of his navel, and how the desert planet in Star Wars is apparently covered in trampolines.
In other news, it's the fourth birthday of this blog-- I started it back on March 6, 2003. I can't believe how fast time flies. A lot sure has happened since then. I've moved three times, almost died of pancreatitis, got married, lost a kitty, gained a kitty, and more. Quite the saga eh?