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The plot is simple. A warp in the fabric of spacetime has thrown Darth Vader, James Kirk and Mr. Spock (Star Warp'd uses satirical names, but it's easier to write it this way) into our universe in the present day. Kirk and Spock are informed by 2001's Starchild that the Monolith controlling spacetime is broken and they must fix it before the multiverses fall into a state of complete higgledy-piggledy. (Starchild sounds and acts remarkably like Sean Connery, by the by.) Vader summons the Alien, the Terminator and the Predator to fight for the Bad Guys; while Kirk and Spock summon Robocop and E.T. to fight for the good guys, and they have it out in a way that suggests Celebrity Deathmatch at the World Science Fiction Convention.
The action is mostly an amalgam of the high points in Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back; but there are cameos and homages to The X-Files, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The War of the Worlds, Dr. Strangelove, T.J. Hooker and even the old Roadrunner-Wile E. Coyote cartoons. The most satisfying moment, however, may be in the tag, where the Starchild requires both sides to cooperate in the elimination of the greatest menace the universes have ever known.Read more ›
Granted, the claymation is rather crude. If you watch the behind-the-scenes feature included on the DVD, you will see that parts of this were literally filmed in somebody's garage. Other parts were generated on home computers. The puppets were made out of Sculpy, and the sets were put together in a couple of days by guys pulling all-nighters (by their own admission.) If you read the credits, you'll see the same half-dozen or so names over and over, filling in all the different production roles -- that in itself struck me as a hilarious satire of blockbuster movies.
The producers themselves called this "guerilla filmmaking" and it should be viewed as such. A film by fans for fans. As such, I think the primitive puppets and homemade sets only add to the satire. This is definitely not the slick product of Paramount or LucasFilms.
For all its primitiveness, "Star Warp'd" does do some original things in terms of effects. It's the first claymation I've seen that combines realistic CGI with puppets. In the opening scene we see a parody of the Star Wars crawl text. (When Spock asks "how did we get into this situtation?" the captain tells him to read the crawl on the viewscreen.Read more ›
Now, granted there are a lot of poop jokes here. Farting falls in the realm of very crude, low brow humor. It's the kind of thing that little kids find funny. It's also the kind of thing that shows you aren't taking yourself too seriously, thereby avoiding possible legal troubles while at the same time expanding your potential market base.
Anyway, the plot of the story basically has characters (well, they are warped versions of the characters) from several sci-fi movies in the same universe because the space-time continuum has been torn apart by a mysterious object, a Monolith. The good guys from Star Trek are trying to keep the Monolith from being stolen by the bad guys from STAR WARS. What ensues is cool, hilarious parody.
The DVD includes a four-minute preview of the possible upcoming sequel, an audio commentary by the film's makers, and some behind the scenes footage.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are a science fiction fan (and I guess you would be if you are interested in this product) this thing is an absolute HOOT! Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Jason Guice
This video is kinda funny, but I would rather have it out of the house. Should have rented it ...or lived without it. Thumb wars is funnier and a better spoof on star wars.Published on October 14, 2008 by Me
The other reviews here already cover the basics. Yes, there are childish fart jokes (which seem lame to me). Read morePublished on February 25, 2008 by Geoff Fortytwo
Star Warp'd is a clay/computer animation parody based around Star Trek, Star Wars and a bunch of other sci-fi flicks. Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by Micheal Hunt
I don't remember laughing harder than when i watched this movie. This movie is awesome. A must see for fans of Star Wars/Star trek or any sci fiPublished on December 25, 2002 by Alexander Scavello
I thought the movie was great. Involving all those characters in one movie was brilliant. I recommend it if you want to laugh at some stupid stuff or just laugh in general.Published on November 12, 2002 by Jason
scifi people are so darn picky and uptight as you see from the reviews here. the truth is this was the funniest scifi parody i have seen since hardware wars and this was really a... Read morePublished on August 1, 2002
It seemed like a great idea - to meld all the classic space operas into a short animated film parody. So what went wrong? Read morePublished on July 29, 2002 by ssmithee
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