STAR WRECK I (1992)
The first Star Wreck animation was inspired by the classic computer game Star Control 2. Star Wreck I was drawn frame by frame using Deluxe Paint Animation, so the visuals are just as crude as the dialogue. Then again, this was one of Samuli's animations to have dialogue.
The only thing Star Wreck I has in common with the later episodes are the characters' names. The so called plot is simple: Plingons are attacking Earth and the CPP Kickstart must fight them off. The story is bad, the graphics are bad and the acting is really bad. This is a classic!
STAR WRECK II (1994)
Samuli returns to the crime scene in Star Wreck II: The Old Shit, this time with Rudi Airisto, who joins as a writer and the voice for the Vulgar, Mr. Spook.
STAR WRECK III (1995)
Pirk's fumbling voyages continue in Star Wreck III - Wrath of the Romuclans. There were improvements in the graphics, a more complicated storyline, and lots of new, tasteless humour. Many consider this to be the funniest of the old episodes, although Pirk's excessive swearing did raise a few eyebrows back int he day... Star Wreck III saw the first of the now traditional red-shirted security guard jokes.
STAR WRECK IV (1996)
In Star Wreck IV: The Kilpailu ("kilpailu" is Finnish for "competition"), several new characters were introduced, now drawn by Rudi Airisto. He would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the silly-looking Ferret graphics - the palette simply ran out of colours.
STAR WRECK 4½ (2000)
Despite it's numbering Star Wreck 4½ - Weak Performance was actually made after Star Wreck V, even though most of it is re-used footage from Andy Bones II, made years earlier... Confused? So is the plot, where Captain Pirk plays Andy Bones on the Halludeck while Romuclans attack The Kickstart.
STAR WRECK V (1997)
Seen In the Pirkinning? See how Pirk got stranded in the past! Star Wreck V: Lost Contact was the first film to use live actors instead of cartoons. Real sets would have cost too much, so we decided to try bluescreen, just for fun. Our expectations weren't high, but it worked. So the movie was shot against a cheap blue bed-sheet and the blue background was replaced with spaceship bridges.
The Korg plan to assassinate rockstar Jeffrey Cochbrane (Played by Rudi Airisto and a pair of sunglasses) and his band Dethdestro before their concert attracts the attention of Vulgars. This would stop humanity's first contact aliens and change the future. If that wasn't bad enough, all Jeff wants to do is play loud and drink too much, but now Pirk and his crew must force him to save the world...
Only on the DVD
The Making of Star Wreck: Legacy (2006)
The Making of is a brand new 40 minute documentary about the birth of Star Wreck. See how Samuli got from making floating treehouses to making the most watched Finnish film ever. Sometimes childhood dreams do come true.
Ändy Bones I - Raiders of the Stupid Dead Baboon
Ändy Bones and the Raiders of the Stupid Dead Baboon is the very first film Samuli ever made. And concecutively one of the most under-produced masterpieces ever seen on DVD. Shot with a VHS camcorder in the nearby forest it has it all: Nazis, improvised dialogue, shotguns, violence and nazis.
Ändy Bones II - Alone in the Dark
Ändy Bones II continues on the same track, but replaces nazis with zombies. It is most famous for it's mis-use of fireworks and the fact that it was later cut to form most of Star Wreck 4½ - Weak Performance.
Timo's debut film Norwegian whore has everything an art film should have. Shot in black & white and featuring a storyline almost incomprehensible to everyone but the makers themselves. The film features a genuinely disturbing soundtrack by Finnish industrial/noise band Älymystö.
The DVD features even more old stuff from the makers of Star Wreck, like Rampa a silent animation pre-dating even the first Star Wreck and Funnies by Samuli and Make.
*Temperatures below -30C (-22F) are not uncommon during the winter months. In these conditions hypothermia can kill in minutes. In less severe cases frostbites can result in amputation of fingers or entire limbs. It is especially important for Finnish filmmakers to stay warm during the winter, because operating movie equipment can be difficult without fingers or if you are dead.