While Finland is generally not regarded as the sci-fi capital of the world, a rather impressive work of sci-fi parody has emerged from that land.
The film is a an amazing parody of two great sci-fi franchises:Babylon 5 and Star Trek. While the production values of the live scenes are not up to Hollywood standards, the animated space battles are equal to anything I’ve seen on TV. Seeing Federation star ships going phaser to laser with Earth Force ships is sure to give any true nerd a spockgasm of geekish delight. The film is also pretty damn funny.
The dialog is in Finnish, but subtitled versions are available. You can download the film (via bit torrent or direct download) for free or buy the disks on the website.
They have truly reached the heights of nerdtasticness by also releasing a role playing game based on the film’s universe.
I have long suspected that Finland harbored some great and powerful nerds. Some years ago I received an email from that fine country asking if my Call of Cthulhu adventures could be converted to Finnish. I was all for that-madness should be shared.