Hick Trek, like Star Warp’d, has “enjoyed” a very strange and long journey through science fiction festival showings and distribution. It holds the distinction of being the most reviewed film ever (at the time it was available) on Netflix. Reviews were either full of praise of hate-filled condemnation.
Fans in the former category even went so far to film a sequel (Hick Trek 2: The Next Aggravation), with Pete and John Schuermann’s blessing. The filmmaker, one Tony Trombo, even requested the Pete revisit the role of Captain Jerk. Pete declined.
Currently, after an upgrade to 1080p high definition, Hick Trek is now available online at Amazon and other avenues, thanks to a distribution deal through WildEye Releasing.
Again, it is polarizing audiences though the nostalgia factor does seem to hold some sway.