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Star Warp’d has had a strange history, falling into many different hands at different points in time.
Galaxy Online, the first buyer, paid a lump sum for distribution rights. They released it through what was then thought to be the best way to distrubute – online, though they did create a VHS as well. The VHS included a parody they made themselves starring Walter Koenig and Tim Russ, both of Star Trek fame(!).
Additionally, Galaxy commissioned the filmmakers to make a sequel in episodic form. They paid for two episodes and then when bankrupt during the economic upheaval with the internet in the early 2000s. All releases of Star Warp’d since have included the two episodes from the sequel.
Shortly after, Synapse Films acquired the rights for VHS and DVD. Subsequently Netflix offered the film up for DVD rental through most of the 2000s.
Today, through a distribution deal with WildEye Releasing, Star Warp’d can be found on many online portals including Amazon Prime.
NOTE picture of a Hong Kong release poster to the left.