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Trekkies (1997)

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Denice Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of Star Trek and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives.

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Barbara Adams ...
Herself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Denis Bourguignon ...
Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan (as The Denis Bourguignon Family)
David Greenstein ...
Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Laurel Greenstein ...
Herself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Gabriel Köerner ...
Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Richard Koerner ...
Himself - Gabriel's Father (as Richard Köerner)
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Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan (as Richard Kronfeld)
Joyce Mason ...
Herself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Evelyn De Biase ...
Herself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Anne Kathleen Murphy ...
Herself - 'Star Trek' Fan (as Anne Murphy)
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Herself (as Majel Barrett Roddenberry)
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From a television series that barely lasted three seasons in the 1960s, Star Trek has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry involving several spin-off series, numerous movies, and countless merchandise items. This phenomenon is due to the series' legions of rabidly devoted fans, popularly known as "Trekkies". Star Trek actress Denise Crosby provides an affectionate and humorous look at some of these people, who demonstrate how Star Trek has affected and even shaped their lives. Several members of the series' cast and creative team also describe what the series and its fans mean to them. Written by Eric Sorensen

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A hilarious look at the universe's most fervent fans. See more »

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Rated PG for mild sexual and drug references | See all certifications »
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8 November 2002 (Hungary)  »

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$375,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$125,636 (USA) (21 May 1999)

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$617,172 (USA) (18 June 1999)
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Second Chances (1993) See more »

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subtle, gentle, hilarious
1 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I thought the storytelling in this doc. was incredible. Never does the narration, the interviewing, or the framing poke fun at the bizarre, unconventional -- you know, I'm not even sure what other word works to describe these people -- fans who have made incredible adjustments in their lives in order to pay homage to Star Trek.

Yes, they are strange. Yes, they seem to sometimes proclaim the supremacy of Star Trek with a vehemence that only suggests the alternative is enough to topple their worlds. But at the same time, this film, I think, takes a gentle, even respectful look at their strange personal universes.

If you want to laugh, that is your prerogative. But I think this doc. is motivated more by fascination than by indignation or disgust. Trekkies (and Trekkers) are a cultural phenomenon. One that deserves the care and depth used in the presentation of this documentary.


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