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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 ...
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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)
Rich Kronfeld ...
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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$375,000 (estimated)

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

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$617,172 (USA) (18 June 1999)
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fascinating look at a geeky underworld
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've known a number of sci-fi geeks over the years, and it is fascinating to see a whole movie about them. I've never been able to develop that sort of all-encompassing passion for anything, be in the New York Mets or The Grateful Dead, but it's fascinating to see what this obsessiveness produces.

I think Trekkies and sci-fi fans in general consist of people who have been pushed so far out of mainstream society - these are almost invariably the people (like me) who were tortured and marginalized growing up - that they have an almost insane attracting to alternate societies. So they go to sci-fi conventions, joining the Society for Creative Anachronisms (you'll also find that there is a major overlap between fans of Lord of the Rings and Star Trek with people who are into S&M or polyamourous relationships. I wish someone would make a documentary about the whole alternate geek lifestyle thing).

Anyway, this movie is very funny and covers a lot of ground in a pleasantly chaotic fashion, jumping from merchandising to fan fiction to people making it through hard times via their obsession with the show. It is very much worth watching.


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