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Trekkies (1997)

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A film about the fans of the various versions of "Star Trek".

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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)
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 TV 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 show's 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 show's cast and creative team also describe what the series and its fans mean to them. Written by Eric Sorensen

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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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It's not about coolness...
26 October 2004 | by (Düsseldorf, Germany) – See all my reviews

I've read many reviews before I actually saw Trekkies and I must admit that I was pleasingly surprised! It isn't as bad as many people want to make you believe... actually I find it very interesting and entertaining. True, there are some really weird people in it, but weird also means NOT boring. And I don't mean only in the film, I also mean in live!

I think, only StarTrek fans who take themselves too much serious, believe that the people who are shown in Trekkies were portrayed as freaks. I agree that they picked up some real extreme examples of StarTrek fandom, but as mentioned by Peanuthead before, that's what makes the film so interesting: "It's capacity to make you think!"

And anybody who thinks that they better had shown some "cooler" fans is missing the point! StarTrek fandom isn't about being cool or stylish, it's about enthusiasm, about devotion and about being what you want to be. It's about being yourself and enjoying it, to stay to yourself and not denying what you are or what you love. Not every fan has to live it out like that, but everybody who wants to, is free to do! Sometimes people actually want to be different, not necessarily to be someone special, just to be not like everyone else...

Sometimes this can cause extreme examples, but think about it, where does the term "fan" come from? ...right, it's the short form of fanatic! (And that's not necessarily always a negative term.)

At one or two occasions of the film I had to bear in mind the StarTrek/X-Men-Crossover-Novel "Planet X", where the character Archangel is pushing it over the edge with Captain Picard to test this unknown community of the future, which claims itself to be so liberal and tolerant...

Think about it and you probably think about yourself.

Greetings LoganSan

P.S.: Don't mind my bad English... :)


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