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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
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)
Herself (as Majel Barrett Roddenberry)


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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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)

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


$617,172 (USA) (18 June 1999)

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Gabriel Köerner - 'Star Trek' Fan: Hello. Peter, this is the worst time you could have called! Go away! Ok, bye.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the memory of "Bones" Frazetti - a Trekkie cat. See more »


References Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) See more »

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wonderfully original
23 April 2001 | by (leominster, ma) – See all my reviews

Finally, something new and fresh. This documentary needed to be made. It's very funny, scary, weird, touching and always interesting. Although the pace drags at times, it's entertaining and *gasp!* educational.

I'm no trekkie, I do enjoy the movies though. Although I can't relate to the trekkies featured here, one can't help but admire their devotion. Oh sure, we laugh when we see some klingon's going to a fast food restaurant, get a tad freaked out by a transvesite in a Starfleet uniform, and shake our heads at "Spinerfems". But guess what, they aren't hurting anybody! In fact, from what I saw, local Trekkie chapters do a lot of good for their community. Klingons even visit children's hospitals!

Is it weird to see someone in public wearing a phaser and a star fleet uniform? Yes, to so-called 'normal' people. Yet it's considered perfectly acceptable for an armchair jock to wear major-league baseball caps and jerseys of their favorite players in public. Hey, if a trekkie married couple has a succesful dental practice, do they need to "get a life"? Maybe the guy who spends his Sundays at the bar watching football all day needs to get one.

Hey, I laughed at it most of the time. I admit it. The candid interviews of some of the ex-cast members are a riot! And near the end of the video, there was one interview with a Radio-Shack-Trekkie (the worst kind, I think) where I could not stop laughing. I mean it, he was such a GEEK. But then, this guy has invented something useful, I haven't. There you go.

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