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

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

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Denise Crosby ... Herself
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)

Majel Barrett ... Herself (as Majel Barrett Roddenberry)

James Doohan ... Himself

DeForest Kelley ... Himself

Walter Koenig ... Himself

Nichelle Nichols ... Herself

Leonard Nimoy ... Himself

William Shatner ... Himself

George Takei ... Himself

Grace Lee Whitney ... Herself

LeVar Burton ... Himself

Michael Dorn ... Himself

Terry Farrell ... Herself

Jonathan Frakes ... Himself

Chase Masterson ... Herself

Kate Mulgrew ... Herself

Robert O'Reilly ... Himself

Ethan Phillips ... Himself

Brent Spiner ... Himself

Wil Wheaton ... Himself

Buzz Aldrin ... Himself - Astronaut
Richard Arnold ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Consultant
Brannon Braga ... Himself - Co-Executive Producer 'Star Trek: Voyager'
Maria De Maci ... Herself
Daryl Frazetti ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan
James T. Kirk ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Erik Larson ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Marc Okrand ... Himself (as Dr. Marc Okrand)
Brian Phelps ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan (as Brian W. Phelps)
Glen Proechel ... Himself - Founder - Interstellar Language School
Patrick Rimington ... Himself - Convention Promoter (as Pat Rimington)
Jeri Taylor ... Herself - Co-Creator / Executive Producer 'Star Trek: Voyager'

Mark Thompson ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan
J. Trusk ... Himself - Captain Kirk Lookalike
Douglas Marcks ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Deborah Warner ... Herself - Fanzine Writer (as Deborah L. Warner)
Michael Westmore ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Make-up Supervisor
G.Z. Allen ... Himself
Robert Allen ... Himself
Holly Barbour ... Herself
Morgan Barbour ... Herself
Jennifer Bax ... Herself
Viki Beyer ... Herself
Robert Boudrow ... Himself
Nicole Compton ... Herself
Dennis Friday II ... Himself
David Livingston ... Himself

Gary Lockwood ... Himself
Geoffrey Mandel ... Himself
Diane Morgan ... Herself
Renee Morrison ... Herself - Barbara Adams' Co-Worker
Stephanie Murphy ... Herself
James Pollnow ... Himself
Lori Seol ... Herself - Merchandise Dealer
Kenneth Traft ... Himself
Deborah Wheeler ... Herself - Barbara Adams' Co-Worker
Wayne Wills ... Himself

Robert Beltran ... Himself
Jolynn Brown ... Herself
Justin Reid Cutietta ... Himself

Roxann Dawson ... Herself
Evelyn Eastteam ... Herself
Diana Harper ... Herself
Inge Heyer ... Herself
John Hurles ... Himself
Devin Irwin ... Himself
Joan Letlow ... Herself

Robert Duncan McNeill ... Himself (as Robert McNeill)
Jason Munoz ... Himself
Harminder Pal ... Himself
John Paladin ... Himself
Mark Payton ... Himself

Robert Picardo ... Himself
Jessica Rimington ... Herself
Mary Rottler ... Herself

Tim Russ ... Himself
Douglas Shannen ... Himself
Linda Syck ... Herself
Barron Toler ... Himself
Thomas Anitzberger ... Himself
Craig Berthiaume ... Himself
Brian Dellis ... Himself
Ross Gabrick ... Himself
Adam Geiss ... Himself
Jason Mathews ... Himself
Hope Rudeen ... Herself
Paul Rudeen ... Himself

Timothy Scott ... Himself
Jason Speltz ... Himself
Rocky Stinitis ... Himself
Deborah Taller ... Herself
Alois C. Tschamjsl ... Himself
Allison Todd ... Herself
Bruce Clarke ... Himself
Melisa Dahl ... Herself
L. Grace Klitmoller ... Herself
Tim Meyers ... Himself
Donelda Snyder ... Herself
Pat Weisner ... Herself
William Coble ... Himself
Ron Duran ... Himself
Lynn Fulstone ... Herself
Glenn Gadd ... Herself
L.D. Gardner ... Himself
Travis Gates ... Himself
Debbie Hanon ... Herself
Dennis Hanon ... Himself
Randall Hawthorne ... Himself
Sharron Hawthorne ... Herself
Logan Madden ... Himself
Adam Madden ... Himself
Cheryl Petersen ... Herself
Adam Philpott ... Himself
Russell Ray ... Himself
Tonya Saunders ... Herself
Daniel Shea ... Himself
Susan Shea ... Herself
Wendy Shea ... Herself
David Silverman ... Himself
Esther Becerra ... Herself
Ana Espinoza ... Herself
Edgar Jauregui ... Himself
Salvador Nogueda ... Himself
Richard Clabaugh ... Himself

Daren Dochterman ... Himself
Edward Herndon ... Himself
Joyce Herndon ... Herself
Penny Keane ... Herself
Jane Lostumbo ... Herself
Stanley Lozowsky ... Himself
Marcella Mesnard ... Herself
Carl Meyers ... Himself
Carroll Paige ... Herself
Daniel Pilkington ... Himself
Ric Parish ... Himself
Thomas Phillips ... Himself
Robert Russell ... Himself
Lori Schwartz ... Herself
Tom Stewart ... Himself
Karl Van Der Wyk ... Himself

Jonathan West ... Himself
Cheryl Wilson ... Herself
Michael Armendariz ... Himself
Teresa Bailie ... Herself
Roberta Barnhart ... Herself
Thomas Bax ... Himself
Jared Bird ... Himself
Martha Bock ... Herself
Richard Bowen ... Himself
Miguel Carreon ... Himself
Thomas Clegg ... Himself
Rick Corley ... Himself
Rey Duran ... Himself
Chris Fleming ... Himself
Michael Gay ... Himself
Armando Paul Guillen ... Himself
Peter Haberkorn ... Himself
Shantell Hafner ... Herself
Steve Hardy ... Himself
Lisa Harper ... Herself
Scott Harper ... Himself
Matthew Herra ... Himself
David Koontz ... Himself
Margaret Koontz ... Herself
Stephen Koontz ... Himself

Robert Lopez ... Himself
Steve Menaugh ... Himself
Phil Murre ... Himself
Sondra Reynolds ... Herself
Michael Raffeo ... Himself
Shelly Raffeo ... Herself
Evan Shride ... Herself
Helen Souza ... Herself
Dennis Thuringer ... Himself
Linda Thuringer ... Herself
Travis Williams ... Himself
Frank D'Amico ... Comedian / Himself

Rick Overton ... Comedian / Himself
Jon Ross ... Comedian / Himself

Fred Travalena ... Comedian / Himself

Matt Weinhold ... Comedian / Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melissa Dahl ... Herself

John de Lancie ... Himself (uncredited)
Steve Head ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Nygard 
 
Produced by
W.K. Border .... producer
Denise Crosby .... co-executive producer
Michael Leahy .... executive producer
Scott Nimerfro .... associate producer
Joel Soisson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
J.J. Holiday 
Billy Sullivan 
Walter Werzowa 
Jimmie Wood 
 
Cinematography by
Harris Done 
 
Film Editing by
Roger Nygard 
 
Production Management
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Larry Scharf .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Chad Goei .... digital artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... motion control end credit sequence optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Elio Concepcion .... assistant camera
Timothy B. Johnson .... camera operator
John P. Tarver .... additional photography (as John Tarver)
 
Editorial Department
Lisa Raymond .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
J.J. Holiday .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Jennifer Conroy .... assistant to producer
Jason Mundy .... assistant to producer
 

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Rated PG for mild sexual and drug references
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86 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Klingon Like Me, 5 June 2000
Author: Alan One (jeffo@infomagic.com) from Flagstaff, AZ

It seems that the dissatisfying depths sunk to by The Phantom Menace have caused the sci-fi pendulum to swing wildly back into the Star Trek camp. First we're given Galaxy Quest, a fictional spoof on the Star Trek convention sub-culture, and now the Trekkies, a dead-pan documentary that manages to take the spoof further than any fiction could. The premise is simple; former Next Generation cast member Denise Crosby wanders the desolate plains of science fiction conventions with camera in tow. What she uncovers is often fascinating, frequently disturbing, and almost without exception, incredibly sad.

In case you've missed one of the best-documented cultural phenomena of the past two decades, convention attendees notoriously devote their time and energy to emulating what they've seen on the screen, which usually means playing dress-up. Some are obviously out to have fun, but most seem to invest a great deal of their self-worth in the creation of their characters. Even this can provide good entertainment, but it often seems unbearably vacant; many of these folks express admiration for the society of equality and freedom depicted by Trek, but instead of actually doing something in the real world to make the vision come to life, they put on a wig, paint their face blue and go to the con.

Not surprisingly, the pretense clung to by the Trekkies (or Trekkers, as some prefer to be called) rings false much of the time. The Star Fleet officers they strive to mimic are members of a hierarchical, pseudo-military organization, in which people presumably ascend in rank through merit and achievement. The sad sacks running around in Trekkies have the luxury of defining themselves as they wish. Logic would dictate that such a scenario would produce many more Lieutenant Commanders than Yeoman, and Trekkies provides ample proof. What's especially hard to comprehend is the gleam of pride so evident in the eyes of these people. What's to be proud of? They did nothing to earn their store-bought uniforms or pips, except, of course, purchase them. I got the impression that 20 years ago, these same folks would have been nudging me on the school bus, offering to tell me tales of their 20th-level Paladin, his +5 Holy Avenger, and the contents of his Bag of Holding.

Thankfully, we are also offered a few brief interviews with many of the cast members of the original series and its progeny. The descriptions of the "original" Trek convention are intriguing. Most admirable is Brent Spiner (Lt. Cmd. Data from Next Generation), whose dry humor and cynicism seem appropriate.

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