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Trekkies (1997)

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Denise 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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Crosby ... Herself
Barbara Adams Barbara Adams ... Herself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Denis Bourguignon Denis Bourguignon ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan (as The Denis Bourguignon Family)
David Greenstein David Greenstein ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Laurel Greenstein Laurel Greenstein ... Herself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Gabriel Köerner Gabriel Köerner ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Richard Koerner Richard Koerner ... Himself - Gabriel's Father (as Richard Köerner)
Rich Kronfeld ... Himself - 'Star Trek' Fan (as Richard Kronfeld)
Joyce Mason Joyce Mason ... Herself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Evelyn De Biase Evelyn De Biase ... Herself - 'Star Trek' Fan
Anne Kathleen Murphy 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
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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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Rated PG for mild sexual and drug references | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Neo Motion Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Trekkerek See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$375,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$125,636, 23 May 1999

Gross USA:

$318,246
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Color
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Chase Masterson: [on the hopeful future of Star Trek] I think that Star Trek has a really, really neat message. The whole infinite diversity in infinite combinations is something that's very attractive to all of us. And it's something that I wish the world would grasp onto as beautifully as the Star Trek fans have.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Royale (1989) See more »

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A funny, heartwarming look at one of the biggest television fandoms in the world.
14 June 2003 | by bijin_chickSee all my reviews

When I rented "Trekkies", I expected mostly to laugh at the weird and wild extremes to which Star Trek fans will go. (I myself a Trek fan, so I was also prepared to do a bit of laughing at myself as well!) But "Trekkies" also surprised me with its warm-hearted, caring look at Trek's most ardent devotees. It managed to tell both a funny story about Trek fans and pay gleeful tribute to their obsession of choice.

Humor-wise, "Trekkies" scores big. The Klingons eating Big Macs, the Borg from New Jersey, and the Voyager sex scripts received by the Trek producers were all riotously funny. The Trek cast members all had funny stories to tell as well, from DeForest Kelley's ardent female fan to Kate Mulgrew's marriage proposal.

But there were also some genuinely touching moments in "Trekkies" as well. James "Scotty" Doohan's story about the suicidal fan brought tears to my eyes. I know people who are fortunate enough to have met Mr. Doohan, and from all accounts he is a truly kind, compassionate individual. That really shows through in all of his comments about the Trek fandom. LeVar Burton tells how Gene Roddenberry named his character, Geordi LaForge, after a terminally ill Star Trek fan who passed away; John de Lancie (Q) speaks of another paralyzed patient who finds solace in Star Trek.

Although "Trekkies" seems to poke fun at its subject, it's clear that the spirit of the film shares the same love for Star Trek that motivates the fans. It pays tribute to the groundbreaking nature of the original Trek, and praises the spirit of progressiveness and harmony of the Star Trek universe as a whole. Trekkies never questions whether or not Star Trek was a good show. It only questions how far people will go to express their appreciation for it.


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