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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.

Director:

Roger Nygard
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Crosby ... Self
Barbara Adams Barbara Adams ... Self - 'Star Trek' Fan
Denis Bourguignon Denis Bourguignon ... Self - 'Star Trek' Fan (as The Denis Bourguignon Family)
David Greenstein David Greenstein ... Self - 'Star Trek' Fan
Laurel Greenstein Laurel Greenstein ... Self - 'Star Trek' Fan
Gabriel Köerner Gabriel Köerner ... Self - 'Star Trek' Fan
Richard Koerner Richard Koerner ... Self - Gabriel's Father (as Richard Köerner)
Rich Kronfeld ... Self - 'Star Trek' Fan (as Richard Kronfeld)
Joyce Mason Joyce Mason ... Self - 'Star Trek' Fan
Evelyn De Biase Evelyn De Biase ... Self - 'Star Trek' Fan
Anne Kathleen Murphy Anne Kathleen Murphy ... Self - 'Star Trek' Fan (as Anne Murphy)
Majel Barrett ... Self (as Majel Barrett Roddenberry)
James Doohan ... Self
DeForest Kelley ... Self
Walter Koenig ... Self
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sexual and drug references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first movie to be produced and released by "Paramount Classics". See more »

Quotes

DeForest Kelley: My favorite fan letter I received, I opened it up and there was a marijuana cigarette glued to a piece of cardboard and a photo of a very delightful-looking young girl, and she said, "you have turned me on so many times, I thought I would return the favor."
[laughs]
DeForest Kelley: I kept that one.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Mars Attacks! (1996) See more »

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subtle, gentle, hilarious
1 April 2005 | by bdkenSee all my reviews

I thought the storytelling in this doc. was incredible. Never does the narration, the interviewing, or the framing poke fun at the bizarre, unconventional -- you know, I'm not even sure what other word works to describe these people -- fans who have made incredible adjustments in their lives in order to pay homage to Star Trek.

Yes, they are strange. Yes, they seem to sometimes proclaim the supremacy of Star Trek with a vehemence that only suggests the alternative is enough to topple their worlds. But at the same time, this film, I think, takes a gentle, even respectful look at their strange personal universes.

If you want to laugh, that is your prerogative. But I think this doc. is motivated more by fascination than by indignation or disgust. Trekkies (and Trekkers) are a cultural phenomenon. One that deserves the care and depth used in the presentation of this documentary.


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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:

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$318,246
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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