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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 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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Trekkerek See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$375,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$125,636, 23 May 1999

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


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."
DeForest Kelley: I kept that one.
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Crazy Credits

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Beam Me Up
24 May 1999 | by EdRooneySee all my reviews

"Trekkies" Two years ago, when I visited a Star Trek convention for the first time I was amazed by the dedication some people have made to this universe that was envisioned by the late Gene Roddenberry. The people I met and the creatures I saw evoked two reactions : awe and embarrassment. I am a very casual fan of the series and movies, and I would never consider learning how to speak Klingon or dressing up in uniform. "Trekkies" is a documentary about the dedicated fans of Star Trek and the lives they lead in support of it. After watching the film, I would like everybody to refer to me as "Captain" of the starship S.S. Ed Rooney. Thank you. Former cast member of "Star Trek : The Next Generation", Denise Crosby, hosts this look into the private lives of Trekkers. Her participation in this film ensures deadly accuracy and the involvement of the casts of all the Star Trek shows, who usually show restraint when the subject of fandom comes their way. Director Roger Nygaard takes us into the underworld of conventions, meeting the fanatics who dress up in Starfleet uniforms, Klingon attire, and each hold dearly in their hearts the mythology of Star Trek. We also go out of the conventions and meet some individuals who have taken the world of Trek into their normal lives. One man runs a Star Trek themed dentist office, another complains about a homemade costume's soul-flattening inaccuracies, each speak with a spooky insistence that this is normal for them. We see homes turned into shrines to the show, men slaving over blow-torches trying recreate props, and one gut-busting moment in which a man is shown rolling around city streets in a recreated wheelchair from the program, something that truly needs to be seen to be believed. This all adds up to a rich portrait of the ways and means Star trek fans go to prove their love. Often, the camerawork is too busy and MTVish for my tastes. The movie also has so much to say in 90 minutes that it sacrifices any real in depth look at this phenomenon. I could sit through 5 hours of this, but all we get here is 90 minutes. This documentary is long overdue and I hope it spawns more like it. This is a population with so much to show us and so many stories to tell. One film seems hardly enough. ------------ 8

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