• Trekkies (1999)


Release Date: May 21st, 1999

DVD Release Date: November 9th, 1999

PG |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

The science fiction TV franchise "Star Trek" has had a seismic impact on the lives of its most obsessive fans. Known as Trekkies, these diehard devotees wear their Starfleet costumes in public, speak in Klingon and even redecorate their offices and homes to mimic the look of the "Star Trek" world. In this documentary, former "Star Trek" actress Denise Crosby travels the country interviewing famous fans like Barbara Adams and exploring the reasons behind the show's enduring appeal.

Cast: Denise Crosby, Barbara Adams, Denis Bourguignon, David Greenstein, Laurel Greenstein, Gabriel Köerner, Richard Koerner, Rich Kronfeld

Director: Roger Nygard

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Amusing , 1990s , Lighthearted , Love , Spirited , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    By the end of Trekkies,you almost feel the best way to bring peace to the Middle East would be to hold a Star Trek convention there. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Trekkies talk at length about how the world would be a saner and more peaceful place if the "Star Trek" philosophy ruled our lives. No doubt it would be a lot more entertaining, too, especially during root canals. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    It doesn't analyze or explain it; it just presents it. The result is funny and disturbing at the same time. show more

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