Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Denise Crosby, Frank D'Amico, Barbara Adams, Denis Bourguignon, David Greenstein
Director: Roger Nygard
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Cult Movies, Documentary
Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 08/31/2004
A Must For All Trek Fans!
GameraRocks | Gillsville, GA USA | 05/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
This documentary is an excellent look at the Star Trek's extreme fans, also known as Trekkies. I'm a huge Star Trek fan and I loved this movie. It is a loving and considerate tribute to the fans by giving them their own movie. I don't know where people got the idea that this was insulting or offensive because it is neither. It is a look into the world of true Trek fans. This movie doesn't judge or make fun of anyone who is interviewed.
Denise Crosby did an excellent job as the host. Like I said, this movie gives fans and non fans a like a look into the lives of Trekkies, those who live Star Trek. There is a dentist who has his entire office decorated with Star Trek paraphernalia, a radio dj who hosts a radio talk show called "Talk Trek", and many other people interviewed. There are also interviews with many of our favorite cast members including Leonard Nimoy, Walter Koenig, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley and many others. And clips of behind the scenes of DS9 and Voyager.
The interviews of the cast members are interesting, funny and at other times tear jerkers. And a look at the fans in their interviews is equally entertaining. No one has fans like Star Trek does, and this movie shows that!
This movie took the first one, and made it better by 100%! I was absolutely blown away about how much improvement this movie was to the original. For one thing, there was much more variety. This movie visits many different countries, and interviews many different people, and this time shows the world's love for Star Trek. Germany, France, England, Brazil and many other countries are visited. Very interesting to see other countries take on Trek.
It also lets us visit some of our favorite people from the original film, mainly the fan favorite Gabriel, and see how they are doing now, seven years after the original film. Another cool aspect of the movie is that we get to see a lot of American Star Trek tribute bands like Warp 11 among others. There are not as many Star Trek stars interviewed in this film as were in the original, but there is enough to keep us happy. Mainly the cast from the television series "Star Trek Enterprise" is interviewed, but Ethan Phillips, better known as Neelix on "Star Trek Voyager" returns as well as Denise Crosby as she hosts this film.
I didn't think this could beat the original film, because I loved the original "Trekkies" but this went above and beyond what the original film was. If you loved the first film, you will love this film 100% more! If you didn't like the original film, you need to see this, because it is 100% better, trust me.
The extras on this DVD are deleted scenes that last at least an hour long. It also has two fan films made by the people interviewed in this documentary.
Trekkies 1 + 2
S. Kiely | Ireland | 09/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Trekkies 1 is hilarious. Trekkies have the best sense of humour . Who could imagine golf fanatics poking fun at themselves this way. And on the serious side, the amount of charity and good will that trekkies give every day is inspiring. As a trekkie for over 30 yrs, I laughed, cryed, was slighly cringing at times but overall had fun. And if you're not a trekkie, find out what it all means. It's not so scary. You'll be surprised!!