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Thirty years ago, science-fiction editor Art Saha coined the term "trekkies" when he saw a few fans of Star Trek's first season wearing pointy ears. Today, the word is found in the Oxford dictionary, and aficionados of the long-run series have seen their subculture achieve stratospheric status. In this documentary on the fan mania surrounding Star Trek, Denise Crosby (Star Trek: the Next Generation) serves as tour guide, stopping off at a radio talkshow, visiting fans in their homes, interviewing actors of both the original and later series, and visiting fan clubs and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"gain a little greater appreciation for the genius of Roddenberry's phenomenon"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Love them or hate them, Trek fans make fine entertainment."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"Reveals the desperate lengths people will go to find a sense of meaning and community in their lives. Here entertainment becomes a surrogate religion."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"I mean, let's face it: a poodle dressed up in a Star Trek uniform--that's good comedy."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"All of this holds a strange fascination, but it does get somewhat redundant after a while."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"very interesting"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"I actually know quite a few of the people in this. Creepy."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"it doesn't have to try hard to get a laugh because the Trekkies provide the comedy with their mere existence - and the comedy is golden!"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Serves as a funny and insightful glimpse into the world of that strangest creature of all--the 'Star Trek' fan."
‑ Thom Bennett, Film Journal International
"A sort of neutral valentine to Trek die-hards."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Hysterical look at Star Trek nerds in the wild"
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"My enjoyment of this sci-fi series is nothing compared with the fanaticism of hard-core devotees of Gene Roddenberry's cultural phenomenon."
‑ Susan Granger,
"Laugh long and prosper."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
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