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Trekkies

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VivianRose

Trekkies
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A fellow movie critic suggested I see Trekkies since he knows I am quite fond of Star Trek. I used to consider myself a big Trekkie, or Trekker if you prefer that term, but I'm afraid I pale in comparison to the fans portrayed in this documentary!

This tribute to Star Trek is only for people who enjoy the film or show. And even I can't fully appreciate the mania some fans experience.

For the most part, it focuses on the most intensely devoted Star Trek fanatics, and includes commentary from Star Trek actors as well. You meet the woman who idolizes actor Brent Spinel (Data). Then you meet the woman who wore her Star Trek uniform while serving on the Whitewater trial jury (she wears her phaser and badge everywhere she goes). Next there's the couple who own their own dental clinic - which just happens to be a shrine to everything Star Trek. Another couple is just crazy about dressing themselves and even their pet poodle up in Star Trek garb (the husband confessed that if he could afford it, he would have his ears surgically altered to look like Spock's). Ouch! And don't forget the now-deceased Bones, the Star Wars cat. Or the teenage boy who, as a youngster, was sent home from school for wearing his Star Trek attire.

Yes, Trekkies pays homage to some truly obsessed fans. Personally, I don't understand how anyone could be that crazy about anything - and I love Star Trek. But, really, the people depicted here need help. SERIOUSLY. Still, Trekkies is quite the amusing watch.

My Rating = Three Stars


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