Trekkies is a 1997 documentary film
Documentary film
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 directed by Roger Nygard
Roger Nygard
Roger Nygard is an American film and television director, editor, writer, and producer. His films include Trekkies, Trekkies 2, and The Nature of Existence.-Early life and work:...

 about the devoted fans of Gene Roddenberry
Gene Roddenberry
Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, best known for creating the American science fiction series Star Trek. Born in El Paso, Texas, Roddenberry grew up in Los Angeles, California where his father worked as a police officer...

's Star Trek
Star Trek
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franchise. Starring Denise Crosby
Denise Crosby
Denise Michelle Crosby is an American actress best known for portraying Security Chief Tasha Yar on Star Trek: The Next Generation...

 (best known for her portrayal of Security Chief Tasha Yar
Tasha Yar
Lieutenant Natasha "Tasha" Yar, played by Denise Crosby, is a character in Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the fictional series, the character served as chief of security aboard the USS Enterprise-D for the first season....

 on the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
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), the movie
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 contains interviews with Star Trek devotees, more commonly known as Trekkie
A Trekkie or Trekker is a fan of the Star Trek franchise, or of specific television series or films within that franchise.-History:In 1967, science fiction editor Arthur W...

s. The fans range from people who dress as Klingon
Klingons are a fictional warrior race in the Star Trek universe.Klingons are recurring villains in the 1960s television show Star Trek: The Original Series, and have appeared in all five spin-off series and eight feature films...

s to members of Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. His portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact and of Dr...

 fan clubs and a club that is producing a Star Trek movie of their own. Trekkies includes many Star Trek actor
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s and fans, including Barbara Adams, the Whitewater scandal trial juror who arrived in court in her Starfleet
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. Another prominent profilee was Gabriel Köerner
Gabriel Köerner
Gabriel Köerner is a visual effects artist and well-known Star Trek fan . Köerner appeared as a profilee in the 1997 documentary Trekkies and its 2003 sequel Trekkies 2, and went on to make guest appearances on The Drew Carey Show and as the "Star Trek Geek" on Beat the Geeks...

, who attained minor celebrity status as a result of his role in the film. In 2003, a sequel
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 was launched, entitled Trekkies 2
Trekkies 2
Trekkies 2 is the sequel to the 1997 documentary film Trekkies.In 2003, a sequel to Trekkies was launched, titled Trekkies 2. This documentary film travels throughout the world, mainly in Europe, to show fans of Star Trek, commonly known as Trekkies, who do not live in the United States...

. This documentary travels throughout the world, mainly in Europe
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, to show fans of Star Trek from outside the United States
United States
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. It also revisits memorable fans featured in the previous film.

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