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Trekkies 2 (2004)

Vaughn Armstrong , Richard Arnold , Roger Nygard  |  PG |  DVD
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  • Actors: Vaughn Armstrong, Richard Arnold, Robert Meyer Burnett, Casey Biggs, John Billingsley
  • Directors: Roger Nygard
  • Producers: Denise Crosby, Jennifer Haire, Joel Soisson, Michael Leahy
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Surround Sound, Full Screen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002I83SG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,065 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Trekkies 2" on IMDb

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  • Deleted scenes
  • Fan films

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As promised, the sequel to Trekkies presents an expanded universe of Star Trek fandom, and even curmudgeonly Klingons will enjoy this globetrotting trek of discovery. NextGen alumnus Denise Crosby returns as host of this sincerely appreciative survey of Trek enthusiasts from the U.S.A., Germany, England, Australia, Italy, Brazil, France, and even war-torn Serbia. Director Roger Nygard seizes the opportunity to revisit the most memorable fans from Trekkies, and Trek savants the world over will be delighted to learn that über-nerd Gabriel Koerner is not only married but happily employed as a digital-effects modeler (go, Gabe!), while Whitewater juror (and Starfleet Commodore) Barbara Adams continues to exemplify the Prime Directive in Little Rock, Arkansas. Emphasis is duly placed on the charitable activities of Trek devotees (yes, the Trekkies/Trekkers debate continues to rage), while "filk" singers and Trek tribute bands are given props for their musical inspiration. Most importantly, Trekkies 2 meaningfully explores of the motivation, purpose, and appropriateness of Trek fandom in a world that is still light-years away from the benevolent idealism that Star Trek represents. Trekkies 3 (due a few years later) promises to expand the survey to Asia, Africa, India, the Middle East, and Russia. Could this be the start of genuine unification? --Jeff Shannon

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Directed by Roger Nygard, TREKKIES 2 is hosted by Denise Crosby, the actress who played Tasha Yar on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The filmmakers visit Star Trek fans all over the world, including the Spock of Germany, an Englishman who transformed his flat into a starship and auctioned it on the internet for $2 million, and the first convention ever held in Serbia. The film also checks in on some of the original TREKKIES profilees like wunderkind Gabriel Koerner and Whitewater juror Barbara Adams.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More balanced than the original September 4, 2004
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In 1997 the movie "Trekkies" caused outrage among many fans that felt that the film put too much emphasis on `extreme' fans to the detriment of all Star Trek fans. "Trekkies 2" provides a broader and more balanced look at fandom and it's lots of fun to watch. Sure the film introduces us to even more people who had me shaking my head in wonder but it also provides a fascinating look at the multicultural diversity within Star Trek fandom as the filmmakers travel around the world.

"Trekkies" focused on fans in the United States but as you watch "Trekkies 2" you get to globetrot with the filmmakers as they film at conventions in Europe, South America and Australia. The United States isn't neglected though and one of the things that director Roger Nygard choose to do is to revisit some memorable characters from "Trekkies" and see not only what they currently up to, but how appearing in "Trekkies" affected their lives. The memorable Gabriel Koerner, who is now in his early twenties with a wife and a successful career as a special effects modeler, took a lot of grief for his appearance but you can't help but admire his confidence. (Koerner did the opening graphics for the film.) `The Commander', Barbara Adams is back as well.

One of the most amusing segments is the chapter on Star Trek themed bands whose music will be featured on the upcoming "Trekkies 2" soundtrack CD (due out Oct. 5th). Those bands are just as diverse as the fans themselves and play different styles of music but the one thing they all have in common is that they don't take themselves too seriously.

Among the actors who comment on fandom in "Trekkies 2" are Nana Visitor, Cirroc Lofton and Casey Biggs from Deep Space Nine.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Heaping Helping Of Trekkies May 31, 2005
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The first "Trekkies" film managed to dig up some rather odd characters to give the average person an idea of what makes up a fan of "Star Trek" and all of its offspring. It gave us a cross-dressing dude who explains and performs a little "filk" for everyone. We were introduced to the lady in Arkansas who was made famous by attending Whitewater scandal jury duty in her Starfleet uniform and, alas, who could forget Gabriel Koerner. He was perhaps the uber-geek out of the whole bunch. The film also showed how the fans are very involved in their communities and world.

More of the same is offered up in "Trekkies 2," though this one was a little more emotional than the first. Denise Crosby bounces across the globe in search of more Trek fans. Once again we visit some pretty strange folks, but we are also shown how something as simple as "Star Trek" can have so much meaning to a group of people when Crosby goes to Serbia. Those people were so touched and amazed at how the characters in "Star Trek" lived amongst each other in relative peace even though they were pretty much all from different races, religions, etc. It was heartwarming to listen to these people talk about how their newfound freedom took on a special meaning through "Star Trek." I also noticed that out of all of people in this film, the Serbians seemed to be the least to play "dress up" as their favorite characters, holding more to the ideals of "Trek" and not so much the whiz-bangs and Klingons of it all.

There's one fellow who converts his house into a replica of the Enterprise. We get a better and perhaps more disturbing look into the world of "Filk" music and some of the bands in that genre.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Big Disappointment...Don't Bother June 27, 2005
Format:DVD
After loving Trekkies I, we ordered Trekkies 2, an obviously PC response to fan backlash from the hilarious portrayal of Trek fans in Trekkies I. Trekkies 2 is a yawn...slow and boring with very few colorful fans other than updates on megafans featured in Trekkies I.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some serious obsession here.... September 27, 2004
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You have to hand it to the Trekkies....they love their Star Trek. They love it to the point of obsession, as in the case of the lady in Arkansas who goes to court in her uniform! This movie was good, but not as hilarious as the first outing. I do like how they showed Trekkies from all over the world though. It gives one a good sense of just how large the phenomenon is. Denise Crosby is great as the host too....she's just weird enough to be very entertaining. This is definitely great cheesy entertainment. Watch it...love it...live long and prosper!
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Trekkies 2 seeks to understand the phenomenon of Trek, much like the first Trekkies did. Only this time, Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar of ST:TNG) takes her camera and charm to Europe and interviews fans from Germany, France, London and - perhaps most movingly - Serbia. Those of us Trekkies who love Star Trek and live in America pretty much get it. Star Trek and Captain Kirk are as American as Star Wars and Han Solo. Star Trek is two-fisted action and pop-philosophy in a lava-lamp colored universe that splits the difference between scientific inquiriry and skirt gazing. This was nicely explored in the first Trekkies. But what does Trek offer the Europe side of the planet? Well, firstly, it offers Star Trek, The Next Generation. One of the things I was struck by was how Americans gravitate to the original show and most Europeans love The Next Generation. Actually, this makes sense ... after all, Jean-Luc Picard is so Eurpean, we think of him as both English and French. -- It seemed to me that Europeans are drawn to the more complex universe presented in Next Gen. Whereas original Trek was broad strokes and lovely women and flying fists, Next Gen offered the world we hope ours evolves into. This was especially true in Serbia where Star Trek isn't just for giggles, but a real message of what humans can turn into if we'd only just stop being so human. Trek for the people of Serbia (at least those interviewed by Crosby) is a beacon -- a look at what we are capable of. The fans still love a good convention and a little dress up, but they approach their love with some gravitas. Star Trek isn't just action figures and collectibles -- it's a schematic for human evolution (and really, who doesn't want to evolve into Jean-Luc). Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
See the ST world through an outsiders eyes.
Published 1 month ago by Alan Sehmann
4.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek alert!
If you are a Trekkie you probably will enjoy this. Others, not so much but still interesting. So, go ahead and enjoy it.
Published 3 months ago by Davetrekker
5.0 out of 5 stars great addition to trekkies
showed how there are trkkies all over the world..very in depth show how fans create thier own starship replicas amazing
Published 15 months ago by dolly swanson
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
One of the best sequels to a documentary...ever. Denise Crosby does a wonderful job again surveying trek fans around the globe. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Adeola M Akinola
3.0 out of 5 stars A good followup to Trekkies 1
I enjoyed the follow up on the two people from Trekkies 1 and enjoyed seeing Star Trek fans around the world
Published on September 21, 2012 by V. L. Stubblefield
5.0 out of 5 stars Trekkin ON!!
As a self proclaimed TREKKER I love these Trekkies documentaries. It puts me at ease to know I'm one of the regular geeks:)! Read more
Published on November 2, 2011 by LAgirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Proof that there is someone out there for everyone
I loved Trekkies - by far my favorite documentary ever. I'm not sure what this says about me...maybe I need to take a good, hard look at my life to see where I went wrong. Read more
Published on September 16, 2010 by P-Phresh
2.0 out of 5 stars A Softer Look At Trek Fans....But Kind of Boring
The first "Trekkies" was hilarious!! Who could forget the kid sporting the mullet talking about the collar width on his homemade uniform? Read more
Published on July 31, 2009 by David Girod
4.0 out of 5 stars The extras make this dvd worth it!
I love Star Trek in all it's various incarnations, and I have to admit...I love making fun of Trekkies (who doesn't...really?). Read more
Published on September 23, 2006 by Fenny!!!
4.0 out of 5 stars A Softer Side
Trekkie is an insult and is akin to nerd or geek. Trekker is a more respectable term to apply to one who is a Star Trek fan. Read more
Published on December 6, 2005 by Brian Markowski
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