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Denise Crosby takes another look at the huge fans of "Star Trek" and how the series from around the world has affected and shaped their lives.

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Roger Nygard
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Vaughn Armstrong ... Himself
Richard Arnold ... Himself
Robert Meyer Burnett Robert Meyer Burnett ... Himself
Casey Biggs ... Himself
John Billingsley ... Himself
Brannon Braga Brannon Braga ... Himself
Lolita Fatjo Lolita Fatjo ... Herself
Leslie Fish Leslie Fish ... Herself
Michael Forest ... Himself
David A. Goodman ... Himself
Richard Herd ... Himself
Dominic Keating ... Himself
Jacqueline Lichtenberg Jacqueline Lichtenberg ... Herself
Cirroc Lofton ... Himself
Phil Morris ... Himself
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In this follow-up to the popular 1997 documentary, Denise Crosby returns for another look at fans of the "Star Trek" franchise. This time there are interviews with fans from other countries, updates on fans featured in the original film, and performances by "Star Trek"-themed "filk" bands. The filmmakers visited fans all over the world, including an Englishman who transformed his flat into a starship and listed this on the Internet for $2 million, and the first convention ever held in Serbia. The film also checks in on some of the original profilees like wunderkind Gabriel Koerner and alternate Whitewater juror Barbara Adams. Written by Eric Sorensen

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20 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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Italian fan: [dressed as a Klingon] I work at a bank, as a cashier. Every day when I deal with people, it takes the strength of a Klingon!
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The good sequel
12 June 2004 | by DanielJosLearySee all my reviews

I was very fortunate to catch an early viewing of this film at Fanzillacon in Worcester Massachusetts and was very happy to get the opportunity. Trekkies 2, though a documentary, uses has all the keys to any good sequel: The film stands well without seeing the previous, though rewarding if you have, old elements are revisited without overshadowing new ones and everything is made bigger and bolder. The movie itself is a sort of reply to the first, addressing the effect that Trekkies had on many of its interviewees and the fanbase as a whole. The documentary strives for a fair balance of 'normal' fans with the amusing 'over-the-top' fans that were plentiful in the first film. I think this balance is achieved, though not everyone will agree for whatever reasons they might. Aside from being the obvious way of expanding the first movie, seeing Trekkies from around the globe was just a fascinating addition.

The major difference between this movie and the first is this one is more is concentrated solely on the lives and activities of the fans and does not include much discussion and history on the Star Trek phenomena on its own. Which makes prefect sense since that subject was covered well enough in the first, making this more what the first would have been if that background information hadn't been necessary.

My only problem was no inclusion of major Star Trek cast members like the previous film had. But director Roger Nygard answered a Q&A after the screening and explained that getting them was simple for the first film when the filmmakers had no limelight on their production and didn't have to pay the cast members for their interviews.

Altogether the film is a strong followup to the first. I look forward to seeing it again, along with the supplementary material, when it is released in August.


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