Trekkies (1999)

TREKKIES is a ticklish-if-taxing documentary that confirms your 
worst fears about the lives (or lack thereof) of obsessive Star 
Trek fans.  "Next Generation" cast member Denise Crosby narrates 
and a mess of other cast members (both old and new) appear in 
this exceptionally even-handed film.  (No creature gets made fun 
of, be it a costumed cat, the bearer of a self-administered 
Klingon tattoo, or, my favorite, a guy in drag singing sci-fi 
folk songs.)  Needless to say, a little of this one goes an aw-
fully long way.  (At 88 minutes it feels closer to two hours...)  
Still, how can you *not* like a feature that wraps with an Elvis 
impersonator and then shows Star Trek stand-up routines over the 
closing credits?  Thank you, thankyouverymuch.  Frank D'Amico, 
Anne Murphy, James Doohan, DeForest Kelly, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle
Nichols, William Shatner, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Jonathan 
Frakes, Kate Mulgrew, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, 
and John de Lancie all appear.  Roger Nygard directs.

Grade: B-
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