Trekkies 2

Trekkies 2

Director: Roger Nygard

Cast: Roger Nygard, Denise Crosby

     
 

In Trekkies you witnessed the effects of the Star Trek phenomenon on the citizens of the U.S. firsthand, now, take a voyage beyond borders to see the impact of the enduring sci-fi series on a global scale in this belated sequel from Paramount Home Video. Shot on video and presented in 1.33:1, the image is as clean and clear with even skin tones, vividSee more details below

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In Trekkies you witnessed the effects of the Star Trek phenomenon on the citizens of the U.S. firsthand, now, take a voyage beyond borders to see the impact of the enduring sci-fi series on a global scale in this belated sequel from Paramount Home Video. Shot on video and presented in 1.33:1, the image is as clean and clear with even skin tones, vivid colors, and little evidence of digital artifacting. Audio is likewise stable and free of distortion throughout. In addition to the main feature, Paramount has also seen fit to include some truly satisfying bonus materials. A feature-length commentary track with director Roger Nygard, host Denise Crosby, and producer Mike Leahy is fun, informative, and serves as a nice bridge between the feature and the numerous deleted scenes that follow. It's obvious the filmmakers have a lot of respect for the Trekkers, and though they don't shy away from the more humorous aspects of the phenomenon, they also provide some interesting background info on the interviewees and the shoot. It's also interesting to hear the trio comment on how they tried to address issues that arose in the wake of the first film -- in particular, the accusation by fans that Nygard and company only exploited the subject by focusing on the more extreme fans. Organized by location and clocking in at just under an hour, the deleted scenes are just as entertaining as the majority of the film and offer even more in-depth interviews with the numerous subjects. It's also fun to watch love bloom at the Star Trek conventions and to spend just a little more time with Star Trek tribute bands Warp 11 and No Kill I. Though filmmakers only briefly touch upon the fan film phenomenon in the feature, the disc also includes clips from both Brian Dellis and Gabriel Köerner's lovingly detailed, shot on video offshoots -- with Dellis even providing an entertaining commentary track for his short Final Frontier Revisited.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
A belated sequel whose late arrival can be easily forgiven due to the fact that it is at least as entertaining as its predecessor, Trekkies 2 finds the filmmakers trotting the globe in order to gain an international perspective of the Star Trek phenomenon. For those who may have thought that director Roger Nygard and crew had exhausted their resources when the credits rolled on Trekkies, the good news is that there is a wealth of equally enthusiastic Star Trek fans as far away as Serbia where the series served as something of a beacon of freedom during a particularly dark period of warfare in the Balkan region. In posing the question as to whether or not some fans take their obsession with the series "too far," the filmmakers also attempt to address accusations by some fans that Trekkies simply exploited them by focusing on the most extreme "Trekkers" (the preferred term of many Star Trek followers). The many thoughtful responses show that fans are not only well aware of their perceived "geekiness," but also have a great sense of humor regarding their love affair with the series. Though the filmmakers do offer compelling follow-up interviews with such notable fans as Whitewater juror Barbara Adams and Gabriel Koerner, they also expand their vision considerably, taking a look at such Star Trek tribute bands as Ni Kill I and Warp 11. They also speak with such fan-film producers as Brian Dellis and the aforementioned Koerner. Of course, there are plenty of new interviews and a talk with a crafty U.K.-based fan who modified his entire apartment to resemble the interior of the Enterprise is fascinating, and even somewhat touching. If it doesn't contain as many celebrity interviews as the original, Trekkies 2 certainly makes up for lack of recognizable Star Trek -related faces with some truly compelling fan interviews. Funny, thoughtful, and revealing, Trekkies 2 is a fascinating look into a continuing phenomenon that will likely be equally as entertaining -- if not more so -- to the casual Star Trek fan as it is to the true Trekker.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
UPC:
0097360552744
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
87,552

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary; Deleted scenes; Fan films; Full-screen format; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby surround

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [5:01]
2. Germany [2:11]
3. England [1:12]
4. Italy [2:13]
5. Baltimore [1:15]
6. Extreme Fans [3:05]
7. Arkansas [4:02]
8. Brazil [2:22]
9. The Uniform [4:37]
10. Bakersfield [1:28]
11. France [1:41]
12. Normal Fans [2:09]
13. Minnesota [4:05]
14. Australia [1:52]
15. Los Angeles [4:15]
16. Prime Directive [2:57]
17. Serbia [:53]
18. Sacramento [2:16]
19. Looking Forward [1:18]
20. End Credits [7:21]

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