extremes of Star Trek fandom are a mystery even to
the regular viewers of the television series . In this sequel
to the hit documentary Trekkies, released in 2003,
Denise Crosby delves into the weird and wonderful lives of
Star Trek fans the world over...
2 aims to show the lighter side of Trek fandom:
their immense loyalty and passion can now be understood by
those who haven't before seen it from the inside out. Sadly,
those that haven't seen it probably don't really want to,
and those that have seen it are probably still haunted by
nightmares. Yes, these DVD illustrates why normal Trek
fans are ridiculed by the masses - sadly it's thanks to the
actions of a few fans that all fans get a hard time.
Crosby (Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation)
does a wonderful job of taking her film crew and following
fans as they produce and perform their own tributes. Highlights
include an interview with the Spock of Germany and with Tony
Alleyne from Leicestershire who transformed his tiny flat
into a starship and auctioned it on the Internet for $2 million
(oddly enough it didn't sell).
film also updates fans on some of the original Trekkies
profilees such as Gabriel Koerner and Barbara Adams (Adams
infamously wore her Starfleet Commanding Officer's uniform
for jury duty in the Whitewater trial in Little Rock, Arkansas).
But the best inclusion has to be Adams's friend who is proud
of the fact that she owns a painting of a genuine ET that
the artist met. Please? Do they put something in the water
in Little Rock?
you'll probably come away with your worst fears realised.
While the majority of Star Trek fans are no doubt normal,
there are a minority of Trek fans that are a little
include an audio commentary, deleted scenes and a couple of
fan films. Both of these films are worth watching, but Brian
Dellis's Final Frontier Revisited is amazingly well
stuff which no Trek fan should be without.