MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +1 1/2

Content: -1

Who would have thought that a television show could consume peoples lives in todays society like Star Trek and its many spin-offs have. This new documentary showcases the strange world of truly dedicated Star Trek fans. Narrated by Denise Crosby, the film travels to Star Trek conventions and follows a few select people around to get a feel for the life of a Trekkie. Many of the present and former stars of the Star Trek series are interviewed. They tell stories of encounters they have had with interesting fans over the years. Devoted and artistic fans display different pieces of artwork they have made, ranging from a needlepoint of one of the characters to a structural layout of one of the spaceships. While this is definitely an odd and interesting slice of our society, the film will most likely be a bore to anyone who isnt a Star Trek devotee. It should get a huge response from all of the Trekkies out there, but that wont be enough to make this TREKKIES a box office success.

Several interesting and insightful themes pervade this cultural Star Trek obsession. Star Trek has always emphasized the acceptance of all people, man or woman, black or white, gay or straight. The fans in the film would like to see society embrace this principle and accept people for who they are. One fan talks about making Star Trek the blueprint for all of life in the 21st century. The principle of acceptance in the Trekkie philosophy also includes the idea of world peace. One fan says that he just wants to see everyone get along. All of this is fine to a point. As believers we are to love all people. However, our mandate to love others should not include an endorsement of activities that are clearly wrong in Scripture, such as homosexuality. While the theme of acceptance and loving others is instructive for the church, Star Trek takes this to a humanistic extreme. The late Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, was a strong secular humanist who believed mankind can solve all of its own problems, given enough time, education, and technology. The film also includes several sexual innuendoes and a male Star Trek fan dressed as a woman. The sexual innuendoes and endorsement of humanistic philosophies makes TREKKIES slightly objectionable in our opinion.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Neo Motion Pictures, 8315 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: Few (3) times - Regular 2 (G Almighty, Good G); Exclamatory 1 (Oh my G)

Violence: None

Sex: None

Nudity: None; Near Nudity: Several Times - (low cut dresses, pictures of scantily clad men and women)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times (reference to man dressing as woman, sexual innuendoes, references to sex)

Drugs: None

Other: Man dresses as woman; fans want Star Trek to become foundation for society

Running Time: 86 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults and Star Trek fans (Trekkies)

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