Trekkies and Trekkers

Star Trek Fans at “Star Trek” Film Premiere

If you haven’t seen the documentary Trekkies, I strongly recommend it. And although I am not crazy about the introduction song in the second movie, Trekkies 2, it explores a more international fan base. Notice the Stargate fan?

It is very easy for people who are not into Star Trek or science-fiction to judge hardcore fans as having no life and being weird. These documentaries underline the reasons why people are so passionate about Star Trek and, more importantly, help deconstruct the negative stereotypes about Trekkies and Trekkers. The passion and talent these fans put into creating costumes, fan movies, art and even whole apartments is impressive and proves how their involvement in the fandom keep them active and busy. 

Even if you don’t know a thing about Star Trek, you’ll enjoy these documentaries!

About Marie-Pierre Renaud

I am an anthropologist living in Quebec city, Canada. I specialize in native studies and anthropology of health. I am a geek. I founded and now co-manage The Geek Anthropologist blog. I am working on transforming my memoir into a book and journal articles. I like to knit while watching Star Trek. Reach out to me for collaborations!

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