In 1997, the documentary Trekkies took a fun but still serious look at Star Trek fandom. Now the film presented by Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Denise Crosby is being restored for a 25th-anniversary edition on Blu-ray.
Trekkies 25th on Blu-ray
Shout! Factory has announced Trekkies: 25th Anniversary Edition, releasing the 1997 doc on Blu-ray for the first time. The Blu-ray release is based on a new 4k scan restoration and it includes a new documentary featurette, “A Trek Back,” with the film’s narrator Denise Crosby and director Roger Nygard. The Blu-ray will be released on May 24, 2022.
“We’re so thrilled to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our film with this newly restored edition,” said Nygard in a statement. Denise Crosby added, “We can’t wait for fans of this iconic series to re-visit, or discover for the first time, how generations of fans have been brought together via their shared loved of these stories.”
Trekkies features interviews with hundreds of fans, along with a number of notable Star Trek veterans including James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, Walter Koenig, Kate Mulgrew, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, and George Takei.
Trekkies: 25th Anniversary Edition can be preordered for $18.98 at ShoutFactory.com, or for $17.99 at Amazon.
The film spawned a sequel Trekkies 2 in 2004, but no word yet on if that will also get the Blu-ray treatment.
You can check out an old trailer for Trekkies below.
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“PETER! This is the worst time you could have called! GO AWAY!”
Funny, got this on VHS.
Okay, I need to get this! I went to my first con in October 1972, met the Bird, lots of other people who were delightful to chat with, my first exposure to cosplay folks, took many photos that were published in a fanzine, got to show The Bird a photo from my first amateur sci-fi short film, got a little encouragement from him…it was all worth it! So this Trekkies film might remind me of those halcyon days of the ’70s and ’80s. Things were so much simpler back then! I loved it then, but I love it now, too!
Why wouldn’t they put things like this on streaming?