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.
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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