Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Trekkies is hilarious, fascinating, and, at times, almost scary.
  2. 80
    This valentine to Trekkiedom (produced by, who else, Paramount) doesn't go in very deep--probably doesn't intend to--but it's also not quite the promotional piece the studio may have envisioned.
  3. A laid-back excursion through the "Star Trek" phenomenon that boldly goes where millions and millions of fans have gone--in and out of costume.
  4. 78
    Trekkies is a hilarious work, mining the psychology of the average and not-so-average Trek fan, and coming up with the answers to all your burning questions about the show and its devoted following.
  5. 75
    Trekkies talk at length about how the world would be a saner and more peaceful place if the "Star Trek" philosophy ruled our lives. No doubt it would be a lot more entertaining, too, especially during root canals.
  6. It doesn't analyze or explain it; it just presents it. The result is funny and disturbing at the same time.
  7. Reviewed by: Don Irvine
    75
    By the end of Trekkies,you almost feel the best way to bring peace to the Middle East would be to hold a Star Trek convention there.
  8. Reviewed by: Chris Gore
    70
    Trekkies doesn't quite take us to the final frontier, however, it is the best documentary on the subject and a good laugh.
  9. Reviewed by: Joshua Klein
    70
    It's always nice to see real people, however eccentric, enjoying their lives; if Star Trek has anything to do with that, more power to them.
  10. Reviewed by: Gary Dauphin
    70
    There's a great deal of love in Trekkies, Roger Nygard's warm and good-naturedly funny documentary about the world of Star Trek fandom.
  11. It is probably hopeless in the presence of Trekkies to do anything but sit back -- amused, bemused and astonished -- and watch the devotions of fans of the various incarnations of "Star Trek."
  12. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    70
    A largely affectionate look at the weird and the wonderful subculture that's ensued and endured since the sci-fi series first beamed up in 1966.
  13. 60
    Most of the extreme Trek fans it features are obsessed in a big way, and if they were your children you'd probably be thinking therapy.
  14. 60
    Roger Nygards’ sweet, gently funny documentary about the wild and woolly fans of all things Star Trek doesn’t really reveal much about the original landmark series and its various spinoffs, nor does it ever really get to the heart of the shows’ enduring appeal.
  15. 50
    It's a muddled, meandering affair without a thesis or a point to prove.
  16. 38
    The movie plays like a very expanded version of what would make -- and likely has made -- a cute TV newsmagazine segment.
  17. A geek festival that mainly invites us to hoot at a bunch of alleged crazies.

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