February 28, 2022
Shout! Factory May 24 will release the documentary Trekkies on Blu-ray Disc for the first time to mark the film’s 25th anniversary.
Denise Crosby of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” hosts this often-hilarious examination of “Star Trek” devotees, from autograph hounds, to dentists doing their work in Federation uniforms, to the debate over “Trekkies” vs “Trekkers” as the preferred term for the franchise’s fans. In addition to interviews with hundreds of devoted fans, the 1997 film includes discussions with “Star Trek” cast members such as James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, Walter Koenig, Kate Mulgrew, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner and George Takei.
“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,” Crosby said.
Trekkies: 25th Anniversary Edition offers a new 4K scan restoration, as well as new retrospective featurette “A Trek Back” with Crosby and director Roger Nygard about the making of the film.
“We’re so thrilled to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our film with this newly restored edition,” Nygard said.
Shout! Factory previously released Blu-ray editions of What We Left Behind, a 2019 retrospective about the 1993-99 series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” and The Captains Collection, a selection of documentaries about “Star Trek” by Capt. Kirk actor William Shatner, including interviews with some of the other performers who played “Star Trek” captains.