"Trekkies 2" DVD on 8/21: no theatrical run?

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  1. Peter McM

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    Indianapolis was one of two cities in the nation chosen to premere the first Trekkies, because so much of it was shot at the annual convention here. However, I never saw Trekkies 2 in any theater here. Is it going straight to home video, or did Indy just get left out of the limited-run loop this time?
     
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    Indianapolis was one of two cities in the nation chosen to premere the first Trekkies, because so much of it was shot at the annual convention here. However, I never saw Trekkies 2 in any theater here. Is it going straight to home video, or did Indy just get left out of the limited-run loop this time?
     
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    I think the DVD release date is actually 8/31, same as TOS season 1.
     
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    I think the DVD release date is actually 8/31, same as TOS season 1.
     
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    According to The Digital Bits, it's 8/21. But you're right, Sam; that's a Sunday. 8/31 is a Tuesday.
     
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    According to The Digital Bits, it's 8/21. But you're right, Sam; that's a Sunday. 8/31 is a Tuesday.
     
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    Yeah, it's 8/31. Same as TOS: Season 1. (8/31 date comes form StarTrek.com.)

    I don't think there was any theatrical release. I DO know that it was shown at a few conventions, but I think that was about it.

    I'm looking forward to seeing this. Sort of in the same way I look forward to seeing trains crash. [​IMG]

    (Not a shot at the movie... just the way, as a Trek fan, some of the fans make me cringe.) [​IMG] Trekkies (the first one) made me laugh and fear for humanity at the same time. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, it's 8/31. Same as TOS: Season 1. (8/31 date comes form StarTrek.com.)

    I don't think there was any theatrical release. I DO know that it was shown at a few conventions, but I think that was about it.

    I'm looking forward to seeing this. Sort of in the same way I look forward to seeing trains crash. [​IMG]

    (Not a shot at the movie... just the way, as a Trek fan, some of the fans make me cringe.) [​IMG] Trekkies (the first one) made me laugh and fear for humanity at the same time. [​IMG]
     
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    Given the plummeting appeal of Star Trek these days, it's highly doubtful that this would be considered for general theatrical release.
     
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    Given the plummeting appeal of Star Trek these days, it's highly doubtful that this would be considered for general theatrical release.
     
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    The first was an entertaining if dismaying look at the Fringe Trek Element (The data Stalker etc) without looking at the Mainstream Trek fan like Me.
     
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    The first was an entertaining if dismaying look at the Fringe Trek Element (The data Stalker etc) without looking at the Mainstream Trek fan like Me.
     
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    I have my suspicions that not everyone in the first Trekkies was authentic, or at the least, some bits were exaggerated. I haven't come across too many people who agree with me, however.

    I still maintain that it's a bit suspicious that the guy who went to Radio Shack in the Captain Pike chair produced and starred in the Comedy Centrail show "Let's Bowl." In Trekkies, the guy seemed like some kind of crazy shut-in.

    Of course, I wouldn't miss the sequel. [​IMG]
     
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    I have my suspicions that not everyone in the first Trekkies was authentic, or at the least, some bits were exaggerated. I haven't come across too many people who agree with me, however.

    I still maintain that it's a bit suspicious that the guy who went to Radio Shack in the Captain Pike chair produced and starred in the Comedy Centrail show "Let's Bowl." In Trekkies, the guy seemed like some kind of crazy shut-in.

    Of course, I wouldn't miss the sequel. [​IMG]
     
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    The Captain Pike guy was in SIX DAYS IN ROSWELL and yes, I agree that a lot was probably exaggerated.

    Still very funny.
     
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    I dunno guys. When I was younger, I went to quite a few sci-fi conventions. I didn't see a great deal of exaggeration. Which frightened the hell outta me.

    (Mind you, the only person that REALLY frightened me was the woman who wears her uniform all the time (and a bad one at that) and carries her phasers and such to work, whilst insisting on being addressed as "Commander". THAT is scary. I understand she's a "Commodore" now. Eek!)
     
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    Part of Trekkies 2 was filmed at the Shore Leave convention near Baltimore last year. Part of the film crew commandeered a conference room and staged aspects of a charity auction. Whether or not it's used is another story.

    Also, Roger Nygard's "open window" for dissenters of the first film to send in tapes expressing such was suspiciously short.

    De
     
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    It's no secret that some of the "trekkies" are not truly as crazy as they are potrayed. I remember listening to the 6 days in roswell commentary and they mentioned that the employee from radioshack was not actually an employee of radioshack. They also mentioned the captain pike chair was real but, that he didn't actually travel around the city in it. I don't mind a few fibs for a few laughs [​IMG]
     

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