Full Speed Ahead For 'Trekkies 2'

By Caillan
June 8, 2003 - 9:07 AM

Trekkies 2 has been given the official seal of approval from Paramount Pictures.

The Star Trek production company Friday greenlit the sequel to the original 1997 documentary, Trekkies, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Although Trekkies 2 was announced in April (story), Paramount had yet to officially confirm its involvement.

As with the first Trekkies, actress Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) will serve as host and executive producer, with Roger Nygard (The Mind of the Married Man) once again taking the helm as director. Mike Leahy is set to produce.

The Trekkies 2 crew have already visited conventions in Germany, France, England, Italy, Serbia and Australia and will travel to Brazil and locations in the United States in the coming months. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the documentary will also pay return visits to fans featured in the 1997 original.

One fan who will be included in the sequel is Tony Alleyne, who converted his apartment into a replica of the Enterprise-D (story). "I really enjoyed myself with the crew from Paramount," Alleyne told TrekToday. "Denise Crosby was lovely and so friendly. It was a bit surreal having someone I have watched on TNG countless times in my apartment standing on my transporter pad saying 'Beam me up, Captain'."

The production team are accepting applications from fans who want to be featured in the film. Details on how to submit your Trek artwork, home movies and even an interview with yourself can be found at this page. Submissions will be accepted until September 1, 2003.

The original Hollywood Reporter article is available at Yahoo! News. For further information, head over to Trekkies2.com.

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