“Trekkies” was on Showtime the other night. A viewer named R. Brian Cook took a picture of his TV when my name scrolled past in the credits. Via Twitter he asked, “Is there a story here?”
Naturally “Trekkies” was only an idea on filmmaker Roger Nygard’s drawing board when he contacted me at KLOS. He and I had a few conversations about the movie’s premise. When the time was right to pitch it to Mark & Brian, I asked them to consider appearing in the film to discuss their love of “Star Trek.” They had appeared as costumed aliens in an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
Although many of the film’s interviewees are unwittingly funny, Mark & Brian provided some deliberate comic relief by playing the Star Trek theme (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) on their brass instruments.