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->''"Get a life, will ya, people? For crying out loud. It's just a TV show. You ever kissed a girl?"''
-->-- '''Creator/WilliamShatner''', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''

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There are a lot of different ways to make a character into a HollywoodNerd, from making them [[LabRat interested in science]], giving them NerdGlasses, or [[NoSocialSkills removing all social capabilities]] [[ExtravertedNerd whatsoever]]. But all you really need to do is add one small characteristic: an interest in ''Franchise/StarTrek''. In fiction, only geeks like ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and all geeks like it. Those who are particularly obsessed are called "Trekkies".

''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' was a television show from the 1960s that had quite a few movies and spinoffs afterward (see the page for more details). It developed one of the earliest cult classic television followings and its fans were always regarded as a little "out there" due to their devotion. Nowadays that sort of dedication is not strange at all and it's relatively common for a fandom to give its more intense fans nicknames (such as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]] or [[{{Twilight}} twihards]]). Regardless, Trekkies are still remembered above all the others.

This is a relatively widespread stereotype, although realistically not everyone interested in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is automatically a Trekkie, or even a nerd at all, and not all nerds have to like the show. But in fiction, all nerds are Trekkies, all Trekkies are nerds, and nobody just likes ''Franchise/StarTrek'' - if you like it, you ''love'' it.

Outside of the US, fans of other shows are sometimes substituted in the role - especially if there is a major locally-produced sci-fi franchise that can serve as an equivalent (such as ''Series/DoctorWho'' in Britain or ''{{Gundam}}'' in Japan).

Note that there are examples of characters who are in no other way considered nerds (although many are still [[ThisLoserIsYou losers]]), but may still show their inner geek with an interest in the show.

See also GeekReferencePool and SmallReferencePools. Often overlaps with NerdsSpeakKlingon. And see also FanCommunityNicknames if you're curious as to what other fans of different fictional work call themselves.

Also compare {{Otaku}}, which shares many similarities to Trekkies.



[[folder: Films -- Animated]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', during the school song about what they are going to do during the summer, two nerds sing about how all they're going to do during the summer is read comics, they are dressed as Spock and Kirk, and have severe braces, acne, and both are wearing glasses.


[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* Given that ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' is essentially a tribute to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', it's no surprise that the ShowWithinAShow's fans are essentially this.
* The 1997 documentary film, ''Trekkies'', and its 2004 sequel ''Trekkies 2'', are of course all about the reality behind this. Both films starred Denise Crosby, who played Tasha Yar on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
* In ''Film/{{Fanboys}}'', the eponymous group of ''Franchise/StarWars'' fans run across an angry gang of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fans while on their road trip to infiltrate Skywalker ranch. In one of many comical [[TheCameo cameos]], Creator/WilliamShatner himself turns up to secretly give the group the schematics to Lucas's mansion, provided he not be connected to it in any way.
** That's an in-joke. The "[[http://fanlore.org/wiki/History_of_Star_Trek_Fan_Campaigns Star Trek Revival Campaign]]" in '68 was mostly orchestrated by Roddenberry, who remained behind the scenes to make it look spontaneous.
* ''Film/FreeEnterprise'' is similarly about a pair of Trekkies (as well as fans of other media) approaching their thirtieth birthdays, and how a chance meeting with Creator/WilliamShatner changes everything for them.
* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': It's hinted that Hank is a fan of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (an episode is playing on one of his [=TVs=]), which is fitting considering that he's {{Adorkable}} and a HollywoodNerd. He describes Peter's mutation as "fascinating," which is a reference to Spock. Director Creator/BryanSinger's favourite fandom is ''Franchise/StarTrek'', so it's natural that he would want to bestow that quality on the character (who, coincidentally, can be called Dr. [=McCoy=]). His Trekkie-ness is more obvious in ''The Rogue Cut'' because Beast is enjoying the episode while sipping a beverage.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The ''Night of the Living Trekkies'' combines this with the ZombieApocalypse.
* One of the later ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' books has the group encounter a group of Trekkies. It doesn't end well for them.
* ''Literature/{{The Dresden Files}}'': In ''Literature/GhostStory'', Molly is revealed to be one. Harry, being a ''Franchise/StarWars'' fan, is unimpressed. Molly is quick to point out that they now live in a "post-closet nerd era" and that it's okay to like both.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Tasio (a fantasy trickster god) has been known to cosplay as Q (a science fiction trickster god) and trick people into reenacting certain ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' scenes at inappropriate times, such as when Eric has been kidnapped by an EvilSorcerer who wants to dissect him.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Creator/WilliamShatner's famous "Get a life!" skit on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
* In the episode of ''The Kumars at Number 42'' where they interviewed Creator/PatrickStewart, Sanjeev wears a Starfleet uniform, against the wishes of his father.
* It's established in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' that [[TVGenius Reid]] is a complete idiot when it comes to pop culture in everything except, well, ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (and ''Franchise/StarWars'', Series/DoctorWho, and a small number of other exceptions).
* Played with in ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'': "You outgeek everyone, '''James Tiberius''' Yorke."
* In ''Series/{{JAG}}'', Bud gets closer to a suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist and convinces the guy to give Bud what he wants through their mutual love of ''Star Trek''.
** In "When the Bough Breaks", Bud makes comparisons between [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearian works]] and [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek episodes]] to Admiral Chegwidden's girlfriend (a Shakespearian scholar); ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' and "Dagger of the Mind"; ''Theatre/TheTempest'' and "Requiem for Methuselah"; ''{{Hamlet}}'' and "Conscience of the King'.
** Bud also says in the same episode that he works on a FanFic for a Trekker webzine: "[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard III]]", based on ''Theatre/RichardIII''.
* The four main characters, the archetypical nerds, are all huge trekkies on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.
** Penny, the leading non geeky lady, is implied to becoming a [[ClosetGeek closet Trekkie]] as the series go on, recalling plots, using Star Trek metaphors, and even seeing the new movie before [[ProudToBeAGeek Sheldon]] did on her own while the guys were out of town.
--> '''Penny:''' You know, like in Star Trek, when they raise their shields? ''(to herself, aghast)'' Where did ''that'' come from?
* A "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" bit has Triumph turning this on its ear. He goes and makes fun of hundreds of ''Franchise/StarWars'' geeks... then to poke fun at them he brings out a guy dressed as Mr. Spock - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zWNJHS9PBE&t=9m43s who proceeds to flip them all off.]]
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' had Josh chewing out a trekkie [[TheWhiteHouse White House]] staffer in one episode for wearing a Star Trek badge.
** Simultaneously subverted: Josh's explanation of the difference between "being a fan" and "having a fetish" makes clear that he is well-versed in Star Trek.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** Aversion with Jack O'Neill. He ''is'' apparently a fan--for crying out loud, the guy wanted to rename Earth's first FTL-capable capital ship the ''Enterprise''--but as a decorated Air Force pilot and ColonelBadass, he's nothing like the stereotype.
** In "The Other Guys", Dr. Simon Coombs, an SGC scientist, starts complaining in one scene that his companion Jay Felger ''isn't'' a trekkie. (For bonus points, Coombs is played by John Billingsley, who played Dr. Phlox on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' at around the same time the episode first aired.)
-->'''Felger:''' Bite me, Coombs! At least my heroes exist. If this was a Trek convention you'd be all dressed up like a Klingon.\\
'''Coombs:''' Vulcan, Felger, Vulcan. And I don't know how you can call yourself a scientist and not worship at the altar of Roddenberry.


[[folder: Music ]]

* Music/WeirdAlYankovic, "White and Nerdy:"
-->The only question I ever thought was hard
-->Was, do I like [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Kirk]] or do I like [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6NfG6vLSbk&nohtml5=False "Born Again Trek"]] by Julia Ecklar is a FilkSong about becoming a "born-again" Trekkie thanks to ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', with a couple of {{Take That}}s to ''StarWars'' along the way. Probably the clearest example of Trek Fandom as a "religion", with the narrator even becoming (tongue-in-cheek) TheFundamentalist ("We'll make the whole world follow ''Trek'' and, if we must, use force!")


[[folder: Theater ]]

* In early drafts of ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' Trekkie Monster was an avid ''Star Trek'' fan, but that got changed due to potential copyright issues. Now he's into [[TheInternetIsForPorn internet porn]], although he's still named Trekkie Monster.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* "Don Luke Piccardo" in ''Webcomic/EvilInc'' qualifies in spades. ''Everything'' he does is Trek-themed...'''[[http://evil-comic.com/archive/20100809.html EVERYTHING]]'''.
* Half the cast of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. Susan, Tedd and Justin are the most prominent examples. Tedd and Susan have [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-03-16 frequent slapfights]] over ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Also, [[spoiler: Justin's former best friend, Melissa]] is revealed to be one as part of her HiddenDepths.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Linkara of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall''
* WebSite/SFDebris
* Mike of ''WebVideo/TheLiteraryLair''
* Among the [[BadassBookworm Badass Bookworms]] and TabletopGame players of ''WebOriginal/TheSagaOfTuck'', second-generation {{Trekkie}} James Tiberius Cooper stands out as being particularly nerdy, though at least one of the freshmen girls see him as {{Adorkable}}.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" reveals that Fry is a Trekkie. The episode revolves around an extreme Trekkie floating energy cloud named Melllvar who kidnaps the cast of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. The episode also mentions that Trekkies formed a major religion that was exiled from Earth because they were too insane. Creator/LeonardNimoy's head also makes regular appearances (even in the first episode).
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter surprisingly seems to be a Trekkie, considering that he takes his family to a Star Trek Convention in "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven." Stewie is one as well, to the point that in the same episode he kidnaps the cast of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' because they never picked him during the Q & A session at the convention. It didn't work out very well.
** Neil Goldman is another one.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has Dexter and two of his friends as Kirk, Spock and [=McCoy=] expys (Irk, Spork and [=McBoy=], respectively), going to a Star Trek expy ("Star Check") convention. (They unfortunately get stuck at a Barbie expy Con instead.)


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* In the mid-nineties, during the Whitewater trials (loosely associated with then-President Bill Clinton), an alternate juror named Barbara Adams made national headlines by wearing her Star Trek uniform to the courthouse every day.
* Creator/JamesMcAvoy's favourite fandom is ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and he is quite {{Adorkable}} in [[https://youtu.be/nMEje8Yk6zs?t=1m22s both parts of]] [[https://youtu.be/nMEje8Yk6zs?t=12m18s this interview]].
* Creator/BryanSinger is a big science fiction fan, and he especially loves ''Franchise/StarTrek''. He even did a cameo on ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''.