Show and as the " Star Trek Geek" on the game show Beat the Geeks. North Hollywood, California: Archive of American Television, The Television Academy Foundation. 12 23 :9192 25 (The fans were correct; by the mid-1990s Star Trek now called within Paramount " the franchise " 26 and its "crown jewel" 27 had become the studio's single most-important property, 23 :93 28 :4950,54 and Paramount sponsored its first convention. 31 Robert Carlyle - Actor, portrayed. 114 Obama further requested a screening of the new Star Trek film at the White House 115 Dan Maffei - Congressman, ( Democratic Party - NY-25 ) participated in Stephen Colbert 's "Better Know a District" segment on The Colbert Report. Its humanism remains a buoyant constant. 93 In the movie Zoolander (2001 Stiller named the villain "Mugatu after a similarly named simian creature in the original series episode " A Private Little War ".
8 :91,280281 Joan Winston and others on the female-dominated committee organized the initial 1972 New York convention and several later ones; 14 Winston was also one of the three female authors of "Star Trek" Lives! (March 2017) I had originally not wanted to see Galaxy Quest because I heard that it was making fun of Star Trek and then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said 'You must not miss this movie! Associated Press, 1972 11 However, the Trekkie phenomenon did not come to the attention of the general public until after the show was cancelled in 1969 and reruns entered syndication. They leap out of bushes, look in windows and lean against doors and listen. George Lucas - Director of the highly successful (and some would consider rival to Star Trek) franchise of Star Wars gave an interview in the documentary film Trek Nation to Gene Roddenberry's son Rod Roddenberry.