- Washington Post/Style,
Washington, DC, Stephen Hunter,
- "From the outside, all
faith seems ridiculous. Consider five of the world's major religious: One
worships someone who was executed as a troublemaker, another reveres a roly-poly
wise man sitting cross-legged, still another has in its pantheon a multi-armed
goddess, another received holy texts from a desert prophet, and the last venerates
a pleasant-looking Canadian in a Mr. Hairweave toupee who zips about a paper-mache
universe in a craft that looks like a pancake with two flashlights attached.
The last creed--the religion of 'Star Trek'--is the object of study in 'Trekkies,'
a highly amusing documentary that opens today. The film is by far a more holy
relic than either 'Joan of Arc' or 'Star Wars.'"