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Star Trek fans have a reputation as being obsessive nerds, but several cast members of the new Trek movie have stepped forward in their defense.
[Patrick] Stewart [(Captain Picard)], in London for the premiere of "Star Trek Nemesis" and the launch of a new "Star Trek" exhibition, did concede: "There are a tiny percentage of "Star Trek" fans who might be categorized as obsessive." But he defended the vast majority who revel in one of cinema's longest-running and most successful franchises, which has earned more than $1 billion at the box office.
"I know fans who would not dream of missing an episode who are vice chancellors of universities, internationally famous classical musicians, opera singers, celebrities, members of President Bush's cabinet, high-ranking members of the military," he told reporters. "These are not people that you would want to be apprehensive about. They are fascinating to meet."
Actors Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis also weighed in on behalf of Trekkies.
Of course, some fans do take their fascination to, ah, unusual lengths...