Gabriel Köerner

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Gabriel Köerner
Born Gabriel Köerner
(1982-06-14) June 14, 1982 (age 35)
Waterbury, Connecticut
Occupation Visual effects artist, actor

Gabriel Köerner (born June 14, 1982 in Waterbury, Connecticut) is a visual effects artist and well-known Star Trek fan ("Trekkie"). Köerner appeared as a profilee in the documentary Trekkies (1997)[1] and its sequel Trekkies 2 (2003),[1] and went on to make guest appearances on The Drew Carey Show and as the "Star Trek Geek" on Beat the Geeks. As a VFX artist, he fulfilled his lifelong Star Trek dream by working on the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise. He was a member of the teams that earned a Visual Effects Society Award nomination for Outstanding Models and Miniatures and an Emmy Award nomination for modeling work on the Sci-Fi Channel remake of Battlestar Galactica (2004). He also worked on the live-action film Speed Racer (2008).

Various scenes in Trekkies that feature Köerner were filmed in his then hometown of Bakersfield, California.[citation needed]

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