Fans may know that the crowd-founded documentary on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has been in the works for a while, with showrunner Ira Steven Behr getting the cast and crew of the cult favorite 1990s show together back in 2017 to film it. The doc, titled What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, was shown to the public at conventions last year but now it’s been acquired for release by Shout! Studios, and the good news is it’s coming to theaters for one night only.
Shout! has partnered with Fathom Events to release the doc in cinemas on May 12th, with tickets going on sale a month before on April 12th. Here’s the description of the film, which teases how it’ll reflect back on the series’ seven seasons as well as reveal a never-before-seen look at what could’ve been if an eighth season had been produced.
“Deep Space Nine is described as ‘dark,’ ‘edgy,’ and ‘the black sheep’ of the Star Trek family – a show that did not fit in Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future. 20 years after it left the airwaves, fans all over the world continue to watch Deep Space Nine with the same affection they feel for the other Star Trek series.
Through extensive interviews with cast and creators, show footage presented in HD for the first time anywhere, and brand-new animated storyboards showing what could have been and what still might be, directors Ira Steven Behr (showrunner of the original series) and David Zappone (Star Trek docs The Captains and For the Love of Spock), bring youWhat We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, an in-depth look at this beloved show, its fans, and its ongoing appeal to Trekkies of all ages.
“This one-night event will include an exclusive two-sided poster (11×17, limited quantities) as well as a roundtable discussion on the making of the documentary.”
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The highlight of the documentary for fans will no doubt be the animated reconstruction of a scene for the never-made season 8 opener. It introduces us to a new Federation spaceship for the first time, the U.S.S. Emmett Till. The ship design – conceived by longtime Trek concept artist John Eaves – was revealed last year by the film’s social media accounts, and to prove its place in canon, the Emmett Till is even getting a model as part of Eaglemoss’ Star Trek Official Starship Collection.
If you’re interested in attending this one-off Star Trek: Deep Space Nine event, make sure to follow the link to Fathom Events’ website below and leave your email so they can update you when tickets go live.
Source: Fathom Events