Deep Space Nine

‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Season Eight will be introducing a new ship to the fleet! The new documentary ‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek Deep Space Nine’ premieres during Destination Star Trek in Birmingham, and as part of the premiere, filmmakers unveiled the new starship, the USS Emmett Till.

Check out the reveal of the ship below!

The USS Emmett Till was designed by ‘Star Trek’ concept artist and designer John Eaves. Eaves’ impressive resume includes ‘Deep Space Nine,’ ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ ‘Star Trek: Enterprise,’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ eight of the ‘Trek’ films, and even ‘Star Trek Online.’

The Emmett Till will be under the command of Captain Ezri Dax in the eighth season of ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.’ The team behind ‘What We Left Behind’ had previously revealed the first look at Dax from the animated feature.

The new starship is named after Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 for offending a white woman in her family’s grocery store. Till has long since been a symbol of the racial injustice of the era, and the fight for Civil Rights in the United States.

For the filming of ‘What We Left Behind,’ ‘Deep Space Nine’ showrunner Ira Steven Behr assembled a writers’ room with some heavy hitters from the original series, including Ronald D. Moore, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Hans Beimler, and René Echeverria. The team was tasked with creating the plot for a theoretical ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ premiere episode for season eight. The episode will be animated and included with the documentaries home release.

Blu-ray editions of the documentary are expected to arrive to crowdfunding backers before the end of this year.