When ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘ was released in January of 1993 it was ahead of its time and a new documentary, ‘What We Left Behind‘ is focusing on how the show came together, how it grew, and where it could have gone had it not come to an end when it did.
Thanks to the rise of streaming services, newer “Star Trek” fans or those who had written the show off before it really got going have had a chance to explore the series, and the cult classic has been given a new lease on life.
The poster features showrunner and executive producer, Ira Steven Behr, holding the space station Deep Space Nine. He also co-directed this documentary, so you just know it will be full of new details about the production of the series that fans are going to eat up. To fund the project the production team took to crowdsourcing and were looking for $150,000 to license clips and existing interviews. Not only was this goal broken in a day but they were able to raise $647,000 in a month, breaking previous documentary filmmaking records for Indiegogo.
Thanks to Fathom Events, we’ll be getting an option to see ‘What We Left Behind’ on the big screen at over 800 theaters on Monday, May 13th, 2019.
You can check out the official ‘What We Left Behind’ trailer right here!
Not only are there original interviews here but it will also be the first time that “show footage presented in HD” was ever released and will also include “brand-new animated storyboards showing what could have been and what still might be.” Audiences will get an exclusive two-sided poster but after the presentation and there will be “a taped roundtable discussion with directors Ira Steven Behr, David Zappone, and the film’s producers who will provide audiences with a comprehensive look at the making of the film.”
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Tickets will be going on sale this Friday, April 12th, 2019 at Fathom Events.
Do you plan on checking out ‘What We Left Behind’ on the big screen or will you be waiting for a home release? How excited are you to find out more about this iconic “Star Trek” series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first aired in January 1993, well over a year after the death of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. When compared to The Original Series and The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine was written off as too “dark,” and “edgy,” “the black sheep” of the Star Trek family, a show that did not fit Roddenberry’s vision of the future. Though polarizing within the franchise, the show pushed narrative boundaries for seven seasons and gained a rabid cult following. Now, over twenty years after the series ended, fans and critics all over the world are rediscovering Deep Space Nine and embracing the show with an enthusiasm rivaling the affection they feel for any other Star Trek series. What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, takes a detailed look at this historic series and consider the reasons Deep Space Nine went from a family outcast to a Star Trek mainstay.
You can check out ‘What We Left Behind’ at many AMC theaters on Monday, May 13th, 2019!