Star Trek DS9 Documentary Coming to Theaters This May

What We Left Behind ST DS9

Fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will get a special treat this May. In a one-night only event, Fathom Events will be bringing the new documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to over 800 theaters in the US.

On May 13, fans will get a special in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the past, present, and future of the darker, edgier entry in the Star Trek franchise. Often misunderstood when it first premiered, DS9 has grown into a beloved part of Star Trek canon and lore. What We Left Behind features new interviews with the cast and crew of DS9 as well as newly-remastered HD footage from the series. It will also focus on the original writers of DS9 as they craft a “what if” episode – a brand new adventure that would serve as the premiere if the show were to return to air today for an eighth season.

A taped roundtable discussion will follow the film, allowing the film’s producers and DS9 directors Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone to provide audiences with a comprehensive look at the making of the film as well as DS9’s fans and the show’s continuing appeal over 20 years later. Attendees will also receive a special double-sided poster (quantities limited, while supplies last) with the What We Left Behind theatrical poster on one side and original artwork from the film on the other.

Ira Steven Behr said, “When Dave Zappone asked me if I wanted to make a documentary about Deep Space Nine, my first reaction was, ‘What is there left to say about Deep Space Nine?’ Well, William Faulkner once wrote, ‘The past is never dead. It’s not even past.’ The cast, crew and fans have a lot to say about Deep Space Nine. What We Left Behind is their story; it’s my story, too. Turns out William Faulkner was a very wise man.”

“A point of pride for Fathom Events is our ability to give fans cinema experiences that enhance their understanding and enjoyment of the original programming they love,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “What We Left Behind will take Trekkers’ passion for the series one step further.”

Tickets for the event will be available on the Fathom Events website starting this Friday, April 12. A list of participating theaters will also be available that day.

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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