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Old 07-11-18, 06:02 PM
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What We Left Behind: Looking back at Star Trek Deep Space 9 -- Coming to BD

https://ds9documentary.com/


New 25th anniversary Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary is coming to BD.

You can pre-order the BD on the above website. This is a similar campaign like the For the Love of Spock documentary from a few years ago. Looks like according to the website they've interviewed most of the principal cast members and creative team.

They're hoping to release it later this year.


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,” “edgy,” and “the black sheep” of the Star Trek family, a show that did not fit Roddenberry’s vision of the future. But someone was still watching as the show lasted seven seasons. Now, over twenty years later, fans 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. Critics are even calling the show the Jewel in the Crown and the best of the Star Trek franchise. A devoted sci-fi fan might rightly ask themselves; “What the hell happened?”

Our documentary film, What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, will take a detailed look at this historic series and consider the reasons Deep Space Nine went from a family outcast to a Star Trek mainstay. The film will also contain a “what if” segment in which the original writers brainstorm a theoretical 8th season of the show.

Ira Steven Behr says in this video they have completed shooting the documentary. All that's left is post production:


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Old 07-12-18, 05:20 AM
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I read they've converted some material to HD since they raised so much money and that's why production has lasted as long as it has (I didn't watch the video so they might mention that). Can't wait for the release.
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Re: What We Left Behind: Looking back at Star Trek Deep Space 9 -- Coming to BD

CBS had plans to release Deep Space 9 and Voyager on Blu-ray but sales for Enterprise and Next Generation weren't as good as they expected, pretty much ending any chance those less popular shows would get a Blu-ray release.
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Re: What We Left Behind: Looking back at Star Trek Deep Space 9 -- Coming to BD

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I read they've converted some material to HD since they raised so much money and that's why production has lasted as long as it has (I didn't watch the video so they might mention that). Can't wait for the release.
All Behr says in the video is they completed filming and all that's left is post production. He also says there is time for you to donate to the project so your name can be put in the credits.
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Not the biggest DS9 fan but Iíll probably grab this. I enjoy Star Trek in general and always like a good documentary about a film or tv show.

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They want more donations. Apparently, the HD footage looks so much better than the SD that they want to convert more.
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Forgot about this. Iíll probably order it at some point.
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https://deadline.com/2019/03/star-tr...nd-1202574537/

Shout Factory has picked up the rights to this documentary.

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Nice. I never ordered but signed up to be notified when itís available for purchase.
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STAR TREK: DS9 Documentary Hits Theaters on May 13 | TrekCore Blog

Coming to theatres May 13th from Fathom Events. One night only.
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Of all the ST series, DS9 and TNG are my 2 favs.
It has been a long time since I have seen either, not sure which I like more.
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DS9 was refreshing because it was such a different Trek. Loved the characters and the way they played off of each other.
The only storylines that were bad were those involving Jake.
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The only storylines that were bad were those involving Jake.
Jake-centric episodes like "The Visitor" and "In the Cards" were excellent, IMHO.
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Re: What We Left Behind: Looking back at Star Trek Deep Space 9 -- Coming to BD

Just finished rewatching DS9 with my daughter a few weeks ago (skipping some bad episodes here and there via a reddit episode guide). Surprised how much of the show I'd forgotten in 10 years since I saw it last (when she was a baby and I needed something to do while sitting around with her and a bottle in the middle of the night).

I'm a Babylon 5 fan first and foremost, but I don't hold DS9's corrupted corporate origins against it since the showrunners, cast & crew didn't seem to be involved in the shenanigans.

I feel like the story derails a bit at the end with the Dukhat/ pah-wraith stuff in the last couple of seasons, but a lot of the characters were really great on rewatch (esp. Garak, or any episode that is Quark vs Odo).

And damned if I never noticed that Wayoun and Brunt were played by the same guy until I saw the trailer / kickstarter video for this.

As far as TNG vs DS9, overall, DS9 does far better with character stories, and better with slightly longer storylines. TNG single episodes are generally stronger though, when TNG really nails it, it nails it - DS9 rarely nails an episode as well as TNG did many times.

Might swing out to see this in the theater with my daughter if she's interested. If not, I'll pick it up on BD.

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The main edge Iíd give TNG over DS9 personally is that it has better/more likable characters in my opinion. Thatís where TNG really excels. I think it has the best cast even more than TOS, which is a very close second. DS9 was really strong as far as itís over-arching story, especially with the Dominion Wars stuff, but I also agree that when TNG nails strong episodes itís better. I really like most Trek to a degree. My least favorite is probably Voyager overall (I havenít seen a lot of Discovery yet).
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