What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

2019

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine celebrates the 25th anniversary of the self-proclaimed 'black sheep' of the Star Trek spin-off series. Often described as 'dark,' and edgy,' Deep Space Nine was maligned by many fans and critics at the time as a show that did not fit into Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future. But now, two decades after it left the airwaves, Deep Space Nine is being re-discovered by new younger fans through streaming services, and championed by those who stuck by it from the start. Through extensive interviews and behind-the-scenes stories with the original cast and crew, this full-length documentary, helmed by directors Ira Steven Behr (showrunner of the original series) and David Zappone (The Captains, For The Love of Spock), delves into the newfound resurgence of this oft-overlooked and polarizing sci-fi series, presents footage from the show remastered for the first time ever in High Definition, and reassembles the original writing staff to break what would be an imaginary future episode of Deep Space Nine.

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  • What We Left Behind reunites the original DS9 cast, writers, filmmakers, and studio executives. It also explores a jaw-dropping storyline for season eight. A must see for fans and anyone who appreciates great science fiction.

    Aug 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An honest, engaging, and surprisingly funny look back at one of modern television's greatest achievements.

    Aug 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • While the length and depth of detail may lose newcomers, What We Left Behind provides everything a fan of the show could want.

    Jun 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • If Trekkies ever needed reminding that their thoughtless and thought terminating rejection of the so-called black sheep of the Trek family was imbecilic then and, in the age of Star Trek: Discovery, indefensible now, this is the time.

    Jun 29, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Despite blatantly targeting the fans that helped crowdsource it, the much loftier goal of contextualizing DS9 within the annals of sci-fi and television history is also met.

    May 30, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Wonderful comfort food for fans of the series, and the perfect way to cap the end of any future rewatch rotations.

    May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

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