The Deep Space Nine Anniversary Documentary Is Hitting Theaters for One Day Only

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Image: Fathom Events/Shout Factory

That’s the good news. The great news? It’s happening a whole lot sooner than you’d expect.

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While Shout Factory—which recently signed a distribution deal for the doc, after it spent the past few years in the works through various crowdfunding campaigns—has yet to officially confirm the news, Fathom Events has revealed that What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will screen in theaters across the U.S. on May 13.

The whole station’s in Ira Steven Behr’s hands in a new poster for What We Left Behind.
The whole station’s in Ira Steven Behr’s hands in a new poster for What We Left Behind.
Image: Fathom Events/Shout Factory
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Tickets will go on sale April 12, and the 2-hour, 10-minute screening will also be accompanied by a “a roundtable discussion on the making of the documentary,” according to the event description. No further details (such as how many theaters will be showing What We Left Behind) have been confirmed just yet, but that information will be coming soon, according to the documentary’s official Twitter account:

While the special screening is a good announcement, most importantly it means that after almost two years of work, director changes, and the move to incorporating brand new HD remasters of DS9 footage, What We Left Behind is finally entering the home stretch. With screenings just a month away, details on when fans who backed the documentary in its crowdfunding stages will get access to home copies can’t be too far behind—and while it’s missed the 25th anniversary year itself in the process, it seems like it’s going to have been well worth the wait.

We’ve reached out to Shout Factory to clarify when more details around What We Left Behind’s release beyond this screening will be confirmed, and will update this post if we hear back.

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DISCUSSION

I can’t recall when it was that I first backed this one. I do remember that since then, I’ve dug deep another couple of times. Regardless, I still feel like a kid counting down the days till Christmas! I sorta wish that they would have released the version that they presented last summer. Instead, I guess we’re waiting for them to upgrade the entire production

I’m sure that watching the finished product in HD will be pretty nice. However, apparently the chances of them remastering the entire 7 seasons are pretty slim. So, having to wait another 6 months or so for the backers to get their copy, isn’t really worth it to me. I’m really interested in the content. Now of course, another revenue stream has appeared, so who knows when we’ll actually see it! Maybe this one-off showing will cover the rest of the costs. More likely, they’ll find something else they want to do with it! In the meantime, I’ll be waiting!