After Star Trek was revived as a syndicated show in the late ’80s with Star Trek: The Next Generation, Paramount was eager to expand the universe. But instead of sticking another crew on a ship zipping around the galaxy, they gave us Star Trek: Deep Space Nine that placed a crew on a large space station. The show was also a massive hit lasting seven seasons and 176 episodes. What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a documentary about the series that will be screening on May 13 as part of Fathom Events. You can check their website to find your local theater. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory and Fathom Events:
‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Lands in Movie Theaters Nationwide For One Night Only on May 13
Documentary Feature by Directors Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone Features Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the Making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Interviews with Cast and Creators, and More
DENVER – April 9, 2019 – Fans will get a special look into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the new documentary – “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” – arrives in movie theaters across the country for one night only on May 13, 2019. The film presents a fascinating in-depth look at the past, present and future of a series whose dark, edgy take on Gene Roddenberry’s vision was often misunderstood when it premiered but has grown into a beloved mainstay in the Star Trek franchise.
Featuring extensive new interviews with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as newly remastered HD footage from the television series, “What We Left Behind” also focuses on the original writers of the series as they craft a brand-new episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, developing what would be the eighth-season premiere if the show were to return to the air today.
What We Left Behind: Looking Back At Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (2019) – Official Trailer (HD)
Following the feature presentation, a taped roundtable discussion with directors Ira Steven Behr, David Zappone, and the film’s producers will provide audiences with a comprehensive look at the making of the film, the show’s fans and the series’ ongoing appeal to Trekkers of all ages. Fathom attendees will also receive an exclusive double-sided poster with the theatrical poster art for “What We Left Behind” on one side, and an original illustration from the film on the other. (Quantities limited, while supplies last.)
Tickets for “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” can be purchased beginning Friday, April 12 at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
Fathom Events, Shout! Studios, 455 Films and Tuxedo Productions bring this event to more than 800 movie theaters nationwide on Monday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. local time, through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations will be available April 12 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
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.”
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