Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr today revealed that he has been working on a documentary on DS9 for several years that explores what the show was really about and its lasting impact on the Star Trek franchise and culture. After the announcement, TrekMovie secured an exclusive interview with Behr to further discuss the project, which he hopes will be out in 2017.
During the first Deep Space Nine panel at the 50th anniversary convention, showrunner Ira Steven Behr revealed that he had been working for years on a documentary that explored what DS9 was really about, and what its lasting impact has been on the Star Trek franchise and culture in general.
As part of the documentary, which is currently being edited, Behr brought together the DS9 writing staff and gave them one task: break the story for the first episode of season eight.
Behr commented, in an exclusive interview with TrekMovie, that the writers still had the same chemistry they had when they were making DS9. The writers even went on to map out some of what they would like to do later in a notional season eight, even though they were only tasked with coming up with the first episode.
For all of Behr’s comments on the documentary, see TrekMovie’s interview below: