Ahead of the Saturday night world premiere of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary What We Left Behind, a new image from the doc was released featuring a new starship.
USS Emmett Till
Unveiled at the What We Left Behind premiere at Destination Star Trek in Birmingham, UK, was the “USS Emmett Till.” The ship is featured in an animated sequence in the doc, based on a new story that emerged from the segment where five of the show’s original writers reunite to break the story for a theoretical eighth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Today’s official press release states What We Left Behind “boldly goes where no documentary has gone before… introducing a new starship into the Star Trek canon.”
The starship was designed by concept illustrator John Eaves, known for his work on many of the Star Trek series’ and feature films, with the team announcing that a physical collectible model of the ship is already in the works in partnership with Eaglemoss’ Star Trek Official Starship Collection.
The ship is named after Emmett Till, a young African-American man who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. The outcry over this racist attack and the subsequent acquittals of those accused of killing him became a rallying cry for the Civil Rights Movement.
The documentary team also revealed the ship on Twitter with a brief video that shows some of Eaves’ development sketches.
BREAKING: We’re thrilled to announce the newest starship from designer John Eaves in partnership with @StarTrekModels, revealed in the upcoming #DS9Doc #WhatWeLeftBehind… Welcoming the USS EMMETT TILL. pic.twitter.com/QybpKZubxj
— The DS9 Documentary (@DS9Doc) October 20, 2018
This is the second element tied to the animated eighth season story from the What We Left Behind. Earlier this month the first image of the animation was released, featuring what looks like a future Captain Ezri Dax.
Details on the public release of the documentary and starship model are still pending, but the film is available to pre-order now at ds9documentary.com.