On Sunday we reported how the one-night screenings event for the long-anticipated documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had been revealed early online. Today Fathom Events officially announced the event, along with more details and a trailer.
Watch the trailer
May 13: In theaters for one night only – with bonus round table discussion
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.
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.”
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.
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 available Friday
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. 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.
In Canada you can find showings via Cineplex.
No screenings outside US and Canada, yet
From a separate Indiegogo backer’s update e-mail sent out today the producers have some notes about screenings for other parts of the world:
Though the Fathom Events screenings are only available currently in North America, we know very well that #DS9 is universal! If you’re an international backer, we encourage you to make some noise in your local fan groups, contact your local theaters, or send a friendly note to our distributors over at Shout Studios telling them where you’d like to see the film play!
With your support, your energy and excitement, we’ve already been able to do great things. We hope, with your help, to have more international news to share soon too!
Backer stream event starts April 25th
As promised, those who backed the project on Indigogo will be the first to see it. As we reported yesterday, the documentary will be available in an early backer stream which debuts worldwide on Thursday, April 25th at 9:09pm EST. Eligible backers will be able to stream it from home or on your mobile devices as many times as you like for the following 99 hours (which works out to a little over 4 days). According to an update from the DS9 Doc team, the DVD and Blu-ray combo sets will be shipping after the theatrical release, and to “stay tuned” for more details on that release.