Star Trek: Deep Space' doc 'What We Left Behind' heads to the big screen

This June will mark 20 years since “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” aired its final episode, the emotional two hour farewell “What We Leave Behind”. Incredibly, the years that have passed have only strengthened the show’s fanbase as new audiences discover a “Star Trek” series unlike any that have come before or since. Now, a new documentary, “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” is set to reflect on what made DS9 so special and, thanks to Fathom Events, fans will have the opportunity to see it on the big screen for one night only on May 13, 2019.

Featuring extensive new interviews with the DS9 cast and crew and boasting newly remastered HD footage from the 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” 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.

“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?'” says showrunner Ira Steven Behr. “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.”

Following the May 13th feature presentation, a taped roundtable discussion with Behr and fellow director David Zappone, as well as the film’s producers, all of whom 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 Fathom Events and participating theater box offices.

Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.