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Star Trek Documentary Goes Behind the Scenes of Deep Space Nine

Ryan Britt Aug 7, 2019

Ira Steven Behr’s Star Trek labor of love is finally available to the general public. Here’s what you need to know...

If you’re a hardcore Trekkie, you probably already know about What We Left Behind; the crowd-funded documentary that looks back on the legacy of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. And if, you don’t, the best way to describe the doc is that it’s a snapshot of a particular fandom, curated by someone who helped create that fandom in the first place.

Producer and showrunner Ira Steven Behr wasn’t the creator of Deep Space Nine (that would be Rick Berman and the late Michael Piller), but, he certainly is the biggest advocate of the series these days. In What We Left Behind (a riff on the show’s series finale titled “What You Leave Behind"), Behr interviews the expansive cast, crew,
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What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine Review: An Amazing Documentary

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What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine Review: An Amazing Documentary
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was the fourth television series in the Star Trek franchise. It ran for seven seasons and a hundred and seventy-six episodes in syndication. The finale, "What You Leave Behind", aired on June 2nd, 1999. DS9 was markedly different from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show setting was a recovered enemy space station near the planet Bajor. A grieving Starfleet commander, Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), assigned to help the Bajorans recover from a devastating occupation; discovers a wormhole to a distant region of the galaxy, the Gamma Quadrant. What followed was a thrilling, slow-burn escalation to the epic, Dominion War; a conflict against powerful Gamma Quadrant adversaries that threatened the United Federation of Planets.

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine is a wonderful retrospective and coda to the beloved series. The documentary is produced and directed by Ira Steven Behr,
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Second Opinion – What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (2018)

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 2018.

Directed by Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone.

Featuring Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney, Cirroc Lofton, and Armin Shimerman.

It’s not uncommon for Trekkie fans to argue over which Star Trek series is the best. Most of the conversations I’ve been privy to generally compare the original Star Trek with William Shatner and Next Generation with Patrick Stewart as their favorites. Now, with What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary shedding light behind the scenes with the actors and writers, it’s fair to say Deep Space Nine deserves its own recognition for being as innovative, original, trendsetting and revolutionary as any other Star Trek series. However, DS9 oftentimes gets lost in the mix of other Star Trek voyages and is often treated
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Movie Review – What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (2018)

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 2018

Directed by Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone

Featuring Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney, Cirroc Lofton, and Armin Shimerman

Deep Space Nine is considered the “dark Star Trek.” Ask most any Trek fan and you’ll receive a similar summary of the series. This reputation is not unearned, but it is incomplete. DS9 is not a bleak show. It is not a cynical show. It’s as idealistic and humanistic as any previous entry, if not more so. It also presents something that the other shows in the franchise don’t quite have in this kind of abundance: heart. The show is dark, but it earns its darkness by contrast. The depth of character and their aspirations allow you to really feel the depths of despair that they sometimes find themselves in.
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‘What We Left Behind’ Is the Perfect Fan-Funded Documentary About ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ – Review

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‘What We Left Behind’ Is the Perfect Fan-Funded Documentary About ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ – Review
Warning: If “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” was a seminal show for you in the ’90s, the documentary “What We Left Behind” will probably make you cry. The platonic ideal of a loving tribute, this crowdfunded documentary directed by “DS9” showrunner Ira Steven Behr and “The Captains” producer David Zappone gathers nearly every key member of the “DS9” family to look back on arguably “Trek’s” most progressive and game-changing series.

Behr puts himself front and center in the documentary, breaking the fourth wall periodically as a quasi-narrator and guide through “DS9’s” legacy. Full of touches that will invoke memories of the show’s most iconic moments (including a hysterical post-credits gag or two), “What We Left Behind” is almost like Behr’s memoir of the making of the show, albeit with a ton of familiar faces popping in to add their two cents.

Only Avery Brooks, who played
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What We Left Behind Doc Celebrates Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Legacy

Chris Cummins May 9, 2019

Here's an exclusive look at the upcoming DS9 documentary!

Nearly 20 years to the day after "What We Leave Behind," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's gripping series finale aired, the show is more popular than ever. It's a strange position for the series to be in; during DS9's airing, the spinoff was constantly overshadowed by the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Tng's feature film outings, as well as the 1995 launch of Star Trek: Voyager as the flagship show for Upn.

read more: Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 — Everything We Know

DS9 always was something of a troublemaker. Eschewing a starship setting and the infallibility of Starfleet that came to be the calling cards of the Star Trek franchise, the program instead focused on a group of characters who were often in conflict with themselves and each other... much to the consternation of so-called fans
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First Trailer For Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Documentary Looks Amazing

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was a genuine departure for the franchise. Prior to this, the series had a focus on exploration, with Tos and Tng following roughly the same template of the crew of a ship encountering a new situation and solving it every week. But DS9, set on a space station situated at a strategic location, wasn’t afraid to get complicated.

While there were episodes following the usual Trek template of exploration, there were also ones examining interstellar trade, political maneuvering and the morality of the Federation (and its complex relationship with the rest of the galaxy). In other words, it was great!

The show’s reputation has only improved with time, too, and now the crowd-funded documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine looks set to really get under the skin of why it worked so well. Judging by the trailer,
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‘Star Trek’ Doc: Shout! Acquires ‘What We Left Behind’

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‘Star Trek’ Doc: Shout! Acquires ‘What We Left Behind’
Shout! Studios has just acquired worldwide rights to the new Star Trek feature documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Shout! plans to release it across multiple platforms including theatrical by year’s end.

The in-depth retrospective approaches the edgy Deep Space Nine as the most-misunderstood of the franchises that have flown under the banner of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek brand. When it premiered in January 1993 as a spinoff of Star Trek: The Next Generation, many devoted Trek fans thought the show flouted Roddenberry’s overarching vision of humanity’s noble and united future in the age of interstellar exploration.

The syndicated Deep Space Nine (created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller) eventually won fans over and endured for 176 episodes over seven seasons with its chronicle of a space station that is (not unlike Casablanca in the classic film) a place of intrigue,
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Kate Mulgrew Wants To Do A Star Trek Crossover With Patrick Stewart And William Shatner

Star Trek: Voyager actress Kate Mulgrew would love to return as Captain Janeway in a Star Trek movie that would team up most of the existing captains. This would be a pretty damn momentous moment in the franchise, but the chances of it actually happening are close to zero. Fortunately, then, I think she might have been joking when she brought it up.

The story comes from her appearance at the Star Trek: Destination convention in Birmingham, England where a fan asked her if she’d ever play Janeway again. Here’s how she replied:

“Shatner, Stewart and myself in some sort of movie – I’d love to do that. So the answer is yes,”

That’s a pretty big ask, Kate. Stewart’s busy making his own much-heralded return to the franchise with the as-yet-untitled Picard TV show and Shatner has stated he doesn’t want to be involved with Trek at all anymore.
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Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi Was Nearly In Star Trek

Sci-fi TV fans would love to see the Tardis land on the USS Enterprise one day, and while we’re still a way off from that ever happening, it turns out that the Doctor himself almost appeared in the Star Trek universe at one point.

Yes, that’s right. Outgoing Time Lord Peter Capaldi auditioned to play the lead role of Captain Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. This intriguing bit of news comes courtesy of the trekdocs Twitter account, which unearths little-known facts about the series. This time, they’ve got hold of a list of actors who auditioned for the show from a UK casting call from back in 1992.

Notes from a UK casting session for DS9. Includes Alexander Siddig, @AnthonySHead, and Holy Crap Peter Capaldi. July 23, 1992. pic.twitter.com/yTzKfUFMDq

— trekdocs (@trekdocs) September 7, 2017

The Twitter account for an upcoming documentary on Deep Space Nine then
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Who Is Jason Isaacs, The New Captain On ‘Star Trek: Discovery’?

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Jason Isaacs will help the new Star Trek: Discovery as Captain Lorca. Who Is Jason Isaacs, New Star Trek Captain? Isaacs will play alongside the lead, Sonequa Martin-Green. He becomes the sixth captain of the Star Trek universe, joining the ranks of William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula. Nice chair. Hope it’s comfy. pic.twitter.com/xwfdWAmBQW — Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) March […]

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Star Trek: Discovery Casts Harry Potter Actor Jason Isaacs as Captain of the Discovery

Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs has joined the cast of CBS' Star Trek: Discovery, and he will take on the role of Captain Lorca, who is the Captain of the Starship Discovery. This is a major role in the series, and he stars opposite the lead played by Sonequa Martin- Green, who will be referred to as "Number One".

Isaacs joins a prestigious list of actors who have played Star Trek Captains over the years, including William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula

The new series also stars the previously announced cast that includes Doug Jones as Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer; Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer; Michelle Yeoh as Starfleet captain Georgiou; and James Frain as Spock's father.

Star Trek: Discovery is set on a new ship and will follow new characters who emabark on
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Writers Reassemble & Conceive a New Episode

Star Trek fans are in for a treat. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the creative team behind Deep Space Nine has reconvened for a new documentary.Part of the long-running sci-fi franchise, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine starred Avery Brooks, Nana Visitor, René Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Nicole de Boer, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney, Cirroc Lofton, and Armin Shimerman. The syndicated series ran for seven seasons before ending in 1999.Read More…
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Gargoyles: revisiting an underappreciated Disney series

David Baldwin Jan 30, 2017

Disney's Gargoyles was filled to the brim with creativity, mythology and great characterisation...

To get a sense of why Disney series Gargoyles stands as one of the more ambitious animated serials to have come out of the 90s, a good place to start is the episode Avalon Part 2. The second in a three part narrative taken from the show’s elongated second season, it begins with one iteration of the villainous Archmage, voiced with glorious ham by David Warner, asking a doppelganger whether he’s certain he knows what to do. To which the doppelganger replies “I should… I watched you do it.”

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Said exchange doesn’t make much sense until the end of the episode, when the lines are repeated to an audience now fully informed, who have just seen two versions of the same character travel between
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'Star Trek: Discovery' Casting Almost Complete ... Except For Lead

Bryan Fuller has departed his prized day-to-day showrunner job atStar Trek: Discovery. But apparently he got quite a bit done before vacating his office, including writing the shows first two episodes, and casting nearly all the major parts.Well, except for the lead.CBS and new showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts are seeking an actress who will play the lead in the sixth Star Trek series, described byVariety simply as a young lieutenant commander. That would be the lowest rank of a Star Trek lead character in the television franchises 50 years, putting her at the level of Brent Spiners Data inStar Trek: The Next Generation or Terry Farrells Jadzia Dax inStar Trek: Deep Space Nine.It wasDeep Space Nine, in fact, that had the lowest-ranked lead for a series as Avery Brooks Benjamin Sisko ...
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American History X and Tony Kaye, Hollywood maverick

Ryan Lambie Sep 5, 2016

An often spectacular drama, American History X left its maker shunned by Hollywood. Ryan looks at a great film and its maverick director.

It should have been a proud moment for British director Tony Kaye. His first feature, American History X, had finally appeared in Us cinemas on the 30th October 1998, and was already earning deserved attention for the strength of its direction and its powerful performances - not least from Edward Norton, cast in the lead as a volcanically angry young neo-Nazi in Venice, California.

American History X might have marked the next phase in Kaye's career, which, like such directors as Ridley Scott and Alan Parker before him, had begun in advertising back in the 1980s. And yet post-production on the movie had been protracted and difficult, as Kaye engaged in an increasingly public battle for its final cut. That battle had become so heated,
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Star Trek: what Discovery can take from its past

Alastair Stewart Sep 9, 2016

Star Trek is at its best when it aims to be the smartest show on TV, that's why it's endured for fifty years...

For many people who grew up watching Star Trek, it was as much a formative influence as any sermon or religious text. Even now, it still has a timeless quality which has made it a perennial fixture on every entertainment medium over the last five decades, and for good reason.

With another blockbuster film success in Star Trek Beyond and a new series titled Discovery on the horizon for 2017, few would say that after 50 years Star Trek's future is looking bleak. Yet what is the source of Trek's enduring popularity? Is it as simple as an original idea taking hold in the public consciousness, or is there more to it?

Look at the original Star Trek television series (latterly referred to as The
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‘Star Trek Discovery’: Female Lead, Gay Character, Prequel Timeframe Confirmed

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‘Star Trek Discovery’: Female Lead, Gay Character, Prequel Timeframe Confirmed
Star Trek Discovery” will feature a female lead, as showrunner Bryan Fuller works to bring the beloved franchise’s return to television in January 2017. This news was first reported by Variety, then discussed at length by Fuller at the TCA summer press tour.

Read More: ‘Star Trek’ New Series and Ship’s Name Are a Real ‘Discovery’

The female lead (who will be human, but will not hold the rank of captain — the lead character’s rank will be “Lieutenant commander, with caveats”) has yet to be formally cast.

But for years, Fuller has said that he was interested in seeing a female “Star Trek” captain — and one of color. In fact, in 2013, he was quoted as saying to Den of Geek that “I want Angela Bassett to be the captain, that’s who I would love to have, you know Captain Angela Bassett and First Officer Rosario Dawson.” Angela Bassett,
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Star Trek Deep Space 9's top 25(ish) stories

Sven Harvey Oct 16, 2017

The hugely ambitious Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has no shortage of classic episodes. And you'll find a few Klingons here too...

Spoilers lie ahead for Star Trek: Deep Space 9

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Overlapping with both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's seven seasons had some very high points, It also had some very low ones that strayed a bit too far from the core of Star Trek for some fans, yet gave the show a unique texture that some savour.

If you only ever watch 25 stories from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, these are they, at least in my opinion – the only rule being that multi-part episodes count as one story (but great big multi-season Dominion flavoured arcs don't!)

With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek as a whole this year,
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32 videogames that brought actors back to iconic roles

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From Ghostbusters 3 to a Firefly reunion, videogames are doing what movies can't...

Tie-in video games are nothing new in the moviemaking or televisual world. Through these spin-off products, we can play out adventures featuring our favourite characters without having to leave the house.

Most of the time, though, said characters don’t sound quite right. For financial reasons, you’ll often see a different voice cast step in to replace the overly expensive stars from the original film or TV version. Admittedly, these stand-ins do a very good job from time to time. But you can always tell the difference.

Sometimes, though, providing a rare treat for fans, actors can be convinced – by money, passion or a good script - to reprise their iconic film or TV characters once more for a video game adventure. Here are 32 games that featured instances of this incredibly fun phenomenon…
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