What We Left Behind, the retrospective Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary which broke crowdfunding records earlier this year, hasn’t taken time off since the public fundraising period ended back in March!

Over the last few months, the documentary team has continued to film interviews with DS9’s cast and crew, announcing today that over 30 new interviews have been shot since March – many of which those involved have mentioned on social media – including longtime franchise executive producer Rick Berman.

In addition to the ongoing interviews, the What We Left Behind team also revealed this evening that their behind-the-scenes “Video Vault,” with content exclusively for contributors to the Indigogo fundraising campaign, is about to go live.

We’re pleased to finally debut our all-new VIDEO VAULT (included in most rewards packages $5 and up!), giving you an exclusive look into the making of ‘What We Left Behind.’ As we continue production, we’ll be adding more clips and sneak peaks, so stay tuned!

All eligible backers will be receiving an email shortly with your temporary password & instructions on how to access the site. You can also visit the vault directly anytime through the “INDIEGOGO BACKER” section of our website.

The campaign also released updates on the physical campaign rewards, noting that “T-shirts and pins are all in production now, and should be ready to ship by their original July estimates.”

For more information on the forthcoming Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary, visit DS9Documentary.com.

  • Thomas Elkins

    Are they remastering scenes from various episodes for this documentary or no? I vaguely remember that some scenes were getting an HD remaster to be used in a documentary. If so then I look forward to seeing that. Hopefully it does well enough to convince them to keep going and remaster the whole thing. Probably not, but we can always hope.

    • Yes, it was one of their stretch goals (that they met). I believe there are still negotiations to be had with CBS before it happens.

    • There hasn’t been any news on that front for a few months – and it was not guaranteed that they *were* going to be able to remaster any footage. Fingers crossed that is still a possibility!

      • Michael

        They took a crap load of cash from the fans – they better produce content. And lots of it.

    • Tone

      Maybe CBS took delivery of the DS9 negatives and decided to remaster the whole series instead.

      Then I woke up!

      • Michael

        Yes, remastered with FULL 4K CGI replacements for all space scenes.

        • Pedro Ferreira

          We wish!

  • Melllvar

    I love DS9. I believe in time it will become more popular, as was the case with Next Gen. The characters feel like a family, much more than any other series imo! I do hope that Avery jumps on board. He has such terrific intensity and interesting insights…. a musicians personality to be sure! Here is a great album 😀

    • Ditto, love DS9, but become more popular in time? It’s been off the air for 18 years! 🙂 I do think that many have either discovered or rediscovered all of the shows thanks to Netflix and other streaming services. There’s a reason Netflix signed that big money deal with CBS to air Trek (including Discovery) pretty much everywhere in the world. I do really think that by some measurements Trek is as popular now as ever, or at least very close to it.

    • Michael

      Avery might jump on board if you offer him a drink or 20.

      • SpaceCadet

        Why the nastiness? If he does have a problem with alcohol is that funny to you? Seems like you’re obsessed with mocking the man (and everyone else on the show) by your rampant posts on the matter. It says a lot about your own personal character. If you’re 12 years old I get it, but older than that and you need some growing up to do.

        • Cabo 5150

          For me, this site is increasingly becoming “dominated” by three, maybe four, commentators who apparently relish “provoking” other posters with playground level insults, calculatingly unpleasant “opinions”, and sociopolitical proselytising.

          Often, the “observations” have little or nothing to with Star Trek, and the individuals in question will use even the most tangential opportunity to mount their sour soapboxes.

          Comments are also removed without explanation – even if a given poster is actually attempting to defend the site. I believe there’s a strong possibility this one will also.

          I have enjoyed this site quite a lot over the years, and have heartily recommended/linked to it on many other boards on numerous occasions. On balance, I think will have to regretfully discontinue that practice with immediate effect.

          I also have to seriously consider whether it’s worth taking the time to post here at all – nobody enjoys having their text deleted sans a reasonable account – especially if they feel they’ve done nothing wrong. That’s quite upsetting in actuality.

          Yeah yeah, I know, my protest won’t have the slightest overall effect on the traffic here etc. But that’s not the point.

          • Michael

            The admins remove the posts, not the so called three or four posters you speak of. Email the admins if it bothers you so much.

            It’s the era of President Trump for the next eight years baby! Get used to it.

          • “Michael,” we have asked many times to leave politics elsewhere, no matter what your preference. Please do so – thank you.

          • Michael

            Politics have always been a part of Star Trek. I will endeavor to talk about Star Trek politics without talking about reality politics as requested.

          • “Cabo 5150,” posts are only manually removed by our team in very rare circumstances, when there is abusive language towards other users. If there are replies to the removed posts, the Disqus system sometimes removes them automatically when the ‘parent’ post is deleted.

            We certainly do not remove posts just for users expressing differences of opinion.

          • Cabo 5150

            OK, thank you for the response – that explains a lot.

            Very much appreciated!

        • Michael

          It’s not “nasty” if it’s a fact. Not mocking the man. His drunk driving arrests are real as is his mental illness.

      • Pedro Ferreira

        A couple of years ago at Comic Con I had my picture taken with Avery and even though he was teasing me throughout the thing he made me feel really intimidated. It took forever to get my photo taken with him.

  • The Science Fiction Oracle

    Can’t wait for the LA screening!!!

  • James

    I wish Avery Brooks was involved in this. He really was the beating heart of DS9.

    • Michael

      Avery Brooks is dealing with severe alcoholism and has mental illness.

      • Morgan Smith

        I would say this is speculation and not necessary for this discussion, but then we would probably get into discussions of proof and/or inside knowledge. Let’s just say he is dealing with issues and that he is not purposefully snubbing this project.

        • Michael

          It’s not “speculation”
          Would you like me to direct you to the public records of his DWI’s?

          • Morgan Smith

            Not really, which was why I said “I would say X, but we would get into a discussion over proof…”

          • Michael

            Let’s just say becoming a prophet and living with them changed him forever..

    • Tone

      Very true. I’d have a low opinion of him if it does turn out that he won’t be interviewed for this.

      Can’t see the harm 2 or 3 hours out of his day would cause him, and I’m sure they would compensate him handsomely for his time.

      It would be a great gesture to the fans if he did decide to do it.

      • Michael

        Most of the time he can’t even get out of bed, let alone do interviews. Remember his strange behavior in “The Captians”

        It’s gone way worse since then.

      • Roger Birks

        The problem is Brooks will not apprently co-operate with anyone. He is basically regressed to a 2 year old. It is a terrible thing, but I do not feel that he should be made to do anything. Whatever he is upto, let him enjoy his own world.

        • Michael

          Brooks is mentally ill

  • Michael

    This looks FAR more interesting than the Discovery crap. When Star Trek had adult show directors instead of the lens flare kids running Discovery.

  • Michael

    REMASTER the entire series and watch it sell like hot cakes.

    • Tone

      Come on, you know they don’t spend money on Trek unless they are virtually forced to. With the NuTrek movies tanking, and Discovery being met with a less than favourable reception by fans, I would say that this may stop any further Trek projects for a long while, unless Discovery does really well.

      • Michael

        It unlike Discovery, DS9 is universally accepted by the fans.

        • Morgan Smith

          DS9 might be widely accepted by fans, but no way is it universally accepted – just like all of Trek, most people seem to dislike at least one series or movie subset.

          On Tone’s comment (and your other comments), I am still surprised and annoyed that Trek fans can still whine that Discovery isn’t adult-enough or quality-enough. The money is being put into it (pre-paid), the staff seems good, the cast seems solid, they are getting all the time in the world to make it, the first season order was extended, and it is getting distributed world wide (complain as you will about CBS charging people to watch it here in the states – I have no problem with it). We haven’t even seen the USS Discovery yet and the two big complaints are the Klingons look funny and there are lens flares. Really?

          On a meta-level, the question of fans’ reception of Discovery is again based on speculation and rumor ahead of any actual product. Come back to me after the first episode(s) have aired and then maybe I will be interested in whether the fans are receiving it well.

          • Michael

            The show is supposed to be set in the PRIME universe, when it’s clearly set in the alternate Kelvin universe. That leaves a very bitter taste in fans mouths. Changing the Klingons appearance to make them look like a completely new alien species is absurd. Just make them look like the ones in TNG and DS9 – modern versions of TOS Klingons. Don’t make a totally new alien race.

          • Roger Birks

            Chill out. Wait until you actually watch an episode first, before judging a change, in the Klingons.

            I cannot wait to see a modern version of the Borg, personally!

          • Michael

            Starfleet had no contact with the Borg before the TNG era, and since this is supposed to be set in the same prime universe, it would be a severe break of canon if they showed the Borg.

            Then again, they already screwed up the Prime universe with Discovery so who knows

          • Morgan Smith

            Your contention that Discovery is Kelvin Timeline is 1) unsupported by anything other than a visual likeness to those movies, which is likely just a result of being a “modern” take on Star Trek, and 2) refuted by official statements by the showrunners (even if Bryan isn’t around anymore).

            The Klingons shown seem to be from the Sarcophagus ship and thus are likely not of the DSC/TOS timeframe and therefore could rightfully look different than the contemporary, Augments-virus-affected Klingons.

            Also, not that I agree with these retcons, but both Enterprise and Voyager indicated contact between Earth/Starfleet/The Federation and the Borg prior to the first official meeting in “Q Who”. See “The Raven”, “Dark Frontier” and “Regeneration”.

            Personally, I am looking forward to Discovery inventing a new enemy as cool as the Borg or Dominion.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            CBS sure are going to have to do something to stop people being confused as to where it’s et because right now most fans have no idea which universe it’s supposed to take place in and THAT’S WITH confirmation it’s supposed to be the Prime Universe.

          • Michael

            It’s in a brand new timeline because “future guy” from Enterprise is this universes Sarek who jumps through the multiverse.

    • Io Jupiter

      Your dreaming very big Michael, Tone is correct.

  • Michael

    I see that Odo has perfected his facial shapeshifting after many years of training with the founders.

  • Michael

    Nana Visitor has really aged badly.

    • Andy Hamric

      My God, she’s 18 years older… what do you expect? She’s human, not vulcan…

      • Michael

        I think she is vegan, which explains the terrible skin quality of her upper chest.

    • Tone

      Her hairstyle makes her look quite severe, but in general she’s a good looking woman.

    • Pedro Ferreira

      I can’t help but wonder that Nana Visitor gets a new haircut every single week.

  • Michael

    Jake Sisko looks high

  • spooky

    Wow… I hope this puts CBS into consideration mode on DS9, I can’t wait to get this. I think Nana looks alright for age.

  • Michael

    This is sort of pointless without the shows lead, Avery Brooks.

  • Pedro Ferreira

    I’m surprised no one in the comments is reading the news Rick Berman has done an interview and is complaining about about it since as we know Berman is supposedly ‘the man who ruined Star Trek’ so I’m quite happy no one is complaining. Makes a nice change.

    • Michael

      It’s because we all want Berman back to save us from this Discovery fiasco

    • Space Gaz

      Totally agree, I hate the Berman hate. He was at the helm of so much awesome trek and I will always be grateful to him for that:)

  • Space Gaz

    I don’t care if Avery has gone space cadet nuts. His work on DS9 is without equal and we should all be bowing at his feet with appreciation of 7 years of amazing performances. I would love for him to be involved but it doesn’t lessen the contribution of the rest of the cast. DS9 was way more than just the Sisko,

    I wish I could go back and see it all again for the first time, just the best ever. I also would love the HD remaster but when all is said and done it is the content which is the most important. We have 178 episodes of the most amazing show ever created. I for one will always cherish it, bring on the doco!!!! Can’t wait:)

    • Michael

      Let’s just say he has spent too much time in the wormhole, and the prophets have a full open bar.

  • Michael

    Have you ever pehaps thought of the damage the Kelvin crap did to the Star Trek IP? It’s a fact that STID and Beyond bombed. It’s a fact that JJ Abrams had a hissyfit and ran tail tucked to the dumber franchise, Star Wars, because he could not have complete control of the Star Trek IP. It’s a fact that Beyond was so rushed and behind in schedule that poor Simon Pegg was pulling 20 hour days and consuming large quantities of ironically, scotch.

    So as you can see, the source of my anger towards the Kelvin crap is real. I greatly dislike the Kelvin fans as they actively support damaging the Star Trek IP.

    The “eyes glazing over in boredom” is real – I personally showed one of the best examples of Sci-fi anywhere, the TNG episode “The inner light” to two friends who came to Star Trek via the Kelvin movie crap.

    They hated “The inner light” and literally their eyes glazed over. So it is not a made up insult. I don’t insult people. The lens flares stuff is by now legendary criticism of JJ Abrams stuff. It’s a joke. AND YES, I consider in my opinion that the Kelvin Star Trek movies are fake Star Trek, and the Kelvin fans are hurting the real ( prime ) Star Trek IP.

  • U.S.S. Orville

    WHAT ABOUT THE SISKO.
    HIS PATH GOES IN ANOTHER DIRECTION