Yesterday marked the 25th Anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine back in 1993, and there was a great outpouring of fond remembrances of the series all across the internet from fans, creators, and castmembers as the series marked its silver anniversary.
Executive producers Rick Berman and Ira Behr, along with actors Armin Shimerman and Jeffrey Combs and writer Bryan Fuller, weighed in on Twitter, as did What We Left Behind documentary producer Kai De Mello-Folsom:
Mike Piller and I set out to create the first Star Trek series without Gene. Turned out pretty damn well. Can’t believe it was25 years ago.
— Rick Berman (@berman_rick) January 4, 2018
It’s Deep Space Nine’s 25th Anniversary. The reason I know this is because I’ve been working on the DS9 documentary for five of those years and we’re not done yet. Stories, songs, cast, crew, fans, HD footage, and…Kerry McCluggage as Kerry McCluggage.
— Ira Steven Behr (@IraStevenBehr) January 3, 2018
Oh, and Long Love the Dominion.
— jeffrey combs (@jeffreycombs) January 4, 2018
HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE – MY VERY FIRST JOB AS A PROFESSIONAL WRITER pic.twitter.com/kX29O3Z6kY
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) January 3, 2018
Happy 25th Anniversary, #DeepSpaceNine. It’s been a true honor to play some small part in your lasting legacy through the @DS9Doc. We hope to do you proud… Until then here’s a sneak peek from our latest shoot. #DS925 pic.twitter.com/RReXdwgesI
— Kai De Mello-Folsom (@TipsyAstronaut) January 4, 2018
The official Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 25th Anniversary logo debuted on StarTrek.com, with licensee FanSets announcing that they’ll be producing a forthcoming pin based upon the design (as they did with last year’s TNG30 logo).
Soundtrack label La-La Land Records announced the release of their forthcoming Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Volume 2 collection as we reported yesterday; this long-awaited four-CD set follows up on their first DS9 release back in 2013 and goes on sale Tuesday, January 9.
The largest bit of #DS925 coverage, however, came through a special retrospective interview conducted by Variety with several members of the Deep Space Nine cast and production team in honor of the anniversary, including Ira Behr and Rick Berman, Nana Visitor (Kira), Armin Shimerman (Quark), Nicole de Boer (Ezri), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Michael Dorn (Worf), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko), Marc Alaimo (Dukat), Penny Jerald (Kasidy Yates), and Terry Farrell (Jadzia).
In addition to quotes on the series’ development and legacy, the Variety article also features a number of charming new photos with the DS9 team together once more for the anniversary.
You can check out the whole interview piece and additional photos at Variety.
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