Last month, we brought you news that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine writer and showrunner Ira Steven Behr was raising money for a documentary that would explore “the changing legacy” of the series. Behr was inspired to reunite with fellow DS9 writers Ronald D. Moore, Rene Echevarria, and Hans Beimler to imagine what an eighth season would have brought, as well as write a whole new episode. Well, fans will soon learn exactly What We Left Behind, as Indiewire reports the documentary has just surpassed its fundraising goal.
Behr & Co. were initially seeking $150,000 to film their documentary, but DS9 fans showed up en masse and boosted donations to well over $600,000. Those extra funds mean What We Left Behind will have a 90-minute runtime instead of the planned 60 minutes. There will be cast interviews with the likes of Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Nana Visitor, Colm Meaney, Alexander Siddig, and more (still no word on Avery Brooks). Adam Nimoy will direct, and has been binge-watching DS9 accordingly. There’s currently no word on when we can expect to beam up the documentary.