Last year, an Indigogo campaign was launched to raise $150,000 to cover the production expenses on a new documentary called What We left Behind that looks back at the Deep Space Nine series. The above video is the pitch for funding that was used on their page.
Needless to say, there were more than enough DS9 fans willing to contribute funds for this project and as of March 11, 2017, $647,891 had been raised.
If you're late to the party, there are still some perks available directly from the documentary website.
The documentary chronicles the creation and lifespan of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and its producers have now said that the film should see release sometime in early 2018.
“We have a theme and we have a point of view, and we have a lot of discussion with [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Executive Producer Ira Steven Behr] to try to distill what we want to say,” director Adam Nimoy said during a panel at Star Trek Las Vegas (via Trek Movie).
There had been some concern among fans that Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko) was not going to be taking part but the production team have clarified that he is indeed involved.
What We Left Behind will be packed with additional features for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fans, including outtakes and deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, select scenes from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine remastered in high definition, and a featurette in which the show’s writing room reassembles to write a pitch for the first episode of a hypothetical eighth season.
Here are some exclusive sneak-peek clips:
Some other promo videos for the documentary...
...and a thank you from the team after all funding goals were met...
And here's a fan-produced goodbye to DS9...
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