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.
After nearly two decades, the writers from the original Deep Space Nine have come back together and conceived a new episode for a possible season eight. The idea for the episode will be featured in the documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek Deep Space Nine, which you can help fund on Indiegogo.
Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr spoke to THR about the writer’s room reunion and the new episode:
There were ground rules, which was everyone had to watch the final episode of season seven, so everyone remembered where everyone was on the playing field, or at least read the Wikipedia page. We weren’t going to have any cheat sheets. We are going in there with nothing for one day to see if we could get through a pilot episode of the show. And we did. Obviously, as with any show, you don’t break a show in a day — and if you do, you still go back the next day and refine. This is the raw material, but it’s a fascinating process. We had a fantastic time doing it. It was amazing how time slipped away and everyone was back doing their thing and interacting and arguing and getting passionate and it was really a magic day.”
Watch a preview of the Deep Space Nine doc below:
What do you think? Are you a Deep Space Nine fan? Will you watch the new documentary? Do you want a season eight?