What We Left Behind: Star Trek Deep Space Nine Doc

Created by The DS9 Documentary Team

A documentary looking back at the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Tue May 28 '19 Announcement
over 3 years ago – Tue, May 28, 2019 at 04:59:12 PM


We were holding off until we could properly announce everything all at once -- but here it goes. Details on our Indiegogo Backer Disk Combo-Packs ARE HERE AT LAST!

First, and likely most importantly, we're excited to share that your disk-sets will ship IN THE BEGINNING OF JULY!

Yes, this will include all international shipments, and will be about one month before the commercial North American release (August 6th!). We'll send out a reminder email blast the week before packages ship, and give you one last chance to confirm & update your mailing address.

If you need to make a change to your shipping address in the meantime, you can do so by logging-in to your BackerKit survey at



Disk Details & Bonus Features

As promised, our Indiegogo backer disk sets are made specially by our team for eligible backers and will include cover artwork exclusive to the campaign. The sets are the only region-free release currently planned, and will include one Blu-Ray disk  and one standard DVD in a single combo-case.

Earlier today, we partnered with our distributors at Shout! Factory to announce a full list of the special features which will be included on the standard release:

  • "An Intro from Ira & the Gang"
  • "A Brief History of Deep Space Nine"
  • "What We Left Out"(over 45 minutes of new stories!)
  • "Behind the Scenes at the Variety Photoshoot"
  • "HD Remaster Discussion" (a roundtable chat with the filmmakers)
  • "More From the Fans" (YOU!)
  • Theatrical Trailer

In addition to the items included on the standard release, our exclusive backer combo-disk sets will include:

  • "A Musical Reunion"(an extended conversation with composers Dennis McCarthy and Kevin Kiner)
  • Indiegogo Campaign Videos & Video Vault
  • Technical Trivia Track (A special subtitle text track with detailed technical info and listing of our HD Hero sponsors!)

We've been working hard the past few weeks to finalize and pack as many hours of additional content as we can into your combo-sets! Everything our team has specially produced ourselves to date has been included, and we hope you'll enjoy the chance to enjoy the film again and again from the comfort of your home.


For those interested in even more content and collectable opportunities (or for those who did not opt for a disk set during the campaign), our partners at Shout! Factory have announced their own Special Edition Blu-Ray set for which they've produced an extended 50-minute Roundtable Look at the Making of the Documentary:


For those curious about the differences, your backer disk sets already include our Musical Reunion bonus feature and a shortened excerpt of Shout's roundtable (in the HD Remaster featurette). However, because the extended full-length roundtable discussion is produced separately by Shout! Factory, it is only available on their limited edition disk.

Only 1,500 of these sets are being released through Shout! Factory, so if you're a die-hard collector or didn't pre-order a disk set during the campaign, we encourage you to pre-order this special edition soon!


Theatrical Screenings in the UK, Ireland & Germany NEXT MONTH

Our screenings in the US & Canada earlier this month were an incredible success -- so much so that our friends at CinEvents have announced a similar one-night-only event throughout the UK, Ireland and Germany next month on Wednesday, June 26th!


Though many of you may have the chance to enjoy your disk-sets at home soon, there's nothing like seeing the film on the BIG screen with an audience and all new remastered footage. Some cinemas have already sold out, so additional screenings are being added -- get your tickets soon to avoid missing out!!

While our film team would love to see the film screen EVERYWHERE, those decisions are made independently by our theatrical partners. If your country isn't on the list, we encourage you to reach out to Fathom Events, CinEvents, Shout! Factory or your local cineplex to encourage them to pick up the #DS9Doc in your area!


We'll have more details soon on our final rewards -- including re-release of the stream, and posters! -- but in the meantime, thank you to everyone for your great reactions to the film. Hearing your excitement and seeing your response has made our team's many, many hours of hard (but loving) work very much worth it.

Thanks to you, we're the little-doc-that-could.
Keep trekking on...


- The #DS9Doc Team

Mon May 13 '19 Announcement
over 3 years ago – Mon, May 13, 2019 at 03:50:52 PM


Fans right now are lining up to see the #DS9Doc on the BIG SCREEN at nearly 1,000 theaters across North America through Fathom Events.


(Don't forget to stick around after the screening for an ALL-NEW roundtable with film team in this bonus content produced by Fathom Events!)


International Screenings Coming Soon!

Plus, as just announced, our partners at CinEvents will be debuting details this week for similar screenings of the film next month in UK, Ireland and Germany!

This is all thanks to YOU making your voices heard! If your country isn't yet on the list, reach out to our theatrical partners (or your local theater chain) and encourage them to bring the #DS9Doc to your area!


Details on Home Video Release & Disk Shipping

In the coming days, you may see news about home video release plans and dates through our distribution partners at Shout! Factory. Rest assured, we're currently finishing up bonus content for your Indiegogo backer DVDs & Blu-Ray combo packs, and will be sharing relase plans very soon. As we've always intended, these disk sets will start shipping to you BEFORE they are out anywhere else on shelves and released publicly.

Stay tuned for final details on this in the next week or so!


Reminder about the "Names in the Credits"

Lastly, it appears some backers have been confused over eligibility being included in the list of names shown at the end of the film -- and we totally get it, it's been TWO YEARS since the Indiegogo Campaign!

As a reminder, there were different incentives offered at different levels of support. The "Name in the Credits" reward was offered at the $50 'Bragging Rights' level and most of the bundled-rewards above this. It was also offered for a short time after the campaign as a stand-alone item through our website.

Backers at other levels (such as $35 'Available on Blu-Ray & DVD' or streaming levels) instead are eligible for inclusion on our website, and in a special digital-release backer poster... coming soon! Stand-alone merchandise items, such as the T-Shirts & Pin Sets, were generally offered as 'add-ons' without bundled rewards (credit, stream) included.

We hope that quick refresher helps clarify, and encourage you to check your order details or reach out if you're still unclear!









In the meantime, we couldn't be prouder that this 'little' film is making its BIG screen debut to so many theaters and local communities. The response you've given the film already has been so heartwarming, and we hope that those of you who are waiting to see it on the big screen will enjoy the experience as much as we have.

This is your night too -- so celebrate with us and ENJOY!


- The #DS9Doc Team

Tue Apr 23 '19 Announcement
over 3 years ago – Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 08:31:28 PM


Our countdown has officially begun.

We can't wait to share the film with all of you, and it's happening so very, very soon. Can you feel the energy building?

It's happening so soon in fact, that...


Email instructions have gone out to all EARLY STREAM BACKERS

An hour ago, we sent out a separate email blast to all eligible backers with instructions for the Early Digital Stream. As a reminder, this includes anyone who chose a bundled reward level during the Indiegogo campaign including the 'Digital Stream,' or disk set, or those who pre-ordered the 'Blu-Ray/DVD Combo' pack from our website later on during the extended campaign.

If you need to double-check your selected reward level and see what was included in your order, you can do so through your Indiegogo profile page under 'contributions,' or through your BackerKit survey at



  • Please check your spam / bulk email folder.
  • Make sure that your reward level includes the 'Digital Stream' or 'Blu-Ray/DVD' (through your Indiegogo or BackerKit account)
  • Add '' to your approved senders list and contact our support team for help.

Please do your due diligence to check the above details thoroughly before emailing our support staff - there's 10,000+ of you and only a few of us!


A Friendly Reminder from Ira & Kai

As we approach our (early) release to supporters, Ira and Kai have some special reminders when it comes to sharing details with your friends...


We know. Most normal documentaries about a show that's been off the air for 20 years wouldn't have to worry about spoilers... but then we're certainly not your normal documentary. Please help us give ALL fans the opportunity to discover and enjoy this film for the first time, as you're about to do, and keep any of your posts SPOILER-FREE.


However, we completely encourage you to talk up the film with family and friends, or on your online fan groups (in a spoiler-free post, of course)!

And don't forget, if you live in the US or Canada, tickets are selling out fast for our Fathom Events BIG SCREEN event next month! Tickets are on sale at:


Many Canadian theaters have begun additing additional showtimes, and we hope the success of these showings here in North America will encourage new screening opportunities worldwide in the weeks to come.... stay tuned!

There's nothing like seeing DS9 remastered and on the BIG screen, so we hope you'll encourage your friends and online community to get tickets to these events, and keep making some noise for DS9.


We're already having an incredible month, and we hope you'll agree, it's about to get even better.

See you at the movies!


- The #DS9Doc Team


Tue Apr 9 '19 Announcement
over 3 years ago – Tue, Apr 09, 2019 at 12:59:44 PM


As you may have seen this morning in IGN’S exclusive coverage (check it out here!), we're proud to announce our revamped poster artwork and share our NEW THEATRICAL TRAILER - complete with a handful of shiny high-def remasters!




What’s more, we’ve just partnered with Fathom Events for our theatrical release in theatres here in North America!


The film will debut in over 800 theaters across the US on Monday, May 13th at 7:00pm. Fathom will be providing giveaway 11x17 posters at the door while supplies last, and this one-night event will include exclusive content with new roundtable discussion following the film.



Seeing the film live with an audience in theaters has always been a dream for us, and with the striking newly-remastered footage, seeing it on the big screen has become even more exciting.

While many of you will already have access to the early backer stream announced yesterday, we encourage you to share the details with your friends -- you can even brag about seeing your name up there on the big screen! You're a part of this celebration, after all. And as you know, the bigger splash we can make with this release, the better chance there is for CBS to see that the DS9 fandom is alive and well and here to stay.

Though Fathom’s online ticketing doesn't go on sale officially until Friday, April 12th, you can share this special link with friends and family NOW to get our special live ticket link:




Though the Fathom Events screenings are only available currently in North America, we know very well that #DS9 is universal! If you’re an international backer, we encourage you to make some noise in your local fan groups, contact your local theaters, or send a friendly note to our distributors over at Shout Studios telling them where you’d like to see the film play!

With your support, your energy and excitement, we’ve already been able to do great things. We hope, with your help, to have more international news to share soon too!



More information on that backer stream, posters, and other rewards will be coming soon, so keep an eye on your inboxes. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer, encourage your friends to go see the Fathom Event, and keep making noise for #DS9!


Our thanks as always,


- The #DS9Doc Team

Mon Apr 8 '19 Announcement
over 3 years ago – Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 01:30:02 PM

DS9 Fans!


We've got a star-shipload of exciting information starting to leak out about the film's upcoming release (hint, hint, keep an eye out tomorrow for something really cool), but we expect nothing should be more welcome news to you than the following long-awaited announcement...


You’ve been waiting patiently, and we’re proud to finally share that as of last week, the film is COMPLETELY DONE, and handed off to our distributors over at Shout! Studios.

Yes. This thing is really happening.

As we’ve promised to you from the start, we've made sure you’ll be among the first to see it — BEFORE it appears in theaters!
And whats more…


You’ll be seeing it LATER THIS MONTH!


That's right. Our early backer stream of the film will debut worldwide on Thursday, April 25th at 9:09pm EST. Eligible backers will be able to stream it from home or on your mobile devices as many times as you like for the following 99 hours (notice a theme?).

The idea behind this reward was to give backers a sneak peak at the movie before the general public could see it in theaters, hence the limited time window. Of course, you’ll still have many more chances to watch it at your leisure when your DVD/Blu-ray combo set ships (stay tuned for details on that AFTER our theatrical release!).



Don’t worry — we'll be sending much more detailed instructions soon and prepare you for what to expect with our early backer stream.


Access will be sent only to the email address on file with your order, so be sure to add ‘’ to your approved senders list, and ensure we have your up-to-date information.


Please note that the early digital screener is only offered to eligible backers: this includes backers who selected a bundled reward (most packages $15 and up, but not including standalone merchandise), and those rewards which offered access to our 'Digital Stream.' In addition, we will be adding the online stream as a bonus to anyone who pre-ordered the Blu-Ray/DVD combo package as our way of thank you for your patience and great support to the film.


If you have any questions about your reward level, or want to check and confirm your order details, you can do so at any time by logging in to:


We’re incredibly excited to finally see this film out there in the world, and even more excited to share it FIRST with all of you.

We hope you’ll stay tuned this week for many more exciting updates, and help us spread the excitement for DS9 in your own communities. Be sure to keep an eye on your email, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @DS9Doc and #DS9Doc.


Until then, keep trekkin’ on!


- The #DS9Doc Team