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 Apr 11 '17 Announcement
over 5 years ago – Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 02:13:54 PM

Last chance for SURVEYS!

Just a friendly reminder that this is the LAST WEEK to update your BackerKit surveys. DON'T WAIT! These surveys are vital in ensuring that your perks are correctly delivered, and give you the option to list your name for the credits, provide scheduling preferences, update T-Shirt sizes, and much more (depending on your reward level).

Even if you've already filled out your survey, you can still update your responses until April 15th by going to the original link that was emailed out last month. Or, take this final opportunity to add one of our exclusive add-ons like the T-Shirts and DS9 Lapel Pins (last chance to add them before we go into production!).

(Of course, you'll be able to update your mailing address throughout the coming months by returning to your BackerKit survey, and we'll be updating you with delivery estimates and reminders prior to shipping for any physical items).

New Filming is underway!

Thanks to you, we've had an incredible month following completion of the Indiegogo campaign which included the first round of our latest on-camera interviews with cast & crew!

We've been honored to have a number of familiar faces, old friends (and new!) back in the studio, and we've got plenty more lining up for our next round. True to our stretch goals, we've also just filmed an enlightening roundtable with VFX & Design legends Mike & Denise Okuda, Dan Curry, and Doug Drexler... the last of whom even celebrated his birthday on set with us!

Suffice to say, we could spend years talking to the many important people who made up DS9, and would never be able to capture everyone, but we're energized by the positive response and shared love from all of our interviewees and are looking forward to the challenge of putting these stories into a cohesive, entertaining documentary film.

We hope you're already following us on social media for the latest updates, and we will be in touch after surveys close (this SATURDAY, April 15th!) with more information on shipping & rewards fulfillment.

Stay tuned, and keep making some noise for DS9!

The #DS9Doc Team

Mon Mar 27 '17 Announcement
over 5 years ago – Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 07:05:02 PM

Just a quick note regarding BackerKit...

For those with multiple contributions (many of you, so thanks!), BackerKit will generate just ONE link per email address. When viewing your survey, you can toggle between your different pledges at the top of the first page.


They will NOT automatically combine into a single survey, unfortunately, and you DO need to fill out the survey once for each separate contribution, but you can access all of them from your single email link.

If you have any issues, our BackerKit support team is happy to help!

Mon Mar 27 '17 Announcement
over 5 years ago – Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 02:56:09 PM

What's In Store?

Plenty!!! We're excited to finally announce that starting TOMORROW, we're going back into physical production on the film and have confirmed over a dozen new interviews already - no hints on who that list includes just yet, but fair to say there are still even more to come.

It truly feels like a family reunion here in our #DS9Doc offices, as we gather together talent and crew from the original series, and we feel incredibly humbled to have the generous and energetic support of many consultants from the Star Trek universe.

In fact, we've recently brought in original director of photography Jonathan West and production designer extraordinaire Herman Zimmerman to give us some pointers and weigh in as a visual consultants on the film. Herman was even kind enough to whip up some drawings in his signature style:

Herman and Jonathan are just two of many who have already graciously supported us and shared their love of this great series. We'll be giving you some more sneak peeks on social media throughout the week, so be sure to check it out.


Backer Surveys - COMING SOON!

We've been busy behind the scenes preparing our BackerKit site to complete your surveys and get ready for production of our original swag. An email should be going out to ALL backers within the next 24 hours encouraging you to confirm your information (and even update things like T-Shirt sizes, listing for credit or shipping address, if applicable). Lastly, it will give you a final opportunity to swap or add on certain items which you may have missed out on during the campaign.

For most rewards, this survey is mandatory and vital for us in order to get the information we need for fulfillment of your perks.

Please help us out by responding to this survey ASAP. Our official deadline to complete the survey is April 15th, but the faster we hear back from you, the quicker we’ll be able to get certain items into production and shipping.

If you don't receive the invitation email within the next 48 hours, please check your spam folder and reach out to us at to resend.


In the meantime, we'll be updating less frequently through our Indiegogo page as we transition into production on the film. We hope you’ll also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for our more regular day-to-day news.

We're still on cloud (DS)9 from this incredible campaign. But the best is yet to come.

- The #DS9Doc Team

Fri Mar 10 '17 Announcement
over 5 years ago – Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 10:20:01 AM

It’s the final day of our campaign… and we couldn’t be more proud of how far we’ve come. But there’s still time left to get us past the ever-symbolic 9,999 backer milestone. Wouldn’t that be a great end to our incredible month?  With over 8,500 of you already on the team, it’s entirely possible! 

Please, do your part and bring in one new person today, at ANY reward level, and LET’S GO OUT WITH A (BADDA-BING, BADDA-) BANG!


A Special Thank You

We couldn’t be where we are today without your support. That’s why we got together for a final video message just for YOU. We even had a surprise guest drop by to say ‘thanks!’


(And as far as those shirts go — it’s not too late to add one on to your order!!)


A Few Final Perks

Yes, many high-end perks were snapped up early on, and apparently nothing could beat the appeal of signed DS9 DVD Sets, but we’ve managed to pull together 3 new limited rewards to celebrate our last day:

  • Got a sweet tooth, or just sweet on everyone's favorite dabo girl? Check out our new Chocolate Tour with Chase Masterson! ‘Leeta’ herself will treat you & a guest to a personalized tour of your city's finest chocolatiers! Available in LONDON, L.A. or VEGAS, this outing can be tailored to your particular indulgences (ice cream? coffee?) & will include a multi-stop event that's sure to be one-of-a-kind, and plenty memorable for the adventurer and foodie.
  • Be the envy of every simple tailor with Garak's ‘Tailored' Special! Andy Robinson will sign one of our original ’Simple Tailor’ T-Shirts, and have it professionally framed for your wall as an example of perfect craftsmanship. You’ll also get a an Elim Garak Warp Factor Series 5 action-figure for good measure.
  • And finally, Terry Farrell is parting with another rare DS9 Crew Jacket & Baseball Cap originally given to cast & crew upon the season wrap. This jacket (note: different style than our contest version!) boasts unique buckle-clip design with logo on the pocket, lists size as “SMALL” but comfortably fits t-shirt size L (US). Great to wear around town or for the avid DS9 collector! Includes personal letter of authenticity from Terry with a special photo and story behind the items. Only one available!

Whether you're an adventurer, tailored-art enthusiast or avid collector, we hope you’ll consider checking them out on the page today.

One part of our crazy adventure is nearing an end, but as Benjamin Sisko and Vic Fontaine would tell us… ‘The Best Is Yet To Come.’

We certainly hope so.


- The #DS9Doc Team

Thu Mar 9 '17 Announcement
over 5 years ago – Thu, Mar 09, 2017 at 01:43:31 PM

Just a quick note to say we've just released our final 25 Signed DS9 Complete DVD Sets. These have been a hot-ticket item, so make sure to get in before they're gone... there won't be any more!

We're in our FINAL PUSH now!!

We think it would be an incredible message to send to the 'powers that be' if we could blow past the 9,999 (get it?) backer milestone before the end of the campaign (11:59PM PST on Friday, March 10th). We KNOW there are many more niners out there... what do you say? Can each of you reading this make the commitment to reach out to at least ONE new person today? ANY AMOUNT (even $1!) counts!

Our referral contest is still going strong, so don't forget -- you could help the campaign AND have a shot at winning an original DS9 Crew Jacket from Terry Farrell!


- The #DS9Doc Team