DS9 Documentary Funding Passes $500K, Plans to Remaster Clips In HD

Deep Space Nine doc passes final stretch goal, will remaster select clips in HD.

Thanks to the support of more than 7,500 backers, the Deep Space Nine documentary What We Left Behind has passed its final stretch goal of $500,000. This means fans will be treated to something many never thought possible: DS9 in HD.

Well, not all of DS9. However, to present the documentary in the best possible light, Ira Steven Behr and team announced that for their final stretch goal, they would work with Doug Drexler, one of the lead special effect producers on DS9, to remaster select clips from the show for use in the documentary. While we don’t know which clips this goal entails, the prospect of getting even some material from DS9 in high definition just became a reality.

The previous stretch goals included lengthening the documentary to an hour and a half, creating an original orchestral score for the production, filming more cast interviews, and extending the writer’s room feature, where DS9’s original writing staff pitch a hypothetical season eight.

In the race for the $500,000 goal, more perks were also released for backers, including unique t-shirts, a bundle perk for the Las Vegas 2017 Star Trek convention, and a dinner with singer and DS9 actor James Darren and Behr himself. If you have yet to support the documentary, or just want to check out its amazing progress, visit its Indiegogo page.

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Michael Dorn, Alexander Siddig, Rene Auberjonois, Colm Meaney, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor, Terry Farrell, Avery Brooks and Cirroc Lofton) | Photo: CBS Home Entertainment

The doc’s campaign has four days left, with an incredible $512,629 raised at time of writing. The doc’s original goal was $148,978.

Be sure to check out TrekNews.net’s exclusive interviews with director Adam Nimoy and Ira Steven Behr.

Kyle Hadyniak has been a lifelong Star Trek fan, and isn’t ashamed to admit that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is his favorite Star Trek movie. When he isn’t reviewing Discovery episodes, he is pouring through Star Trek novels, most recently the Titan series and the Shatnerverse.

You can follow Kyle on Twitter @khady93.

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