And who says Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is the “overlooked” Star Trek?
When some of the former writers of the space-station series that brought political intrigue and massive story arcs to the franchise decided they wanted to put together a rather unique documentary, fans didn’t hesitate to open their wallets.
Within a single day of opening up crowdfunding, former Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr exceeded his fundraising goal of nearly $150,000, and already is pushing toward financial goals that would expand the documentary from For the Love of Spock director Adam Nimoy even more.
As of Saturday afternoon, What We Left Behind – Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has raised just over $221,000. The documentary not only explores the world of Deep Space Nine, which ran between 1993 and 1999, but also why it’s been the outcast over the years and what has slowly brought it back into the spotlight.
Even more, Behr brings together some of the people who made up the writers room – like Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore, The 4400‘s Rene Echevarria and The Dresden Files’ Hans Beimler – to map out what an eighth season of the show could have been like.