Ira Steven Behr says a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary is in the works

Creation Entertainment’s massive Star Trek 50th Anniversary Convention took place in Las Vegas over the weekend where Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr revealed he was working on a DS9 documentary.

One of my favorite Star Trek series, DS9 aired for seven seasons between 1993 and 1999. Instead of taking place on a starship like The Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise, the series took place on a space station and featured an eclectic group of characters. It was also the darkest Star Trek has ever gone, what with the religious themes and The Dominion War.


During the convention -- and in an interview with Trek Movie -- Behr revealed he’s been working on a documentary for a couple of years now, and that he’s managed to get some of the original Deep Space Nine writers to beam aboard, including Ronald D. Moore and René Echevarria. The documentary will explore what DS9 was really about and what the series meant for the franchise and culture. Sounds good, right?

Behr also revealed that as part of the documentary, he gave the DS9 writing staff the task of breaking the story for the premiere episode of a hypothetical Season 8! Apparently, the writers also went on to map what they would like to see on the show’s "eighth season." The documentary will also feature interviews with many of the cast and crew -- except for Avery Brooks (Capt. Benjamin Sisko), who has declined to take part in it. 

So, when can we expect the Deep Space Nine documentary to warp full spead ahead? Behr says he's hoping for a 2017 release date. Check out the video below for more information:

Are you excited to see there's a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary in the works? What do you guys think the first episode of a nominal Season 8 could/should be about? Where does DS9 stand as your favorite Star Trek series?


(via Trek Movie)

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