Very few Star Trek fans believe that the first seasons of Deep Space Nine — focusing on the unstable relationship between the Bajoran government, its spiritual leaders, and the only-sort-of welcome Federation — are its strongest. But it’s gotten me thinking lately that it could form the basis of a fascinating Trek show in its own right.
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When we tend to (very fondly) remember Deep Space Nine, we champion its boldness: Serialised storytelling, a darker look at a utopia in crisis, the daunting dramas of the Dominion War. But it wasn't always a bleak examination of Trek in wartime - and the latest expansion for Cryptic's free-to-play Star Trek Online, Victory is Life, remembers that well.
Deep Space Nine's fans have spoken, and they want a behind-the-scenes look at their beloved yet divisive Star Trek series. Less than a day after DS9's cast and crew announced a fundraising campaign to complete What We Left Behind, the documentary reached its goal of $US150,000 ($196,575) in funding... and that number's still going up.
Deep Space Nine has been both praised and derided as the "Black Sheep" of the Star Trek universe. Now, almost 25 years after the series debuted, some of the shows stars and writers are coming together to make a documentary all about where DS9 took us, as well as where it would have gone if it had gotten another season.
Pretty much ever since the Blu-ray remasters for the original Star Trek series and The Next Generation were unveiled, fans have wondered when DS9 or Voyager would get a similar treatment. But according to Robert Meyer Burnett, who worked extensively on the HD re-releases those series, the odds of such a thing ever happening are incredibly low.