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‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Lands in Cinemas Nationwide For One Night Only on June 26th


Documentary Feature by Directors Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone Features Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the Making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Interviews with Cast and Creators, and More

LONDON 17th May  – Due to overwhelming demand, fans will get a special look into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the new documentary – “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” – arrives in select cinemas across the UK & Ireland for one night on June 26th, 2019. The film presents a fascinating in-depth look at the past, present and future of a series whose dark, edgy take on Gene Roddenberry’s vision was often misunderstood when it premiered but has grown into a beloved mainstay in the Star Trek franchise.


Featuring extensive new interviews with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as newly remastered HD footage from the television series, “What We Left Behind” also focuses on the original writers of the series as they craft a brand-new episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, developing what would be the eighth-season premiere if the show were to return to the air today.


Following the feature presentation, a taped roundtable discussion with directors Ira Steven Behr, David Zappone, and the film’s producers will provide audiences with a comprehensive look at the making of the film, the show’s fans and the series’ ongoing appeal to Trekkers of all ages.




After amazing reviews and reactions in the U.S. from the release on May 13th, the documentary is brought to cinema audiences across the UK & Ireland on June 26th by CinEvents, Fathom Events, Shout! Studios, 455 Films and Tuxedo Productions.


The event is fully supported by Star Trek Eire across Ireland and participating cinemas for “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” can be found and tickets can be booked via www.mycineplace.com/ds9

At time of release screenings in Ireland are currently scheduled for Dundrum, Dublin & Cork.


The trailer can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/GEbcYbYWTsg


Ira Steven Behr said, “When Dave Zappone asked me if I wanted to make a documentary about Deep Space Nine, my first reaction was, ‘What is there left to say about Deep Space Nine?’ Well, William Faulkner once wrote, ‘The past is never dead.  It’s not even past.’ The cast, crew and fans have a lot to say about Deep Space Nine.  What We Left Behind is their story; it’s my story, too. Turns out William Faulkner was a very wise man.”


“We are delighted to bring What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to fans across the UK & Ireland. CinEvents aims to create unique and compelling experiences for fans to enjoy in the communal environment of cinema and this documentary couldn’t be a better example of this.” Joe Evea, CinEvents


“A point of pride for Fathom Events is our ability to give fans cinema experiences that enhance their understanding and enjoyment of the original programming they love,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “’What We Left Behind’ will take Trekkers’ passion for the series one step further.”


About CinEvents

CinEvents Ltd is an Event Cinema distributor working with brands and content owners to bring exciting new events to cinema. By harnessing the power of cinema, CinEvents offers passionate fans the opportunity to see content they love, in a communal, local environment. By sourcing new content, connecting content producers with cinemas owners and offering end to end delivery and event support, CinEvents is helping to expand a rapidly growing area of the cinema industry. For more information, please visit www.cinevents.co.uk


About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 1,010 locations and 1,628 screens in 182 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.


About 455 Films 

455 Films is an award-winning production company based in Hollywood, California, with a focus on the sci-fi fandom and genre series and documentaries. In 2011, 455 Films produced William Shatner’s The Captains, and followed up with Get A Life! and Chaos on the Bridge, both directed by Shatner. Following the death of Leonard Nimoy in 2015, 455 Films partnered with his son Adam to create the tribute film For The Love of Spock, breaking records as the largest successfully-crowdfunded documentary on Kickstarter and premiering in 2016 at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2017, 455 Films broke their previous crowdfunding record with outpouring of fan support for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and their upcoming documentary, What We Left Behind.


About Shout! Studios

Shout! Studios is the filmed entertainment production and distribution arm of Shout! Factory, specializing in all aspects of distribution, including theatrical, VOD, digital and broadcast. Reflecting Shout! Factory’s ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence, Shout! Studios champions and supports like-minded filmmakers and creators at the forefront of pop culture, driving creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling. Shout! Studios finances, produces, acquires and distributes an eclectic slate of movies, award-winning animated features, specialty films and series from rising and established talent, filmmakers and producers.


Star Trek Éire

Star Trek Eire is a group based in Ireland brining the universe of Star Trek to fans through events and screenings. Contact info@startrekeire.com or follow @startrekeire to hear about more Star Trek events across Ireland.



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