As part of the promotion for the upcoming one-night theatrical screenings of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary What We Left Behind, a new clip was released today along with an interview at io9 with showrunner Ira Steven Behr.
New DS9 ‘Season 8’ clip
One of the features of the new documentary is a segment with the writers’ room for Deep Space Nine reassembled to break a story for a notional eighth season for the series. This new exclusive clip shows the writers gathered together interspersed with sketches from the story they are crafting.
Speaking to io9 about reassembling the writers’ room for the documentary, Behr remarked:
Well, that was one of the easiest things about this whole process. We—everyone—had a wonderful day. I mean, true, we hadn’t been in the same room with each other for a long, long, long, long time, but I’ve worked with all those guys since the show went off the air, and you know, I was working with Ron [Moore, legendary screenwriter and producer with credits across The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager] at the time, in the offices we were working in, and it was great. I knew I had no doubt when I had the idea of doing that it was going to work. I knew what you’ve got from the room. My only concern was, you know, everyone remembering where we left off. Which is why the only thing I had them read was the Wikipedia page, or whatever the hell they had to look at just to remember where everyone wound up. And we had so much footage that didn’t make it in, of the forgetfulness of where people were and how things happened and who was where, and “Wait, what? They were on this ship, is this it?”