Want to know what Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 8 would have looked like? Destination Star Trek reveals the USS Emmett Till

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 

may have had an unofficial 'eighth series' in novel form but what would have an eighth season onscreen looked like? Well at the premier of the 25th anniversary documentary What We Left Behind at this year's Destination Star Trek (you can read our highlights of the opening day here) fans got that wish.

What We Left Behind boldly went where no documentary has gone before… introducing a new starship into the Star Trek canon. Unveiled at the retrospective documentary’s premiere at Destination Star Trek, Europe’s largest Star Trek convention, the newly announced ‘USS Emmett Till’ was included in an animated sequence where five of the show’s original writers reunited to break the story for a theoretical eighth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

On the documentary, Ira Steven Behr, the show's executive producer, said at the premiere:

“It took us seven years to do 170+ episodes of Deep Space Nine; it’s taken us five years to do an hour and fifteen minutes of this doc. After the movie, if you could explain to me why, that would be appreciated.”

The starship was designed by concept illustrator John Eaves, who has worked on many of the Star Trek series’ and films. It was also announced that a physical collectable model of the ship is already in the works in partnership with EaglemossStar Trek Official Starship Collection.

Further details on the public release of the documentary and starship model are still pending, but the film is available to pre-order now here.

And we'll be bringing you our interview last with Walter Koenig and Admin Shimerman from the convention in the next few days.

Star Trek

Debuting in 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek survived cancellation and returned with a series of films featuring Jame T Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. It spawned four massively successes TV spin-offs and movies and ruled cult TV in the 1990s. After Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, it spawned a film prequel / reboot under the guise of JJ Abrams but returned to its TV roots in 2017 with Star Trek: Discovery...

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