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  • Ubik
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    Managed to find a copy of this to watch last night, and must say I really enjoyed it. Having just watched Ep. 7 of ST: Picard before watching the docu, it really hit home how bad ST:Picard is and how good DS9 was as a show that really pushed Trek forward and did challenging things. Loved the writers room thing where they sketched out S8E01, and loved how candid the interviews were, some real emotion and hard things weren't glossed over. I really liked how they gave Terry Farrell some space to talk about her leaving the show after S6. Lots of parallels to Claudia leaving B5 there!

    It also really hit home just how important having a black captain was, I also didn't realise quite what a creative power house Avery Brooks was. He seems to have been very active with direction and making others up their acting game.

    I'd love to see B5 they this treatment in documentary form. Was also cool they acknowledged B5 in some small way.
    Last edited by Ubik; 03-09-2020, 02:58 AM.

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  • Satai with Punsch
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    It sounds like an interesting documentary. And as it happens I've recently started watching DS9 for the first time.

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  • Ubik
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    Originally posted by sftv View Post
    I saw it last week in a one night nationwide theater debut. A home video release is happening sometime this fall.

    According to their official site, the pre-order campaign is over but you can get on an email list for purchase details when they are released.

    https://ds9documentary.com/
    Will likely wait for it to hit a streaming service, or if they offer a download I'll give it a go then.

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  • sftv
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    I saw it last week in a one night nationwide theater debut. A home video release is happening sometime this fall.

    According to their official site, the pre-order campaign is over but you can get on an email list for purchase details when they are released.

    https://ds9documentary.com/

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  • Ubik
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    I definitely want to see this. Where did you see it? Any idea if it's available on streaming services yet?

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    Deep Space Nine Documentary B5 related notes

    I saw the Deep Space Nine "What We Left Behind" documentary last night and it was a neat look at the life of that television series. There were a couple of B5 related bits and several that brought up comparisons in my mind.

    The only direct reference was in one of the ongoing segments where cast members read letters or internet messages from people who didn't like Deep Space 9. One of them complained that the show looked like a low rent rip-off of Babylon 5. There was a brief segment with Bill Mumy about his guest appearance with Ira Stephen Behr being excited that "Star Trek killed Will Robinson".

    There was also discussion of how long their shooting days were (14-16) and how tired the actors always were during production which contrasts to the B5 production keeping things to schedule and which kept costs down over its run.

    There was a fair amount of discussion with Ira and others about doing more and more continuing storylines and how much they had to fight for them. Of course, no mention of Babylon 5 in that part.

    When they shows an image of the final draft of the DS9 Pilot The Emissary, I noticed that the published date, Aug 10, 1992, was the same day the Babylon 5 pilot started filming.

    Finally, it was kind of shocking to realize that pretty much all of the main and supporting cast are still alive. The bit acknowledging those who were no longer around was very brief compared to what Babylon 5 has seen happen to its cast and crew.
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