What We Left Behind Loses Director, Gets Delayed

According to, Adam Nimoy has stepped down from directing the Deep Space Nine documentary, What We Left Behind

The Fate of What We Left Behind

Adam Nimoy
Adam Nimoy

What We Left Behind is a documentary on the Star Trek television series Deep Space Nine. It was crowdfunded on IndieGoGo in March of this year at 423% funding. The IndieGoGo site estimated this film’s release on Bluray and DVD in February of next year, but the director change is set to delay the release of the film.

Although Adam Nimoy can no longer direct What We Left Behind, he is still involved in the documentary’s production. He stepped down from directing the production due to other personal commitments taking up his time.

The timing of the film’s release was designed to line up with Deep Space Nine’s 25th anniversary. Deep Space Nine premiered on television in January of 1993, and its 25th anniversary will be in a couple of months. It seems unlikely to reach its lofty goal. In a statement on IndieGoGo, they acknowledge this:

“Our original estimates for the premieres and film release were roughly February, 2018 — this was long BEFORE the Indiegogo campaign exceeded all expectations, and the scope of the project grew. As such, our filming and editing schedule has expanded to include a number of new and exciting creative ideas. While we still are aiming to have the film done in early 2018, it is likely these release timeframes will shift back (slightly) to accommodate.”

The creators of the film note that they will likely be able to set a release date early next year. So, if you backed the project, stay tuned for the IndieGoGo updates.

What do you think about Adam Nimoy stepping down as director of What We Left Behind? Did you back the project on IndieGoGo? Are you concerned about this delay? Talk about it in the comments!

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Siobhan Dempsey

Siobhan is a 24 year old MLIS student who prefers to read over socializing and is passionate about diversity and accessibility.