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Dorn’s Worf Trek Project

Posted by T'Bonz - 04/09/12 at 11:09 am


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Michael Dorn, best-known to Trek fans as the Klingon Worf, would like to get a Captain Worf Star Trek project going.

Dorn thought about the idea due to his fondness for Worf. “I had come up with the idea because I love the character and I think he’s a character that hasn’t been fully developed and hasn’t been fully realized,” he said.

There has been interest expressed in the project, although for now, the Star Trek Abrams reboot is taking precedence. “Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing,” said Dorn. “We’ve been contacted by different individuals – I can’t say who and all that–about wanting to come on board and be part of this. Also, there’s all the political stuff going on with the new movies, with J.J. Abrams and Paramount and all that stuff, which I have no clue about and what it all entails, but that’s where it is right now.

“Interestingly enough it has gotten traction. I was very surprised; I was on a movie not too long ago, where one of the producers was basically lobbying to be part of it. He was like ‘Michael, I’d love to write it, if you haven’t.’”

Dorn’s agent and manager are “looking at all the avenues and trying to figure out which is the best one.

“If Paramount or CBS or anyone thinks this is a viable thing, they’ll jump on it.”

Source: Treknews

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  • Bobby

    I would *totally* watch something like this.

    Of course maybe I’m just hungry for new Trek, especially in the “Prime” universe. I really enjoyed Worf in TNG and DS9. Funny how he’s the character who has logged more “star-hours” than any other in the Trek universe.

    I liked the idea of a Captain Sulu series too, but Takei never got anyone to get that off the ground. I’m betting Dorn probably won’t get any farther. But, you never know unless you try. :)

  • TB2

    I agree. I saw the 09 film and it was alright, but Pine and Co just did nothing for me. Its not my Trek. – Although Mr Dorn has not said anything specific about this being a Film or Tv series. I can see a new Trek tv project working in the prime universe if written well. Plus a tv series would have no negative impact on the ongoing films. Star Trek Hidden Frontier has proven there are plenty of new stories that could be written in the post TNG era. As always, time will tell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dzianna.hopson Dzianna Hopson

    If nobody goes for this he should do a kickstarter and do the project himself. I’m sure it’d be funded on kickstarter!

  • http://www.facebook.com/denise.mower Denise A. Thomas Mower

    I’d love to see something like this!

  • keel

    The Star Trek Klingon fan base is huge and they tend to be enthusiastic fans. I would be highly motivated to see this come to fruition.

  • Guest

    Interest in TNG is very high right now. A TNG character spinoff like that would probably succeed, at least on a limited scale.

  • seventhbeacon

    I wouldn’t mind like a one-shot deal… a mini-series or TV movie special, but the quality of an on-going series requires that the lead actor/captain have weight as an actor. Worf/Dorn didn’t have the gravitas of Brooks, Stewart or Mulgrew… though his charisma is hard to dismiss. He’d be an improvement over a Bakula or Sorbo’s Andromeda *cringe*. Man, I just don’t know how I’d feel about it. Maybe it could work, but I always found the Worf character to be largely a one-note character. It was a good note, and I liked his episodes, but I don’t think he could carry an on-going series.

  • Ensign Ahkinum

    PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN! I would so much like to see this, just don’t take 15 years to do it :O)

  • Guest

    How about an older, more mature Worf in a leadership role rather than as “the alien,” and supported by a strong cast? I’m no Pollyanna, but I can’t deny some excitement at the general idea.

  • Bobby

    Worf was a one-note character for pretty much the entire run of TNG but I thought he showed some interesting growth on DS9.

    I would never have thought Worf would make a good captain just from having watched his stint on TNG. But by the end of DS9 he was an AMBASSADOR – I’d never have been able to wrap my head around this concept while watching TNG. Having seen him in command situations both on the Defiant and in the Klingon Defense Force, hell yeah I think he’d make a good captain now.

    Unfortunately, I thought when Worf appeared on the TNG movies after his role on DS9 started, Worf was back to how he was on TNG. Comic relief one liners and lots of scowling. It kind of irked me, really.

  • Dub

    I’d like to see a special about DS9 to go along with the upcoming 20th anniversary…The Sisko returns to Bajor a decade later, to his dream home that Jake ended up building. Jake has started a name for himself as an accomplished author. Kira and Doctor Bashir are ending a 10 year mission on a different space station, this time fending of Maquis and coming to the aid of the Cardassia, left desolate after the Dominion War. Kai Opaka has been guided by the prophets to return to Bajor as Kai once again. Ezri dies in an accident and Jadzia’s twin sister becomes the new Dax. Miles is a Starfleet Academy professor living a simple life with his family on Earth, but has all along been working for Starfleet Intellegence for the past 10 years. The changelings, led by Odo, have communed with the prophets in the Celestial Temple. The prophets have led them to a new role in protecting Bajor and the wormhole. The changelings, masked as Bajorians, have colonized one of the moons of Bajor. Since they’re trying to hide the fact that they are changelings to prevent alarm, they have not been able to link together as one. Some changelings privately question whether being on this moon is really about serving the prophets, or instead about helping Odo reunite with Kira. Odo, having learned from others in his first years with Great Link, is now able to create a more realistic face as a Bajoran. Deep Space Nine has become less important militarily as the threat of the Dominion is gone, but still an interest due to the wormhole. Lt. Ro is now chief of security. Quark is still running his bar. And thanks to advances in hologram technology, Vic is a permanent fixture at Quark’s. Finding life as a Klingon officer awkward, Alexander chose to go to Starfleet Academy. His first assignment is as an ensign on the Enterprise, where Worf has left his post as ambassador to be Picard’s first officer. Lt. Nog, also serving on the Enterprise, befriends Alexander. And now another Bajoran prophecy unfolds…Dukat is resurrected by Pah-Wraith followers, and he goes to different worlds in and out of the Federation spreading around the fact that the changelings are in the Alpha Quadrant again — all of them. Instead of the truth that they are sent by the prophets to protect Bajor, he tells everyone they’re conspiring with the Bajorans to take over the Alpha Quadrant. Sisko must put his team together again to protect the changelings, Bajor, and the wormhole, and put a stop to the Pah-Wraiths once and for all.

  • http://twitter.com/robtclements Robert Clements

    It depends how much he asks for & how much @akaworf is prepared to hustle the audience to raise it. I’m not being dismissive here – Mr Dorn is a thoughtful figure & i’d love to see what he would do with Worf a decade after What You Leave Behind (& i AM a fairly obsessive crowdfunder) – but money still needs to be worked for on these social media sites. Through the Fire has stalled; but had he set a lower bar – $100k, say – it might have happened for him

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Interesting ideas. Develop them as a book, or a series of episode-length novellas.

  • David K. M. Klaus

    We are forgetting that Worf essentially failed an equivalent of the Kobayashi Maru test when he failed to complete the mission to get information about the Dominion from a Cardassian who later was killed trying to get back into his base after missing the meeting, Worf staying with the wounded Jadzia instead. Sisko told him that as a result, he would probably never get a ship command of his own because of this.