In a short video, Michael Dorn spoke about a potential Captain Worf series, explaining what fans can do to help.
Dorn played the role of Worf for eleven years on television; from The Next Generation through Deep Space Nine. He was also seen in five Star Trek films.
“The script I wrote is done,” said Dorn, “and I’m in the process of kind of finalizing it and sending it to people that I trust and care about and who are very smart…and can tell me what they think about it; the structure of the film.”
“But If you look at the new movies and look at our show…it’s a lot of morality, a lot of the human condition, and going out there in space and discovering and what it does to us,” said Dorn, who claimed that modern movies want less talk and more action. “The script I wrote is a good balance. There’s action.”
In Dorn’s script, Klingons are trying to hold on to the old ways, but progress is happening in spite of their desire to remain the same. In addition, Worf is trying to find his place in the universe.
So far, even though Dorn has spoken with CBS, there is no movement on a Worf series. “We’ve made a lot of progress,” said Dorn. “We’ve talked to some people at CBS. Not the execs that make the decisions, but we talked to some execs and we are making some headway.”
But Dorn hasn’t given up and thinks that a Captain Worf series can yet happen. “I’m an eternal optimist about this,” he said. “Because I’ve seen things like this happen before where yes they said ‘no,’ but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. I think if CBS looked at it and heard enough from the fans; they would look at it.”
What should fans do to help? Dorn suggested a letter-writing campaign, where CBS sees a volume of letters and fan interest in a way that email campaigns can’t do. “It really takes a true letter-writing campaign,” he said. “I don’t think it can be a Kickstarter or one of those things. I don’t want to do that. I think it has to be a grassroots movement that is so big that they just can’t ignore. And if they do ignore it, somebody else may go ‘…I’ll do it.'”