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Dorn Doesn't Like Prequel Proposal

By Michelle
October 19, 2006 - 6:52 PM

Though he doesn't believe that newer is always better, Michael Dorn (Worf) also doubts that making a film set before the original series might not be the best idea for the Star Trek franchise.

Reflecting on The Next Generation, Dorn asked a crowd at Motor City Comic-Con, "Do you realize next year will be 20 years?" Comicsblog at The Detroit News reported that Dorn attracted Trekkies and mundanes alike at the convention, where he answered questions about specific episodes and reflected on directing for Deep Space Nine and Enterprise.

Asked about rumours that Star Trek XI will focus on Kirk and Spock's younger days, Dorn advised that fans not believe everything they hear, but also said he wasn't fond of the idea. "In Star Trek you always go forward, you never go back...that's the way it's always been," he said. He did not sense the same fun-loving atmosphere when he directed the cast of Enterprise that he experienced on The Next Generation - which he almost left early on due to irritation with the makeup - and found the cast of Deep Space Nine more serious than Next Gen's.

Dorn credited Star Trek with bringing him to the attention of producers who gave him voice work on such animated series as Gargoyles, Spider-Man and Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century and said he did not worry about typecasting, saying, "If you're afforded roles like that the rest of your career, take 'em. Because it's career's not over yet."

In addition to resisting a prequel film, Dorn is not pleased about the remastering of the original series episodes to feature new visual effects. "The special effects were always secondary," he said.

The original report is here.

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