Dorn Optimistic About Another TNG FilmBy Caillan
August 22, 2003 - 5:56 AM
Although some may think the poor reception for Star Trek Nemesis has effectively ended the Next Generation's future on the silver screen, Michael Dorn (Worf) isn't so sure.
Speaking with David Bassom at Empire Online, Dorn said the Next Generation crew could be back for another voyage in the foreseeable future. "I think so. I really do. Let's be honest, Paramount are not going to lose money on Nemesis."
One of the options for the movie franchise would be to introduce an entirely new cast of characters separate from the previous films and television series. But Dorn said that could spell the end of the Star Trek movies for good. "I think the people at Paramount are smart enough to know the Next Generation cast has been very popular, and to just say, 'OK, let's forget it. Let's start all over again with new faces' would probably be the kiss of death."
According to Dorn, the key to reviving big screen Trek is simple: "All they have to do is go back and do another film like Star Trek: First Contact and everything would be fine. That was just a perfect Star Trek movie."
The complete interview, in which Dorn also talked about working on Deep Space Nine, can be found at Empire Online. Thanks to Johan Albrechtsen for this!