Earlier in the year we reported that Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer were teaming together to get a small screen version of ‘Star Trek’ back on the air. It seems they weren’t the only ones who thought this would be a great idea as Michael Dorn has been kicking the idea around also with his version called ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’.
Many Trekkies know Dorn as Worf, the son of Mogh and the first Klingon to become a main character in the ‘Star Trek’ universe. Worf was also the only character that was a regular in two live action ‘Star Trek’ shows, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ and appeared in all 4 of the ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ feature films. To say that Dorn has experience in the ‘Star Trek’ universe is an understatement!
A few months ago, there was talk about a perspective Worf-centric spinoff that Dorn was half-heartedly pitching to see if it would gain interest.
“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. 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. 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.”
Specifics of the series haven’t been ironed out but it has been suggested that the series could take on a darker tone with Worf captaining his own Federation ship.
Surprisingly, he wasn’t the only one who thought this was a great idea:
“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.” So at this point, my agents and my manager are looking at all the avenues and trying to figure out which is the best one. My agent and manager have been in the business for awhile, so they’re very sacvvy about where to start and how to get it going. Like I said, in this business you never know and I’ve been through pitching things and I never want to do that again [laughs]. It’s pretty brutal, but definitely I think once again, if Paramount or CBS or anybody thinks this is a viable thing, they’ll jump on it.”
Unfortunately, Dorn is in the same boat as Fuller and Singer when it comes to the likelihood of seeing his ‘Star Trek’ series on the small screen as the decision to green light any ‘Star Trek’ series will have to come from J.J. Abrams, who has been dubbed “the guardian of Trek”.
Although it may be some time before a Worf series will become reality, we’ll make sure we keep you up to date with any news we hear as soon as it’s released!
Source: Trek News