Michael Dorn recently had a chance to sit down and talk a bit about the ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf‘ series that was proposed to CBS and has let us know that the project isn’t quite dead in the water. We first heard about the project back in 2012 and since it is still trying to push forward that is a good sign. While ‘Star Trek’ may have rebooted Trek’s Cinematic Universe it seems that there still might be room on television for a series that takes place in the now abandoned universe that ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation‘ and ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘ took place in. While the series has not been greenlit it seems that the show is still on the table and Dorn has plenty of details to share with us today. That being said even as recent as two months ago rumors of a new Trek series were brought up and shot down.
As CBS still owns the rights to the televised universe and if the show was to air Dorn has revealed that the events would take place after Deep Space Nine’ though before ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’ (and therefor before the rebooted universe in ‘Star Trek’) This opens plenty of opportunities for returning cast members of that time period to make guest appearances.
We knew after the events of Deep Space Nine that Worf’s heart ached for the loss of his wife but it seems that a new Klingon love interest might be making an appearance. Only, she won’t have direct allegiance to Starfleet or the Klingon Empire which instantly puts her into an interesting situation of not being a part of either of the two factions at war for Worf’s soul.
One has to wonder though with Paramount already trying to make ‘Star Trek Beyond‘ less Treky if a new series that would be put squarely in the realm of a more classic Trek feel has much of a shot of showing up on the small screen.
You can watch the playlist which contains multiple interviews with Michael Dorn and others involved in trying to get this project greenlit below!
Personally I think the idea of having another chance of visiting the universe and time established in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ sounds fantastic. Finding out more of what happened to some of the characters and species after DS9 came to a close would be a fun ride. Even if the events and characters were only mentioned in passing.
So fellow Trekkies are you excited about a ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’ show happening? Would you get behind one last run with this valiant Klingon warrior on the small screen? Share your thoughts below! In the mean time I can speak for most of the staff when I say that #WeWantWorf!
Source: Screen Rant