Michael Dorn, known for playing a Worf throughout the ‘Star Trek’ universe, once pitched an idea to CBS to give the Klingon officer his own spin-off TV series. While Dorn expressed his interest and hope for the series, nothing ever came of the idea.
Now, CBS has released their future plans for ‘Star Trek,’ with hopes to have “non-stop ‘Trek’” on the CBS All Access streaming service. Patrick Stewart’s return to the franchise as Jean-Luc Picard will kick off the expansion. While appearing at a press conference at Destination Star Trek, Dorn mentioned he was optimistic about what this could mean for Worf.
Dorn said he was willing to do the series under the right circumstances, like the right situation and the right script. He added that he wouldn’t want to be involved if his role was simply a cameo, or as he put it, “Mr Worf what are you doing here?” When discussing the potential spin-off, Dorn said:
“I think this Worf thing would be perfect — I mean, really perfect. It’s just a matter of getting the phone number of the right guy or getting the email of the right person that can actually get you in there. It’s a little early in the game right now, but I still think there’s hope for it.”
He continued, saying:
“I’ve always liked the Klingons. I’ve always thought that they were the most interesting aliens outside of the Vulcans and all that. There’s a certain Shakespearian bent with the Klingons. They’re very nationalistic — there’s coups, there’s assassinations, there’s takeovers, there’s all these kind of things. Interestingly enough, they talk kind of Shakespearean.”
Stay tuned for more updates on this story as they become available. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season two premieres in January on CBS All Access.