With a new ‘Picard‘-themed “Star Trek” series coming to CBS All Access there are fans hoping that some of the original cast from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ could appear in some capacity as well. Michael Dorn‘s Worf has long been both a fan-favorite and one of the longest running actors on the franchise having appeared in multiple “Star Trek” television shows, so it would stand to reason that his name could be at the top of the list for making an appearance. While Dorn hasn’t shut down the idea, it sounds like he would only be interested in showing up with one condition that is highly unlikely to be met.
What is he looking for? Well, according to Dorn:
“I’m only interested in if it’s something really interesting; if the character was a major part of the franchise or whatever the show is. He’s not just going to show up, beat somebody up, and then go home.”
While Worf likely wouldn’t show up just to get in a fight with someone, as the new series is supposed to put Picard in the spotlight, it seems unlikely that any supporting characters would have a significant part that would be on par with one of the most famous Captains which Star Fleet has given us so far. I could see it happening for an episode or two depending on the season length but not the entire series.
Previously Dorn has said that “We weren’t asked” about returning to the series along with Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden but with it being so early in pre-production and some networks liking to keep appearances under wraps, it is hard to say what direction the series could head in when we finally see it. On the flip side, an appearance here could help spur on the ‘Captain Worf‘ series which Dorn has been pushing for over the past few years.
Do you hope that Michael Dorn reprises his role as Worf for the upcoming Picard series? Is there any actor that would be at the top of your list to make a cameo from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’? Share your thoughts in the comments below!