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Star Trek Actor Michael Dorn Gives Details On A Possible Worf Spin-Off


I don’t know about you but Worf was one of the best characters to come out of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I was glad he continued on to Deep Space Nine but since the TNG films wrapped, there’s some serious Woft withdrawal on my part. That’s why I’m so excited actor Michael Dorn is trying to figure out if he can get the green light for his own spin-off! Read on for some details. 

Now, Dorn is already busy doing a Kickstarter for a romantic comedy filled with Star Trek actors but this is something else entirely. He says the “response has been pretty amazing” to a Worf movie.

“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,” he said. “Also, there’s all the political stuff going on with the new movies, with J.J. Abrams and Paramount and all that stuff, which I have no clue about and what it all entails, but that’s where it is right now.”

Dorn says the film would focus on post-TNG Worf as the Captain of a Federation ship and would definitely have a darker tone than the series.

“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,” said Dorn. “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.”

Besides a Worf movie, would the actor consider a cameo on the Big Bang Theory like several of his fellow cast members who have already appeared? “That’s a long shot I think. Not so much about the process, but you’re pushing the envelope by putting the Worf makeup on and going on another show in another genre, you’re asking for trouble,” he said. “Even in a dream sequence its one of those things where if you did that, I think you’re driving the stake into his heart at that point-not into his heart, but into the character’s heart.”

Would you like to see Worf get his own movie?

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  • http://twitter.com/brundlefly Shannon Hubbell

    Oh, man. I would be all over this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1464804172 Michelle Chase Harvey

    I seem to remember a behind-the-scenes thing from Insurrection or something that he was complaining his skin couldn’t handle the make-up anymore… that being said, I think a TV series would be better than a movie. Look at the followings TV shows get, ESPECIALLY if a Worf series was darker than DS9 or Voyager and more along the grittiness of BSG.

  • Will

    A series would be very cool, maybe something with Wolf as captain of a Fed/Klingon hybird tech vessel, with a crew that is made up of mostly non-human crewmen for senior staff(Ferengi, Jem’Hadar, Bajorian, Andorian, etc.). Have is the big bad be the Orion Syndicate. Oh man my head is swimming now! :)

  • Anonymous

    Worf you beautiful badass, I want you back in my life.

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoldey Matt Goldey

    I think it would seem odd to have films in two different Star Trek continuities at the same time. I would, however, really love for Trek to make a re-appearance on the small screen.

  • http://zadl.org/ Captain ZADL

    Just keep Braga away from it.

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    Can it please be about him running a harbor? It could be called “Worf’s Wharf.”

  • Will

    If they leave him as a third string staff writer like on TNG he’ll be fine. Just don’t give him the reins(ENT) or too much creative control.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.adams.773 Jennifer Adams

    I thought it was established on an episode of Deep Space 9 that due to a dereliction of duty act, he could not attain the rank of captain.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremycrews77 Jeremy Crews

    It was more that, with that in his service jacket, he probably wouldn’t make Captain… not necessarily that he couldn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Egan-Penney/100001218915770 Egan Penney

    not with jj abrams involved. hasn’t he pissed on star trek enough?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Egan-Penney/100001218915770 Egan Penney

    what they should do is adapt the novels “the good that men do”, “kobayashi maru”, and “romulan war” as tv movies or miniseries, and let the abrams thing go on separately until it peters out

  • http://www.heroinejewelry.com/ Rose – HeroineJewelry

    Oh my gosh, this HAS to happen!!!

  • http://twitter.com/JadedPhoenixBur JadedPhoenixBurning

    I would love to see him explore his relationship with his son more. There is a lot of story lines that have yet to be explored there. I’d like to see more of what was hinted at in “First Born” when Alexander came back from the future. To see Worf as he tried to be the Starfleet ambassador as he was left of in DS9 and perhaps see that while Worf has no real knack for it Alexander does… Then Worf deciding to captain a ship where he is most comfortable.

  • Michael W Crosby

    Worf truly evolved his character, mainly in DS9, into a hero who could easily be the foundation for a television series (or movie). Rather than squeeze all the key characters in every episode, perhaps they could film several episodes simultaneously, out of sequence, then produce numerous television episodes which would draw a huge audience. With such potential, it is difficult to understand why they have not capitalized on the dedicated fan base. Go Capt. Worf!!!