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Michael Dorn Has Written a 'Star Trek' Series About Worf; Your Move, CBS

Star Trek, Worf

You can count this as something we'd definitely watch. 

It's been eight years since 'Star Trek' has been on television -- 'Enterprise' ended in 2005 -- but there's hope that the franchise can return to the small screen. You might think that's thanks in part to the success of J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' films, but surprisingly enough, those are what's keeping it off. 

Michael Dorn, the actor best known for playing the Klingon Worf in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and 'Deep Space Nine,' recently told the Huffington Post that he'd been pitching a Worf-centric series to CBS and Paramount. 

"Last year there was interest and I talked to a couple producers and we actually had pitch meeting with Paramount and CBS," he told the Huffington Post. "Business things got in the way in terms of the JJ Abrams movie coming out and CBS/Paramount and their relationship with JJ Abrams. I don't think they wanted to step on his toes by putting a new series on, but it's not dead yet. I've finished the script and hopefully someone will take a look at this and say 'we can do this.'"

Considering that Worf is one of the most distinctive, popular characters from the entire 'Star Trek' franchise, it seems unlikely that many fans would complain about a series centered around the character. It looks like it's simply up to CBS -- with Abrams apparently out of the 'Star Trek' franchise, things could go either way. But damn, do we really want to see this happen. 


Details
Show:
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
Person:
- Michael Dorn
Network:
- CBS

Written by: mcpherson
Aug 21st, 2013, 12:47 pm

Images courtesy of CBS

Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 27th, 2013, 11:31 pm
Not a series, but I think this would be a superb mini-series. In fact, a whole set of mini-series all over the cannon would be nice. Lets focus on wonder and exploring again - not people marching though forests and moaning at eachother which is what most "sci-fi" today seems to be :(
saffronsghost

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Message Posted On Aug 25th, 2013, 6:16 pm

MAKE IT SO.

LooraTrek

Message Posted On Aug 22nd, 2013, 3:54 pm
Interesting point and unfortunately very much true. In most if not all SciFi media alien races are indeed depicted as one dimensional, walking, talking cliches and stereotypes and their cultural backgrounds rarely ever go beyond that of a tribe of primates. However, in ST mythology the human race is also depicted as very one dimensional and "unified" in it's ways. We just look at it from a diffrent angle (kind of like an inside look) and it's shown in much more detail than, say, the Klingons who are probably the prime stereotype in SciFi history.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 10:43 pm
Kilingons are boring, as is all the space races. Allow me to explain. They are all meant to be more advanced than us humans. Yet they all seem to live in caves and have a fascination with the open flame. They all wear the same uniforms or they where Roman inspired garb. A modern civilization would not look like any of the thing depicted in these shows. On Earth we have 1000.s of languages, but every Klingon speaks Klingonese, same for the Romulins, etc. A program exploring the depths of Klingon society would stink, you may as well watch the nature channel exposes on some remote backward tribe. All they need do is pic a new captain and ship and go exploring. That is what Star Trek is about. Simples.
BrianZ

Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 5:52 pm
Actually, its not "just" Worf, there is the whole Klingon empire and its history, culture, philosophy... everythings that I want to learn about Klingon are within and around Worf. I kind of looking forward to it. Qapla!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 5:37 pm
spot on mate but i do hope that they would bring back SG.
LooraTrek

Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 3:47 pm
I'd love to see ST return to the small screen but not like this. Worf is an excellent supporting character but he could never carry a show on his shoulders. He's just way to one-dimensional and, outside of his comfort zone, uninteresting. Also, ST is kinda in the same boat as Stargate. Both franchises are very much set in their way and there is very little room for them to deviate from their path. DS9 was as far off the beaten path as a ST series could possibly go while SG: Universe went to far. But what where they supposed to do with the franchise ? The Mythology dictates what can be done. SG is a very good example for a tv franchise stuck in it's ways. It demands groups of ppl going through the gate each and every week exploring new locations. Taking the series to space was the only option they had but that wouldn't have been Stargate. It would have been Star Trek. ST then is in the same position. They can't deviate too far from the tried and true formula. And that, unfortunately, means that all that could be done with the franchise on the small screen has been done already. Same was true for Stargate :( The only option is the ever so popular reboot and/or origin story taken to the big screen. For ST that's what is happening already. There is no room for a character specific show. The only one that MAY work would be Picard's origin story (yawn). There's plenty of references and general material to flesh out the young Picard and keep him interesting.
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