Caption Worf: new TV ST series ???

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posted on April 10th, 2013, 6:21 pm
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Geek favorites Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer have been forthcoming about their hopes for bringing Star Trek back to the small screen, after the release of J.J. Abrams’ elusive sequel to his Trek movie reboot next summer. However, it turns out those two aren’t the only ones with big dreams about a new TV series set in that sci-fi universe – Michael Dorn is also taking steps to reprise his signature Trek role on a spinoff, tentatively titled Star Trek: Captain Worf.

Worf, Son of Mogh, of course, is the first Klingon main character on a Star Trek TV series. He appeared on The Next Generation throughout its seven-season run, then became a Deep Space Nine regular for its last four seasons. Dorn portrayed Worf in all four Next Generation films; in addition, he played Worf’s grandfather, Colonel Worf, in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.


Rumors and reports about a prospective Worf spinoff began circulating earlier this year – which, perhaps not-so-coincidentally, marks the 25th anniversary of The Next Generation. Trek News caught up with recently with Dorn, who gave them the following exclusive “scoop” on the project:
“I had come up with the idea because I love [Worf] and I think he’s a character that hasn’t been fully developed and hasn’t been fully realized. Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing. 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. ”

Deep Space Nine concluded with Worf being made Federation ambassador to the Klingon homeworld, Qo’noS. An official prequel comic book to Abrams’ Trek reboot featured Worf as a Klingon Empire General, who battles the Romulan Captain Nero (Eric Bana, in Abrams’ film). Worf sustained life-threatening injuries during the encounter, but it was indicated he was still alive by the story’s conclusion.

However, the overlap between events on DS9 and the Star Trek film continuity has always been kind of fuzzy; hence, it stands to reason that could also hold true for a Worf spinoff and the post-reboot movies. Dorn’s in the same boat of uncertainty as Fuller and Singer, when it comes to how his plans are affected by Abrams’ films – as he put it, “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.”

The in-progress subtitle Captain Worf is open to interpretation, as far as indications for when, exactly, the TV series could take place. Such a Star Trek spinoff would, for certain, retain the ensemble format of its predecessors to some degree – with a focus on the adventures of Worf and a new group of space explorers. Morever, Dorn says the show isn’t so much a pipe dream as one might think (at first):

“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. He was like “Michael, I’d love to write it, if you haven’t.” So at this point, my agents and my manager are looking at all the avenues and trying to figure out which is the best one. My agent and manager have been in the business for awhile, so they’re very savvy about where to start and how to get it going. 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.”


Worf’s Klingon manner and instincts often put him at odds with his fellow officers on The Next Generation, as hilariously highlighted in this 15-minute compilation video; still, there were a few episodes on DS9 that explored Worf’s personal sense of duty and honor beyond the surface level. Nonetheless, there does remain room for further development of the character – even given the substantial amount of backstory already in place for Worf.

However, as Dorn mentions above, the Star Trek: Captain Worf television series is far from getting an official greenlight right now. Nevertheless, we will keep you up-to-date on the situation as more information is released (or Dorn continues to talk about it).
posted on April 10th, 2013, 6:22 pm
Interesting...
posted on April 10th, 2013, 7:41 pm
i like worfs character, but its an interesting question if he can hold down a series focusing on him.
(obviously its a working title, but i dont think it should use his name in it) also the title uses "captain" rather than ambassador so i assume its telling of the intentions to go back to front line duty rather than his role of ambassador.

not sure what id think about setting it in the ds9 alt universe.. so much would be changed (ship designs/political enviroment etc etc) so they would have to istablish alotof stuff (onless the go the route of "well, it turns out pretty much the same even tho most vulcan species has been wiped out)

so much stuff for them to work out
posted on April 10th, 2013, 8:07 pm
Here's to hoping that they give him a Defiant Class named the USS Avenger :D
posted on April 10th, 2013, 8:09 pm
Sounds like an April 1st news... :mellow: . Somehow it feels unrealistic. There are possible stories out there with much higher potential.
posted on April 10th, 2013, 9:02 pm
Does anyone remember that Worf's was barred from the Command Track (as in he cannot have a command of his own) for going back to rescue/save Jadiza in Star Trek Deep Space Nine well allowing a Cardassian defector that they were there to rescue get captured and killed by the Dominion/Jem Hadar?

Captain Sisco placed a Permanent Repramand into Worf's file that would eventually prohibit him from ever having a command of his own, even Sisco told him that.
posted on April 10th, 2013, 9:17 pm
Je_mezu24 wrote:Does anyone remember that Worf's was barred from the Command Track (as in he cannot have a command of his own) for going back to rescue/save Jadiza in Star Trek Deep Space Nine well allowing a Cardassian defector that they were there to rescue get captured and killed by the Dominion/Jem Hadar?

Captain Sisco placed a Permanent Repramand into Worf's file that would eventually prohibit him from ever having a command of his own, even Sisco told him that.

actually he wasn't strictly 'barred from command'. starfleet couldn't court martial worf because the mission was so secret, but the record would remain on his file, which sisko said would "almost certainly" mean he's never offered a command. admirals would still have discretion on his promotion, so off screen worf has a very unlikely chance to convince starfleet he's command material. he'd have to do something special, though, to make an admiral overlook such a giant cock up.
posted on April 10th, 2013, 9:40 pm
Does it say it's set aboard a Starfleet ship? He might have a Klingon one...
posted on April 10th, 2013, 10:32 pm
Tyler wrote:Does it say it's set aboard a Starfleet ship? He might have a Klingon one...


This is true, I did think that when I read about his apparent backstory in that comic. A Star Trek series from the perspective of the Klingons would be pretty interesting. While it had it's faults, Klingon Academy was highly praised for this aspect. Also, Worf is "humanised" enough to be a good viewer perspective i.e he'd sort of "be us" in the situation, which is always a requirement in these things. Allows for lots of plot extrapolation without awkward "I am an expert in stellar cartography, but explain this extremely famous star system to me to me again" type situations
posted on April 11th, 2013, 1:50 am
Dated 7 months ago, so nothing like proper timing for an April Fools story.

I don't think it'll happen though. We've had similar stories before, where a fan-favourite Trek actor talked about pitching a new Trek series. It hasn't happened yet. And I especially doubt any series set in the TNG period will get off the ground while Jar Jar is making his bastardized films.
posted on April 11th, 2013, 11:06 am
Tyler wrote:Does it say it's set aboard a Starfleet ship? He might have a Klingon one...


This is the klngon empire ship kqu'icterker-bre tu..

its continuing mission, to conquer new worlds............... to find new species and BLOW $#!T UP!
posted on April 12th, 2013, 6:38 pm
Yeah, thanks for waiting half a year to post this lol.

But seriously though this is non-news. Aint gonna happen. This doesn't flow in the direction that Paramont/CBS obviously wants too. That time frame is not getting touched again, they've sayed as much.
posted on April 13th, 2013, 6:42 pm
I say we need a Star Trek Trilogy... oh wait... I've said that several years ago. Still.... :clover:
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