I loved the original Star trek series. I loved Star Trek: The next Generation. I even enjoyed Deep Space 9 and Voyager, though I sometimes fell away from those series due to events in my life. And I mourned Enterprise, because it was a show of great potential that was never permitted to become all that it could.
And frankly, I love the reboot, and look forward to the next installment of the newly revised universe.
But let's be honest -- there are characters from the older shows who have a place in my heart and who I would love to see again.
That is why this excites me so.
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. ”
This could be the start of something really good, especially if some of the creative minds behind the earlier incarnations of Star Trek -- and some of the authors who have kept the franchise alive in text format -- get involved and invested.