Star Trek legend Michael Dorn: Forget “Picard,” I’ve been trying to pitch a “Worf” TV show

1 : Anonymous2021/03/08 01:32 ID: m04pq9
Star Trek legend Michael Dorn: Forget "Picard," I've been trying to pitch a "Worf" TV show
2 : Anonymous2021/03/08 01:52 ID: gq5yodc


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Worf of Wall Street

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Fisherman’s Worf

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Mighty Worfin Power Rangers

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Dances with Worfs

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The Lord of the Worfs

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3 : Anonymous2021/03/08 01:42 ID: gq5xmju

I'll save you the clickbait bullshit. This is all he said regarding this.

( I have not been contacted to do "Picard." I've been trying to pitch a "Worf" TV show for a long time. CBS is missing out on a golden moment and an easy sell. )

Trek fans know this already. I despise out of context misquotes to make a shitty headline.

4 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:23 ID: gq620vw

You've been pitching it for 15 years.

Honestly, it's probably a better idea than Picard. But at this point it's clear that no one is buying.

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He's been heavily involved in star trek online and provided a lot of voice work for stories involving worf there.

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But what if, and hear me out, we change the title a little.

Worf and the 7 blockchains. BOOM!

You're welcome.

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It would probably be better than Picard just based on the fact that he still wants to do it.

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It is probably a better idea than Picard, but I don't want to watch Star Trek: Worf either.

Honestly, the quicker they cast him (and a few other TNG people) in Picard and start doing Star Trek stories on that show, the better. If it's going to exist, they might as well make it good.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:59 ID: gq65xrn

Forget Worf, I want a show about Elim Garak's back story.

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As a simple Gardener on Romulus?
Or as a plain simple Tailor?

I can't say that many people will find Garak's humdrum life from before DS9 all that interesting.

Although he did hear some interesting things while hemming dresses.

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Thing is, I feel like getting too much of Garak's backstory would be unsatisfying. Not having the whole story makes him much more mysterious and interesting. It's like if you had a definitive origin story for the Joker, how much would be lost.

I'd much rather see Garak pop up in some future project taking a role in the rebuilding of the post-war Cardassian Union.

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No way. Much better not to know for sure.

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I would riot for this.

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So. Much. This. And maybe now the networks won’t have him tone down the flamboyance and the back story could involve a series of male love interests. (I’m on season 4 now... living for this!!!)

6 : Anonymous2021/03/08 01:38 ID: gq5x761

We know, Worf, we know.

edit- Though, after Picard, I'm surprised he didn't finally decide to back off the idea. "You know what? I'm good. Never mind."

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Came to say the same. Picard was pretty bad.

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You stole my exact thought...weve known this since the late nineties...we’ve known this since Dorn has shown up in costume in every iteration of Star Trek from 1993-2004. We’ve known this since he shows up to mall openings in Duluth and Boise in full regalia. “Today IS a good day to buy!”

We know Dorn. We all know. There’s a reason you haven’t sold your pilot...but if you haven’t figured it out yet, then I’ll leave it to you to think about it some more...

7 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:55 ID: gq6qqz0

'Worf By Worfwest'

8 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:18 ID: gq6jgu2

I'm starting to wonder if that DS9 Episode where Sisko tells Worf that Starfleet will never pull out the big chair for Worf was more of a writers room "How do we get him to stop asking?" session.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:57 ID: gq6bysf

Nah, whole point of Star Trek is that it should be based around the ship, not a single member of the crew.

TOS, TNG - The flagship of the fleet explores the galaxy.

DS9 - A space station sits on the brink of a battlefield.

Voyager - A science vessel is cast adrift and must use all available crew to find its way home.


Where Star Trek falls down is when you focus on one person. Now, you put Worf as, say, captain of the Defiant and have him run escort missions, behind-the-lines recon, etc. and you might have something. Make it about the ship, not the man.

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Star Trek: Discovery should be called Star Trek: Burnham.

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Naw, I'm absolutely fine with having a story set in Rodenberry's universe that isn't all about one ship.

For a very brief moment in ST:D, I was interested in seeing how they deal with crime and punishment in a liberal post-scarcity society. When that asshole went full mutiny and started the Federation-Klingon war. Because that's fertile territory for exploring the future, right? What do we do with the down and outers? What do we do with those who can't play by the rules? What's the federation like outside of the fucking military?

NOPE. Let's just forgive you and put you right back on the ship. Because nothing matters. Ugh, and I hate myself for sticking with the series and knowing it's just because that one guy is from the asshole universe and wants to use the asshole mutineer. YAY, a long-con. But holy shit it cheapens mutiny. There's no such thing as a crime for those with powerful friends? Pft.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:34 ID: gq6p9ef

Would be a sitcom with just him raising his annoying kid.

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Alexander is the Scrappy Doo of the Star Trek universe.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:35 ID: gq6kv5c

Forget "Picard"

I promise, I'm trying as hard as I can.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:58 ID: gq6qxcz

Captain LaForge!

13 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:37 ID: gq6tk26

Worf of Wall Fleet

14 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:27 ID: gq68v1x

Just put him and Takei on the "Worf and Sulu" show.

15 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:13 ID: gq6nqr5

with all of these new star trek shows it is kind of weird that there never seems to be any talk of making this happen

16 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:55 ID: gq6ygwu

The Defiant : would be a dope show. Worf framed and dishonored absconds with the Defiant using it as his base to prove to his son and the galaxy his innocence. Fucking Space Branded / The Fugitive in Star Trek land set around Worf of all people having to learn to be diplomatic and still kick ass

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I had a dream of a mini series where Captain Riker and the Titan do something unforgivable and go rogue, and Starfleet brings Picard out of retirement to hunt him down due to his knowledge of how he thinks.

Meanwhile Admiral Janeway, who is the one who called him in, uncovers political intrigue in the Admiralty. (Which is ultimately connected to what REALLY happened with Riker and the Titan).

Throughout the series we end up bringing in as much of the three TNG era casts as possible.

The whole thing could act as a sort of epilogue to that era.

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That's not half bad!

17 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:35 ID: gq63chz

"Shut up, I hate you."

Worf is fine as part of an ensemble cast, but I just can't see him as a leading character in his own show.

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At the end of his arc DS:9 he could do it

18 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:08 ID: gq76bz0

Considering how long he pitched the idea, I don't expect it to happen. I think the problem with the idea is that it's even only a subset of Star Trek fans that get excited about Worf or potentially a "Klingon" show.

The show would need a different hook than "it's with Worf" for it to be attractive to a general audience. I mean, if they recast Worf with, I dunno, Mahershala Ali or Idris Elba they would have some star power perhaps, but that isn't really what anyone wants, right? With that off the table, what's the exciting story that is interesting to Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike?

19 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:16 ID: gq618ze

Warf was an amazing character (as far a Star Trek goes). If anyone should get their own spin off- why not him?

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He was on TNG and DS9. We’ve had enough Worf.

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Was he though? He was a one dimensional boring brute. He was so boring, he was a klingon who never grew up there and still went on like he was the world's foremost authority on klingon. He was a weeb.

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Worf is probably the worst character on tng next to troi.

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He's played-out. I wrote a longer response about why, if you want, but you'd have to be familiar with the characters.

20 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:10 ID: gq60n1o

Still wouldn't pay for CBS all access, horrible..

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Good's been rebranded to Paramount+, maybe we'll pay for that instead!

21 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:20 ID: gq6oao7

I hear they are moving forward with it but it will be the origin story of Worf as a little girl.

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In Minsk? From Milan?

22 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:34 ID: gq6tbv4

I wish I could forget Picard. Terrible show.

23 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:26 ID: gq6wntc

Hell yeah!

24 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:50 ID: gq6y47p

I've been wanting a non federation Star Trek show for years!

25 : Anonymous2021/03/08 10:11 ID: gq72ylz

Better than Yar

26 : Anonymous2021/03/08 10:14 ID: gq733xz

Someone needs to let him down easy

27 : Anonymous2021/03/08 10:17 ID: gq73al8

I want Star Trek Worf & Elim, it would be like the Wolverine & Deadpool of Star Trek.

28 : Anonymous2021/03/08 10:23 ID: gq73mxc


29 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:14 ID: gq76pnr

Forget Picard

I want to. Believe me, I really do.

30 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:30 ID: gq77qcg

After watching TNG I heard about this and was pretty bummed out on the missed chance of "having more TNG".

After watching DS9 (and loving it), I've decided I'm glad CBS shutdown the Dorn show. Worf absolutely sucked in DS9 and his writing was likely going to be just the same.

31 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:41 ID: gq78glx

You and everyone else Michael!

32 : Anonymous2021/03/08 12:05 ID: gq7a57k

It cant be much worse than the Picard show or STD

33 : Anonymous2021/03/08 12:23 ID: gq7bk3h

Maybe just give Axanar folks a swing at this Star Trek thing?

34 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:19 ID: gq6jjkg

No, just no.

35 : Anonymous2021/03/08 04:19 ID: gq6e479

Well now I’m just afraid of what they’d do to my man Worf.

36 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:25 ID: gq6k07r

There needs to be a show about Klingons.

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There needs to be a show about all the species under the Klingon empire. They've got a HUGE chunk of known space. You know there's alien civilizations in there that were conquered and now... what? slave away? Where's the federation-backed freedom fighters trying to overthrow the tyrannical war-mongers?

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There needs to be a show about Romulans, full of Game of Thrones backstabbing and, or course, Romulans being dicks.

37 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:11 ID: gq6ruwg

We need a Cartman and Worf series.

38 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:19 ID: gq6schs

Hopefully it can be as true to the original as Picard ended up being :3

39 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:54 ID: gq6yd7y

I love Worf because he’s one dimensional. This won’t work, it’ll either make Worf boring or make him not Worf.

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He's a character. They can write him better.

40 : Anonymous2021/03/08 10:28 ID: gq73y08

I enjoyed Picard

41 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:12 ID: gq6784u

A Worf series would bring black and people of color into Sci-Fi for generations to come. I so hope it would happen

42 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:49 ID: gq6uauy

Can we just get a Star Trek show that feels like Star Trek? Please.

What a trash community of fucking dork ass pricks. I fucking hate you people. May your dogs find better owners who know how to pleasure them properly. Mother fuck.

I am going to cut my fucking arms open. Why doesn't anybody love me? I have asperger's!

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It's called The Orville.

43 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:39 ID: gq6l560

I hate the question about the Star Trek Star Wars blah blah blah crossover. Technically, the setting is our version of earth just a few hundred years into the future. It splits off around 2000 or so because they mention on some episodes that there was a eugenics war around that time or maybe it was wwIII I can’t remember. That means that media like Star Wars from the 80’s would technically be canon in the universe. Marvel and DC comics/ movies/ shows as well.

44 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:21 ID: gq6zzai

Go ahead, ruin another piece of Star Trek.

45 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:46 ID: gq6atkl

Only Worf could compete with The Book of Boba Fett. Hopefully they would just make a good show and NOT be all preachy-teachy like the other Star Trek shows.

46 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:40 ID: gq6la4n

The old Klingon makeup from TOS through ENT put white actors in brown face. Only hiring black actors to portray the hyper aggressive warrior species is even worse. So you have to redesign them. But when people threw a fit about the new Klingon design for Discovery, they killed any chance of seeing Klingons in new Star Trek.

Established Klingon characters like Worf might show up in Picard but Klingons are otherwise extinct in new, live action Star Trek.

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They could just play Russians like they used to in the original series.

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put white actors in brown face.

They're aliens. Get over it. (Plus they're a fucking metaphor for RUSSIANS)

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But when people threw a fit about the new Klingon design for Discovery, they killed any chance of seeing Klingons in new Star Trek.

When they added the hair in season 2, people seemed mostly fine with the design.


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