We've known for a while that Michael Dorn's been pushing for his own Captain Worf Star Trek TV series — the cool part? Fans even started a hashtag #WeWantWorf campaign in support of the project a month ago.
The Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine actor has been shopping his idea around for a while now (since 2012, in fact), and it apparently got some interest from CBS (the home of the TV series) and Paramount (which owns the movie rights), but Dorn is still waiting to hear anything on that front. Even though there's been no green light yet, Dorn still had some interesting updates to give the fans on his love-child project (he sure gives a whole new meaning to the wise Galaxy Quest saying "Never give up, never surrender"), such as when in the timeline the series would take place, along with some intriguing plot details.
Sitting down with Cinema Source, Dorn revealed that his proposed Captain Worf series would take place after the events of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but before those of Star Trek: Nemesis. So far, so intriguing.
He also suggested that Worf would have a tough Starfleet love interest, and that the character (Worf, not the love interest) would have no real allegiance to either the Klingon Empire or Starfleet, having moved on into a brand-new phase in his life. Dorn's idea for the show would have a somewhat different Klingon society, too, with humans and Starfleet officers having been integrated into the daily life of the Klingon homeworld, Qo'noS'.
Dorn mentioned that CBS and Paramount showed some interest in the idea, but not enough to financially back a pilot, which would need a lot of money for the extensive (and expensive) amount of FX needed for such a series. Dorn even puts the number at $3 million.
Are you excited to see that Michael Dorn is still not giving up on his Captain Worf spinoff series? How do you like the plot details? Below are three of the Cinema Source interviews in which Dorn discusses the timeline, Worf's allegiance and the new love interest.
(via Screen Rant)