It’s time for our quarterly update on the Captain Worf Star Trek series that Michael Dorn sometimes comes out of hibernation to talk about. Indeed when we last heard any information on the subject it seemed that the news was bad, and we weren’t going to get that series after all, and despite all the hype it seemed like a mere flight of fancy on the part of Dorn. If you need a refresher, here’s what he had to say this past March:
No, that’s not true. There was a blogger last year who asked me that question, and I said that there’s a place for “Star Trek” on TV again, and I had started to write a script. It would feature Worf in the Klingon universe. A lot of people read that and it’s taken on a life of its own. You never know in this business, though, I gotta say.
But wait! In another surprise twist it seems that the dead Captain Worf project isn’t so theoretical after all. In a new interview with The Huffington Post, Dorn discussed the project saying that it got as far as the pitch stage, and he had even been talking to some producers. So there is hope. Here’s what Dorn told HuffPo:
Last year there was interest and I talked to a couple producers and we actually had pitch meeting with Paramount and CBS. Business things got in the way in terms of the J.J. Abrams movie coming out and CBS/Paramount and their relationship with J.J. 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.’
That would be nice. Over four movies and two series, Worf is easily one of the most complex and well-developed characters in the history of Trek, and I think he was under-serviced by his last appearance in Star Trek:Nemesis. Of course, one day seeing a Worf series is largely dependent on the willingness of CBS and Paramount to put some money in a new Star Trek TV endeavor, which has yet to be vocalized by anyone with any power to do anything about it. And considering the *ahem* lukewarm reaction to Star Trek Into Darkness, it may be a while before we see anymore Trek TV.
How about you Bastards? Wanna see Captain Worf the Series?