You certainly can’t blame CBS for being a little skittish in going back to the Star Trek TV-series well. The company owns the rights to any potential Trek television franchise, and the rating numbers speak for themselves: a steady decline in viewership – and by extension, perceived interest – since the hey-days of Star Trek: The Next Generation coupled with the popularity of the “rebooted” film series probably leaves the powers-that-be wondering if fans would show enough interest in an ongoing televised series to make it worth the company’s financial investment.
That certainly doesn’t stop the ideas from flowing and the pitches from being made, of course. One of the most vocal and tenacious propositions, in fact, has been coming from one of Trek’s very own stars: Worf himself, actor Michael Dorn. For at least three years now, Dorn has been championing the idea of his character, a full-fledged starship Captain that somehow just keeps finding himself at the Tactical station on the bridge of the Enterprise, back to commanding his own vessel in a series he has dubbed Captain Worf. (more…)