Michael Dorn Says a Worf Show Would Fit “So Well” Into the Expanding Star Trek Universe

Michael Dorn on stage at Star Trek Las Vegas. Photo credit  Nick Duguid .

Michael Dorn on stage at Star Trek Las Vegas. Photo credit Nick Duguid.

Michael Dorn has written a pilot for a Star Trek: The Next Generation spinoff featuring Lieutenant Worf, and is trying to get it made.

A piece from SyfyWire this weekend captured Dorn’s remarks during an appearance at Keystone Comic Con in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He said, “I am trying to get them to do my Worf pilot. I wrote it in 2012-13, and it’s been going like this: a lot of interest, no interest, a lot of interest, no interest [...] It fits so well into this new Star Trek universe. It just fits right in there. We’ll see."

Dorn’s Next Generation co-star Marina Sirtis sang the script’s praises. “I read [his pilot script],” she said. “He had all the action stuff minutely detailed...I was very impressed with my best friend.”

At the same event, Sirtis also recalled when Dorn and their other former co-star, LeVar Burton, came to visit her recently on the set of Star Trek: Picard. She was filming her appearance as Deanna Troi in the new series. She said of Dorn and Burton’s visit, “After [Michael and LeVar] left, everyone was coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh my god, we could hear you laughing. Is that what it was like [on Next Generation]? That must have been the best set ever.’ And it really was. We laughed for seven years.”

Star Trek: Picard is due to premiere on CBS All Access and other networks around the world, in early 2020. No word yet on when we might finally see Star Trek: Worf.

This article was written for the podcast Daily Star Trek News.

Alison Pitt is the writer, producer, and host of Daily Star Trek News, on the Roddenberry Podcast Network. A veteran Star Trek podcaster, she started her career on the weekly show Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast in 2015. She has appeared on panels at Star Trek Las Vegas, WonderCon, and San Diego Comic Con.

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