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Michael Dorn Confirms He’s Working on a ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’ TV Series
Screen Rant ^ | September 9, 2012 | Sandy Schaefer

Posted on 09/16/2012 12:01:04 PM PDT by EveningStar

Geek favorites Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer have been forthcoming about their hopes for bringing Star Trek back to the small screen, after the release of J.J. Abrams’ elusive sequel to his Trek movie reboot next summer. However, it turns out those two aren’t the only ones with big dreams about a new TV series set in that sci-fi universe – Michael Dorn is also taking steps to reprise his signature Trek role on a spinoff, tentatively titled Star Trek: Captain Worf.

(Excerpt) Read more at screenrant.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: klingon; klingons; michaeldorn; spinoff; startrek; trek; worf
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Michael Dorn Talks TNG at 25, DS9 and His Pitch for a New Star Trek Series, Part 1

Michael Dorn on His New Romantic Comedy, Evolution of the Klingon Look and if He’d Appear as Worf Again, Part 2

Wikipedia article on Michael Dorn

1 posted on 09/16/2012 12:01:08 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I don’t want a captain who thinks any day is a good day to die.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 12:05:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EveningStar

Not Worf—it’s Woof. Ask Lwaxana Troi.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 12:05:29 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: EveningStar
Michael Dorn Confirms He’s Working on a ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’ TV Series

I'd like to see a Klingon policy implemented towards radical islamicist terrorists.

4 posted on 09/16/2012 12:08:27 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: EveningStar

I guess he needs some buvks to keep his personal F86 Sabre jet fueled and maintained.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 12:11:24 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: EveningStar

There was a short lived, but highly rated cartoon called Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, that used the voice talent of both Michael Dorn and Jerry Doyle of Babylon 5.

Unfortunately, most people didn’t look past the premise of the show to see the rather good science fiction within.

Likewise, when it was finally put out on DVD, the quality was awful, poorly designed and with no extras. The cheapest possible job, which is a pity for a series that could have been something of a cult favorite, like the spinoff Star Trek, the Animated Series, which had good enough writing to be considered canon to the series, by many.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 12:11:39 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Caipirabob

probably look a lot like the Russians...


7 posted on 09/16/2012 12:11:59 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: EveningStar

Better title- “Star Trek: Maximum Worf”


8 posted on 09/16/2012 12:12:30 PM PDT by mikrofon (Make It So)
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To: cripplecreek; All

Anyone ever play this game? It was during the FMV games of the 90’s. Michael Dorn was the star actor. It was well done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvm5EPUH_I8


9 posted on 09/16/2012 12:12:48 PM PDT by Revel
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To: EveningStar

10 posted on 09/16/2012 12:14:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cripplecreek

It was only when Worf joined DS9 that the ratings spiked and became watchable.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 12:15:48 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: max americana

The last season,especially the last half of it,was the very best Star Trek, bar none. A lot of the reason is Michael Dorn.


12 posted on 09/16/2012 12:19:42 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: rsobin

“The last season,especially the last half of it,was the very best Star Trek, bar none. A lot of the reason is Michael Dorn.”

**

If you meant the DOMINION arc storyline, it beats the tired Borg’ storyline by a mile. The DS9 supporting cast was weak except for Chief O Brien and Quark.

Plus they didn’t have a hot chick in the series like T’Pol, Seven of Nine etc. Maybe that’s why it’s underrated LOL


13 posted on 09/16/2012 12:24:41 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: righttackle44

I hope it’s on Showtime. Star Trek needs nudity.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: EveningStar
So as captain he'll finally get some respect?

Worf gets denied again and again

15 posted on 09/16/2012 12:25:51 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
There was a short lived, but highly rated cartoon called Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, that used the voice talent of both Michael Dorn and Jerry Doyle of Babylon 5.

How can anyone forget:

"Layance!!!"

16 posted on 09/16/2012 12:27:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (“We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents.” moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: EveningStar; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Will he still have to wear that cake of dried cow pie on his forehead?


17 posted on 09/16/2012 12:27:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: max americana

Seven of Nine? Isn’t she the gal that gave us the Great ObamaNation?


18 posted on 09/16/2012 12:29:58 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

My nephew loved that show.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 12:32:27 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: EveningStar

worf never became captain ... he ended up on an outpost somewhere

of course, this will just be another play on the black-man-as-leader motif they’ve been shoving down out throats since before 2008


20 posted on 09/16/2012 12:33:32 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: max americana

Are you kidding? DS9 got off to a rocky start but it had some really great episodes as early as the first season, and it really took off towards the end of the 2nd season. Their adding Worf was great but by that point the show was already awesome.


21 posted on 09/16/2012 12:35:29 PM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: max americana

DS9 ... it’s a trailer park... in space !

yea, i can’t see why it’d be underrated


22 posted on 09/16/2012 12:35:56 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: EveningStar

This concept could be really good TV.
I love Klingons.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 12:47:42 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: max americana

Worf has been a draw for the series.


24 posted on 09/16/2012 12:47:42 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: mikrofon

“Better title- “Star Trek: Maximum Worf””

“I sailed to Kronos with an all-girl crew”


25 posted on 09/16/2012 12:50:58 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: cripplecreek

chegHchu djajVam djajKak

Klingons are not talking about themselves but the other guy.

“Today is a good day to die.”

Hegh ‘to die’
-lu’ imperfect/passive
-meH purpose
QaQ ‘to be good’
jaj ‘day’
-vam ‘this’

More literally, “This day is good for someone to die.”


(yea, I know. You don’t have to say it, just thought I’d clear it up for you)
More literally, “This day is good for someone to die.”


26 posted on 09/16/2012 12:55:36 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: rsobin

It can’t be any worse than Enterprise. YUCK.


27 posted on 09/16/2012 12:56:10 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: EveningStar; KevinDavis; cripplecreek

lol.

Life is tough when every day is a good day to die. ha. The crew must be scared all the time.


28 posted on 09/16/2012 1:00:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: max americana

Does Chase Masterson qualify as a hot chick?


29 posted on 09/16/2012 1:03:26 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

“Does Chase Masterson qualify as a hot chick?”

My mistake. She’s hot and she’s a USO gal who visits our troops.


30 posted on 09/16/2012 1:15:40 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: pallis; max americana

For what it’s worth, I consider Nana Visitor hot (though not as much as Masterson).


31 posted on 09/16/2012 1:23:32 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: EveningStar
I wish him well, but I hope it's not a trend ...

Remaking old television shows (that have already been remade already) with the second bananas as leads ...

32 posted on 09/16/2012 1:28:07 PM PDT by x
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To: ChocChipCookie
Enterprise had a very good premise,’The beginnings of Earth's interstellar travel and early interaction with an alien species, the Vulcans.’ Started OK but tanked faster then a negative 4th order exponential !
33 posted on 09/16/2012 1:36:42 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: Reily

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that they cast Scott Bakula as the captain. LOL


34 posted on 09/16/2012 1:38:46 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: EveningStar

Just keep that little dork Alexander off the series and it will do fine


35 posted on 09/16/2012 1:40:16 PM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I loved Captian Simian. It was very well written.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: EveningStar

Always liked Worf. He was more Spartan than Klingon.


37 posted on 09/16/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by magellan
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To: ChocChipCookie
Well it could have been Scott Baio!

Do you remember the SciFi series “Space Above & Beyond”
that show started with the same premise. Beginnings of earth interstellar travel, Earth was a loose confederacy of nations that meaintained their sovereignty yet cooperated to explore and protect earth. It all had futuristic plausibility. Beginning storyline had plausibility, but after a few good episodes the writers after being in “ CreativeVille” clearly found it scary. They went back home to the comfort of preachy social commentary plots and vapid political correctness. The series lasted two seasons and was gone.

With the exception of Rodenberry (maybe!)Hollywood writers can't write SciFi! And people that can can't sell it to the “entertainment decision makers”.

38 posted on 09/16/2012 1:52:27 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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39 posted on 09/16/2012 1:53:40 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: sten
Huh? Just because something happens offscreen doesn't mean it never happened. We never saw Kirk promoted to Admiral, and yet he was an Admiral in the first Star Trek movie. Obviously his career would've continued forward.

As for the second point, seriously? He's a KLINGON. He doesn't look all that differently from Klingons portrayed by white actors. Moreover, the "black-man-as-leader" motif has been used long before 2008. I don't see what issue you could possibly have with that so long as it's done well. Sisko was easily one of the best captains on Star Trek, and it wasn't because he was black.
40 posted on 09/16/2012 1:58:03 PM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: cripplecreek
I don’t want a captain who thinks any day is a good day to die.

I do.

And one who thinks prune juice is a “Warriors Drink”

41 posted on 09/16/2012 2:05:36 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Reily

I remember the multicultural space Marines with the cool theme and neat looking hammerheads.

Overall I liked SAAB but some episodes weren’t too great and it was in a lousy time slot.

It finally starts to move and do some things and of course it got killed.


42 posted on 09/16/2012 2:06:30 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: magellan

Not quite. Spartans were pedophiles. Hence, Sparta no longer exists.

Worf was my favorite Star Trek Character, especially the meeting with his son.


43 posted on 09/16/2012 2:12:53 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: wally_bert
Yeah I liked the premise so much that I actually bought the DVDs. Its watchable for about 3 episodes.
But some of the space scenes are very cool, like a USN interstellar space plane carrier. It was sometimes irritating that the Space Marines weren't armed & equipped any better then present day Marines. I kept thinking come on writers they have star drive technology, that would mean some improvement in small arms & infantry tactics! Of course the writers didn't ask me for help! Ha!
44 posted on 09/16/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: cripplecreek
I don’t want a captain who thinks any day is a good day to die.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFxGPI1Uvlg

45 posted on 09/16/2012 2:22:18 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: EveningStar
This guy...?

"Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!"
46 posted on 09/16/2012 3:32:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: EveningStar

Just saw Dorn in a commercial during the football game (don’t remember what it was for). He looked really OLD.


47 posted on 09/16/2012 3:35:04 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: EveningStar

Was he finally able to get a McDLT? It’s a regional thing. / Family Guy reference.


48 posted on 09/16/2012 3:42:33 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Reily
With the exception of Rodenberry (maybe!)Hollywood writers can't write SciFi! And people that can can't sell it to the “entertainment decision makers”.

It was because Roddenberry was a WWII bomber pilot turned LAPD motorcycle cop turned hollywood radio and TV writer. Being a writer was his third career, not his first. He went and did something REAL with his life before he became a writer. And those experiences enriched and informed his skill as a writer. People want to become writers first without having done anything with their lives other than having gone to college. Is it any suprise the writing sucks?

CC

49 posted on 09/16/2012 4:09:46 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: EveningStar

I’m not a big star trek geek, but I did like him. I’d watch that show.


50 posted on 09/16/2012 4:19:11 PM PDT by jocon307
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