‘Star Trek’ Doing Worf-Centric Straight-to-DVD Movie?
The ‘Star Trek‘ franchise has become a curious fish, what with the entirety of its 5-series canon being rebooted by J.J. Abrams‘ ongoing film series, while still keeping some tangential connections. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch now off on their own adventures through the galaxy, is there any room to return to the classic ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ universe? One star certainly seems to think so.
Speaking to TrekMovie, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ actor Michael Dorn revealed that he’s been pitching around a film centering on his former character Worf, which would follow the Klingon in command of his own ship “on the front lines, chasing terrorists.” Aiming for a straight-to-DVD release or potentially even Syfy TV movie pickup, Dorn’s take would be “darker and edgier,” potentially featuring some of the ‘TNG’ cast but mostly utilizing new characters.
From a continuity standpoint, the entire ‘Star Trek’ series was re-booted by J.J. Abrams 2009 film, though nothing about the movie (or its sequels) would definitively negate the existence of any of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’s characters. When asked if he thought the concept of another ‘TNG’-centric movie might confuse fans currently following the new movie series, Dorn responded:
“Who wouldn’t want to have this kind of thing going on? It is going to help their movie. The fans aren’t going ‘We are going to see this movie, but we aren’t going to go see the big movie in the theater,’” he said. “I have [a] couple meetings I want to do before [meeting with CBS]. First with Rick Berman, who produced all of our shows, just to see what he thinks. Then my manager. And I know people at Syfy. And I’ll just start gathering information.
Dorn insisted that his schedule would prevent anything from moving forward until 2013, when his schedule cleared up. However, he did claim to have already begun writing the script, believing it to be “@#$!-ing great.”
What say you? Would you want to see Worf get his own movie, continuity be damned? If the actor end up going through with it, what other possibilities could ‘Star Trek’ have besides the Abrams films? Sound off in the comments!