Star Trek reboot killed Worf spinoff

In an interview with Big Shiny Robot, actor Michael Dorn talked about his work in the the Star Trek franchise.

The actor played the klingon Worf in both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine .

Dorn told the website of how J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot affected plans for a series that through the spotlight on his character.

The Worf thing, last year there was interest and I talked to a couple producers and we actually had [a] pitch meeting with Paramount and CBS, and it got a little, business things got in the way in terms of the JJ Abrams movie coming out and CBS/Paramount and their relationship with JJ 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” so we’ll see.

Given the direction of the Star Trek franchise, I cannot imagine how a series could work. It would not be the same continuity as the two recent films directed by Abrams.

Last month, Jonathan Frakes spoke with The A.V. Club about playing William Riker. Frakes was asked if there would be another series.

AVC: Do you still hold out hope that there might yet be a Captain Riker series?

JF: I keep pitching only half-kiddingly this half-hour called The Rikers In Space, which would certainly wouldn’t be quite like [the book series] Star Trek: Titan. But, no, I’m an optimist. I never give up hope!

Frakes is an optimist but I’m not as optimistic as he is.

Tags: Entertainment J.J. Abrams Jonathan Frakes Michael Dorn Movies Star Trek Star Trek: The Next Generation

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