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'Star Trek: Next Generation' Michael Dorn developing Worf spin-off

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Michael Dorn has revealed he is developing a spin-off series for his Star Trek character Worf.

The actor appeared as Klingon Lt Commander Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and four movies.

Michael Dorn

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He explained that he has received a good response for his Captain Worf TV show idea.

"I had come up with the idea because I love the character and I think he's a character that hasn't been fully developed and hasn't been fully realised," Dorn told Star Trek News.

"Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing.

"We've been contacted by different individuals, I can't say who and all that, about wanting to come on board and be part of this. Also, there's all the political stuff going on with the new movies, with JJ Abrams and Paramount and all that stuff, which I have no clue about and what it all entails, but that's where it is right now."

Lt Commander Worf
Dorn added that he is currently deciding which network the programme may end up at in the future.

"Interestingly enough it has gotten traction. I was very surprised, I was on a movie not too long ago where one of the producers was basically lobbying to be part of it. He was like, 'Michael, I'd love to write it, if you haven't'.

"So at this point, my agents and my manager are looking at all the avenues and trying to figure out which is the best one. My agent and manager have been in the business for a while, so they're very savvy about where to start and how to get it going.

"Like I said, in this business you never know and I've been through pitching things and I never want to do that again. It's pretty brutal, but definitely I think once again, if Paramount or CBS or anybody thinks this is a viable thing, they'll jump on it."

Star Trek: The Next Generation marks its 25th anniversary this year, with a comic book miniseries to be released by IDW Publishing.
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