Boldly Going Direct-To-DVD
Star Trek: The Next Generation star Michael Dorn (Worf) doesn’t want to just sit and wait for J.J. Abrams‘ next Star Trek movie. Dorn is trying to get a direct-to-dvd Trek movie featuring Worf green-lit. Dorn is writing the script for the movie that will have Worf as the captain of a Federation ship, and he says that he’s shooting for a darker, edgier take on the traditional Next Generation style.
“He is out there in the front lines basically chasing terrorists,” Dorn told Trek Movie. “I think we will have some of our Star Trek people in it, but mostly new characters. It will be interwoven into the fabric of Star Trek. And also what are we going through right now?”
Even though Abrams is creating a new Trek franchise, Dorn doesn’t think that his movie would cause confusion, and believes that his movie could help build the overall interest in Trek.
“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. If anything happens it is going to be next year, because I have a bunch of stuff to do this year. I have already started writing the script, and excuse my language, but it’s @#$!-ing great.”