We Want Worf!
We at the Allspark love our Transformers. We take great pride and enjoyment in bringing you the latest news and information about the Robots In Disguise. But every once in a while general pop culture stories come across our radar that we just know you’d love to share. Such is the case for the We Want Worf campaign, an effort organized by actor Michael Dorn and the fan community to get Star Trek back on television. No, not JJ Abrams Star Trek. The REAL Star Trek. Read on for the details and to learn how to add your support.
The We Want Worf campaign has slowly been percolating over the last few years. Actor Michael Dorn, who famously played Lt. Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation and later on Deep Space Nine, traces its origins back to a 2012 interview with a fan blog. The conversation stoked the fire to get Star Trek back on television.
The actor has been careful to let the project grow organically within the online fan community. He hasn’t made big pitches to studio executives and he hasn’t sought out the support of his former cast-mates. Instead, he has been slowly constructing a mythos in his head and slowly ramping up the online campaign. The series, tentatively titled simply Star Trek: Captain Worf, would follow the adventures of the fan-favorite Kilingon some unspecified number of years after we last saw him on DS9, at a time when the Klingon Empire is struggling with its identity in a future that it no longer seems to fit.
Dorn has remained fiercely proud of his work on Trek and dedicated to the mythos since his time on DS9, making him perhaps the ideal choice to champion such a series. His approach has been humble and cautious. He’s just as happy the studio (CBS still holds the rights to Star Trek on TV) hasn’t specifically told him “no” just yet as he is to share this experience with fans.
So how can you help? First, get educated. Start with this primer on Spinoff Online. Make sure you catch the interview with journalist and long-time Trek fan Dan Deevy of Cinema Online, who has been in many ways Mr. Dorn’s right-hand man on publicizing the project. Second, get the word out. Hit Twitter with #WeWantWorf. Show your support with a T-shirt from Tee Fizz. Send a basket of mini-muffins (in lieu of Tribbles) to the studio to express your desire with baked goods. Visit the <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/wewantworf” target=_blank”>official Facebook page.
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