Michael Dorn is probably best known for playing the role of Lieutenant Commander Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG).
As all Trekkies undoubtedly know, Worf was the Klingon member of the Star Trek Enterprise crew during the long run of TNG. Worf subsequently appeared on Deep Space Nine where he was an integral member of Benjamin Sisko’s trusted crew. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen much from Dorn or Worf since the end of DS9.
As noted above, Dorn has been noticeably absent from science fiction films and TV shows, although he did have a recurring role on the hit show Castle as Beckett’s psychiatrist.
We recently reported that Dorn now wants his own Star Trek film focused on Worf. Yet, this quite unlikely to happen with JJ Abrams essentially controlling the Star Trek franchise at this point.
“I have [a] couple meetings I want to do before that. First with Rick Berman, who produced all of our shows, just to see what he thinks. Then my manager,” Dorn recently said.
“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 f—ing great.”
Dorn is also talking up a separate film having nothing to do with the Star Trek Universe or even science fiction, but rather, is a romantic comedy titled Through the Fire, which he is writing and directing. Dorn will also play the lead opposite Anne Marie Johnson.
“Through the Fire is about two successful urban black characters in New York who find each other after many many years. And they find love after denying that they need love after many years. I will be playing opposite Anne Marie Johnson – if you look her up on IMDB, she’s been around for years on shows like Melrose Place, JAG, In The Heat of the Night, House of Payne and other shows. She is seasoned, beautiful, wonderful actress,” Dorn explained.
“Marina Sirits plays my best friend in the movie, who is my best friend in real life. Armin Shimerman who plays an actor, his wife plays another actor in a scene on stage which everyone says is one of the funniest things they have ever read. Nana Visitor has a wonderful part. Bob Pine, father of Chris Pine, is in there too – that is all we have for now, because we wanted to populate it with enough characters but not overpopulate it, so its not like ‘oh its like all these people, but in street clothes.'”
Dorn is using Kickstarter to fund Through the Fire and is seeking a total of $750,000. Thus far, the project has garnered a little under $17,800 with 58 days to go.