Michael Dorn would return to the Star Trek franchise on one condition

The 65-year-old actor isn’t up for a mere cameo role.

Michael Dorn as Worf

Michael Dorn is open to reprising his role as Worf in the Star Trek franchise on one condition.

In a recent interview with Inverse, Dorn said that he isn’t ruling out an appearance in the already-announced Star Trek series that will revolve around Patrick Stewart’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard. But Dorn made it clear that he won’t be joining the Picard series if his role is just going to be a cameo.

“I’m only interested in if it’s something really interesting; if the character was a major part of the franchise or whatever the show is,” the 65-year-old actor explained. “He’s not just going to show up, beat somebody up, and then go home.”

Dorn’s decision to pass on a potential guest role on the new CBS All Access show shouldn’t come as a surprise as he has been pitching his own Star Trek spinoff series about his character for several years now to no avail.

In addition, Dorn pointed out during a Destination Star Trek convention in Birmingham, UK last month that the time it takes to transform a human actor into a Klingon character would not be worth it for an appearance that just amounts to “Mr. Worf, what are you doing here.”

According to Deadline, the Picard series is not a reboot of Star Trek: The Next Generation, so it’s absolutely possible that the show won’t feature any of Picard’s crew members.

In fact, Dorn and his Star Trek: The Next Generation co-stars Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden revealed during a panel at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon last September that no one from Star Trek: The Next Generation other than Stewart has been asked back.

“All I have to say, all we have to say — I am speaking for all three of us now — when Patrick said ‘Jean-Luc Picard is back,’ he didn’t say TNG is back,” said Sirtis, who played Deanna Troi in the franchise.

READ
Star Trek: Picard is getting a prequel comic book series and a novel

The Picard series is the third Star Trek show to be officially announced, joining Star Trek: Discovery, which is kicking off its second season next year, and the Star Trek: Short Treks four-part limited series that has started to roll out last month.

he man hot santa 150x150 - He-Man is a hot Santa in this new Christmas action figure

He-Man is a hot Santa in this new Christmas action figure

gift guide 20184457 1 150x150 - 17 unique yet affordable tech gifts + win the Huawei MediaPad M5 Tablet

17 unique yet affordable tech gifts + win the Huawei MediaPad M5 Tablet