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Old October 19 2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

Ok so there had to be one.

I think several things are clear...

1)Dorn is pretty tall, but doesn't have an overly large frame.

2) He was padded over the years, this padding seemed to increase in later seasons.

3) Dorn filled out a bit, but not to excess on his own over the years.

What seems likely is that Dorn, who does look somewhat smaller these days, decided to trim down a bit. I don't see anything to suggest he's ill, but know one seems to know for sure.

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Old October 19 2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

He became a vegan.

It's not a choice I'd make, but it worked well for him. Though he now looks like Gus Fring from Breaking Bad.
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Old October 19 2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

He has a recurring role on "Castle" as Beckett's shrink and looks EARLY TNG trim!
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Old October 19 2011, 11:17 PM   #4
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

This thread is useless without pics???
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Old October 20 2011, 06:13 AM   #5
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Oh man...watching that video I would have had NO IDEA he was Worf. Kudos to Mr. Dorn for being a good enough actor to pull that off.
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Old October 20 2011, 07:51 AM   #6
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

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He became a vegan.
Handsome man. He looks good on it, I'd say.
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Old October 20 2011, 03:14 PM   #7
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He became a vegan.
Handsome man. He looks good on it, I'd say.
My wife, who loves RIker/Frakes when he's fit, said Dorn was certainly handsome enough to have pulled off the Riker role...and that voice! Per her:
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Old October 20 2011, 03:25 PM   #8
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

I love Michael Dorn
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Old October 20 2011, 07:49 PM   #9
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

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He became a vegan.

It's not a choice I'd make, but it worked well for him. Though he now looks like Gus Fring from Breaking Bad.

Ah that explains it vegans almost always look ill. My sister tried to become a vegan years ago, and she kept getting sick, she even had to go to a doctor for low blood pressure...he prescribed Gatorade for her.
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Old October 21 2011, 12:34 PM   #10
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

Yeah Dorn did put on weight as TNG progressed, and you really noticed it on DS9. But it didn't detract from his Klingon appearance...
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Old October 21 2011, 05:46 PM   #11
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Yeah Dorn did put on weight as TNG progressed, and you really noticed it on DS9. But it didn't detract from his Klingon appearance...
True, not a totally negative impact on the Klingon persona, but it was REALLY noticable when he played Willie Mays in "Far Beyond The Stars."

However, even at his worst, he never packed on the pounds like Frakes. Holy smoke!
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Old October 21 2011, 09:13 PM   #12
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

He was very thin when we had him last October at Hollywood Xpo, it was hard to be it was him.
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Old October 21 2011, 10:51 PM   #13
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

His new figure ages him.
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Old October 22 2011, 12:03 AM   #14
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Yeah Dorn did put on weight as TNG progressed, and you really noticed it on DS9. But it didn't detract from his Klingon appearance...
True, not a totally negative impact on the Klingon persona, but it was REALLY noticable when he played Willie Mays in "Far Beyond The Stars."

However, even at his worst, he never packed on the pounds like Frakes. Holy smoke!
haha...that's what makes TATV least convincing as a TNG era episode, in my opinion!

At least with Worf and Riker they were aging so weight gain made sense. Whereas with Data Spiner's weight gain (even if it was loss than others) really takes away from your suspension of disbelief.
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Old October 23 2011, 05:36 AM   #15
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Re: The official Michael Dorn weight loss thread!

I'm sorry, but it is so un-Klingon listening to Michael Dorn talk about dressing up veggie burgers :lol

But, I think he looks good and if he's healthier then that's all that matter.
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