Yeah yeah, I know this topic's been done into the the ground already..... Are there any concrete details that the writers of the TNG movies might, possibly, have once considered proceeding without Worf? I brought up in another thread recently my recollection of an interview that Michael Dorn gave to the official Star Trek magazine, around the same time he got cast in Deep Space Nine, where he basically intimated that he would not be in the subsequent Next Gen movies as a result of his joining the spin-off (presumably he guessed that his hectic television schedule wouldn't have allowed for it, but the producers must have found a way to work out all the different filming dates). Another one I just came across the other day while browsing through the reference book 'The Next Generation Movie Sketchbook': there's mention made of a starship Endevour, apparently a big deal in an earlier draft of the story whereupon it was going to give a bang to the Borg battle by being unceremoniously blown to bits, but that (and I quote here) "the script writers decided to replace it with the Defiant, in order to get Worf into the film". This is fascinating stuff, because it does rather infer that at some early stage, even the writers were assuming that Worf wouldn't be in First Contact. Have Moore, Braga, Berman etc ever talked about this? I'm guessing it had never been in question that he'd be in Insurrection and Nemesis, though.