Captain Worf TV series

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JWolf, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    http://screenrant.com/star-trek-captain-worf-tv-show-michael-dorn/

    So if this show ever becomes a reality, how will the book line retcon this if it takes place while the books have Worf as 2nd in command of the Enterprise>
     
  2. BrentMc

    BrentMc Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm just one of those fans who doesn't think everything has to line up. I would love to see a Worf TV series, and I don't care if they acknowledge it in the books. It's all fiction. I want interesting characters and a good story. I'm OK with the Prime universe, JJ- Universe and the Shatner-verse etc.
     
  3. JeBuS

    JeBuS Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Year old "news" that never has had any traction. I don't think the editors need worry.
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    We'll deal with this the same way we dealt with the "Captain Sulu" TV series. :)
     
  5. Enterprise1701

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    Well if you recall how the TNG era TV series and movies more or less moved in real-time from 1987 to 2002 as 2364 to 2379, right now would be roughly 2391 in the TNG era. Since the novelverse is in 2385 as of The Fall, it would take a lot of planning, but in theory the TV series could simply be several years ahead and in a different scenario of Worf's life but still acknowledge the novels.
     
  6. Unionized Elf

    Unionized Elf Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Of course, since this series likely won't ever happen, I don't see a need to worry about it.
     
  7. JD

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    I don't see this series happening. If they wouldn't got for series by even bigger names, then I don't see them going for Michael Dorn's.
     
  8. Paris

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    Never gonna happen.
     
  9. bbailey861

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    I'd love to give either a chance.
     
  10. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    If Captain Worf or some other TNG/DS9/VOY continuation came along, it would nuke the novelverse just like Star Wars VII is doing to the SW Expanded Universe and to a lesser extent, Enterprise did to a myriad bunch of pre-TOS novel continuities.

    EDIT: I thought this all sounded oddly familiar:)
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    Honestly, this is just an occupational hazard of publishing tie-in novels. Newer movies and TV episodes or comic books come along that render older novels apocryphal. It happens.
     
  12. JarodRussell

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    That's because you guys sell yourself short. :p There are also instances when the avid readers start burning villages, rape the cattle and slaughter the women when a TV show dares to depart from the books. ;)

    Time to turn the tie-in literature on its head. So that they actually want to make films based on your novels, not want you to write novels based on their films. Don't be just that tie in author. Be the Tolkien and King and Grisham and Clancy and Martin and Rowling of Trek tie ins! Revolt!
     
  13. David Mack

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    ^ You're a funny guy. ;)
     
  14. King Bob!

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    Laugh at us as we chase our tails on every little bit of "news"? :lol:
     
  15. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The thing is, Worf has always been more popular than Sulu.
     
  16. KRAD

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    I'd say we're already pretty revolting............................

    And Star Trek has been nuking the tie-in fiction with stuff onscreen starting with The Motion Picture, which nuked Spock Must Die! :)
     
  17. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Unless... it was only the smooth-headed Klingons that got frozen by the Organians, and that's why the ridge-headed ones took over! Yes! It makes perfect sense!

    ...At least until Kor, Kang, and Koloth show up on DS9 15 years later...
     
  18. Unionized Elf

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    Debatable. In Trek circles you'd probably find equal fans of both characters, though Worf has probably had more exposure than Sulu. Though the General Public's awareness of the characters is probably the same, who probably think of them as "the Asian dude on the original Star Trek" or "the big alien dude in Star Trek's next generation." However, to the General Public, George Takei is probably more well known and higher profile than Michael Dorn.
     
  19. Stevil2001

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    Judging by my facebook feed, George Takei is the most popular man in America. (Him and the guy who writes Upworthy headlines.)
     
  20. Greg Cox

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    True story: an editor once asked me, rather sheepishly, if I would be interested in novelizing a movie that completely contradicted one of my own earlier books in the series.

    My only question: "What's the deadline?"