Worf, the lone Klingon is Star Fleet, almost suffered from Gene Roddenberry’s insistence that “no old races”  -  that is, alien races that appeared in the original series  -  be featured at first in order to distinguish TNG from its    predecessor. Bob Justman was among those lobbying for a “Klingon Marine,” a concept the Great Bird finally agreed would show in the most obvious way the differences     between this generation and the last  -  détente and even alliances with the Klingon Empire.

Still, Worf is absent throughout the evolving first-season bible and , though the character was written into the April 13 final draft scrip for “Encounter at Farpoint,” he is not present in the initial cast portrait taken on the Planet hell set on June 1, 1987.

The first published word of his existence appeared in the David Gerrold   column in the July 6 issue of Starlog, one month before the series debut.


Biography for Michael Dorn

Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)

· Owns and operates an old Air Force T-33 trainer jet, one of the first jet aircraft in the US inventory; it's often referred to as his "starship."

· Is an accomplished pilot and the owner of several aircraft. He has flown with the Blue Angels and the USAF Precision Flight team.

· Provides the voice of the Captain on the icebox.com series, "Starship Regulars".

· Owns and flies an old F-86 Sabre jet that he acquired from the South African Air Force. He flies out of Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, CA

· Has appeared on-screen in more Star Trek episodes & movies as the same character, than anyone. (The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine Seasons 4-7, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, & Nemesis)

· Is one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek (up to and including Star Trek VI:The Undiscovered Country) and then in two of the spin-offs.

· Is the only person to be a regular on two different 'Star Trek' series.