Michael Dorn Rules Out ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Appearance

Michael Dorn Actor Michael Dorn played the fan-favorite character Lieutenant Worf on Stark Trek: The Next Generation and Stark Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1987 – 1999. He also returned to play an ancestor of the character in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Recent rumors abounded that Dorn would return in a similar capacity for the upcoming CBS All Access show Star Trek: Discovery. But TrekMovie.com reports that these rumors are false. Theater critic Matt Palm issued a statement to TrekMovie today, acknowledging discussions with Dorn had been held, but the actor had decided against returning due to a flimsy offer.

“I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that Mr. Dorn did not say he was going to be on the new Star Trek show. In fact, he went to great lengths explaining why he would not be on the new show – that there had been interest expressed, but he was not offered enough money.  He said they had offered him less than 1 percent of what he made in his last contract as Worf.”

Mr. Palm makes reference to an event held with Dorn on Sunday, “An Evening with Michael Dorn” at the Orlando Palace Theater in Florida. Dorn commented on the Lt. Worf rumor at the event, explaining about the disappointing offer. This story was then picked up by another outlet and taken out of context, leading to mistaken reports about his return.

Though Michael Dorn will definitely NOT be appearing in Star Trek: Discovery, you can still look forward to a star-studded cast that includes Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter franchise), Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Anthony Rapp (A Beautiful Mind). Star Trek: Discovery premieres later this year on CBS and the brand new CBS All-Access streaming platform.

Source: TrekMovie (via CBR)

10 Saturday Morning Cartoons That Could Make Successful Movies

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If the Smurfs or Transformers movies have taught us anything, old Saturday morning cartoons are the new grade-A meat for the movie studios. Cartoons can be turned into animated movies, just look at the success of the Spongebob Squarepants movies, but they can also make successful live-action adaptations. Well, with Power Rangers coming out soon, an idea so silly it might as well have been a Saturday morning cartoon it’s time for studio execs to take a look at some of these hidden classics. There’s clearly a lot of money to be made adapting beloved children franchises.

I want to point out a key word to all of you guys in case you get mad at my list. I don’t necessarily know if all of these cartoons could make good movies, but I’m pretty sure they could turn a profit and be considered successful. Some of these can be enjoyable and they’re ones you might not necessarily expectIf I forgot about your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, head to the comment section and let me know!

Hit Next to find out more about 10 cartoons that could translate to box-office gold.

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Aaron Berke

Aaron Berke

Writer for geeky websites. Maker of short films with self-explanatory titles, like "Hats" and "The Note." Anxiously waiting to be mentored by Joss Whedon.