Star Trek Actor Rallies Trekkies to Send Mini-Muffins to CBS to Revive TV Show

Monday, 29 June 2015 - 2:49PM
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Monday, 29 June 2015 - 2:49PM
Star Trek Actor Rallies Trekkies to Send Mini-Muffins to CBS to Revive TV Show
Rumors of a rebooted Star Trek television series have been swirling around for months now, but various licensing and financing issues have reportedly held up development. Michael Dorn, who played the Klingon Worf on the original series, has been vocal about his desire to return to the franchise, and now he's advocating for fans to convince CBS to bring the show back by sending a million mini-muffins. No, seriously.

In his AMA on Reddit this past weekend, Dorn assured fans that the new TV series was in development, and is moving along at CBS "slowly but surely":

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"The script is done. We've talked to CBS / Paramount, and they haven't said no. So that's a victory in itself. I think it would spoil it to share now. But don't worry, they will be out very soon."
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But even with this progress, Dorn claims that CBS still needs some convincing, so he provided a link right at the top of his AMA to his mini-muffin ordering page, and encouraged Trekkies to send mini-muffins to CBS as a show of support.

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"CBS / Paramount needs to know they can make a pile of money with the series. And that is part of the reason for the mini-muffins, and the online and social media platforms that are abuzz with the show, is to let them see there is a groundswell of activity, specifically designed to bring Worf back to television. So please get involved with our campaign. Every little bit helps. The hashtag is #wewantworf
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Incidentally, a fan responded to this post with, "Klingon inspired mini muffins. Trying to wrap my head around that. Do they have nails in them?" and Worf awesomely replied, "Yes, they do. Rusty nails."

If the series goes forward, Worf claims that it will focus heavily on his fan favorite character, and will possibly even be subtitled The Worf Chronicles. He went so far as to explain when the series would take place, which seems to indicate that these negotiations are really happening:

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"In the timeline, it would be after Deep Space Nine. We don't want to put a particular date or time on it, but it would take place after Deep Space Nine. And there's always going to be room for the Star Trek veterans to make an appearance. Plus if I don't bring them into the show, they will kill me."
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Via Today.
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