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How Michael Dorn Saved Worf From Star Trek's Writers

The world changed a lot in the 20 years that "Star Trek" was off-air. The Cold War was all but over when "The Next Generation" began airing in 1987, so it made sense to reimagine the Klingons. Enter Worf, a Klingon lieutenant. But this addition took some doing (originally it was rejected wholesale by series creator Gene Roddenberry). This trend would keep up throughout all of Worf’s appearances, with writers constantly sabotaging the character. Luckily, Michael Dorn was there to save him.

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    Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry Originally Had No Interest In Worf

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