Sci-Pulse reporting that Michael Dorn is doing a guest appearance on Discovery

Could this be true? if it is this could be an excellent cameo!

***UPDATED Tuesday 11/04/2017…..

Nope, Michael Dorn is not set to appear on “Star Trek: Discovery,” but there were discussions about it….

On Sunday April 9th, 2017, Star Trek Alumni and veteran actor Michael Dorn, who is perhaps best known for having played Trek’s first Klingon Federation Officer, Lt. Commander Worf, in Star Trek The Next Generation, sat down for an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” type-format with host Jim Helsinger, who is the Artistic Director for Florida’s Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Dorn is currently playing the lead of Antony in Shakespeare’sAntony and Cleopatra” at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater from March 29 through April 30, 2017. The event was billed as an “Evening with Michal Dorn” in which the actor talked in a very personal and relaxed setting to a full house of about 150 guests, with Orlando Shakes Jim Helsinger asking the well known thespian about his life, Star Trek, flying, his likes and dislikes, along with a host of other interesting topics.

Toward the end of the event, the floor was opened to questions from the audience, with perhaps half of the questions centering around Star Trek, while the other questions further explored the personal side of Dorn’s very interesting and notable career. Chief among the Star Trek related questions however was one which touched upon Dorn’s recent attempts at producing a Star Trek show in which his well known character, Worf, would in fact be the captain of his own ship. While Dorn’s attempts to get this show up and running have to date been uneventful, Dorn did say that Trek fans would in fact get to see him appear as a guest star in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery, as a Klingon ancestor of Lt. Commander Worf, saying, “. . . the first episodes of the new series center around the Klingons.”

Dorn indicated that the producers from Star Trek: Discovery approached him about a year ago to see if the actor would be interested in guest starring as a descendant of Worf in the new series, which Dorn admitted he thought was a fun idea, which he hopes the fans will enjoy, with the many Trek fans in the audience erupting in gleeful cheers and applause.

As a side note, Dorn also indicated that he was however only paid .065 percent for his work on the show, of what he was earning when he left Star Trek, to which the crowd likewise responded with a unified, reassuring and somewhat humorous, “Aaaaawwww . . .” for the seemingly underpaid Trek actor.

Production on the Discovery began January 24th of this year and is slated to last approximately eight months…...

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Discovery is a Bigger & Grittier Take on the Series

Discovery will be a series of firsts. It is the first series in the franchise where the main character is not the captain, it is the first officer. Lt. Commander Michael Burnham and being played by Sonequa Martian-Green. And as the actor recently revealed, it will also aim to have a grittier take on the long-running franchise.

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Recently, Martian-Green spoke to TVLine about the series, and what audiences should expect:

“This iteration of Star Trek is going to have a different take than the others in the Star Trek canon. It’s going to be bigger, rawer and grittier… and the story’s going to build on itself. It’s going to be a tremendous journey.”

Since Star Trek has always been through the eyes of the captain, to be coming from [his second-in-command’s] mindset is going to be refreshing and challenging in ways that are very thrilling.”

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Typically, because Star Trek is meant to be an ideal future, there is a hopeful tone to the various shows and films. Not that they haven’t turned dark at times. Main characters have been killed off in both the series and films. And sometimes the show has faced darker stories which have included the destruction of entire cultures.

In spite of the promised “grittier” storyline, Star Trek: Discovery still shows a progressive future, much as many of its predecessors have. Martin-Green is the first female African-American lead in a Star Trek series

Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson has also joined the cast of Discovery as Harry Mudd.

Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced on Star Trek: The Original Series, is back!

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Discovery is pleased to officially welcome Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham.

After months of silence on the matter, the CBS All-Access series announced on Monday that The Walking Dead actress Sonequa Martin-Green will play First Officer Michael Burnham.

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A First Officer is the second in command on a starship, just below the captain. Martin-Green’s character was originally described by executive producer Bryan Fuller as a lieutenant commander, but in the Trek-verse that rank can also be the ship’s First Officer (so perhaps she’s both). Star Trek: Discovery marks the first time the lead character in a Trek series hasn’t been a ship’s captain, which Fuller noted gives the series a chance to tell a different kind of story.

Some sites have previously assumed her character’s name was “Rainsford,” which was a codename put out by the production.

Although the arc of the new series remains shrouded in secrecy, Martin-Green — who’s been shooting “for a little while now” — is able to at least give a vague sense of what Trekkers can expect. “This iteration of Star Trek is going to have a different take than the others in the Star Trek canon,” she says. “It’s going to be bigger, rawer and grittier… and the story’s going to build on itself. It’s going to be a tremendous journey.”

As we already know, it’s also going to be a story told for the first time from the perspective of someone other than the captain — Martin-Green’s First Officer. “Since Star Trek has always been through the eyes of the captain,” she suggests, “to be coming from [his second-in-command’s] mindset is going to be refreshing and challenging in ways that are very thrilling.”

Wendy Crewson joins Discovery as Starfleet Admiral

We’re getting word that local actor, Wendy Crewson, has been cast in Discovery to play a Starfleet Admiral.  We’re unsure of her character’s name, her species, or how many episodes she will be in, but this is certainly an interesting casting.

Crewson is a Canadian actor with an extensive list of credits to her name.  Some scifi fans may have seen her in the hit series Ascension.  Crewson’s awards include Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance and multiple Gemini awards for Best Performance.

Rainn Wilson is to play legendary character Harry Mudd in Discovery

Breaking News — Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson has joined the cast of Discovery as Harry Mudd.

Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced on Star Trek: The Original Series, is back!

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Wilson is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on The Office. His other television, film and stage credits include Galaxy Quest, House of 1000 Corpses, Six Feet Under, Juno, Titus Andronicus and the Broadway production of The Tempest (with Patrick Stewart). He’s also written two books, SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions and The Bassoon King.

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more Starship rumor’s flying around…

There’s a chance the USS Discovery will be a Franklin-ship when Captain Lorca takes command of the Starfleet vessel, possibly solving the ever-growing mystery of two captains and crews on Discovery.

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The USS Shenzhou and the USS Discovery are actually the same ship, the idea is that the Shenzhou would appear in the first episode but undergo some unknown, major duress, leaving it unfit for flight. The ship would be repaired and renamed the Discovery after the aforementioned mysterious duress, and the title of Captain would shift from Michelle Yeoh’s Captain Georgiou to Jason Isaacs’s Captain Lorca.

But then the question becomes: What happens to the crew of the Shenzhou? It’s a hell of a way to go if they all die in the first episode of the highly anticipated series. And that seems doubtful, considering how big of a deal the casting announcements of Shenzhou crew members have been.

Of course this is just another rumour but the story line does sound very dramatic.