Last we heard of Star Trek: The Next Generation star Michael Dorn, he was looking for his shot to make a low-budget film chronicling the further adventures of Worf. Well, what he wound up doing is definitely not a Worf flick, but there is a big Star Trek connection.
Instead of a Trek movie starring his character (which, we guess, he couldn't get off the ground just yet), Dorn has turned his energy to a romantic comedy with a cast that includes a number of fellow Trek stars, and he wants you to help fund it.
Titled Through the Fire, the romantic comedy launched a page on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter Monday, and will continue to seek funds until it reaches its Oct. 5 deadline. Dorn, who co-wrote the flick and will direct, is hoping for funding of $750,000 to get it made. Here's the synopsis:
"Through The Fire is a romantic comedy about a couple of dazzling New York urbanites who are set-up on the worst blind date ever, only to find out they have more in common than they realize. Despite their professional differences (she is an acclaimed Broadway actress and he is the theater critic who gave her a horrible review) they cannot get each other out of their minds. Through The Fire shows what happens in the ultimate battle between the head and the heart."
Among Dorn's co-stars for the film is his The Next Generation castmate Marina Sirtis, along with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actors Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor and Kitty Swink. According to Dorn, the film came about in part because he believes the fans he meets regularly at conventions are interested in far more than his science fiction work.
"We also want to show the the people who run Hollywood that 'sci-fi' fans are not only interested in science fiction, but are multidimensional and a force to be reckoned with," he said.
If you'd like to chip in for Through the Fire, you can donate as little as $1 or as much as $10,000, and for $10 you're guaranteed a digital copy of the flick when it's done (which, according to the page, should be by December). Check out Dorn's Kickstarter introduction video right here:
What do you think? Will you be lending Dorn a hand with this project?