See Star Trek’s Worf Reunite With The Franchise’s Best Captain

By Michileen Martin | Published

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While Michael Dorn and Patrick Stewart have certainly crossed paths plenty of times over the years, Star Trek’s Worf and Jean-Luc Picard haven’t been seen together since the much maligned 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis. The pair are about to reunite along with the rest of The Next Generation senior crew in the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard, and now you can see the moment the Klingon and his old captain reunite. Paramount+ gave TVLine the first look at the scene in which a white-haired Worf once again comes face-to-face with Jean-Luc Picard.

On the surface the image doesn’t reveal much, but it’s tough to not notice that Worf doesn’t look particularly happy to see his old captain in the Star Trek: Picard preview. What we could be seeing is just some signature Worf stoicism, but it isn’t as if the character hasn’t betrayed the occasional smile before; and a reunion with a beloved and respected commanding office would seem to warrant one. If nothing else, it makes you wonder what’s happened between these two since the events of Nemesis.

Worf has no doubt changed since we saw him in the final non-Kelvin-Timeline Star Trek film. In the most recent trailer for the final season of Picard, in fact, the Klingon shocked fans and other characters when he said in the trailer, “You should know that I now prefer pacifism to combat.” Though Worf has always been more prone to attempting to work things out peacefully than your average Klingon, to hear the word “pacifism” come out of his mouth is a little shocking.

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Michael Dorn as Worf in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

There are quite a few questions fans are no doubt hoping Star Trek: Picard‘s final season will answer about Worf. We last saw him canonically in Nemesis, but before that he had starred in the final 4 seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. We’ve heard little of the fates of the DS9 characters since the end of the series, and fans may be hungry for news from Worf.

With the exception a brief return back to the station in a recent episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks–which, unlike Picard, is set only a few years after Nemesis–there’s been almost no word from most of the characters from Deep Space Nine. Whether it comes from Worf’s mouth or not, according to showrunner Terry Matalas, the story of Star Trek: Picard will in part continue storylines from both DS9 and Star Trek: Voyager.

It could very well be that Star Trek: Picard will find Worf still working as the Federation’s ambassador to the Klingon Empire. It’s a position given to him by his friend and comrade Martok (J.G. Hertzler) in the series finale of Deep Space Nine.

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