3 other Star Trek characters who could have been in Voyager

The cast of "Star Trek Voyager," in its 6th year. CBS Photo Archive
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BALTIMORE, MD – NOVEMBER 11: Michael Dorn speaks onstage at Spotlight: Star Trek’s Michael Dorn during day 3 of AlienCon Baltimore 2018 at Baltimore Convention Center on November 11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HISTORY) /


This one is another TrekCulture claim, so do with it as you will. As TrekCulture claims, Michael Dorn was offered a spot on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine or Voyager, depending on which one interested him more. Apparently, the actor turned down Voyager and went to work at the station.

A subtle reference to this may exist in a line of dialogue for the Voyager episode “Death Wish”, where a member of the Q Continuum seeks asylum on Voyage. This of course brings John de Lancie’s Q to Voyager in pursuit of his Continuum brethren. According to Memory Alpha, in the first draft of the issue, de Lancie’s Q was to make mention of Worf being the first candidate to be promoted to command the Voyager, before going on to say;

"Oh that’s right, they sent him to try to fix that dreary space station, didn’t they…"

It remains to be seen if Worf was ever actually a candidate for Voyager, as the show was always going to be helmed by a woman, so it wouldn’t have made sense to have Worf be the commanding officer of the ship.

After all, one of the first names recommended for the show was Terminator franchise icon, Linda Hamilton. That fell apart and after another woman sat in the seat, the role of Kathryn Janeway went to Kate Mulgrew.

It would’ve been interesting though to see how Voyager would’ve been different with Worf, Ro Laren, and Nicholas Locarno; all being commanded by Hamilton’s Janeway.

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