Daniel Davis jokingly says he wants to see a Star Trek: Moriarty show.
Daniel Davis exploded onto screens thanks to his role as Moriarty on the classic television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. He only appeared in two episodes of the Next Generation, appearing in season two’s “Elementary, Dear Data” and season six’s “Ship in a Bottle”.
The episode entitled “Elementary, Dear Data” was so beloved by fans, that Super7 created a line of Star Trek action figures, that feature Jean-Luc Picard, Data, Geordi La Forge, and Worf in clothing from the era.
As our own Mike Poteet pointed out, these figures are based on classic Sherlock Holmes characters;
"Data dressed as Sherlock Holme, Geordi La Forge dressed as Dr. Watson, and Captain Picard and Worf dressed in Victorian garb."
So to say that Davis’ turn as Moriarty was well-received would be an understatement. It’s part of the reason why he was brought back for Star Trek: Picard was to capitalize on his popularity with the fandom. He returned in the sixth episode of the show’s third and final season, “The Bounty”, but any further appearances are unknown yet.
Daniel Davis wants to see a Star Trek: Moriarity show
Daily Star Trek’s T. Rick Jones spoke with Davis on his return to the franchise and asked him all sorts of things. One of the revelations that came out of the interview centered around Davis hoping to return to Star Trek once again, saying he had his “fingers crossed” about a return.
But a one-off return isn’t all Daivs wants, as he jokingly (or perhaps not so much) said he’d like to have his own show.
"DSTN: I take it that means you’d be willing to play the role again?DD: Oh, in a heartbeat. I want Moriarty to have his own series. Star Trek: Moriarty."
At 77, with such a limited character and an unclear future for the Trek series, that doesn’t seem likely by any means, but it is fun to wonder what a Davis-led show would look like.