Talk:Michael Dorn

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Undated & unsigned comment[edit]

The Taurus Bulba article says he is voiced by Tim Curry. Anyone explain the contradiction?

Hauntings Across America[edit]

Just saw this show on CBS and Michael Dorn Narrated, should this be noted? HordeFTL (talk) 22:01, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

personal life[edit]

Dated Terry Farrel from Deepspace 9.

Should be mentioned. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.243.228.109 (talk) 21:03, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


Charles Conrad?[edit]

"so he introduced Michael to an agent who then hooked him up with Charles Conrad to study acting for six months."

Who is this? IMDB didn't give anything obvious, and I don't think this reference is refering to the former astronaut. -- Kaszeta 16:15, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The Charles Conrad being referenced is apparently an acting coach. Terri Garr was one of his students. I see a lot of online references to him and his studio, but no links to anything useful. This is the best I could find: [1] Al 00:06, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
Don't link randomly to an article with the same title if the linked article is irrelevant. You're not doing anyone any favors. Canonblack 15:36, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

The first thing you see when you enter this article is Worf's picutre. then, if you scroll down a bit, you see a picture of Michael Dorn, Without the Worf makeup. should'nt that be the other way around? -- Captain Proton, 28 aug 2005

The first no-makeup image was not public domain, but there is a public domain one in the german article. I don't know how to get it into the english WP. Maybe someone else could do that. -- Imladros 09:39, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
That picture makes him look like Sling Blade! "Got me a bat'leth, mm hm!" --M.Neko 05:59, 3 August 2007 (UTC)


height[edit]

How tall is Michael Dorn? I only ask out of curiosity

I don't have a source for it, but I've met Mr. Dorn (briefly) at a convention. I'm 6'5" and Dorn is slightly shorter than me; I'd estimate around 6'2". 72.0.15.8 (talk) 13:47, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Mentioned on Colbert Report[edit]

Feb 07 2008 - black chinese new year history month minute - Is he Chinese American? Should be be honored? link to video on comedy central website? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Seifried (talkcontribs) 10:07, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

It wasn't him, it was the character Worf who was mentioned. --81.158.148.64 (talk) 17:17, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

number of Star Trek movies[edit]

It says he has been in 5 movies as Worf, and additionally mentions his role as Colonel Worf in STVI. Isn't it only 4 TNG movies + STVI? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Appleshampooid (talkcontribs) 20:38, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

I would add that he appeared in 101 episoded of DS9 - so I will make that change. This is based of the Movie web site IDb. CaptKpsja (talk) 14:57, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Race[edit]

If Dorn African-American?

Filmography[edit]

Shouldn'tthere be one, of eveyr show and movie he's been in and iwll be in? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.165.163.105 (talk) 01:08, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Heroes - I believe he also played the president in the last episode of season two, the end 'preview' of the next chapter whilst in the limo with Nathan. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.79.3.250 (talk) 13:30, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

It's already in there. ~QuasiAbstract {talk/contrib} 15:19, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

he also voiced Kalibek in Justice League Unlimited —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.43.65.75 (talk) 18:12, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Adventures From The Book Of Virtues - this is a TV series in which he was in one episode, but it's listed here as a film? All other info in the line is correct though. Don't know how to change it myself. 80.2.73.85 (talk) 09:24, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

I made the change for you. Beyond My Ken (talk) 18:25, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Er, I think he also appeared in a certain number of Star Trek TNG episodes? Maybe one or two DS9 as well? Shouldn't this be listed in his TV appearances? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.89.104.2 (talk) 23:41, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Lazy eye?[edit]

In the latest episode of Heroes (An Invisible Thread), it looks like Dorn's eyes are looking in different directions when he is looking at Sylar in the limo. Does anyone know if he has been diagnosed as having a lazy eye? – PeeJay 15:25, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

yet another star trek fix[edit]

It says that it was never mentioned on screen that Col Worf is Lt Worf's grandfather. I may be wrong, but I have been backed up by someone else, I recall Worf and Dax discussing how his grandfather helped kirk. It's also mentioned throughout ST:TNG that his grandfather's name is Worf, and mentions some accomplishments the elder had.

So no there was no "Col Worf is my grandfather and he was the defense attorney for Kirk...", just the single DS9 refernce does say it.

I won't be editing the wiki to reflect this, as I don't feel like finding the episode or anything to back it up - but I welcome others to :D ~AeSix 72.77.197.173 (talk) 05:40, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

It's a trap straight to DVD?[edit]

In this article "It's a Trap!" is incorrectly listed as a straight-to-DVD film. It should be listed as a TV episode. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.121.128.194 (talk) 21:59, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that. Turns out there was a whole batch of TV items in the wrong table as well. MarnetteD | Talk 22:38, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Other Work - Webster[edit]

The article says that Michael Dorn appeared "as Worf" on the show Webster. I am skeptical of this because Webster wasn't a sci-fi show, so I have a hard time understanding why a Klingon appeared on the show, but I didn't watch Webster much so I don't know for sure. Can anyone confirm or deny that Michael Dorn did indeed appear on Webster as the character Worf? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.145.51.154 (talk) 18:02, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Voice of Prometheus on Arrow[edit]

A source has been provided for Dorn being the voice of Prometheus on Arrow, but it reads like an opinion piece, with no third party confirmation. Just wanted a consensus that this edit should be reverted. AutumnKing (talk) 19:42, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

I thought the same thing when I saw it Autumnking2012. The whole article is fan speculation which is fine as it is but IMO it isn't a WP:RS for use in this article. While it is possible that they are right I always keep in mind things like this Talk:James Earl Jones#Voice acting occupation. I would be okay with removal until/when a better source is found. MarnetteD|Talk 20:39, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
I agree. I'd note that there's so much garbage code on that site that it took me about five tries to actually get to the "About" link, never mind read it. When I did read it, it didn't exactly inspire confidence. Reverting presently. RivertorchFIREWATER 21:46, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
Collider.com is a very reliable third party source in terms of sourcing. How the info is noted in the article is not opinion, though the premise of the article somewhat is. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 02:45, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
The question is where did they get the item about Dorn from. I can't find any other verifiable info that he is doing voice work for this. As it states at WP:NEWSBLOG "use them with caution because the blog may not be subject to the news organization's normal fact-checking process" and nowhere in that article do they state where they got their info from. As I gave in my example above people can be wrong when they guess who is performing voice work. IMO we need more than just this source before it is restored to the article. MarnetteD|Talk 02:54, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
I didn't quite finish my thought - if you can find another source that would help to resolve any questions. I know that actors do uncredited work but there is usually some acknowledgement somewhere of their involvement in a given project. MarnetteD|Talk 03:00, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Collider.com conducted a poll for who the voice was and people chose Michael Dorn, the problem with the citation is pretty obvious to me. However looking at his first two film roles down as uncredited without citation also. I guess if you actually see the actor in the movie that's different, even still, can we not run a consensus here to include it or not?? Govvy (talk) 11:38, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
We could, but it would be a waste of time. WP:RS is perhaps the best-respected guideline we've got, and for good reason. In the unlikely event that local consensus was at odds with the long-term, community-wide consensus, guess which one would prevail? RivertorchFIREWATER 13:51, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the info Govvy. A poll about who is voicing the role is clearly not a RS, since all involved are guessing. Until a verifiable source can be found the item does not belong in the article. MarnetteD|Talk 16:54, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

semi protect?[edit]

Ppl keep adding a credit without citation for the voice, should we not semi-protect the article for a few months? Govvy (talk) 16:45, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Page protection is not meant to be pre-emptive. Mlpearc Phone (open channel) 16:48, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
umm, have you seen the type of edits going back the last 3 months on Dorn's article? It's just back and forth adding the credit and reverting! Govvy (talk) 16:52, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes I have, and that changes nothing about protection guidelines. Mlpearc Phone (open channel) 16:57, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
@Govvy: I know how frustrating this can be. From experience it is highly unlikely that the page would be protected and even if it was it would be for a short period and this editing would, no doubt, resume. Those of us who have the page on out watchlist will just keep reverting - and who knows maybe a source will be found one day. BTW the reverts can scratch the itch that is editcountitis :-) Hang in there and cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 17:05, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure I'd call it preemptive to protect the article at this point; the problem edits are numerous and ongoing. It would be well within standard practice to request semi now, and I rather suspect it would be granted—but I don't think it has quite risen to the level of needing that just yet. My suggestion would be to wait a few more days and see how it goes. In the meantime, if we're concerned with following the letter of policy to the nth degree, we'd better all watch out for 3RR if the disruption does become more frequent. RivertorchFIREWATER 22:55, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

citations[edit]

I see there are two citations on the credit for Arrow now, but I've often considered TV.com an unreliable source, should we be using that second citation on the credit? Govvy (talk) 11:13, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Is the EP's tumblr blog considered a reliable source? Because it is the only place I have seen anyone associated with the show actually acknowledge that Dorn was the voice actor for Prometheus. Link: https://marcguggenheim.tumblr.com/search/michael%20dorn. If so, is there a template for citing tumblr? Or just Template:Cite web? AutumnKing (talk) 12:25, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
I don't know about that one, I have gone and removed the TV.com source. Govvy (talk) 13:51, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Had a look through the guidelines, and have added as per WP:SOCIALMEDIA, as it is a more direct confirmation than the IGN article. AutumnKing (talk) 14:06, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
If there is only one questionable source supporting a bit of information, then the likelihood is that said information is not noteworthy. There's no rush here; when other sources start talking about it, then we can put it in. RivertorchFIREWATER 16:01, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Vegan bit[edit]

A user changed the little bit in personal life to Dorn practices veganism. From Dorn is a vegan. Is it me or does it not role right when I say it? I preferred how it was before it was changed. And how important is that to the article, it seems very trivial to me. Govvy (talk) 18:56, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

You are correct about the wording so I have changed it back. I don't know how important it is but the source seems okay. MarnetteD|Talk 19:02, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
LOL, you changed it to Dorn is a veganism! That just sounds weird now! heh, I am going to take a shower! Govvy (talk) 19:06, 23 March 2017 (UTC)