Klingon Rodek actor Tony Todd joins Star Trek Online cast

Another iconic Star Trek character — and the actor who portrayed him — will be joining Star Trek Online’s ever-growing ensemble cast, Cryptic and PWE announced today. Actor Tony Todd performed as Klingon Commander Kurn aka Rodek in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine in a character arc bound up with Worf’s.

“Rodek’s facial appearance changes slightly between his appearances,” PWE explains. “The Kurn we saw in TNG was often aggressive and reckless. The one we see in DS9 exhibits a more seasoned, if not more pessimistic attitude on life. When Kurn’s identity is changed to Rodek, the individual aspects of his appearance alter in a more subtle way – but together they form a much different looking character. The folds in his forehead are different; he loses the hair on his chin; the shape of his eyebrows change; and most of all, his outward demeanor is not as dark as it was once was – though some may wonder if he remembers anything at all of his painful past.”

Some may wonder indeed.