Ron Moore

Writer, Producer
Combining a life-long fascination with "Star Trek" with a passion and talent for the written word, writer and producer Ronald D. Moore became one of the most prolific and acclaimed practitioners of science fiction on ... Read more »
Born: 07/05/1964 in Chowchilla, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (14)

Helix 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Outlander 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battlestar Galactica 1992 - 1999, 2001 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Caprica 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Carnivàle 1992 - 1993, 2001 - 2004, 2006 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Roswell 1992 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Battlestar Galactica: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Virtuality 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Touching Evil (USA) 2004 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 - 1994 (TV Show)

Producer

Battlestar Galactica: Razor (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (7)

Star Trek: Voyager 1992 - 2010 (Tv Show)

From Story

GvsE 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Writer

Mission: Impossible 2 2000 (Movie)

(From Story)

Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)

(From Story)

Star Trek: Generations 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Trek: Generations 1994 (Movie)

(From Story)
Actor (6)

Portlandia 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Battlestar Galactica: Revealed 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Robot Chicken 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Combining a life-long fascination with "Star Trek" with a passion and talent for the written word, writer and producer Ronald D. Moore became one of the most prolific and acclaimed practitioners of science fiction on television in the 1990s. After sneaking a script to Gene Roddenberry while touring the sets for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Syndicated, 1987-1994), Moore launched a writing career that allowed him engage the characters and themes he grew up with. He spent several years on "The Next Generation," before moving on to the darker, more ambitious "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (Syndicated, 1992-99). He joined the team on "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1994-2001), only to leave a month later after meeting resistance to the concerns he had regarding the show's direction. His disenchantment led to a break with the "Star Trek" universe, which in hindsight, proved fortuitous - in 2003, he reshaped an old sci-fi favorite, "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi Channel, 2004- ), turning a hokey show from 1978-79 into a dark allegory on war and terrorism, underscoring the consequences of a devastating attack on a secular democracy by fanatics. Thanks to exceptional writing and strong production values, Moore proved himself to be an auteur in a genre usually considered to be the laughingstock of entertainment.

EDUCATION

Chowchilla High School

Chowchilla , California
Played quarterback on the football team; also participated in writing and drama

Cornell University

Ithaca , New York
Attended on a Navy R.O.T.C. scholarship; in his senior year, however, Moore lost interest in a political career and failed out of school

Milestones

2004

Produced and wrote several episodes of the episodic series, "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci-Fi)

2003

Produced and wrote, "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci-Fi) a three-hour miniseries remake of the 70s ABC series; was the highest-rated miniseries on cable that year

2003

Co-executive produced the HBO drama "Carnivàle" (HBO) set in a 1930s-era traveling carnival

2000

With Braga, received a story credit for "Mission: Impossible 2"; later re-written by Robert Towne

2000

Executive produced (also a writer) the sci-fi series, "Roswell" (UPN/WB)

1999

Joined the writing staff of "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN); quit after only a month citing problems with long time writing partner Braga

1996

With Braga, scripted "Star Trek: First Contact"

1994

Joined the production staff of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (Syndication) for its third season as a supervising producer; promoted to a co-executive producer for the final two years

1994

With Brannon Braga, wrote the screenplay for the Next Generation crew's first big screen appearance, "Star Trek Generations"

1989

Hired onto the writing staff of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Syndication) as a script editor; later was promoted to co-producer, then producer for the series' final year (1994)

1988

Passed a script to one of Gene Roddenberry's assistants, while on tour of the Star Trek: The Next Generation set

Will produce a spin-off of "Battlestar Galactica," which will be set 50 years before the events of the series, titled "Caprica"

After leaving school, moved to Los Angeles to become a writer

Bonus Trivia

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While touring the set of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (syndicated) in 1988, struggling writer Ronald D. Moore – creator of "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci-Fi Channel, 2004- ) – managed to slip a script to one of Gene Roddenberry’s assistants, who in turn, passed it up the chain to executive producer, Michael Piller. The impressive script not only became the third season episode, "The Bonding," but helped Moore land a spot on staff as a script editor.

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