Ronald D. Moore is one of my favorite science fiction writers of all time.
That might sound like hyperbole, but it isn’t. Moore was one of the creative powerhouses responsible for turning Star Trek: The Next Generation into a cultural phenomenon. His talent (and luck) helped him secure a position on the writing staff of Star Trek: The Next Generation, where he would be an aficionado for several key elements of that show, including the Klingons.
Afterwards, he helped write for Star Trek: The Next Generation spinoff Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (abbreviated as DS9), known for its grand, sweeping narrative and bold risk-taking. According to Moore himself, this risk-taking was 100 percent deliberate, in order for the writing team to make the best possible show they could make:
"Deep Space said, “We’re going to break all the rules, and we’re not going to care… because it’s STAR TREK!” Because it’s Star Trek, you’re being given a gift. Here’s the gift of a multi-year run. Here’s the gift of an audience. Here’s the gift of big market share. Here’s a gift where the network and the studio are basically going to leave you alone. So take it and run with it! Do something gray. Push it. Make a fantastic show.”"
From Star Trek to Battlestar Galactica… to Star Wars?
Of course, Ronald D. Moore is perhaps most well-known for creating and spearheading the 2000s Battlestar Galactica reboot, to critical acclaim. The Guardian described it as “the only award-winning drama that dares tackle the war on terror.” Back in 2011, IGN declared it the best science fiction show of all time.
So imagine how great it would be for Moore to write for Star Wars! Moore has been a Star Wars fan since the release of the original film and even wrote scripts for a live-action Star Wars series (Star Wars: Underworld) that never got off the ground due to budgetary concerns. Though, he has recently stated that he would be fully open to writing for one of the upcoming Star Wars shows.
What do you think? Is now the time for Moore to return to the Star Wars universe? Would you like him to have his own series, or should he work on one of the series currently in development? Let us know in the comments.
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