Ronald D. Moore

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  • (discussing Ronald Moore's first time as a director, for an episode of Battlestar Galactica filmed in March 2008) Katee Sackhoff: I've gotta say, he's the first director I've ever worked with that, after every take, he says, 'Thank you.' I think that what the crew does, what the actor does, can sometimes be overlooked because it's what we're supposed to do. To have someone thank you after every take is very interesting. I've found that after the take, I stood a little taller, I was a little happier and I thought, 'Wow, that does feel really good.' He really is a great director. Granted, I only had one scene with him, but that was one thing that I noticed that I've never had happen before, and it really speaks to his character.

  • (discussing the Sci Fi Channel and Battlestar Galactica) Ronald Moore: They give me quite a bit of leeway. They have opinions and notes. Most of the major battles were fought early on in the first season, but they let me do the show that I wanted to do. I cannot say that they did not let me do the show I wanted to do.

  • (Writer Michael Taylor and Ronald Moore discussing "Battlestar Galactica: Razor") Taylor: But [the actions of those aboard the Pegasus] may have been just as necessary a reaction, as necessary a way of dealing with such horrendous circumstances. To tell the same story even more darkly was naturally very attractive to all of us. Moore: It’s so dark you can’t actually see what’s happening.

  • Ronald D. Moore: When we set out to ‘re-envision’ "Battlestar Galactica" we were told, you don’t pull on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, you don’t unmask that old Lone Ranger, and you don’t cut off Starbuck’s Little Jim.

  • Ronald Moore: To be honest, we've achieved more than I could have hoped for two years ago. I always believed in what we were doing, always believed it was going to work, but if you'd told me in 2003 that in 2005 Time would name the show the number one television show on the air, I wouldn't have believed a word of it. (talking about Battlestar Galactica being named the best show on television by Time Magazine in Dec. 2005)

Trivia (44)

  • Ronald Moore was nominated for a 2007 Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Writing For a Drama Series." The nomination recognized his script for the double-length episode "Occupation/Precipice," the first episode of the third season of Battlestar Galactica.

  • Variety reported in November 2006 that Ronald Moore is writing the script for the Universal Pictures remake of John Carpenter's sci-fi horror movie The Thing (1982). The original movie featured a shapeshifting extraterrestrial creature that menaced researchers at an Antarctic science station. That film was a remake of The Thing From Another World (1951). The inspiration for that movie came from a 1938 short story, "Who Goes There?" by noted sci-fi author John W. Campbell Jr.

  • As of December 2005, he is helping to develop the series Warehouse 13 for the Sci Fi Channel. The show, from writer Brent Mote, follows two government officials who are banished to a storage facility in North Dakota in which every item has a supernatural or fantastical history.

  • He is working on the fantasy series Pen and the Sword for NBC. The show features a young man who works in a building that is a portal to a medieval alternate universe.

  • In December 2005, he signed a two-year development deal with NBC Universal Television Studio to create and develop series, with an emphasis on science-fiction projects.

  • Battlestar Galactica was named the best show on television by Time Magazine in December 2005.

  • He had to create much of the Klingon culture for his scripts on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." When he wrote the script for the episode Sins of the Father, the Klingon homeworld didn't even have a name. He says that he was intrigued by the fact that so little had been created for one of the key cultures in the Star Trek universe.

  • His series, Battlestar Galactica, was named as one of the top 10 television shows of 2005 by the American Film Institute.

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