Profile: Ronald D. Moore

23 April 2023
Ronald D. Moore is a highly respected American television writer and producer who has made significant contributions to the science fiction genre. Born on July 5, 1964, in Chowchilla, California, Moore grew up in a military family, which meant he moved frequently, living in several countries across the world. This early exposure to different cultures played a significant role in shaping his storytelling abilities, and his love for science fiction started early on.

Moore's career began in the 1980s, writing for Star Trek: The Next Generation.

He quickly proved himself to be a talented writer, earning several credits for some of the show's most memorable episodes, such as "The Bonding" and "The Defector." Moore's work was marked by its thoughtfulness, its attention to detail, and its ability to tackle difficult themes.

Moore's talent did not go unnoticed, and he soon began writing for other popular science fiction franchises, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Moore's work on these shows continued to impress, and he was eventually given the opportunity to create his own show. This show was called Battlestar Galactica, and it would prove to be one of the most significant contributions to the science fiction genre in recent history.

Battlestar Galactica was a complete reimagining of the original 1978 series of the same name.

ronald d moore battle star galactica
Ronald D. Moore 

The show was darker, grittier, and more realistic than its predecessor, and it quickly became a fan favorite. Moore's work on the show was marked by its intense character development, its philosophical exploration of humanity (such as the Cylon's belief in god), and its willingness to take risks. Battlestar Galactica ran for four seasons and was widely praised for its quality and its influence on the genre.

Moore's career has continued to flourish since Battlestar Galactica. He has worked on several other popular shows, including Outlander and Electric Dreams. In 2019, he signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television to create and produce original programming for the studio.

Some interesting trivia about Moore includes that he played a Klingon in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, he has a degree in Political Science, and he was a member of the band, "The Towheads," while in college.

Overall, Ronald D. Moore has established himself as one of the most talented and influential science fiction writers of his generation. His work on shows like Battlestar Galactica has left a lasting impact on the genre, and his willingness to tackle difficult themes and take risks has earned him the respect of his peers and fans alike.

Moore is currently focussing his creative efforts on For All Mankind for Apple.

Key credits for Moore:

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) - Writer and Producer
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999) - Writer and Supervising Producer
  • Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001) - Writer and Executive Producer
  • Roswell (1999-2002) - Executive Producer and Writer
  • Carnivàle (2003-2005) - Consulting Producer and Writer
  • Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009) - Developer, Executive Producer, and Writer
  • Caprica (2009-2010) - Developer, Executive Producer, and Writer
  • Virtuality (2009) - Developer and Executive Producer
  • Helix (2014-2015) - Executive Producer
  • Outlander (2014-Present) - Developer, Executive Producer, and Writer
  • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (2017) - Executive Producer and Writer


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