(written from a Production point of view)
|Birth name:||Ronald Dowl Moore|
|Date of birth:||5 July 1964|
|Place of birth:||Chowchilla, California|
|Awards for Trek:||1 Emmy Award nomination|
2 Hugo Award nominations
1 Saturn Award nomination
|Roles:||Writer, Story Editor, Producer, Movie and DS9 performer|
|Ron Moore in 2002, sans his long hair and beard|
|Moore (l) with 1992 TNG fellow writers (l to r) Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria and Naren Shankar|
- For the visual effects coordinator, please see Ronald B. Moore.
Moore attended Cornell University through the US Navy's Reserve Officer Training Corps program, intending to be commissioned as an officer in the Navy upon graduation, with his ultimate ambition to pilot the F-14 Tomcat. When he was later medically disqualified from flying, that career path was no longer possible.
However, while at Cornell, Moore had enjoyed "writing on the side", as he put it, and joined a number of campus literary societies. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Moore decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a writer. His career was not doing well, but he began dating a woman who worked on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1989, Moore, an avid fan of the original Star Trek, convinced her to take him on a tour of the lot. He had written a script for the show, which the producers liked enough to actually film. It became "The Bonding", and Moore was soon hired as a staff writer.
He remained at that position until the end of the series. He co-wrote 27 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation including the series finale, "All Good Things..." for which he won the Hugo Award for excellence in science fiction writing along with Brannon Braga. Moore and Braga also co-wrote two films featuring the Next Generation cast, Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. As producer of TNG in 1994, Moore shared an Emmy Award nomination when the series was nominated as Outstanding Drama Series that year.
After The Next Generation ended in 1994, Moore joined the writing staff of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a supervising producer, a post which he held from that show's third to fifth seasons. In 1997, he was promoted to co-executive producer. He is credited as writer or co-writer of thirty episodes of DS9. Moore is something of an innovator in fan interaction via the internet. He regularly ran online chats with fellow fans via AOL during his tenure on Deep Space Nine.
In 1999, after DS9 finished its run, Moore briefly joined the staff of Star Trek: Voyager and publicly suggested he might co-write with his one-time writing partner and Voyager Executive Producer Brannon Braga again.  Moore quickly became frustrated by the atmosphere in Voyager's writers' room and left the series after writing one episode and co-writing the story for another; as a result of this experience his relationship with Braga soured for a time. However, the two later recorded a commentary for the DVD release of Star Trek Generations together in which they indicated that any problems between them were now in the past.
Moore's love of the original series showed itself through a myriad of allusions to the show, presented in many of Moore's episodes, such as the mention of the Tholians in "Reunion" and the first appearance of Starfleet Academy in "The First Duty". It is perhaps because of this fondness that Moore was chosen to write "Relics", which featured Montgomery Scott and the bridge of the original USS Enterprise, and "Trials and Tribble-ations", set during an episode of the original series. His favorite TOS episode is "The Conscience of the King". (AOL chat, 1997) This inspired his first attempt at writing Star Trek, an unfinished novel that would have told the story of Tarsus IV. (AOL chat, 1998)
Over the years, a character named after Moore was mentioned in a few pieces of background artwork, such as starships' dedication plaques. On his role in the franchise, Moore has commented, "Personally, I think of myself and other writers as artists. I believe in a fairly loose definition of "art" as almost any creative form of expression and that writing (and screenwriting) certainly falls within that category." (AOL chat, 1997)
Life after TrekEdit
The re-imagined Battlestar Galactica ran for four seasons and two TV-movies, receiving accolades from fans of the original Galactica movie and series, including veteran Galactica actor Richard Hatch (who guest starred as a major character in several episodes), as well as media outlets, critics, and fans in both the US and the UK. The series received a Peabody Award in 2006. Ron Moore won the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for writing the first season's premiere episode, "33". It was the second Hugo Award that Moore has received to date, following up from "All Good Things..." In addition, Moore was nominated for a 2007 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series category for writing the "Occupation/Precipice" episode of Battlestar Galactica, his first Emmy nomination in thirteen years. Damon Lindelof was nominated in the same category for co-writing the season three finale of Lost, but both lost to David Chase, who won the award for writing the final episode of the hit HBO TV series, The Sopranos.
Battlestar Galactica proved to be so successful that the second season was announced just as the second week's episode of the first season was being aired. The Sci-Fi Channel had even ordered advance scripts for the first six episodes of the second season before it was officially renewed or had even aired in the United States. Galactica's first season aired during the same time as Star Trek: Enterprise's fourth season, and Galactica received higher ratings even though it was on a cable channel and Enterprise was on a broadcast network.
The Sci-Fi Channel announced in late April 2006 (near the end of the second season) that it was planning on producing a prequel series named Caprica, detailing the initial creation and revolt of the Cylon robots, and that this new show would also be helmed by Moore. 
Continuing his interest in fan interaction, Moore maintains a blog on Sci-Fi.com in which he answers a multitude of fan questions in unerring detail and attention. He also provides podcast audio commentaries for each episode in which he often mentions his involvement with Star Trek and criticisms of what he felt led to its decline. References to Star Trek occasionally appear in Battlestar Galactica; for example, a hatchway on board the Galactica behind which vital plot movements take place is labeled "1701D".
The fourth and final season of Moore's Battlestar Galactica concluded in March 2009. Moore himself made his directorial debut on the fourth season episode, "A Disquiet Follows My Soul." He also went on to write and appear in the finale, "Daybreak."  A final miniseries was aired late in 2009, followed by a second Galactica-based TV series, Caprica.
A two-hour TV pilot for a potential series entitled Virtuality, co-written by Moore and Michael Taylor, was greenlit by the FOX network in April, 2008. . It was aired as a made-for-TV movie in June, 2009, though it was not picked up as a series.
In 2011, Moore began work on a new supernatural police drama series titled 17th Precinct, which was to heavily feature many actors who had previously worked with Moore on Battlestar Galactica; this pilot was also not picked up for series, nor has it ever aired to the public.
- "The Bonding" (season 3)
- "The Defector"
- "Yesterday's Enterprise" (teleplay with Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, and Ira Steven Behr)
- "Sins of the Father" (teleplay only, with W. Reed Moran)
- "Family" (season 4)
- "Reunion" (teleplay only, with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
- "Data's Day" (teleplay only, with Harold Apter)
- "First Contact" (teleplay only, with several others)
- "Galaxy's Child" (uncredited polish of the A-story)
- "In Theory" (with Joe Menosky)
- "Redemption II" (season 5)
- "Disaster" (teleplay only)
- "Ethics" (teleplay only)
- "The First Duty" (with Naren Shankar)
- "The Next Phase"
- "Relics" (season 6)
- "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay only)
- "Chain of Command, Part II" (uncredited)
- "Aquiel" (teleplay only; with Brannon Braga)
- "The Chase" (story)
- "Rightful Heir" (teleplay only)
- "Descent" (teleplay only)
- "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay only) (season 7)
- "The Pegasus"
- "Thine Own Self" (teleplay only)
- "Journey's End" (teleplay only)
- "All Good Things..." (with Brannon Braga)
- "The Search, Part I" (teleplay only) (season 3)
- "The House of Quark" (teleplay only)
- "Life Support" (teleplay only)
- "The Die is Cast"
- "Rejoined" (teleplay only, with René Echevarria) (season 4)
- "Our Man Bashir" (teleplay only)
- "Paradise Lost" (story)
- "Sons of Mogh"
- "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay only)
- "For the Cause" (teleplay only)
- "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (season 5)
- "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay only, with René Echevarria)
- "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay only)
- "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay only)
- "Soldiers of the Empire"
- "In the Cards" (teleplay only)
- "Rocks and Shoals" (season 6)
- "You Are Cordially Invited"
- "Change of Heart"
- "In the Pale Moonlight" (uncredited)
- "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay only)
- "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (season 7)
- "Once More Unto the Breach"
- "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay only)
- "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"
- "Strange Bedfellows"
- "Tacking Into the Wind"
- "The Dogs of War" (teleplay only, with René Echevarria)
- Star Trek films
Producing credits Edit
- Star Trek: The Next Generation "Sins of the Father" - "The Best of Both Worlds" - Story Editor
- Star Trek: The Next Generation ("The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" - "Redemption") - Executive Story Editor
- Star Trek: The Next Generation ("Redemption II" - "Descent") - Co-Producer
- Star Trek: The Next Generation ("Descent, Part II" - "All Good Things...") - Producer
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("The Search, Part I" - "For the Uniform") - Supervising Producer
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("In Purgatory's Shadow" - "What You Leave Behind") - Co-Executive Producer
- Star Trek: Voyager ("Equinox, Part II" - "Survival Instinct") - Co-Executive Producer
On-screen appearances Edit
Star Trek interviews Edit
- TNG Season 4 DVD special feature "Chronicles from the Final Frontier" ("Lt. Yar's Legacy Endures", "Writing for Klingons"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
- TNG Season 5 DVD special feature "Departmental Briefing Year Five" ("The First Duty"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
- TNG Season 5 DVD special feature "Memorable Missions Year Five" ("Disaster"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
- TNG Season 5 DVD special feature "Intergalactic Guest Stars" ("Crew Profile: Ensign Ro Laren", "Presidential Visit: Ronald Reagan"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
- TNG Season 5 DVD special feature "A Tribute to Gene Roddenberry" ("Gene's Final Voyage"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
- TNG Season 6 DVD special feature "Mission Overview Year Six" (Main segment, "A Visit from Scotty", "Descent - Part 1 Featuring Stephen Hawking"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
- TNG Season 6 DVD special feature "Departmental Briefing Year Six" ("Production", "Writing", "Special Crew Profile: Lt. Cmdr. Data"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
- TNG Season 7 DVD special feature "Mission Overview Year Seven", interviewed on 14 March 2002
- TNG Season 7 DVD special feature "Starfleet Moments & Memories Year Seven" ("A Unique Legacy"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
- TNG Season 7 DVD special feature "The Making of "All Good Things..." Year Seven" ("Writing The Final Episode", "On Location"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
- "Ronald D. Moore - Yesterday's Fan", The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 13, pp. 20-25, interviewed by Maurice Molyneaux