Before co-creating the revamped Battlestar Galactica (and the spin-off, Caprica), Ron Moore began his writing and producing career working on Star Trek (TNG & DS9). And in a new interview, Moore said that if given a chance, he would love to Trek again.
Ron Moore on another Trek (and another BSG spin-off)
Den of Geek has an excellent extended interview with Ron Moore, mostly about Battlestar and Caprica, but they did get around to talking about Star Trek. First they asked how Trek influenced his work on BSG:
Does your work on the Star Trek series influence the way you approached Battlestar?
Yeah, working at Star Trek all those years really was the place that I learned the craft of television writing, in story, in plot, structure, and character. It taught me how to write and produce TV. When I came to Battlestar, I also decided I wanted to break all the rules that Star Trek had about how it did stories. From the beginning, we decided that if Star Trek did something, Battlestar was not going to do it and we would try to, in every way we could, make a different show than what Star Trek did.
And later asking if Moore would like to take a stab at his own Trek show:
If someone offered you a Star Trek series of your own, would you take it?
I’d seriously consider it. I think ,at the moment, the franchise is in good hands. JJ Abrams has a really good take on it, I thought the last movie was very good. I’m confident that he’s going to chart a direction for Star Trek for the foreseeable future.
Also, recently it was reported that Syfy was talking to Moore about another possible Battlestar spin-off. Moore briefly talked about this possibility:
If you were to make another spin-off, where do you think you would go with that?
It’s really hard to say. I think there are other periods in the Galactica universe that might be worth exploring, including events that happened. It really depends on how far we take Caprica.
Check out the full interview from much more from Ron.
POLL: Would you like to see a Ron Moore Star Trek series?
So far CBS has not expressed any interest in developing a new Star Trek TV series. However, if the Star Trek movies continue to be successful, it might not be too long before CBS wants to get in on the action. Moore joins other Trek vets who have said they would be interested in developing their own show, including Manny Coto, Roberto Orci and Bryan Fuller. So what do you think? Do you want Moore Trek?