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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Preferred Citation

  • Title: Ron Moore Collection
    Collection number: 2297
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 65.0 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1979-2010
    Abstract: The Ron Moore Collection contains the papers of Ronald D. Moore (b. 1964), a writer and producer of science fiction television shows, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Roswell, Battlestar Galactica and Caprica.
    creator: Moore, Ronald D.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Biographical Note

    Ronald D. Moore was born on July 5, 1964 in California. He studied government at Cornell University, but never graduated. He began writing for the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) on spec in 1988. In 1989, he was put on staff as a script editor, and by the end of the series he was the show's producer. While on staff with TNG, he frequently co-wrote with Brannon Braga (with whom he also wrote the screenplay for Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: First Contact). After TNG was cancelled in 1994, Moore joined the production staff of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9), then in its third season.
    After DS9 was cancelled in 1999, Moore, who was by that time the show's executive producer, joined the production staff of Star Trek: Voyager, where Braga was executive producer. Moore left the show after working on only three episodes. After leaving the Star Trek franchise, Moore joined the television show Roswell as a co-executive producer (with Jason Katims) and staff writer for the show's second season. After Roswell was cancelled in 2002, Moore was offered the opportunity to develop a four-hour mini-series based on the old television show Battlestar Galactica. He worked with David Eick to develop the mini-series' story and script. At the same time, Moore was offered the position of executive producer for the show Carnivale (which aired on HBO). Moore worked on the first season of Carnivale while Eick ran the day-to-day production of the Battlestar Galactica (BSG) mini-series. After the Sci-Fi channel ordered the first series of BSG, Moore left the Carnivale to work full time on Battlestar Galactica as the show's executive producer. BSG aired in four seasons between 2004 and 2009. He was nominated for an Emmy for writing the episodes "Occupation" and "Precipice," which aired together as the beginning of the show's third season.
    After Battlestar Galactica ended in 2009, Eick and Moore collaborated again on the Galactica-prequel Caprica. Caprica, which aired on television first in January 2010, was cancelled after one season. He also developed a pilot for Fox called Virtuality. The pilot aired in June 2009, but was not picked up.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains the papers of Ronald D. Moore, who worked on the television shows Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Roswell, Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, and the movies Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and Mission Impossible: II. Moore's papers contain production binders, production files, scripts and video recordings for these shows. However, generally only those seasons on which Moore actually worked are represented in this collection. Please see the Scope and Content notes for specific series for more details on their contents.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Ron Moore Collection, Collection no. 2297, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Moore, Ronald D. -- Archives
    Action and adventure television programs--Archival resources
    Battlestar Galactica (Television program : 2003) Battlestar Galactica (Television program : 2004-2009) Caprica (Television program) Carnivàle (Television program)
    Coming-of-age television programs--Archival resources
    Dailies (motion pictures)
    Fantasy television programs--Archival resources
    Roswell (Television program)
    Science fiction television programs--United States--Archival resources
    Star trek generations (Motion picture) Star trek, Deep Space Nine (Television program) Star trek, first contact (Motion picture) Star trek, the next generation (Television program) Star trek, voyager (Television program)
    Television mini-series--Archival resources
    Television pilot programs--Archival resources
    Television producers and directors--Archival resources
    Television remakes--Archival resources
    Television scripts
    Television series--Archival resources
    Television writers--United States--Archival resources
    Television--Archival resources