Apple is bringing Ronald D. Moore back to space
Apple TV is bringing together Sony Television and Tall Ships Productions to bring Ronald D. Moore back to space. Moore, the creator of the amazing 2004 Battlestar Galactica reboot, has been stuck on Earth with the time travel series Outlander. Apple has now ordered Moore to helm a space drama to go straight to series. What that means is they trust Moore, essentially straight to series shows don’t require the initial pilot to prove the show can work and with someone like Moore, so it makes sense to trust him.
Ronald D. Moore, a Sci-Fi hero
While Moore is known and appreciated for his work with Battlestar Galactica, his roots in sci-fi go even deeper. He began his career working with Star Trek including stints writing for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Generations, First Contact, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He’s written and produced many series and Most recently the aforementioned Outlander and he is an executive producer for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. His ability to bring science fiction to life with strong character development and interesting stories has spanned over twenty years. While I have yet to catch Electric Dreams, knowing and loving Moore’s other creations, I trust him probably more than Apple does.
What is the show going to be about?
While no details have come out yet about the content of the show, we can assume it’s going to be good. Yes, that’s pure speculation especially since we have yet to see how Apple TV runs their series even though this is the third series they’ve added to their slowly growing roster. My hope is for something as original as complex and thrilling as Battlestar Galactica, but as original as Firefly. I would love to also see alternate timeline ideas, and I wouldn’t be opposed to some time travel added in.