Ronald D. Moore got his start in science fiction with ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and made his name with ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ and the still amazing (despite that ending) ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and is now breaking new ground with Apple TV! At this time, the still untitled scripted drama series will be the first major science fiction to hit Apple TV’s platform that might have enough draw to bring in some new faces to Apple’s streaming platform.
There are almost no details which have been released so far aside from the fact that the “project explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.” It is hard to say if this is going to be a new take on the Cold War in space but if Moore’s past experience comes into play that seems like a concept that he could use for social commentary on today’s issues while also delivering a solid story that isn’t too far off from where we are right now. War in space is a concept which Moore is intimately familiar creating so while the details aren’t clear at this time, I suspect this is the route which he might be going. I am okay with him using this trope to cover new ground.
‘Outlander,’ Moore’s current work on Starz has become a runaway hit so with everyone wanting a piece of his work once more and him going back to his science fiction roots, I think we’ll be in for something good. I just hope that he is provided the budget to realize his vision. Oh, and that the series won’t be completely locked into Apple TV and be available for other streaming services as well. With being an executive producer on Amazon’s upcoming ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams‘ it sounds like Moore will have quite a bit on his plate. This could explain why he didn’t write the Season 4 premiere of ‘Outlander’ which is currently in production.
Are you looking forward to a new sci-fi space opera by Ronald D. Moore? Do you suspect that we’ll be getting a Cold War in space or does he have something else in mind? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly