Ronald D. Moore cemented his name as a science fiction guru with ‘Battlestar: Galactica’ but long before that, he was known for his work on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation‘ and even more so from what he did on ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.’ Now, the iconic creator has been delving back into the world of DS9 for the documentary ‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back on Star Trek Nine.’ For the documentary, the writing room assembled once more to pitch what they’d like to have done in the eighth season, and Moore was candid as to where they would have gone and if he would be interested in ever returning to “Star Trek.”
As to being pitched on the idea of getting the writers back together one room, Moore said:
“It was really fun. I knew going in, when Ira and I first talked about it, when he pitched it to me, I was like, ‘That’s a really cool idea. I wonder what that’ll be like.’ And then going in, it took a little while to kind of sink into just talking about it as a show again. Because at first, you’re just kind of catching up and you’re kind of trying to remember the names of characters and what we’d established and, ‘Oh wait, where did we leave the dominion and what was this?’ And after an hour or so, it just became another writer’s room.”
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Clearly, they enjoyed working together and getting those creative juices going, but there was a major drawback:
“By the end of that day, our biggest disappointment was that we had just broken a story that wasn’t going to get made. It was like, ‘Wow, this was cool, and this was fun.’ The next step should be somebody writing the story outline, somebody who’s going to get to write the script. It was like, ‘Oh, but no, we just did this for fun.’ The fun stopped once we realized that it wasn’t going to get made, but it was great. You just lost yourself in it. You just really, at a certain point, you’d forgotten it was an exercise, and you really were debating story and tossing ideas and pitching things, wrestling around structure… It was really fun to be back in that for a day.”
Moore did state he would be open to returning to “Star Trek” down the line, but the creator currently is unable to, primarily because of his contract with Sony:
“No, I can always see myself going back to it. I’ve been away from it now for quite a while, and it could be fun again to do it. It’s not something I can do currently. I’m on a deal at Sony Television and my time is kind of tied up, so I couldn’t do it. I work for a different company. But yeah, it would be fun to play in that universe again, whether it was on TV or a movie or a book or whatever. It’s still something that speaks to a very personal part of me, and I don’t think I’ll ever be really, really done with it.”
For those who haven’t been thrilled with ‘Star Trek: Discovery,‘ the idea of Moore returning to the world of “Star Trek” would be an exciting concept.
Would you want to see the ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ eighth season that Ronald D. Moore and the rest of the writing team created? Could you see Moore eventually returning to help craft another “Star Trek” story? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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