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Ronald D. Moore to write sci-fi movie trilogy

Posted: Fri, 18th Apr 2008, 9:32am

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Many of you won't be aware of writer Ronald D. Moore, despite his current position as showrunner on Battlestar Galactica - one of the best television shows currently airing. He was also heavily involved with Star Trek in the 90s (although he left before it went bad) and apparently also worked on Mission: Impossible II. Sadly, nobody's perfect.

The M:I link has now led to to Moore being signed to create a new science fiction trilogy for Tom Cruise's United Artists studio. With movie sci-fi becoming increasingly mediocre and throw-away, it'll be interesting to see if Moore can take the risk-taking and innovation of current TV sci-fi back to the big screen.
Posted: Fri, 18th Apr 2008, 10:07am

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Mmmm... Sci-fi from a guy who is heavily influential on BSG.... Hopefully it won't suck as much as I find most TV does...
Posted: Fri, 18th Apr 2008, 3:53pm

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Tarn wrote:

The M:I link has now led to to Moore being signed to create a new science fiction trilogy for Tom Cruise's United Artists studio.
Battlefield Earth, Mars and Pluto?

Seriously though, the thought of Ronald D Moore creating a sci-fi cinema trilogy is better than sex. Will be very interesting to see what he comes up with. Star Trek: First Contact was his last cinema outing.
Posted: Fri, 18th Apr 2008, 4:00pm

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Mellifluous wrote:

Battlefield Earth, Mars and Pluto?
Hehe, that did occur to me. smile Hopefully Cruise won't be applying any Scientologist themes or plots!

With BSG Moore's shown a real dedication to picking up sci-fi cliches, shaking them about a bit, then putting them back in a different order. Hopefully he can do the same with these movies.

What memorable movie sci-fi have we had in the last 10 years? It's really quite thin on the ground. Star Wars rather dominated everything. There's a couple of minor works from Spielberg with Minority Report and War of the Worlds, there's Serenity (which was working off the innovation of a TV show, again...) and Sunshine......but it's been a while since we had anything to join the classics from the previous century.

Seriously though, the thought of Ronald D Moore creating a sci-fi cinema trilogy is better than sex. Will be very interesting to see what he comes up with. Star Trek: First Contact was his last cinema outing.
Yeah, and notably the last time Star Trek was any good. BSG seems very much like a reaction against the restrictions and established themes of the Star Trek world, which is what makes it so interesting.

I really hope that Moore can bring adult, sensible, thought-provoking sci-fi back to cinemas.

It also doesn't hurt that BSG has some of the most awesome space battles and effects sequences since Return of the Jedi - hopefully some of that can come along for the ride. smile