If offered the chance to do a Star Trek series of his own, Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) would think about it.
Moore, co-creator of the modern Battlestar Galactic and its spinoff Caprica, spoke about Star Trek as well as his work on BSG.
His time with Star Trek is where Moore learned how to be good at what he does. “Working at Star Trek all those years really was the place that I learned the craft of television writing, in story, in plot, structure, and character,” said Moore. “It taught me how to write and produce TV. When I came to Battlestar, I also decided I wanted to break all the rules that Star Trek had about how it did stories. From the beginning, we decided that if Star Trek did something, Battlestar was not going to do it and we would try to, in every way we could, make a different show than what Star Trek did.”
If he was offered a Star Trek series of his own, would Moore accept the opportunity? “I’d seriously consider it,” he said. “I think ,at the moment, the franchise is in good hands. J.J. Abrams has a really good take on it, I thought the last movie was very good. I’m confident that he’s going to chart a direction for Star Trek for the foreseeable future.”