Talk:Ronald D. Moore

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First draft[edit]

Kinda rough I know. But it's a start. AlistairMcMillan 10:05, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)

"Personal life" Moore is married with a son. <-- sounds like he´s "married with a son", perhaps it would be better to rephrase that and add his wife´s name, Ruby Grendelshitsuren 23:34, 20 March 2005

(In case it isn't clear, Grendelshitsuren was the writer of that quote, not Ruby's last name ;) )
It appears that he's now married to Terry Dresbach --Iustinus 18:15, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Trivia Info and GFDL[edit]

I noted that Alistair removed the trivia information that yes, was a derivation from Battlestar Wiki. But this is allowed under the GNU Free Documentation License, is it not? There are a few cross-references found on BSG Wiki from here under the same license clause. If necessary we can add the licensing information, although this is normally done, from what I've seen, if the entire page is a derivation. Or, I'll fully rewrite the thing in my own words and structure, if we need to be anal about it. Spencerian 15:53, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

The BG Wiki is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license.
If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
I could be wrong but doesn't that mean the content has to stay under that license? AlistairMcMillan 17:46, August 5, 2005 (UTC)
I don't know. I'm not a lawyer and would kill myself for the good of mankind if I were. I'm attemptiing to use content under a fair use principle here, which is one of the Good Things about wikis. When you have an opportunity, see the Lorne Greene article at BSG Wiki and clarify for me how the derivation link from here to there differs from a derivation such as what I attempted. Thanks. Spencerian 21:42, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
I'm not sure whether that Lorne Greene article is okay. As far as I know it should explicitly say the material is still covered under the GFDL [1], but I could be wrong. AlistairMcMillan 09:13, August 6, 2005 (UTC)
You can't add more licensing information. Either the stuff from this wiki is compatible with the GFDL (which it apparently is not, as it is CC-NC-SA) or it is copyrighted content which isn't acceptable for inclusion in Wikipedia.
In this latter case, you can quote the material, just like you can quote from a book, but you have no more rights than that. --Saforrest 15:55, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

BTW We do know that "Moore" was referring to Ron D and not Visual Effects Supervisor Ron B who worked on Enterprise, right? [2] AlistairMcMillan 09:18, August 6, 2005 (UTC)

Carnivàle[edit]

Why is there no info on Moore's time on Carnivàle? I'd add some but I know little except that he was there for the first season. Wasn't there some kind of friction or something that led to his departure? At any rate, I find it odd that the only mention of this show is that his wife was a costume director on it. --Patrick T. Wynne 19:12, 8 August 2005 (UTC)

Caprica[edit]

Needs more info on Caprica. I saw that Moore directed at least one episode, and I'm sure his other involvement warrants its own section? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.151.5.230 (talk) 03:54, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Unsourced personal stuff[edit]

We have a bunch of stuff on this page now that doesn't have a source.

In 1995, Moore married Ruby Berry, then divorced in 2003. Moore later married Terry Dresbach in 2004. Dresbach was costume designer on Carnivàle's first season (and won the Emmy Award in 2004 for Best Costume Design). Moore and Berry have two children, Robin (boy) and Roxy (girl), and Moore also has a son, Jonathan, born in 1983. Moore's parents, Ronald and Shirley, still live in Chowchilla, while Moore's brother Michael lives in Washington, D.C..

Does someone have a source on any of this stuff? AlistairMcMillan 23:58, 8 October 2005 (UTC)


On one of the podcast commentaries (for the episode 'Lay Down Your Burdens pt1') for the season 2.5, his wife makes a guest appearance. They mention how they met while working on Carnivale.
IMDB also lists her Emmy win. 66.36.152.189 06:45, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

No original research[edit]

Right now the recent addition sounds a hell of a lot like original research.

Many Star Trek fans left disgruntled after the drop in quality of the Star Trek franchise after Deep Space Nine with the airing of Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise have since switched over to Ron D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica because many feel it addresses all of the problems that the last two Star Trek series had. Indeed, a frequent panel debate subject at many scifi conventions was "What is Battlestar Galactica doing right that Star Trek did wrong?". Ron D. Moore has stated that he intends Battlestar Galactica to be a very realistic, and unapologetically dark series that does not "talk down" to its audience but moves a t a brisk pace and the audience must keep up. Many fans have observed that Ron Moore's stated goals for Galactica are make almost a point-by-point response to many of the reasons that the later Star Treks are believed to have failed: Ron Moore does not believe in using stock characters but instead very real, deeply flawed characters; the series addresses human sexuality from a mature standpoint, while Star Trek resorted to using Seven of Nine and T'Pol as sex objects. Voyager and Enterprise were notorious for having many standalone episodes, rejecting the storyarc format of Deep Space Nine, and many believe that this was done to encourage higher ratings. On the new Battlestar Galactica, almost every episode must be watched in sequence as the storyarc expands. Also, Voyager and Enterprise failed to fully develop their secondary characters, instead focusing heavily on the "Big Three" format to generally poor results; the new Battlestar Galactica features many secondary characters that are fully fleshed out. Also unlike Voyager and Enterprise, but like Deep Space Nine, Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica does not clearly proclaim which moral standpoint was "correct" in a given episode, but is often dark and morally ambiguous.

It needs to be re-written and sourced before going back in. If no-one else gets to it, I'll try to get around to it. AlistairMcMillan 00:04, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

Ambiguous Statement[edit]

"...originally on a Navy ROTC scholarship, but failed his senior year after losing interest in his studies. He was then disqualified from Navy service due to a high school knee injury," is unclear. Was he disqualified because of course failure or his knee? - Keithustus 04:27, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

No criticism?[edit]

BSG's ratings have declined drastically from the mini-series/first season, no changed opinions about Moore in the public sphere? 137.238.0.5 12:33, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Please read WP:VERIFY. AlistairMcMillan 12:53, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Define 'drastically' :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Malocite (talkcontribs) 02:53, July 14, 2007

Maybe losing two thirds of your viewers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.145.241.54 (talk) 10:00, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Source? AlistairMcMillan 14:52, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Source for article[edit]

Love, Brett (April 18, 2008). "Ronald D. Moore signs on for new film trilogy". TV Squad. www.tvsquad.com. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Source that could be used in this article. Cirt (talk) 15:17, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Middle initial - who came first?[edit]

According to Ronald B. Moore's page, RBM started using his middle initial to differentiate himself from Ronald D. Moore. Since TNG was RDM's first major gig, I'm wondering if he ever used the "D" previous to his working on Star Trek, or started using it at basically the same time as RBM. This especially comes up since RBM started working on Encounter at Farpoint, but wasn't credited until S3; and then appeared as simply "Ron Moore" for the first time I can find in the S3 episode "Ensigns of Command," 3 episodes before RDM's first episode. This makes me think it was actually RDM who added the initial to not conflict with RBM. Fool4jesus (talk) 22:35, 5 July 2017 (UTC)