Galactica showrunner to create new sci-fi trilogy

Ronald D. Moore, best known as the co-creator and showrunner of the Sci Fi Channel’s Battlestar Galactica TV series, is making the jump to… no, not hyperspace, but the silver screen, says Variety. United Artists has signed Moore to create and write a brand new science fiction motion picture trilogy.

Moore’s non-BSG credits include runs as a writer and producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Roswell, and penning the screenplays for Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, a sequel to I, Robot, and a new take on The Thing (from Another World). He also had a “story” credit for Mission: Impossible II, although Robert Towne is credited with the screenplay for that mess.

UA is keeping all the juicy details about this new project to themselves, but considering how many Hollywood projects are remakes and (often bastardized) adaptations, the idea of an original sci-fi property is very promising news, and the fact that it’s being conceived as a trilogy may help dodge the Shit Sequel Syndrome that destroyed the Matrix trilogy. At the same time, I can’t shake the idea that if it follows BSG’s example, the first one will be brilliant, the second one will be really good, and the third one will start off strong but turn into utter crap by the end. Ahem.

Posted on April 17, 2008 at 22:23 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by BlueNight
    on 2008-04-17 at 23:22

    To avoid looking like Star Wars, trilogies deviate significantly from the Hero’s Journey (extended version). In doing so, they lose that part of the audience that cannot abide change from the formula. This is the genius and the curse of George Lucas.

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