Ron Moore, who is a Sci-Fi Master, has a new deal that is no longer with Sony, and it sounds like his new home may one day afford him the opportunity to make a Star Wars project. The Battlestar Galactica reboot creator and Star Trek TV alum is now with 20th Century Television, which just so happens to be owned by Disney, so it just seems like the stars are aligning for this man to finally put his name on a Star Wars project that sees the light of day.
Moore at one time was involved with Star Wars for the small screen, he was tapped to write for Lucas’ Underworld series, which we now know was quite fleshed out in terms of scripts, but it ultimately hit the can before George sold his baby to Disney. Either way, it excited Moore, and he definitely wants to revisit working in the franchise.
While speaking to THR he said the following when asked if he’s already pitched some Star Wars shows:
It’s always something that’s on my mind but clearly, they have their Star Wars plate full at the moment. I’m not sure this is the moment that you go in and pitch a new Star Wars series over there. I would love to do something in that franchise. It was fun to go work on the abortive live-action show that I did way back when. I got a tremendous amount of thrill of writing lines for Darth Vader in one episode and it would be fun to do that again. It’s just not the first piece of development I’m doing over there but hopefully I’ll be allowed to do that at some point.Ron Moore – THR
Moore went on to comment on the state of Star Wars storytelling right now thanks to Disney’s lineup of shows, and he’s quite pleased to see all of the different directions the series is headed thanks to Mando’s success:
It’s amazing. I am old enough to have gone to Star Wars in the summer of ’77 and seen it originally and then you had to wait years to see the next one. Now it’s just fun. I used to read the novelizations and the comic books in between movies and you saw what a rich universe it was and how many stories you could tell in so many different ways. The idea that they are now spreading out the Star Wars saga as not just the main line of the Skywalker story but doing things like The Mandalorian and all these other shows … I can’t wait to see all the different possibilities that get opened up.Ron Moore – THR
According to Ron, he doesn’t have a fully formed idea for a Star Wars show yet, but he definitely has bits and pieces of one in his head today:
Nothing fully formed but I’ve got a couple of notions in the back of my head — ideas and arenas that I think would be fun to poke around the corners of the Star Wars universe — yes.Ron Moore – THR
Fans of Star Trek TV Shows and Battlestar Galactica all know that having Moore involved in a Star Wars show would be a great thing, so hopefully his new deal will eventually lead him to what sounds like a dream project of his.
Nick and I will talk more about Ron Moore’s interview in next week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.
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