"Unaccepted pitches and failed pilots (2009–2013)The Caprica series premiere was released on DVD in 2009; it began airing in January 2010. Moore contributed to the pilot made-for-TV movie, then handed off control to new head writer Jane Espenson. Syfy abruptly canceled the show mid-run on October 27, 2010, before its first season had finished airing, citing low ratings. The remaining five episodes, of the twenty produced for season one, were burned off in a marathon on January 4, 2011.
In April 2009, Moore, along with several other Battlestar Galactica alumni, made a cameo appearance in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "A Space Oddity." The episode was directed by Michael Nankin (who directed a number of Galactica episodes), written by Bradley Thompson and David Weddle (who both started their TV writing careers on Deep Space Nine, and worked as writer/producers on Galactica) and based on a story by Naren Shankar (who went to school with Moore and started his writing career on Star Trek: The Next Generation). In the episode, Moore has one line of dialogue as he portrays an irate audience member at a science fiction convention, yelling at the (fictional) producer of a dark-and-gritty remake of a beloved cult series. Several of his Battlestar Galactica colleagues including Grace Park and Rekha Sharma appear in non-speaking cameos, while Kate Vernon is a major guest star in the episode.
Moore also developed a pilot for Fox called Virtuality. It aired on June 26, 2009, and was not picked up. Virtuality was the first show developed under the banner of Moore's new personal production company, "Tall Ship Productions".
Moore worked on the script for the companion/prequel film of the 1982 John Carpenter film, The Thing, which itself was a remake of the 1951 film The Thing From Another World (based on John W. Campbell's short story "Who Goes There?"). His screenplay was scrapped late in 2009 and rewritten by Eric Heisserer, writer of the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street. The Thing began production in March 2010 and was released in October 2011.
In March 2010, following the mixed reception of the first half of Caprica's first season, SyFy channel approached Moore to produce another Battlestar Galactica spin-off. The show was entitled Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, and was to feature a young William Adama's experiences in the First Cylon War. The series was originally designed as a series of webisodes, but with the cancellation of Caprica, Blood & Chrome was slated to become a full television series without any direct involvement from Moore.
In May 2010, Ron Moore signed a two-year deal with Sony Pictures TV to create and executive produce series projects for broadcast and cable through his production company, Tall Ship Productions. By late 2010 this resulted two of Moore's pitches being purchased by major TV networks, for potential development into pilot episodes. The first is a remake of The Wild Wild West, purchased by CBS, in which Moore would partner with CSI executive producer Naren Shankar, and to be produced in conjunction between CBS TV Studios and Sony Pictures TV. The second is The McCulloch, purchased by NBC, an action-adventure series focusing on the crew of a US Coast Guard vessel as they travel the world, to be co-produced by NBC-Universal and Sony. As of December 2011, it is not clear if either of these two project was ever given a green light, or if pilot episodes were produced.
Moore developed a series for NBC in 2011 which had been described as "Harry Potter for grown-ups," and it was confirmed on March 3, 2011 that the new show would be called 17th Precinct. Tricia Helfer, Jamie Bamber, and James Callis had signed up for the new series which will center around cops at the local 17th Precinct in the fictional city of Excelsior, with Moore writing the pilot. On May 13, 2011 it was confirmed that NBC had decided not to pick up the series, and to date the pilot episode has never been aired publicly.
On August 30, 2011, it was announced that ABC bought Moore's pitch for Hangtown, a Western drama series. Hangtown is the third potential venture to be attempted under the deal between Moore's production company, Tall Ship Productions, and Sony Pictures TV. The series is co-created by Ron D. Moore and former Caprica writer Matt Roberts. Hangtown is described as "a Western with procedural elements" that takes place in a frontier town in the early 1900s grappling with the development of the railroad. The potential series would revolve around the town's old-fashioned veteran marshal who solves crimes by drawing on instinct and experience, who butt heads with the young new East Coast crime-solving doctor who relies on emerging forensics and rational inquiry. Added to the mix is a young female writer who has come to the west to write pulp stories about stereotyped "Wild West" crime, to send back to big city dime-novel publishers back East. Tall Ship Productions announced via their Twitter-feed on October 18, 2011, that Justin Lin, director of several films in the The Fast and the Furious franchise, has signed on to direct a potential pilot episode of Hangtown, in the event that ABC officially orders it. However, The Hollywood Reporter and Wired.com have pointed out that Hangtown will be facing stiff competition, as a half-dozen other potential Western series are currently in development from all major networks as well as several cable channels, as part of a general wave of revitalized interest in the genre. (Apart from AMC's Western-genre series Hell On Wheels, which has already garnered critical praise after its premiere in November 2011, TNT is developing the series Gateway, CBS is developing Ralph Lamb, and NBC is developing an as-yet untitled Western from Friday Night Lights producer Peter Berg. Moreover, ABC itself is already developing another Western series, Gunslinger, which might affect its choice of whether to pick up a second Western show produced by Moore - similar to how a wave of new fantasy-genre series were pitched to major networks in early 2011, such as ABC's Once Upon a Time, and NBC was faced with two potential Fantasy series, Grimm or Moore's own 17th Precinct. Due to this heavy competition, NBC chose not to pick up 17th Precinct for a full series.) In an interview with Wire.com on September 29, 2012, Moore was asked about the status of his proposed Western series The Wild Wild West (reboot for CBS) and Hangtown (for ABC), and stated that the projects had been cancelled. Moore said, "Yeah, ABC decided not to go with it. That was very frustrating. They made a strategic decision that they didn’t want to do a Western, period. Because they said they loved the script and the characters, and said they bought three Westerns because they were so committed to it. But at some point, they just got cold feet and said they weren’t going to do Westerns after all, which was really disappointing."
Moore had a cameo appearance in a Battlestar Galactica-themed sketch of the Portlandia episode entitled "One Moore Episode," (which premiered January 13, 2012) where he plays an unknown actor who has never seen Battlestar Galactica. The episode also features a character named Ronald D. Moore who is mistaken for the TV producer.
On November 11, 2011, scifi news website io9.com ran an editorial about Ron D. Moore, lamenting that "none of his post-BSG projects has really taken off. It's been a couple years since Moore's writing has appeared on our screens."
It just goes to show that "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) didn't build a stellar career for anyone, especially not for Ronald D. Moore. He continues to really not be going anywhere professionally just as how it was for him before "GINO." This can be attributed to the good old fashioned career killer in any profession....Not having any talent.
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
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