Science fiction fans everywhere should have shrines set up to Ronald D. Moore. Not only was Moore behind the last decent version of Star Trek to see television, “Deep Space Nine”, but he has breathed a life into “Battlestar Galactica” that the original version never knew. That’s why news that he’s getting ready to take on some other sci-fi temples doesn’t bother me in the least.

Moore has signed a two-year deal with Universal Studios to develop more projects for the company, at the same time as he finishes “Battlestar Galactica” and works on some feature film scripts he’s working on. According to Variety, those scripts include a sequel to Fox’s I, Robot and a new adaptation of The Thing, the classic thriller by John Carpenter which was, in turn, an adaptation of The Thing From Another World.

In anyone else’s hands I’d dread another Asimov murder, and adaptations of Carpenter’s work have yet to prove as popular as their cult originals, but Moore has the capacity to really make both of those projects shine.

Meanwhile, Moore will develop other projects for Universal, and Variety reports that a new television series wouldn’t be out of the question by 2008. At first that made me consider that the rumored “Battlestar Galactica” sequels, prequels, and spin-offs might be a possibility. While Moore says another science fiction show isn’t out of the question, including another classic adaptation, he’s currently thinking in the comedic vein. That’s a genre Moore hasn’t worked on at all.

Overall, Moore is happy with his Universal relationship, calling it an easy relationship that gives him a chance to throw ideas around. If Moore keeps churning out the successes and interesting ideas, the fans are just as happy.

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