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He has explored new worlds in Star Trek – going where no one has gone before – and has helped elevate Roswell to another level. With the chance to bring Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern to television, Ronald D. Moore has become synonymous with quality science fiction. In an interview with The WB, Ron shares his vision of Pern, his year in Roswell, and what the future may hold.
The WB: How did you become interested in developing the Dragonriders of Pern as a pilot for television?
Ron: Well, I read the books in college and they stuck with me through the years. I just sort of always enjoyed them, and they were in the back of my mind. As I approached the end of my tenure at Star Trek, I thought about what I wanted to develop on my own and what could be potential science fiction franchises, and Anne McCaffrey’s books came to mind.