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This is an archiving of all of DS9 writer/executive producer Ronald D. Moore's AOL postings, the newest will appear first. The posts from February 1997-January 1998 were provided by Tom Hagopian. All following posts are provided by Lawrence Boucher, and/or Joseph Brooks. Thanks to all of them!

Ronald D. Moore

Note: This section of this site was named one of Psi Phi's Sites of the Month for October, 1997.

Note 2: To make archiving a bit more efficient, I'm trying to add summaries of the major points of discussion in each post. Given limited space, this is just a summary of *some* of the discussion. In case you are new to this archive, invariably, each post will contain discussion on a wide variety of subjects, and as such, just about all of them are worth reading.

March 26A Birth Announcement, heading in to DS9's final nine episodes, Vic and Ezri episodes, how DS9 should be remembered, whether all loose ends will be tied up, whether Ron will write a tell all, what will happen to DS9's sets, the day Gene Roddenberry died, which scriptwriting program the staff uses, Alpha/Gamma Quadrant Jem'Hadar, this season's strongest and weakest shows, unrealized story ideas for DS9, where's Jake?, the Alamo, "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"/the Voyager sets, recasting Cretak, Jadzia/Ezri prejuidice, Majel Roddenberry's DS9 criticisms.

January 18A Vic Fontaine Album?, DS9 movies, Kai Winn, Vic's sentience, "It's Only a Paper Moon", whether Vic's songs are a valid dramatic device, Martini Science, Vic Fontaine: the Live Show?, Naren Shankar, "Covenant", Flashback "SOAR-588" scenes, Worf and Ezri, the Maquis, Star Trek films in a Star Wars market, Where's Ezri's father, Kira's heels
December 14"Once More", "The Siege of Ar-558", Vic Fontaine's singing, critical episodes for novice DS9 fans, Return of Winn, Section 31, Weyoun, Tom Riker, Costamojin confusion, "Insurrection", Picard's missing years between commands, "Covenant", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (and what it means)

November 18The End of DS9/Final season planning, "Once More Unto the Breach", Ron's post-DS9 plans, Ezri and romance

October 27Solok racism, "Take Me Out to the Hol Suite", Sisko's immaculate conception, Ezri Dax
October 26"Take Me Out to the Holo Suite", Early season stand-outs, Nicole de Boer, possibility of Terry Farrell returning?, Dr. Mora, Grilka, Kurn, Bashir's parents and Sisko's sister appearing this season?, Worf as a father, Federation National Anthem.
October 1Enterprise E, Jake's reporting, reprising characters, Vic Fontaine's own episode, TOS on Sci-Fi, Is Marie Picard still alive?, Mission Impossible 2, Nicole deBoer

Spetember 15Guinan's backstory, "Take Me Out to the Holo Suite"
September 14Directors, smoking, Vic Fontaine, Torturing O'Brien, Season Seven tidbits

August 31The Adrienne Barbeau rumor, the Borg, Odo's rank, Terry Farrell guest spots, what happens to the sets, the DS9 finale airing the same week as the opening of Star Wars Episode One?
August 28Nicole de Boer, What we will learn about the Dominion this year, Torture O'Brien?, Watters' drug addiction, Beta Quadrant re-modling, Opaka, Eugenics Wars, Ferengi Finger nails, Impact of Wormhole closing
August 12Early season episodes, the legend of Kahless, new ships?, Bajor stories
August 5Ferengi joining the fight, Baseball Changeling, Emmy Ordeal, WGA Rules on Writing Pairs, Kolbe banned from DS9?, Picard crying, writing staff cameos?, Do they know Dukat killed Jadzia?, Kai Winn to blame?, Jem'Hadar POWs

July 22The alternate "Tears of the Prophets", the direction of the season to come, loose story angles, Dukat
July 17The size of the Empires, How the producers see Jadzia's death as opposed to fans, sexism, racism
July 13Bareil, Life after DS9, Women/Sexism in Star Trek
July 9The Impact on Worf of Dax's death, gay characters, the new Dax
July 2More about killing off Dax, the new Dax, next season, Klingon women
July 1Clearing up Dax rumors

June 30"Tears of the Prophets", Dax's death, the new Dax, WW2
June 19"Trials and Tribble-ations", "The Sound of Her Voice" time travel, AFI's Top 100 Films
June 12Ferengi episodes, Terry's last day, would they have married Dax and Worf?, Lwaxana, Saratoga pre-quel, Red Squad, Uncredited re-write(r)s, Star Trek: Musical
June 4Killing Kirk, musical scores, escalating TV production costs, Nog in "Valiant", Where's Rene Echevarria?, "Sound"-ing not so good, the season finale, Avery "Pales"
June 2Ron Moore returns from vacation, "Time's Orphan"

May 1Character oriented Star Trek, "His Way", Dax/Worf in ST9, Jellico

April 22Civil War, Peter Allan Fields, the hiatus, T'Rul
April 21Worf, Dukat, Terry Farrell, finale, Gamma Quadrant, ship yards, Piller, "Wrong" continuity, Emmys, Galaxy class starships, the Civil War
April 15Section 31, Moore & Braga to write "Mission Impossible"?, Mila
April 14Section 31, Lwaxana, Kira's moral dilemma
April 13Pocket Books, Kira & Dukat, The Sound of Her Voice, Tom Riker, Section 31, Terry Farrell, season finale
April 7DS9, Betrayer of Trek ideology
April 3New episode, Paula Jones, Season 7, Kira and Ziyal: Sisters?
April 2Intelligence, weapons of mass destruction, "Valiant", favorite directors

March 30Would Gene approve of DS9?
March 25The writers after DS9, Moore defends the Dominion War against ST idealism
March 23The genetically engineered mutants, "Out of Time" and the O'Briens, Kirk's "Oh, my" scene, season five's "10 episode" style, Valiant class vessels.
March 20Generations, Keiko and Molly return!, the war arc, "Change of Heart"
March 13"Change of Heart", stock photography, Assimilated Jennifer Sisko
March 6Chase aliens, "Honor Among Thieves", Defiant-class, Why the UK has to wait for eps
March 5Upcoming episodes, Odo
March 4"Far Beyond the Stars", "Valiant", Terry Farrell

February 25Nielsen ratings, "Far Beyond the Stars", Kai Opaka
Febrary 17Post 20th century culture, Odo/Kira, Tal Shiar survival?, Kai Winn, Odo's betrayal, Dukat and evil, "Far Beyond the Stars"
February 5-2A DS9 opening monologue, the holoscreen, Dukat, FC on "South Park", Shatner, If Tasha Were Here
February 5"Message in a Bottle", The Media, Upcoming Shows, Klingon stuff, death penalty

January 30Dukat, Dominion justice, Keevan, familiar Romulans, Yellow journalism
January 30U.S. politics, Dukat, the Prometheus, Changeling genetics, NFL
January 29The President, Picard/Lily scene from FC, The Pope in Cuba, Linda Tripp, The Dominion, Was Season 6 Series finale considered?
January 28-9Clinton, "Waltz", character promotions, alien Borg, Rick Berman as part of creative process
January 27Clinton scandal, Upcoming episodes, direction of the series, Dukat
January 26Season 7 confirmation, "Waltz", "Message in a Bottle", T&T music, actors/lines
January 23"Waltz", Romulan Return, AOL posting guidelines which really don't apply to us
January 8Garak's loyalties, Keevan, homo-erotic undertones, Roddenberryism meets the Vorta, Jeffrey Combs, Duras sisters, "Our Man Bashir" legalities
January 5Episode titles, nasty weapons of war, wormhole, Iggy Pop, Keevan cloning

December 18DS9 Fan Disappointments, Nog/Worf parallels, "Mortal" rip-off, Battle of Britain
December 17Kira/Odo, Martok, TOS character arcs
December 5D is for?: The final saga, "You are Cordially Invited", rewriting
December 4"Generations" alternate ending, Dax's memories, "In Theory"
December 2"Little Ship", The yearly pagan ritual of punishing O'Brien, Mom Kira, Bashir

November 25New DS9 Episodes, Write Your Own Episode Sweepstakes? Dukat, storyline architects, Kira and Odo in the closet/Bareil
November 13Modern American history, Dominion stuff, Robert Urich, B5/DS9.
November 12Kira, Odo, "Sacrifice of Angels", Cuban Missile Crisis, Alaimo blows a secret
November 11TrekWeb chat

October 27Kira/Sexism on DS9, character arcs, Ent-D's destruction, Worf/Dax, "Behind The Lines", writing, the arc's length, S6-S7, loose ends questions, Deadly Sparks.
October 23Time travel, Klingon culture, Keiko, Damar, Garak, Nog.
October 22The missing Damar scene, Brannon Braga, Klingons
October 20Casting choices, favorite episode names, "R&S", Kira, phasers, S6
October 10The Fed Fleets, Dukat the tyrant, the Arc, Romulans, Kasidy
October 9Bashir, script submissions, World War II
October 3Script submissions, Continuity, WWII, Mirror Spock, T&T
October 2The Borg, Gene's universe, Ron's hair, runabouts, continuity

September 29DS9 Law, Weyoun clones, Empok Nor
September 25TNG in wedding, Tom & Ro, Bashir & Fed genetics, Kira & Odo in the arc
September 24The Morn episode, Ron the novelist, Vorta power! Bashir, tech emmys, continuity, DS9 writing
September 19Jadzia/Curzon, "D" is for?, DMZ, Worf, Kira's bros, "Piece of the Action"
September 16BB & RDM=bad motion picture writers, No chemistry for Dax & Worf?
Spetember 15No VOY for Ron, "Cordially", The Ellen outing, submissions
September 11Princess Diana tribute, Klingon opera at wedding, Cardies and Sesame St., Jake the reporter, crossovers, "Chase" aliens=Founders?, preventing leaks.

August 29Bloopers, Bajoran culture, Odo-tties, Alexander, Maquis, Poor DS9 writing
August 23Ron's writing software, his personal life, Ziyal
August 20T&T, Damar and Ziyal, "Lessons", family friendly TNG, Worf's family
August 8"D&L", Bashir, Kira & Odo, Ron's career, Kira's "Body Parts"
August 7Splitting the crew up in "Call to Arms", DS9 comedies, new episode names
August 5Wesley's evolution, important script elements, submissions
August 4Ron's job secuirty history at Trek, BOPs, K'Ehleyr, film cameos, Kira complaints
August 1"The First Duty", Kira and Dax complaints, K'Ehleyr's death

July 28Worf on the Rotarran, Ricardo Montalban, "Lower Decks", Embarrassing TNG, Ron's film favorites, Berman, Shakaar, Ron's opinion on DS9 Emmy noms
July 24The "Save ST" site, the holo-communicator, Ron's fandom history, when he sold "The Bonding", "D" is for? guesses
July 17Life after Trek, The meaning of "Rocks and Shoals"'s title, Is the truth out there?
July 16TNG 10th Anniversary? "SOTE" Klingon crew, What Ron looks like, "D" is for?, Colm at work, Enterprise's role in the fleet, Translating WOTW, Writing for Garak
July 11DS9 battles, VISOR, VOY on-line, MSN, Lwaxana
July 7Actual AOL chat session, DS9 sixth season preview
July 2Standing sets, Tholians, Ron and Klingons, budget, S5 favorites, romance, ST:G
July 1Garak's origin, Defiant's name, Ron's vacation, DS9 credits, Challenger memories

June 24FC Stardates, "Rapture", Martok, favorite TOS episode
June 23Pocket Books, JMS bashing DS9, E-E, Romulans, "CtoA" fleet, Geigers and Bears, Robert Urich on DS9, Dukat, Bill Clinton
June 20Willie Mays baseball card, BB, Rush Limbaugh, "Renaissance", internships
June 18J/J'ers demand blood, writers getting sued.

May 16 "Now it's time to say good-bye... to all our company...."
May 15Sexism in the Klingon Empire.
May 14DS9's backstory, "Children", Bashir's sandwiches in "IPS", how actors are paid
May 8Judging US Presidents, Kirk, Ron's S5 favorites, Duras sisters
May 6Structural changes, Sisko, Klingon Year 999, "Soldiers of the Empire", Buffy, the Nexus, famous guest stars
May 5Livingston, composers, Kirk's death
May 2 (2)Season 7?, Negative publicity, Worf and Dax, Kirk.
May 2College days, Letter writing campaign, Sito, "SOTE", Klingon CD-ROM

April 29E-E, Romulans, Jennifer Sisko, "Ties of Blood", Kira, Grilka, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Piller, E-E ugly?, cultural respect, Hugos
April 25Holodecks as fantasy? Klingon ridges
April 18 (2)Holodeck ethics
April 18Barclay, holodecks, Changelings
April 17Voyager the competition? Odo a fascist?, Vorta Power!
April 14Ron imposter, "The Bonding", actor's influence on characters, Kira O'Brien, Conservatives offended at Risa, Kasidy
April 11Letter writing campaign, Romulans
April 10Ron's TV viewing habits, camera work, Emmys
April 9 (2)Berman, ST:9, FC, Sisko as Emissary, DS9 overlooked in media
April 9DS9 size, TOS aliens, Worf's mother, pitching stories
April 8Pitching, guest/recurring stars
April 7Heaven's Gate, Favorite DS9 episodes, Jake's novel, Fed President, Kirk/ST:G, "Rascals"
April 5Voyager, vacation, middle child, "Enpok Nor", TV writing
April 4Social issues, Vanessa Williams, Fan-atics, Rene Echevarria, Weyoun, less of Dax, Bareil, Armin's hints

March 31IMAX, Kira, ST:9, Jake
March 24Dax's feelings for Worf, Bajor joining Federation, Ron will not be writing ST:9
March 21Writing Ron a letter, Worf/Dax, Worf as Starfleet officer, Dominion, Avery Brooks
March 5"Inferno", 47, Jimmy Diggs, the O' Brien chronology
March 4 (2)Bashir's medical exam, Bashir's genes, Alexander
March 4Star Trek scripting, ST reference, effects, legal system, "Battle Lines"
March 3Character focus, Eugenics Wars

February 28 (2)Bashir Changeling, Bashir's father
February 28Rotating Ziyals, Upcoming episode names, Sela
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Moore Post 1Worf loose ends, Dukat, Mirror Jake

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