Star Trek: Continuum

Ron D. Moore Archive

Mon Aug 10 15:18:37 1998

Q. Whats gonna happen after season 7 of DS9?

A. The peoples of the Earth will mourn as one.

Q. We'd all like some feature films but with the TNG
   crew having their turn, whats the future hold?

A. I haven't heard anything about future DS9 projects
   either in feature films or TV movies.  Anything is
   possible, of course, but there are no plans for DS9
   to continue in any format beyond season 7.

Ron D. Moore

Mon Aug 10 15:30:29 1998

Q. I love watching the Romulans on ds9 and TNG
   and I can't help noticing that the Romulans
   always use their D'deridex Warbirds. Why
   doesn't paramount give the Romulans some
   new ships so the romulans don't look so plain.
   If you have anything to say on this Subject go

A. We built a Romulan shuttle for "The Defector"
   (and had to build another one for "In the Pale
   Moonlight" since a certain starship wandering
   the Delta Quadrant had trashed our model) but
   we haven't had a need for other Rom warships,
   so we haven't spent the money to construct a
   new vessel.

Ron D. Moore

Fri Aug 28 20:28:26 1998

Q. Does Jake have a special meaning to the
   people of Bajor? Does he have a cool
   name like Emissary?

A. He is known as The Boy Wonder

Q. Terry Farrell has said that she would
   come back for the last episode. Is there
   any chance that we'll get to see her?
   (Hey, it happened with Yar, and Spock)

A. Too early to tell, but we're not planning
   on it.

Q. You've said that your Star Trek career is
   over after DS9. Does that mean that you
   wouldn't help with a DS9 movie?

A. At the moment, there are no plans for a
   DS9 movie, but I'd certainly consider it.

Ron D. Moore

Fri Aug 28 20:32:57 1998

Q. Has there been any thought of tying up some
   stories left open at the end of some TNG
   episodes, like "Conspiracy", "Schisms" or
   any with the Borg left from "Descent" or

A. We have no plans to tie up any TNG threads.

Ronald D. Moore

Fri Aug 28 20:39:57 1998

Q. Will we see an Alternate Universe episode
   in the 7th season of DS9?

A. We'd like to do one more.

Ronald D. Moore

Fri Aug 28 20:41:22 1998

Q. I heard a rumour that Ezri Dax & Jake Sisko
   are going to develop a relationship in the
   early part of the seventh season. Could you
   tell me it that is true?

A. Not True.

Ronald D. Moore

Fri Aug 28 20:45:02 1998

Q. I was wondering if the last episode will be
   a two hour episode. They did it for The Next

A. That's the plan at the moment.

Ronald D. Moore

Fri Aug 28 20:48:08 1998

Q. At the end of last year, you stated that
   there were officially two other Defiant-class
   ships operating in Starfleet. This is obvious
   because during the final flick in "A Call to
   Arms", we could clearly see two other Defiant-
   class ships other than the Defiant...  My
   question to you is, how many Defiant-class
   ships are now operating in Starfleet? (other
   than the Valiant which, , kinda died.)

A. We don't have an official number, but we
   presume there are at least a few dozen at this

Ronald D. Moore

Fri Aug 28 20:52:49 1998

Q. Is there any sort of history on the Trills? I
   am not the only one who wonders about certain
   things, such as when and how they first joined,
   how the symbionts reproduce, and any other such
   tidbits that would be of interest to those of
   us who prefer Trills over the other races.

A. Although we've talked over several versions of
   the Trill backstory, we don't have an "official"
   story anywhere.  The same goes for the Klingons,
   Bajorans, etc.  We usually go into detail on
   this sort of thing when there's a specific story
   problem that must be addressed -- as in "Rightful
   Heir" for instance.

Ronald D. Moore

Fri Aug 28 20:56:41 1998

Q. I would like to know if there are going to be any
   more TNG Charactors on DS9?

A. We have no plans for any TNG characters to appear
   on DS9

Ronald D. Moore

Mon Aug 31 13:21:10 1998

Q. How much life do you see for the Star Trek franchise
   after DS9 and Voyager has run its course. If you were
   asked by the suits at Paramount, what would you
   recommend would be the next steps for the franchise?

A. I think there's still a lot of life left in Trek, but
   that the next step in the franchise has to be very
   carefully considered.  I think it would be best if a
   new series were developed only after Voyager left the
   air.  Let fan hunger develop a little and let the TNG
   movies run their course, then reinvent the franchise
   again and go from there.

Ronald D. Moore

Mon Aug 31 13:24:00 1998

Q. Will Q return to DS9 in season 7?

A. Probably not, but you never say never...

Ronald D. Moore

Mon Aug 31 13:27:47 1998

Q. What has been the most difficult episode for you to

A. The most difficut story I've written recently was
   "The Sound of Her Voice."  I had trouble finding the
   right themes in this one and I felt like I never got a
   handle on the episode.  As a result, I find it somewhat
   unsatisfying.  I'm not sure why I shot wide of the mark
   on that one, maybe it was the end of the year and my own
   fatigue was starting to show or maybe I just
   overestimated my ability to pull off the "radio" concept.

Ronald D. Moore

Mon Aug 31 13:39:38 1998

Q. Is it known who is going to write the series ending ?

A. No, but I would imagine that Ira & Hans will do it.

Ronald D. Moore

Mon Aug 31 13:44:25 1998

Q. I imagine that the process of casting a new actress for the
   new "Dax" character would have been a most difficult
   process given that character is already defined to a degree
   and the series is only going to continue for 1 more yr. Did
   these factors dissuade any potential candidates for the role?

A. Not that I'm aware of.

Ronald D. Moore

Mon Aug 31 13:44:45 1998

Q. How big is the Changeling infiltration in the Federation , is
   it bigger than suspected ?

A. We're talking about that right now, and I'd rather not give it
   away yet.

Ronald D. Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:07 PM

Q. I was wondering if you could possibly shed
   some light on a question. The Klingon Marines,
   what few aren't in cryo.  Have they ever been
   defeated in a war?  The reason for the
   question is we have a Dak'Tahg point up,
   as a Marine emblem, some have said that it
   needs to be point down.  But since Klingon's
   are not fully explained as to the little
   things by Paramount, i was wondering if you
   could answer.

A. Officially, I don't think we've ever established the
   "Klingon Marines" on the show.  Also, the choice of
   pointing the emblem point up or point down is a
   little arbitrary and probably has more to do with an
   aesthetic choice on the part of the art department
   than with any story-specific reason.  I think
   overall that the Klingons have indeed suffered their
   share of setbacks and defeats over the years.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:09 PM

Q. Mr. Moore you have said in a past post that
   there probobly won't be any DS9 feature films.
   If Voyager doesn't go back to the alpha quadrant
   and Paramount decides to do another trek film
   featuring the cast of STNG will the writers of
   this movie feel of pressure in making the
   critical fans of Trek believe that the events in
   the alpha quadrant in that 10th trek movie could
   have actually happend in relation to the previous
   events on DS9? In my opinion the only way to steer
   away from this problem is to send Voyager home in
   time to tell about new events after DS9 has ended,
   wouldn't you agree?

A. All I can tell you is that it's way too early to
   speculate on what may or may not happen in a 10th
   feature film.  The most important indicator on film 10
   is how film 9 is received both commercially and critically.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:11 PM

Q. What type of books are considered canon? The ones
   written by Production staff?

A. Actually, NONE of the books are considered canon.
   We consider only the filmed episodes (and movies)
   to be canon for our purposes.  We do use things like
   the Encylopedia, the Chronology, the Technical Manual
   etc. for reference, but unless it was explicitly
   mentioned on screen, we won't feel bound by anything
   stated even in those books.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:12 PM

Q. In "The Sound of Her Voice" and "Valiant", we saw a
   man (wearing the gold colour) sitting at the helm...
   is he a member of the production staff or something,
   or just an extra who enjoys a lot of screen time?
   I've seen him in the background before in several

A. I believe he was one of our fun-loving background actors.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:13 PM

Q. Is there any chance we may see James Doohan return
   as Scotty at any point?

A. Probably not on DS9.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:14 PM

Q. I was wondering why was the name Phoenix
    choosen for Cochrane's ship. Was
    there any reason in particular ?

    Also who come up with the name ?

A. Brannon and I came up with the name and it is a
   reference to the mythological bird that rose from
   the ashes -- a metaphor for humanity rising from the
   ashes of the Third World War.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:15 PM

Q.  At the moment there is some confusion about the
    order of current DS9 episodes. According to
    several sources from the internet the order is
    as follows:

    151 Image in the Sand
    152 Shadows and Symbols
    153 Afterimage
    154 Take Me Out to the Holosuite
    155 Treachery, Faith, and the Great River
    156 Chrysalis
    157 Once More into the Breach

    Can you please confirm or correct this order? Some
    sources mentioned an episode called "Dysfunctional"
    which is said to be about Ezri Dax who wants to get
    rid of the worm in her body and arranges with an
    alien doctor an appointment for surgery to remove
    the symbiont. This episode had been mentioned once
    or twice and then never again. Will "Dysfuntional"
    be shown, or is it lost in the Wormhole, or did it
    just get a new title?

A. The actual order is:

   Take Me Out to the Holosuite
   Treachery, Faith and the Great River
   Once More Unto the Breach
   The Siege of AR-558
   It's Only a Paper Moon
   Prodigal Daugther

   We've never had a show called "Dysfunctional" in development
   nor a story with the plotline that you described.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:16 PM

Q.  While watching "In the Pale Moonligt" last night I
    realized that Majel Barrett doesn't speak the voice
    of the computer any longer. Is she so busy with
    "Earth: The Final Conflict" that she has no time to
    speak the federation computer any longer, or are
    there other reasons for the voice change?

A. As far as I know, Majel still does our Starfleet computer voice.
   However, the voice of the station computer has always been done
   by someone else.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:18 PM

Q. I was wondering if we are going to see more of Kai Winn this season?

A. Although we don't have anything yet, we are planning to reprise Kai Winn
   before the year is out.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:19 PM

Q. I have been a Star Trek fan for quite a while now,
   and this question has always left me guessing.

   How exactly is it that the sensors on these grand ships sense?

A. I'll have to refer you to the TNG Technical Manual or the
   DS9 Technical Manual for the answer.

-- Ron Moore

Monday, October 26, 1998 3:20 PM

Q. Have you plans for wrapping up the DS9 season? Specifically,
   will you do a series of episodes that wraps things up, or will
   it be a monstrously plot-intensive two hour show? Thanks

A. We're going to be spreading out the wrap-up over several episodes.

-- Ron Moore

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