Screenwriter Ronald D. Moore is closely associated with the Star Trek franchise, its shows and feature films. He broke into the venerable sci-fi dynasty by successfully submitting two scripts as a freelance writer for Star Trek: The Next Generation. This led to a position on the writing staff that resulted in his writing or co-writing 27 episodes and a promotion to producer. When the series ended, he moved onward and upward, to become the supervising producer of the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Moore also co-wrote the scripts for the feature films Star Trek: Generations (1994) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996). He was awarded a story credit on the 2000 feature Mission: Impossible II before becoming one of the masterminds of the short-lived HBO series Carnivale. He bounced back from that show's sudden cancellation by joining the writing staff at the highly respected Sci-fi channel remake of Battlestar Galactica. He wrote 2009's Virtuality, and the 2010 Battlestar Galactica sequel Caprica.