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Template:Disambiguate Template:Disambiguate Ronald "Ron" B. Moore is a visual effects artist and coordinator who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. He also worked as visual effects supervisor on the 1996 video games Star Trek: Klingon and Star Trek: Borg. His work on Star Trek earned him the five Emmy Awards and eight nominations, supplemented by a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award as well as an additional nomination.

Moore appeared in the final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, "These Are the Voyages..." as Commander Ronald Moore on a computer screen. He is a member of the "Enterprise Blues Band" that writes and performs songs about Star Trek. The other members are Vaughn Armstrong, Richard Herd, Steve Rankin, William Jones and Casey Biggs. Moore plays the electric guitar. There are many in-universe references about Moore throughout the series including a noted comedian in the episode "The Outrageous Okona", R.B. Moore, and Captain Moore.

Moore provided his knowledge as digital artist and visual effects consultant on several episodes of the fan-made internet series Star Trek: New Voyages (2006-2011), where he worked with Trek alumni Marc Scott Zicree, Michael Reaves, James Cawley, Jeffery Quinn, Doug Drexler, Kevin Haney, Koji Kuramura, Philip Kim, George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, John Carrigan, Iain McCaig, Michael Okuda, James Van Over, Daren Dochterman, Denise Crosby, Leslie Hoffman, and Tom Morga.

Besides his years-long connection with Star Trek, Moore worked for the company Entertainment Effecst Group on the fantasy film Ghostbusters (1984), the science fiction film 2010, and the horror comedy Fright Night (1985). For the Boss Film Corporation he worked as visual effects editorial consultant on the horror sequel Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), the fantasy film The Boy Who Could Fly (1986), and the science fiction film Solarbabies (1986). Other credits include the fantasy adventure Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and the romance Moonstruck (1987).

In 2006 he worked as Visual Effects Producer for EntityFX on the action remake Miami Vice, followed by the action comedy Rush Hour 3 (2007) and the television drama series Kings (2009) for which he received a Visual Effects Society Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program in 2010, shared with Brian Vogt, Craig Weiss, and Niel Wray.

More recently Moore worked as visual effects coordinator on the fantasy blockbusters The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012). The two films also feature Trek alumni Billy Burke, Michael Welch, and Jeff Imada.

In December 2012, Moore published his autobiography, Flying Starships, which was entirely centered around the work he had performed on Star Trek, during his many years of involvement with the franchise.

Star Trek credits

(This list is currently incomplete.)

Star Trek interviews

Star Trek awards

Emmy Awards

Moore received the following Emmy Award wins and nominations in the category Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series:

Visual Effects Society Awards

Moore received the following VES Award win and nomination in the categories Best Visual Effects in a Television Series/Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series:

  • 2003 VES Award nomination for the episode "Shockwave", shared with Dan Curry and Elizabeth Castro.
  • 2005 VES Award win for the episode "Storm Front, Part II", shared with Dan Curry, David Takemura, and Fred Pienkos.


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