Ronald D. Moore
Ronald Dowl Moore is an American screenwriter and television producer. He is best known for his work on Star Trek. Moore was raised in California, he is agnostic. Moore dabbled in drama in high school, he went on to study government at Cornell University, where he was Literary Secretary of The Kappa Alpha Society on a Navy ROTC scholarship, but left during his senior year in the spring of 1986 after losing interest in his studies. He completed his degree through Regents College, he served for one month during the summer of his freshman year on the frigate USS W. S. Sims. Moore spent the next three years drifting between temporary work; as Moore himself recounted in the book, Star Trek: The Next Generation 365, by the fall of 1986, he was "less than a year into my career as a college dropout... working as a medical records technician at an animal hospital, all the while telling myself that I was a professional writer awaiting my inevitable discovery." In 1988, he toured the Star Trek: The Next Generation sets during the filming of the episode "Time Squared."
While there, he passed a script he had written to one of Gene Roddenberry's assistants, who helped him get an agent who submitted the script through proper channels. About seven months executive producer Michael Piller read the script and bought it. Based on that script he was offered the opportunity to write a second script and that led to a staff position as a script editor. Two years he was promoted to co-producer producer for the series' final year. Moore wrote a number of episodes that developed the Klingon race and culture, starting with "Sins of the Father" which introduced the Klingon home world, the Klingon High Council and the Klingon Chancellor and continuing with "Reunion," "Redemption, Part 1 and 2," "Ethics" and "Rightful Heir." He is credited with co-writing 27 Next Generation episodes. He co-wrote several episodes with Brannon Braga, developing a successful working relationship that led to them being offered the chance to write the series television finale, "All Good Things...".
The series received an Emmy Award nomination in its final year for Outstanding Drama Series, losing to Picket Fences. The pair wrote the screenplay for the Next Generation crew's first two big screen appearances, Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. Moore joined the production staff of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for its third season as a supervising producer, being promoted to a co-executive producer position for the series' final two years. During this time he worked again with Braga on the script for the second Next Generation motion picture, Star Trek: First Contact and on a draft of the Mission: Impossible 2 script, re-written by Robert Towne for which they received a "story by" credit. During his time on Deep Space Nine, he continued to write episodes that expanded on Klingon culture such as "The House of Quark", "Sons of Mogh", "Rules of Engagement", "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "Soldiers of the Empire", "You Are Cordially Invited..." and "Once More Unto the Breach".
He wrote episodes that dealt with controversial subjects such as genetic engineering, co-wrote the episode that featured Star Trek's first same-sex kiss and killed off another popular character, Vedek Bareil Antos. During his time on Deep Space Nine, he made an effort to engage with fans. With the end of Deep Space Nine in 1999, Moore transferred over to the production staff of Star Trek: Voyager at the start of its sixth season, where his writing partner Braga was executive producer. However, Moore left Voyager only a matter of weeks with "Survival Instinct" and "Barge of the Dead" as his only credits. In a January 2000 interview for Cinescape magazine, Moore cited problems in his working relationship with Braga for his short stay: I have hurt feelings about Brannon. What happened between me and him is just between he and I, it was a breakdown of trust. I would have quit any show. I wasn't allowed to participate in the process, I wasn't part of the show. I felt like I was freelancing my own show....
I was disappointed that my long-time friend and writing partner acted in that manner, that crossed lines to the point where I felt like I had to walk away from Star Trek, something that meant a lot to me for a long time, from my childhood right through my entire professional career. Moore and Braga can be heard talking together on the commentary tracks for the DVD release of Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. After leaving Voyager, Moore worked as a consulting producer on Good vs Evil before joining Roswell as a co-executive producer and staff writer at the start of its second season in 2000. Moore and series creator Jason Katims jointly ran Roswell until the show ended in 2002. Moore wrote some of the show's most popular episodes, including "Ask Not" and the series finale "Graduation," which he co-wrote with Katims, he wrote the episode "Cry Your Name." During this time, Moore developed a pilot based on Anne
Paul Dooley is an American actor and comedian. Dooley was born Paul Brown in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the son of Ruth Irene, a homemaker, Peter James Brown, a factory worker, he has said. He enjoyed listening to comedians on the radio Jimmy Durante. Dooley drew a strip for a local paper in Parkersburg, he joined the United States Navy. Dooley returned home and graduated from West Virginia University in 1952. After graduating from West Virginia University, Dooley went to New York City to try his luck in the entertainment industry, he found work as a clown for children's birthday parties. In New York he soon found success as a regular on the stage. In the early 1950s, he was discovered by Mike Nichols; the director gave him his first break by casting him in 1965's The Odd Couple on Broadway. Dooley understudied Art Carney, who played Felix Unger; when Carney left the play Dooley got the part. He got an agent at William Morris Agency thanks to a referral from Walter Matthau, who played Oscar Madison in the play.
Having an interest in comedy, Dooley was a stand-up comedian for five years landing on The Tonight Show, a member of the Compass Players and The Second City troupe in New York City. Fellow members of The Second City at that time were Alan Alda. Dooley worked as a writer, he created and was one of the head writers on The Electric Company, produced by the Children's Television Workshop for PBS in the United States. Dooley wrote "runners", a series of short sketches with 8 or 10 characters that were broadcast over the course of several weeks, he found out years that Carl Reiner had recommended him for the job. Dooley formed a company with Andrew Duncan and Lynne Lipton called All Over Creation to create commercials for radio and television, they produced around 1,000 radio spots. A character named Paul the Gorilla that appeared in television commercials was named after him. Dooley wrote: Easy Reader Fargo North, Decoder Love of Chair Dooley has appeared in such films as Sixteen Candles, Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure, Breaking Away, the voice of Sarge in the Disney/Pixar films Cars, Cars 2 and Cars 3.
He worked with Robert Altman and is known as a prolific journeyman character actor. After Altman saw Dooley in the Jules Feiffer comedy Hold Me, he signed him for a role in his film A Wedding, he and Altman co-wrote the film Health. He was in the director's cut of Little Shop of Horrors, but was replaced by Jim Belushi in the final cut. Dooley has worked with Christopher Guest on a number of films. Dooley has appeared as a variety of recurrent characters on numerous television shows, including My So-Called Life, Dream On, Grace Under Fire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, ALF and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where he played the recurring role of Enabran Tain, he guest starred in other primetime shows like Bewitched, The Wonder Years, the Teenage Witch, The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland, Desperate Housewives. Dooley starred in the short-lived comedy about a couple living in an Arizona retirement community, Coming of Age, opposite veteran actors Phyllis Newman, Glynis Johns an Alan Young. In 2000, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as an eccentric judge on The Practice.
In 2010, Dooley played the part of the head chef at Camp Victory, a fictional fat camp, on the short-lived ABC Family original series Huge, created and written by his wife and daughter. In 2014 he appeared in an episode of the NBC series Parenthood as Rocky, a fellow vet and retiree to Craig T. Nelson's Zeek Braverman. In 2017 he appeared in the episode "22 Steps" of the ABC series The Good Doctor as Glenn, a 72 year old man with a failing heart who breaks his pacemaker because he wants to die due to the constant pain he is suffering. Dooley co-wrote the play, Assisted Living, with his wife Winnie Holzman, it was their first theatrical collaboration. The play premiered on April 5, 2013. Dooley has been married to Winnie Holzman since November 18, 1984, they first met at an improv acting class in New York but were both in relationships with other people at the time. The couple have a daughter named Savannah and live in Toluca Lake in California, he was married to Donna Lee Wasser on September 19, 1958, but their marriage ended in divorce.
He has three children from his first marriage: Robin and Peter. His sister-in-law still lives in Parkersburg at the Willows Center. Paul Dooley on IMDb
Miles O'Brien (Star Trek)
Miles Edward O'Brien is a character in the fictional Star Trek franchise. He appears sporadically in all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and is a main cast member of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. O'Brien was the transporter chief of the USS Enterprise-D, he was promoted to Chief of Operations of Deep Space Nine. O'Brien is the only major Star Trek character described as both ethnically Irish and born in Ireland. O'Brien is portrayed by actor Colm Meaney. According to Colm Meaney, at first O'Brien "was just there, not established as a character, that went on for a bit." He can be seen as the battle bridge's conn operator in the first TNG episode, "Encounter at Farpoint." Appearing on and off in more TNG episodes, it wasn't until the second season episode "Unnatural Selection" that Meaney's character was named, the second episode of season 4, "Family," before the character was given a first name. However, Meaney came to like the arrangement of being hired on an episode-by-episode basis, was hesitant to sign on as a regular on DS9.
Along with Worf, Miles O'Brien is one of the two characters that moved from TNG to be a main character on DS9. They are reunited in "The Way of the Warrior" and O'Brien meets him as he comes in from the DS9 docking port airlock, he claims descent from the famous Ard Rí, or High King of Ireland. His father, Michael O'Brien, wanted him to play the cello, so he pursued this and was accepted into the Aldebaran Music Academy. However, a few days before he was scheduled to start classes there, he enlisted in Starfleet. O'Brien can be seen playing the cello as part of Data's string quartet early in the TNG episode "The Ensigns of Command". In the DS9 episode "Invasive Procedures", it is revealed; the TNG episode "The Wounded" establishes that O'Brien served as tactical officer aboard the USS Rutledge during the Cardassian War and that he was scarred by the Cardassians' massacre of hundreds of civilians on Setlik III. O'Brien does not remember. In that episode, it is clear that the classic Irish tune "The Minstrel Boy" plays a major part of his journey as a character: an innocent man thrown into the destructive nature of war.
He sings the song in this episode, much in the final episode of DS9 "What You Leave Behind". "The Minstrel Boy" is the first musical theme to be heard in the flashback sequence. In the DS9 episode "Bar Association", O'Brien jokingly claims to be a direct descendant of real-life Irish High King Brian Boru, he speaks more of fictional ancestor Sean Aloysius O'Brien, a major player in one of the first United States workers' unions, who participated in the Coal Strike of 1902 in Pennsylvania and was shot dumped into the Allegheny River. In the episode "Rules of Engagement", it is revealed that during O'Brien's 22 years in Starfleet, he had fought in 235 separate battles and had been decorated by Starfleet on 15 occasions, was considered to be an expert in starship combat. O'Brien's first appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation as the battle bridge flight controller in The Next Generation premiere episode "Encounter at Farpoint", with his only other appearance in the first season being as a security guard in the episode "Lonely Among Us".
Starting with the second season premiere, "The Child", O'Brien began his regular role as the ship's transporter operator, a position, filled by the since-departed Tasha Yar in the first season. In the following episode, "Where Silence Has Lease", when Riker and Worf prepare to beam to the USS Yamato, Riker refers to him as a lieutenant and the character is wearing lieutenant collar pips, he still wears lieutenant pips in "Sarek", but in episodes, the collar symbol has changed and O'Brien is referred to as Chief.. In 2367, he confronted Capt. Benjamin Maxwell, his former commanding officer on the USS Rutledge, when Maxwell attacked Cardassian ships and outposts without authorisation and threatened the peace between the Federation and the Cardassian Union. During the Klingon Civil War, O'Brien is assigned to the bridge as tactical officer due to Worf's resignation from Starfleet and the temporary reassignment of officers to other ships in a fleet led by Capt. Picard. O'Brien marries Keiko Ishikawa aboard the USS Enterprise-D in the TNG episode "Data's Day".
They have a daughter, delivered by Worf in "Disaster". O'Brian appears in over 50 episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation: "Encounter at Farpoint" "Lonely Among Us" "The Child" "Where Silence Has Lease" "Loud As A Whisper" "Unnatural Selection" "A Matter Of Honor" "The Measure Of A Man" "The Dauphin" "Contagion" "The Royale" "Time Squared" "The Icarus Factor" "Pen Pals" "Q Who" "Up The Long Ladder" "Manhunt" "The Emissary" "Shades of Gray" "The Ensigns of Command" "The Bonding" "Booby Trap" "The Enemy" "The Hunted" "A Matter of Perspective" "Tin Man" "Hollow Pursuits" "The Most Toys" "Sarek" "Transfigurations" "The Best of Both Worlds" "Family" "Brothers" "Remember Me" "Legacy"
A cloaking device is a hypothetical or fictional stealth technology that can cause objects, such as spaceships or individuals, to be or wholly invisible to parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. However, over the entire spectrum, a cloaked object scatters more than an uncloaked object. Fictional cloaking devices have been used as plot devices in various media for many years. Developments in scientific research show that real-world cloaking devices can obscure objects from at least one wavelength of EM emissions. Scientists use artificial materials called metamaterials to bend light around an object. Star Trek screenwriter Paul Schneider, inspired in part by the 1958 film Run Silent, Run Deep, in part by The Enemy Below, which in turn had been released the previous year, 1957, imagined cloaking as a space-travel analog of a submarine submerging, employed it in the 1966 Star Trek episode "Balance of Terror", in which he introduced the Romulan species. Another Star Trek screenwriter, D. C. Fontana, coined the term "cloaking device" for the 1968 episode "The Enterprise Incident", which featured Romulans.
Writers and game designers have since incorporated cloaking devices into many other science-fiction narratives, including Doctor Who, Star Wars, Stargate. An operational, non-fictional cloaking device might be an extension of the basic technologies used by stealth aircraft, such as radar-absorbing dark paint, optical camouflage, cooling the outer surface to minimize electromagnetic emissions, or other techniques to minimize other EM emissions, to minimize particle emissions from the object; the use of certain devices to jam and confuse remote sensing devices would aid in this process, but is more properly referred to as "active camouflage". Alternatively, metamaterials provide the theoretical possibility of making electromagnetic radiation pass around the'cloaked' object. Optical metamaterials have featured in several recent proposals for invisibility schemes. "Metamaterials" refers to materials that owe their refractive properties to the way they are structured, rather than the substances that compose them.
Using transformation optics it is possible to design the optical parameters of a "cloak" so that it guides light around some region, rendering it invisible over a certain band of wavelengths. These spatially varying optical parameters do not correspond to any natural material, but may be implemented using metamaterials. There are several theories of giving rise to different types of invisibility. In 2014, scientists demonstrated good cloaking performance in murky water, demonstrating that an object shrouded in fog can disappear when appropriately coated with metamaterial; this is due to the random scattering of light, such as that which occurs in clouds, milk, frosted glass, etc. combined with the properties of the metamaterial coating. When light is diffused, a thin coat of metamaterial around an object can make it invisible under a range of lighting conditions. Active camouflage is a group of camouflage technologies which would allow an object to blend into its surroundings by use of panels or coatings capable of changing color or luminosity.
Active camouflage can be seen as having the potential to become the perfection of the art of camouflaging things from visual detection. Optical camouflage is a kind of active camouflage in which one wears a fabric which has an image of the scene directly behind the wearer projected onto it, so that the wearer appears invisible; the drawback to this system is that, when the cloaked wearer moves, a visible distortion is generated as the'fabric' catches up with the object's motion. The concept exists for now only in theory and in proof-of-concept prototypes, although many experts consider it technically feasible, it has been reported. Mercedes demonstrated an invisible car using LED and camera in 2012. Plasma at certain density ranges absorbs certain bandwidths of broadband waves rendering an object invisible. However, generating plasma in air is too expensive and a feasible alternative is generating plasma between thin membranes instead; the Defense Technical Information Center is following up research on plasma reducing RCS technologies.
A plasma cloaking device was patented in 1991. A prototype Metascreen is a claimed cloaking device, just few micrometers thick and to a limited extent can hide 3D objects from microwaves in their natural environment, in their natural positions, in all directions, from all of the observer's positions, it was prepared at the University of Texas, Austin by Professor Andrea Alù. The metascreen consisted of a 66 micrometre thick polycarbonate film supporting an arrangement of 20 micrometer thick copper strips that resembled a fishing net. In the experiment, when the metascreen was hit by 3.6 GHz microwaves, it re-radiated microwaves of the same frequency that were out of phase, thus cancelling out reflections from the object being hidden. The device only cancelled out the scattering of microwaves in the first order; the same researchers published a paper on "plasmonic cloaking" the previous year. University of Rochester physics professor John Howell and graduate student Joseph Choi have announced a scalable cloaking device which uses common optical lenses to achieve visible light cloaking on the macroscopic scale, known as the "Rochester Cloak".
The device consists of a series of four lenses which direct light rays around objects which would otherwise occlude the optical pathway. The concepts of cloaking are
A wiki is a website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser. In a typical wiki, text is written using a simplified markup language and edited with the help of a rich-text editor. A wiki is run using wiki software, otherwise known as a wiki engine. A wiki engine is a type of content management system, but it differs from most other such systems, including blog software, in that the content is created without any defined owner or leader, wikis have little inherent structure, allowing structure to emerge according to the needs of the users. There are dozens of different wiki engines in use, both standalone and part of other software, such as bug tracking systems; some wiki engines are open source. Some permit control over different functions. Others may permit access without enforcing access control. Other rules may be imposed to organize content; the online encyclopedia project Wikipedia is the most popular wiki-based website, is one of the most viewed sites in the world, having been ranked in the top ten since 2007.
Wikipedia is not a single wiki but rather a collection of hundreds of wikis, with each one pertaining to a specific language. In addition to Wikipedia, there are tens of thousands of other wikis in use, both public and private, including wikis functioning as knowledge management resources, notetaking tools, community websites, intranets; the English-language Wikipedia has the largest collection of articles. Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb described wiki as "the simplest online database that could work". "Wiki" is a Hawaiian word meaning "quick". Ward Cunningham and co-author Bo Leuf, in their book The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web, described the essence of the Wiki concept as follows: A wiki invites all users—not just experts—to edit any page or to create new pages within the wiki Web site, using only a standard "plain-vanilla" Web browser without any extra add-ons. Wiki promotes meaningful topic associations between different pages by making page link creation intuitively easy and showing whether an intended target page exists or not.
A wiki is not a crafted site created by experts and professional writers, designed for casual visitors. Instead, it seeks to involve the typical visitor/user in an ongoing process of creation and collaboration that changes the website landscape. A wiki enables communities of contributors to write documents collaboratively. All that people require to contribute is a computer, Internet access, a web browser, a basic understanding of a simple markup language. A single page in a wiki website is referred to as a "wiki page", while the entire collection of pages, which are well-interconnected by hyperlinks, is "the wiki". A wiki is a database for creating and searching through information. A wiki allows non-linear, evolving and networked text, while allowing for editor argument and interaction regarding the content and formatting. A defining characteristic of wiki technology is the ease with which pages can be created and updated. There is no review by a moderator or gatekeeper before modifications are accepted and thus lead to changes on the website.
Many wikis are open to alteration by the general public without requiring registration of user accounts. Many edits can be made in real-time and appear instantly online, but this feature facilitates abuse of the system. Private wiki servers require user authentication to edit pages, sometimes to read them. Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Cito Maramba, Steve Wheeler write that the open wikis produce a process of Social Darwinism. "'Unfit' sentences and sections are ruthlessly culled and replaced if they are not considered'fit', which results in the evolution of a higher quality and more relevant page. While such openness may invite'vandalism' and the posting of untrue information, this same openness makes it possible to correct or restore a'quality' wiki page." Some wikis have an Edit button or link directly on the page being viewed, if the user has permission to edit the page. This can lead to a text-based editing page where participants can structure and format wiki pages with a simplified markup language, sometimes known as Wikitext, Wiki markup or Wikicode.
An example of this is the VisualEditor on Wikipedia. WYSIWYG controls do not, always provide
Starfleet is a fictional organization in the Star Trek media franchise. Within this fictional universe, Starfleet is a service maintained by the United Federation of Planets as the principal means for conducting deep-space exploration, defense and diplomacy. While the majority of Starfleet's members are human and it is headquartered on Earth, hundreds of other species are represented; the majority of the franchise's protagonists are Starfleet officers. During production of early episodes of the original series, several details of the makeup of the Star Trek universe had yet to be worked out, including the operating authority for the USS Enterprise; the terms Star Service, Spacefleet Command, United Earth Space Probe Agency, Space Central were all used to refer to the Enterprise's operating authority, before the term "Starfleet" became widespread from the episode "Court Martial" onwards. However, references to the United Earth Space Probe Agency, its abbreviation UESPA, are to be found in episodes of series.
For example, the Friendship One probe is marked with the letters UESPA-1 in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Friendship One". Other background props included additional UESPA references, such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard's family album in Star Trek Generations. During the production of Star Trek: Enterprise, some larger Starfleet insignia designs included the name "United Earth Space Probe Agency". Many Star Trek: Enterprise episodes refer to Starfleet having been in operation in 2119, when it funded research begun by Cochrane and Henry Archer leading to the first successful flight of Warp 3 vessels in the 2140s; this research is said to have evolved into the NX Program, which led to Starfleet launching its first Warp 5-capable starship, Enterprise, in 2151, followed by Columbia, in 2155, as well as other vessels. However, the Starfleet, in existence before the Federation is a different organization than that of the Federation Starfleet. Starfleet acts under a Prime Directive of non-interference with developing worlds or their internal politics.
This is said not to be a Human construct, but stems from policies implemented by the Vulcans, who regarded an alien civilization's attainment of warp speed as the sign of their importance and reason for making first contact with them. The Prime Directive and Starfleet's first-contact policies are at the center of several episodes in each Star Trek series and the film Star Trek: First Contact. Starfleet Headquarters is shown to be located on Earth, northeast of the Golden Gate Bridge in the present-day Fort Baker area. Starfleet Academy is located in the same general area. Additionally, various episodes show Starfleet operating a series of starbases throughout Federation territory, as ground facilities, or as space stations in planetary orbit or in deep space. Starfleet has been shown to handle scientific and diplomatic missions, although its primary mandate seems to be peaceful exploration in the search for sentient life, as seen in the mission statements of different incarnations of the USS Enterprise.
The flagship of Starfleet is considered to be the starship USS Enterprise. Starfleet has many components, including: As early as the original Star Trek, characters refer to attending Starfleet Academy. Series establish it as an officer training facility with a four-year educational program; the main campus is located near Starfleet Headquarters in what is now California. Starfleet Command is the headquarters/command center of Starfleet; the term "Starfleet Command" is first used in TOS episode "Court Martial". Its headquarters are depicted as being in Fort Baker, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Overlooking the Command from the other side of the Golden Gate is the permanent site of the Council of the United Federation of Planets in what is now the Presidio of San Francisco. Throughout the Star Trek franchise, the main characters' isolation from Starfleet Command compels them to make and act upon decisions without Starfleet Command's orders or information in Voyager when the main protagonists have no means of contacting Earth for several years.
StarTrek.com notes. It states: Located on San Francisco's Mare Island, with additional starship assembly facilities located in Earth orbit, Starfleet's San Francisco Navy Yards is the site where the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 was built in 2245. Captain Robert April, the Enterprise's first commanding officer, was present at the San Francisco Navy Yards when the vessel's major components were built and prepared for assembly in Starfleet's orbital drydock facilities; the Enterprise-D and USS Voyager are depicted to have been constructed at a shipyard named Utopia Planitia in Mars orbit. Utopia Planitia served as Starfleet's main ship yards throughout a large portion of Starfleet's existence. After the Enterprise-D encountered the Borg in the episode "Q Who" the size of the Utopia Planitia shipyards was doubled out of fear of a Borg strike, they were once again doubled. In the 2009 film, Jim Kirk arrives at a shipyard near his home in Iowa and boards a shuttle to enlist in Starfleet. In the 2013 sequel, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott discovers a covert Starfleet facility, near Jupiter, that has built a m