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An interview with "For All Mankind" show-runner Ron Moore reveals more details about working with Apple and Tim Cook's visits to the "For All Mankind" set.
Ron Moore has been telling stories about space for decades, and now he's working on "For All Mankind" on Apple TV+. He's best known for his work on "Battlestar Galactica" and "Star Trek."
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Ron Moore for a podcast interview that covered his work for Apple and future plans in the industry. He began by commenting on his love for space and how he wrote letters to NASA as a child.
The first question about "For All Mankind" was about its generational nature, with season two taking place nearly a decade after the first.
"From the beginning, I was attracted to doing it as a generational story. To see the space program expand and become real, it had to take place over decades," Moore answered. "I thought it was interesting to follow a group of characters, watch some of them grow up, watch others grow old and die and do it as a generational story."
"For All Mankind" is a Sony Pictures Television production, which means that Moore came to Apple via his contract with Sony. He continues to work on the show for Apple, but has begun work at Disney as well.
When asked about what it was like working for Apple he said "there was a certain familiarity of how things would get done." Despite the fact that Apple was new to making entertainment content, Moore says the growing pains were aided by how many former Sony members were a part of Apple TV+.
Apple CEO Tim Cook would come check out the set, according to Moore. Cook would sit at Mission Control and "get lost on the consoles and keyboards." Cook would comment, "oh yeah, I remember this kind of CRT."
Moore said that he would visit Cupertino for various things and be warmly received with comments such as "I love that show! I was a huge fan of the space program." He said that there are images of NASA all around the campus which reflects the company's admiration for the program.
The interview then angled towards Moore's time with Disney and his future projects. He will be producing a "Swiss Family Robinson" reboot as his first project, though his ambitions lie with Star Wars.