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Star Trek: The Next Generation


Scope and Content

This series documents the different roles Moore held while working for the show Star Trek: The Next Generation. It illustrates Moore's promotion from spec writer to story editor to co-producer, and cover the show's production from the third season on. The files in this series include production binders, correspondence, various versions of episode scripts, technical manuals, writers' guides and call sheets. Also included in this series are VHS tapes of the show's dailies and of various cuts of individual episodes. Please see sub-series descriptions for more information about the contents of specific sub-series.


  • 1979 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Historical Note

Star Trek: The Next Generation (often abbreviated as TNG) aired in first-run syndication on various channels from 1987 to 1994. The series, which was the third Star Trek series (after Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Animated Series), was created by Gene Roddenberry. Roddenberry, Rick Berman and Michael Piller served as the show’s executive producers at various times. The show, which aired 178 episodes during its run, is the longest-running Star Trek series to date. It won 18 Emmys. Ron Moore received an Emmy nomination as part of the show’s production team for Outstanding Drama Series in 1994.

Moore joined the staff of the show in 1989 when the show bought his script for the episode “The Bonding.” Shortly after selling the script, Moore accepted a position as a story editor. At the start of the show’s fourth season, he was promoted to executive story editor; at the start of the fifth, he was promoted to co-producer. Moore became the show’s producer at the start of the show's seventh and last season in 1993. Moore also received writing credits for twenty-seven of the show’s episodes, including the series finale “All Good Things…” Most of the episodes written by Moore featured Klingons. Moore won a Hugo Award for “All Good Things…”


From the Collection: 150.4 Linear Feet (148 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States