Aha Moment: Ronald D. Moore on ‘Star Trek’

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In college, Ronald Moore's Captain Kirk dorm room poster prompted teasing, but his passion for the original Star Trek has paid off. He became a staff writer for “Star Trek: Next Generation” and ended up doing the unthinkable when he co-wrote the movie, “Star Trek: Generations.”

“In that movie, we killed Captain Kirk,” Moore says, “I literally killed my childhood hero.”

Moore went on to transform the sci-fi TV genre when he reimagined the cheesy 1980s "Battlestar Galactica" into a gripping allegory for the war on terror.

(Originally aired September 17, 2010)