Chowchilla native Ron Moore has a new TV series. The Syfy cable channel has ordered 13 episodes of “Helix” that would begin airing later this year. Moore will be an executive producer on the show.
The cable series is about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak. What they find is a life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.
Moore brings a wealth of science fiction and fantasy knowledge to the show having written for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and been the producer of “Roswell,” the updated “Battlestar Galactica” and “Caprica.” He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 1996 film “”Star Trek: Generations,” in which James T. Kirk died.