Robert Maxwell wrote:
While RDM is a competent writer and producer, I think humor was one of the strengths of the film, and I've never found Moore to be all that good at humor.
He is credited as the writer of five episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
that I think are effective comedies ("The House of Quark," "Our Man Bashir," "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places," "Trials and Tribble-ations," and "Take Me Out to the Holosuite"), but it's certainly true that he's mostly written for dark dramas that didn't make much room for humor. This is especially true on shows where he worked as showrunner (Carnivale
, Battlestar: Galactica
Then again, until he wrote the pilot of Mad Men
(which at first got him a gig writing for The Sopranos
, and eventually got the series produced at AMC), Matt Weiner was a sitcom writer. Moore might have comedic range which he hasn't been able to exercise (outside of the DS9 episodes I mentioned), and this could be his chance. We'll see.
(I wish he was able to get something more interesting off the ground, though; the original movie hasn't impressed me when I've seen it on television, although I've never watched all of it).