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'''Michael Taylor'''  is a television writer and producer. He joined the writing staff and production team of the [[Re-imagined Series]] in [[Season 3]].<ref> [http://www.greatlink.org/dcisV2.asp?url=http://www.greatlink.org/shownewsitem.asp?item=5333 The Great Link] </ref> He joined the series as a supervising producer and was promoted to a co-executive producer for the [[Season 4|fourth season]].
  
'''Michael Taylor'''  is a TV writer best known for his work on two series in the Star Trek franchise, ''Deep Space Nine'' and ''Voyager''. His DS9 credits include acclaimed episode "[[Wikipedia:The Visitor (DS9 episode)|The Visitor]]", as well as "[[Wikipedia:In the Pale Moonlight (DS9 episode)|In the Pale Moonlight]]", which was controversial for challenging some of Star Trek's utopian ideas.
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He was previously best known for his work on two series in the ''[[MemoryAlpha:Star Trek|Star Trek]]'' franchise, ''[[MemoryAlpha:Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' and ''[[MemoryAlpha:Star Trek: Voyager|Star Trek: Voyager]]''. His DS9 credits include acclaimed episode "[[MemoryAlpha:The Visitor|The Visitor]]", as well as "[[MemoryAlpha:In the Pale Moonlight|In the Pale Moonlight]]", which was controversial for challenging some of ''Star Trek''&#39;s utopian ideas.
  
Taylor also worked as a producer and writer on the USA Channel series ''The Dead Zone''. In 2002, Michael Taylor was nominated for a Nebula Award, which is given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, for writing a Dead Zone episode entitled "Unreasonable Doubt." <ref> [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0852899/ IMDB] </ref>
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Taylor also worked as a producer and writer on the USA Channel series ''[[w:The Dead Zone|The Dead Zone]]''.  
  
He joined the writing staff of BSG to work on Season 3 <ref> [http://www.greatlink.org/dcisV2.asp?url=http://www.greatlink.org/shownewsitem.asp?item=5333 The Great Link] </ref> but none of the episodes he has contributed have yet aired.
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Taylor joined ''Battlestar Galactica'' creator Ronald D. Moore on ''[[w:Virtuality (TV series)|Virtuality]]'', a two-hour backdoor SF pilot for Fox. The potential series would have dealt with the 10-year journey of a 12-member crew aboard the starship ''Phaeton'' to explore a far away solar system. The ''Phaeton'' will be equipped with virtual reality modules that will keep the minds of the astronauts active, and will allow them to undertake virtual adventures.  Moore and Taylor wrote the teleplay and executive-produce along with Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun. <ref>{{cite_web|url= http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=52132|title=SciFi Wire: Fox OKs Moore's Virtuality|}}</ref>
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Before the present separation of “Long and Short Form” at the Hugo Awards, which was changed in an attempt to honor both Television and Theatrical presentations, Michael Taylor earned his first Hugo nomination in 1996 for the ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode'' “The Visitor.” <ref> {{cite_web|url=http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/Hugo1996.html|title=The LOCUS Index to SF Awards|}} </ref> In 2002, Taylor was nominated for a [[w:Nebula Award|Nebula Award]], for writing the ''Dead Zone'' episode "Unreasonable Doubt" <ref> [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0852899/ IMDB] </ref>, and he was nominated again in 2007 for his work on the ''Battlestar Galactica'' episode "[[Unfinished Business]]". <ref>{{cite_web|url=http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?id=40318|title=SciFi Wire: Nebula Nominees Announced|}}</ref> Taylor was a 2008 nominee for the [[w:Hugo Award|Hugo Award]] for "Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)" for the television movie "[[Razor]]".  <ref>{{cite_web|url=http://www.thehugoawards.org/?cat=7|title=The Hugo Awards}}</ref>
  
 
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''See also: [[:Category:Episodes written by Michael Taylor|Episodes written by Michael Taylor]]''
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IMDb profile

Michael Taylor is a television writer and producer. He joined the writing staff and production team of the Re-imagined Series in Season 3.[1] He joined the series as a supervising producer and was promoted to a co-executive producer for the fourth season.

He was previously best known for his work on two series in the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. His DS9 credits include acclaimed episode "The Visitor", as well as "In the Pale Moonlight", which was controversial for challenging some of Star Trek's utopian ideas.

Taylor also worked as a producer and writer on the USA Channel series The Dead Zone.

Taylor joined Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore on Virtuality, a two-hour backdoor SF pilot for Fox. The potential series would have dealt with the 10-year journey of a 12-member crew aboard the starship Phaeton to explore a far away solar system. The Phaeton will be equipped with virtual reality modules that will keep the minds of the astronauts active, and will allow them to undertake virtual adventures. Moore and Taylor wrote the teleplay and executive-produce along with Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun. [2]

Awards and Honors

Before the present separation of “Long and Short Form” at the Hugo Awards, which was changed in an attempt to honor both Television and Theatrical presentations, Michael Taylor earned his first Hugo nomination in 1996 for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Visitor.” [3] In 2002, Taylor was nominated for a Nebula Award, for writing the Dead Zone episode "Unreasonable Doubt" [4], and he was nominated again in 2007 for his work on the Battlestar Galactica episode "Unfinished Business". [5] Taylor was a 2008 nominee for the Hugo Award for "Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)" for the television movie "Razor". [6]

Writer credits for "Battlestar Galactica"

Writer credits for "Caprica"

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