"We want to continue to examine contemporary culture and society, and look at it through this sci-fi prism, the same way as we did on Galactica."
-Ronald D. Moore, SciFiNow #40, p.45-
That is Moore's approach to science fiction in a nutshell. He may have been referencing Caprica (2010), a series even more firmly grounded in an almost soap operatic character drama, but he could just as well have applied that sentiment to Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009).
There is an almost Machiavellian-like fascination with character behavior for Moore. It is this approach to science fiction that quite possibly lends itself to criticisms within the hard science fiction quarters. For good or bad, Moore does not approach his science fiction in the most traditional sense or work the imagination of those worlds in science fiction like the writers of yesterday. Still he has a certain gift for exploring character motivation beset by both internal and external pressures against a sci-fi backdrop. Thus, there's always room for more Moore at the science fiction table.