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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. 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. 
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.”  In 2002, Taylor was nominated for a Nebula Award, for writing the Dead Zone episode "Unreasonable Doubt" , and he was nominated again in 2007 for his work on the Battlestar Galactica episode "Unfinished Business".  Taylor was a 2008 nominee for the Hugo Award for "Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)" for the television movie "Razor". 
Writer credits for "Battlestar Galactica"
Writer credits for "Caprica"
- The Great Link
- SciFi Wire: Fox OKs Moore's Virtuality (backup available on Archive.org) (in English).
- The LOCUS Index to SF Awards (backup available on Archive.org) (in English).
- SciFi Wire: Nebula Nominees Announced (backup available on Archive.org) (in English).
- The Hugo Awards (backup available on Archive.org) (in English).