Volume I, Number 25  •  April 2010 

•  Sunday, April 18: Spring Business & Dinner Meeting
•  Friday, April 30–Sunday, May 2: OutLantaCon
•  Saturday, May 8: Away Mission to Iron Man 2
•  Saturday, May 22: Away Mission to Stone Mountain Park
•  Friday, May 28Sunday, May 30: TimeGate & Room Party

•  Region 2 Summit awards announced
•  "Our" Communiqué, #157, now online
•  Time to order new Republic shirts
•  STARFLEET vs. Chapter dues
Star Trek artwork for sale
•  Personnel Records
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  April Birthdays
•  Welcome Aboard!
•  Member Reenlistments
•  Wish List
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Related Sites
•  Our Member Benefits Program Partners
•  News from TrekMovie.com
    — Bruce Greenwood Joins
Star Trek Sequel Production Start Guessing Game—But Will Pike Be In It?
•  News from TrekToday.com
    — 2011: Star Trek: The Exhibition Heads East
    — A
Trek Series Would Interest Moore
Star Trek Nominated for 2010 Hugo Award
Star Trek Magazine: Fanzines

Spring Dinner & Business Meeting

6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2010
Ryan's Family Steakhouse
3371 Buford Highway, Atlanta GA  30329
(404) 321-6107
All members and friends of the USS Republic are invited to join us at our Spring Dinner & Business Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, at Ryan's Family Steakhouse in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta.  Their "Mega Bar" buffet includes classic homestyle entrées such as southern fried chicken, steak, country pork ribs, carved ham, southern fried fish and baked salmon.  Side dishes include creamy mac 'n' cheese, mashed potatoes and lots of vegetables, as well as a salad bar and endless dessert bar, including cobbler, cake, cookies, pie and ice cream.  The price for adults is $8.99 + $1.99 for unlimited beverages, plus tax; for children 12 years and younger, only $4.99 plus tax, including beverage.

We'll enjoy a delicious buffet dinner from 6:00 to 7:00 and then hold our semiannual business meeting from 7:00 to 8:00, during which time we'll discuss the various activities we have planned for the next several months.  This is an especially important meeting for everyone who would like to help with our recruitment tables and room parties at OutLantaCon, TimeGate and Sci-Fi Summer Con in May and June.  We'll discuss what we need to do to make these events successful for the chapter, what we will and will not be allowed to do at each of them, what our obligations and expectations are, and plans for additional chapter activities from May through October.

Of course, it's not all business... you'll also be able to enjoy the company of your fellow shipmates as we talk about recent chapter events and notable achievements such as the St. Patrick's Parade and our photo and feature story in the STARFLEET Communiqué.  Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend!


Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2, 2010
Holiday Inn Select - Perimeter
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Chamblee GA  30341
(877) 276-1796
OutLantaCon is the new Atlanta-based "geekvent" for gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgendered / other fans!  Now in its second year, the guest list for OutLantaCon 2010 includes Cecilia Tan, Lee Martindale, Darieck Scott, Andrew Greenburg, J. M. McDermott, Eugie Foster, Kiernan Kelly, Kayelle Allen, J. A. Steel, Steve Berman, Greg Herren and Robert Bunn.

Capt Eric L. Watts at the Republic's
fan table at the 2009 OutLantaCon
OutLantaCon's new home for 2010 is the Holiday Inn Select in Chamblee, on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road at I-285.  Memberships are $35.00 until April 15 and $45.00 thereafter and at the door.

The USS Republic will have an official presence at OutLantaCon.  Members and friends who plan to attend and would like to sign up for a shift at our recruitment table are encouraged to please contact the Captain or plan to attend our Spring Dinner & Business Meeting on Sunday, April 18.


Away Mission to Iron Man 2

Saturday, May 8, 2010
Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 24
3265 Northeast Expressway Access
Chamblee GA  30341
(770) 936-9468
The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is the armored superhero Iron Man.  Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands.  With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.

Make plans now to join the USS Republic on its "away mission" to see this highly anticipated sequel to the 2008 blockbuster Iron Man on opening weekend at the Regal Cinemas in Chamblee.  Showtimes have not yet been announced, but we'll plan on a late afternoon or early evening showing.

Away Mission to Stone Mountain Park

Saturday, May 22, 2010
US Highway 78 East, Exit 8
Stone Mountain GA  30087
(770) 498-5690
Because YOU demanded it!  At the Republic's Fall Dinner & Business Meeting last year, members voted for an "away mission" to Stone Mountain Park as one of the chapter activities they most wanted to do in 2011.  And so.. here it is!

Stone Mountain Park is a green oasis where families and friends can enjoy the outdoors together.  Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up and cited by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of the “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See Before You Die,” Stone Mountain Park is located just 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta.  The five-square-mile park is Georgia’s most visited attraction.  Home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, Stone Mountain Park offers a variety of attractions, entertainment and recreation, including:
Sky Hike
Summit Skyride
Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard
Scenic Railroad
Journey to the Center of the Earth™ 4D Movie
Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf
The Great Barn®
Camp Highland Outpost
Ride The Ducks™
Discovering Stone Mountain Museum
Lasershow Spectacular
Admission into the park is $10.00 per vehicle with less than 15 passengers. This gives you access to many of the park’s fun outdoor activities, including hiking and nature trails, a walk-up trail and a fantastic view of the Confederate memorial carving, plus the world’s largest lasershow spectacular.  Carpooling (e.g., "cramming as many people as possible into a single vehicle") is strongly encouraged.

Some of the park's attractions have individual admission fees; others are included only in a One-Day Adventure Pass.  Some of the individual admission fees are listed above.  Depending on how long you plan to stay inside the park and/or how many different attractions you may desire to visit, you may decide to pay for each attraction separately or purchase a one-day pass for $27.00 plus tax.  This pass offers unlimited admission to most park attractions including Sky Hike, Summit Skyride, Journey to the Center of the Earth™ 4D Adventure, Scenic Railroad, Mini-Golf and Camp Highland Outpost.  If you plan to visit three or more of the $9 attractions or even only two of the $14 attractions, the one-day pass is definitely the best value for an all-day "away mission."

The USS Republic's very first "away mission" to Stone Mountain Park... on June 4, 1988, less than a month after the chapter's commissioning!  Although many of these charter members' names have been lost to history, still recognizable are the Republic's very first Commanding Officer, Capt Christopher Ernst (fifth from right, in yellow shirt), Jon Crymes (directly under the first T in STARFLEET) and Bruce Peret (third from right, under the second T in STARFLEET).
Although the USS Republic has not visited Stone Mountain Park in modern times, this "away mission" will not be the chapter's first visit.  As evidenced by photos in the chapter's archives, the Republic visited Stone Mountain Park as a group several times between 1988 and 1993.  We're very much looking forward to renewing this long-abandoned tradition and adopting it as one of our modern annual events.  We'll plan to have at least one picnic-type meal together in a location where there's no additional admission fee and have a group photo taken sometime during the day.  These details will be discussed and decided at our Spring Dinner & Business Meeting on Sunday, April 18, and announced in next month's Republiqué.  Please make plans to attend!

Please Note: If weather conditions cause this event to be cancelled, it will be rescheduled to sometime in October.  If weather is questionable, use your best judgement.

TimeGate & TimeGate Room Party

Friday, May 28 - Sunday, May 30, 2010
Holiday Inn Select - Perimeter
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Chamblee GA  30341
(877) 276-1796
TimeGate is an annual science fiction / fantasy convention that focuses on Doctor Who and Stargate, though all interests are represented.  So if you're into Stargate SG-1, Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood or The Sarah Jane Chronicles—or you're excited about the upcoming show Stargate Universe—this is the con for you!  But if not, they'll also have Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, literary, horror and comics programming, too, along with many other topics.

One of TimeGate's guests this year is Diana Botsford, who wrote, produced and directed for 12 years in the television and film industry, including a screenwriting credit for the sixth-season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Rascals."  Additional guest information can be found on the TimeGate web site.

Registration rates are currently $35 per person and will be $45 at the door.

ROOM PARTY!  The USS Republic will have an official presence at TimeGate with a member recruitment table throughout the weekend and a room party on Saturday night.  
Members and friends who plan to attend and would like to sign up for a shift at our recruitment table and/or help out with our room party are encouraged to please contact the Captain or plan to attend our Spring Dinner & Business Meeting on Sunday, April 18.  We hope to see you there!

Region 2 Summit awards announced
The USS Republic has won the Region 2 Recruiting Award for the fourth consecutive year, for years 2006 through 2009.
At the 2010 Region 2 Summit Awards Banquet held in Columbus, Georgia, on Saturday, March 13, numerous awards in several categories were presented to various STARFLEET chapters and personnel.  To no one's surprise, the USS Republic received the 2009 Recruiting Award for having recruited no less than 61 new members during 2009.  Additional awards presented include:
Flag Officer of the Year
  Debra O'Brien, USS Continuum (Pensacola FL)
Commanding Officer of the Year
  Comm Lucy Ferron, USS Haise (Jackson MS)
Officer of the Year
  Lt. JG Kelly Grammer, USS Robins (Warner Robins GA)
Enlisted Member of the Year
  Michael Sylvester, USS Wernher Von Braun (Huntsville AL)
Junior Member of the Year
  Cdt 3rd Katrina Mohney, USS Hephaestus (Birmingham AL)
Region Commendations
  Capt Johnothan L. Babb, Sr., USS Shooting Star (Clearwater FL)
Barbara Paul Superior Performance Awards
  VAdm Freddy Heller, USS DaVinci (Columbus GA)
Comm Larry Morris, USS Dark Phoenix (Hattiesburg MS)
Overseas Coupon Program Award
  USS DaVinci (Columbus GA)
STARFLEET Academy Achievement Award
  Bdr Oliver Savander, USS Tiberius (St. Petersburg FL)
Special Boothby Presentation
  Lt. Cmdr Jennifer McFarland, USS Haise (Jackson MS)
Shuttle of the Year
  USS Shooting Star (Clearwater FL)
Brenda Bullock Mothership Award
  USS Marathon (Plant City FL)
Ship of the Year
  USS Continuum (Pensacola FL)
Certificates of Appreciation
  Bdr Oliver Savendar, USS Tiberius (St. Petersburg FL)

Noticeably absent from this list of winners are four different web site awards (Superior Achievement & Performance, Most Informative, Best Personal Site and Best Chapter Site) and three different newsletter awards (Best Printed, Best Electronic and Newsletter of the Year).  The USS Republic won a total of three of these awards in 2008 and 2009, so we are naturally curious about their absence at the 2010 awards banquet.  In an email dated March 17, Awards Director Adm Barbara M. Paul stated that those awards were still being judged.  As of press time, no additional announcements have been made.
"Our" Communiqué, #157, now online
STARFLEET Communiqué #157 features the USS Republic.
STARFLEET Communiqué #157—the long-awaited issue that features members of the USS Republic on the front cover and a five-page article by Capt Eric L. Watts—is now available as a downloadable PDF document to STARFLEET members in good standing from the SFI web site.  Click on the cover in the lower right-hand corner of the web site's front page, log in to the SFI database with your username and password, click on "COMM" on the left-hand side of the page, then click on "LATEST CQ" to download and open the PDF file.  The print copies of CQ #157 are in the mail and you should be receiving your copy in the next couple of weeks.
Time to order new Republic shirts
Detail of our embroidered sport shirts--click to enlarge
Several members mentioned at our Victory Lunch in January that they'd like to order one of our spiffy USS Republic sport shirts, so we're once again accepting orders.  These high-quality collared shirts with a black yoke, collar and sleeves with royal blue torso, reminiscent of the Voyager-style Starfleet uniform, have the Republic's red, blue, yellow and black logo embroidered on the left breast.  They have been very popular at Republic events and activities where full Star Trek costumes aren't necessary or appropriate.

Available in all sizes from Small to 3XL, these great-looking shirts are available for only $40.00 each (plus $5.00 shipping, if needed).  We don't keep these shirts in stock... we special-order them once we've received a minimum of six payments.  So far, we've received only one.  Payment options and instructions can be found in our Ship's Store.  Don't miss your chance to get this great-looking shirt... order yours today!
STARFLEET vs. Chapter dues
When you remit your annual membership dues payment of $25.00 to the Republic, $15.00 is forwarded to STARFLEET and the Republic keeps the remainder.  If you receive a dues renewal notice from STARFLEET and pay $15.00 directly to them, please remember that you still owe the Republic an additional $10.00 for chapter dues.  To make recordkeeping as simple as possible, Republic command prefers that members submit a single payment of $25.00 to the chapter.  Your STARFLEET dues will be paid on your behalf.  Dues can be paid quickly and easily on the Republic's web site.  Thank you!
Star Trek artwork for sale
Caleb Boone of Lawrenceville is offering for sale his collection of Star Trek lithographs from Lightspeed Fine Art.  Click on each thumbnail to see a full-sized image.  He prefers PayPal but will accept payment by check. Contact him by email, by phone at (770) 561-0827, or by mail at 234 Forest Way, Lawrenceville GA  30043.
Human Adventure Giclée
Numbered 76 of 500; signed by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols. Professionally framed.
$500 framed; $400 unframed
Future's End
Numbered 832 of 1701; signed by Michael David Ward (artist), Alice Krige, Jonathan Frakes, Robert Picardo, Michael Dorn, Avery Brooks and Ethan Phillips.
$500 framed/$350 unframed
Enterprise-E Chromagraph
Numbered 14 of 100; signed by James Cukr (artist), Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis.
$2,000 framed; $1,600 unframed
The Five Captains
Numbered 117 of 300; signed by Jerry Vanderstelt (artist), William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula.
$2,500 framed; $2,000 unframed
Personnel Records
Congratulations to ENS2 Lea Hepler, whose entry in the 2009 STARFLEET Star Trek Short Story Writer's Contest, "A Chance to Win," won Fourth Place among twenty-one entries.  Ensign Lea's story will be published in the April/May 2010 issue (#158) of the STARFLEET Communiqué and she also won a free one-year renewal of her STARFLEET membership dues.
Something special going on in your life?  Submit your Personnel Record for publication in the next issue of The Republiqué!
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade & Festival  ||  March 13, 2010
Members of the USS Republic and the IKAV Nemesis march together behind the Republic's parade banner.  CO Capt Eric L. Watts, Dana Tyler, ENS3 John Stump, Theresa Parker, Mike Antol, Kevin Parker, ENS3 Jeff Trew, ENS3 Joanne Trew.
Post-Parade Lunch at The Varsity  ||  March 13, 2010
Members of the USS Republic and the IKAV Nemesis lunch together at Midtown's landmark restaurant, The Varsity.  Chris Jones, Dana Tyler, ENS3 John Stump, Kevin Parker, Theresa Parker, Mike Antol, CO Capt Eric L. Watts.


Tuesday, April 6
Capt Matthew D. Ebeling
Ens Heather Shepherd

Thursday, April 8
Ens Vicki Morea

Friday, April 9
ENS2 Eric Lange
Ens Chris Seckinger

Wednesday, April 14
ENS2 Elisa Roper

Wednesday, April 21
Ens Charles G. Smith

Thursday, April 29

Ens Eve Gidion

Friday, April 30
ENS1 Hal Doby

1 New Member in March!

Ens Kelli M. Orr

These members renewed their SFI and chapter dues in March

ENS2 Eric Lange
ENS1 Sue Lin Lange
ENS2 Daniel Wolfgang

The Republic needs certain items on a continuing basis to operate.  To help keep our expenses and membership dues as low as possible, donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your support!

CRITICAL NEED: HP 10 black, cyan, magenta and yellow ink cartridges and print heads

Wi-fi enabled Windows XP laptop with remote mouse
postage stamps

Commissioned on May 14, 1988 at Dixie-Trek in Atlanta, Georgia, the USS Republic NCC-1371 is a chapter of STARFLEET International (SFI) and a member of STARFLEET Region 2.  The Republic currently has 103 active members (as of April 11) and is the largest chapter of STARFLEET in the world.

The Republic plans and coordinates an active schedule of events for its members, frequently partnering with other local science fiction groups in the Atlanta area for joint activities, but does not hold meetings on a consistently fixed date each month.

Membership in the Republic includes membership in STARFLEET International.  Annual dues are $25 per person for both groups (family discounts are available with certain conditions and restrictions).  Membership in the Republic includes a subscription to our award-winning quarterly magazine, The Sovereign Star, access to our YahooGroups message board, voting privileges in chapter elections and a personalized laminated membership card which entitles the member to discounts and rebates on products and services offered by our Member Benefits Program partners.  Additional information on Republic membership and how to join is on our award-winning web site.





NEWS from
Bruce Greenwood Joins Star Trek Sequel Production Start Guessing Game—But Will Pike Be In It?
by Anthony Pascale
We know the Star Trek sequel will released June 29, 2012, but Paramount has not announced a production schedule (or even a director).  Scripting on the film has yet to start in earnest, but over the last few weeks actors from the first film have been dropping guesses for the production start.  The latest to weigh in is the new Pike, Bruce Greenwood.  Details below, plus TrekMovie asks the question: Should Pike be in the sequel?

Greenwood guesses shooting to start January 2011
Bruce Greenwood is one of the stars of the Steve Carell comedy Dinner for Schmucks, due out this Summer.  JoBlo.com has just published a set visit report about the film, which includes this big from Greenwood on the Star Trek sequel:

Bruce was most assuredly asked about the next Star Trek, which he gave us this, "Yes there will be [a new Star Trek] and I gather January 2011 is when they’re gonna roll the cameras.  That’s the last rumor I heard, but use me as a source at your own peril because I don’t really know."

It should be noted that even though the set visit report was just released, it was conducted months ago.  Dinner for Schmucks is currently in post-production, but set visit reports were just released from press embargo to coincide with the release of the trailer for the film.  In the last few weeks Simon Pegg guessed filming would start in by the end of 2010 and more recently Zoe Saldana suggested filming would start in early 2011.  TrekMovie sources continue to indicate filming will most likely start around the Spring or early Summer of 2011, but nothing has yet be set in stone and the actors have not yet been asked to set the time aside.  So Greenwood’s guess could be accurate, but as he noted, shouldn’t be taken as set in stone.

Pike in sequel?
As the script has not yet been written, there is no guarantee that Greenwood will be in the sequel, although in one interview last year he told TrekMovie that he was "encouraged to think Pike would be returning."  In the 2009 Star Trek film, Greenwood’s Pike played a pivotal role as a mentor to the young Kirk, and at the end of the film (in a wheelchair) he handed command of the USS Enterprise off to Kirk.  At the Star Trek DVD party, Greenwood told TrekMovie that he would like to see Pike "on site" on the USS Enterprise (and not in the wheelchair).

Does the Star Trek sequel need more Pike?
The question of whether or not to include Greenwood’s Pike in the sequel is different than the question of including Leonard Nimoy’s Spock Prime.  Although both played father-figure type roles in the first film, Greenwood’s Pike is still a member of Starfleet, and Admiral roles are often seen in Trek feature films (someone has to give Kirk his orders).  Also, unlike Nimoy, Greenwood seems much more eager to suit back up (although less eager to get back into that chair).
© 2010 SciFanatic Network

NEWS from
2011: Star Trek: The Exhibition Heads East
by T'Bonz
Star Trek: The Exhibition, currently touring out on the West Coast, will be heading east next January.

In January 2011, Star Trek: The Exhibition will travel from Sacramento’s Aerospace Museum of California, to Kentucky.

The Louisville Science Center, located in Louisville, Kentucky, will be the new temporary home of The Exhibition starting next January.

Louisville Science Center Executive Director Joanna Haas believes that The Exhibition will be a big hit.  “The Exhibition, we think, has a tremendous opportunity to draw regional tourists,” she said.  “It really builds on the pop culture phenomenon, TV series and countless movies, that in many ways helped inspire early astronauts and scientists to push the boundaries of what we know about science.”

Featuring original costumes, props from shows and movies, recreations of sets from all five Star Trek television series and eleven films, The Exhibition has something for any Star Trek fan.

Highlights of The Exhibition include:
Props and costumes from Star Trek XI
Captain Kirk’s chair, with a visitor photo opportunity using green screen technology
Recreation of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Engineering Room
Shinzon’s throne from Star Trek: Nemesis
Recreation of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Bridge. Visitors can sit in Picard’s Captain’s Chair
Replica of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sickbay
Recreation of Quark’s Bar from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

A Trek Series Would Interest Moore
by T'Bonz
If offered the chance to do a Star Trek series of his own, Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) would think about it.

Moore, co-creator of the modern Battlestar Galactica and its spinoff Caprica, spoke about Star Trek as well as his work on BSG.

His time with Star Trek is where Moore learned how to be good at what he does.  “Working at Star Trek all those years really was the place that I learned the craft of television writing, in story, in plot, structure and character,” said Moore.  “It taught me how to write and produce TV.  When I came to Battlestar, I also decided I wanted to break all the rules that Star Trek had about how it did stories.  From the beginning, we decided that if Star Trek did something, Battlestar was not going to do it and we would try to, in every way we could, make a different show than what Star Trek did.”

If he was offered a Star Trek series of his own, would Moore accept the opportunity?  “I’d seriously consider it,” he said. “I think, at the moment, the franchise is in good hands.  J. J. Abrams has a really good take on it, I thought the last movie was very good.  I’m confident that he’s going to chart a direction for Star Trek for the foreseeable future.”

Star Trek Nominated for 2010 Hugo Award
by T'Bonz
Star Trek XI has been nominated for a 2010 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

The 2010 Hugo Awards nominees were announced by Aussiecon 4 recently and Star Trek XI was nominated with four other movies for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.

The nominees for the award are Avatar, District 9, Moon, Star Trek and Up.

Balloting for the Hugo Awards has commenced and will conclude on July 31.  The Hugo Awards Ceremony will be held at Aussiecon 4 in Melbourne on Sunday, September 5, 2010.

Star Trek Magazine: Fanzines
by T'Bonz
From the beginning of the Star Trek franchise, fans wanting to continue their own Star Trek voyages wrote stories and submitted art to fanzines for the benefit of their fellow fans.

Some of today’s Star Trek authors and artists got started in fanzines, which led some to professional careers.

In the latest Star Trek Magazine, issue #25, available now, the history of fanzines is detailed, and some familiar names of today were contributors to those eagerly awaited publications.  “Although fans probably know her best as the co-writer of many Star Trek non-fiction titles and co-editor of Pocket Book’s Strange New Worlds, Paula M. Block was at one time a contributor to Warped Space, a fanzine that lasted an impressive ten years with more than fifty issues.”

Another famous Star Trek fan name is that of Bjo Trimble.  “The famous Star Trek Concordance (1976) written by superfan Bjo Trimble began life as a fanzine publication by Dorothy Jones Heydt in 1968.”

One of Star Trek Magazine’s own wrote regularly to a popular fanzine.  “Larry Nemecek (author of The Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion and co-writer of the story for the Voyager episode "Prophecy") was known to write letters during the 1970s to TREK: The Magazine for Star Trek Fans.  In fact, his TNG guidebook began as a fanzine concordance and was read by the writers and producers of the television show (the shuttle Nenebek from TNG’s "Final Duty" was named for Larry by Jeri Taylor).”

The quality of fanzines varied, from ones that looked like they came from the mimeograph machine in the teacher’s lounge at school, to slick professional-looking magazines.  “Sometimes fanzines became so professional in editing and design that they were difficult to distinguish from licensed publications.  TREK was edited by Walter Irwin and G. B. Love, and is arguably one of the most successful and professional Star Trek fanzines.

“Beginning in 1975 and running for nearly 20 years, TREK produced consistently impressive art, parodies, poems, interviews, behind-the-scene treatises, academic articles and fan fiction.   The most popular articles were eventually collected into 18 The Best of TREK books published from 1978 to 1996.  Some of the features of TREK, such as "Reader’s Mysteries" where fans would write in to ask about inconsistencies between episodes or just nitpick were so popular that modern and official Star Trek publications continue to have similar columns.”
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Executive Officer
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The Republiqué Volume I, Number 25, April 2010.
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