Volume I, Number 28  •  July 2010 

•  Saturday, July 31: Mid-Summer Urgent Business Meeting
•  Sunday, August 15: USS Republic Summer Pool Party
•  Saturday, August 28:
"Four Days at Dragon*Con" Viewing
•  Fri.-Mon., Sept. 3-6: Republic/TXA Fan Table at Dragon*Con
•  Saturday, September 4: Dragon*Con Parade
•  Fri., Sat., or Sun., Sept. 4, 5 or 6: Dragon*Con Room Party
•  Saturday, September 25: STARFLEET Bowling Challenge

•  Captain Watts interviewed by Convention Fans Blog
•  TrekTrax Atlanta announces three additional guests for 2011
•  Aspen Book Shop increases Republic member discounts
•  Commanding Officer elections coming in December
•  Time to order new Republic shirts
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos
•  Classified Ads

•  July Birthdays
•  Member Reenlistments
•  July Membership Renewals
•  Wish List
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Related Sites
•  Our Member Benefits Program Partners
•  News from TrekToday.com
Night of the Living Trekkies Mashup Novel Out Now
    — First Look at
Star Trek 2009 Science Uniform Replica
    — Bruce Greenwood ‘Hustling’ for Star Trek Sequel
Star Trek Wins 3 Canadian Constellation Awards

    — Shatner Reveals More Details on “Captains” Documentary
    — Star Trek 2009 Inspires Its Own Parody Comic Strip

Mid-Summer Urgent Business Meeting

7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010
China One International Buffet
5975 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs GA  30328
(404) 303-6118
The USS Republic normally holds semiannual business meetings in the spring and fall of each year, but there are a number of issues that have either arisen since our Spring Meeting in April or weren't addressed at that time that can't wait until our traditional Fall Meeting in November.  This business meeting is being called without much notice but will address important issues concerning the Republic's current status in STARFLEET, as well as our plans for Dragon*Con (recruitment table, parade and room party) and our first call for volunteers for TrekTrax Atlanta.  Since "Chapter Status / Dragon*Con / TrekTrax Atlanta Staff Meeting" is a bit wordy, we'll just call it our "Mid-Summer Urgent Business Meeting."

Please join us for this important meeting at the brand new China One International Buffet restaurant in Sandy Springs, on Roswell Road just a quarter mile north of I-285, next to Lowe's.  Their 100-item buffet, featuring Chinese, Japanese and American cuisine, includes seafood, meat, vegetables, dim sum, sushi, hot bar and cold salad bar, ice cream, cookies, cakes, fresh seasonal fruits and more for only $9.99 per person, and because the USS Republic will be their first-ever group, soft drinks are free!

Business items to be addressed, discussed and in some cases, resolved, include:

The current status of our membership roster
Member retention, renewals and recruitment
The status of new and renewing membership cards and packets
The status of The Sovereign Star
The status of the Republic's web site
The Republic's Monthly Status Reports
The status of our chapter in STARFLEET
The status of the Captain's health and home
The Republic's presence at Dragon*Con, including recruitment table, room party and parade participation
TrekTrax Atlanta's programming development, guest announcements and volunteer staffing needs

As you can see, there's quite a lot of important business to be discussed and addressed.  Your presence and participation is valued and requested.  If you have an interest in the Republic's future and well-being, and/or want to be considered for a volunteer staff position with TrekTrax Atlanta, please make every effort to attend.  Of course, despite the seriousness of the business at hand, we'll also enjoy each other's company and have fun during what's sure to be a delicious dinner!

USS Republic Summer Pool Party
Hosted by ENS1 Sue Lin Lange & ENS2 Daniel Wolfgang

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or later)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Waters Mill Court, Alpharetta GA  30022
(770) 330-8281  ||  
Email ENS1 Sue Lin Lange
Members and friends of the USS Republic at our Fourth of July Pool Party in 2009.  A great time was had by all!  Make plans now to get wet again at this year's party!  Food and fun for everybody!

ENS1 Sue Lin Lange & ENS2 Daniel Wolfgang are pleased to invite all members and friends of the Republic, as well as all our friends in the IKAV Nemesis, KAG Atlanta, Stargate Atlanta, Atlanta Outworlders and the USS Atlanta, to the USS Republic's Fourth Annual Summer Pool Party for a full day of fun, food and water on Sunday, August 15!

This year, our Summer Pool Party will be held at the Waters Mill subdivision community clubhouse in Alpharetta.  The clubhouse has two microwaves, a refrigerator and freezer, and an air-conditioned community room with long tables and plenty of chairs.  There are also plenty of chairs and chaise lounges by the pool (for up to 25-30 people) or bring your own chair if you have a favorite.  Only about one-fifth of the area is shaded (some awnings and a few table umbrellas), so if you are heat-sensitive, come early or bring a portable beach umbrella.  Bathrooms and showers are available, too (pool rule: shower before entering pool).  Be sure to bring your own swim trunks, towels, sunscreen, hats and pool toys, and of course, BYOB (no glass bottles allowed in pool area).

Ensigns Sue & Wolfy will provide paper goods and plasticware (tablecloths, cups, napkins, plates, eating utensils) and several foods (meatballs, cheese dips for chips, a party platter with a variety of soft pretzels, spears and pretzel-covered beef dogs).  Members and friends are asked to bring one hot or cold dish (including desserts!) to share (please bring serving utensils, if your dish requires it).

Attention Music Meisters: Anyone want to bring their iPod?  There are two places places to plug in your music.  Bring your favorite party tunes!

Two or three volunteers are needed to come early to help set up around 11:00 a.m. and two or three volunteers are also needed to stay late and help clean up.  The clubhouse must be left in the same condition we found it!  Please email Ensign Sue if you can help with these duties!

The pool party runs all afternoon, so feel free to arrive as early or as late as you're able.  This invitation is open to all members and friends of the Republic, all other metro area science fiction fans, and anyone else that would enjoy a good time.  The command and crew of the USS Republic look forward to seeing you there!

The pool and clubhouse are located at the end of Waters Mill Court, the first left after entering the Waters Mill subdivsion.  Please park in the parking lot or around the cul-de-sac but please be careful to not block any driveways.  You can use 115 Waters Mill Court, Alpharetta GA 30022 as your GPS destination or use the Mapquest directions given below.  Call Ensign Sue at (770) 330-8281 if you get lost!


"Four Days at Dragon*Con" Viewing

7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 28, 2010
Hosted by Lt JG Dave Churvis & Ens Matt Duncan
412 Ivey Park Lane, Norcross GA 30092
(678) 485-1426  ||  Email Lt Dave Churvis
PBA producers Gordon Ray (left) and Jack Walsh (center) prepare to interview CO Capt Eric L. Watts in September 2009 for a documentary about Dragon*Con, to be aired on WPBA 30 on August 28.
USS Republic Commanding Officer Capt Eric L. Watts was interviewed by Public Broadcasting Atlanta in September 2009 for a documentary about Dragon*Con to be broadcast on WPBA 30 on Saturday, August 28, at 9:00 p.m. and again at midnight; Sunday, August 29, at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, August 31, at 11:00 p.m.  Titled "Four Days at Dragon*Con," the one-hour documentary is "about the 2009 Dragon*Con, not a comprehensive survey of Dragon*Con in general (although there are some diversions into generalities and history, this is intended to be a portrait of one particular con)."  It will include coverage of many of Capt Watts' TrekTrak events, including the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant.

Lt JG Dave Churvis and Ens Matt Duncan have graciously agreed to host a viewing of this documentary in their home in Norcross.  Let's make the evening a potluck dinner event... the Republic will provide paper goods, plasticware and soft drinks; you bring the hot or cold dish of your choice.  Please arrive between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.  We'll enjoy what will sure to be an awesome dinner and then we'll watch the long-awaited documentary at 9:00... heckle the Captain at your own risk!

Dave & Matt's apartment complex, Ivey Brook, is located at the southeast corner of Holcomb Bridge Road and
Peachtree Corners Circle in Norcross.

USS Republic/TrekTrax Atlanta Fan Table at Dragon*Con

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fri. to Sun., Sept. 3-5, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon., Sept. 6, 2010
The Atlanta Sheraton
165 Courtland Street, Atlanta GA  30303
Commander Dave "Grizzly" Slaughter and Friend of the Republic Mari Banks take a duty shift at the Republic's recruitment table at the 2009 Dragon*Con
The USS Republic and TrekTrax Atlanta will share a recruitment / fan table at the Atlanta Sheraton Hotel all four days of Dragon*Con.  The table must be staffed from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday.

Year after year, Dragon*Con is consistently our single most important member recruitment opportunity.  It has also proven to be the single most challenging event to recruit volunteers for.  In the past, members have been reluctant to volunteer for one or more particular shifts until they've seen the Dragon*Con programming schedule, and even worse, on several occasions, folks who volunteered for one or more shifts showed up late or not at all at their assigned start times, leaving the previous person on duty stranded, angry and frequently late to other events they wanted to attend.

This isn't the kind of behavior that reflects well on the USS Republic.  There's no reason whatsoever why the largest chapter in STARFLEET shouldn't have a well-staffed recruitment table at Dragon*Con.  Your Commanding Officer works tirelessly throughout the year to provide Republic members with an outstanding Star Trek fan club to belong to... an hour or two of your time at our recruitment table isn't much to ask in return.

A minimum of two people need to be at our recruitment table during the times listed above.  We'll have sign-up sheets for 1½-hour shifts available at our July 31 planning meeting and we'd like to be able to schedule a full complement of volunteers throughout the weekend.  
Please contact the Captain if you'd like to volunteer for one or more shifts by email.  Thank you!
Dragon*Con Parade

10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2010
Peachtree Street at Auburn Avenue
Downtown Atlanta
Email ENS2 Joanne Trew
Members and friends—LOTS of friends—marched behind the Republic's banner in the 2009 Dragon*Con parade.  ENS2 Joanne Trew (right of center, holding tribbles) will once again coordinate the Republic's participation in the D*C parade.
For the second year in a row, ENS2 Joanne Trew is coordinating the Republic's participation in the annual Dragon*Con parade and for the first time ever, CO Capt Eric L. Watts will be marching with you!  We heartily encourage everyone to come out on Saturday morning and march with us behind our banner!  Ensign Joanne will have more information about our Dragon*Con parade participation at our Mid-Summer Urgent Business Meeting on Saturday, July 31 (details above).

The parade goes forward on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, rain or shine, on Saturday morning.  Start time is 10:00 a.m.  The parade starts at Peachtree Street and Auburn Avenue, about 4½ blocks south of the Hyatt Regency's front entrance.  The route follows Peachtree Street north to Baker Street (at the Hyatt Regency) and then continues east on Baker Street to Courtland Avenue and ends at the Marriott Marquis' back entrance.

Ensign Joanne has already registered the USS Republic to march as a group in the parade but everyone who plans to join us is encouraged to join the Dragon*Con Parade YahooGroup for parade rules and policies, a route map and additional information.
Dragon*Con Room Party

Fri., Sat., or Sun., Sept. 4, 5 or 6, 2010
Exact date, time and location to be announced
The Atlanta Sheraton
165 Courtland Street, Atlanta GA  30303
The USS Republic was the sole host of TrekTrak's "Happy Hour at Ten Forward" event from 2007 to 2009.  The "Klingon Disco" theme was a convention favorite.
Over the last few years, the USS Republic's room parties at local sci-fi cons such as TimeGate and Sci-Fi Summer Con have been extremely well-run, well-attended and well-received.  The Republic was also a longtime host of TrekTrak's "Happy Hour at Ten Forward" event at Dragon*Con and its only host from 2007 to 2009.  Curiously enough, the Republic has not been contacted by anyone from Dragon*Con to help host the all-new "Trek Track"'s all-new "party of galactic proportions" this year.

So... shall the USS Republic throw its own room party at this year's Dragon*Con?  If so, it will require a lot of help from a lot of members.  Most importantly, it will require someone who has a room at the Atlanta Sheraton to host the party in their room.  The Republic will supply all the party goods... we just need a room host.  If you or someone you know would be willing to host a Republic room party at Dragon*Con, please plan to attend our Mid-Summer Urgent Business Meeting on July 31 (details above) or contact the Captain for additional information.
Fifth Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge

6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010
Midtown Bowl
1936 Piedmont Circle, Atlanta GA  30324
(404) 874-5703 || www.midtownbowl.com
The Republic's Fourth Annual STARFLEET
Bowling Challenge, September 2009
Join the USS Republic for our Fifth Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge!  We've challenged the Klingon Assault Group to meet us in the alley... we'll see who shows up!

The game fee is $20.00 per person for two hours of bowling and includes shoe rental.  CASH ONLY, PLEASE, and please pay the Republic, who has already paid for the lane rental.  We have rented two lanes which accommodate up to six players each.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend so we can add lanes if necessary.  Please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to pay for play, get your shoes and choose your ball.  First ball rolls promptly at 7:00 p.m., so please arrive early and be ready to roll (literally) at 7:00 p.m.  Midtown Bowl's food grill offers a broad range of menu items and adult beverages are available at the full-service bar.

The 2007 Bowling Challenge turned out to be a huge media event with lots of TV cameras and the 2008 and 2009 Challenges were just as much fun.  Plan to wear your best Star Trek costume or your USS Republic sport shirt or chapter t-shirt for this fun-filled family-friendly event!

Captain Watts interviewed by Convention Fans Blog
Following the Memorial Day Weekend announcement of the USS Republic's launch of Atlanta's new Star Trek convention, TrekTrax Atlanta, Kelly Rowles of the Convention Fans Blog web site contacted CO Capt Eric L. Watts for an exclusive interview.  The three-part interview was published over three consecutive days, June 29 to July 1.

USS Republic Commanding Officer Captain Eric L. WattsThis is an interview with Eric L. Watts, who previously ran Star Trek programming for Dragon*Con.  As many are probably aware by now, Watts was not asked to return to Dragon*Con for 2010.  It would have been his 18th year at the helm (excuse the pun). Instead, Star Trek: Voyager actor Garrett Wang is leading the new “Trek Track” programming for Dragon*Con.  Whereas many would have probably retired, Watts has instead founded his own Star Trek convention, called TrekTrax Atlanta, with the help of his local Star Trek club members and friends.

Read the three-part interview starting here!
TrekTrax Atlanta announces three additional guests for TXA 2011
The TXA executive committee is pleased to announce three new guests for the 2011 TrekTrax Atlanta:

Diana Botsford
Diana has written science fiction for a variety of mediums including books, film, television, theatre and comics.  Prior to moving to the novel form, she wrote, produced and directed for 12 years in the television and film industry.  Her screenwriting credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation (co-writer of the sixth-season episode "Rascals") and Spiral Zone, as well as development of various children’s series for CBS, NBC and independent networks.
Cheralyn Lambeth
Cheralyn worked with Paramount Production Services, creating costumes and props for Paramount properties such as the Star Trek Earth Tour, Titanic: The Movie on Tour, and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.  She also serves as the voice of the Federation starship Montana in the acclaimed Star Trek fan audio series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission.
New York Disco Villains
If there was ever a polar opposite of Goth/Dark-Wave, it would be the New York Disco Villains.  With their carnivalesque keyboards, effects-soaked guitars, bizarre lyrics and raucous performances, the Villains have the campy woozy feel of an Ed Wood film soundtracked by They Might Be Giants.
For more information about TrekTrax Atlanta and these guests, please visit the TXA web site.
Commanding Officer elections coming in December
Captain Eric L. Watts' second two-year term as Commanding Officer of the USS Republic will soon be coming to a close, and all members in good standing will soon be asked to cast their vote for the candidate they want to lead and administrate this chapter for the next two years.

Candidates for the position must be a member in good standing of STARFLEET International, must have taken and passed Officers Training School (OTS) and Officers Command College (OCC), and must be at least 18 years of age.  Members interested in taking OTS and OCC should visit the STARFLEET Academy web site.  In accordance with the Republic's Rank Assignment & Promotions Policy, members who take and pass both courses receive an automatic promotion to Lieutenant, Junior Grade (Lt. JG).

Captain Watts is willing to serve a third term as the Republic's CO.  If any other eligible person announces his or her candidacy, paper ballots will be mailed to each member in good standing in November.  Cast ballots can then be mailed to the chapter's mailing address or delivered by hand at the Republic's Christmas Party in December.  Ballots will be counted by three noncandidate members and the election results announced during the evening.  The new Commanding Officer, if any, will officially assume office on January 1, 2011.
Aspen Book Shop increases Republic member discounts
One of the USS Republic's Member Benefits Program partners, Aspen Book Shop in Tucker, has generously increased the discount you can receive off your purchase when you present your Republic membership card.  Previously 25% off all Star Trek titles and 10% off all other used books, Aspen Book Shop owner Al Head is now offering Republic members a tremendous 50% off all Star Trek titles and 25% off all other used books.  This isn't a short-term sale... this is your discount, all the time!

Aspen Book Shop is located in the Browning Village shopping center on Lavista Road at Chamblee-Tucker Road, near Tucker High School.  Please stop by soon, say hello to Al and grab a few books!
Time to order new Republic shirts
Detail of our embroidered sport shirts--click to enlarge
With summer here and the Republic planning an active schedule of events, it may be time for you to order one of our spiffy Republic sport shirts.  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!
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Star Trek: Phoenix Screening & Party  ||  June 9, 2010
Cmdr Joe Campbell, CO Capt Eric L. Watts, ENS1 Sue Lin Lange, Ens Eddie Hines and ENS3 Marilyn Teague attend the Atlanta premiere of the Star Trek: Phoenix episode "Cloak & Dagger, Part 1" at The Shelter nightclub in Atlanta, hosted by Fanboys Radio.  Following the screening, Fanboys Radio interviewed Capt Watts about the episode in a video to be posted on their web site soon.
Sci-Fi Summer Con  ||  June 11-13, 2010
CO Capt Eric L. Watts moderated two lively discussion panels: "Out with the Old, In with the New: The Repercussions of J. J. Abrams' Star Trek" and "The Past, Present and Future of Star Trek Fandom in Atlanta."  In addition, the Republic hosted a Saturday night room party that was the hit of the convention, complete with disco ball, strobe lights and complementary hors d'oeuvres and beverages.
Sci-Fi Summer Con  ||  June 11-13, 2010
Crmn Jessica Curtiss, Cmdr Dave "Grizzly" Slaughter, CO Capt Eric L. Watts and Ens Eddie Hines at the Republic's recruitment table at Sci-Fi Summer Con.  Although more than a dozen members of the Republic were in attendance, trying to get them all in one place at one time for a group photo was not unlike trying to herd tribbles.
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Thursday, July 1
ENS1 Zannetta Law

Thursday, July 8
Cadet Karl Dissinger

Tuesay, July 13
ENS3 Todd Dissinger

Thursday, July 22
Ens Patrick Stephens

Saturday, July 24
Ens William Russell

These members' SFI and chapter dues expire in July

ENS2 Andrea Benton
ENS3 Todd Dissinger
ENS2 Elisa Roper
Ens Victoria A. White

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 63 active members (as of July 20), is the largest chapter of STARFLEET in Region 2 and may or may not still be 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 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
Night of the Living Trekkies Mashup Novel Out Now
by TrekMovie.com Staff
July 21, 2010
Back in March, we first reported that Quirk Books (publishers of mashup fiction like "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") were working on a Star Trek fandom / horror mashup Night of the Living Trekkies.  That book has just started shipping and Quirk books will be selling signed copies at Comic Con and giving away posters.

Night of the Living Trekkies
Horror fiction writers Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall are lifelong Trekkies and they decided they wanted to mix the two genres and came up with Night of the Living Trekkies, a tale of a con that just went real bad.  The book was a perfect fit for Quirk Books, who have published other genre mashups like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

Here is the official blurb:

This sci-fi / zombie / comedy / adventure follows a group of rag-tag Trekkies getting together for the fifth annual GulfCon (billed as the “largest Starfleet Convention in the western Gulf Coast region”).

Our heroes are dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers, but soon find themselves defending their hotel and convention center against hordes of flesh-eating undead.  Suddenly, all of their useless knowledge about particle physics and old Star Trek episodes has genuine real-world applications!  And while hotel employees and regular civilians are dying left and right, our Trekkies summon strength and courage by emulating their favorite starship-voyaging characters.

Packed with hundreds of gags referencing Star Trek, Star Wars, comic books and fan conventions, Night of the Living Trekkies reads like the strange lovechild of Galaxy Quest and Dawn of the Dead.  Journey to the final frontier of zombie science-fiction satire!

Night of the Living Trekkies is just arriving at book stores and is in stock at Amazon.
© 2010 SciFanatic Network

First Look at Star Trek 2009 Science Uniform Replica
by Anthony Pascale
July 20, 2010
At San Diego Comic Con this week, high-end costume maker Anovos is going to be showing off a prototype of their first replica from the 2009 Star Trek movie.  And as we are doing all week long, we are bringing Comic Con to you with a first look at their Starfleet Blue Science Uniform Tunic.

Anovos’ Science Uniform Replica
Anovos’ first Star Trek 2009 costume replica is a Blue Science Uniform Tunic.  Their first offering is what they are calling an "Ensign Edition," which is a screen-accurate replica of the stunt costumes used for the Star Trek movie.  The tunic is created using accurate fabric, dye formulation and correct print pattern to recreate the look, weight and feel of the original screen-used pieces.  The "Ensign Edition" tunic is created with costumers and cosplayers in mind.  Like the stunt tunics used for the film, the Anovos tunic is engineered to be a one-piece, ensuring maximal wearing comfort.

The Ensign edition Starfleet tunic is meant to be customized.  It comes in a number of sizes (S, M, L, XL).  They will even do other custom sizes for an additional fee.  Tunics are sold with extra-long sleeves to allow for alterations and a custom fit.  Rank stripes are provided separately to allow costumers to choose their own rank.

Although these tunics are meant to be worn, Anovos CEO Joe Salcedo tells TrekMovie that they have been working closely with CBS, Paramount and Bad Robot to ensure the replica costumes are as close to the originals used for the film as possible.  Anovos has been running tests for months on dyes, patterns and fabrics to ensure they are making replicas that are just like the real thing.  Salcedo notes that compared to traditional costumes, "there is a clear distinction in terms of the pattern, the color and the weight of the fabric.  These are made to be a 100% match to those used on set.  We are really proud of the finished product."

Pricing has not yet been finalized on the tunic, but it should range from $400-$440 (with small additional fee for rank stripes).  Each tunic will also come with a science pin (made by QMx).  The Star Trek 2009 Starfleet Blue Tunic Replica will be available December 2010 or January 2011, and you will be able to place a reservation at the Anovos web site.

Anovos is also hoping to have a short-sleeve women’s blue Starfleet dress replica available shortly after the men’s blue tunics are released.  Later in 2011, Anovos will release red and gold versions of the tunics along with replica Starfleet uniform pants.  They are also working on limited edition costume replicas that are more suited for display.  Also on tap for the future are original series Star Trek uniforms, and Anovos has brought in Star Trek: Phase II’s James Cawley to help with that effort.

Prototypes of the Star Trek 2009 blue tunic and pants replicas will be on display at San Diego Comic Con.  They will also have a prototype of an original series costume made by James Cawley.
© 2010 SciFanatic Network

Bruce Greenwood “Hustling” for Star Trek Sequel
by Anthony Pascale
July 20, 2010
Bruce Greenwood won high praise for his portrayal of Capt. Christopher Pike in the 2009 Star Trek movie.  As he is not part of the main crew of the Enterprise, it isn’t certain that he will be back.  But in a couple of new interviews, the actor said he doing what he can to return to the final frontier.  He also started another production start rumor.

Greenwood "hustling" for Star Trek sequel – wants out of the chair
Bruce Greenwood is one of the stars of the Steve Carell comedy Dinner for Schmucks, due out next weekend.  Hollywood.com caught up with the actor at the premiere earlier this week.  When asked about the Star Trek sequel (due in theaters June 29th 2012), Greenwood said that he "hoped" he was in it, noting: "I’m hustling for it… we’ll see."

Greenwood also spoke to StarTrek.com about the same topic and Greenwood elaborated on how he is "hustling," saying, "I know they’re writing the script and I encourage them whenever I see them to make Pike a critical element."

But Greenwood again stated that he hopes any Pike sequel action is on his two feet and out of that wheelchair, saying, "I think with the latitude of the parallel universe, I might be able to get out of the chair, and I’m hoping the mentorship between myself and Kirk [Chris Pine] continues."

Greenwood starts production rumor but sequel still starting Spring/Summer 2011
Greenwood also told Hollywood.com, "I just know the plan is to film it in January, more than that I don’t know."  Earlier this year, Greenwood said a similar thing to JoBlo.com at the Schmucks set visit, saying "I gather January 2011 is when they’re going to roll cameras."  Now based on Greenwood’s comment to Hollywood.com, a number of other sites are running "Star Trek sequel starting in January" stories.

However, it appears that Greenwood is working off older info.  A few weeks ago, producer Bryan Burk told TrekMovie that he was hoping to get production started in "late spring or early summer," and at the same event, Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman said that they were just starting to break the story for the sequel and they have previously stated that the script was due around Christmas 2010.  TrekMovie checked with Orci again today, and nothing has changed in their schedule.  So it looks like preproduction will be happening as early as January 2011, but cameras will not be rolling until around May / June / July (which would be in line with their schedule for the first film, which began production 13 months ahead of the original release date).
© 2010 SciFanatic Network

Star Trek Wins 3 Canadian Constellation Awards
by TrekMovie.com Staff
July 19, 2010
The Award Ceremony for Canada’s fourth annual Constellation Awards was held over the weekend.  The 2009 Star Trek movie went in with five nominations in four categories and took home three awards, including Best Film.

Star Trek The Big Winner at Constellation Awards
Star Trek had five nominations in four categories, more than any other film (Avatar only has three).  The awards are handed out based on member votes, and Star Trek won in three categories:
The Star Trek movie won Best Science Fiction Film, TV Movie or Mini-Series of 2009
Karl Urban for Star Trek won Best Male Performance in a 2009 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie or Mini-Series (beating Chris Pine, amongst others)
Bruce Greenwood for Star Trek won Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2009

Zoe Saldana had two nominations for Best Actress and won for Avatar, but her combined votes for Avatar and Star Trek added up to over half the votes, even though there were three other actresses.

A full breakdown of the voting and all the winners can be found at constellations.tcon.ca.
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Shatner Reveals More Details on “Captains” Documentary
by TrekMovie.com Staff
July 19, 2010
Star Trek’s original Kirk attended the London Comic Con over the weekend and in between autograph signings yesterday, he did a Q&A to a group of around 500 enthusiastic fans.  His talk included some interesting details on his new "The Captains" documentary, as well as some discussion of Star Trek V.

Shatner talks "Captains" doc and Star Trek V at London Comic Con
Con Report submitted by Mike Thompson

Topics for William Shatner’s London Comic Con Q&A ranged from his current projects to Boston Legal to The Twilight Zone and of course, Star Trek.  Early on, Shatner spoke about his new "The Captains" documentary, which he is directing and has him sitting down doing interviews with each of Star Trek’s captains.  Shatner confirmed that he just recently shot the interviews with Sir Patrick Stewart and Avery Brooks (which completes the set of Star Trek captains, as he had previously done his interviews with Scott Bakula and Kate Mulgrew).

Shatner described Brooks as “the most intelligent captain,” describing his visit to Brooks’ home and how he was surprised to learn that Avery is a jazz musician and teacher.  Because of this, Shatner asked Brooks if he would provide background piano jazz music for the documentary and Brooks agreed.

A fan asked if Leonard Nimoy would be involved in the "Captains" documentary and after joking "Leonard?  There is no money in it," Shatner said he hoped to do something with Leonard at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention in August.

When asked who his favorite captain was, he said they were all "wonderful" and then said that Patrick Stewart was "the classiest," Avery Brooks (in addition to being the "most intelligent") was "kind of strange," but then joked that since Kate Mulgrew was the only woman, she was his favorite.

The subject of Shatner’s Star Trek directing of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier came up as well.  A fan asked if Star Trek V was his favorite Trek movie.  Shatner actually laughed and admitted it "wasn’t too good," which he attributed to outside pressure and how he was forced to compromise his original story.  He also talked about how the ending didn’t work because the "rock monsters" got cut due to the budget, noting that he didn’t handle the budget well and the whole experience was a "difficult time" for him personally.

Unfortunately, the topics of Free Enterprise 2 and the new J. J. Abrams Star Trek movie didn’t come up, but there was a fun moment when a fan asked him to do his famous Star Trek II "KHAAAAAN!" yell.  Shatner laughed and asked, "Oh, no—can’t I do a ‘Denny Crane’?," after which he did the softest, gentlest, "Khaaaaaaaaan… where are you, Khaaan?"
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Star Trek 2009 Inspires Its Own Parody Comic Strip
by Anthony Pascale
July 13, 2010
The new Star Trek movie and crew has inspired a lot of talk, and now it seems it has inspired its own parody comic strip.  The fan-made Ensign Sue Must Die! web comic started up in May and already has 14 strips. More info and a look at the strip below.

Star Trek 2009 gets its own parody comic strip
Ensign Sue Must Die! is the work of Clare Mosley and Kevin Bolk.  Mosley writes the stories and Bolk handles the art.  The comic is set on board the new USS Enterprise, as seen in the 2009 Star Trek movie.  The parody strip follows the antics of Ensign Mary Amethyst Star Enoby Aiko Archer Picard Janeway Sue, who is the youngest officer in Starfleet and "A skilled linguist… an unmatched warrior… a cunning strategist… a scientific genius… a gentle healer… a passionate lover… She is a woman of exceptional beauty, perfect in every way…and she’s driving the crew of a certain enterprising starship INSANE!"

The strip can be seen at Pot Luck Comics.
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