Saturday, July 23: Away Mission
to Captain America
Saturday, August 6: Captain
Watts' 50th Birthday Celebration
Sat./Sun., August 20/21:
USS Republic Summer Pool Party
September 25: STARFLEET Bowling Challenge
creative writing group seeks participants
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Trek Sequel Delay
Mission to Captain America: The First Avenger
Saturday Afternoon, July 23, 2011
Regal Hollywood 24 @ North I-85
3265 NE Expressway Access Rd
Chamblee GA 30341
you demanded it... save the date and plan for a late
afternoon showing with matinee pricing! Exact time
to be announced next issue, on Facebook
and in our YahooGroups
Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)
grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified
by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was
inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of
his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing
the boy's earnest plea, Col. Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones)
offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment...
Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was
at last administered the "Super-Soldier Serum" and
bombarded by "vita-rays." Steve Rogers emerged
from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be
and still be human. Rogers was then put through
an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three
months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain
America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle
savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil
both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.
Make plans now to join the USS Republic on its "away
mission" to see this highly anticipated moviethe
fourth and latest in Marvel Studios' series of films featuring
members of the classic Avengers. Showtimes have
not yet been announced, but save the date and plan on a late
afternoon showing with matinee pricing!
THE CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE TRAILER HERE
Watts' 50th Birthday Celebration
8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2011
The Spot Bar & Grill
4578 Britt Rd, Tucker GA 30084
THE BIG FIVE-OH!
Republic Commanding Officer Capt Eric L. Watts
cordially requests the honor of your presence at the momentous
occasion that apparently a lot of people mistakenly believe
had already passed... his 50th birthday celebration!
That's right... Captain Eric hits the huge half-century
mark next month and wants to celebrate the milestone with
all his friends, colleagues and shipmates. The party
starts at 8:00 p.m. at the newly renovated Spot
Bar & Grill in Tucker, with entertainment provided
by Darlene Majewski from Spotlight
Karaoke! Several special events and presentations
are being planned for the evening. The Spot offers
a full selection of appetizers, sandwiches, dinner entrées
and desserts, so please plan to come, celebrate and have
a great time with everyone's favorite STARFLEET captain!
CAPTAIN WATTS ON FACEBOOK
The Spot Bar & Grill offers a smoke-free indoor environment.
Smoking is allowed on their outdoor patio. Please
visit their web
for directions, their menu and drink specials, and photos
of their newly renovated lounge.
SPOT BAR & GRILL
Annual USS Republic Summer Pool Party
Saturday or Sunday, August 20 or 21, 2011
Date, Time and Location To Be Announced
and friends of the USS Republic at our Fourth
Annual Summer Pool Party in 2010. A great
time was had by all! A host is needed for
this year's party... how about you?
the date and make plans now to join the USS Republic
for our Fifth Annual Summer Pool Party! This
annual event has become a summer highlight for our members,
our friends and their families!
We currently do not have a confirmed location for this year's
summer pool party. It can be held on either Saturday,
August 20, or Sunday, August 21, and does not necessarily
have to be hosted by a member of the Republic, so
if you or someone you know would like to host this year's
party, or if you have any ideas or suggestions for a location,
the Captain as soon as possible.
Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time and Location To Be Announced
date and plan to join the USS Republic for our Sixth
Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge! We'll challenge
Assault Group, the Georgia
501st and even the Georgia
Furs to meet us in the alley... we'll see who shows
Republic's Fifth Annual STARFLEET
Bowling Challenge, September 2010
The exact time and location will be announced next issue,
and in our YahooGroups. Plan
to wear your best Star Trek costume or your USS Republic
sport shirt or chapter t-shirt for this fun-filled family-friendly
Star Trek creative writing group seeks participants
you be interested in joining an online Star Trek creative
writing group? Here's how it works:
About eight to twelve Star Trek fans from around the
globe collectively write the story of a starship and her crew
through email. One person writes a piece of the
story, then another person writes a piece of the story, then
someone else would, and so on. Each person can
spend as much or as little time with it as he or she would
like. Some people write a few hours a week, while others
only 20 minutes or so a month. There are currently nine
different groups, but they are looking to expand. The
Sunfire is just one of the numerous groups
you can join.
If this is something in which you might like to participate,
please email Charles
Star and let him know what your favorite Star Trek
TV show and movie are so he can find the group that would
be the best fit for you.
This doesn't cost any money, you can quit at any time and
there are no plans to ever publish these stories. Charles
has been involved with Star Trek creative writing for
more than eleven years and says it's "loads of fun"
because it provides a rewarding creative outlet with others.
NOTE: THIS NOTICE IS PUBLISHED AS A COURTESY TO THE CREATIVE
WRITING GROUP REFERENCED HEREIN, WHICH IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH
OR ENDORSED BY STARFLEET INT'L, REGION 2 OR THE USS REPUBLIC.
to ENS1 Lea Hepler for winning 4th Place in the
2010 STARFLEET International Short Story Contest. Her
story, "What Price Salvation?," was published
on pages 27-34 of STARFLEET Communiqué
#164, April/May 2011 issue, which should have arrived
in your mailboxes in June.
The contest was judged by none other than the accomplished
author and scriptwriter D. C. Fontana. Ms.
Fontana is known for some of the best episodes of classic
Star Trek, including "The Enterprise Incident"
and "The Ultimate Computer;" Star Trek: The Next
Generation episodes "Heart of Glory," "Too Short
a Season" and "The Naked Now;" the Deep Space Nine
episode "Dax;" and, most recently, the Star Trek:
New Voyages webisode "To Serve All My Days."
Capt Eric L. Watts and ENS1 Michael Shipley
cordially invite you to enjoy "Thirty Years of
Broadway" by the Atlanta
Gay Men's Chorus, featuring an eclectic mixture
of high-energy and emotion-filled Broadway songs, from
such diverse shows as Wicked, Hairspray,
Chicago, Sunday in the Park with George,
Ragtime, Passion, The Producers
and more. Special guest Shawn Megorden
has performed across the U.S. with many big bands and
combos, as well as starring roles in such timeless musicals
as Anything Goes, Smokey Joe's Café
and, this spring, the Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Leader
of the Pack.
This spectacular concert will be presented at The
Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State
University, 80 Forsyth St NE, Atlanta, at 8:00 p.m.
on Friday, July 8 and at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on
Saturday, July 9. Tickets are $15, $25 or
$35 depending on seating location. Matinee prices
are lower than evening shows. Group discounts
are available. Purchase
tickets online or call (404) 413-9849.
Captain Eric and Ensign Michael both sing Bass with
the 100-voice AGMC. Michael will be performing
in this concert; Eric is currently on leave of absence
but will be at the Saturday performances. They
both hope to see you at the concert!
Something special going on in your life? Submit
your Personnel Record for publication in the next
issue of The Republiqué!
Chapter Event Photos
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Mission to X-Men: First Class || June
Ens Sarah Burroughs,
CRMN1 Jenilee Trew, ENS1 Jeff Trew, ENS1 Joanne Trew,
ENS1 Julianne Trew, ENS3 Russ Broomfield, CO Capt
Eric L. Watts, ENS3 Eddie Hines, Theresa Parker, Kevin
MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT ON FLICKR
Summer Con || June 10-12, 2011
Capt Eric L. Watts, USS Atlanta CO Adm
Mike Henigan, ENS3 Eddie Hines, ENS1 Zannetta Law
Tucker, Ens Richard Tucker, Ens Karen Neal.
SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT ON FLICKR
BELATED JUNE BIRTHDAYS
Saturday, June 4
ENS3 Renardo Hunter
Tuesday, June 7
ENS1 Michael Shipley
Wednesday, June 22
Ens Karen Neal
Tuesday, June 28
Ens Rob Gilliam
These members' SFI and chapter dues expired
ENS3 Chris Seckinger
Cmdr David A. Slaughter
These members renewed their memberships in May
ENS1 Elisa Roper
ENS1 Jeff Trew
CRMN1 Jenilee Trew
ENS1 Joanne Trew
ENS1 Julianne Trew
USS Republic NCC-1371 was originally commissioned
as a chapter of STARFLEET International on May 14, 1988,
at the Dixie-Trek convention in Atlanta, Georgia. After
22½ years and multiple name changes, the Republic
was decommissioned by STARFLEET in November 2010. The
Republic operated as an independent organization
until April 2011. Effective April 9, 2011,
STARFLEET recognizes the "USS Republic - STARFLEET
Registry: NX-1371, a Constitution-Class, Enterprise-Subclass
Heavy Cruiser... as a Meeting chapter in Shakedown Cruise."
As of July 5, the Republic crew includes 45
members who are active members of STARFLEET in good
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.
Because the USS Republic is a (soon-to-be once
again) duly commissioned chapter of STARFLEET International
and is bound and governed by its Constitution and By-Laws,
membership in STARFLEET is a prerequisite for membership
in the Republic. Combined annual dues
for both groups are $25 per person and is collected by
the chapter (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.
MEMBER BENEFITS PROGRAM PARTNERS
AS OF JULY 5, 2011
Already Working Around Star Trek Sequel Delay
July 1, 2011
More indications are emerging that the Star Trek
sequel officially slated for June 29, 2012, is not going
to make its date. While we await an announcement on
how J. J. Abrams and Paramount will proceed with their next
Trek, there are indications a delay decision has
already been made based on activity surrounding other Paramount
Summer 2012 movies.
already at work on their Summer 2012 movies (except Star
Today Deadline has a report on the latest casting
for Paramount's G. I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes (Adrianne
Palicki has joined as female lead), but they also threw
in this little tidbit:
studio's casting quickly; they need the film for next summer
because the Star Trek sequel won't be ready and this
rebooted film and World War Z are prime candidates
to fill summer slots.
noted on the one-year countdown date, the conventional wisdom
now is that the Star Trek sequel will be delayed.
And the recent report of Zoe Saldana considering taking
a job shooting in September was another hint that Star
Trek won't be shooting (as planned) in September. This
latest activity on G. I. Joe 2 is just the latest
indication that this film, officially slated to be released
six weeks after the Star Trek sequel, is actually
farther along in development.
sharing fan pain
Of course, most Star Trek fans are already feeling
the pain of not getting a Star Trek sequel out for
this summer, and we are even gearing up for another delay.
But it isn't just Trek fans. Today, E
Online posted their Top 5 Biggest Letdowns of Summer
2011, and coming in at #5 was:
No Star Trek 2! As much as Super 8 has
been loved, and as much as J. J. Abrams no doubt had to
get his Steven Spielberg movie out of his head and onto
a screen, the throwback sci-fi movie is a big reason why
Chris Pine's Captain Kirk hasn't taken a victory lap yet
for 2009's success. Call it the ultimate letdown:
Hollywood makes a movie that you want to see sequelized,
and then it doesn't make it.
it looks like it isn't just the hardcore that are jonesing
for more Star Trek.