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Volume I, Number 39  •  June 2011

•  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
•  Saturday, September 25: STARFLEET Bowling Challenge

•  Star Trek creative writing group seeks participants
•  Personnel Records
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  June Birthdays
•  June Membership Renewals
•  May Member Reenlistments
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Our Member Benefits Program Partners
•  Crew Roster
•  News from
Paramount Working Around Star Trek Sequel Delay

Away 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
(770) 936-8235
Because 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 forum.

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 movie—the 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!

Captain Watts' 50th Birthday Celebration

8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2011
The Spot Bar & Grill
4578 Britt Rd, Tucker GA  30084
(770) 934-5100

USS 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!


Note: The Spot Bar & Grill offers a smoke-free indoor environment.  Smoking is allowed on their outdoor patio.  Please visit their web site
for directions, their menu and drink specials, and photos of their newly renovated lounge.


Fifth Annual USS Republic Summer Pool Party

Saturday or Sunday, August 20 or 21, 2011
Date, Time and Location To Be Announced
Members 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?

Save 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, please contact the Captain as soon as possible.

Sixth Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Time and Location To Be Announced
The Republic's Fifth Annual STARFLEET
Bowling Challenge, September 2010
Save the date and plan to join the USS Republic for our Sixth Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge!  We'll challenge the Klingon Assault Group, the Georgia 501st and even the Georgia Furs to meet us in the alley... we'll see who shows up!

The exact time and location will be announced next issue, on Facebook 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 event!

Star Trek creative writing group seeks participants
Would 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 USS 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.

Personnel Records
Congratulations 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."
CO 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!
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Away Mission to X-Men: First Class  ||  June 4, 2011
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 Parker.

Sci-Fi Summer Con  ||  June 10-12, 2011
CO Capt Eric L. Watts, USS Atlanta CO Adm Mike Henigan, ENS3 Eddie Hines, ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker, Ens Richard Tucker, Ens Karen Neal.



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 expire
d in June

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

The 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 standing.

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.




AS OF JULY 5, 2011

NEWS from
Paramount Already Working Around Star Trek Sequel Delay
By Anthony Pascale
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.
Paramount already at work on their Summer 2012 movies (except Star Trek)
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:
The 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.
As 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.
Mainstream 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:
5. 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.
So it looks like it isn't just the hardcore that are jonesing for more Star Trek.
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The Republiqué Volume I, Number 39, June 2011.
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