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Volume I, Number 47  •  February 2012

•  Sunday, February 12: Valentine's Day Lonely Hearts Dinner
•  Saturday, February 18: TXA Con Nooga Room Party
•  Saturday, February 25: TXA AnachroCon Room Party
•  Saturday, March 17: 130th Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade
•  Friday-Sunday, April 20-22: TrekTrax Atlanta


•  Sunday, April 29: Spring Dinner & Business Meeting
•  Friday-Sunday, May 4-6: Outlantacon
•  Saturday, May 5: Away Mission to The Avengers
•  Friday-Sunday, May 25-27: TimeGate
•  Friday-Sunday, June 8-10: Sci-Fi Summer Con
•  Saturday, July 7: Away Mission to The Amazing Spider-Man
•  Saturday, July 21: Away Mission to The Dark Knight Rises

•  TrekTrax Atlanta features an amazing gallery of guests
•  Personnel Records
•  Library Computer
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  Member Reenlistments
•  Upcoming Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Our Member Benefits Program Partners
•  USS Republic & USS Atlanta Crew Rosters
•  News from
   — Bryan Fuller & Bryan Singer Talking About Teaming Up for Star Trek TV Show
•  News from
   — Chris Pine: Benedict Cumberbatch is "fitting in quite nicely"
•  News from
   — New Star Trek Sequel Shooting Locations to Include a Budweiser Brewery

Valentine's Day Lonely Hearts Dinner

7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2012
The Republic Social House
437 Memorial Drive, Atlanta GA  30312
(404) 577-3997
Not Just For Lovers: Members and friends of the USS Republic---singles and couples alike---met for a barbecue dinner on Valentine's Day in 2010.
Single and alone on Valentine's Day (or at least, on the weekend just before)?  Don't be!  Make plans now to join the USS Republic and USS Atlanta for an evening of fun and friendship at the Republic's third Valentine's Day Lonely Hearts Dinner at---of all places---the latest addition to Grant Park's growing restaurant neighborhood: the Republic Social House!

Located at the corner of Memorial Drive and Cherokee Avenue across the street from the historic Oakland Cemetery and easily accessible by MARTA, the Republic Social House features a number of reasonably priced gourmet melts, juicy burgers and a large selection of beers and liquors.  Hamburgers with a side are as little as $5.15 and most other dinners are in the $8 to $9 range.  Captains Eric L. Watts and Matt Ebeling had dinner there this past weekend and were impressed by the restaurant's friendly staff and ambience.  (Yes, you can bring a date, and yes, couples and families are also welcome!)

Please RSVP the Captain if you plan to attend so we can arrange for sufficient group seating.

Note: At our request, Republic Social House management has agreed to waive their published policy of an 18% gratuity on a single group check for parties of 6 or more and will issue separate checks to each of us so we can avoid the problems we've had settling a group check at some of our previous dinner events.  We appreciate their willingness to work with us on this matter, so please be generous with your tip when you settle your check.  Thanks to Friend of the Republic Arthur Graves for suggesting the Republic Social House for this event!

TrekTrax Atlanta Room Parties
Saturday, February 18: Con Nooga
Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel & Convention Center
1400 Market St, Chattanooga TN  37402

Saturday, February 25: AnachroCon
Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta GA  30341
(770) 457-6363
The USS Republic, host of TrekTrax Atlanta, will be hosting room parties on Saturday evening at two conventions this month to promote ours.  CO Capt Eric L. Watts will be travelling to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in two weeks for Con Nooga and will then be at our sister convention, AnachroCon, later this month here in Atlanta.  In addition to a room party on Saturday night, we will also have a fan table at AnachroCon the entire weekend (we're still working on trying to get one for Con Nooga).  If you are planning to attend or are considering attending either of these conventions, we would very much appreciate your support.  We need the most help at Con Nooga.  In addition to marketing materials, decorations, party supplies, light snacks and a selection of adult beverages, we also need assistance simply talking to folks about TrekTrax Atlanta and encouraging them to purchase a membership.  Donations of these items, or funds to help us purchase them, would be greatly appreciated.  If you can help us in any way, either by attending these conventions with us or donating items or funds for them, please contact the Captain.  Thank you!

130th Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Line-up begins at 10:00 a.m.; step-off is at 12:00 p.m.
Peachtree Street at Ralph McGill Boulevard
Atlanta GA  30308

Republic and IKAV Nemesis members last marched together in the 2010 Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade.

For the third year since 2009, the USS Republic will march in Atlanta's St. Patrick's Parade.  Always held on Saturday, this year's parade will actually be held on the traditional date of St. Patrick's Day, March 17.  This year, we'll be joined by members of the USS Atlanta behind our awesome parade banner in a strong showing of Star Trek solidarity!

2012 will be the largest, best-attended St. Patrick's Parade & Festival since the first Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade held 154 years ago, in 1858.  The parade begins at 12:00 noon, runs 1.1 miles starting from Peachtree Street and Ralph McGill Boulevard, proceeding down Peachtree past Woodruff Park, then left on Decatur Street to Pryor Street and right on Pryor through Underground Atlanta and the huge Underground Atlanta Festival where there will be free entertainment and vendors.

The 2012 Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade will have over 200 units, including clowns, floats, bands of every kind, military units, bagpipe and drum corps, thousands of children, Irish dancers, clowns, high-tech firefighting equipment, police units, drill teams, dogs, horses, antique cars, dignitaries from Ireland and our own government leaders.  Join us for a great day and for a grand time as we celebrate Atlanta and her Irish Heritage in 2012.

Please contact the Captain as soon as possible if you're planning to join us so we can have a reasonably accurate idea of how many to expect.  This is a costume-encouraged event, so please plan to wear your Republic chapter sport shirt, chapter t-shirt or your best Star Trek costume.  If you don't care to march with us, consider coming out with your camera and cheering for us as we go by!



TrekTrax Atlanta features an amazing gallery of guests for 2012
Three actors who played Klingons in the Star Trek motion pictures.  A Hugo Award-winning Star Trek screenwriter.  A Star Trek game designer, a Star Trek audiobooks producer, and a Star Trek costumer and propmaker.  Three different sci-fi geek nerd rock bands.  And cast members from not just one, not even two, but three different fan-produced Star Trek series.  TrekTrax Atlanta is proud to present the most amazing array of Star Trek guests at any fan-run convention in the Southeast.  And all that's just who is coming.  You'll be absolutely amazed at what we're planning to do!

Don't miss TrekTrax Atlanta.  Adult memberships are currently only $45 with a $5.00 discount available to members of STARFLEET International and the Klingon Assault Group.  Pre-reg TODAY.

When you purchase your membership, you can also purchase your VIP Champagne Reception ticket (available only in advance; not available at the door) and your souvenir convention t-shirt, and make your hotel room reservation.  
Visit the TrekTrax Atlanta web site to learn more about the convention and everything we've got planned for this extraordinary Star Trek fan experience.

Valid STARFLEET and KAG memberships will be verified prior to processing payments.  One discount per person.  See respective web pages for additional details.
Personnel Records
Congratulations to ENS1 Julianne Trew on her upcoming artists' reception and gallery show, Refresh, at the prestigious Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta!  Refresh features a promising group of fourteen new artists as well as new works from some old favorites.  This exhibition includes several emerging artists with exciting work at attractive price points.  Refresh opens with an artist's reception on February 17 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  The exhibition will run through March 30, 2012.  Please visit Mason Murer's web site for more information and directions.
Something special going on in your life?  Submit your Personnel Record for publication in the next issue of The Republiqué!
Library Computer
Thanks to!
Recent Chapter Event Photos
TXA Chattacon Room Party  ||  January 21, 2012
USS Republic CO and TrekTrax Atlanta Founder & Chairman Capt Eric L. Watts slings drinks and makes friends during the Republic's TXA Room Party at Chattacon in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Attending members of Chattacon enjoy the Republic's hospitality and learn about TrekTrax Atlanta.  Among other things.
This is what you get when you hand your camera to someone totally at random and say, "Hey!  Take a few pictures!"

These members renewed their SFI and chapter dues in January

ENS2 Glenn Albertini
ENS2 K'La Albertini

No current membership dues expirations until April!

Previously expired membership dues can be renewed here!

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.  As of February 5, 2012, the Republic crew includes 33 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 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 and reenlist is on our award-winning web site.





NEWS from
Bryan Fuller & Bryan Singer Talking About Teaming Up for Star Trek TV Show
By Anthony Pascale
February 3, 2012
TrekMovie has previously reported that both Bryan Singer (director of X-Men, Valkyrie; producer for House) and Bryan Fuller (writer for Star Trek Voyager, creator of Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me) have both (separately) shown interest in bringing Star Trek back to the small screen.  As it happens, the two fans of Star Trek are working together on a reboot of The Munsters (now titled Mockingbird Lane) for NBC.
And now AICN is reporting that the two have "discussed the possibility of pooling their resources to take a new corner of Gene Roddenberry's multiverse to the small screen."
It is interesting to learn that the two are now thinking about Star Trek together.  That being said, it appears that there are currently no plans at CBS to bring Star Trek back to TV in the short term.  Indications are that such a project would not even be considered until after at the release of two Star Trek films from J. J. Abrams, if not three.
The previously reported approaches for the two regarding Star Trek have been very different.  In 2005 and early 2006, Singer was involved in a plan to pitch CBS and Paramount on a new show set in the year 3000 with a Federation in turmoil trying to return to the glory days.  That plan was shelved before pitching to CBS once it was announced in 2006 that J. J. Abrams would be making a new Star Trek feature.  Also, in 2007, Singer told TrekMovie that his schedule really didn't have room for a Star Trek TV show.  Fuller has also spoken a few times about his desire to return to the world of Star Trek on TV.  A couple of years back, TrekMovie spoke to Bryan Fuller about his idea for a show, which he envisioned would be set in the new movie universe, but not on board the USS Enterprise.
There are a lot of challenges for bringing Star Trek back to television.  Genre shows have always struggled on network TV.  In addition, a space-based sci-fi series is a costly endeavor.  This cost issue is what has kept LucasFilm from moving forward on plans for a live-action Star Wars TV series (recently revealed to be titled Star Wars: Underworld), although they hope to be able to make it work sometime this decade.  And then there are the multiple parties involved, with CBS owning Star Trek on TV, but Paramount owning assets and rights related to the new Star Trek films (which would be needed if a series was set in that universe).
With such an expensive, complicated and potentially risky endeavor, it is certain that CBS would want some big name creative talents behind the show like Singer and Fuller, so that could only help to make it happen.
I want my Trek TV
I have often said that television is where Star Trek is at its best, and so I am hopeful this project grows into something.  And there are others in Hollywood who would be interested in bringing Star Trek back to TV, including former Star Trek: Enterprise runner Manny Coto (currently working on Dexter).  However, with the new movies going at Paramount, I know that Trek on TV will likely have to wait.  One caveat to that is an animated series.  I think, like with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, such a show could be used to tie in with the new movies and tell stories between films (not unlike the new Star Trek ongoing comic books).  Star Trek co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have talked about such a project, but there has been no real talks so far to make it happen.
TrekMovie will continue to monitor this and anything related to Star Trek returning to TV.
© 2012 SciFanatic Network

NEWS from
Star Trek's Chris Pine: Benedict Cumberbatch is "fitting in quite nicely"
By David Brown
February 1, 2012
The Captain Kirk star gives an update on the filming of the sci-fi sequel.
Chris Pine has said that British stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve have been settling in well on the set of the Star Trek sequel.
The 31-year-old actor, who plays Captain James T. Kirk in J. J. Abrams' film reboot of the classic series, took time out of filming the sci-fi blockbuster to attend the premiere of his latest film, This Means War.
And he revealed that filming so far has been "fantastic." and that his new co-stars are fitting in well.
Pine commented: "They're getting on great.  We have a really good, warm, inclusive group from the first one and I think everybody's kind of getting the hang of things and fitting in quite nicely."
After being announced as a cast member in January, Cumberbatch said: "It's a great job to get, and I'm thrilled."
He added: "I'm hugely, hugely excited and I'm very, very flattered. I'm very, very excited... I'm just getting my head around the fact that it's happened.  My headline is that I'm over the moon."
Cumberbatch and Eve are not the only Brits among the cast---Simon Pegg is reprising his role as engineer Scotty, while former Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke is reported to be playing "a family man with a wife and young daughter."
The film, which is being scripted by Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci, began production in Los Angeles on January 15, 2012, and has a scheduled release date of May 17, 2013.
© 2012 Immediate Media Co., Ltd.

NEWS from
New Star Trek Sequel Shooting Locations to Include a Budweiser Brewery
By TrekNews
January 23, 2012
Today brings news that the Star Trek sequel has a few additional Southern California shooting locations planned.
According to Locations Hollywood, the additional locations will include the Budweiser Brewery, Sony Studios, Dodger Stadium, Long Beach City Hall, Vasquez Rocks and the Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin.
The Vasquez Rocks location has been used for several Star Trek productions in the past, including the Original Series episode, "Arena."
UPDATE: Locations Hollywood removed the tweet on Monday night as they look to confirm the shooting locations.
The film began shooting on January 12 and is scheduled to be released to theaters on May 17, 2013.
© 2012
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  Captain Eric L. Watts
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  Commander Dave Churvis
Commanding Officer, USS Atlanta
  Admiral W. Michael Henigan

The Republiqué Volume I, Number 47, February 2012.
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