Saturday, Dec. 22: USS Republic
& USS Atlanta Holiday Party
Atlanta announces additional guests for 2013
TrekTrax Atlanta crowdfunding
campaigns coming soon
Autographs for Sale
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Republic & USS Atlanta Membership
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USS Republic &
USS Atlanta Crew Rosters
Darkness London Event w/ Burk, Cumberbatch & Eve
Republic & USS Atlanta Holiday Potluck Party,
USS Republic Awards Ceremony & "2012: Year
of the Phoenix" Closing Ceremony
A joint event with the USS Atlanta
p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012
Hosted by and in the home of Theresa Parker
2114 Shadow Court, Norcross GA 30071
OF ONE ERA THE
DAWN OF ANOTHER
IN THE MAKING
THE HISTORIC EVENT THAT WILL FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM STAR
TREK FANDOM IN ATLANTA... FOREVER
ASSUME NOTHING. EXPECT
DO NOT MISS THE MOST IMPORTANT
EVENT IN RECENT USS REPUBLIC HISTORY
gonna be talking about this one for a very long time.
Longtime friend of the Republic Theresa
Parker at her home in Norcross. Doors
open at 6:00 p.m.
A POTLUCK DINNER
plan to bring a generous hot or cold dish for a potluck
arrive with food no later than 7:00 p.m. The
will provide an open bar. Enjoy yourself
OF THE PHOENIX" CLOSING CEREMONY
International Region 2 Zone 2 Coordinator Adm Kelly
Hilliard, along with USS Republic Commanding
Officer Capt Eric L. Watts and USS Atlanta
Commanding Officer Adm Mike Henigan, will bring
the year-long "Year of the Phoenix" campaign
to a close with a stunning announcement that will
fundamentally transform Star Trek fandom in
REGION 2 ZONE 2 COORDINATOR ADMIRAL KELLY HILLIARD
REPUBLIC AWARDS CEREMONY
USS Republic's annual membership awards will
be presented, including the prestigious Member
of the Year award, which will be given to the
one member whose distinguished service to the Republic
in 2012 surpassed all others
USS ATLANTA COMMANDING OFFICER ADMIRAL MICHAEL HENIGAN
OF THE CHAPTER ADDRESS
Republic Commanding Officer Eric L. Watts
will present a "Year in Review" presentation
comparing where the chapter was at at the end of 2010
vs. where we are now and outlining plans for the chapter's
25th anniversary celebration in April 2013
USS REPUBLIC COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN ERIC L. WATTS
election will be held to determine who the Republic's
Commanding Officer for the 2013-2014 term will be. The
new CO will officially assume office on January 1,
REGION 2 ZONE 2 COORDINATOR ADM KELLY HILLIARD
all the awards presentations, historic announcements
and ceremonial speeches have been made, celebrate
the holiday season with your friends and colleagues
in a fun and festive environment. All members
and friends of the USS Republic and USS Atlanta
and their guests are invited to attend, but...
is an acronym for the French term "Répondez,
s'il vous plaît," which means, literally,
"Respond, if you please." It
is not merely a courtesy; it is a request that you
let your hostess know if you are planning to attend
(and with how many guests) so that your lovely and
gracious hostess can make sufficient table arrangements
and seating accommodations as necessary for everyone's
comfort. There are two ways to RSVP this event: Visit
Event Page and click "Join" or simply
an email to Captain Eric.
Atlanta announces additional guests for 2013
addition to TrekTrax
billing itself as "The National Klingon Konvention,"
TXA is also billing itself as "The Star Trek Fan
Film Festival" and has been working to bring in cast
and crew members from as many fan film productions as possible
as guests for panel discussions, workshops and 'round-the-clock
episode screenings. We previously announced guests
Trek: Reliant, Project:
Trek: Lexington and Star
Trek: Grissom, and are pleased to announce
that we have recently confirmed additional guests representing
three additional fan film productions.
Farragut will be returning to TrekTrax
Atlanta for our third year with Michael Bednar, Michael
Day, Donna Smith Parker and Frank Parker, Jr. Joining
us for the very first time will be Dean Rogers, Jacob
Stanford and Jerry Stanford from Star
TrekTrax Atlanta is especially delighted to announce that
James Cawley, creator, executive producer and former
star of Star
Trek: Phase II, will also be attending
and presenting a "rough cut" of an upcoming but
In addition to episodes from all of the fan film productions
listed above, TrekTrax Atlanta will also include in its screenings
fan films from Star
Trek: Intrepid, Star
Trek: Chains of Betrayal and Star
Trek: Of Gods and Men.
A number of other fan film productions have been contacted
and we hope to be able to announce additional guest confirmations
and/or episode screenings from them soon.
Preregistered memberships for TrekTrax
Atlanta 2013 are now available for purchase at the TrekTrax
Atlanta web site. The sooner you purchase
your membership, the better!
Atlanta crowdfunding campaigns coming soon
issue, TrekTrax Atlanta is currently developing
two different crowdfunding campaigns to help us pay off our
outstanding financial liabilities from our first two conventions
so that we can move forward with our third convention in April
with a clean balance sheet. We had hoped to be
able to announce those campaigns this issue, but technical
difficulties with video production have delayed that. We're
currently hoping to announce their launch at next weekend's
Holiday Party. In the meantime, we urge you to
consider visiting the TrekTrax
Atlanta web site and clicking the "Memberships,"
"Merchandise," "Cafe Press" and/or "Donate"
button(s). While we're very proud of our fan film
guest line-up to date, we've also got a couple of potential
well-known Star Trek celebrity guests "on hold"
pending the achievement of our fundraising goal. We
simply cannot commit to new financial obligations until we've
resolved our old ones. Only with your support can
TrekTrax Atlanta bring in the celebrity guests we know you
want to see. Thank you!
Trek Autographs for Sale
Available! Autographed 8 x 10 glossy prints
of Tim Russ as "Tuvok" from Star Trek: Voyager
and Barbara March as "Lursa" from Star Trek:
Generations. Only $20.00 each! Each
print will come in a plastic sheet protector mailed to you
in a sturdy envelope. Your purchase of these autographed
prints helps defray the expenses of putting on TrekTrax
the autograph(s) you want and place your order today! Thank
special going on in your life? Submit
your Personnel Record for publication in the next
issue of The Republiqué!
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On December 3, Paramount released the first official
movie poster for Star Trek Into Darkness (top left).
Response to the poster in the fan media was definitely
mixed, with many fans concerned over the image's dark and
ominous overtones as well as its overused meme. Recent
films using the same tired design include (clockwise from
top right) The Raid: Redemption (2011), Battleship
(2012) and Battle Los Angeles (2011). For
an even more amazing overview of the profound lack of creativity
in Hollywood advertising, see "The 13 Most Popular
Movie Poster Trends" at Movies.com.
Chapter Event Photos
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Business & TXA Staff Meeting || November
to right: Director of Con Ops Charles H. Strobel;
Co-Director of Klingon Programming Marq Collins;
Co-Director of Klingon Programming Theresa Parker;
staff volunteers Gaylen Greve, Vicki Greve, John
Stump, ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker with baby Zarena;
Founder & Chairman Capt Eric L. Watts; staff volunteer
Dana Stump; Director of Registration Rachel Carper.
As a USS Republic Fall Business Meeting,
membership turnout was disappointing, with only
Ensign Zannetta and Captain Eric in attendance. As
a TXA staff meeting, a significant amount of business
was discussed and many announcements were made.
Wednesday, December 5
ENS3 Tracy O'Quinn
ENS2 Marilyn Teague
Saturday, December 29
ENS1 Joanne Trew
These members renewed their SFI and chapter dues in
October and November
CDT1 Karl Dissinger
ENS1 Todd Dissinger
ENS2 Tasheka Gipson
ENS2 Tracey S. Harwell
ENS2 Renardo Hunter
REPUBLIC MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
These memberships have or will expire in December and
January. Please renew now!
ENS3 Barry Bynum
ENS3 Kenneth Cribbs
ENS3 Rob Gilliam
ENS1 Mark A. Ozanick
ENS1 Michael Shipley
ENS3 Richard Tucker
ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker
ENS Leslie Williamson
USS ATLANTA MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
These memberships expire in December. Please
Capt Bernadette Ackley
CRR Brian Ackley
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 December 16, 2012, the Republic crew includes 47
members who are active members of STARFLEET in good
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.
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.
MEMBER BENEFITS PROGRAM PARTNERS
AS OF DECEMBER 16, 2012
Darkness London Event w/ Burk, Cumberbatch & Eve: New
December 14, 2012
Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and producer Bryan Burk were at the
BFI IMAX theater in London on Friday to promote Star
Trek Into Darkness. They were joined by Simon
Pegg and J. J. Abrams via recorded messages. TrekMovie
has distilled the info given out in interviews and via the
Q&A to the press.
Here are some highlights...
Burk (and J. J. Abrams via recorded message) indicate
run time for Into Darkness will be 2 hours---with
"upwards of 40 minutes" shot with IMAX cameras
refuses to take bait on confirming "Khan,"
saying "our villain is John Harrison"
reveals her Carol Marcus is "a doctor, a PhD"
and (in interview with IGN) says Marcus is a weapons
describes Harrison as "a terrorist" who
"does despicable things for a noble cause"
reveals Harrison is a master in weapons, hand to hand
combat and "psychological warfare"
said that they felt even with all the good will
from 2009's Star Trek, the team wanted to
"step up our game" and make Into Darkness
"much bigger than [2009's Star Trek]"
but with also more "character development"
says John Harrison is "a much stronger villain"
reveals that even though London in Into Darkness
featured, no shooting was in London
I, Number 57, December 2012.
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