Saturday, April 6: Spring Sci-Fi
Charity Putt Putt Challenge
19-21: TrekTrax Atlanta
Thursday, April 25: Star
Trek: TNG, "The Best of Both Worlds"
wins Region 2 Newsletter of the Year award
an advance screening of Star Trek Into Darkness for
TrekTrax Atlanta still
needs additional volunteer staff
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Pegg on Scotty's Differences and John Harrison Speculation
Trek Into Darkness
Talks Bigger Movie, Budgets, 3D, Roddenberry Vision
& More at Star
Trek Into Darkness
Sci-Fi Charity Putt-Putt Challenge
Sponsored by KAG Atlanta and Sci-Fi Summer
A charity event benefitting Bread of Life Food Ministry
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6,
Malibu Grand Prix Theme Park
5400 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross GA 30071
join our Klingon friends from KAG
Atlanta at the Malibu
Grand Prix Theme Park in Norcross for this fun-filled
fundraiser benefitting the Bread
of Life Food Ministry,
a community food bank in Lawrenceville.
and friends of the USS Republic, KAG Atlanta,
Stargate Atlanta, the IKAV Nemesis, that lizard
thing on the far left and who knows who else at the
2010 Fall Sci-Fi Charity Putt-Putt Challenge in Norcross.
We've had a lot of fun at this event the last several years
and have been challenged by KAG Atlanta to do it again!
Grand Prix is on Brook Hollow Parkway in Norcross, just
west of I-85 at Indian Trail-Lilburn Road
at least two canned food donations per person
for a free 18-hole round of putt-putt per person (a
other attractions at group rate prices!
to the winner and person donating the most canned goods!
shirts or Star Trek costumes encouraged but not
local fan clubs and fan groups are challenged and welcomed
to attend and participate!
is a "family-friendly" event!
may be some fun semi-fabulous prizes for the winner!
For more information about the Putt-Putt challenge, please
chairman and KAG Atlanta Quadrant Commander Chris
Jones. On behalf of the command and crew of
the USS Republic NCC-1371, we hope to see you there!
MALIBU GRAND PRIX MAP AND DIRECTIONS
April 19-21, 2013
Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta GA 30341
Manu Intiraymi, best known as "Icheb" in the
last two seasons of Star Trek: Voyager
Keith R. A.
DeCandido, the prolific writer/editor of many Star
Trek novels, novellas, short stories, comic books and
the creator, executive producer and former star of Star
Trek: Phase II
who played the Alien Captain in the Star Trek: Enterprise
M. Schoen, author, publisher, psychologist, Klingon
language expert and founder of the Klingon Language Institute
a writer, composer and producer who has produced over twenty
Star Trek audiobooks for CBS/Paramount
members from Project: Potemkin, Star Trek:
Reliant, Starship Farragut, Star Trek: Valkyrie
Klingon Music Project
Go! nerd rock band
and entertainer Moxie Magnus
dance troupe as Orion Slave Girls
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Got Talent Show
& Katkith's Klingon Karaoke
Trek Universe Costume Contest
Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
tracks of programming devoted to Star Trek in general,
the Klingons in particular and Costuming & Makeup together
Trek Fan Film Festival featuring more than three dozen
films, episodes and vignettes from various Star Trek
and photo opps with our celebrity guest
ALL THIS, AND MORE!
per person for adults age 13 and up until April 12; $50
at the door for the three-day weekend
person for children age 6-12 with adult until April 12;
$25 at the door for the three-day weekend
children under age 6 with adult
person for Friday or Sunday only at the door
person for Saturday only at the door
THIS IS IT! This is the event we've been working
hard to bring you for almost a year... all the Trekkiepalooza
fundraisers, the Indiegogo campaign, the staff meetings...
all now culminate in this three-day Star Trek fan
festival. If you haven't already done so, please
either volunteer for staff (see article below) or buy your
membership(s) right now, and we'll see you
HERE AND MAKE IT SO!
Trek: The Next Generation:
"The Best of Both Worlds"
7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013
Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 24
3265 Northeast Expressway Access
Chamblee GA 30341
Best of Both Worlds"the two-part storyline comprising
the third season finale and the fourth season premiere of
the beloved series Star Trek: The Next Generationwill,
for the first time ever, be seamlessly tied together as one
continuous and uninterrupted story digitally restored with
new CGI effects... on the big screen! Audiences
will also see special clips from "Regeneration: Engaging
the Borg," a behind-the-scenes look at the making of
"The Best of Both Worlds."
Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment are coming together
again to celebrate Season 3 of the iconic series Star Trek:
The Next Generation in a special one-night big-screen
event. For the first time ever, "The Best of Both
Worlds" will be shown bigger and better as a full-length
presentation only on Thursday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m. in select
This not-to-be missed movie theater event will feature one
of the most memorable moments in TV history and exclusive
clips about the making of "The Best of Both Worlds"
and Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3.
Set in the 24th century, The Next Generation was created
by Gene Roddenberry over 20 years after the original Star
Trek series. The Next Generation became
the longest-running series of the Star Trek franchise,
consisting of 178 episodes over seven seasons. Star
Trek: The Next Generation "The Best of Both
Worlds" is the first opportunity to see "The Best
of Both Worlds," one of the greatest TV episodes of all
time, as a gloriously remastered full-length feature in select
movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m.
Resistance is futile, so buy
your tickets today!
Republiqué wins 2012 Region 2 Newsletter of the
the 2013 Region 2 Summit held March 8-10 in Muscle Shoals,
Alabama, the USS Republic's monthly newsletter, The
Republiqué, won the 2012 "Newsletter of
the Year" award.
The Republiqué was launched in April 2008
to replace The Sovereign Star, the Republic's
previous paper-and-ink newsletter, which published six quarterly
issues from Winter 2007 to Spring 2008. The
Sovereign Star won the Region 2 "Best Printed
Newsletter Award" for 2007. The Republiqué
has published 59 continuous monthly issues and has previously
won the Region 2 "Best Electronic Newsletter"
award for 2009 and "Newsletter of the Year" award,
2nd Place, for 2011.
The Sovereign Star and The Republiqué
are both designed, created, produced and published by the
Republic's commanding officer, Capt Eric L. Watts.
Capt Watts is a two-time honors graduate of The Art
Institute of Atlanta, with degrees in Visual Communications
and Web Site Design & Administration. He
is also a former editor of NSA Georgia's monthly online
newsletter, Soundly Speaking, and the AIDS Survival
Project's bimonthly newsletter, Survival News.
Also at the Summit, the USS DaVinci of Columbus,
Georgia, and the USS Bradenton of Bradenton, Florida,
won the 2nd and 3rd Place "Newsletter of the Year"
awards for 2012, respectively. In addition to
of the Year" award, the Republic was
also one of seventeen chapters to win a "Perfect Reporting"
certificate for filing their constitutionally mandated Monthly
Status Reports (MSRs) with STARFLEET on time.
Previous issues of The Republiqué, as well
Sovereign Star and many of the Republic's
newsletters prior to that, are available online on the News
& Newsletters page of our award-winning
an advance screening of Star Trek Into Darkness for
special arrangement with Allied Integrated Marketing of Atlanta
and Paramount Pictures, TrekTrax
Atlanta is excited to be able to make the following
offer: Purchase two (2) adult memberships to TrekTrax Atlanta,
agree to the rules shown below, and receive one (1) pair of
tickets to an advance screening of Star Trek Into Darkness!
This advance screening will be held at an evening showtime
sometime during the week of May 13 at an Atlanta-area theater. The
exact time, date and location has not yet been determined
but will be known by the time of the convention. (A
similar advance screening for 2009's Star Trek was
held on the Wednesday prior to the official release date.)
Ticketholders will be seated together in a section reserved
especially for them.
IMPORTANT! READ THESE RULES!
1) Only twenty (20) pairs of tickets are available as part
of this offer. The number of qualifying purchases made
and the number of tickets still available will be posted on
Atlanta Facebook page as often as warranted. An
announcement will be posted when tickets are no longer available.
2) This offer is open only to persons who have not yet purchased
a membership to TrekTrax Atlanta 2013.
3) The purchase of two (2) qualifying memberships must be
paid with PayPal. In the "Special Instructions" box
at checkout, include the following: "I have read and agree
to all the rules of this offer as posted on the TrekTrax
Atlanta Facebook page."
4) By purchasing two (2) adult memberships in order to qualify
for this offer, the buyer agrees:
i) to make whatever arrangements
are necessary to attend the screening at whatever time and
location is announced at a later date (keep this in mind if
you live outside the metro Atlanta area)
ii) that at least one (preferably
both) of the ticketholders will attend the screening in a
recognizable Star Trek costume
iii) to sign a release form at the
screening and be photographed in costume
5) Upon purchasing your two (2) qualifying memberships, your
PayPal email address will be provided to Allied Integrated
Marketing (AIM), who will then email your tickets to you shortly
before the screening date.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Do NOT buy two TXA memberships to
get a pair of advance screening tickets if you cannot attend
or are not willing and able to wear a Star Trek costume
there, because those are the agreements TXA made with AIM
to get these free tickets.
DON'T DELAY! These free tickets are likely to
go fast! If you qualify for this offer
and are able to agree to all the rules shown above, purchase
your two (2) qualifying memberships to TrekTrax Atlanta on
the Memberships page of our web
Atlanta still needs additional volunteer staff
Atlanta is committed to providing our attending membership
with an outstanding convention experience as demonstrated
by a commitment to unparalleled customer service. To
achieve this goal, our all-volunteer, fan-run convention is
organized into various operational departments.
Want to attend TrekTrax Atlanta, but the price of a membership
is a little out of reach? Or, want to be in the middle
of things and help out wherever you can? Good news!
TrekTrax Atlanta has plenty of vacant volunteer staff
positions in all departments that need to be filled SOON.
Responsibilities and requirements vary by department
depending on need, but the volunteer staff fee is only $10.
In return for a few hours of your time, you get to enjoy
the entire convention at all other times. If this is
something you'd be interesting in doing, please contact the
director(s) listed below.
to Ens Robert Simon, who:
a grade of PASS for OTS: "Officer's Training
School" from the IOLS, completed on March
a grade of DISTINCTION for SSS-101: "Survival
in the Star Trek Universe" from the
School of IOMS - College of Survival Studies,
completed on March 21, 2013; and
a grade of DISTINCTION for SOST 101: "Strategy
and Tactics: The Basics" from the School
of IOMS - College of Strategy and Tactics, completed
on March 26, 2013
Academy is a special collection of correspondence courses
available to every STARFLEET member. Over 60 Academy
Colleges offer courses spanning all aspects of Star
Trek and science fiction; some courses even cover
non-sci-fi real world topics. Each college offers
dozens of different courses at varying levels of challenge
from super-easy to really hard. In total, there
are nearly 1,000 different courses available. Take
a course today!
Something special going on in your life? Submit
your Personnel Record for publication in the
next issue of The Republiqué!
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look vaguely familiar?
REPUBLIC MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
These memberships expired in January, February and
March. Please renew now!
ENS2 Glenn Albertini
ENS2 K'La Albertini
ENS3 Rob Gilliam
Ens Leslie C. Gronski
Ens James P. Gronski
Adm Michael Henigan
Adm Kelly S. Hilliard
Ens JG Roderick Jennings
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 March 27, 2013, the Republic crew includes 41
members who are active members of STARFLEET in good
Republic plans and coordinates an active schedule
of events for its members, 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 additional privileges that occasionally become available.
Additional information on Republic membership
and how to join or reenlist is on our award-winning web
AS OF MARCH 27, 2013
Pegg on Scotty's Differences and John Harrison Speculation
in Star Trek Into Darkness
March 26, 2013
publishing has a brand new Star Trek Collector's Edition
magazine which is just showing up at local retailers.
One of the people interviewed is Star Trek Into
Darkness star Simon Pegg. Here are some excerpts.
on how Scotty is different in Into Darkness
still very proud, and he thinks he owns the ship. He's
very principled, and those principles define his role in
also said that he had to re-calibrate his Scottishness:
I've got Scottish family, J. J. lets me put Scottishisms
into the script. But one day he came up to me on the
set and said, 'Simon, we have to understand what you are
saying!' So I pulled it back a little bit.
Pegg on fan speculation about Benedict Cumberbatch's John
been fun seeing people try to figure out who he is playing
and all the time it just being a very simple answer. John
Harrison is indicative of a thing going on in society today,
which is the enemy within. Not a multi-horned
alien or another country or whatever. It's the idea
that the threat can be one of us and can come from inside.
addition to Pegg, Star's new Star Trek Collector's Edition
magazine features comments from Star Trek Into Darkness
production designer Scott Chambliss and visual effects supervisor
Roger Guyett. The mag also features exclusive interview
comments from William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, LeVar Burton,
Scott Bakula, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Brannon Braga
and more. There is even a "Battle of the Trekkies,"
one of which is TrekMovie's Anthony Pascale.
new Star Trek Collector's Edition magazine's official
release date is Tuesday, March 26, and will be available
at any major outlet (Walmart, CVS, Kroger, RiteAid, etc.).
You can buy a digital copy at Apple iTunes.
Talks Bigger Movie, Budgets, 3D, Roddenberry Vision & More
at Star Trek Into Darkness Moscow Event
March 20, 2013
last week, Star Trek Into Darkness producer Bryan
Burk took his tour of showing footage of the film to industry
and press to Moscow. At the event, he introduced the
footage by talking about the film and post-production. He
began by describing the differences between 2009's Star
Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, saying:
we released our last Star Trek film, we were fortunate
to have a wonderful reaction from around the world. But
when we started talking about doing a new film, my fellow
producers and I really didn't want to take the success of
that film for granted. We knew if we were going to
do a new film, we had to earn doing a new film. It
had to be better than the last film. It had to have
more drama. More action than the last one. More
emotion than the last one. It had to have more impossible
odds. It had to be bigger.
global promotional tour does not include any 3D footage.
While explaining why to the Moscow crowd, he detailed
the laborious process they are undergoing for the 3D conversion:
decided for Star Trek we wanted to make [the 3D conversion]
special, which is why nothing you are going to see tonight
is in 3D. It turns out that the process that we chose
to use is significantly more laborious and precise than
we ever imagined. We are literally going shot by shot
and frame by frame, pushing things further than they have
ever been pushed. Our stereographerthe guy who
is in charge of doing 3Dwe regularly have these conversations
and he says, "You can't go further than this, nobody
goes further than this," and we say, "Go further!"
So when the movie comes out, we will have it in IMAX
and in 3Dhopefully like nothing you have seen before.
is noteworthy that this new tour Burk is on, showing the
first 30 minutes of the movie, does not include any events
in the USA. The reason for that is clear: Paramount
is putting a lot of effort into boosting Star Trek
internationallyespecially in non-English speaking
countries where the franchise has never had big box office
success. Specifically for Russia, 2009's Star Trek
was the first film in the franchise to get a wide release.
So for this audience, Burk emphasized how Star
Trek Into Darkness was made for anyone, even those who
have not seen the last movie, saying:
also knew that if we were making this film, it would have
to work for people who have never seen Star Trek.
They had to be able to walk into the theater, sit
down and completely understand what is going onlearn
to love these characters instantly with no knowledge of
anything before. We didn't want it to be a sequel,
we wanted it to be its own film. So we thought we
could do all of those things without compromising we could
make a film for everyone.
have reported before that of the five producers (Abrams,
Orci, Lindelof, Kurtzman and Burk), Bryan Burk was the one
member of the group who wasn't a Star Trek fan before
getting involved with the franchise. In Moscow, he
spoke about his experience with Trek and how Bad
Robot got Paramount to spend more on their Star Trek
movies in order to attract a wider audience (including people
quickly was thrown into the world of Star Trek and
started learning a lot about it. Here is what I learned:
Gene Roddenberrythe man who created Star Trekwas
a genius. He made a [show] about us, about all
of us getting together. And all of our problems,
all of our wars, had all gone away. And we were
all working together to survive. What is better than
that? It is not about faraway planets and distant
aliens, it is about humans, about us, about Earthlings.
Where we have to combine forces to explore and protect
and to fight and to love for everything that is out there.
So then I start wondering, how is it I didn't get
that before. Why wasn't I a Star Trek fan?
I realized was, for years the old studio regimemany
studio executivesalways made Star Trek films
for a very small segment who did love Star Trek films.
They did not make them for me. They never spent
the money on itthe resources were not made available
like they were for other Hollywood films. Not to say
that Gene Roddenberry and all the writers that followed
himlet alone all the craftsmen and artists and production
designers, cameramen and visual effects peopleall
these people were brilliant. Particularly because
they had to make these films with limited resources and
limited funds. So we said, if we were going to do
a new Star Trek film, we need more money. And
we were going to put up all that on the screen. And
fortunately for all of us, Paramount Pictures went beyond
our expectations and supported it not only financially,
but also creatively. Allowing us to do anything we
wanted to do.