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Volume I, Number 61
Late April/Early May 2013
CONTENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Wed., May 15: Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere, Vinings
•  Friday, May 17: Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere, Chamblee
•  Sat., May 18: Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere, Alpharetta
•  Friday-Sunday, May 24-26: TimeGate
•  Friday-Sunday, June 7-9: Sci-Fi Summer Con

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
•  Personnel Records
•  Library Computer

SIDEBAR
•  April Birthdays
•  Welcome Aboard!
•  Member Reenlistments
•  February-May Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
•  News from TrekMovie.com

   — Star Trek Into Darkness Brings in $31.7M in 7 Markets; Sets New Franchise Records in Each Country
UPCOMING EVENTS
Star Trek Into Darkness Premieres

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
AMC Parkway Pointe 15
3101 Cobb Pkwy
Vinings (Atlanta) GA  30339
(770) 937-0730

Friday, May 17, 2013

Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 24
3265 Northeast Expressway Access
Chamblee GA  30341
(770) 936-9468


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Studio Movie Grill
2880 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Alpharetta GA  30022
(770) 992-8411
See Star Trek Into Darkness three times... FOR FREE!
How awesome is the USS Republic?  We're so awesome, we've arranged for not just one, not even two, but THREE different opportunities for you to see Star Trek Into Darkness... FOR FREE!  Each opportunity is at a different theater and on a different night of the week, and each one has its own set of rules to qualify for a free ticket.  To see the movie for free, please read and follow the following instructions.

Wednesday, May 15, in Vinings: Costume Required
Members and friends of the Republic at the costume-required Star Trek (2009) IMAX movie premiere in Kennesaw, Georgia, on May 6, 2009
This special advance screening is the one with the strictest rules because it is a media event at which there will be press and photographers. You must attend in Star Trek costume (Starfleet, Klingon, any recognizable alien, etc.) and you will be asked to sign a release form so that photos of you can be published.  Membership in the USS Republic membership is NOT required; however, wearing a Star Trek costume IS.  You must confirm your plans to attend with USS Republic CO Capt Eric L. Watts by phone, Facebook message or email in advance so that our names can be submitted to the marketing firm.  Anyone who does not RSVP with Capt Watts will not be given a free pass to the movie.

AMC PARKWAY POINTE 15 WEB SITE & MAP

Friday, May 17, in Chamblee: Costume Encouraged
Members and friends of the Republic at the Star Trek (2009) movie premiere at the Regal Cinemas in Chamblee, Georgia, on May 8, 2009
Please join members and friends of the USS Republic at or after 3:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, May 17, at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 24 in Chamblee.  We will have a display table in the lobby and flyers about the Republic and TrekTrax Atlanta to hand out.  The first eight (8) members of the Republic who come out to help promote the club and the con will be given a free pass to see Star Trek Into Darkness that evening.  Star Trek costumes or Republic-branded sport shirts or t-shirts are strongly encouraged.  If you can come out to Chamblee, help us promote the chapter and watch the movie with us for free, please contact the Captain so we can let management know how many of us to expect.

REGAL CINEMAS HOLLYWOOD STADIUM 24 WEB SITE

Saturday, May 18, in Alpharetta: Costume Encouraged
Members and friends of the Republic at the Star Trek (2009) movie premiere at the Regal Cinemas in Chamblee, Georgia, on May 10, 2009
Please join members and friends of the USS Republic at or after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, May 18, at the Studio Movie Grill in Alpharetta.  We will have a display table in the lobby and flyers about the Republic and TrekTrax Atlanta to hand out.  The first fifteen (15) members of the Republic who come out to help promote the club and the con will be given a free pass to see Star Trek Into Darkness that evening.  Star Trek costumes or Republic-branded sport shirts or t-shirts are strongly encouraged.

Studio Movie Grill is the pioneer of the in-theater dining concept, offering up first-run movies and alternate programming alongside an American Grill menu and full service bar.  This will be the Republic's first chapter event at their Alpharetta location and will be an ideal occasion to promote the Republic in that area.  If you can come out to Alpharetta, help us promote the chapter and watch the movie with us for free, please contact the Captain so we can let management know how many of us to expect.

STUDIO MOVIE GRILL WEB SITE & MAP
TimeGate

Friday-Sunday, May 24-26, 2013
Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Atlanta GA  30341
(770) 457-6363
"TimeGate is an annual science fiction/fantasy convention that focuses on Doctor Who and Stargate but also includes programming on a wide range of other sci-fi/fantasy interests.  So if you're into Stargate SG-1, Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures or Stargate Universe, this is the convention for you!  But if not, we'll also have Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, literary, costuming, horror and comics programming, too, along with many other topics.  In 2013, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, a unique achievement in the world of television science fiction/fantasy."

As of press time, there are still no confirmed guests with a professional Star Trek credential.  However, their "Otherworlds" programming schedule includes three Trek-related panels: "Star Trek/Doctor Who Assimilation" at 10:00 p.m. Friday; a "Star Trek Into Darkness" review panel at 6:00 p.m. Saturday; and a "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" 20th anniversary celebration panel at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

The USS Republic will once again have an official presence at TimeGate, which may include a fan table and/or a room party, depending on the willingness of you, the membership, to help with either or both.  Please contact the Captain if you're interested in helping with either one.

TimeGate memberships for persons age 13 and up are $60 at the door.  For more information about TimeGate's guests, programming events, hotel and memberships, please visit their web site.

TIMEGATE WEB SITE
Sci-Fi Summer Con

Friday-Sunday, June 7-9, 2013
Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
6345 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta GA  30339
(770) 955-1700
Now in its thirteenth year, Sci-Fi Summer Con is for fans, friends and anyone interested in science fiction, fantasy, horror and comics.  The Republic has had an official presence at this convention for the last several years, including our 20th anniversary celebration five years ago and our very own Captain Eric L. Watts being named Fan Guest of Honor three years ago.  Sci-Fi Summer Con is Atlanta's only annual convention devoted exclusively to all forms of science fiction and fantasy.

CO Capt Eric L. Watts, USS Atlanta CO Adm Mike Henigan, ENS3 Eddie Hines, ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker, Ens Richard Tucker and Ens Karen Neal at the Republic's recruitment table at the 2011 Sci-Fi Summer Con.
As of press time, "Atlanta's only annual convention devoted exclusively to all forms of science fiction and fantasy" has not announced any Star Trek-related guests for this year's convention, nor are there any Star Trek-related on the online tentative schedule.  We'll keep an eye on both and let you know next issue of any Star Trek-specific additions to either.  In the meantime, the USS Republic will once again have an official presence at Sci-Fi Summer Con, which may include a fan table and/or a room party, depending on the willingness of you, the membership, to help with either or both.  Please contact the Captain if you're interested in helping with either one.

Sci-Fi Summer Con memberships for persons age 13 and up are $20 until May 20 and can be purchased from their web site.  At-the-door memberships will be $35.  For more information about Sci-Fi Summer Con's guests, programming events, hotel and memberships, please visit their web site.


SCI-FI SUMMER CON WEB SITE
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Personnel Records

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Library Computer
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It's true.  Jonathan Goldsmith, a.k.a. "The Most Interesting Man in the World" played an unnamed crewman in the 1966 Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Maneuver."

BELATED APRIL BIRTHDAYS

Tuesday , April 9

ENS1 Eric Lange

Sunday, April 14
ENS1 Elisa Roper

Sunday, April 28
ENS Patricia Houk

Tuesday, April 30
ENS1 Hal Doby

WELCOME ABOARD!
1 New Member in March!


Lt JG Robert Louis Simon

MEMBER REENLISTMENTS
These members renewed their SFI and chapter dues in March


ENS1 Edward L. ("Eddie") Hines

FEBRUARY-MAY MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
These members' dues
expired or will expire in February, March, April and May
.   Please renew now!

Cheris Courtney
Capt Michael Cowart
Capt Matthew D. Ebeling
Ens JG Roderick Jennings
Ens Elizabeth Scott
ENS1 Wilford B. ("Wil") Sims
Michael Smith
ENS2 Marilyn Teague
ENS3 Robert Teague
ENS2 Chris White

ABOUT THE REPUBLIC
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 May 12, 2013, the Republic crew includes 44 members who are active members of STARFLEET in good standing.
The Republic plans and coordinates an active schedule of events for its members, 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 additional privileges that occasionally become available.  Additional information on Republic membership and how to join or reenlist is on our award-winning web site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

USS REPUBLIC ONLINE

CREW ROSTER
AS OF MAY 12, 2013
CDT Zarena Nova Tucker
ENS1 "Wolfy"

NEWS from
Star Trek Into Darkness Brings in $31.7M in 7 Markets
By Geri Schear
May 12, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness had a limited international opening this weekend in seven markets and the first box office figures are very encouraging.  The film brought in almost $32M, and more importantly, it is outperforming the opening of the 2009 Star Trek movie in each country.
Paramountís strategy for the overseasí market has seen Star Trek Into Darkness earn $31.7 million from the seven countries in which it has so far been released.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, this return is 70% higher than its predecessor made in 2009, setting new opening weekend franchise records in each market.
$13.3 million came from the U.K.ís 556 locations and reflects a 50% increase over the box office achieved by Star Trek in 2009.  In Germany, the film earned $7.6 million from 627 locations which reflects an 80% improvement over 2009.  Australia took in $5.5 million from its 263 locations (over 50% more than 2009) and Mexico earned $3 million from its 573 locations.
Traditionally, Star Trek films have performed well in the English-speaking markets and also fairly well in Germany, so the best news for Paramount in the above figures are those from Mexico, where the film saw a 300% increase from the 2009 film.  Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore was particularly happy about the Mexico figures, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "Thatís what we were really for.  Mexico is a great barometer.  The first movie certainly laid the groundwork for anyone who is a Star Trek fan.  We want this film to cross over and create new fans."
These figures are good news for Paramount, who are anxious to see the film do better than its predecessor where the foreign market is concerned.  Star Trek totaled $127.9 million in total overseasí receipts, compared with a domestic return of $257.7.  To that end, the producers have designed an aggressive marketing strategy to ensure success.
Brook Barnes, writing for The New York Times, reports Paramount increased its international marketing budget for the film by 35% over that for the 2009 film.  Paramount president Brad Grey told the NYT, "Between J. J. outdoing himself and our efforts to build up our global distribution system, Iím very, very confident that the franchise is finally going to live up to its potential.ĒĚ
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