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Volume I, Number 64
Late July/Early August 2013

•  Saturday, August 10: Away Mission to Night at the Museum


•  Saturday, September 28: STARFLEET Bowling Challenge
•  Sat., October 12: Project: Potemkin Open House (Albany GA)
•  Saturday, December 7: Farragut Fest 2013 (Kingsland GA)
•  Saturday, December 21: USS Republic Christmas Party

•  TrekTrax Atlanta announces host hotel for 2014
•  Away Mission to Europa Report cancelled
•  Personnel Records
•  Library Computer
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  July Birthdays
•  Member Reenlistments
•  July and August Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
•  News from
   — Restored Shuttlecraft Galileo to Debut

Away Mission to Night at the Museum

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Tellus Science Museum
100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville GA  30120
(770) 386-0576
From the Tellus Science Museum web site:

August 10 isn't just any old night at a museum; it's Tellus' annual Night at the Museum, an evening of fun unlike any other.

The fifth year of this staple event will feature unique guests from the worlds of science and science fiction that will delight fans both young and old.  All children will receive a special autograph book to capture the signatures of everyone from Amelia Earhart to Darth Vader.

More than 30 characters will be wandering the galleries of Tellus educating visitors on how science and science fiction often intersect and influence each other.  From
Star Wars to Star Trek, from physics to aviation, all the bases are covered at Night at the Museum.  Kids and kids-at-heart are encouraged to talk to the characters, take photos and, of course, collect autographs.

Also returning this year are the infamous Tellus Mad Scientists.  They will be back with more zany and unique experiments in the theater.  There's no telling what will pop up (or explode) during their demonstrations.

Children 12 and under are encouraged to dress up as their favorite science or science fiction character and be part of a special parade at 8:00 p.m.  Please no adult costumes; let's avoid confusing the crowd. Night at the Museum runs from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.  The Café will be open until 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for Tellus Science Museum members and $20 for non-members.

Advance tickets are available for members to purchase now.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 1.  Keep an eye on this page to see a list of characters as they are confirmed!

Call (770) 606-5700 ext 431 to purchase your tickets.

Save the date and plan to join your friends and crewmates aboard the USS Republic for this exciting away mission to the Tellus Science Museum.  Arrangements for carpooling to Cartersville will be announced in the next issue of The Republiqué.

Characters and cosplayers from several popular franchises
participated in last year's Night at the Museum, August 4, 2012.
Photo courtesy of the 501st Georgia Garrison

TrekTrax Atlanta announces host hotel for 2014
TrekTrax Atlanta 2014 will be held at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria hotel in the Cumberland neighborhood of northwest Atlanta, just off Interstate 75 near I-285.  This spacious, well-appointed hotel will be familiar to recent attendees of AnachroCon and represents a significant upgrade in quality and prestige from our former home at the Holiday Inn in Chamblee.  Even better, TrekTrax Atlanta is pleased to announce that we have arranged for a special convention rate of only $89.00 per night for guest rooms, the exact same rate we offered for our 2013 convention.  A better hotel at the same price!

This rate, however, can only be received by making your room reservation online on this page.  We have been guaranteed that our special convention rate will not be offered in person, over the phone or through any other web site.  This reservations page is also linked on the TrekTrax Atlanta web site.

If you're planning to attend next year's convention, please make your reservation now, even if you haven't purchased a membership yet.  Why not do it now?  Thank you!  See you there!
Away Mission to Europa Report cancelled
Commanding Officer, Republic, isn't quite sure where Europa Report is playing, but it doesn't appear to be anywhere near Atlanta.  According to both and, Europa Report is not playing in this market.  As announced in the last two issues of The Republiqué, the "away mission" was scheduled for August 3, but we were unable to get this information (or lack thereof) to the crew in a timely manner.  We apologize if anyone was inconvenienced by this.  We don't know whether or not Europa Report will make it to the Atlanta market later this month or year, but if it does, the Republic will not reschedule an away mission for it.
Personnel Records
Richard Gurley
January 30, 1954 - July 27, 2013

Richard Gurley passed away on July 27 from heart failure at the age of 59.  He was a former member of the USS MacLeod, USS Republic and the Klingon Assault Group, all during the 1990s.  More recently, he was well-known and very active in the local gaming community.  A remembrance of Richard, written by Julian Thomas Reid III, was posted here.

Richard's funeral and burial service were held in Aragon, Georgia, on Saturday, August 3.

STARFLEET 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!

Library Computer
Coming soon to a DC*TV near you: Deena Roth (center) stars in "We Are Klingon!", a parody of Kesha's "Die Young" music video (screen shot below), filmed in Chamblee in early August and due to premiere at Dragon*Con next month.  Joining Deena in the video are (left to right) Richard Burke as "K'harg Merzan," Eric Koske as "Krenath," USS Republic CO Capt Eric L. Watts as "Korgoth" and Marq Collins as "Moq Kohless."  Two words: Dancing Klingons.
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Sci-Fi Summer Con  ||  June 7-9, 2013
Adm Michael Henigan, ENS1 Julianne Trew, ENS1 Claire Willis and CO Capt Eric L. Watts are some of the members of the USS Republic who attended this year's Sci-Fi Summer Con.


Monday, July 1

ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker

Monday, July 8
CDT1 Karl Dissinger

Saturday, July 13

ENS1 Todd Dissinger

Saturday, July 20

Adm Michael Henigan

These members renewed their SFI and chapter dues in June.  Thank you!

ENS1 Russell J. Broomfield
ENS1 Michael Shipley
ENS1 Jeff Trew
ENS3 Jenilee Trew
ENS1 Joanne Trew
ENS1 Julianne Trew
ENS1 Claire Willis

These members' dues
expired or will expire in
July and August.  Please renew now!

Ens Patricia Houk
ENS3 Tracy O'Quinn
Cmdr David A. Slaughter
Capt Eric L. Watts

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 August 6, 2013, the Republic crew includes 42 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.



AS OF AUGUST 6, 2013
Crmn Eliya Brog
CDT Zarena Nova Tucker
ENS1 "Wolfy"

NEWS from
Restored Shuttlecraft Galileo to Debut
By T'Bonz
July 30, 2013
The restored original series Shuttlecraft Galileo will be unveiled tomorrow.
The restoration project, led by Adam Schneider, took a year to complete.
Tomorrow, the newly-restored Shuttlecraft Galileo will be seen in its new home at the Space Center Houston.
"If somebody told me when I was a little kid that I'd be donating a spaceship to NASA," said Schneider, "I would have said that they were kidding.  How does it feel?  It feels amazing.  It almost feels like it's all downhill from here because this is such a high.  It feels truly like a success."
A public event at Space Center Houston will be held tomorrow to debut the restored prop which will include a celebrity panel who will discuss the influence of science fiction on space exploration.  Celebrity guests will include Don Marshall (Lt. Boma of "The Galileo Seven"), Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager), Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who), Jason Carter (Babylon 5), Adrienne Wilkinson (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed), Marshall Teague (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager), Tracy Scoggins (Babylon 5) and Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century).
"We're really very proud that it actually is going where it's going," said Schneider.
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Christian Höhne Sparborth
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Commanding Officer
  Captain Eric L. Watts
Executive Officer
  Admiral W. Michael Henigan

The Republiqué Volume I, Number 64, Late July/Early August 2013.
Published monthly by and Copyright © 2013 USS Republic NCC-1371.
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