Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2012
Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2nd Place, 2011
Region 2 "Best Electronic Newsletter" Award, 2009

Volume I
Number 72
Late March/Early April 2014
•  Friday-Sunday, May 23-25: TimeGate
•  Sunday, May 25: Away Mission to X-Men: Days of Future Past
•  Friday-Sunday, June 13-15: Sci-Fi Summer Con

•  In Memoriam: Ensign Page E. Lewis
•  Membership dues and payment options updated on web site
•  Personnel Records
•  Library Computer
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  Belated March Birthdays
•  May Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
•  News from
   — These Are the Voyages: Season 2 released

Friday-Sunday, May 23-25, 2014
Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta GA  30341
"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!
Paul McGillion
Diana Botsford
 But if not, we'll also have Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, literary, costuming, horror and comics programming, too, along with many other topics."

TimeGate's guest list this year includes Paul McGillion and Diana Botsford.
Although best known for their work in other science fiction franchises, McGillion played a barracks leader in J. J. Abrams' first Star Trek film (2009) and Botsford co-authored the Star Trek: The Next Generation sixth-season episode "Rascals" (1992).  Next issue, The Republiqué will report on any Star Trek-related programming events that TimeGate may have announced by that time.

The USS Republic will have an official presence at TimeGate.  Please contact the Captain if you're interested in helping at our fan table.

TimeGate memberships for persons age 13 and up are $60 at the door for the weekend with day-only passes available.  For more information about TimeGate's guests, programming events, hotel and memberships, please visit their web site.
Away Mission to X-Men: Days of Future Past

1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014
AMC North Dekalb Mall 16
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy
Decatur GA  30033
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past.  The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.  The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Because this highly anticipated film premieres on the same weekend as TimeGate, we've chosen to hold our away mission on Sunday and at the only matinee screening at this theater.  Tickets for adults are only $6.00 for this showtime, compared to $13.75 for an evening showtime at the same theater and $10.00 for a matinee showtime at the nearby Regal Hollywood 24 in Chamblee.  (See?  We really do check these things out for you!)  Click the link below to be taken directly to Fandango's checkout page for this showtime at this theater.  Buy your ticket now to avoid a possible sell-out and join your fellow crewmates on this away mission to X-Men: Days of Future Past!
Sci-Fi Summer Con

Friday-Sunday, June 13-15, 2014
Wyndham Atlanta Galleria Hotel
6345 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta GA  30339
Now in its fourteenth 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 six years ago and our very own Captain Eric L. Watts being named Fan Guest of Honor four years ago.  Sci-Fi Summer Con is Atlanta's only annual convention devoted exclusively to all forms of science fiction and fantasy.

USS Republic XO Adm Mike Henigan, ENS1 Julianne Trew, ENS1 Claire Willis and CO Capt Eric L. Watts at the Republic's TrekTrax Atlanta fan table at the 2013 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.
Although not yet listed on the online schedule, Captain Eric has been asked to moderate a panel on "Conspiracies in Star Trek."  We'll keep an eye on the schedule and let you know next issue if any additional Star Trek-related panels are added.  In the meantime, the Republic will once again have
a fan table at the convention.  Please contact the Captain if you're interested in helping with it.

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 the weekend, $20 for Saturday only or $10 for Friday or Sunday only.  For more information about Sci-Fi Summer Con's guests, programming events, hotel and memberships, please visit their web site.

In Memoriam: Ensign Page E. Lewis
May 28, 1955 - March 1, 2014
The USS Republic is saddened to announce the passing of former member Ensign Page Eileen Lewis at Grady Hospital in Atlanta due to longtime health issues and heart failure.  She was 58.

A native of Pennsylvania, Page joined the Republic in December 2007 and was a member in good standing for three years, attending chapter events and activities as often as her health and mobility issues allowed.  Her family says she was "born a Trekkie."

Page was cremated and a memorial service was held for her on March 24, attended by her family and close friends.  The USS Republic extends its sincerest condolences to her family.  Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit.
Membership dues and payment options updated on web site
The "How to Join" page on the Republic's web site has finally been updated with the new two-tier membership dues structure that STARFLEET International imposed upon its chapters last year.  The updated page now includes instructions and PayPal links for both the "Standard Membership" and "E-Membership" options for individuals and families up to six people at one address, as well as chapter-only dues payment buttons for those members who incorrectly submit their STARFLEET dues payments to STARFLEET instead of the Republic, as has been chapter policy for the last eight years, and need to pay their chapter dues.

Please check the "Membership Renewals" list in the sidebar of The Republiqué every issue and if your name is on it, please click the "Click Here to Renew!" button to renew your membership dues quickly and easily with PayPal.  Thank you!
Personnel Records

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
On February 29, 2012, during a trip to Washington, D.C., to keynote the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. and African-American History Month commemorative presentations at NASA's Goddard Museum, Star Trek‘s Nichelle Nichols met President Barack Obama in the White House's Oval Office.  After the meeting, Nichols tweeted about the meeting, noting that the President was indeed a Trekkie and that he confessed he once had a crush on her.

One year later, in a discussion about the sequester with the White House press corps, the President stated, "I'm presenting a fair deal... the fact that they don't take it means that I should somehow, you know, do a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what's right."  His sci-fi faux pas made headlines around the country.
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Valentine's Day Lonely Hearts Dinner  ||  February 21, 2014
ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker, CDT Zarena Nova Tucker, ENS3 Richard Tucker and ENS2 Tracey S. Harwell at the China Buffet restaurant in Decatur.


March 23
ENS1 Wilford B. ("Wil") Sims

These members' dues will expire in May
.  Please renew now!

ENS1 Glenn Albertini
ENS1 K'La Albertini
Capt Michael Cowart
ENS3 James P. Gronski
ENS3 Leslie C. Gronski

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 4, 2014, the Republic crew includes 39 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.  STARFLEET dues for one person are $20 for a "Standard Membership" or $10 for an "E-Membership" and chapter dues are $10 per person for either membership option.  A combined payment for all dues is collected by the Republic (family discounts are available with certain conditions and restrictions).  Additional information about the two STARFLEET membership options, amounts due for additional family members, payment options and payment instructions is on the "How to Join" page of our our award-winning web site.



AS OF MAY 4, 2014
Crmn Eliya Brog
CDT Zarena Nova Tucker
ENS1 "Wolfy"

NEWS from
These Are The Voyages: Season 2 released
By Brian Drew
April 18, 2014
The eagerly awaited second volume of author Marc Cushman's exhaustive examination of the production of the original Star Trek series, These Are the Voyages, was released this past Wednesday, and we have a closer look.
The first volume, which covered the history of the series from its earliest stages to the end of season one, was lauded by critics, fans and cast members for its incredible attention to detail.  Leonard Nimoy himself called the book's level of research "astounding... an incredible job."
The second volume, which covers the entirety of season two and features a forward by Walter Koenig, promises to be even more expansive than the first.  According to the promotional materials, the second book will cover a variety of interesting topics:
Learn why Leonard Nimoy almost didn't return for season two
Explore why Lucille Ball, whose Desilu Studios had gambled big on financing Star Trek, would lose her studio in trying to keep Star Trek on the air
Discover the real reason Gene Coon suddenly quit as series producer in the middle of season two
Learn which stories by renowned science fiction masters never made it to the screen and why
Find out which episodes almost didn't make it in front of the camera
Read the memos from Roddenberry and his staff and NBC concerning all 26 episodes from season two
Witness the continuing deception by the network over the show's ratings, and how the fans took on a corporate giant to save their favorite series
A great deal of the book's research comes from Gene Roddenberry's personal collection of production notes, memos, letters, budgets and scripts, many of which are stored at UCLA.
TrekMovie's Nancy Garrett interviewed Cushman last fall, where he spoke of the genesis of the project (pun intended), the challenges he faced and his feelings on Trek in general.  You can read that interview here.
More information about the books, including the chance to purchase an autographed copy ($29.95 plus shipping and handling) can be found here.
Amazon also appears to be selling the book for the same $29.95, but apparently sans the author autographs.
The third volume of the series, covering season three, will be released in the fall.
TrekMovie will have more coverage of this title in the weeks ahead.
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The Republiqué Volume I, Number 72, Late March/Early April 2014.
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