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 79
October 2014
•  Saturday, November 1: CONjuration Room Party
•  Saturday, November 15: Fall Sci-Fi Charity Putt Putt Challenge


•  Sat.-Sun., Dec. 6-7, 2014: Farragut Fest 2014 (Kingsland GA)
•  Saturday, Dec. 20: USS Republic Holiday Party & CO Election

•  TrekTrax Atlanta is now... Treklanta!
•  Treklanta announces hotel for 2015
•  Commanding Officer election coming in December
•  Holiday gift idea: TrekTrax Atlanta, TrekTrak, Scotty t-shirts!
•  Personnel Records
•  Classified Ads
•  Library Computer
•  Not-So-Recent Chapter Event Photos
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  Belated October Birthdays
•  Welcome Aboard!
•  September Member Reenlistments
•  Fall Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
•  News from
   George Takei in skin cancer scare
•  News from
   John Cho on racism
•  News from
  Michael Dorn talks about his "Captain Worf" Star Trek series
  Sirtis calls Star Trek: Nemesis director "idiot"
  Michael Dorn talks "Captain Worf" Star Trek series casting details, go-ahead timeframe and more
  Watch first season of Cracked's Star Trek satire Starship Icarus
   Watch the trailer for Star Trek: Horizon – a new fan film set in Enterprise-era Romulan War
  CBS launches subscription streaming service including every episode of Star Trek
CONjuration Room Party

8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1
, 2014
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE
Atlanta GA  30346
Last issue, we asked you to "Save the Date" of Friday, October 31, and plan to attend our annual "Halloween Spooktacular."  Since then, it has come to our attention that many of our members will be attending the brand new CONjuration convention on the same weekend.  So, rather than compete with former USS Republic member ENS3 Chris Seckinger's inaugural event, we've decided to support it instead!  If you're planning to attend CONjuration—or even if you're not—drop by the hotel anyway and find the USS Republic's Room Party somewhere in the building.  (We've reserved a room but won't know the room number until we check in on Saturday.)  As soon as we know our room number, we'll post it on both of our Facebook pages and, to the extent that we're allowed, we'll post signs around the hotel.  Any member or friend of the Republic who would like to assist with setting up and hosting the party is asked to contact the Captain as soon as possible.

What is CONjuration?
If you're a fan of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural and classics like The Wizard of Oz, CONjuration is the con for you!  It's a celebration of magical fantasy!  Pay tribute to the fans, characters, stories and related theories and usage of magic in literature, fan fiction, movies and TV series.  Geek out with some of your closest fandom friends and meet film, lit, art and theater actors, creators, authors and fellow nerds who all love magic.

CONjuration memberships are only $40 for all three days (Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2) and rooms at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center are only $89 per night.  For more information about memberships, the hotel, guests and programming events and activities, visit the CONjuration web site.  We hope to see you there!
Fall Sci-Fi Charity Putt-Putt Challenge
Sponsored by KAG Atlanta and Sci-Fi Summer Con
A charity event benefitting Bread of Life Food Ministry

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15
, 2014
Malibu Grand Prix Theme Park
5400 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross GA  30071
(770) 416-7630
Members 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.
All members and friends of the USS Republic are invited to come out and play 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.
We've had a lot of fun at this event in previous years and we look forward to doing it again!

Malibu Grand Prix is on Brook Hollow Parkway in Norcross, just west of I-85 at Indian Trail-Lilburn Road
Bring at least two canned food donations per person for a free 18-hole round of putt-putt per person (a $6.99 value)!
All other attractions at group rate prices!
Prizes to the winner and person donating the most canned goods!
Republic shirts, Star Trek costumes or any other kind of fannish costumes are encouraged (but not required)!
All local fan clubs and fan groups are challenged and welcomed to attend and participate!
This is a "family-friendly" event!
There may be some fun semi-fabulous prizes for the winner!

For more information about the Putt-Putt challenge, please contact
Sci-Fi Summer Con 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!  Q'pla!

TrekTrax Atlanta is now... Treklanta!
That's right... we've changed the name of our annual convention from TrekTrax Atlanta to simply... Treklanta!  Actually, it's more of a shortening of the name, by dropping the second and third syllables and keeping the first, fourth and fifth.  The new one-word name is not only unique, but it's easier to pronounce, easier to spell and will hopefully be easier to remember.  Perhaps more importantly, we believe it more clearly and more succinctly conveys the essence of what our convention is all about: an Atlanta-based science fiction convention devoted to space opera in general and Star Trek in particular.

But let's face it... the old name had more than its fair share of problems.  Pretty much no one other than the Chairman ever called it (or spelled it) correctly.  Just about everybody familiar with the convention referred to it as simply "TrekTrax" (without "Atlanta") and the numerous variations of its spelling in correspondence and online media became a long-running joke.  We've seen it spelled Trektrax, Trek Trax, TrekTrek, TrekTrex, TrexTrex and more.  Granted, some of these are our own fault... we made the decision early on to use as our web site domain name, even though we purchased at the same time; and our original logo, used during our first three years, displayed the word "Atlanta" under the much larger "TrekTrax" almost like a subtitle.  
The way our name was set in type in our first logo really didn't work so well.
After three years, putting it all on one line really didn't help much.
If most people never caught on to the fact that the correct name of the convention was "TrekTrax Atlanta," then we have to take responsibility for some of the confusion.  But enough is enough... it's well past time we did something to clearly and firmly establish what the exact name of our convention is, and we think Treklanta is perfect.

Over the next few weeks, our web site, email addresses, Facebook page, and Twitter, PayPal and bank accounts will all be transitioned to the new name, and we hope to be fully converted by December 1.  To the extent that we're able, we'll execute name changes of existing accounts rather than create new ones to replace old ones.  In the meantime, let's get used to using the new name.  Repeat after me: Treklanta!  Treklanta!  Treklanta!
Treklanta announces hotel for 2015
Treklanta (formerly TrekTrax Atlanta) is pleased to announce that our 2015 convention will be held, for the very first time, at the spectacular Atlanta Marriott Century Center in northeast Atlanta!

The USS Republic, host of Treklanta, has a very special historic connection to the Century Center: 26 years ago, on May 14, 1988, the Republic was originally commissioned at the Dixie-Trek convention, held at the Century Center hotel, which was then a Sheraton.  It seems only fitting that now, a quarter century later, the Republic should hold its annual convention at the same hotel.

Located at 2000 Century Boulevard NE near Interstate 85 and Clairmont Road, the Century Center has been a wonderful host hotel for many sci-fi and fantasy conventions over the last two decades and it is reemerging as the first choice for many contemporary conventions that you know and love.  In addition to Treklanta, no less than three other similar conventions have also booked the Century Center for 2015: AnachroCon (February 27-March 1), Outlantacon (May 8-10) and TimeGate (May 22-24).  Low guest room rates, excellent meeting rooms, a convenient and desirable location, and a professional staff with tons of experience accommodating conventions like ours have made the Century Center the first and best choice for convention organizers and attendees alike.

We are also very pleased to announce that we have negotiated the very affordable guest room rate of only $89 per night for Treklanta 2015.  However, there are only a limited number of rooms available at this ultra-low rate and the rate is guaranteed to be available only until April 9, 2015 (assuming the hotel doesn't sell out before then).  Online reservations can be made NOW, so why wait?  If you already know you'll be attending Treklanta, click the "Book Your Room" link to reserve your hotel room right now!
USS Republic Commanding Officer election coming in December
Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts' fourth two-year term as Commanding Officer of the USS Republic will soon be coming to a close, and all members in good standing will be asked to cast their vote for the candidate they want to lead and administrate this chapter for the next two years.

Candidates for the position must be a member in good standing of STARFLEET International, must have taken and passed Officers Training School (OTS) and Officers Command College (OCC), and must be at least 18 years of age.  Members interested in taking OTS and/or OCC should visit the STARFLEET Academy web site.  In accordance with the Republic's Rank Assignment & Promotions Policy, members who take and pass both courses receive an automatic promotion to Lieutenant, Junior Grade (Lt. JG).

As of October 25, there are five members of the Republic in good standing who hold the necessary credentials to hold the office of Commanding Officer.  In alphabetical order, they are:

  Captain Matt Ebeling, former CO, currently inactive
  Admiral Mike Henigan, currently serving as Executive Officer
  Admiral Kelly Hilliard, currently serving as Zone 2 Coordinator
  Lt. JG Robert Louis Simon, member-at-large
  Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts, the incumbent Commanding Officer

In addition to these individuals, three additional members have completed the OTS requirement and could be eligible to run for the office of CO should they complete the OCC requirement by the end of the year.  Those members are ENS2 Tracey S. Harwell, ENS2 Tracy O'Quinn and ENS1 Julianne Trew.

The election for the USS Republic's Commanding Officer for the 2015-2016 term will be held in December.  If more than one eligible member announces his or her candidacy before November 30, paper ballots will be mailed to each member in good standing in early December so that all members of record can cast their ballot.  If no member announces their candidacy before November 30, a voice vote will be held at the chapter's Holiday Party on Saturday, December 20.  Only those members whose STARFLEET and chapter dues are current will be eligible to vote.  The new Commanding Officer, if any, will assume office on January 1, 2015.
Holiday gift idea: TrekTrax Atlanta, TrekTrak and Scotty t-shirts!
Need a stocking stuffer for that sci-fi fan friend of yours or a white elephant gift for that holiday party you've been invited to?  We have the answer!  A limited selection of commemorative souvenir t-shirts from this year's and last year's TrekTrax Atlanta, our Scotty t-shirt and even a few still-new shirts from the 2006 TrekTrak at Dragon*Con are still available!  This year's con shirt features a full-color design with this year's celebrity guests Arlene Martel, Felix Silla and Jeremy Roberts on a high-quality Gildan 50/50 polycot blend shirt.  Last year's con shirt features an attractive three-color design with guest of honor Manu Intiraymi.  The TrekTrak t-shirt features George Takei, Denise Crosby and Tony Todd.  Available only in the sizes and colors shown in the drop-down menus.  All shirts are only $20 postpaid to domestic US addresses.  Please select your shirt from the PayPal buttons below.
TrekTrax Atlanta 2014 T-Shirts
TrekTrax Atlanta 2013 T-Shirts
Scotty T-Shirts
TrekTrak 2006 T-Shirts
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!
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Library Computer
Why does Dr. McCoy wear a pinky ring?
DeForest Kelley dearly loved his mother, Clora Kelley.  Clora owned a ring that her brother had won in a card game while he was in France.  When Clora died of cancer in 1957, her son was consumed with grief.  But he was private about the depth of his feelings.  He asked for only one item from her possessions: the ring.  He wore it from then on in remembrance of her.

When Kelley was recruited for
Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry was firm: the actors would not wear jewelry.  But Kelley was firmer: if he wasn't allowed to wear his ring, he wouldn't be on the show.  Roddenberry conceded.  You can see Kelley's ring throughout the series, though the stone is often turned into the palm to make it less noticeable.
In the movie Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Sybok forces McCoy to relive his euthanasia of his own father.  DeForest Kelley's ring gleams in the faint light during the scene of mourning and loss.  It is a fitting accent to a story of the loss of parents.  Kelley would continue to wear it until his own death in 1999.

Star Trek was rebooted in 2009, Karl Urban took up the role of Dr. McCoy.  According to an Internet rumor, he did so to honor his predecessor, DeForest Kelley.
Not-So-Recent Chapter Event Photos
Away Mission to Farragut Fest 2013  ||  December 7, 2013
Standing aboard the bridge of Starship Farragut's USS Farragut and Star Trek Continues' USS Enterprise, USS Republic CO Capt Eric L. Watts auctions off two full weekend memberships to the 2014 TrekTrax Atlanta in support Farragut Films' productions.
Frank Parker, Jr. (seated in green tunic) stars as Commodore Samuel T. Grissom in Farragut Films' newest independent Star Trek fan film production, Dreadnought Dominion.
Michael Bednar (foreground) directs the first episode.
Kim Singletary as Dreadnought Dominion's Lt. Sandra Pyper.
ENS1 Nelson Barnhouse, USS Republic CO Captain Eric L. Watts and ENS Wil Sims aboard the USS Farragut/USS Enterprise.
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Ninth Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge  ||  Sept. 20, 2014
Seated: Tina Louise Jones, Christopher M. Jones, Ens Alan High, ENS1 I. Claire Willis.  Standing: ENS1 Sue Lin Lange, ENS1 "Wolfy," Ens Kevin M. Fry, CO FCapt Eric L. Watts, ENS1 Todd Dissinger, Bunny Ai.
Christopher M. Jones and Tina Louise Jones
ENS1 Sue Lin Lange and ENS1 "Wolfy"
Ens Kevin M. Fry and Ens Alan High
Bunny Ai and ENS1 Todd Dissinger
CO FCapt Eric L. Watts and ENS1 I. Claire Willis
Captain Eric takes the overall high score of 132 and leads his team to victory in the first game.
Ensign Todd takes the overall high score of 135 in the second game but his team still falls short of victory.  The Captain's team wins the tournament!


Thursday, October 2
ENS1 Nelson M. Barnhouse

Tuesday, October 14

ENS1 "Wolfy"

Tuesday, October 21

ENS2 Germaine M. Webb

Friday, October 24

ENS1 Mark A. Ozanick

Thursday, October 30

ENS1 Eddie Hines

2 New Members in September!

Ens Kevin M. Fry
Ens Alan High

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

ENS1 Russell J. Broomfield
ENS3 Karen Neal

These members' dues expire in November
and December.  Please renew now!

ENS2 Tracey S. Harwell

Cdt Crmn Karl Dissinger
ENS1 Todd Dissinger
ENS1 Hal Doby
Capt Matthew D. Ebeling
ENS1 Renardo Hunter
ENS2 Tracy O'Quinn
ENS2 Germaine M. Webb

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 October 25, 2014, the Republic crew includes 30 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 award-winning web site.



AS OF OCTOBER 25, 2014
CDT Zarena Nova Tucker
ENS1 "Wolfy"

NEWS from
George Takei in skin cancer scare
September 16, 2014
Star Trek legend George Takei has reportedly undergone a procedure to remove a cancerous growth from his face.
The veteran actor sparked fears for his health when he arrived at a charity gala in California on Saturday night (9/13/14) with a bandage on his face.
According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, Takei told fans at The Point Foundation's annual Voices On Point event that he had a growth removed as his doctor warned him it showed early signs of skin cancer.
Takei reportedly said, "I went to my doctor for my physical last week and he detected an early sign of skin cancer here.  He cut it out and that's why I'm wearing this (bandage)."
The 77-year-old actor went on to joke, "Let me assure you, my husband did not knock me out."
Takei and his partner Brad celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary on Sunday (9/14/14).
© 2014 World Entertainment
News Network

NEWS from
John Cho on racism
By T'Bonz
October 9, 2014
For John Cho, being an Asian-American actor has brought its own challenges for the actor.
But being cast on Selfie as television's first Asian lead is a step in the right direction.
Cho has run into problems at times and works hard to avoid stereotyping.  "I experienced racism, and in my professional life, I try to take roles (and have always tried to take roles) that don't fall within the parameters of any Asian stereotype," he said.  "And so to me, hopefully, that's a positive thing I can put into popular culture and so maybe in some bizarrely tiny way, that helps people not think of Asians in one particular way."
Asked to do an accent for Big Fat Liar once, Cho said no.  "I don't want to do this role in a kid's comedy, with an accent, because I don't want young people laughing at an accent inadvertently," he said.  But director Shawn Levy worked with him to help to develop the character.  "I bumped into [Levy] recently, and for him he says it was his first feature, and it was really awesome from HIS perspective that it was a good reminder that actors need to feel invested and the importance of collaboration, but for ME it was important that someone understood where I was coming from politically as far as representation of Asian-Americans."
Selfie airs Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

NEWS from
Watch Steam Trek: The Moving Picture (Remastered)
By Anthony Pascale
October 4, 2014
Imagine that Star Trek was not coming up on its 50th anniversary, but its 100th—as if it were born in the silent film era.  That is the premise of Steam Trek, a short film parody shot in the '90s that went viral a few years ago and has now been remastered in HD.
The short film was created by the Ad Hoc Film Society in the UK back in 1994 and the version put online was based on a VHS transfer and not the best quality.  The creator of Steam Trek, Dennis Sisterson, reached out to TrekMovie today to alert us that for the 20th anniversary, he has had the film remastered in HD from the original Super-8 film. Click the image below to watch it.
Learn more about the creating of Steam Trek at their official blog.
© 2014 SciFanatic Network

Sirtis calls Star Trek: Nemesis director "idiot"
By Ronan O'Flaherty
October 5, 2014
With most of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast in London at Destination Star Trek this weekend, conversation inevitably turned to their last feature film, 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis.
Much has been said about the film, which turned out to be both a critical and financial disappointment, and it turns out that Destination Star Trek in London was a chance for even more to be said.  During a Next Generation cast reunion (moderated by William Shatner) on Saturday, one audience questioner asked the group "how did it feel" filming Star Trek: Nemesis as "the end of an era."  Shatner asked Michael Dorn to take the lead, who replied:
"We knew it was the end, but it wasn't like 'oh my god', it was sort of like, it was a tough shoot and there was a lot of different things happening."
Not satisfied with this answer, Marina Sirtis (appearing a little frustrated) interjected:
"Oh come on, say it!  The director was an idiot!"
The comment was met by applause and Shatner, quick to jump on the band wagon, asked "Who was the director?" and Sirtis swiftly replied with the quip, "Stuart Baird... son of a bitch!"  After the Sirtis eruption, Dorn returned to his answer and noted that it wasn't a big deal for him because he had been through a "finish" twice before (with Next Generation's "All Good Things" and Deep Space Nine's "What You Leave Behind").
© 2014 SciFanatic Network

Michael Dorn talks about his "Captain Worf" Star Trek series
By Ronan O'Flaherty
October 9, 2014
No actor has more Star Trek screen time than Michael Dorn, appearing in seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, four season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, four TNG feature films and even one of the TOS feature films.  But it is his hope that there will be even more Worf in our future.  Back in May 2012, TrekMovie first broke the news that Michael Dorn was writing a pilot for what he hoped to become a new Star Trek TV series centering on Captain Worf, played by himself.  That spawned a lot of news coverage in the media, but there were no reports of the show getting any traction with CBS.  As of last October, Dorn was saying that he was ready to "send it out" and gauge interest, noting it was "never dead."  And in August of this year, Dorn said that the idea had been proposed, but nothing was happening, yet.  Over the weekend at Destination Star Trek, Mr. Dorn talked to TrekMovie again to give us an update on the project.
TrekMovie: Regarding the proposed Captain Worf TV series, is there any update on that?  Has there been any progress?
Michael Dorn: We have a script.  We have idea.  We have all the framework.  But we are waiting for Paramount to say yes or no.  Not in terms of doing it, but in terms of having to shoot something.  Because if they say "no, you can't do it," there is no need to keep going.  So we are asking them, can we do this?  Can we make money?  Can we sell it as a pilot?  And if they say "no, forget it," then it's over.
TrekMovie: In terms of cast, any ideas who you would like in it?
Michael Dorn: There are a couple of ideas, but they are all just talk right now.  We don't want to do too much casting right now.  We want to bring some of the Next Generation people back.  Definitely Marina [Sirtis], LeVar [Burton].  We have an idea for Patrick [Stewart] in the pilot episode.  But it kind of depends.  Because the thing is that the show can stand on its own without trying to bring everybody back and so I only want to do it if it means something to the story.  For the new characters, we are going to go with people that are kind of known in the science fiction world.  Not for Star Trek, but kind of known.
TrekMovie: You mean for a crossover kind of thing?
Michael Dorn: No, not in a crossover thing, just actors who are known.  A lot of really good actors.  There are some favorites I want to use.  I definitely want to use Armin Shimerman.  Probably not as Quark, but as someone else, maybe.
TrekMovie: Is that it?
Michael Dorn: That is kind of where it is right now.  Basically, if you have enough money and enough wherewithal, you can film whatever you want to film.  But you can't make money.  If you sell it, or try to make money, Paramount will be very angry.  But if you just do it for yourself, who cares?
© 2014 SciFanatic Network

Watch first season of Cracked's Star Trek satire Starship Icarus
By Anthony Pascale
October 15, 2014
The folks at Cracked Studios have a brand new comedy web series which is inspired by Star Trek, taking you to life below decks on Starship Icarus.   The show launched last week and all four episodes of the first season are now online.
Mash together The Office, Red Dwarf and Star Trek and you get Starship Icarus, the new web series from Cracked Studios.  Each episode starts off with the Trek-ish logline:
In the distant future, the starship Icarus is dispatched to seek out strange new life... and adventuure!  This is the story of the low-level support crew who maintain it.
The show deals with "the ragtag IT department of a Federation-class starship" as they "struggle with their daily duties and the unfathomable unknowability of deep space."  Show creator (and star) Michael Swaim tells TrekMovie that Icarus is "more satire than parody" of Star Trek and other sci-fi.  However, he also notes "the entire feel borrows most heavily from TNG than any other source, and there IS a race of evil hive-minded cyborgs who make an appearance."
The first episode went online last week and the fourth (and final episode for the first season) just went online.  Click an image below to see that particular episode.
© 2014 SciFanatic Network

Watch the trailer for Star Trek: Horizon – a new fan film set in Enterprise-era Romulan War
By Anthony Pascale
October 16, 2014

Most Star Trek fan films have focused on the original series era in the 23rd century, with a few dabbling in the 24th century Next Generation era, but the upcoming Star Trek: Horizon film goes back to Star Trek: Enterprise's 22nd century.  Featuring a new crew of characters and set on board the NX-04 Discovery, the film explores the Romulan War (something Enterprise never got the chance to do).  Here is the official synopsis:

The Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, is at war with the Romulan Empire.  Desperate for a chance to gain the upper hand in the war, the Coalition forms an alliance with T'mar, a Romulan deserter, in the hopes that she can provide valuable intelligence on her former masters.
Click the image below to see the brand new trailer for Star Trek: Horizon.
Horizon is the brainchild of Tommy Kraft, who wrote, directed and is producing the film (but in a change from other fan films, didn't cast himself as the star).  It was shot primarily with green screen and virtual sets in a studio in Detroit with a cast of local actors.  Filming began last year, but in April of this year, the Horizon team turned to Kickstarter to help fund the final production and post-production (they successfully raised $22,000 from a goal of $10,000).
The trailer promises the movie (which will be around two hours in length) will be out by winter.
© 2014 SciFanatic Network

CBS launches subscription streaming service including every episode of Star Trek
By Anthony Pascale
October 16, 2014
Today CBS announced the launch of "CBS All Access," a digital subscription service which delivers current primetime shows plus daytime and late-night CBS programming, live TV (in 14 of the largest TV markets) and thousands of episodes of "CBS Classics."
Included in the "classics" library is every live-action episode of Star Trek from all five TV series: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.  The TOS, TNG and Enterprise content is available in HD.
The service costs $5.99 a month, which is a little cheaper than Hulu Plus ($7.99), Amazon Prime ($8.25) and Netflix ($7.99), all of which also feature the Star Trek TV library.  In addition, all "classic" CBS content (including Star Trek) is available ad-free.  You can access CBS All Access on the web or via the CBS app available for Apple, Android, Amazon, Windows and Blackberry devices.
© 2014 SciFanatic Network
USS Republic NCC-1371
B O L D L Y    G O I N G 
 B O L D L Y    D O I N G™
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Commanding Officer
  Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts
Executive Officer
  Admiral W. Michael Henigan

The Republiqué Volume I, Number 79, October 2014.
Published monthly by and Copyright © 2014 USS Republic NCC-1371.
Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts, Editor.

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