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Volume I
Number 80
November 2014
•  Saturday, November 15: Fall Sci-Fi Charity Putt Putt Challenge
•  Saturday, Nov. 22: Where Is the United Federation of Planets?
•  Sat.-Sun., Dec. 6-7, 2014: Farragut Fest 2014 (Kingsland GA)


•  Saturday, Dec. 20: USS Republic Holiday Party & CO Election

•  Keith R. A. DeCandido confirmed to appear at Treklanta
•  Deadline to announce candidacy for CO is
November 30
•  Holiday gift idea: TrekTrax Atlanta, TrekTrak, Scotty t-shirts!
•  Personnel Records
•  Classified Ads
•  Library Computer
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  November Birthdays
October Member Reenlistments
•  December Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
•  News from
  Star Trek Books for 2015
  Paramount London Star Trek Attraction
  Star Trek-Themed Linen
  Star Trek IDW Publishing Comic Previews
   Star Trek Worf Hoodie
  Star Trek-Themed Watch
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!
Where Is the United Federation of Planets?
A Star Trek-Themed Lecture and "Sky Talk"

7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014
Red Top Mountain State Park Visitors Center
653 Red Top Mountain Rd SE
Cartersville GA  30121
(800) 864-7275
What would you discover if you could put all the known worlds of the Star Trek universe on a map?  Out of the hundreds of places mentioned in all the Star Trek series and movies, only 43 can actually be matched up with stars and objects we know.
On November 22, join your friends and crewmates on an away mission to the Red Top Mountain State Park Visitors Center in Cartersville to hear Dr. Larry Krumenaker present a 45-minute lecture, suitable for ages 10 and up, on the astronomical phenomena that can be found in both Star Trek and our own skies.  After this presentation, weather permitting, Dr. Krumenaker will take the away team outside for some actual stargazing in a night sky that doesn't suffer from the light pollution that Atlanta's does.  Star Trek costumes are not encouraged for this event; instead, dress appropriately and warmly for what will most likely be a chilly evening outside.

Dr. Larry Krumenaker is a professional astronomer and educator, as well as a science, technology and online services journalist.  A member of the National Association of Science Writers, he has written dozens of articles for various academic, general science and information science publications, as well as several books.  Visit Dr. Krumenaker's web site here.

Admission to Red Top State Mountain State Park is $5 per vehicle and admission to this presentation in the Visitors Center is $2 per person.  Online reservations can be made here or you can pay by cash or credit card at the door.  The Park is about 35 miles northwest of Atlanta straight up Interstate 75; click here to contact the Captain if you'd like to carpool (although not necessarily with the Captain!).
Away Mission to Farragut Fest 2014

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2014
Farragut Films Studios
451 West William Avenue
Kingsland GA  31548
Farragut Fest 2014 is a celebration of science fiction, Star Trek and "All Things Farragut" on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, at Farragut Films' studios in Kingsland, Georgia.  Kingsland is about 35 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, and a 350-mile, 5-hour drive from Atlanta.

ENS1 Jeff Trew and ENS1 Joanne Trew (above, in 2012) and ENS1 Nelson M. Barnhouse and ENS1 Wil Sims (below, in 2013) flank FCapt Eric L. Watts on the bridge of the USS Farragut at the last two Farragut Fests.
Farragut Fest includes an open house of the studios, where you can walk through the largest display of freestanding Star Trek sets on planet Earth, have your picture taken on the bridge and meet some of the cast and crew from Farragut Films' various Star Trek fan film productions, including Vic Mignogna from Star Trek Continues and many others from Starship Farragut, Dreadnought Dominion, Exeter Trek and more.  Cast members will present several panels about their respective series, and there will be several dealers with a variety of collectibles and merchandise for sale.  Admission is $10 for adults aged 18 and up, $5 for teens aged 13-17, and free for kids 12 and under.  For more information about Farragut Fest, including nearby hotels offering special event rates, visit the Farragut Fest web site.  If you're interested in carpooling or sharing a hotel room, click here to contact the Captain.

Keith R. A. DeCandido confirmed to appear at Treklanta
The USS Republic, host of the annual sci-fi convention Treklanta (formerly TrekTrax Atlanta), is pleased to announce that Keith R. A. DeCandido has been confirmed to appear as a guest of honor at our 2015 convention.  DeCandido has previously appeared at our convention in 2013 and 2014, and we are pleased that he will be able to join us again in 2015.

DeCandido is the prolific writer/editor of many Star Trek and other sci-fi franchise novels, novellas, short stories, comic books and eBooks.  He is also an editor, musician, podcaster and voice actor, and holds a second-degree black belt in karate.  More importantly, he is one helluva nice guy and a hugely popular convention guest.

Learn more about DeCandido at his "cheerfully retro" web site at, which is the gateway to his blog, his Facebook page, his Twitter feed, the aforementioned podcasts and a whole lot more.

Treklanta management is currently in negotiations with a number of potential celebrity guests from various sci-fi franchises, including Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5.  Stay tuned to The Republiqué, check the Treklanta web site and Treklanta Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for future guests announcements!

Deadline to announce candidacy for Commanding Officer is November 30

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 November 13, 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.

Deadline to announce candidacy is November 30
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
Ensign Carly May
Atlanta, Georgia
Ensign John May
Atlanta, Georgia

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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In an exclusive interview for These are the Voyages: TOS, Season One, former Associate Producer and Story Consultant John D. F. Black tells how he was asked to "sit in" for Jeffrey Hunter, who played Capt. Christopher Pike in the first pilot, "The Cage."  Black had left the series a short time earlier, after writing his first draft script for "The Menagerie," then to be rewritten by Gene Roddenberry.  He and his wife, Mary, who served as Black's secretary during his time at Star Trek, shared the tale with writer Marc Cushman.

Mary Black said, "Dorothy [Fontana] called and said that they had this really fun idea.  Because John's eyes matched the eyes of Jeffrey Hunter---and they couldn't find another actor who had the right eyes, and they were sure John did---they wanted him to come in and sit in the wheelchair and be Captain Pike, with lots of makeup on."

John Black, who had originally aspired to be an actor, added, "Both of us immediately had the attitude that that wouldn't be very much fun.  I didn't hesitate at all in turning it down."

Another set of blue eyes had to be found quickly.  Sean Kenney won the role, but he didn't always feel like a winner.  With facial prosthetics and layers of makeup that did not allow him to change expression for several hours at a time, Kenney even had to eat his lunch through a straw... and not laugh, or even smile, as William Shatner---known for telling jokes while on the set---had the rest of the cast and crew in stitches.
Recent Chapter Event Photos
CONjuration Room Party  ||  November 1, 2014
Attendees of the first CONjuration dropped by the USS Republic's room party and enjoyed generous quantities of complimentary libations.  Oh, and snacks, too.  Yes, there were snacks.
Todd Hanson, Tina King and Gabby Telotte are some of the many CONjuration attendees who dropped by the party.
USS Republic Executive Officer (and Treklanta Gaming Director) Admiral Mike Henigan and Commanding Officer (and Treklanta Chairman) Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts talk shop during the party.
Captain Picard's Klingon Bloodwine brings all the boys to the yard.
Several members of a men's chorus from a university in Tennessee who were staying at the hotel dropped by our room party and delivered an impromptu performance of "Brothers, Sing On!" right there on the spot.  Click the image to watch the video!


Monday, November 10
CDT Zarena Nova Tucker

Sunday, November 16
ENS1 Sue Lin Lange

Thursday, November 27
ENS2 Tracey S. Harwell

Friday, November 28
ENS2 James P. Gronski

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

ENS1 Tracey S. Harwell

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

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 November 13, 2014, the Republic crew includes 32 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.



CDT Zarena Nova Tucker
ENS1 "Wolfy"

NEWS from
Star Trek Books for 2015
By T'Bonz
November 3, 2014
New information on several Star Trek books to be released next year has been revealed.
In addition, the cover for John Jackson Miller‘s Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown can now be seen.
Takedown will be released in February, after January's Deep Space Nine: The Missing (Una McCormack).  In Takedown, "When renegade Federation starships begin wreaking destruction across the Alpha Quadrant, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are shocked to discover that the mastermind behind this sudden threat is none other than Picard's protégé and friend: Admiral William T. Riker.  The newly minted admiral is on board the USS Aventine as part of a special assignment, even as the mystery deepens behind his involvement in the growing crisis.  But the Aventine is helmed by Captain Ezri Dax—someone who is no stranger to breaking Starfleet regulations—and her starship is by far the faster vessel... and Riker cannot yield even to his former mentor.  It's a battle of tactical geniuses and a race against time as Picard struggles to find answers before the quadrant's great powers violently retaliate against the Federation."
Takedown‘s cover was created by the designer of the Aventine, Mark Rademaker.
In March, fans can expect two original series books: Savage Trade (Tony Daniel), and Shadow of the Machine (an eBook by Scott Harrison).
April will bring a book from Christopher L. Bennett, Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic; while May will bring the original series book Crisis of Consciousness (Dave Galanter).
Two books will debut in June: a New Frontier book by Peter David, and The Next Generation: Armageddon's Arrow by Dayton Ward.  In Armageddon's Arrow, "It is a new age of exploration, and the USS Enterprise is dispatched to the Odyssean Pass, a region charted only by unmanned probes and believed to contain numerous inhabited worlds.  Approaching a star system with two such planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew find a massive alien vessel, drifting in interstellar space for decades.  Sensors detect life aboard the derelict—aliens held in suspended animation.  Thought to be an immense sleeper ship, the vessel actually is a weapon capable of destroying entire worlds... the final gambit in a war that has raged for generations across the nearby system.  Captain Picard is now caught in the middle of this conflict and attempts to mediate, as both sides want this doomsday weapon... which was sent from the future with the sole purpose of ending the interplanetary war before it even began!"
Taking readers up through August will be Deep Space Nine: Sacraments of Fire (David R. George III) and Seekers 3: Long Shot (David Mack).
More books will follow later in the year, but exact release dates have not yet been set.
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

Paramount London Star Trek Attraction
By T'Bonz
November 7, 2014
Some concept art for the proposed Paramount London Entertainment Resort includes a Star Trek-themed area.
The attraction, in the consultation phase before work begins, is slated to open in 2020.
Paramount London will feature fifty rides (including twelve major rides), hotels, the largest indoor water park in Europe, a theater, business facilities and more.
The theme park will be split into zones including the Starfleet Command zone, Adventure Isle, Land of Legends, Cartoon Circus, Action Square, Port Paramount and Entertainment City.
Paramount London will be located on the Swanscombe Peninsula, east of London.
Click on thumbnails for concept art of the park entrance and the Mission Impossible-themed Action Square.  More information on the project can be found at
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

Star Trek-Themed Linen
By T'Bonz
November 11, 2014
A new line of Star Trek-themed linen products is now available courtesy of Trevco.
The items include pillows, pillow cases, throws, beach towels, fleece blankets and bandanas.
The designs on the items include the USS Enterprise, Enterprise Blueprint, Lightspeed, Final Frontier, Enterprise Crew, Sketched Enterprise Crew, Cartoon Crew, Spock Salute and Kirk Chair.
Each of the six items is available in one of eight different designs.  Prices for the items range from $19.92 to $44.95.
The Trek linen items can be ordered at
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

Star Trek IDW Publishing Comic Previews
By T'Bonz
November 11, 2014
Two Star Trek comics from IDW Publishing will debut tomorrow, but fans can have a sneak peek today.
The comics include Star Trek #38 and Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever #5.
Star Trek #38 features Part 4 of "The Q Gambit," a six-part story.  In this issue, "Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves in a true no-win scenario thanks to the mischievous Q!  Trapped in a dark future, at the mercy of the mighty Dominion, this adventure might prove to be their last!"
Written by Mike Johnson with art and cover by Tony Shasteen, the thirty-two page issue will sell for $3.99.
Next up is Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever #5, which wraps up the Ellison-created storyline.  In this issue, "Is James T. Kirk willing to sacrifice the woman he loves to save the universe as he knows it?  You may have seen the episode, but you only think you know how it ends!"
Written by Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton and David Tipton, City on the Edge of Forever #5 features art by J. K. Woodward and a cover by Juan Ortiz.  Thirty-two pages in length, City on the Edge of Forever #5 will sell for $3.99.
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

Star Trek Worf Hoodie
By T'Bonz
November 13, 2014
The Star Trek: The Next Generation Worf Costume Hoodie comes courtesy of ThinkGeek.
Based on Worf's uniform from seasons three through seven of The Next Generation, the Worf hoodie comes "complete with integrated sash and house badges."
The 80% cotton/20% cotton is a screen-accurate gold.  There are ribbed cuffs and bottom and the Worf hoodie has two front pockets.
Sizes run from small through 3X. The Star Trek: The Next Generation Worf Costume Hoodie costs $59.99, and can be ordered from
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

Star Trek-Themed Watch
By T'Bonz
November 13, 2014
The Star Trek Original Series NCC-1701 Watch is now available.
The watch features a stainless steel case and back, and is modeled after the USS Enterprise.  The face of the watch is "etched to look like the saucer of the Enterprise and the strap features a red stripe and a subtle Star Trek logo."
The diameter of the face of the watch is 1 3/4", and a ten-inch long faux-leather band will keep the watch secure on the wrist.
The Star Trek Original Series NCC-1701 Watch sells for $119.99, and can be ordered from
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth
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Commanding Officer
  Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts
Executive Officer
  Admiral W. Michael Henigan

The Republiqué Volume I, Number 80, November 2014.
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