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 81
December 2014
•  Sat.-Sun., Dec. 6-7, 2014: Farragut Fest 2014 (Kingsland GA)
•  Saturday, Dec. 20: USS Republic Holiday Party & CO Election

•  No candidates announced for Commanding Officer election
•  Introducing t
he Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards
•  Treklanta announces its Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show
•  Treklanta seeking artists, artwork and director for an art show
•  Various Star Trek-themed t-shirts as holiday gift ideas
•  Personnel Records
•  Classified Ads
•  Library Computer
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  December Birthdays
•  Welcome Aboard!
November Member Reenlistments
•  December Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
•  News from
Project: Potemkin winding down after four seasons
•  News from
   Star Trek 3 cast teases "phenomenal" story that will
       "blow people away"

•  News from
   Trevco full-bleed Star Trek uniform t-shirts
   Star Trek business card cases
   Star Trek original series slippers
   Klingon Bloodwine to debut
   QMx mini phaser ornament
   New Star Trek Funko Pop! vinyl figures
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 one of the largest displays of freestanding Star Trek sets anywhere, 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.
USS Republic Holiday Potluck Party, Commanding Officer Election & Member of the Year Award Ceremony

8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014
Challenges Games and Comics
North DeKalb Mall, Westside Entrance
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur GA  30033
(678) 973-0410
Adm Kelly S. Hilliard, XO Adm Mike Henigan, CO Capt Eric L. Watts, ENS2 Tracey S. Harwell, CDT Zarena Nova Tucker, ENS3 Richard Tucker, ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker and Ens Chris Jones at the Republic's 2013 Holiday Party, hosted by Tony Cade.
It's one of the most important occasions of the year!  Make plans to attend the USS Republic's annual Holiday Potluck Party on Saturday, December 20, at Challenges Games & Comics!  This year's holiday party is once again hosted by Tony Cade, formerly of The Dragon's Horde, in his new store at North DeKalb Mall in Decatur.  All members and friends of the USS Republic are cordially invited to attend.  FCapt Eric L. Watts will once again be cooking a turkey for all to enjoy, so please bring your own favorite side dish or dessert to help make this a holiday feast!  The Republic will also be providing a selection of adult libations, but feel free to BYOB and enjoy yourselves responsibly.  We'll also have games to play and videos to watch on Tony's giant widescreen TV, so please plan to come for an evening of fun, festivity and friendship!

Member of the Year Award & Boldly Going into 2015
Around 9:00 or so, Captain Eric will present the USS Republic's Member of the Year award to someone whose service to the chapter in 2014 deserves such special recognition.
USS Republic Members of the Year, 2007-2013
2007 Member of the Year
ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker
2008 Member of the Year
ENS1 Hal Doby
2009 Member of the Year
ENS1 Joanne Trew
2010 Member of the Year
ENS1 Sue Lin Lange
2011 Member of the Year
ENS3 Barry Bynum
2012 Member of the Year
Capt Eric L. Watts
2013 Member of the Year
Adm Mike Henigan
Captain Eric will then deliver his annual "State of the Chapter" address summarizing the Republic's achievements over the past twelve months and charting the chapter's course for the next year.  Please plan to attend, bring a couple of friends and a side dish or two, and spend an evening with your friends and shipmates aboard the USS Republic!

No candidates announced for Commanding Officer election
Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts' fourth two-year term as Commanding Officer of the USS Republic will be coming to an end on the last day of December.  Having been in command of the ship for 8½ years, Captain Eric has now been CO for a full one-third of the Republic's 26½-year history.  Members in good standing must now decide who 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 30, 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.

No announced candidates by deadline
None of the eight Republic members currently or potentially eligible to hold the position of Commanding Officer announced their candidacy by the November 30 deadline, as published here in the last four issues of The Republiqué.  Therefore, a voice vote will be held at the chapter's Holiday Party on Saturday, December 20, conducted by Region 2 Zone 2 Zone Coordinator Adm Kelly Hilliard.  Only those members whose STARFLEET and chapter dues are current will be eligible to vote, and anyone who would like to join or renew at the party will be allowed to do so.  The new Commanding Officer, if any, will assume office on January 1, 2015.
Treklanta introduces the first annual Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards
Forty-five years ago, when the original Star Trek television series ended its primetime run and went into syndication around the world, it found a new audience numbering in the millions.  Many of those fans eagerly wrote stories, painted artwork, created costumes and played "make-believe" with their friends as a way of celebrating—and claiming a small piece for themselves—the extraordinary universe created by Gene Roddenberry.

Thirty years later, the next generation of fans had the drive, ambition, skills and tools they needed to take their make-believe adventures off the printed page and out of the back yard and create their own live-action videos that they could share with other like-minded fans around the world on the Internet.  These independent Star Trek fan films have grown from low-budget, low-tech videos to spectacular productions on par with Hollywood's best.  They have emerged as an industry unto itself... an industry that is allowed to exist and thrive solely at the pleasure of the intellectual property owners, but prohibited from earning one red cent from its efforts.  Independent Star Trek fan film productions are the very epitome of a labor of love.

Over the last fifteen years, these films have increased in both quality and quantity, and the time has come to recognize their achievements in excellence by introducing an award devoted exclusively to them.  Accordingly,
Treklanta (formerly TrekTrax Atlanta) is pleased to announce the first annual Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards Ceremony, to be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the Treklanta convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Awards will be presented in nine categories, including Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form; Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form; Best Director; Best Actor/Actress; Best Supporting Actor/Actress; Best Original Screenplay; Best Soundtrack; Best Visual Effects; and Best Production Design.  Long Form includes fan films with a running time of 31 minutes or longer; Short Form fan films run 30 minutes or less.

Nominations will be accepted during the month of January 2015.  Nominees will be reviewed by our panel of judges during February 2015.  Balloting and tabulation of ballots will be held in March 2015.  Awards will be presented in April 2015.

To be eligible for nomination, an independent Star Trek fan film must:

Be a dramatic presentation set in the Star Trek universe, not a satire or parody of Star Trek
Have "Based upon Star Trek, Created by Gene Roddenberry" in the opening credits or title sequence
Have been released to the Internet (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) during calendar year 2014, and
Have an entry on IMDb with full cast and crew credits listed

To be nominated, a key individual associated with the fan film (creator, producer, director, etc.) must:

Send an email to on or before January 31, 2015, with the web site address of the fan film being submitted for consideration, and
Send a standard, non-returnable DVD of the fan film to Treklanta, PO Box 620605, Atlanta GA 30362, to arrive no later than January 31, 2015

Panel of Judges
Nominees will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and experts who have worked in the Star Trek franchise.  Named judges so far include Diana Botsford, Peter David, Keith R. A. DeCandido and Susan Sackett.  Additional judges will be named later.  Ballots will be collected and tabulated by Treklanta management.  Winners will be announced at the Treklanta convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 26, 2015.

We hope that the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards will come to be recognized as a prestigious recognition of excellence and achievement on the same par as the Hugo Awards are for works of science fiction and fantasy, the Nebula Awards are for American works of science fiction and fantasy, and the Saturn Awards are for science fiction, fantasy and horror in film, television and home video.  Please plan to attend the inaugural awards ceremony at Treklanta in April 2015.  Admission is included in your Treklanta membership.  Visit the
Treklanta web site for more information and to preregister.  In the meantime, Like and Follow us on Facebook!
Treklanta announces its first Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show

Treklanta is pleased to announce its first-ever Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show, to be held at the 2015 convention in April!  Confirmed to perform so far are stand-up comedians Eric Daugherty and Ellaree Yeagley.

As a Spring 2000 graduate of the "Stand-Up Made Easy" class at the world-renowned Kennesaw State University Extension Program, Mr. Daugherty traveled extensively in pursuit of his newly honed craft.  Unfortunately, after a bizarre gardening accident, he was forced to retire and pursue his backup plan of atomic sanitation engineering.  But his love of Star Trek and comedy has marked his triumphant return for one engagement only at Treklanta.

Ms. Yeagley is an artist, actress, writer and comedian from Atlanta.  She recently performed at "The Wrathlanta of Khan" Star Trek comedy show in Atlanta.

Additional performers will be announced in the future.  The Treklanta Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  Admission is included in your Treklanta membership.  Visit the
Treklanta web site for more information and to preregister now!

Treklanta actively seeking artists, artwork and director for an art show
Many science fiction conventions have traditionally held an art show and/or an artists alley and/or an art auction.  Now in its fifth year, Treklanta would like to have an art show beginning in 2015, and we even already have a 672-square-foot meeting room in our host hotel reserved for that very purpose.  The only problem is, we don't yet have anyone to actually run an art show.

According to Wikipedia, an "Art Show is generally an open art exhibition; that is, it is open to all comers and all art submitted is exhibited for sale.  This naturally leads to a wide variety of types of artwork, from professional illustrations to outsider art, with many amateur works.  The subject matter is tailored to the interests of fandom, i. e. many spaceships, dragons, unicorns, vampires, cat girls etc.  Art shows often permit sales by artists, these sales constituting a significant source of income for some artists."

We already have a number of artists who have expressed interest in participating in an art show; now we need an art show director.  If you or someone you know might like to be considered for this position, please contact Treklanta Chairman Eric L. Watts for additional information.
LAST CHANCE: Various Star Trek-
themed t-shirts as holiday gift ideas
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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Most Star Trek fans already know that the second-season episode "Assignment: Earth" was the pilot for a proposed spinoff series starring the character of Gary Seven.  Less well-known is the fact that Gene Roddenberry also wanted to launch a spinoff series about a medical ship, or a space hospital, starring the character of Dr. M'Benga.  That show never got off the ground, but the character, played by Booker Bradshaw, appeared in the episodes "A Private Little War" and "That Which Survives."
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Fall Sci-Fi Charity Putt Putt Challenge  ||  November 15, 2014
Ken O'Dell (far left) and friends attend
the Fall Sci-Fi Charity Putt Putt Challenge.
ENS1 Eddie Hines (foreground, left) with Ken O'Dell and friends.
Sci-Fi Summer Con chairman and event organizer Chris Jones.
Ken O'Dell (center) and friends attend
the Fall Sci-Fi Charity Putt Putt Challenge.
Where Is the United Federation of Planets?  ||  Nov. 22, 2014
USS Republic CO FCapt Eric L. Watts, Mari Key and Garry Heedick ventured to Red Top Mountain State Park in Cartersville to attend this "fascinating" Star Trek-themed astronomy lecture.
Renowned astronomer, author and eductor Dr. Larry Krumenaker identified 43 planets, stars and other astronomical phenomena mentioned in Star Trek that actually exist in our own night skies.
Where is the United Federation of Planets?
Astronomically speaking, it's... quite close.


Friday, December 5
ENS2 Tracy O'Quinn

Friday, December 12
Adm Kelly S. Hilliard

2 New Members in November!

Ens Carly May
Ens John May

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

ENS1 Todd Dissinger
CDT CRMN Karl Dissinger

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

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 30, 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
Project: Potemkin winding down after four seasons
By Mike Hennessy
November 19, 2014
The Star Trek-inspired fan film series Project: Potemkin is getting ready to close up shop.  Between feature-length episodes and shorter vignettes, the Albany, Georgia-based production team led by Randall Landers has released nearly two dozen episodes since 2010.
Landers recently announced that due to his wife accepting a new job, they will be moving to Birmingham, Alabama.  Rather than trying to move the entire production, Landers says in a Facebook post he has decided on a different course.  "All sets except for the bridge set and ready room will be struck and relocated to Birmingham at our earliest convenience."
The term "fan film" has become something a blanket term for almost any independent Star Trek-inspired project not officially sanctioned by CBS/Paramount.  That wide net covers everything from amateur productions to projects made by professional filmmakers with professionals filling most, if not all, key spots in front of and behind the cameras.
Of all the projects that have produced multiple episodes, Potemkin may come the closest to being a purely fan-driven production.  Landers has a background as a fanzine publisher, but had little, if any, experience in video.  He and his crew didn't let a lack of experience stop them, though.  They plunged ahead at warp speed, gaining valuable experience along the way.
At times, the lack of experience showed up with some technical glitches and other shortcomings.  However, the overall quality of Potemkin has steadily increased.  The writing has also sharpened up as illustrated in the latest release, "Holding Pattern," which is well-written and well-acted, with a surprisingly emotional payoff.
While shooting on Potemkin's fourth and final season is due to end in December or January, viewers can look forward to plenty of new releases during 2015.  There are a number of episodes in the pipeline that will be released during the coming months.  Meanwhile, Landers says he is planning several new series, one of them built around the Klingons.
Landers explains the decision not to continue with Potemkin after the move in practical terms.  "It's been a wonderful run, and a great series, and we would rather keep it going.  But logistically, it's impractical to maintain a studio here in Albany and a production office in Birmingham.  We're going to miss everyone, but we're also looking forward to this new opportunity in Birmingham."
© 2014 AXS Digital Group LLC

NEWS from
Star Trek 3 cast teases "phenomenal" story that will "blow people away"
By Chris Agar
October 13, 2014
Thanks to the critical and commercial success of the two films in the rebooted Star Trek canon, fans are anticipating what first-time director Roberto Orci has in store for the upcoming Star Trek 3.  The new movies may have been somewhat divisive due to their embracing of Star Wars-esque sci-fi action elements and reliance on classic franchise imagery, but there's no denying that they brought the brand back to the spotlight for a new audience.
Even though J. J. Abrams won't be calling the shots this time around (he is producing, though), the production team is still utilizing his infamous "mystery box" filmmaking style, as so far there's very little concrete information about the project.  Orci himself has teased that he's opting for something a little more original this time around, with the Enterprise's iconic five-year mission being used as the launching point, but that's about it.
Now, some members of the Star Trek 3 cast have started to drop hints.  Both Karl Urban and John Cho recently took the time to praise what Orci is developing, saying that it has the potential to be one of the best films in the series.
First, Urban was at Destination Star Trek over the past weekend (hat tip to TrekMovie), where he was asked about his feelings on the forthcoming threequel.  The actor may not have read the script yet, but the new Bones has heard some very positive things.
Read his quote:
"I'm going to meet with J. J. [Abrams] in a couple of days and I'm looking forward to that.  And the important thing is that it is going to be phenomenal.  Based on what I hear of the concept, it's going to rock and you guys are going to love it."
It shouldn't surprise anyone that during these early stages, Urban has nothing but high hopes for the Star Trek 3 story, but his comments do have some gravity to them.  Of all the members of the rebooted cast, Urban is arguably one of the biggest Trek fans in the bunch (he pursued his role after watching the original series on DVD with his son), so if the film's narrative is something that excites him this much, it stands reason to believe that Urban's fellow Trekkies will be just as enthralled by it as he is.
Cho is in the same boat as Urban, in that he (allegedly) doesn't know anything about the film's plot, but he too is excited about the possibilities.  During a Reddit AMA, the actor fielded a question specifically about his thoughts on the film marking Orci's freshman directorial effort.
Here's what he had to say:
"I'm absolutely confident in Bob.  No one knows these characters better than Bob.  And no one knows the Star Trek universe better than Bob.  I think he's going to blow people away."
This isn't the first time a member of the cast has voiced their support for Orci being in the chair.  Previously, Simon Pegg called Orci the "most Trekkie" of the folk who've worked on recent Trek films, echoing the statements made by Cho.  While some fans may have preferred to see someone with a little more experience behind the camera, it's true that Orci is a solid choice in the sense that he is familiar with the universe and the characters (thanks to his cowriting of the first two screenplays).  Ideally, he's even picked up a thing or two from Abrams and will be able to continue the series' style with the third installment.
Unfortunately, these quotes don't provide any new insight on the overarching narrative of Star Trek 3.  The only detail that has risen to the forefront recently is the potential involvement of William Shatner, who is apparently set to reprise his Captain Kirk role in a cameo with Leonard Nimoy.  Other than that, we still know as much now as we knew then, but it's still a great sign to see the actors express enthusiasm over the concept.
From the beginning, Orci has wanted to go back to the philosophical elements that made Star Trek stand out, so his vision has been guiding the film since its inception.  A little change of pace from the space adventure tropes of the last two installments might be just the thing the team needs to truly blow fans away.
Star Trek 3 should be in theaters sometime in 2016.
© 2014 Screen Rant, LLC

NEWS from
Trevco full-bleed Star Trek uniform t-shirts
By T'Bonz
November 14, 2014
Trevco's range of Star Trek shirts offers something for every fan.
The shirts include "uniforms from all eras, a few one-off characters, and joke costumes."
Some of the original series shirts include a dead red shirt, a Tribble-covered wrap uniform, Pike in his wheelchair, and The Gorn.  A Khan shirt is also available.
For fans of the Klingons, there is a Klingon uniform shirt.  Alas, no Romulan shirt, though.
There are uniform shirts from all five of the televised series, as well as from Star Trek (2009).
The shirts, which sell for between $35 and $43 dollars, can be found HERE.
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

Star Trek business card cases
By T'Bonz
November 17, 2014
Star Trek-themed business card cases will debut next year.
Two new business card cases will be offered: the Star Trek Command Business Card Case and the Star Trek NCC-1701 Business Card Case.
Each business card case is made of high-quality metal and emblazoned with either an embossed Starfleet Delta Shield, or the USS Enterprise NCC-1701.
Due out in the second quarter of next year, the business cases will sell for $30.00 each.
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

Star Trek original series slippers
By T'Bonz
November 17, 2014
Now that winter is on its way, keep warm with the latest offering from ThinkGeek.
The Star Trek TOS Slippers will keep feet warm on those cold winter days.
The officially licensed slippers come in three colors; Blue (Sciences), Gold (Command) and Red (Operations).
Made of polyester, each slipper has the appropriate insignia for the department in question.  The slippers also feature "no-slip dots" on the bottom to avoid Redshirt-type accidents.
The Star Trek TOS Slippers come in both Men's sizes (8-14) and Women's sizes (6-10) and sell for $19.99 each.  To order a pair of the Trek slippers, head to the link located HERE.
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

Klingon Bloodwine to debut
By T'Bonz
November 25, 2014
Klingons stuck on Earth who crave Klingon Bloodwine will be happy with the announcement that their favorite beverage will soon be available.
"Traditionally consumed in celebration and victory," Klingon Bloodwine will arrive on the planet on December 8.
"Star Trek fans everywhere will recognize the label of Klingon Bloodwine, a symbol comprised of the bat'leth or 'sword of honor,' a traditional Klingon weapon.  The back label includes the victorious Klingon phrase: 'Celebrate!  Tomorrow we may die!'"  (yIlop!  wa'IeS chaq maHegh!).  Also, Bloodwine appears across the middle of the back label in the original Klingon language (not transposed into the Latin alphabet).
Klingon Bloodwine is "rich, rustic, fruit-focused and complex [with] concentrated raspberry and cherry aromas.  Notes of spicy vanilla oak round out the nose.  On the palate, the wine is savory and rich, with dark berry flavors and ripe plum.  Velvety tannins and well-balanced acidity lead to a smooth, lingering finish."
Klingon Bloodwine will be available from Vinport, and can be pre-ordered now.
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

QMx mini phaser ornament
By T'Bonz
November 26, 2014
A new mini phaser ornament from QMx arrives just in time for Christmas 2015.
The mini phaser, a smaller version of one seen in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness, arrives on Friday.
Three-and-a-half inches long, the replica phaser "comes in a commemorative case with a window display.  It includes a ribbon to display it as an ornament.  And, yes, the spinner can be turned so you can choose to set your keepsake to 'stun' or 'kill.'"
The Star Trek Mini Phaser Replica Keepsake will sell for $49.95 and can be preordered HERE.
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth

New Star Trek Funko Pop! vinyl figures
By T'Bonz
November 26, 2014
A new set of Funko Pop! vinyl figures will be of interest to Star Trek: The Next Generation fans.
The newest collection to be announced will contain eight Next Generation characters.
The characters will include regulars Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Troi and La Forge; plus two addition characters—Locutus and a "generic" Klingon.
Debuting in March, the TNG characters, which will sell for $9.99 each, can be pre-ordered HERE.
© 2014 TrekToday and
Christian Höhne Sparborth
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  Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts
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  Admiral W. Michael Henigan

The Republiqué Volume I, Number 81, December 2014.
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