Saturday, October 17: Republic
& Treklanta Dinner Meeting
Saturday, October 31: North
DeKalb Mall Halloween Bash
Saturday, November 14:
Sci-Fi Charity Putt-Putt Challenge
Saturday, November 14:
Sat., Dec. 19: Away Mission:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sunday, December 20: USS
Republic Holiday Party
Saturday, January 30: Star
Trek: The Ultimate Voyage Concert
announces Jack Stauffer as Guest of Honor for 2016
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Republic Early Fall Dinner Meeting & Treklanta
7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2015
4156 Lavista Road, Tucker GA 30084
members and friends of the USS Republic, as well as
all current Treklanta
directors and staff volunteers (and anyone who's interested
in becoming one), are cordially invited to attend our Early
Fall Dinner Meeting at Marlow's Tavern, adjacent to the DoubleTree
by Hilton Atlanta Northlake hotel in Tuckerwhere Treklanta
2016 will be held! This meeting will be a mixture
of business and pleasure, social and serious, as we discuss
plans for both the Republic over the next six months
as well as next year's convention, all while enjoying a delicious
dinner from Marlow's excellent menu. Interested
in joining the Republic? Join us! Need
to renew your membership dues? Join us! Want
to become involved with the convention? Join us! Just
want to hang out for a while with a great group of folks who
love Star Trek? Join us!
Marlow's management has asked us to let them know if we expect
more than 15 people to attend, so if you're planning to join
us, please click "Join" on our Facebook
Tavern has a warm neighborhood yet contemporary feel and features
the “Best of the Best” in American tavern fare served in a
modern atmosphere. The menu offers a diverse combination
of classic dishes that are updated and elevated to a higher
level, including a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches,
burgers, entrées and desserts, as well as a full-service
bar. Appetizers range from $4.50 to $13.00, sandwiches
and burgers range from $8.50 to $15.50 and dinner entrées
range from $14.00 to $20.00. For more information about
Marlow's Tavern, visit their web site at marlowstavern.com.
DeKalb Mall Halloween Bash & Star Trek Fan Film
3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015
North DeKalb Mall
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur GA 30033
plans now to join your friends and fellow USS Republic
crewmates at North DeKalb Mall's first-ever Halloween Bash!
This family-oriented event will include trick-or-treating,
a costume contest, a dance party, a scavenger hunt and much
more! Costumes are not required but... hey, it's Halloween!
They are absolutely encouraged!
But wait! There's more!
What makes this a Star Trek-themed event appropriate
for the USS Republic? We've partnered with our
old friend Tony Cade at Challenges
Games & Comics
to present a Star Trek Fan Film Mini-Festival, presenting
four of the very best independent Star Trek fan films
to have been recently released. We'll be screening four
films in the enormous gaming room at Challenges, where Tony
has a big-screen TV set up with lots of seating. After
each film, we'll host a brief discussion panel to talk about
the film in particular, Star Trek fan films in general
and of course, the USS Republic and Treklanta!
If you haven't seen these films yet—or even if you have—come
on out and watch them again with an enthusiastic group of
Star Trek fans!
Fan Film Mini-Festival Screening Schedule
p.m.: Star Trek: New Voyages "Mind-Sifter" (Run Time:
Star Trek Continues "The White Iris" (Run Time: 0:48)
Star Trek: Renegades "Episode 1" (Run Time: 1:28)
Star Trek: Axanar "Prelude to Axanar" (Run Time: 0:21)
All this and more... absolutely FREE! We hope to
see you there!
Sci-Fi Charity Putt-Putt Challenge
Sponsored by KAG Atlanta and Sci-Fi Summer
A charity event benefitting Bread of Life Food Ministry
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14,
Malibu Grand Prix Theme Park
5400 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross GA 30071
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.
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.
We've had a lot of fun at this event in previous years and
we look forward to doing it again!
Grand Prix is on Brook Hollow Parkway in Norcross, just
west of I-85 at Indian Trail-Lilburn Road
at least two canned food donations per person
for a free 18-hole round of putt-putt per person (a
other attractions at group rate prices!
to the winner and person donating the most canned goods!
shirts, Star Trek costumes or any other kind
of fannish costumes are encouraged (but not required)!
local fan clubs and fan groups are challenged and welcomed
to attend and participate!
is a "family-friendly" event!
may be some fun semi-fabulous prizes for the winner!
For more information about the Putt-Putt challenge, please
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!
8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 14,
Atlanta Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta GA 30345
CONjuration is more than a convention for Harry Potter
fans. It’s a celebration of magical fantasy! If
you are a fan of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings,
The Hobbit, Once Upon A Time, Supernatural
and classics like The Wizard of Oz, this is the con
for you! We will be featuring an immersive experience
with a Yule Ball, A Hunt for the Horcrux "Choose Your Own
several Harry Potter Wizard Wrock Bands, Death Eaters
live action games, cosplay contests, Supernatural
Mystery Party, Supernatural Scavenger Hunt, Quidditch
games and matches, live Wizard Chess and more!
CONjuration preregistered memberships are only $49 for all
three days (Friday-Sunday, November 13-15) and rooms at
the Atlanta Marriott Century Center are only $87 per night
if reserved before October 29. For more information
about memberships, the hotel, guests and programming events
and activities, visit the CONjuration
web site. We hope to see you there!
an afternoon of fun and friendship at the Fall Sci-Fi Charity
Putt-Putt Challenge, drop by
the Atlanta Marriott Century Center and find the USS Republic
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. Thank
Mission to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time and Location To Be Announced
finally here! The long-awaited seventh Star Wars
movie, The Force Awakens, directed by former Star
Trek film director J. J. Abrams, finally hits the theaters
on Friday, December 18. And while there are no doubt
a lot of our members and friends who will insist on seeing
it on Friday—or possibly even late Thursday night, if some
theaters actually schedule a 12:01 a.m. showing, which is
likely—the Republic hopes you'll join us for this very
special away mission for Saturday afternoon, December 19,
in order to avoid what is sure to be huge crowds on Friday
and to get matinee-priced tickets. If you'd like to
join us for your first viewing of this movie... great! If
you can't wait and must see it on Friday, and would like to
join us on Saturday as your second viewing... that's great,
too! In either event, it would be great for the USS
Republic to make a strong showing, either in costume
or not. Please join us!
Exact time and location will be announced later, but we'll
look for a theater somewhere in north DeKalb County for this
away mission. Stay tuned for details!
Republic Holiday Potluck Party & Member of the
Year Award Ceremony
8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2015
Location To Be Announced
one of the most important occasions of the year! Make
plans to attend the USS Republic's annual Holiday Potluck
Party on Sunday, December 20, at a location to be announced. 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. Please plan to
come for an evening of fun, festivity and friendship!
ENS1 Richard Tucker, CDT4 Zarena Nova Tucker, ENS1
Zannetta Law Tucker. Standing: Ens Tina Louise Jones,
Eric Jones, Ens Vicki Greve, Ens Gaylen Greve, ENS1
Tracey S. Harwell, Ens John May, Ens Carly May, Adm
Kelly Hilliard, XO Adm Mike Henigan, ENS1 Sue Lin
Lange, "Ensign Wolfy," CO FCapt Eric L. Watts, Chris
Mission to Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage Concert
8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street, Atlanta GA 30308
Trek: The Ultimate Voyage brings five decades
of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time
in this galaxy or any other.
This lavish production includes an impressive live symphony
orchestra and international solo instruments. People
of all ages and backgrounds will experience the franchise's
groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements while
the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is
simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot-wide
The concert will feature some of the greatest music written
for the franchise including music from Star Trek:
The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture,
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV:
The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star
Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space
Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and much more. This
never-before-seen concert event is perfect for music lovers,
filmgoers, science fiction fans and anyone looking for an
exciting and unique concert experience.
USS Republic Away Mission!
Save the date and make plans now to join your
friends and fellow Republic crewmates for this awesome
once-in-a-lifetime musical event! But don't
buy your ticket yet! The Republic
hopes to be able to arrange for group seating and a group
discount on tickets for our crew and we'll announce those
details soon if we're able to work something out with the
Fabulous Fox Theatre. But start saving up for
this event now, as the lowest-priced tickets currently available
online start at $40 each and go much higher for the best
seats. We'll do our best to negotiate a group
discount and we may have to ask for payment in advance. Stay
tuned for details!
announces Jack Stauffer as Guest of Honor for 2016
is delighted to announce that Mr. Jack Stauffer will
be joining us as a Guest of Honor for our 2016 convention!
Mr. Stauffer is best-known to science fiction fans as
Lt. Bojay on the original Battlestar Galactica television
Since 1968, Jack Stauffer's career has encompassed the entire
spectrum of the entertainment industry. From his starring
roles as Bojay in the original Battlestar Galactica
television series and as Chuck Tyler in All My Children
to pilots for his own series on three other occasions, guest
appearances on more than 60 different primetime series, miniseries
and television movies, numerous stage productions and over
250 commercials, Mr. Stauffer personifies the model of the
versatile actor. Most recently, in 2008, Mr. Stauffer
regaled San Francisco Bay area viewers with a stunning portrayal
of Willy Loman in the Hapgood Theatre’s production of Arthur
Miller’s Death of a Salesman. This performance
was hailed by area critics as "absolutely stunning and honest"
2000, when he left his home in Southern California and moved
to the Monterey Peninsula, Mr. Stauffer has been active as
both an actor and a director, starring in productions for
most of the area's theaters. As a director, in
2006, he was at the helm of Pacific Repertory Theatre's The
Full Monty. This production broke the attendance
record for the theater and was hailed as the best production
in the theater's history. In 2006, he also directed
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for
Monterey Peninsula College. Since 2000, he has directed
numerous other shows, including Lend Me a Tenor, Black
Comedy, Over the River and Through the Woods, Don't
Dress for Dinner and the musical Messugah-nuns.
These productions, garnering smash reviews and hailed
by more than one newspaper as being among the best comedies
ever presented on the Monterey Peninsula, completely sold
out and had to be extended.
a versatile nightclub entertainer, Mr. Stauffer has performed
at conventions all over the country. His cabaret, "How
Come I Never Got the Girl?," which he will present at Treklanta,
features songs from musicals he has starred in wrapped around
humorous anecdotes from his many years in the business. He
will also present a professional theater seminar... a must-see
and must-do event for all aspiring actors at Treklanta! Mr.
Stauffer will also attend our exclusive VIP Champagne Reception,
serve as a judge for the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
and present awards at the Independent Star Trek Fan
Film Awards ceremony.
Treklanta will be held April 15-17, 2016, at the DoubleTree
by Hilton Atlanta Northlake hotel in Tucker, Georgia. Memberships
are currently only $35, VIP Champagne Reception tickers are
$30 and hotel rooms are only $91 a night. Prereg, get
your reception ticket and book your room NOW at www.treklanta.org!
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
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1991, former President Ronald Reagan visited the set
of Star Trek: The Next Generation during the production
of the two-part fourth season finale/fifth season premiere
episode "Redemption." In this photo, Star Trek
writer Michael Piller and producer Rick Berman are seen standing
on either side of the President. While on the set, President
Reagan was introduced to Gene Roddenberry as well as Patrick
Stewart. Stewart can be seen standing at the extreme
During this 1991 visit, when President Reagan was asked for
his impression of the Klingons, he quipped, "I like them.
They remind me of Congress." It was also reported
that the former President, who was known for his gracious
and humble behavior, promptly knelt and picked up Gene Roddenberry's
cane when the ailing Star Trek creator accidentally
dropped it during their conversation, even though Reagan was
nearly ten years older. Reagan later remarked, "I felt
as if I had been knighted."
In his 2004 memoir about his father, In the Words of Ronald
Reagan, President Reagan's eldest son Michael wrote the
following passage in which the Star Trek set visit
"Even after he left office, Dad was fascinated by dreams of
a bright future for humanity. In 1991, he stopped by
Paramount Studios and watched the filming of an episode of
Star Trek: The Next Generation. Between takes,
Dad chatted with actor Patrick Stewart and producer Gene Roddenberry
about the show and Roddenberry's optimistic vision of the
futurean optimism that was in many ways similar to his
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Center International Film Festival || August
Eric attended the Gwinnett Center International
Film Festival, where "Prelude to Axanar" was screened
cavernous auditorium where "Prelude to Axanar"
GCI Film Festival program book; Captain Eric at the
"Prelude to Axanar" screening; and the convention
Wednesday, July 1
ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker
Sunday, July 5
Ens Jeff Jansen
Wednesday, July 8
CRR Karl Dissinger
Monday, July 13
ENS1 Todd Dissinger
Sunday, July 19
Ens Vicki Greve
Monday, July 20
Adm Michael Henigan
1 New Member in June!
Ens Richard Blake
These members renewed their SFI and chapter
dues in June. Thank you!
ENS1 Michael Shipley
& OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
These members' dues expired in September.
Please renew now!
Ens Kevin M. Fry
Ens Alan High
ENS3 Karen Neal
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 4, 2015, the Republic crew includes 39
members who are active members of STARFLEET in good
Republic plans and coordinates an active schedule
of events for its members, but does not hold meetings
on a consistently fixed date each month.
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
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leaked photos of Star Trek Beyond sets in Vancouver
October 1, 2015
has released a set of photos taken surreptitiously on the
Vancouver sets of Star Trek Beyond. They don’t
tell us much about the plot, but do give us a teaser as
to what kind of visuals we can expect when the movie hits
theaters next year.
not easy to tell exactly what is going on in most of the
photos leaked by TMZ earlier today. Some are
blurry (no doubt captured by someone sneaking around who
knew they weren’t supposed to be taking photos), and the
giant TMZ watermark splashed across all the photos doesn’t
of the shots are either of the Enterprise interior,
with plenty of green screen and camera rigging equipment
strewn about, or an exterior scene (presumably an alien
planet) shot in the Pitt River Quarries outside of Vancouver.
is reporting that some of the interior scenes were set up
on a special effects stage, which will be used to composite
some serious damage to the Big E, though it’s not clear
from the photos.
Idris Elba meanderingly describes his character in Star
September 29, 2015
Elba, who has been cast as the villain of Star Trek Beyond,
gave an interview with MTV recently where he described his
character as, among other things, “groundbreaking” for the
Star Trek franchise.
think Star Trek has prided themselves as being quite
classic when it comes to villains, like "he’s a guy
who wants to end the world," there’s no doubt about
that. But in this version of the film, there’s a slightly
different twist to that. It’s quite an interesting
journey, which I think is groundbreaking for the franchise.
But, it still keeps with the "classic bad guy
is a classic bad guy" tone.
I have absolutely no idea what any of this means. Honestly,
Elba’s quote kind of reminds me of the behind-the-scenes
footage from Star Trek: Nemesis where director Stuart
Baird insists that Shinzon wasn’t really a “bad guy”
(despite all the mass murder and mind rape and stuff). However,
it seems more likely that Elba and his publicity team have
successfully grabbed a lot of attention without giving anything
awaythat’s smart Internet.
now we know there’s a groundbreaking twist to this villain,
but not much else.
speculated that he could be General Chang, Commander Kruge,
Admiral Cartwright, the God of Sha Ka Ree, Sybok or the
Gorn. Writer/Scotty Simon Pegg has intimated
that he is not a Klingon, so that rules out the first two.
However, “Khan” was also said to not be “Khan”
for Into Darkness, so who knows?
Trek V is such a sore spot in the franchise, I doubt
anyone wants to revisit it. And Admiral Marcus from
Into Darkness fulfilled the same purpose that a rebooted
Admiral Cartwright might (hardly “groundbreaking”). That
would basically just leave the Gorn. We do know that
assistant villain Sofia Boutella will wear make-up that
makes her look like a Xindi skunk, so some hardcore Gorn
it’s possible that Elba is using the term “groundbreaking”
in the literal sense, and that his villain’s scheme is to
create artificial earthquakes to kill everyone on the Earth’s
surface, except for his own “master race” on Mt. Everest.
So yes, I am betting right now that Elba’s character
is none other than Hippocrates Noah, supervillain of Dr.
Bashir’s spy program.
It would still make more sense than “Khan” ever did.
Trek Beyond release date moved to July 22
September 17, 2015
Pictures has announced that it has pushed back the release
date of Star Trek Beyond.
film, originally intended to be released on July 8, has
been moved to July 22, where it will be in direct competition
with King Arthur and the next Ice Age movie.
It will also be competing against the Ghostbusters
reboot, which will be released the week prior, and Matt
Damon’s return to the Bourne series, which bows the week
after STB. The Hollywood Reporter suggests
the move was made in an attempt to secure an IMAX engagement.
film was originally competing against Mike and Dave Need
Wedding Dates, a comedy, and the animated The Secret
Life of Pets. The move places the film against
other franchises and genre offerings, making it a far more
Trek: Voyager actress Jennifer
Lien charged with indecent exposure
Updated September 15, 2015
actress best known for Star Trek: Voyager was arrested
on September 3.
Lien, who played Kes in the first few seasons of the Star
Trek spinoff series, has been charged with indecent
to CNN affiliate WATE, Lien was arrested in her home in
Carey Smith told WATE that Lien came by her home to comment
on how Smith's children were being raised and started using
of a sudden, here come the shirt up," said Smith.
started flashing and, 'Woo hoo,' and I said, 'And what respect
is that for kids?' There was none. And then
she turned around and dropped her pants."
to the affiliate, Lien was found naked on her couch by deputies
and resisted walking to the patrol car after threatening
to kill the officers.
was clothed and carried out to the car.
actress's character on Voyager was Kes, an alien
from a mentally advanced race with only a nine-year lifespan.
The series aired from 1995 to 2001 for seven seasons.
Harriman Police Department also said that Lien has a record
that includes aggravated assault, domestic assault, resisting
arrest, evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
of Tuesday night, Lien remained in jail.