Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2012
Volume I
Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2nd Place, 2011, 2014
Number 88
Region 2 "Best Electronic Newsletter" Award, 2009
July (Early October) 2015
•  Saturday, October 17: Republic & Treklanta Dinner Meeting
•  Saturday, October 31: North DeKalb Mall Halloween Bash
•  Saturday, November 14:
Fall Sci-Fi Charity Putt-Putt Challenge
•  Saturday, November 14:
CONjuration Room Party
•  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

•  Treklanta announces Jack Stauffer as Guest of Honor for 2016
•  Personnel Records
•  Library Computer
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  Belated July Birthdays
•  Welcome Aboard!
June Member Reenlistments
•  September & October Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
•  News from
   — Newly leaked photos of Star Trek Beyond sets in Vancouver
   — Idris Elba describes his character in Star Trek Beyond
   — Star Trek Beyond release date moved to July 22
•  News from
   — Actress Jennifer Lien charged with indecent exposure
USS Republic Early Fall Dinner Meeting & Treklanta Staff Meeting

7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2015
Marlow's Tavern
4156 Lavista Road, Tucker GA  30084
(678) 987-1197
All 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 Tucker—where 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 event page.

Marlow’s 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
North DeKalb Mall Halloween Bash & Star Trek Fan Film Mini-Festival

3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015

North DeKalb Mall

2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur GA  30033
Make 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!

Star Trek Fan Film Mini-Festival Screening Schedule
•  4:00 p.m.: Star Trek: New Voyages "Mind-Sifter" (Run Time: 1:05)
•  5:25 p.m.: Star Trek Continues "The White Iris" (Run Time: 0:48)
•  6:30 p.m.: Star Trek: Renegades "Episode 1" (Run Time: 1:28)
•  8:15 p.m.: Star Trek: Axanar "Prelude to Axanar" (Run Time: 0:21)

All this and more... absolutely FREE!  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. 14
, 2015
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!
CONjuration Room Party

8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 14
, 2015
Atlanta Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta GA  30345
(800) 228-9290

What is CONjuration?
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 Adventure,"
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!

Room Party!
After 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 and Treklanta 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 you!

Away Mission to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time and Location To Be Announced
It's 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!
USS Republic Holiday Potluck Party & Member of the Year Award Ceremony

8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2015
Location To Be Announced
Seated: 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 Jones.
It's 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!
Away 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

Star 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 screen.

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!


Treklanta announces Jack Stauffer as Guest of Honor for 2016
Treklanta 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 series.

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" and "riveting."

Since 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.

Also 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!
Personnel Records
STARFLEET Academy is a special collection of correspondence courses available to every STARFLEET member.  Over 60 Academy Colleges offer courses spanning all aspects of Star Trek and science fiction; some courses even cover non-sci-fi real world topics.  Each college offers dozens of different courses at varying levels of challenge from super-easy to really hard.  In total, there are nearly 1,000 different courses available.  Take a course today!

Something special going on in your life?  Submit your Personnel Record for publication in the next issue of The Republiqué!
Library Computer
In 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 right.

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 was discussed:

"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 future—an optimism that was in many ways similar to his own."
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival  ||  August 1, 2015
Captain Eric attended the Gwinnett Center International
Film Festival, where "Prelude to Axanar" was screened
The cavernous auditorium where "Prelude to Axanar" was screened
The GCI Film Festival program book; Captain Eric at the
"Prelude to Axanar" screening; and the convention hall lobby


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

These members' dues expired in
September.  Please renew now!

Ens Kevin M. Fry
Ens Alan High
ENS3 Karen Neal

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 4, 2015, the Republic crew includes 39 members who are active members of STARFLEET in good standing.
The Republic plans and coordinates an active schedule of events for its members, but does not hold meetings on a consistently fixed date each month.
Because the USS Republic is a duly commissioned chapter of STARFLEET International and is bound and governed by its Constitution and By-Laws, membership in STARFLEET is a prerequisite for membership in the Republic.  STARFLEET dues for one person are $20 for a "Standard Membership" or $10 for an "E-Membership" and chapter dues are $10 per person for either membership option.  A combined payment for all dues is collected by the Republic (family discounts are available with certain conditions and restrictions).  Additional information about the two STARFLEET membership options, amounts due for additional family members, payment options and payment instructions is on the "How to Join" page of our award-winning web site.
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ENS1 Nelson M. Barnhouse

CDT4 Zarena Nova Tucker
ENS1 Chris White
ENS1 "Wolfy"

NEWS from
Newly leaked photos of Star Trek Beyond sets in Vancouver
By Kayla Iacovino
October 1, 2015
TMZ 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.
It’s 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 help either.
Most 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.
TMZ 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.
© 2015 SciFanatic Network

Idris Elba meanderingly describes his character in Star Trek Beyond
By Jared Whitley
September 29, 2015
Idris 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.
I 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.
Now, 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 away—that’s smart Internet.
So now we know there’s a groundbreaking twist to this villain, but not much else.
Cinemablend 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?
Star 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 seems unlikely.
Now, 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.
C’mon.  It would still make more sense than “Khan” ever did.
© 2015 SciFanatic Network

Star Trek Beyond release date moved to July 22
By Brian Drew
September 17, 2015
Paramount Pictures has announced that it has pushed back the release date of Star Trek Beyond.
The 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.
The 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 competitive environment.
© 2015 SciFanatic Network

NEWS from
Star Trek: Voyager actress Jennifer Lien charged with indecent exposure
By Henry Hanks
Updated September 15, 2015
An actress best known for Star Trek: Voyager was arrested on September 3.
Jennifer Lien, who played Kes in the first few seasons of the Star Trek spinoff series, has been charged with indecent exposure.
According to CNN affiliate WATE, Lien was arrested in her home in Harriman, Tennessee.
Neighbor Carey Smith told WATE that Lien came by her home to comment on how Smith's children were being raised and started using vulgar language.
"All of a sudden, here come the shirt up," said Smith.
"She 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."
According 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.
Lien was clothed and carried out to the car.
The 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.
The Harriman Police Department also said that Lien has a record that includes aggravated assault, domestic assault, resisting arrest, evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
As of Tuesday night, Lien remained in jail.
© 2015 Cable News Network.
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