Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2012
Volume I
Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2nd Place, 2011, 2014
Number 92
Region 2 "Best Electronic Newsletter" Award, 2009
November 2015 (Early March 2016)
•  Saturday, March 19: Republic Dinner & Treklanta Staff Meeting
•  Saturday, April 9: Republic Dinner & Treklanta Staff Meeting
•  Friday-Sunday, April 15-17: Treklanta

•  Tracee Lee Cocco confirmed as Guest of Honor for Treklanta
•  Treklanta announces Star Trek fan films to be screened
Ken Feinberg joins Star Trek Fan Film Awards judges panel
•  Personnel Records
•  Library Computer
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  Belated November Birthdays
•  February & March Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
•   News from
  —  Star Trek: Bryan Fuller Named Showrunner of New Series
  Star Trek: Wrath of Khan Director Nicholas Meyer Joins New CBS Series as Writer and Producer
USS Republic Dinner & Treklanta March & April Staff Meetings

7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016
7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016
Marlow's Tavern
4156 Lavista Road, Tucker GA  30084
(678) 987-1197

All members and friends of the USS Republic, all current Treklanta directors and staff volunteers and most importantly, anyone who's interested in volunteering for Treklanta staff are cordially invited to attend either or both of our final two staff meetings before the convention, the first to be held on Saturday, March 19, and the second on Saturday, April 9.  Both will be held at Marlow's Tavern, adjacent to our convention host hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Northlake hotel in Tucker.  The purpose of these meetings is to recruit staff, assign departments, fill vacancies and answer any questions our volunteers may have about the convention in general or their duties in particular.  At the same time, we'll enjoy 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 for the March 19 meeting, please click "Join" on our Facebook event page.  We'll create a second event page for next month's meeting after this month's meeting.

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


Tracee Lee Cocco confirmed as Guest of Honor for Treklanta
Treklanta is delighted to announce that Tracee Lee Cocco has been confirmed to appear at our 2016 convention!  Treklanta is the annual Star Trek and space opera convention hosted by the USS Republic.
Ms. Cocco is an actress, model and stuntwoman who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.  She was most visibly seen as Lieutenant Jae, a regular background character on The Next Generation between the fourth and seventh seasons.  She was one of the background performers who also appeared in the three Next Generation feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection.  Ms. Cocco also worked as stand-in for Alice Krige (the Borg Queen) in Star Trek: First Contact.

In "Descent," Ms. Cocco played one of the Borg drones mentally damaged by Lore's experimentation.  On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, she could sometimes be seen in alien makeup in Quark's and played several aliens such as an Antican.  She was one of several regular background performers from Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager who participated in the filming of the interactive movie Star Trek: Borg; she is most notably seen as a Starfleet science officer visible in the corridor aboard the USS Cheyenne at the start of the movie.  She also appeared as an alien bar character in the 1996 video game Star Trek: Klingon.

Besides her work on Star Trek, Ms. Cocco was also featured as Marla in the daily soap General Hospital and as a regular lifeguard in several episodes of Baywatch.  Among her film work are the drama Gross Anatomy, the science fiction films Demolition Man, Barb Wire and Virtuosity, and the action comedy Bulletproof.  Following her background work in Demolition Man, Ms. Cocco was cast as the lead computer voice in the Demolition Man pinball game in 1994 and the 1995 video game Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy.

In the early 1990s, Ms. Cocco was part of the group of background regulars who made a promotional tour for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, appearing as a Ferengi.  She has continued to appear at conventions throughout the United States and was most recently a guest at the London Film & Comic Con in 2012.  Currently, Ms. Cocco is working as a dental hygienist in California.

Ms. Cocco will attend Treklanta's exclusive VIP Champagne Reception on Friday night of the convention, host a Q&A hour with her fans on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, serve as a judge for the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant on Saturday evening and serve as a presenter at the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards on Sunday afternoon.  She will also be available for autograph signings and portrait photo opps throughout the weekend.

Additional Guests of Honor include Mr. Carel Struycken (Mr. Homn from Star Trek: The Next Generation), Mr. Jack Stauffer (Lt. Bojay from Battlestar Galactica), Fan Guests of Honor Mr. & Mrs. John & Bjo Trimble (the "Saviors of Star Trek") and Author Guest of Honor Mr. Keith R. A. DeCandido, whose Star Trek writing credits are... well, enormous.  Treklanta will present live performances by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company, nerd rock band Hyperdrive and puppeteers Felt Nerdy, as well as Dirty Harry's Karaoke Cantina, our second annual Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show, Mr. Stauffer's "How Come I Never Got the Girl?" cabaret, our annual Treklanta Masquerade, the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Festival (presenting two dozen new fan films released in 2015), two tracks of programming devoted to Star Trek and space opera, and MUCH more.

Treklanta will be held April 15-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Northlake hotel in Tucker, Georgia.  Memberships are only $40 for adults, $20 for children 6 to 12, and free for kids under 6 (with registered adult).  Hotel rooms are only $91 a night. Prereg and book your room NOW at!
Treklanta announces independent Star Trek fan films to be screened

Treklanta is pleased to announce the 29 independent Star Trek fan films released in calendar year 2015 that will be screened at our Independent Star Trek Fan Film Festival at this year's convention.

Unlike all our previous conventions, where our film festivals were held in a small meeting room in the host hotel, this year's film festival will be held in the DoubleTree's hotel lobby in the area where they serve their continental breakfast each morning.  There is plenty of seating for all and because this area is outside the convention's paywall, any and all non-convention hotel guests in the lobby will be more than welcome to sit down and join us for these screenings, giving these films an additional measure of exposure they would not have otherwise received, and perhaps bringing a few of the guests into the convention itself!

The day and time of each film's screening will be published in the Treklanta program book.  In alphabetical order by series name, the films to be screened are as follows:

Release Date
Series Name
Run Time
Battlecruiser Kupok "Battle of Alawanir"
Dreadnought Dominion "Anchors Aweigh" and "Haunted"
Project: Potemkin "We Few..."
Project: Potemkin "Frazier's Angels"
Project: Potemkin "The Chair"
Project: Potemkin "Third Watch"
Project: Potemkin "Do No Harm"
Project: Potemkin "Ladies Night Out"
Star Trek Continues "The White Iris"
Star Trek Continues "Divided We Stand"
Star Trek: Antyllus "Together Alone"
Star Trek: Antyllus "The Continuing..."
Star Trek: Antyllus "Closure"
Star Trek: Eye of the Tempest Part 1
Star Trek: Eye of the Tempest Part 2
Star Trek: Intrepid "Transposition"
Star Trek: Natures Hunger "Why Toto Can't Join Starfleet"
Star Trek: Natures Hunger "The Starfleet Screw Up"
Star Trek: Natures Hunger "Scorned at the Captain's Table"
Star Trek: Reliant "The End of Change"
Star Trek: Renegades "Pilot"
Star Trek: The Romulan Wars "Arius"
Star Trek: The Romulan Wars "The Atlas"
Star Trek: Unity "The Never-Ending Sacrifice" Part 1*
Star Trek: Unity "The Never-Ending Sacrifice" Part 2
Star Trek: Unity "Right of Statement"
Star Trek: Unity "There and Back Again"
Star Trek: USS K'Ehleyr "Star Trek: Dark Horizon"
Starship Tristan "Moving Day"
Trek Isolation "A Great Responsibility"
* Part 1 of "The Never-Ending Sacrifice" was released in 2014 but is included here for the benefit of viewers of Part 2.

Treklanta will be held April 15-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Northlake hotel in Tucker, Georgia.  Memberships are only $40 for adults, $20 for children 6 to 12, and free for kids under 6 (with registered adult).  Hotel rooms are only $91 a night. Prereg and book your room NOW at!
Ken Feinberg joins Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards judges panel
Treklanta is pleased to announce that Ken Feinberg has joined our panel of judges for the 2016 Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards.  Treklanta is the annual Star Trek and space opera convention hosted by the USS Republic, and the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards were introduced at last year's convention.

The Atlanta native earned his degree in filmmaking, directing and writing from the University of Georgia with minors in Drama and Art.  For more than ten years, he has directed, written, acted in and produced acclaimed major plays, videos and short films in Los Angeles, New York, Orlando and Atlanta.

After working on both stage and screen in New York, Mr. Feinberg relocated to Los Angeles in the early '90s, where he continued to perform and write as a member of the prestigious Hollywood Repertory Company, Theater Geo and others.  It was in the Hollywood Repertory Company that he coauthored and produced the play Real Life Photographs, nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award.  In 1994, he returned to Atlanta, directing the Southeastern premieres of major Broadway award-winning shows: Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio and Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden.  Mr. Feinberg directed other acclaimed plays, including the world premieres of many original shows.  In 1996, he became the Artistic Director of New Leaf Productions, where he wrote and directed two popular shows: Schampagne and Shtik, a gala toast to Vaudeville, and the musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  He continues to write, having had a play published by Yale University Press: Peter and Wendy in Neverland, and his first novel, Basketball and Past Lives, which he's developing into a screenplay.

Returning to Los Angeles in 2001, Mr. Feinberg directed two other short films and three original theater shows.  In 2002, he completed shooting Coming Clean, a twelve-character ensemble romantic comedy which he developed, cowrote and directed.  He has appeared in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Alias and The District, and as the Alien Captain in the second-season Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Horizon."

Once again in Atlanta, Mr. Feinberg is currently the owner and director of Creative Studios of Atlanta, where he continues his love of developing original works that not only entertain, but also enlighten and educate.

Mr. Feinberg was a guest of honor at TrekTrax Atlanta (now Treklanta) in 2011 and 2013.  He joins previously seated judges Diana Dru Botsford, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Matthew M. Foster, Robert Greenberger, Emmett Plant, Rick Sternbach and Bjo Trimble.  The Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 17, at Treklanta.  Treklanta will be held April 15-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Northlake hotel in Tucker, Georgia.  Weekend memberships are only $40 for adults, $20 for children 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6 (with registered adult).  VIP Champagne Reception tickets are $30 for adults only.  All-inclusive Ambassador memberships are only $100 and hotel rooms are only $91 a night.  Prereg and book your room NOW at!
Schoen Bows Out as Judge
Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen, previously announced as a judge for the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards, has regretfully withdrawn from this year's panel of judges due to professional commitments.  He sends his best wishes for a successful convention.
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
This spectacular portrait of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast was taken by Jeffery Newbury for the cover of Entertainment Weekly in May 1994.  By popular demand, it was issued as a full-sized 18" x 24" poster later that year and became a must-have collectible for Star Trek fans around the world.  Shown left to right are, of course, Patrick Stewart, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis.
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Away Mission to Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
December 19, 2015
Members of the USS Republic who went on an away mission to a galaxy far, far away include (kneeling): ENS1 Richard Tucker, CDT4 Zarena Nova Tucker.  Standing, left to right: Ens Vicki Greve, (Ens) Theresa Watkins, ENS1 Zannetta Tucker, ENS3 John May, ENS3 Carly May, Matt Steinberg, Andrew Rawles, Ens Gaylen Greve, FCapt Eric L. Watts, ENS1 Sue Lin Lange.


Tuesday, November 10
CDT4 Zarena Nova Tucker

Monday, November 16
ENS1 Sue Lin Lange

Sunday, November 22
Ens Gaylen Greve

Friday, November 27
Ens Charles Brent Chapman

Friday, November 27
ENS1 Tracey S. Harwell

Saturday, November 28
ENS1 James P. Gronski

These members' dues expired or will expire in
February and March.  Please renew now!

ENS1 Nelson M. Barnhouse
Ens Daniel Cowart
Ens Vicki Greve
Ens Gaylen Greve
ENS2 Tracy O'Quinn
ENS1 Mark A. Ozanick
Lt JG Robert Louis Simon
ENS1 Marilyn Teague
ENS2 Robert Teague
ENS1 Chris White

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 March 5, 2016, the Republic crew includes 37 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
Ensign "Wolfy"

NEWS from
Star Trek: Bryan Fuller Named Showrunner of New Series
By Debra Birnbaum
February 9, 2016
Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller has found his next mission: showrunner and co-creator of CBS' new Star Trek series.
He'll serve as executive producer alongside Alex Kurtzman on the reboot of the sci-fi classic, Variety has learned.
A longtime fan of science fiction, Fuller began his career writing for Star Trek: Voyager (1997-2001) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1997).
"My very first experience of Star Trek is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls.  Before seeing a frame of the television series, the Star Trek universe lit my imagination on fire," said Fuller.  "It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand new iteration of Star Trek with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no Star Trek series has gone before."
The new series is set to bow on CBS in January 2017, then move to CBS's All Access digital subscription service.  It will be the first original series to launch on a broadcast network but air primarily on an SVOD service.
"Bringing Star Trek back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan's devoted care," said Kurtzman.  "His encyclopedic knowledge of Trek canon is surpassed only by his love for Gene Roddenberry's optimistic future, a vision that continues to guide us as we explore strange new worlds."
The creative plan is for the series to introduce new characters and civilizations, existing outside of the mythology charted by previous series and the current movie franchises.
Star Trek will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman's Secret Hideout banner.  Kurtzman, Fuller and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers.
"For the past 50 years, Star Trek has been a groundbreaking franchise that not only changed the landscape of television, but made a significant impact on pop culture," said David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios.  "When we began discussions about the series returning to television, we immediately knew that Bryan Fuller would be the ideal person to work alongside Alex Kurtzman to create a fresh and authentic take on this classic and timeless series.  Bryan is not only an extremely gifted writer, but a genuine fan of Star Trek.  Having someone at the helm with his gravitas who also understands and appreciates the significance of the franchise and the worldwide fan base was essential to us."
The latest iteration of Star Trek on TV is set to launch on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the original series premiere on Sept. 8, 1966, which was led by stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley.  Created by Gene Roddenberry and produced by Lucille Ball's Desilu Productions, Star Trek ran for three seasons on NBC but famously became far more popular in syndicated reruns than it ever was in its original primetime run.
Alongside Michael Green, Fuller also serves as executive producer, writer and showrunner on Starz's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved novel American Gods, which will begin production in Toronto this April.
© 2016 Variety Media LLC

Star Trek: Wrath of Khan Director Nicholas Meyer Joins New CBS Series as Writer and Producer
By Laura Prudom
February 26, 2016
Nicholas Meyer, who directed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, in addition to writing the screenplays for Undiscovered Country and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, has joined CBS Television Studios and Bryan Fuller's new Star Trek series as a consulting producer and writer, the network announced Friday.
"Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan 'round the Mutara Nebula and 'round Genesis' flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation.  We are thrilled to announce that one of Star Trek's greatest storytellers will be boldly returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new Trek writing staff," said Fuller in a statement.
As previously announced, the new series will launch with a special preview broadcast on CBS in early 2017, with all subsequent first-run episodes then bowing exclusively on CBS All Access, the network's digital SVOD and live streaming service.  The series is the first original show developed for CBS All Access.  Fuller will serve as showrunner for the new series, in addition to his duties on Starz's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's popular novel American Gods, which he executive produces alongside Michael Green.
Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will also executive produce the new iteration of Trek, which will be produced in association with Kurtzman's Secret Hideout banner.
The creative plan is for the series to introduce new characters and civilizations, existing outside of the mythology charted by previous series and the current movie franchises.
© 2016 Variety Media LLC
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