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(Late May) 2016
Friday-Sunday, May 27-29: TimeGate
Friday-Sunday, June 10-12:
Sci-Fi Summer Con
Saturday, June 25: Potemkin
Pictures Open House 2016
Tuesday, July 26: Markster
Con Presents Star Trek Trivia
The 2016 Independent
Star Trek Fan Film Awards winners
Treklanta introduces Infinity
Treklanta 2016 souvenir
t-shirts still available
Recent Chapter Event Photos
& June Membership Renewals
About the Republic
For More Information
USS Republic Online
teaser trailer for Star
All Access series is here!
series won't simply be called "Star Trek"
the second Star
trailer we've been waiting for
breakdown of the second Star
J. Abrams: The Axanar
lawsuit is "going away"
May 27-29, 2016
Atlanta Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard NE
Atlanta GA 30345
is the annual Doctor Who and British media and culture
convention in Atlanta. Attendees come from all over
the Southeast, all over the nation and even from as far away
as England to take part in the festivities. Launched
in 2005, the convention hit its 10-year anniversary in 2015
with special guests Katy Manning and Michelle Gomez. Past
Doctor Who guests have included actors Colin Baker,
Sophie Aldred, Mary Tamm, John Levene, Colin Spaull and Caitlin
Blackwood; script editors Terrance Dicks and Andrew Cartmel;
composer Dominic Glynn; film editor Louis Robinson; and more. TimeGate's
Guests of Honor this year are Paul McGann, Terry Molloy, Nicholas
Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery. For more information
about this year's TimeGate, including membership prices, their
other guests and their planned schedule of events, please
visit their web
site and Facebook
USS Republic will have an official presence at TimeGate
this year. At last year's TimeGate, Republic
CO FCapt Eric L. Watts manned our fan table the entire
weekend by himself (see photo at right). How about we
help him out this year? Our most critical needs are
Friday evening and Saturday morning. Volunteers should
be able and willing to handle cash and accept credit card
payments on the Republic's behalf with their own mobile
devices (we'll provide the swiper and account access).
Please sign up for one or more two-hour duty shifts on our
Friday-Sunday, June 10-12, 2016
Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Center
6250 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta GA 30328
of May 1, Sci-Fi Summer Con has not announced any guests for
2016 or any programming events or activities that are not
cut-and-paste repeats from previous years. Any
plans for the Republic to have an official presence
at this year's SFSC are tentative at this point, and dependent
on the imminent announcement of any new guests and/or programming
events. We'll keep you updated on any new announcements
made by SFSC and whether or not we'll actually have a presence
there. In the meantime, please visit Sci-Fi Summer
site and Facebook
Event page for information about this year's convention.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Potemkin Pictures Studio 3A
1814 Tecumseh Circle
Pelham, Alabama 35124
Eric L. Watts and ENS1 Nelson M. Barnhouse with Project:
Potemkin cast and crewmembers at their last Open
House in 2013
Pictures is the film studio that produces the independent
Star Trek fan film series Project: Potemkin,
Battlecruiser Kupok, Starship Deimos, Starship
Endeavor and Starship Tristan. Come
tour the sets, chat with the cast and crew, and meet your
fellow fans! Previously located in Albany, Georgia,
the studio has recently relocated to Pelham, Alabama. The
USS Republic attended the studio's last Open House
in 2013 and looks forward to seeing the new sets this year.
No admission fee, no donations requested... it's completely
free for everyone! Pelham is just south of Birmingham,
about 175 miles west of Atlanta, or about three hours by car. Please
the Captain if you're interested in attending, carpooling
or possibly even room sharing overnight.
8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Diesel Filling Station
870 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta GA 30306
July 26, dust off your Star Trek brains cells and come
do battle with your fellow freaks and geeks! Diesel
Filling Station, known for its infamous weekly Nerd
Core Tuesday Trivia, is partnering with Markster
Con to offer Star Trek Trivia!
FREE! No admission charge; however, Diesel Filling
Station does have an extremely tasty menu and fully stocked
bar so bring your Federation credits or gold-pressed latinum
if you plan to indulge.
Event producer Markster Con, known for throwing the biggest
and geekiest nerd-themed parties in Atlanta, will be offering
up rewards just for attending.
Wear a Star Trek-inspired costume and get a free themed
shot, compliments of Diesel Filling Station!
Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards winners announced
2016 Independent Star
Trek Fan Film Awards were presented at and by Treklanta
on April 17, 2016, in Atlanta,
The 17 films selected for review were released during calendar
year 2015 and met a short list of eligibility requirements
as established by Treklanta.They include BattlecruiserKupok, "Battle of Alawanir;"
"Anchors Aweigh" and "Haunted;" Project:
Potemkin, "We Few...," "Frazier's Angels," "The Chair,"
"Third Watch," "Do No Harm" and "Ladies Night Out;" Star
Trek Continues, "The White Iris" and "Divided We Stand;"
Star Trek: Eye of the
Tempest; Star Trek:
Intrepid, "Transposition;" Star
Trek: Natures Hunger, "The Starfleet Screw Up," "Why Toto
Can't Join Starfleet" and "Scorned at the Captain's Table;"
Star Trek: Renegades,
"Pilot;" and Starship
Tristan, "Moving Day."
Chairman and Master of Ceremonies Eric L. Watts,
Guest of Honor and awards presenter Jack Stauffer,
award winner William C. Searcy, Guest of Honor and
awards presenter Tracee Lee Cocco, Guest of Honor
and awards presenter Bjo Trimble, Guest of Honor
and awards presenter John G. Trimble, Guest of Honor
and awards presenter Carel Struycken and Treklanta
Star Trek Programming Director and Master of Ceremonies
panel of judges included Diana DruBotsford, Keith R. A. DeCandido,
Ken Feinberg, Matthew M. Foster, Andrew Greenberg,
David Orange, Emmett Plant and Rick Sternbach.
The finalists in each of the 13 categories included in the
competition were announced on the Awards' Facebook
page in early April.The
winners announced at Treklanta are:
BEST SPECIAL & VISUAL EFFECTS Star Trek: Renegades, "Pilot"
Bing Bailey, Roland Baron, Keith Beltramini,
Matt Boardman, Chris Dawson, Keaira
Finlay, Justin Gates, Adrianne Grady, Marc Hampson,
Tommy Kraft, Gina Lockhart, Jon Macht,
Jose L. Marin, Julie McCartney, Kevin Quattro, Tobias Richter,
Ali Ries, Michael Struck, Ronnie
Vu, Jesse Woodward
BEST SOUND DESIGN, EDITING & MIXING Star Trek: Renegades, "Pilot"
Ralph M. Miller, Tom Haigh, Adrianne
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC Star Trek Continues, "The White Iris"
Andy Farber, George Duning, Gerald
Fried, Ivan Ditmars, Vic Mignogna
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING Star
Rick L. Baker, Jacqueline Goehner, Lisa Hansell, Kwame Head,
Corina Hernandez, Ryan T. Husk, Jyll King, Ana Laverde,
Christy Maurer, Monique Paredes, Tommy Pietch, Calli Rammel,
Vyvy Tran, Tim Vittetoe, Cody J. Wilkins, Aubriana Zurilgen
BEST COSTUMING Star Trek: Renegades, "Pilot"
Deborah Hartwell, Jodi Freeman, Chen Chheav
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Star
BEST GUEST ACTOR OR ACTRESS
"Amphidamas," Star Trek
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR OR ACTRESS
"Dr. Elise McKennah," Star
BEST LEAD ACTOR OR ACTRESS
"Mr. Spock," Star
BEST DIRECTOR Tim Russ Star
BEST ORIGINAL STORY OR SCREENPLAY Star Trek: Renegades, "Pilot"
Ethan H. Calk, Sky Douglas Conway, Jack Treviño
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
(30 minutes or less) Starship Tristan
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
(31 minutes or more) Star Trek Continues
"The White Iris"
summary, Star Trek: Renegades, "Pilot"
won seven of the thirteen awards (Best Special & Visual
Effects; Best Sound Design, Edting & Mixing; Best Makeup
& Hairstyling; Best Costuming; Best Production Design;
Best Director and Best Original Screenplay),
Star Trek Continues won five (Best Original Music,
Best Guest Actor or Actress, Best Supporting Actor or Actress,
Best Lead Actor or Actress and Best Dramatic Presentation,
Long Form) and Starship Tristan won one (Best Dramatic
Presentation, Short Form).
William C. Searcy, co-star of Starship Tristan and
writer of "Moving Day," accepted his award in
person at the ceremony on behalf of the producers. The
awards won by Star Trek: Renegades and Star Trek
Continues were shipped to Tim Russ and Vic Mignogna,
respectively, after the convention. The award plaques
were sponsored by Alec Peters and Axanar
is pleased to announce the introduction of our Infinity membership.
A Treklanta Infinity membership is, essentially, a lifetime
membership, and is valid for the lifetime of the member who
purchases it... or of the convention, whichever ends first.
Treklanta Infinity memberships are $500 and sales will
be limited to five. A Treklanta Infinity membership
includes a full three-day badge to the convention each year,
every year, for as long as Treklanta continues to hold conventions.
Treklanta Infinity memberships should not be confused with
our Guardian of Forever memberships, which were an exclusive,
limited-time offer available only during our first year of
existence, way back in late 2010 and early 2011. Guardian
of Forever memberships, which are no longer available for
sale, include a number of additional benefits that are not
included with an Infinity membership. Infinity memberships
should also not be confused with our Ambassador memberships,
which are a year-to-year, one-year-only "combo package" membership
that, until this year, has included a full three-day badge,
admission to our VIP champagne reception, a t-shirt, one celebrity
autograph and front-row seating at all our ballroom events.
Our Ambassador membership level is currently being revised
to include additional benefits; details about that will be
announced at a later date. T-shirts, autographs and
admission to our VIP reception are not included in an Infinity
membership but will be available to those members at additional
A Treklanta Infinity membership shall be for the sole and
exclusive use of the person who buys it. A Treklanta
Infinity membership may not be sold, assigned, bequeathed,
conveyed, donated, exchanged, gifted, given, granted, leased,
loaned, pledged, traded, transferred or used by any other
person for any reason whatsoever.
Your Infinity Membership Here:
PRICE OF $515.24 INCLUDES PAYPAL PROCESSING FEE
2016 souvenir t-shirts still available
you attend Treklanta last month but didn't manage to make
it to the Con Store? Or did you spend all your gold-pressed
latinum on autographs and in the Dealers Room? Or—perish
forbid!—did you miss the convention entirely? Never
fear, the t-shirts are here! We have a mostly complete
supply of sizes and colors still in stock, but only one left
in many of these size/color combinations. Don't wait
any longer to get YOUR limited edition, commemorative Treklanta
2016 souvenir t-shirt while supplies last!
T-shirts are a high-quality Gildan brand 50/50 polycot blend
with Treklanta 2016's Guests of Honor Carel Struycken, Jack
Stauffer, Tracee Lee Cocco and Bjo Trimble featured in a full
color design that includes the convention logo and date. All
t-shirts are only $20 postpaid.
Use the PayPal buttons below to order your desired t-shirt,
and be sure that the mailing address on your PayPal account
is current and valid. Your t-shirt will be shipped to
the address listed in your PayPal payment transaction receipt.
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!
Collins (Cmdr Will Decker) and Persis Khambatta (Lt. Ilia)
celebrate their 31st and 30th birthdays, respectively, on
Monday, October 2, 1978, during the filming of Star
Trek: The Motion Picture. Collins was born
on October 1, 1947, and Khambatta was born on October 2,
Chapter Event Photos CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE
Trek: The Ultimate Voyage Concert || January
Fabulous Fox Theatre || Atlanta
and friends of the USS Republic
enjoy a pre-concert dinner at the Broadway Diner in downtown
Atlanta just prior to the Star
Ultimate Voyage concert at the nearby Fabulous Fox Theater.
Left to right: "Ensign Wolfy," Andrew Rawles, CO FCapt
Eric L. Watts, ENS1 Sue Lin Lange, ENS1 Tracey Harwell and
(Ens) Theresa Watkins.
symphony concert included music from every incarnation of
including the original series, all subsequent television
series and all the films... even the Abrams movies.
concert included a huge filmscreen over the stage that showed
clips from whichever iteration of Star
that the music being played came from, along with narration
that some audience members felt was unnecessary at best
and excessive at worst.
and friends of the USS Republic
at the Star
Ultimate Voyage concert at the Fabulous Fox Theater in downtown
Atlanta. Left to right: Dan L. Collis, CO FCapt
Eric L. Watts, Lt. JG Lee Johnson, (Ens) Eve Gidion, Brantley
Moate, "Ensign Wolfy," ENS1 Sue Lin Lange, (Ens) Theresa
Watkins, Ens Kathy Graham Wynn, Keith Martin and Lt. JG
AND JUNE MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS These members' dues will expire in May
or June. Please renew now!
Ens Richard Blake
Ens Jeff Jansen
ENS1 Richard Tucker
ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker
CDT4 Zarena Nova Tucker
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 May 22, 2016, the Republic crew includes 40
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
instructions is on the "How to Join" page of our award-winning
teaser trailer for Star Trek All Access series is
May 18, 2016
it is—the first trailer for the new Star Trek series!
CBS' upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday,
the network showed off the first teaser for the new Star
Trek series on CBS All Access, which includes a new
Star Trek logo. An interesting new take
on the familiar Star Trek branding we've known
for decades, the words "Star Trek" glisten on top of a
distressed Starfleet insignia.
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addition to the updated branding, the teaser concluded with
the words: "New Crews. New Villains. New
Heroes. New Worlds."
interesting takeaway from that final line is the pluralization
of "crews," which may or may not fuel the rumors that each
season of the new series will showcase a different crew—a
totally new take on the Star Trek television concept.
has launched a web site to promote the new series. Visit
the site by clicking the image below.
first episode of the new series will premiere with a broadcast
TV special on CBS. That episode and all subsequent
episodes will be exclusively shown in the U.S. on the video
streaming service CBS All Access.
Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Rod Roddenberry have been announced
as executive producers, with Nicholas Meyer (director of
The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country
and co-writer of The Voyage Home) is serving as a
writer and consulting producer.
the logo in the first teaser trailer plainly says "Star
Trek," we've received word that a more specific title for
the new series will be unveiled at a later date.
like the previous live action installments of Star
Trek on television, the new show will distinguish
itself from those, according to a report on Variety,
the logo simply says 'Star Trek,' Variety has learned
that the series will have a more specific title to be unveiled
at a later date. Later installments in the Star
Trek television franchise had titles that differentiated
them from the original series—Star Trek: The Next Generation,
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager
and Star Trek: Enterprise.
the second Star Trek Beyond trailer we've been waiting
By TrekNews.net Staff
May 21, 2016
Star Trek Beyond trailer
it is! The highly anticipated second trailer for this
summer's Star Trek Beyond!
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the release of the first action-heavy trailer, featuring
the Beastie Boys' song "Sabotage," dropped in December 2015,
many criticized the film as being "The Fast and the Furious
in space." Star Trek Beyond co-writer and star
Simon Pegg said that premature evaluation was "reductive,
by Justin Lin; written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto
Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McCay; Star Trek Beyond
stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban,
Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba and Sofia
Boutella. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on
breakdown of the second Star Trek Beyond trailer
May 21, 2016
second trailer for Star Trek Beyond premiered at
the fan event in Los Angeles on Friday night, and then dropped
online shortly after. Here is a look at what we see
and what we could expect.
trailer begins with the Enterprise approaching
a planet, with a voiceover from Kirk talking about his
father and their different reasons for joining Starfleet.
We see that he's talking to Doctor McCoy, who muses
that Kirk is wondering what it means to be himself instead
of trying to live up to his father.
then transition to various scenes, with a voiceover from
Shohreh Agdashloo's character. She says that
it's common to get lost in the vastness of space, with
no one to rely on but yourself, your ship and your crew.
Kirk may be about to lose those things, as the next
clip shows the Enterprise being attacked by a swarm.
Aliens board the Enterprise, and Kirk gives
the order to abandon ship. The crew ejects
in escape pods, and we see Sulu's get attacked by one
of the alien vessels/creatures. The Enterprise
is destroyed as they watch.
next see Scotty down on the planet with Sofia Boutella's
alien character, Jaylah. She claims to know why
everyone on the planet is there. It cuts to Uhura
speaking to the villain, saying that Kirk will come for
them and won't be merciful. "I am counting on it,"
the alien replies. There are shots of Federation
citizens on either Earth or another Federation planet
running from alien attackers.
following exchange between Spock and Bones happens on
what appears to be the planet the Enterprise was
"Fear of death is illogical."
"Fear of death is what keeps us alive."
are more action shots; the crew appears to be fighting
for their lives. Perhaps Kirk is trying to mount
a rescue to retrieve them. Uhura and Sulu at least
appear to be with the villain, along with the larger part
of Enterprise's crew. Spock and Bones are
together, while Scotty is with Jaylah, who seems to be
is not your strength. It's a weakness," we hear
Idris Elba's character say. As we gathered from
the first trailer, he has a serious grudge against the
Federation. From what we see, it may be for good
final seconds of the trailer show Kirk captaining another
ship with some of the crew and ordering them to fire,
and a variety of other action and battle shots. The
final scene we see is lighthearted, with Jaylah casually
sitting in the captain's chair while Kirk's crew watches
apprehensively. Scotty says, "He likes that seat."
this trailer and the previous one, it seems that Star
Trek Beyond will be focused on an antagonist who wants
to destroy the Federation based on a long-standing grudge.
It's not clear yet what that is, but we get hints
of it. He sees unity as a weakness, perhaps
implying that the Federation has gotten too big and that
is a disadvantage. Maybe the Federation has been
an unwelcome interference with the species and planet
we see in the trailer.
the very least, this movie is destroying the Enterprise,
splitting the crew up and forcing them to question themselves,
their values and those of the Federation, and get pushed
to the limits to survive. It looks like we'll get
moral grey areas, and like we'll be confronted with the
possibility that the Federation's ideals may not be for
and CBS ending lawsuit against Star Trek: Axanar
to fans and members of the media in attendance at the Star
Trek Beyond fan event on Friday night, J. J. Abrams
addressed the status of the Paramount and CBS lawsuit against
the crowdfunded film Star Trek: Axanar.
few months back there was a fan movie—Axanar—that
was being made and there was a lawsuit that happened between
the studio and these fans and [Star Trek Beyond director]
Justin [Lin] was sort of outraged as a longtime fan. We
started talking about it and we realized that this was not
an appropriate way to deal with the fans. The fans
should be celebrating this thing, like you're saying right
now," Abrams said, when asked about the Axanar
all—fans of Star Trek—are part of this world. So
we went to the studio and pushed them to stop this lawsuit
and now, within the next few weeks, it will be announced
that this is going away."