Friday, July 22: Away Mission
to Star Trek Beyond
Tuesday, July 26:
Markster Con Presents Star Trek Trivia
In Memoriam: ENS2
J. G. Hertzler announced
as Treklanta 2017 Guest of Honor
Autographed 8x10 glossy
prints still available
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Belated March Birthdays
& July Membership Renewals
About the Republic
For More Information
USS Republic Online
Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies at 27
News from EntertainmentWeekly.com
Trek fan film guidelines defended by CBS official
Mission to Star Trek Beyond
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time and Location To Be Announced
THE DATE and make plans to join the USS Republic on
an away mission to see the brand new Star Trek feature
film Star Trek Beyond on its opening day at a time
and location to be announced.
This away mission will NOT be held at the Regal Hollywood
Stadium 24 in Chamblee, where the Republic has attended
dozens of movie premieres in the past. After three
in-person visits to the Regal and an exchange of email correspondence
with its general manager Ronald Murphy in June, the Republic
was unable to secure permission from Regal Cinemas' corporate
headquarters in Tennessee to stage any type of promotional
appearance inside the lobby of the theater. To
be clear, Mr. Murphy would personally love to have us back,
but Regal corporate would not allow any type of fan club promotion
on its premises. We are disappointed at Regal's
refusal to work with us for a joint promotion of the film
and the club.
USS Republic CO FCapt Eric L. Watts is currently
in the process of contacting other local theaters in an attempt
to find one that will allow us to set up a promotional table
in their lobby during the movie's opening weekend. If
and when such an agreement is reached, the time and location
of our group screening, as well as fan table shifts for the
weekend, will be announced on our Facebook
and in the next issue of The Republiqué.
Con Presents Star Trek Trivia
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!
Memoriam: ENS2 Robert Teague
January 20, 1955 - June 30, 2016
USS Republic is deeply saddened to announce that Ensign
2nd Class Robert Guy Teague, a member in good standing
since 2009, has been lost in the line of duty after a prolonged
illness. Ensign Robert was 61.
Ensign Robert's wife of 28 years, Ensign 1st Class Marilyn
Teague, and his stepson, Ensign 1st Class Christopher
Kirk White (Ensign Marilyn's son from a previous marriage),
joined the Republic in 2008. Ensign Robert joined
the following year and is survived by Ensign Marilyn. Ensign
Chris passed away in February 2015.
Ensign Robert was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme,
a form of brain cancer, in April. He was admitted to
and treated by two hospitals before accepting home hospice
in June. He passed away early last Thursday morning.
The USS Republic sends its sincerest condolences to
Ensign Marilyn and her family, friends and loved ones.
memorial service for Ensign Robert will be held at F. L. Sims
Funeral Home in Smyrna on a date to be announced. If
you would like to help with Ensign Robert's final funeral
expenses, please visit and donate
at Ensign Marilyn's GoFundMe page. Check
for additional details as soon as they are announced. Ad
eundum quo nemo ante iit.
G. Hertzler announced as first Treklanta 2017 Guest of Honor
is delighted to announce that Mr. J. G. Hertzler
will attend our 2017 convention as Guest of Honor!
John Garman "J. G." Hertzler, from Savannah, Georgia, has
portrayed many different roles on several Star Trek
series. He is one of only five actors to play seven
or more different characters in the Star Trek franchise. Hertzler's
best-known role is Martok, whom he played for four seasons
on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also played
the Vulcan Captain, Roy Ritterhouse and Laas in the Star
Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Emissary," "Far Beyond
the Stars" and "Chimera," respectively; the Hirogen Hunter
in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Tsunkatse;" and
Advocate Kolos and the Klingon Captain in the Star Trek:
Enterprise episodes "Judgment" and "Borderland," respectively.
He also played Koval in the 2007 Star Trek
fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Admiral Samuel
Travis in the 2014 award-winning Star Trek fan film
Prelude to Axanar.
addition, Hertzler has provided voiceover roles on several
Star Trek computer games, including Star Trek:
Armada and Star Trek: Armada II as the voice of Martok.
He also wrote the continuation of that character's story
in The Left Hand of Destiny novel with Jeffrey Lang.
Hertzler made his film debut in the 1978 independent horror
film The Redeemer: Son of Satan!, then appeared in
the Academy Award-nominated film ...And Justice for All.
In the 1970s and 1980s, however, he worked primarily
on stage, including a stint on Broadway in an adaptation of
the Greek tragedy The Bacchae.
One of Hertzler's first major television roles was a guest
spot in the 1990 Quantum Leap episode "Sea Bride -
June 3, 1954." He then became a regular on the 1990s
series Zorro, playing Alcalde Ignacio de Soto during
the show's third and fourth seasons. He has since guest-starred
on such shows as The Adventures of Brisco Country Jr.;
Diagnosis Murder; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman;
Seinfeld; Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman;
Charmed; Roswell; and Touched by an Angel.
Hertzler also had a recurring role as a gallery owner
on the HBO series Six Feet Under. His other TV
credits include the role of Black Dog in the 1994 family-oriented
fantasy TV movie Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins,
as well as roles in the 1996 mini-series Innocent Victims
and the biographical TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley.
In addition to his film and television work, Hertzler
has supplied his voice to a number of video games, in addition
to the Star Trek games mentioned above. He and
his Deep Space Nine co-star Armin Shimerman both had
voiceover roles in the 2007 computer game BioShock.
More recently, Hertzler voiced Captain Benjamin Mathius
in the computer game Dead Space.
In November 2013, he was elected to the town board of Ulysses,
New York, a suburb of Ithaca, twenty minutes south of a town
called Romulus. He has been residing in Trumansburg,
New York, and worked for a time as a theater and film department
adjunct professor at Cornell University.
Hertzler will attend our VIP Champagne Reception, serve as
a judge for the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant and as
a presenter for the third annual Independent Star Trek
Fan Film Awards, host two Q&A hours on Saturday and Sunday
afternoons, sign autographs and be available for photo opps.
He has also agreed to guest-star in any independent
Star Trek fan film vignette that may be filmed at our
Treklanta will be held April 28-30, 2017. Make plans
now to come see this versatile actor who has been an important
part of the Star Trek phenomenon for twenty years! Weekend
Memberships, Ambassador Memberships and Infinity Memberships
are now available on the Treklanta
8x10 glossy prints still available
full-color 8x10 glossy prints of Tuvok from Star Trek:
Voyager and Lursa from Star Trek: Generations
were autographed by Tim Russ and Barbara March
at our very first TrekTrax Atlanta convention way back in
2011. Two different versions of a standing Tuvok are
available while Lursa sits majestically in her command chair. Since
appearing as our very first Guest of Honor five years ago,
Mr. Russ has since directed and starred in the award-winning
independent fan film Star Trek: Renegades, which
won seven of thirteen awards presented at the 2016 Independent
Star Trek Fan Film Festival at Treklanta this past
Your purchase of one or more autographed glossy prints supports
the convention by helping us keep membership prices as low
as possible while still bringing you the most exciting guests.
These prints make great gifts for the Star Trek
fan in your life! Only $20.00 each, including shipping
in a plastic sheet protector inside a sturdy envelope to
prevent bending and/or folding. Please visit the MERCHANDISE
page on the Treklanta
and place your order today! Make it so!
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!
special going on in your life? Submit
your Personnel Record for publication in the next
issue of The Republiqué!
FIREWOOD! 50% of it is split and cured,
the other 50% needs to be split. Located off Montreal
Road in Decatur. Contact ENS1 Mark
A. Ozanick for details and to make proper arrangements
or call (678) 350-5366.
CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE
TREK II: THE CHILD OF KHAN
originally had a child. In Star Trek II: The Wrath
of Khan, the child first appears as Terrell and Chekov
come upon the Botany Bay; Chekov sees the kid through
a window briefly, and then the child scurries away. It's
a moment of added tension as the two examine the wreckage
of the ancient ship.
The baby doesn't show up again until the very end, and his
return comes at a very sobering time. As the USS Reliant
is in ruins, as Khan is all but defeated, he activates the
Genesis Device, which still sits on the transporter pad.
Attracted by the bright lights, the baby crawls towards
the device... which then detonates, turning the Mutara Nebula
into the Genesis Planet and killing everybody.
Chapter Event Photos
CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE
AnachroCon || February
Atlanta Marriott Century Center || Atlanta
Chairman & USS Republic
CO FCapt Eric L. Watts at the Treklanta & Republic
fan table (left) and inspecting the goods with Steps in
Tyme Designs' R. J. Foster in the Dealers Room (right)
Watts with ENS1 Sue Lin Lange and Ensign "Wolfy"
in the AnachroCon Dealers Room (left) and OutlantaCon Chairman
Ed DeGruy at the OutlantaCon fan table (right)
Watts with TimeGate Co-Chair Susan Rey (left) and TimeGate
Con Suite Director Theresa Watkins (right) at the TimeGate
Watts with AnachroCon Con Suite staff volunteer Terry Thacker
in the Anachron Con Suite (left) and AnachroCon co-founder
Charles H. Strobel (right) outside the AnachroCon Con Suite
Monday, March 7
Ens Kathy Graham Wynn
Wednesday, March 23
ENS1 Wilford B. Sims
Sunday, March 27
Ens Christopher M. Jones
Wednesday, March 30
ENS3 John May
These members renewed their SFI and chapter
dues in February. Thank you!
Adm Michael Henigan
Adm Kelly S. Hilliard
AND JULY MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
These members' dues expired in June or will expire
in July. Please renew now!
Ens Richard Blake
Adm Michael Henigan
Adm Kelly S. Hilliard
Ens Jeff Jansen
ENS1 Sue Lin Lange
ENS1 Michael Shipley
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 July 3, 2016, the Republic crew includes 38
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
and Republic membership dues are $10 each for one
person ($20 total) and are typically remitted as a single
payment to the Republic. STARFLEET offers
family discounts for additional members as shown below. Additional
information about membership options, amounts due for
additional family members, payment options and instructions
for other forms of payment is on the "How to Join" page
of our award-winning web site.
PAYPAL FEES APPLY
Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies
By Brent Lang, Alex Stedman
June 19, 2016
Yelchin, known for roles in Star Trek and Alpha
Dog, died early [June 19] in a freak accident, a spokeswoman
confirmed to Variety. He was 27.
Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early
this morning," said a statement from his representative.
"His family requests you respect their privacy
at this time."
LAPD said he was pinned by his own car at his Studio City
home. Friends apparently became concerned when Yelchin
did not show up for a band performance. They
found him at his home pinned between his car and a brick
appears he had exited his car and was behind it when the
vehicle rolled down a steep driveway," the LAPD said
in a statement.
reportedly told TMZ that the engine was still running when
he was found, and that his car was in neutral. It's
not clear why he got out of his car with the engine running.
most prominent role was as Pavel Chekov, the Russian ensign
in the rebooted Star Trek film series. The
most recent film in the franchise, Star Trek Beyond,
debuts on July 22.
Pictures released a statement saying, "All of us at
Paramount join the world in morning the untimely passing
of Anton Yelchin. As a member of the Star Trek
family, he was beloved by so many and he will missed by
all. We share our deepest condolences with his mother,
father and family."
in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, Yelchin and his
family emigrated to the United States when he was just six
months old, seeking political asylum. His parents
were both star figure skaters. He began acting at
an early age, launching his professional career as a 9-year-old.
He impressed critics and audiences with a series of
prominent roles, holding his own against the likes of Anthony
Hopkins and Robin Williams while playing shy or emotionally
damaged kids in the likes of House of D and Hearts
in Atlantis. For two seasons, he co-starred opposite
Hank Azaria in the Showtime series Huff, playing
a precocious teenager whose life is upended by his father's
personal and professional crisis.
a young adult, he justified that early acclaim, turning
in mature, sensitively wrought performances as the drug-peddling
title character in Charlie Bartlett and as Jacob,
a lovelorn college student in Drake Doremus' Like Crazy.
In the Los Angeles Times, critic Kenneth Turan
praised Yelchin's work in Like Crazy as "fearless."
also brushed with mainstream success, appearing in Terminator
Salvation and doing voice work on The Smurfs
movies. Critics noted that his performance in
Odd Thomas, based on the Dean Koontz book, was superior
to the rest of the movie.
news of Yelchin's death broke Sunday, John Cho, who worked
with Yelchin on Star Trek, tweeted, "I loved
Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artistcurious,
beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great
son. I'm in ruins."
Trek fan film guidelines defended by CBS official
By Oliver Gettell
June 29, 2016
Trek fan films will be still able to live long and prosper
in the wake of last week's announcement of official guidelines
governing such productions, according to a CBS official.
Van Citters, vice president of product development for CBS
Consumer Products, joined the latest episode of Engage:
The Official Star Trek Podcast to discuss the
new guidelines, which have been criticized by some Trek
fans and embraced by others.
seen an explosion of fan films in recent years, and we know
that these come from a place of very deep love for Star
Trek," Van Citters said. But due to increasingly
sophisticated and accessible filmmaking tools as well as
the rise of crowdfunding, rights holders CBS and Paramount
felt the need to clarify the line between professional and
Citters stressed that the guidelines were not designed to
quash fan films, however.
not what we're trying to do here," he said. "They're
not intended to end fan films, but with the explosion of
crowdfunding, abuses have very definitely crept into the
process. For many, it became more about the item that
you were donating to get than it was about supporting a
fan production for its own sake."
continued, "The productions started spiraling larger
and larger. There's something of an arms race
about how many Hollywood names could be attached, how many
people that have previously worked on Trek, how many
famous actors could you involve. And that's not really
in the spirit of fan fiction."
to compiled fan questions, Van Citters explained that CBS
won't be going after pre-existing Star Trek fan films
which don't adhere to the new guidelines, nor will it be
actively reviewing and policing new ones for compliance.
Citters also said the fan film guidelines are "a separate
issue" from the high-profile Star Trek fan film
Axanar, which is the subject of a copyright lawsuit
filed by CBS and Paramount last year. He declined
to comment on pending litigation but confirmed that discussions
toward a possible settlement are ongoing.