Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2012
Volume I
Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2nd Place, 2011, 2014. 2015
Number 96
Region 2 "Best Electronic Newsletter" Award, 2009
March (Early July) 2016
•  Friday, July 22: Away Mission to Star Trek Beyond
•  Tuesday, July 26: Markster Con Presents Star Trek Trivia

•  In Memoriam: ENS2 Robert Teague
•  J. G. Hertzler announced as Treklanta 2017 Guest of Honor
•  Autographed 8x10 glossy prints still available
•  Personnel Records
•  Classified Advertising
•  Library Computer
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  Belated March Birthdays

February Member Reenlistments
•  June & July Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
•  News from
— Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies at 27
•  News from
— Star Trek fan film guidelines defended by CBS official
Away Mission to Star Trek Beyond

Friday, July 22, 2016
Time and Location To Be Announced
SAVE 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 Page and in the next issue of The Republiqué.
Markster Con Presents Star Trek Trivia

8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Diesel Filling Station
870 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta GA  30306
(404) 815-1820
On 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!

In Memoriam: ENS2 Robert Teague
January 20, 1955 - June 30, 2016
The 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.

A 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 our
Facebook Page for additional details as soon as they are announced.  Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit.
J. G. Hertzler announced as first Treklanta 2017 Guest of Honor
Treklanta 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.
In 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 2017 convention.

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 web site.
Autographed 8x10 glossy prints still available
These 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 April.

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 web site and place your order today!  Make it so!
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!
Classified Advertising
FREE 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 by email or call (678) 350-5366.
Library Computer
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.
Recent Chapter Event Photos
AnachroCon  ||  February 26-28, 2016
The Atlanta Marriott Century Center  ||  Atlanta
Treklanta 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)
Captain 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)
Captain Watts with TimeGate Co-Chair Susan Rey (left) and TimeGate Con Suite Director Theresa Watkins (right) at the TimeGate fan table
Captain 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
See 14 photos from
this event on Flickr



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

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
Ensign "Wolfy"

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 July 3, 2016, the Republic crew includes 38 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 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.
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AS OF JULY 3, 2016

ENS1 Nelson M. Barnhouse

CDT3 Zarena Nova Tucker
Ensign "Wolfy"

NEWS from
Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies at 27
By Brent Lang, Alex Stedman
June 19, 2016
Anton 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.
"Actor 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."
The 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 mailbox pillar.
"It appears he had exited his car and was behind it when the vehicle rolled down a steep driveway," the LAPD said in a statement.
Police 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.
His 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.
Paramount 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."
Born 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.
As 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."
Yelchin 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.
After 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 artist—curious, beautiful, courageous.  He was a great pal and a great son.  I'm in ruins."
© 2016 Variety Media LLC

NEWS from
Star Trek fan film guidelines defended by CBS official
By Oliver Gettell
June 29, 2016
Star 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.
John 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.
"We've 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 fan productions.
Van Citters stressed that the guidelines were not designed to quash fan films, however.
"That's 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."
He 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."
Responding 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.
Van 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.
© 2016 Entertainment Weekly Inc.
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