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(Early September) 2016
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For the Love of Spock Sat.,
Sept. 17: 11th Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge
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Fuller reveals new Star
Trek: Discovery details
Mission: For the Love of Spock
9:00 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30306
THE FILM'S TRAILER HERE
A TWO-MINUTE CLIP HERE
the USS Republic for an away mission to the Plaza Theatre
to see Adam Nimoy's much-anticipated documentary, For the
Love of Spock, as the world celebrates the 50th annivesary
of Star Trek, the phenomenon that Leonard Nimoy helped
bring to life.
"I was thrilled to be a part of For the Love of Spock,"
said Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the J. J. Abrams Star
Trek films. "I think Adam really captured a lot
about his father that even I didn't know, in terms of his
journey and his relationship with the character. I feel
like Adam brought his whole heart and all of his talent to
bear on what turned out to be a really lovely tribute to his
dad, but also a lovely tribute to Spock and to the fans. I
think people will really, really love the movie."
For the Love of Spock was intended as a father-son
project that would be timed to Star Trek's 50th anniversary,
but it morphed into something different upon Leonard's death
in early 2015. The finished documentary explores Leonard's
time as Spock, the life and legacy of the actor and his iconic
character, the fascinating father-son relationship between
Leonard and Adam, and also Adam's personal evolution. It
features interviews with the elder Nimoy's family members;
many of his colleagues, among them William Shatner, George
Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, J. J. Abrams and Quinto;
and admirers spanning from everyday fans to Jason Alexander,
Jim Parsons and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Tickets for the film at the Plaza Theatre are $12 for adults
and $9 for seniors and children. Purchase your
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6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016
1936 Piedmont Circle, Atlanta GA 30324
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2015 Bowling Challenge was a lot of fun for all who
attended. The Port Siders: FCapt Eric L.
Watts, Lt JG Lee Johnson, Bunny "S." and Ens Vicki
Greve played two games against The Starboarders: Lt
JG Tiffany Johnson, ENS1 Todd Dissinger, Ryan Laek
and Ens Gaylen Greve.
USS Republic for our Eleventh Annual STARFLEET Bowling
Challenge! We once again challenge the Klingon
Assault Group and the Georgia
501st to this longstanding annual event... we'll see
who shows up to meet us in the alley!
The game fee is $20.00 per person for two hours of
bowling and includes shoe rental. CASH ONLY,
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paid for the lane rental. We have rented two lanes
for two hours which accommodate up to six players each. Please
RSVP if you plan to attend so we can add lanes if necessary. Please
arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to pay for play, get your shoes
and choose your ball. First ball rolls promptly at 7:00
p.m., so please arrive early and be ready to roll (literally)
at 7:00 p.m. Midtown
Bowl's food grill offers a broad range of menu items
and adult beverages are available at the full-service bar.
2007 Bowling Challenge was a huge media event with
lots of TV cameras and all the challenges since then have
been just as much fun, if perhaps not as well-attended. Plan
to wear your best Star Trek costume or your USS Republic
sport shirt or chapter t-shirt for this fun-filled family-friendly
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2016 souvenir t-shirts still available
you attend this year's Treklanta 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
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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
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Academy Course Completions
to ENS3 Vicki Greve, who received a grade
of DISTINCTION for the STARFLEET Academy course "Basic
Security Officers Course" from the Institute of
Military Studies College of Security, completed on June
to ENS3 Vicki Greve, who received a grade
of DISTINCTION for the STARFLEET Academy course "TOS
Rank Recognition" from the Institute of Military
Studies College of Security, completed on June 4, 2016.
to ENS3 Vicki Greve, who received a grade
of HONORS for the STARFLEET Academy course "Basic
Doctorate" from the Institute of Life Science Studies
College of Medicine, completed on August 18, 2016.
to Ens James King, who received a grade of HONORS
for the STARFLEET Academy course "History & Government"
from the Institute of Alien Studies Klingon Warrior
Academy, completed on August 3, 2016.
to Ens James King, who received a grade of DISTINCTION
for the STARFLEET Academy course "Pre-19th Century Pioneers"
from the Institute of Science & Technology College
of Engineering, completed on August 4, 2016.
International Individual Awards
to FCapt Eric L. Watts, who received the Order
of Darmok and Jalad, 3rd Class, awarded for a signficant
act of friendship or outreach shown to a fellow STARFLEET
member or for outreach to their community on behalf
of their chapter, region or STARFLEET; at the STARFLEET
International Conference, on August 14, 2016.
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
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Trek Into Darkness screenwriter
Damon Lindelof regrets "gratuitous" Alice Eve
Star Trek Into Darkness screenwriter Damon Lindelof
could go back in time through some wormhole, there's one major
change he'd make to the script.
Amid some criticism over a scene in the sci-fi flick that
has Alice Eve's Dr. Carol Marcus stripping down to her underwear
on the flimsiest of pretexts, Linedlof apologized for the
"I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job
of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely
clothed actress," Lindelof, who co-wrote the script with Roberto
Orci and Alex Kurtzman, said in a mea culpa on Twitter.
Lindelof's apology comes after the scene of Eve in her unmentionables,
overshadowed the eye-popping action scenes in the film's first
trailer and became the talk of the Internet.
After seeing the finished movie, online reviewer Jill Pantozzi
wrote of Eve's weapons specialist: "Suffice to say, her purpose
in the film was minimal and they made her stand around in
underwear for absolutely no reason. We didn't even see
an actual display of the intelligence she was touted to have."
That sort of scene, however, has long been a staple of sci-fi
and action movies, which has traditionally catered toward
younger male demographics. Even Sigourney Weaver, the
matriarch of kick-ass sci-fi heroines, shed her clothes to
dispatch the title creature in 1979's Alien. And
Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia's metal bikini in Return
of the Jedi is still the talk of 12 parsecs.
Eve herself told The Daily News after the film's London
premiere that she wasn't particularly surprised by the demands
of the scene—though she clearly seemed to prefer avoid answering
the same question in every single interview.
"I think the nature of what we do is visual and so all of
us are subject to typecasting," the Oxford-educated actress
told the News.
"I think (director) J, J. Abrams very carefully and decidedly
walks the line between allowing audiences to have what they
expect from cinema, which is to have these paradigms, but
also to try to slightly adjust tired stereotypes.
"So he gives us strength. And he does it for men,
too. There's vulnerability in all humanity and that
vulnerability doesn't just belong to women."
Did you notice "that every man in this movie cries," she added.
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Dinner & Treklanta Staff Meeting || March
Tavern || Tucker, Georgia
& USS Republic
CO FCapt Eric L. Watts, Director of Operations Ens Matt
Steinberg, Rachel Evans
(facing forward): Staff volunteers ENS1 James P. Gronski,
ENS1 Leslie C. Gronski, Ens Kathy Graham Wynn, (Ens) Theresa
Watkins; (facing away): Rachel Evans, Director of Operations
Ens Matt Steinberg.
Right (facing forward): Staff volunteers Ens Kathy Graham
Wynn, (Ens) Theresa Watkins, Director of Photography Ken
Lackner; (facing away): Director of Operations Ens Matt
Steinberg, Chairman FCapt Eric L. Watts, Guest Services
& Transportation staff volunteer Amanda McGowan.
On-Site Registration staff volunteer Lt. Cmdr Diane Ruhland,
Director of On-Site Registration VAdm Russell D. Ruhland.
Right: Director of Photography Ken Lackner, Guest Services
& Transportation staff volunteer Amanda McGowan, Chairman
FCapt Eric L. Watts, Director of Operations Ens Matt Steinberg.
Staff volunteers ENS1 James P. Gronski, ENS1 Leslie C. Gronski,
Ens Kathy Graham Wynn, (Ens) Theresa Watkins.
Right: Staff volunteers Ens Kathy Graham Wynn, (Ens) Theresa
Watkins, Director of Photography Ken Lackner, Chairman FCapt
Eric L. Watts, Director of Operations Ens Matt Steinberg.
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Fuller reveals new Star Trek: Discovery details
By John Duchak
August 28, 2016
Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller on August 27th
called in to radio show Nerd World Report with Hop and
Herc to talk about the new series. He touched
on the tradition of calling the second-in-command "Number
One," music production and deciding upon the timeline for
the show (Kelvin or Prime).
revealed that the show's main character, who was previously
revealed to be a female lieutenant commander (with caveats),
would be the USS Discovery's first officer and would
be referred to as "Number One" as an homage to Majel Barret
Roddenberry's character from Star Trek's first pilot,
"The Cage." Fuller would not say exactly when during
the series we will learn the actual name of the character,
but that it would be during the first season. Fuller,
dodging the question of whether it would be in the pilot,
quoted Spock from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
by concluding his remarks on the subject by saying, "If
minutes were hours...."
on Discovery's protagonist, Fuller remarked, "When
we introduce our protagonist, she is called Number One for
that very reason, in honor of Majel Barrett's character
in the original pilot. And as we were first talking
about the series and talking to CBS, we said initially,
we will only call this character Number One, because in
the '60s, in the first pilot, Gene Roddenberry was very
progressive, and he had a female first officer, and CBS
[sic] executives at the time said America is not ready for
a female in a command position."
the series featuring this new Number One as its protagonist,
it will be an ensemble cast.
vs. Kelvin timeline
said that when he and executive producer Alex Kurtzman were
initially developing the story, they felt it could take
place in either timeline and that, in his opinion, the timelines
were inconsequential to the story they wanted to tell. However,
Fuller noted that he and Kurtzman had decided to set Discovery
in the Prime timeline in order to keep the new series independent
of the films. As a matter of practicality, the
writing staff for Discovery would therefore not need
to keep track of what the writers associated with the films
were doing, and vice versa.
felt that there was something nice about setting Discovery
in the Prime timeline, as there are so many aspects of the
original series that would be fun to explore with updated
has stated in previous comments that Discovery would
"reimagine" Star Trek. When pressed for specifics,
Fuller mentioned that one of the cool things they get to
do with the show is reimagine all of the alien species that
the audience has seen before in Star Trek. Fuller,
along with the show's writing staff, wanted to do something
a little unique with the look of aliens.
on this, Fuller said, "It's fun for all of us who have fetishized
the look of these species over the years of watching Star
Trek, and it's fun for us to put a new spin on old favorites."
When specifically pressed about the look of the Klingons
in Discovery and whether they would have forehead
ridges or look like they did in the original series, Fuller
would not comment.
Fuller said, "We're going to try to achieve a new look for
Star Trek that is very much Star Trek, but
also our interpretation of Star Trek. And I
love [for] each of the shows I work on to have a distinct
esthetic. So being able to apply the color palette
of some of these, whether it's Hannibal or Pushing
Daisies, and going a different direction with science
fiction, it just felt like it was a good place to start
our signature look for the Star Trek universe and
work our way forward as we continue to tell stories."
the time frame of ten years before the original series,
Fuller said that the crew's uniforms would be completely
different than those seen in "The Cage." Fuller
continued, "I think that when you see [the uniform], I can
tell you specifically what the influences are, and that
the styles that they adopted were a transporter accident
in their approach. A happy transporter accident. I
think when you see the design, you'll say, "It's a little
bit of this, it's a little bit of that."
up a wardrobe test that occurred recently, he said, "It
was interesting to think, Okay, we need to take these colors,
and we have to put them against the bulkhead that has the
ship colors, and see what's going to be the best-looking
aesthetic for the show. So, taking the sets and wardrobe
and lighting into effect."
production as it stands today
noted that the show's pilot would be a two-part episode,
with the first hour written by he and Alex Kurtzman, while
the second hour was written by Nicholas Meyer. Fuller
did not reveal whether the show's two-hour pilot would air
all at once or be broken up into two episodes.
of the 13 episodes of the show's first season, Fuller said
that the scripts had been written for the first three episodes.
Script outlines have been developed for episodes four
and five, but they are not complete yet. However,
Fuller and his writing team have fleshed out the story arc
for the entire first season. Story concepts have been
developed for the remaining episodes.
noted that Star Trek has primarily been episodic,
with the exception of the Dominion War arc on Deep Space
Nine. He said that Discovery will be very
different from the majority of Star Trek, as it will
previously reported, CBS has ordered a 13-episode first
season of Discovery. Fuller strongly recommended
against doing 26-episode seasons as other Star Trek
shows have done, noting that he thought it would fatigue
the show. Fuller's ideal season would be ten episodes,
but that the future beyond season one of Discovery
changes weekly, so the episode orders for additional seasons
have yet to be determined.
CBS All Access, Fuller stated that, "We're talking about
all sorts of things that we could do to keep Star Trek
interesting for subscribers to CBS All Access," but he did
not go into specifics.
remains in its early stages, with Fuller noting that they
had met with some great actors. Fuller revealed that
there is of course some people he has previously worked
with that he would love to see on Discovery. Fuller
hoped that they would have something to say in regards to
casting announcements in early October, but that is not
whether Discovery would reuse, or pay homage to,
any of the original series's iconic themes, he agreed that
it would be cool to use them. Adding, "It would be
great to homage some of those things. I don't think
we would use them specifically, but it's certainly something
we've had discussions about and I don't know yet whether
or not we're going to commit to that."
also said that they have yet to decide on the show's opening
credits or its music.
confirmed that he loves the orchestral scores composed by
Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner from the films, but that
the production does not have access to that material. The
music from the various incarnations of Star Trek
on television, however, the series will have access to.
on the musical style he prefers, Fuller said, "I love Jerry
Goldsmith's score for [The Motion Picture]... I love
his Klingon theme... I love his Vulcan theme... Ilia's theme.
His music is so important and such a fantastic part
of the feel of [the films]."
Fuller said, "I think there's a lot of interesting things
happening here musically. We absolutely have to have
orchestral elements of the show [performed by] live orchestras.
If we don't have a live orchestra for the show, we
would be the first Star Trek television series [not
to use one]. But you look at how some interesting
new hybridizations of synth and orchestral scores have serviced
Star Trek. First Contact had some
very fantastic mixed pieces, and I look at what Hans Zimmer
does, and I love his score for Interstellar. So
it's interesting to take a bit of a mix with our approach.
And we'll see when we get to that level of production,
but I'm very excited about the music. Music is incredibly
Fuller did not reveal whether the show would utilize a single
composer or multiple, nor whether they have been selected