Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2012, 2016
Volume II, Number 10
Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2nd Place, 2011, 2014, 2015
Late March 2019
Region 2 "Best Electronic Newsletter" Award, 2009
Replaces Vol. I, #113, August 2017

  Sat., March 30: Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting #4
  Sat., April 20: Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting #5
  Sat., May 11: Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting #6

Treklanta announces McAuley, Blair and Eisenberg as
    Guests of Honor

•  Not-So-Recent Chapter Event Photos

  Welcome Aboard!
  Unrenewed Memberships in 2019
  May Membership Renewals
  About the Republic
  For More Information
  USS Republic Online
  Crew Roster
  News from
  — Picard show director says it isn't titled Star Trek: Picard
  — Picard faces a gauntlet in psychological new series

Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting #4

:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019
My Parents' Basement
22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates  30002
Anyone and everyone interested in joining the Treklanta team as a staff volunteer is invited to attend the fourth Volunteer Staff Meeting of the year at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at My Parents' Basement in Avondale Estates.  If you are able and willing to assist the convention by volunteering for a few hours, please join us for this very important meeting.
Volunteers are needed in ALL DEPARTMENTS, which include:

 • Convention Operations Artists Alley
 • Technical Operations Gaming Room
 • On-Site Registration Dealer Relations
 • Guest Transportation Photography
 • Guest Services Videography
 • Security Star Trek Fan Film Festival
 • Main Programming Track Social Media & Press Relations
 • Auxiliary Programming Track Con Suite
 • Region 2 Summit Operations Charity Auction

Ideally, we will ask you to serve three four-hour duty shifts during the weekend, one shift on each day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), but the number of volunteers needed in each department and the number of hours each volunteer may be asked to serve vary from department to department depending on each department's needs, and we also understand that not all volunteers will attend the convention on all three days.  For example, Guest Transportation and the Fan Film Festival will only need two or three volunteers each while Convention Operations, Technical Operations and Security will need many more.  If you have a special expertise, previous experience or strong interest in a particular department, we'll assign you to the department of your choice.  If you're able and willing to serve in one or more departments, i.e., "wherever I'm needed," we can accommodate that, too.

All volunteers who are not members of the USS Republic will be asked to purchase a staff badge for $10.  This is a mere fraction of the $50 at-the-door price of a full weekend membership and a great way to attend the convention on a budget.  Staff fees are applied to certain overhead expenses that are shared by all guests, volunteers and attendees such as badges, lanyards, audio/visual equipment rental, Internet connectivity fees and con suite refreshments.  Members of the USS Republic are exempt from the staff badge fee but must attend at least three (out of six) volunteer staff meetings.  Anyone who wishes to join the USS Republic should visit the How to Join or Renew page.  Staff badges may be purchased online at or in person at any staff meeting.

At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to meet many of Treklanta's senior directors, learn how the convention in general and your requested department in particular operate, and ask any questions you may have.

This meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at My Parents' Basement in Avondale Estates.  PLEASE RSVP by clicking the "Yes" or "Going" button on the Facebook event page. THANK YOU and we look forward to seeing you!
Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting #5

:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019
Blue Ribbon Grill
4006 Lavista Rd, Tucker  30084
Save the date now and plan to join us for the fifth Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting of the year at the Blue Ribbon Grill in Tucker.  Additional details and a Facebook Event Page will be posted here in upcoming issues of this newsletter.
Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting #6

:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel
3405 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta  30326
Save the date now and plan to join us for the sixth and last Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting of the year at our host hotel, the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel in Buckhead.  Additional details and a Facebook Event Page will be posted here in upcoming issues of this newsletter.

Treklanta announces McAuley, Blair and Eisenberg as Guests of Honor
Treklanta is delighted to announce that Nichole McAuley, Bill Blair and Aron Eisenberg have been confirmed as Guests of Honor at this year's convention!

Nichole McAuley is an actress, model and makeup/hair artist who appeared in twenty-five episodes of Star Trek: Voyager.  She appeared as a resort woman in the episode "Before and After" and then as a second unit photo double for Jeri Ryan late in the fifth season.  She was then chosen as first unit photo double for the episode "Relativity."  During the sixth season, Ms. McAuley appeared as a recurring background actress, such as a Voyager science officer and as the Tarlac masseuse in the episode "Life Line."

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. McAuley started appearing at beauty competitions at the age of eight.  She worked as a model for commercials and started working as an actress with her move to Los Angeles.  As a trained dancer, Ms. McAuley was also cast for television and film productions.  For two years, Ms. McAuley worked as a "living Barbie" for Mattel at several conventions and at the Easter Roll at the White House.

Among her work are the action comedy BrainSmasher... A Love Story, the fantasy comedy Addams Family Values, the drama I'll Do Anything, the crime comedy Beverly Hills Cop III, the crime drama Out-of-Sync and the comedy The Nutty Professor.  Further film work includes the crime thriller Kiss the Girls, the drama Madam Savant, the thriller Killing the Vision, the action drama Extreme Honor, the television movies A Passion, Naked Passions and Talk Dirty, the horror comedy Terror Toons 2 (on which she also worked as makeup artist and associate producer) and the action film Syndicate Smasher.

Ms. McAuley was cast as a dancer on the television series EZ Streets and The Last Don and worked on episodes of Father Murphy and Beverly Hills Bordello.  As a makeup artist, she worked on the television series Stranger Adventures, the comedy The Young, the Gay and the Restless, the documentary Scout's Honor and the action thriller Check Point.

Visit Ms. McAuley's web site at

Bill Blair played various background aliens in 45 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and four episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.  He appeared as several "Westmore aliens" on the last five seasons of Deep Space Nine and the last two seasons of Voyager, portraying Cardassians, Jem'Hadar and Klingons, besides playing at least three different Vulcans on Enterprise.  Most recently, Mr. Blair appeared as a Chelsea civilian in the 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness.  Aside from his performances in the Star Trek television and movie productions, Mr. Blair also made an appearance as "Borg drone 6 of 9" in the movie made for the 2004 Borg Invasion 4D ride at the Las Vegas Star Trek: The Experience attraction.

Mr. Blair is probably best-known for his on-screen work as a regular alien actor on the television series Babylon 5, where he appeared in almost every episode and two of the Babylon 5 television films.  As in Star Trek, it's hard to spot him because he is mostly under heavy makeup, playing Minbari, Narn and other aliens.

His acting résumé includes films such as New Year's Evil, R.O.T.O.R., Dinosaur Valley Girls, The Acid House, the science fiction comedy Evolution, the comedy Blades of Glory and the science fiction sequel Resident Evil: Afterlife.  His résumé also includes guest appearances and regular background roles on television series such as Arliss, Ally McBeal, Sliders, The Invisible Man, The X-Files, The Drew Carey Show, The Waltons, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Charmed, Saving Grace, Alien Nation, Heroes, Mad Men and NCIS.  Mr. Blair also played Commander Blodgett in the Star Trek: New Voyages episode "Blood and Fire."

In 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized Mr. Blair as the record holder in the category of "Most Special Effect Make-Up Characters Portrayed in a Career" with 202 characters.

Visit Mr. Blair's web site at

Aron Eisenberg is best known for portraying Nog in 47 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Kar in one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

Mr. Eisenberg made his first acting appearance in the 1989 movie Beverly Hills Brats.  Since then, he has starred or appeared in the films The Horror Show, Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes, Playroom, Streets, Prayer of the Rollerboys, Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge, The Liars' Club, Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills and the 1998 television adaptation of Brave New World.  His television work includes roles in Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Tales from the Crypt, The Secret World of Alex Mack and Brotherly Love.

Mr. Eisenberg reprised his role as Nog in the Star Trek Online video game beginning in the Season 10 mission "Time in a Bottle" in 2015.

Visit Mr. Eisenberg's web site at

As Treklanta Guests of Honor, Ms. McAuley, Mr. Blair and Mr. Eisenberg will attend our exclusive VIP Champagne Reception on Friday evening, host individual Q&A hours with an audience on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, serve as judges for The Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant on Saturday evening and serve as presenters of awards at The Bjo Awards Ceremony on Sunday afternoon.  They will also greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Preregistered adult memberships are only $55 for the full weekend and now, for the first time ever, preregistered Saturday arrival and one-day badges are also available online.  The VIP Champagne Reception is a separately ticketed event for $40; all other convention events and activities are included in the membership. Ambassador Memberships, which include the VIP Champagne Reception, a commemorative souvenir convention t-shirt, one autograph from each of our three celebrity guests and front-row seating at all ballroom events, are also available for only $150.

Hotel rooms at our host hotel, the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel, are only $109 per night when booked through our web site.  For more information about this year's Treklanta, please visit  To purchase your membership, visit the Memberships page on our web site and to book your hotel room, visit the Hotel page.

Live Long and Prosper!  Make it so!  And we'll see you at Treklanta!
Not-So-Recent Chapter Event Photos
AnachroCon  ||   February 24-26, 2017
Atlanta Marriott Century Center  ||  Atlanta, Georgia
USS Republic Commanding Officer Comm Eric L. Watts gets into the spirit of things at the 2017 AnachroCon, whose theme for the year was the 1960s, while attending the Republic's Treklanta fan table
Comm Watts with local actor and celebrity Jevocas Green
Treklanta appreciates the longtime support of AnachroCon
See 12 photos from
this event on Flickr


1 New Member in January!

5 New Members in February!

Ens Mark Webb


Ens Natalie Gill
Ens Lyndsey Lieb
Ens Dale Simpson
Ens Shelton E. Walker
Ens Tracy Walker

These members' dues have expired and have not been renewed.  
Please renew now!

Ens Tom Long

These members' dues
will expire in May 2019.  Please renew now!

ENS2 Carly May
ENS2 John May
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 29, 2019, the Republic crew includes 39 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 membership dues are $5 for one person and Republic chapter dues are $10 ($15 total).  The Republic collects a single combined dues payment for both groups and remits the STARFLEET portion to them on the Republic member's behalf.  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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NEWS from
Picard show director says it isn't titled Star Trek: Picard
March 20, 2019
By Staff
The most anticipated project in the world of Star Trek right now is the upcoming series starring Sir Patrick Stewart, returning to his Next Generation role of Jean-Luc Picard.  While the show is shrouded in much mystery, there are a few new tidbits to share.
Not titled Star Trek: Picard and maybe not Star Trek: Destiny, either
One of the biggest mysteries regards the title of the series.  Last month, Patrick Stewart said that a title has been chosen.  Both "Picard" and "Star Trek: Picard" have been used as a shorthand for the show, although last month, Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green indicated that the show could actually be called "Picard."  But according to director Hanelle Culpepper, who has been tapped to helm the first two episodes for the show, this is not the case.
Responding to a fan on Twitter, Culpepper revealed that "Star Trek: Picard" was just a placeholder and "not the official title."
For what it's worth, the issue of Production Weekly released this afternoon still uses the "Star Trek: Picard" placeholder.  What's more noteworthy is Production Weekly no longer includes "Star Trek: Destiny" as a potential title for the series, as it had done earlier this month.  As we have reported, "Star Trek: Destiny" is one of a number of titles that were trademarked by CBS last year.
Writing for the show is still ongoing, as indicated from a photo shared yesterday by writer and executive producer Michael Chabon.  The Instagram post shows him and executive producer Alex Kurtzman on a couch at Kurtzman's Secret Hideout Productions office in Santa Monica.  His caption reads "Pondering the mysteries of Picard with Captain Kurtzman."  It has yet to be revealed who pens the premiere episode, but Chabon and Kurtzman are likely candidates for screen credit, either story or screenplay.
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Picard faces a gauntlet in psychological new Star Trek series
By Anthony Pascale
March 24, 2019
Today was the PaleyFest LA Star Trek: Discovery panel, and TrekMovie was there.  During the panel, Alex Kurtzman, who is overseeing the expanded Trek on TV franchise, shared a few details of the highly anticipated Picard series, which will begin filming in mid-April.
Kurtzman was moved upon hearing Stewart read first episode
After being prompted by the moderator to share something about the upcoming Picard series, Alex Kurtzman revealed something recent and personal about the development of the show:
I had an amazing experience yesterday.  I sat at Patrick's kitchen table and heard him read the first episode and I almost cried.  It was quite something.  He is at an amazing place in his life.  He is so excited.
Kurtzman picked up on this theme later and gave a bit of an update on the status of the show:
I think we are thrilled with what we are going to deliver.  I know that Patrick is really excited.  The cast is coming together beautifully.
Things are different for Picard
While he wasn't giving up plot details, Kurtzman revealed how the show has a different approach:
It's going to be a very different show from Discovery.  The only way that this universe I think works correctly, is if each show is really different and speaks to a different part of Star Trek.  This is going to be a very thoughtful, psychological portrait in a lot of ways.
Picard faces a gauntlet
The executive producer reaffirmed that some things are fundamental to the character of Picard, but in the new show, we will see the character face a journey to rediscover himself:
We all know [what] Picard means to you.  And why he—like so many legendary characters in Star Trek—have endured what they have represented in.  He in some ways has to go through a gauntlet in order to find that.  Things have changed for him and changed him in some ways, and yet he is so deeply and fundamentally Picard.
Starting production soon
Filming for the yet-to-be-titled Picard series will start on April 15 in the Los Angeles area.  In addition to Sir Patrick Stewart, three cast members have been announced so far, but their characters' names and descriptions are being kept under wraps.  It has been reported that the show will be highly serialized with an expected ten-episode first season premiering at the end of the year.
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The Republiqué Volume II, Number 10, Late March 2019
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