FSNN Edition 36

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Federation Space News Network for August 2011.

Star Fleet News


Star Fleet Admiral on Trial

Managing Editor
Stardate 21108.04

The Federation News Network has learned that last week Star Fleet Vice Admiral Derrick Grant was arrested and placed in the brig on Star Base Delta where he had been serving prior to his arrest. Since his initial arrest Grant has been released to secure confinement in his own quarters to await the beginning of his trial.

Star Fleet has not yet publicly released on what charges Vice Admiral Grant was arrested and will be tried. A source within the prosecution, who asked to remain anonymous due to not being authorized to comment, said that the charges were ‘extremely serious’ and ‘career ending’.

Another source within Star Fleet indicated that the trial would be overseen by a panel of judges made up from various backgrounds not related to the JAG Department. The names of these judges have not yet been released though if the trial is to be held on Star Base Delta it should be noted that Admiral Emily Scott, Commander of Star Fleet Security, was seen on Star Base Delta within the past week. Scott, who once was Grant’s direct supervisor might not be on the judge panel at all and could however be serving as a witness for either the prosecution or defense.

Although much uncertainty currently surrounds this case one thing you can guarantee is that the FNN will bring you updates as soon as they are received.

Investigation Launched into Star Base Bravo Personnel

Managing Editor
Stardate 21108.06

The Internal Affairs Division, headed by Rear Admiral Melissa Peters, and the Internal Inspection Division, led by Commodore Peter Johnson, have both agreed to launch a full scale investigation into the criminal events that occurred on Star Base Bravo regarding the hijacking of the USS Dauntless.

The USS Dauntless and some members of her crew were taken hostage as the ship was hijacked from space dock at the immense class space station. The hijackers, a terrorist organization also believed to be responsible for a bomb that detonated in the Commanding Officer’s Office of Star Base Bravo several months ago, were able to access Dauntless using high clearance security codes from a member of Bravo’s senior staff.

With the help of the USS Jeb Stewart and USS Bangalore the USS Dauntless, and her kidnapped Commanding Officer, was returned to space dock and several of the hijackers were taken into custody. It is believed that the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) will be handling that aspect of the investigation.

Internal Affairs and Internal Inspection however will be focusing their attention on members of Bravo’s staff including the stations First Officer who is currently relieved of duty and confined to quarters.

Long-time Captain Promoted

Managing Editor
Stardate 21108.08

Quillian Dramar , who served as the Commanding Officer of the USS Sheridan faithfully for numerous years, was recently promoted to the rank of Commodore and was assigned as the Commander of Science for the fourth fleet.

Commodore Dramar, who studied physics in the Academy and served as a Science Officer before taking command of the Sheridan many years ago, is a natural fit for the position of Science Commander and is expected to completely reinvent and reinvigorate the science division for the fourth fleet.

“His presence in the center seat will be sorely missed but we know his work in the science field is very needed,” said one of Dramar’s crewmembers.

As always, the FNN would like to wish Commodore Dramar luck in his future endeavors.

New Staff Named to Security Command

Managing Editor
Stardate 21108.12

Commander Nicholas Ristone, former Commanding Officer of the USS Pegasus, was recently assigned as Chief of Staff for Security Command. Ristone, whose pre-command career was in security, will be working under Admiral Emily Scott the SECCOM.

Ristone began his career in the security forces as a civilian working for an Earth police department. Eventually his career led him to Star Fleet where he has served as Chief of Security on numerous vessels including the USS Sheridan, USS Gettysburg, and very briefly on the USS Nova where he was promoted to First Officer.

Ristone is the youngest person, in both age and rank, to hold this position and members of Star Fleet Security Command said that this actually played to his favor. It is believed Ristone will bring a ‘new-age’ of thought to Security Command to help compliment the wonderful procedures and practices already in place.

Fourth Fleet Command Additions

Managing Editor
Stardate 21108.14

The Fourth Fleet has added two new Commanding Officer’s to their fold due to promotions of their predecessors.

Commander Benjamin Vaughn was named as the new Commanding Officer of the USS Sheridan, a Sun-Tzu Classed Destroyer. Commander Vaughn‘s career began in the security field where he served as Chief of Security on multiple vessels. More recently Commander Vaughn served as the First Officer of the USS Columbia a vessel which serves in the Second Fleet.

Commander Vaughn, who is thirty years old, replaces long time CO Captain Quillian Dramar.

Commander Ryan Cooper was recently named the Commanding Officer of the USS Pegasus. The Pegasus, which is a Light Cruiser, was returned to commission only a year ago and is scheduled to launch on her third mission shortly.

Like many current Commanding Officers, Commander Cooper’s career began in the security field. Cooper remained in the security field for numerous years before eventually being promoted to the First Officer position on the USS Titan another Light Cruiser. Cooper was forced to take a medical leave after receiving extensive injuries on a mission during the Romulan War. After numerous surgeries and extensive rehab Cooper was able to return to duty and began serving as Chief of Security on Star Base Delta.

Commander Ryan Cooper replaces Commander Nicholas Ristone.

Fleet News

4th Fleet

Guest Columnist
Stardate 21108.05

From the office of Vice Admiral Thomas Grayson, Commander, 4th Rapid Response Fleet.

Star Base Delta Report

At present there are no ships on shore leave at Star Base Delta, so the station is in a rather quiet phase, apart from the attendance of several high-ranking flag officers who were there for both a major promotion ceremony and the trial of Vice Admiral Derrick Hiram Ulysses Grant as reported in FNN recently.

Fleet Report

The USS Pegasus is leading a 4th Fleet contingent of ships sent to further explore the Dalmatia system along with the 1st Fleet’s USS Copernicus, a Darwin-classed Galactic Exploration Cruiser which had been to the system several years ago. The Pegasus is commanded by her new Commanding Officer, Commander Ryan Cooper, former Chief of Security of Star Base Delta. Also accompanying are the USS Sheridan under the command of her new CO, Commander Benjamin Vaughn; and the USS Philadelphia with veteran Captain Aloysia Yvette in command.

USS James Madison

USS James Madison has been dispatched on a mission from Star Fleet Special Operations to investigate odd artificial signals from a distant system.

FedSpace News


Broadcasting to All Corners of the Federation

Stardate 21107.28

Welcome to the new format for the Federation Space News Network. We’ll be adding new posts throughout the month, so keep your eyes posted here for the latest headlines and your favourite columns such as 20 Questions, Trek Trivia, and Dear Abby!

The Federation Space News Network serves as the newsletter for members of Federation Space RPG, an online Star Trek forum based role-play game. It’s your one stop for all the FedSpace and Star Trek news your need.

We bring you stories both in-character and out-of-character with four different sections: Star Fleet News, FedSpace News, Trek News, and Science News.

Star Fleet News The Star Fleet News section of FSNN is going to feature news that happens in game. It’s anything that your characters would hear if they pulled up the FSNN on a computer terminal, as if reading the daily newspaper or watching the evening news broadcast. In this section you’ll find briefs of what’s going on on each ship, interviews with Star Fleet personnel, and even some travel advice for your character’s next shore leave.

Please note that all stories in this section are written in-character.

FedSpace News The FedSpace News section features news concerning Federation Space that happens out-of-game such as ship promotions, medals, transfers, and recent academy graduates. We’ll be interviewing players, bringing you information about new things to the site, and keep you up to date with anything going on behind the scenes.

Please note that all stories in this section are written out-of-character. This means that your character may or may not be privy to the information in this section, and as such you should avoid using this information in game.

Star Trek News The Trek News section will have news about Star Trek. Whether it concerns the new movie, reviews about books and games, or a Trek jokes to make you giggle, this is the section you’ll find it.

Science News Our Science News section is going to cover modern day science, astronomy, and technology topics. Have they invented transporters yet? Discovered life on Mars? We’ll keep you covered on the interesting tidbits we dig up.

From the Office of the Creative Director

Guest Columnist
Stardate 21108.07

Each month I will provide some insight into the creative happenings on the site. I am also willing to answer questions about the creative and administrative side of Federation Space, so if anyone has any, please email me at cd@fed-space.com and I’ll be happy to include your questions and my answers.

Current Missions

At present all ships excepting the USS Titan have been issued missions and GM’s and should be either in their missions or preparing for them. The USS Titan recently finished their mission and should be starting a new one soon.

Creative News

This month things, typical of summer, are running on the slow side. We are, however, planning on some big things that will happen over the next 12-18 months. This month I’m not going to be sharing anything on that, but expect some teasers starting next month.

New Deputy Creative Director, Dan Wueste

Guest Columnist
Stardate 21108.28

Greetings all!

Our new Deputy Creative Director, Dan Wueste

I’d like to formally announce to the creative team that Dan Wueste will now hold the official position of Deputy Creative Director, which is a position equal to RAdm Roberts’ position of Vice Creative Director.

Dan will be working with Jos, myself, and the rest of the admin team to bring exciting plots to Federation Space!

What is Federation Space to you?

Guest Columnist
Stardate 21108.31

I’ve been thinking a lot about what Federation Space is to me lately, and that got me to wondering what it is to others.

Let me start by telling you what it is to me and why. To do that we have to get in a time machine and go WAY back to June of 2003.

It was a dark stormy night…

Okay so maybe not. Actually I don’t remember the weather. I DO remember that I was looking for a Star Trek based Role Playing Game. Something I could play online, with others, interacting. I didn’t know exactly what that meant yet, but I was about to find out.

I had, at that point, about 16 years of desktop RPG gaming, mostly D&D 3rd Edition, and AD&D (2nd Ed), as well as some Top Secret, Top Secret:SI, Traveler, and a customized sci-fi RPG that my gaming group had developed. I had never actually (and to this day STILL have not) played a pen & paper Star Trek game.

Anyway, here I was, surfing about, searching Google for “Star Trek RPG” and “Online Star Trek RPG”. Various hits came up, and on the first page, I think it was about 3rd, was something called “Federation Space”. Before I went to that link, though, I checked out a few others. They were in the PBEM (Play By E-Mail) format. I didn’t like this format, as it seemed a bit unstructured. None of them tickled me.

Finally I browsed the site for Federation Space, and found that I liked the format. Things were arranged into ‘ships’ and ‘locations’ within those ships. It seemed to make a lot of sense, and as I read the site more and looked at what seemed like a very good (although nothing compared to what we have today thanks to many peoples’ hard work) content library.

I applied, explaining my history in gaming and my interest in playing a Klingon Medic or Engineer, or if those were not an option, then I’d settle for Security.

I then was contacted by the two academy administrators of the day, who I spent HOURS chatting with on MSN. They were very welcoming, and I knew immediately that this was more than an RPG, more than a writing site, it was a community… and one that I could very easily feel a part of.

I was then asked something that shocked me… I was asked if I wanted to be a guinea pig. Immediately suspicious that I was going to be sent on a deep space exploration with nothing but an EV suit and a bottle of blood wine, I cautiously asked what that was.

A few days later I was the first victim recipient of the Opt-Out exam.

On July 21, 2003, I was posted as Ensign Avark, to the Security department of the USS Titan under the command of then Captain Tam Otlan. The First Officer was a LCdr (I think LCdr) Sykes, and my DH was Lt(?) Kali, who was played by the player who now plays LCdr Sienna Tam, First Officer of the USS Titan under Commodore Alexis Tregelen.

Long story short, I made a few great friends there, including the player of Stewart MacDonald and Lt Vaebn Tei.

I took a position in the academy and became the now infamous GM-13.

About six months later I transferred to the USS Copernicus under the command of Captain Elisa Godard. Within a year of my joining Federation Space I had risen to full Commander and First Officer. At the time I was impressed, but I soon learned the reality that progressing that fast took a lot of fun out of the game. I was First Officer for almost 3 years, before moving on to become Commanding Officer of USS Gettysburg. From there I progressed into the flag ranks, and was eventually granted admin status by President Beckett.

The point of this story is that along the way I met great people. Some of my best friends in the world are here on Federation Space. I have met 41 current or past members, and some of them I see annually or more. I fell in love… twice… on the site, with players, eventually marrying one–the player of Captain Aloysia Yvette. This year we celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary.

So what is Federation Space to me? It’s sort of like a second life… a place where I have met the best people (I consider most of you to be extended family). Federation Space is a magical place, a small town in the ether which we share, and in which we have some awesome creative chemistry.

Do we always get along perfectly? No. But ten years of this site is a testament to it’s power, magic, and how great it is.

So tell me… What is Federation Space to you?

Fleet Updates

Fourth Fleet

Guest Columnist
Stardate 21108.05

Star Base Delta Report

Between missions the base has little activity. Right now the base highlight is the trial of Vice Admiral Grant which has been going since April and will end by mid-September. This plot is a prologue to some plot development which will evolve into a site-wide plot during the next 12-18 months.

Fleet Report

4th Fleet is doing well. We have had some changes in command, and a few promotions this month.

Dear Abby

ELOAs, Enlisted, and AIs... oh my!

Guest Columnist
Stardate 21108.10

Each month I will be taking your questions regarding FedSpace procedure and protocols, and getting answers from various FedSpace admins. No question is too small!

Q: If I go on ELOA and then come back, who should I contact?
Definitely contact your Commanding Officer. They will help you get back into the game. It’s also a good idea to CC your Fleet Commander in on the email.

Q: Does Medical have any enlisted personnel?
Every department has enlisted personnel. Just check out your ship page on the wiki, or ask your CO. Some ships have the breakdown and NPCs listed, while others have crew sizes so big it would be difficult to list them all.

Q: How do I become an Academy Instructor?
Instructors are hired once to twice a year, depending on need. There is always a posting made in the Red Alert area when we’re looking. Unfortunately we just finished hiring, so we won’t be looking again for a while!

Q: You had a two month break! What were you doing?
I wish I could say I spent the two months relaxing on Risa, but we’ve been busy at the Academy. The Admin team promoted a bunch of our instructors. They grow up so fast, brings a tear to my eye.

Q: How many warp cores are on each ship?
All starships of decent size have at least one, though sometimes they can have more. Check out your starship’s specification page for more info.

Do you have a question for Abby? Please email her or post a comment!

20 Questions

LCdr Cristina Fiore

Stardate 21108.20

This month we get to learn more about Ben, the player behind Lieutenant Commander Cristina Fiore, Strategic Operations Officer aboard the USS Ticonderoga, CA-1471.

Age, Sex, Location?
26 / M / Northamptonshire, UK. Note the 'M' bit - it gets really embarrassing for all concerned when they overlook the fact that I'm a guy playing a female character! I had one guy once who absolutely wouldn't take no for an answer - in the end I had to get a sworn statement from my girlfriend at the time before he finally believed me and fled the site in horror...

When did you first join FedSpace?
My first character, 2Lt Haren Mormel, graduated the Academy in June 2002. I switched to Alanna Treborn (who later became RAdm Treborn) in around 2004 until I had to step away at the start of 2010, and Crissy Fiore was born when I came back in November 2010.

What brought you to FedSpace?
I was chatting to someone about wargaming when they asked if I liked Star Trek and fancied doing some writing. They were after the recruitment points and actually said how long I needed to stick around for them to qualify. I think nearly 9 years is a little longer than either of us had in mind though!

Tell me a little about the process of developing your character.
Personally I tend to let my characters evolve 'organically', if that's the right word. I'll have a direction I want them to go in, but other than that I try to get under their skin and react to situations as they would. For example with Treborn I wanted a really headstrong, heart-on-her-sleeve battler, whilst Fiore takes a much more measured approach and is a more vulnerable (and, I've been told repeatedly, more realistic!) character. The finer details of how they react to situations, and where those reactions take the character, are pretty much made up on the spot. I prefer it that way and as a result I like to think I end up with deeper characters that are better to play alongside.

Do you think it is easier or more difficult to play someone based on yourself?
I'd probably say it's harder. I find it easier to think how a character would respond to a given situation, because they'll have been brought up in that environment and used to it, and you don't have to overcome the fact that it would pretty much all be new to me. The honest answer to 'how would I react to a phaser' is 'ooh, shiny!' which is no help to anyone!

So far, what is your favourite part about being a member of FedSpace?
Definitely the community spirit. This is one of those places where you get out what you put in - I've put in an awful lot over the years but in return I've made some lifelong friends, and met some truly amazing people that I wouldn't have otherwise encountered. They've been there for me when I've needed someone, and I've been able to help and support others as well. Where else do you find that kind of spirit?

If you were president for a day, what would you change?
Not so sure this is a change, but I'd want to make sure all the players appreciate just how much 'backroom' work goes in behind the scenes to make FedSpace what it is. From your good selves on the FNN, to the Wiki team, to RAdm Grayson and the decision makers, right down to all the extra effort the COs have to put in to make the individual missions a success. The actual posting side of things is, for COs and above, very much the tip of the iceberg!

What makes a good Ship/Station?
A good crew with players that are willing to use their initiative. Sometimes as a player you have to step up and make things happen, and when you have a number of people willing to do that, it tends to result in something very special.

What do you spend your time outside of FedSpace doing?
Professionally, I'm a trained lawyer working in high-level debt recovery. I don't actually chase people for money myself any more but I do advise on strategy, and am more involved with preventing debts from happening such as when a company collapses.

Outside of work I'm a competitive Warhammer player, one of the few hobbies that's apparently even geekier than being a Trekkie! I attend tournaments up and down the country and have amassed a lot of trophies and titles along the way.

What is your favourite Star Trek series?
DS9, no question. I like my sci-fi gritty and dark (if you've read my posts you'll probably have figured that out!), and DS9 was the only series in my view which even attempted to go in that direction. The others were a bit too clean for my tastes.

Do you have a favourite line or phrase from either a show or movie?
Less of a phrase, but I did smile when Sisko left his baseball on his desk when having to leave DS9 to the Dominion / Cardassian alliance, just to show that he'd be back for it later.

Do you have a favourite character from the shows and why?
I'd say Garak from DS9. There was so much going on behind the scenes with him, and 'hidden depths' that were never fully explored.

What piece of Star Trek Technology would you most like to see today?
Anti-grav vehicles. I hate planes (I once ripped the armrest off a seat by gripping it too tightly in the middle of some turbulence) but I wouldn't trust your average bus driver with a transporter, so I'll settle for the one in the middle that would let me get places faster!

What FedSpace player would you most like to meet in real life?
That's a tricky one, to be honest! I've met a lot of people from FedSpace including just about all of my best friends. There is one person who I won't name, but we were really close for a lot of years and I'd really like to tell her in person how grateful I am for that and all the help she gave me when I really needed it.

What FedSpace character would you most like to meet in real life?
Alanna Treborn or Crissy Fiore, just to see how far they've come from my original thoughts. I did actually start a story a while ago with one of these patented Star Trek 'dimension jump / timewarp' plot devices dumping Treborn into my world, but I stopped after realising she'd probably be more than a little disappointed!

If you could list one pet-peeve about your fellow players, what would it be?
There are players out there who insist on using their in-game ranks and being called 'sir' on MSN and the like, and those people drive me nuts! It's a game, and you're being massively disrespectful to the people out there risking their lives in our armed forces to earn those ranks by insisting people call you Commander. Grow up!

Rant over...

Do you feel there is any disconnect between you and other players based on geographical location?
No, not at all. It's a tribute to how well FedSpace works that the vast distances involved and the time differences aren't a problem at all. When I was a CO, I had an American FO and two Australian DHs and it worked seamlessly. It really doesn't seem to be a problem which is an amazing achievement.

What is in your FedSpace future, for yourself and for your character?
I'm hoping to climb the Command ladder again. I've served as a Fleet Commander and really enjoyed it, and I hope that those on the ships I worked with got a lot out of it as well. I loved every second of being a CO too, and it was mostly the sense of accomplishment out of mentoring players and seeing them work their way up the ladder to becoming DHs, FOs and COs in their own right. Real life forced me to take a step back but I hope I'm showing all concerned that I'm back and ready to give my all again.

If you could name your own ship, what would you name it and why?
I've always dreamed of having my own frigate called the USS Liverpool. Liverpool's a city in north-west England that I have a lot of ties to. My Dad, who's my best friend in life and the person I most look up to, is a Scouser (translation - person from Liverpool!) born and bred and his family have been there for generations. I was born there as well and we moved away fairly shortly afterwards but I still feel an affinity to the place. I'm also a fanatical supporter of Liverpool Football Club, so there's every chance the ship's motto would be 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and among the shuttle names would be Shankly, Carragher and Dalglish!

If there was one thing you would want everyone to know about you, what would that be?
See question 1! But other than that, I just have to be up-front and say that I'm not that big a Star Trek fan. It's been nearly a year since I sat and watched an episode and most of my inspiration comes from the books and FedSpace itself. I'm much more strongly influenced by Babylon 5 and the new Battlestar Galactica, heresy though that may seem to some!

Thank you to Ben for answering my questions! Would you like to be featured in 20 Questions? Please email our editor-in-chief!

Academy Graduates

June + July Graduates

Guest Columnist
Stardate 21108.02

Please join me in welcoming all the recent graduates to Federation Space! These midshipmen graduated from Starfleet Academy during our June and July points cycles.

Rank Name Ship
Eng-mid.jpg SanShi USS Pegasus, CL-2500
Eng-mid.jpg Aubrey Brackenwood USS Ticonderoga, CA-1471
Eng-mid.jpg Audra Sky USS Gettysburg, BC-1863
Med-mid.jpg Corin Laer USS Ticonderoga, CA-1471
Med-mid.jpg Jordan Thrace Space Station Sierra 18, SS-18
Sec-mid.jpg Golden, Robin USS Titan, CL-2007
Sec-mid.jpg Mari Takahashi USS Yeager, SC-8018
Tac-mid.jpg Richard Cade USS Titan, CL-2007
Tac-mid.jpg Shifty McGavin USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Tac-mid.jpg Wasswa Amos USS Philadelphia, FF-6053

Congratulations on your graduation, and welcome to Federation Space!

Trek News


Stuck in a Torrent Blah

Stardate 21108.16

Seems I’ve gotten in a trend of books that are only “okay”. I hate it when that happens.

So I’m back on my quest to catch up on Star Trek novels. Following the Destiny series and Singular Destiny the next book in the chronology / series / however you wanna call it is Star Trek: Titan: Over a Torrent Sea by Christopher L Bennett.

I’ve never read a Titan book before, apart from where the crew took part in the Destiny books. So far I had been enjoying reading the TNG-DS9-VOY relaunch, so I admit I had high hopes for this book.

Unfortunately I found that Torrent Sea fell flat. The story had the potential to be good, but I found that there were a lot of elements that took away from it.

The worst was how many characters were introduced. You would meet Ensign Redshirt with his few pages of backstory, and then he wouldn’t come up again. I’m all for character development, but it needs to have a purpose or contribute to the story at large. The way the author inserted these random characters did not endear me to any of them, and I felt like it was a waste of my time to read them. The story would have been just as good without the time spent on these characters. To be honest it felt like the author was just trying to increase the book’s page count with these filler characters.

I also found that the subplot with Doctor Ree felt completely disjointed to the rest of the story. You could take that entire section away from the book and the novel would really not lose anything.

There were also times when I felt the book droned on too long, but that could easily be attributed to the above.

Given that I didn’t really enjoy this book, I’m going to give it One Star.

Trek Trivia

Stardate 21108.28

Each month on the FSNN we ask 10 Trek Trivia questions! Some may be easy, some may be difficult. Think you know some or all of the answers? Submit them to the Editor-In-Chief. Each month we'll post the Top 10 Scoreboard and Top 10 All Around Champs, along with the previous month's answers and new trivia questions. Good luck!

This Month's Questions

Q10. Name this species.

1. Name Hikaru Sulu's plant in "The Man Trap".
2. Geordi La Forge started out on the Enterprise in what position?
3. What bedtime story did Miles O'Brien read to Molly in "If Wishes Were Horses"?
4. Who once tried to order a drink from Neelix by addressing him as "bar rodent"?
5. In "The Wrath of Khan", to whom did Spock relinquish command of the Enterprise as the ship prepared to leave spacedock?
6. Which of the following was not one of the ways a Weyoun clone met his end?
      a) Transporter accident       b) Shot by a Ferengi       c) Shot by Garak       d) Shot by a Jem'Hadar
7. Name Balok's ship.
8. Who was Dixon Hill's secretary?
9. About whom did Kirk say, "Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most human"?
10. Name the species pictured to the right.

Submit your answers or email them.

Last Month's Answers

A10. This is a Robbiani dermal-optic test.

1. Montgomery Scott was always concerned with the conditions of what?
      The engines
2. What was Lwaxana's nickname for her daughter Deanna?
      Little one
3. From which of Dax's former hosts did Ezri seek insight on how to catch a killer?
4. What does EMH stand for?
      Emergency Medical Hologram
5. For what clue to Gorkon's murder did Spock as Valeris to search the Enterprise in The Undiscovered Country?
      Two pairs of gravity boots
6. What are the Trill candidates for joining called?
7. From what planet was Charlie Evans rescued?
8. What did Gillian Taylor order for dinner with Kirk?
      Pizza and beer
9. Which series does the episode titled "Attached" belong to?
      The Next Generation
10. What kind of test is Kirk participating in, pictured to the right?
      Robbiani dermal-optic test

Last Month's Winners

1. Benjamin Vaughn / Alice Dega
2. Torkav
3. Jordan Donovan
4. Julia Nielson

All Around Champs

1. Alice Dega (34)
2. Alexis Tregelen (17)
3. Azernal Rin (13)
3. Julia Nielson (13)
4. Jonathan Cooper (12)
5. Benjamin Vaughn (8)
6. Torkav (6)
6. Jordan Donovan (6)

Hall of Fame

2010 - Kyle DeWitt (86)
2009 - Laura Macleod (91)

Science News


Fairy of the Eagle Nebula

This month’s astropic is courtesy the Hubble Space Telescope. It features dust sculptures from the Eagle nebula.