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Why YOU should play a Medical Officer on Federation Space

Surgeon General
Stardate 21109.04

Playing a medical officer on Federation Space can sound daunting. In the real world, doctors go through over a decade of training in order to be able to practice medicine and to get the title of Medical Doctor. In the world of Star Trek and Federation Space, medical training doesn’t take that long in game or especially out of game. A Medical Officer may think that they are simply expected to know how to write for a doctor. Maybe they think they need science training in real life, or exposure to a lot of doctor shows. None of this is true! To be a Medical Officer on Federation Space, all you need is some creativity, and knowledge about the resources available to you.

Reason One: The Medical Wiki

There are currently 1047 pages on the Federation Space Wiki that are categorized as Medical pages. That is 18% of the entire Wiki. These pages include categories like Alien Species, Pharmaceuticals, and Diseases and Afflictions. You can find information on Standard Medical Procedures, Counseling, or Instruments and Equipment. Even if you can’t find what you are looking for by using the Wiki’s Search function, you can peruse through the Medical Pages which are arranged into convenient categories to help you find what you are looking for.

Of course, the Medical Wiki doesn’t have everything you will ever need to know about practicing medicine. To make the Federation Space Wiki a one-stop-shop for all information will take years. However, if you can’t find what you are looking for on the Wiki, you can look at Memory Alpha, Memory Beta, WebMD, Drugs.com, or sometimes even Wikipedia (though you should always ensure that there are citations on Wikipedia before taking it at face value).

You do not need to have any knowledge of medicine in order to play a Medical Officer on Federation Space. You simply need to know how to use the Wiki, and you may need to commit 10-15 minutes of your posting time to doing a little research.

Reason Two: Creative Opportunity

Let’s say it is the beginning of a mission. You are a junior medical officer on a starship, and your Department Head is in a meeting with the Commanding Officer and other Department Heads. What is there to do? The answer is PLENTY!

As a Medical Officer, you have limitless ways to stretch your creativity while still playing by the rules. If you have nothing to do for a week or two, why not ask a fellow crew member to play a rough-and-tumble Naussican who needs a physical? Why not play your own temporary NPC as a pregnant Andorian looking for a check-up? How about a holodeck accident where someone needs a broken arm set? These are all everyday events on a starship that never get played out unless you exercise that creativity!

Well, what about the missions themselves? Let’s look at a few different kinds of missions, and I will tell you what a Medical Officer could be doing:

1) Combat mission: Obviously a Medical Officer will be kept very busy during a combat mission if PCs and registered NPCs are getting injured. But even if they are not, you can again make up patients! If the GM breaches the hull on deck 7, you now have a plethora of patients that can be brought in with shrapnel injuries, explosion-related burns, compression damage from falling material, broken limbs, and even severed arteries. Again, the creativity in this case is limitless.

2) Science mission: These kinds of missions are generally dedicated to the Science department, and you may not think that there is much that the Medical department can do. Think again! Science will be so busy taking specimens, scanning for anomalies, and figuring out sensor readings that they may need your help! You can convince your CO to let you go along on an away mission, or let you examine sensor readings by looking at life signs. These don’t have to be intelligent life signs! Maybe they end up being animal or plant life, it is up to the GM, but in any case it does give you something to do. Don’t be afraid to volunteer your services to help Science!

3) First contact missions: A Medical Officer can be vital during First Contact. If this is the first time Star Fleet has encountered the species, then there are many questions to be answered about the physiology of the other species. This new species will want to know about Federation medicine as well! Again, don’t be afraid to volunteer your services or to suggest to your CO that you may be important to establishing common ground and dialogue with a new species.

Reason Three: Opportunity for Advancement

This has less to do with creative posting and more to do with climbing up the Federation Space ladder. Right now on FS there 9 positions for Medical officers open across the fleets. Three of these positions are as Medical Department Heads. There is a huge opportunity for you to enter the Medical department with either an Alt or a character switch, and by doing so you may be a DH, FO or CO faster than in the other departments. While I think people should be playing the game for enjoyment and creative writing rather than advancement, this may be the change you need to help you continue to enjoy Federation Space.

Reason Four: The Star Fleet Surgeon General

As the Surgeon General, I am always here to answer any questions you have as a Medical Officer. Did the GM throw you a particularly difficult case? Send me an email (melissa@brulotte.us) and I will point you in the right direction to help you figure it out! You are never alone as a Medical Officer on Federation Space.

Join the Medical Department today! We need you, but it could also be the best creative decision you make as a Federation Space player!

Fleet Updates

2nd Fleet

Stardate 21109.01

Mission Updates
2nd Fleet ships have been dispatched to Yadalla Prime, a strategically located planet near the Romulan Neutral Zone. Allegations of corruption have been leveled at the world's current government, and increasingly protesters have been calling for its resignation. Among those protesters are groups advocating secession from the Federation and closer ties to the Romulan Star Empire. Many of the planet's inhabitants can trace their roots to Romulan settlers who discovered the planet over two thousand years ago on their journey from Vulcan to find a new homeworld.

The USS Dauntless and USS Ticonderoga have recently arrived at Yadalla Prime on peacekeeping duties, with a goal of preventing the volatile situation from turning deadly. The USS Columbia has also been sent to the planet on orders from Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and in conjunction with SF:I to evacuate intelligence assets, with secondary orders to provide a covert strike team should SOCOM deem it necessary.

Columbia names new CTO
On Stardate 21109.01, the USS Columbia officially named Lt[JG] Trac Klapphroth as its Chief Tactical Officer. The lovable Deltan will begin her duties immediately out of game but will continue to play as a junior ensign in game until such time as the ship's current mission allows the promotion to take place.

Star Base Bravo Investigations
Fallout from the recent bombing on Star Base Bravo and the even more recent hijacking of the USS Dauntless from base facilities continues to accumulate. Base First Officer Commander Quinn Mynx is currently under arrest after it was discovered his command codes were used by the hijackers, and the Base Commander, Commodore Samantha Trent, has been in discussions with 2nd Fleet Command over the numerous security lapses on the station in the last year. Rumor has it that Fleet Admiral T'Mana has planned to personally visit and involve herself in the discussions as well.

2nd Fleet Promotions
Ens: Brackenwood, Laer
Lt[JG]: Klapphroth
Lt: Thompson

2nd Fleet RPGers
Dauntless: Wright
Ticonderoga: Brackenwood
Columbia: Giraath

2nd Fleet Job Openings
USS Dauntless
Medical Officer

USS Ticonderoga
Chief Medical Officer
Engineering Officer
Science Officer
Tactical Officer

USS Columbia
Engineering Officer
Medical Officer
Security Officer

4th Fleet

Vice President
Stardate 21109.05

Star Base Delta
At present only the 4th Fleet Flagship, the USS Nova, is docked at Star Base Delta.

In the past month Vice Admiral Grayson has returned to the base, and taken command of the 4th Fleet formally, following his shore-leave on Earth.

The trial of Vice Admiral Grant continues HERE.

PC Ships
Starting next month, each ship will have a summary report included below. This month, we have a report from the Captain of the USS Philadelphia, Aloysia Yvette.

In Game Report
The Philadelphia is currently on mission at Dvorak, a planet in the Dalmatia supersystem. We were sent to the Dalmatia system with the Pegasus, the Sheridan, and the Copernicus, but each ship was sent to a separate mission. The Philadelphia’s mission is to investigate the Iconian gateway on Dvorak that was found over five years ago by the Titan crew under the command of Captain Joseph Daher. The Titan crew did not get a change to explore the planet in detail due to an ion storm and other incidents on the surface of Dvorak, so the Philadelphia will finish up their work. A Security away team has recently transported to an area next to the Iconian gateway, and they are ensuring that the area is secure for the Engineering and Science teams that will join them shortly. Back on board the Philadelphia, Sickbay has recently discovered that there may be a contagious pathogen on board, though there are only three patients at this time and the pathogen does not appear to be lethal…yet.

Out of Game Report
The last few months have been tumultuous for the Philadelphia out of game. We have had some crew turnover: two of our medical officers left for out of game reasons (Dunbar and Hauser), we lost Security Officer Lieutenant Xan Macleod to a promotion to First Officer on the Columbia, and we lost Tactical Officer Lieutenant Simon Thompson to a transfer to Engineering on the Dauntless. We have also had numerous LOAs because of real life situations: CSO Lieutenant Trisandra Lunanova moved to Japan in real life, but will be returning to the game very soon; and Science Officer Feyil and one of our new Medical Officers, Allen, have had to go on ELOA for other reasons.

In happier news, we have received three crew members from the Academy since the beginning of the year: Engineer Ensign Taeroc, Tactical Officer Midshipman Wasswa Amos, and Security Officer Midshipman Isabela Surana. Most recently, we have been fortunate to welcome a new Chief Medical Officer to the Philadelphia: Lieutenant Commander Laura Macleod. Macleod will be transferring from the Pegasus to join our crew. We are very grateful to have so many new and talented people joining our crew, and we look forward to continuing our mission!

Note of Interest
The Philadelphia has a very culturally diverse crew with members from all over the globe. We currently have 11 crew members, including LOA members, and our world distribution is seen below.

Country of Residence:

  • USA – 4
  • England – 3
  • Scotland – 1
  • Australia – 1
  • South Africa – 1
  • Japan – 1

We also have one crew member who grew up in Canada!

Quote of the Month
The Philadelphia’s quote of the month actually comes from our gracious, wonderful GM-13: “ A large button on the front of the gateway was clearly marked “ON” and another said “DO NOT PRESS.”

Keep watching for next month, when a complete report will be provided for all four ships as well as promotions, medals, etc.!

Creative Update

Vice President
Stardate 21109.27

First off I apologize for being late on publishing this. It will be done on the 15th of the month more reliably in the future. It’s been a very busy month for me professionally and I’m still adjusting/adapting.

With that bit out of the way, let’s jump into it shall we?

At present the state of the site, creatively, is very good. We have several exciting plots going on, and we have some really nice plans in the works, which will start appearing in various places around the site.

At present we have all ships on mission, including some exciting group activities as follows:

2nd Fleet is dealing with some unrest on Yadalla Prime, a Federation-affiliated world near the Romulan border.

Most of 4th Fleet have joined with the USS Copernicus and Commodore Dramar to return to Dalmatia, an artificially maintained star system which Copernicus, Titan, and Yeager visited nearly 6 years ago. There are 101 worlds in this system, and we have explored only a handful. There will be more opportunity for ships to return to this system in the future. If you are interested in a mission there, then please contact your CO and ask them to contact me or their FC to discuss options.

We also have several exciting subplots running around the site, two of which I am aware of so I’ll comment here.

On Star Base Bravo we have what appears to be some misbehavior in a murder or three, and some interesting things going on with the CID department. You should check it out!

On Star Base Delta we have just had a recess in the never-ending trial of Vice Admiral Grant, a trial which reads more like a holo-dramatization of the way not to practice law than anything based in reality. It’s all good fun, and in the end I think you’ll be somewhat surprised at the ending–I know I will, as we haven’t decided how it is to end yet!

That’s our creative corner for this month.

Please, if anyone has any questions about the creative side of Federation Space, anything at all email them to me at grayson@fed-space.com and I’ll be happy to include them in the next newsletter.

Creative Question

Vice President
Stardate 21109.27

In this column each month I will pose a question to the site, which I ask for your response on via comments below.

This month’s question is…

If your main or ALT PC were to wake up tomorrow in an alternate reality, what rank, position, and situation would you want them to be in? Would they be in command of a ship/station? If so what/where? Would their marital/family status change? What would be different about this new ‘world’?

Be creative, and tell me a story about it. Who knows? It might inspire our creative team with some new ideas…

20 Questions

Lt Jordan Donovan

Stardate 21109.20

This month we get to learn more about Jordan, the player behind Lieutenant Jordan Donovan, Chief of Security aboard the USS Ticonderoga, CA-1471.

Age, Sex, Location?
23, Male, Lexington, VA

When did you first join FedSpace?
July 2009

What brought you to FedSpace?
My brother was a member and showed it to me when I was in high school.

Tell me a little about the process of developing your character.
Well, I based him generally on me. But that was just a start! From there I chose many aspects to enhance and exagerate to make him more interesting and dramatic. I also just made some stuff up to make him more fun. There's a reason I'm a real person and not a work of friction, I wouldn't be very fun to read about. Hehe.

Do you think it is easier or more difficult to play someone based on yourself?
I have found it was easier to base my main character off of myself. In situations I can think how would I react, and then I just apply the differences between myself and my PC to determine a course of action, with a little bit of flair for the dramatic thrown in.

So far, what is your favourite part about being a member of FedSpace?
It's fun! I really like playing with people who are passionate and interested in the same things I am. I have also met several players and really enjoyed making new friends who I would have otherwise never met.

If you were president for a day, what would you change?
I would develop a feedback and performance review system for players in leadership positions. Leading isn't easy, even in a game, so given adequate feedback and development opportunities is crucial to be a success. As it is, we just kinda hope our leaders know or learn fast!

What makes a good Ship/Station?
From my experience, it's a combination of easy going and fun loving players willing to work together to make some great stories. MSN messenger usually helps a lot too.

What do you spend your time outside of FedSpace doing?
I try to travel around the east coast a fair bit to visit friends and loved ones. I am also a US Marine in the reserves, recently activated, and deploying to Okinawa in October.

What is your favourite Star Trek series?
Deep Space Nine. I felt it wasn't afraid to touch on the darker elements and drama, which made it easier for me to make a deeper connection to the characters.

Do you have a favourite line or phrase from either a show or movie?
I don't have a single favorite, but O'Brien and Garak both had several very good lines.

Do you have a favourite character from the shows and why?
Unsurprisingly it would be either O'Brien or Garak.

What piece of Star Trek Technology would you most like to see today?
Replicator. It would solve soooo many of the world's problems.

What was it about Star Trek that made you fall in love with the show?
I liked the overall values of Starfleet and The Federation. I also liked the prospect that one day earth will be able to unite, and then do so again with other races across the galaxy.

What FedSpace player would you most like to meet in real life?
Rose, who plays Pickern. She makes my department look awesome, and is very fun to chat with.

What FedSpace character would you most like to meet in real life?
My own! It would be intersting to meet my own creation come to life. Also really creepy...

If you could list one pet-peeve about your fellow players, what would it be?
I would include myself in this pet peeve. It is being unable to accurately gague how much we are able or willingly to commit to FS commitments. It can be a big bummer to get in a position to feel 'let down' by someone else, or to be the one doing the 'letting down'.

Do you feel there is any disconnect between you and other players based on geographical location?
Not at all. I've met one player from the UK already, and three from here in the US on the eastern seaboard. I plan to meet as many more as I can. Hopefully I can meet some more players before Perry/Grayson/Torkav gets to, as he really hates it that I've already done so once!

What is in your FedSpace future, for yourself and for your character?
I am going to have to cope with taking almost a month-long LOA in the middle of an away mission while I get settled in Okinawa. My character is going to continue to deal with personal relationship conflicts with his crew mates, a tenuous relationship with his FO, and a downright disdain for his CO. See what I said about Drama? Also, he may even become a father...

If there was one thing you would want everyone to know about you, what would that be?
I don't mean to sound so impersonal, but I really do enjoy chatting about FS mostly. My own life is what I use FS as a break from sometimes (even though I use it for inspiration), so don't get offended if it seems that I always like to 'talk shop'.

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

Academy Graduates

Stardate 21109.03

Please join me in welcoming all the recent graduates to Federation Space! These midshipmen graduated from Starfleet Academy during our August points cycle.

Midshipman Daniel Reese - Space Station Sierra 18, SS-18

Congratulations on your graduation, and welcome to Federation Space!

Trek News


Fedspace at STNJ

Stardate 21109.25

The Star Trek Convention held in Parsippany, New Jersey was both a real joy and a difficult weekend.

I was initially drawn to the Parsippany convention after seeing on Facebook that Michael Dorn was replacing Jonathan Frakes and the fact I had so much fun in Vancouver with the events that happened. It was a crazy idea that I actually indulged in if my work schedule would let me. I was glad it did. Although unfortunately in the week between booking everything and the convention, I started to get my butt kicked by a bug. I really did my best not to sneeze or cough too loudly or at all when I was around the actors or around people. I didn’t want to get anyone else ill especially since the bug was nasty.

I missed the first day of the convention all together (the price of working for a living). So I missed seeing Nana Vistor and Rene Auberjonois. Which was fine since I got to see them in Vancouver.

I arrived at the very start of day two. First off, I have to say thank you for the Parsippany Hilton staff. They let me get into my room at like 10 am in the morning. I was so grateful to get a chance to put my stuff into a bedroom and a chance for a shower. Nothing feels better when you are sick to get a shower and a chance to take meds in private. Plus the staff was so helpful throughout my stay.

The morning started off with one of the talks with Adam Malin and Richard Arnold (the heads of the con). It was fun to hear Richard Arnold tell a tale about the George Takei photo op from the Vancouver con and I knew exactly what he was talking about. Then it was on to the trivia contest. This time I did far better then the previous attempt. I made it through a couple of questions although the same question knocked me out in both conventions. Then it was a slight break.

This was the when there was a longest Khan and an appearance by William Shatner. He was filming things for the Fan Addict and the Longest Khan pieces (although the Longest Khan was later on in the day after the Klingons). He was in work mode and very dressed down. He wasn’t making a con appearance to talk about Trek so he wasn’t even announced at all. He was there work. But it was fun to actually to see him there and him trying to keep a low profile so he could work.

Then there was the photo op with Dominic Keating. I wanted my solo shot after the Vancouver convention. If a cute actor makes you turn three shades of red by flirting with you, he definitely deserves a photo one on one. I was so pleased when he actually recognized me from the last con. It was a great feeling to know he recognized me. Plus the photo turned out great.

Then there was the talk with Dominic Keating and Connor Trinneer. That was a lot of fun. It was actually webcasted. Those two have a good friendship and it was just a ton of fun to hear them talk about their time with trek. One of the best moments although it was mortifying in a way, was when I got called back up to the stage to ask a question by Connor with my favorite description of all time “the girl in black”. But my question was already asked and my voice sounded so horrid from being ill, so I really didn’t want to go back up.

Afterwards there was the talk by the Duras Sisters. As usual they were great. I really enjoy listening to Barbara March and Gwynyth Walsh. They enjoy their part with the Trek history and the fact they played two strong Klingon female roles. It was a great mix of being in character (especially since they were in the Klingon makeup) and out character.

After doing the Longest Khan, I had to run up to my room and start doing make up for the costume contest. Plus I wanted to get some more meds in since the morning dose of the cough suppressant was wearing off. So it was a quick trip back to my room for another shower and application of the Trill Spots. I love the costume since I feel so comfortable in the boots, leggings, and all black. With the hair and the makeup take my normal clothes from my closet to a different place where I could embrace the mirror universe attitude. The thing about doing a mirror Ezri, people either get it or they have no idea. Fortunately for me at this con, most people got it. You got some serious Trekkies at this con and they approved of the costume. I didn’t win but I did well enough to satisfied me but the best moment was hearing later was hearing positive feedback about my costume later on that evening and the next day. My fever was on the rise and I needed to lay down for a bit. Unfortunately for some people, that meant they couldn’t get a better look at the costume or any photos but I knew I needed to sleep some so I could enjoy the later events..

After my nap, I was up for some dinner and sitting down to chat with other Trekkies in the lobby. It was just fun to meet new people especially since I went to the con alone instead of with one of my best friends like I normally do. I would have loved to do more of chatting before the cabaret but I had to sleep for my own sake.

The cabaret was both a lot of fun and a bit of a letdown. A year ago I was blown away by the ds9 cabaret which had a ratpack feel and I was hoping that Barbara March, Gwynyth Walsh and Dominic Keating would blow me away in the same way with the humor. Instead this was more well-acted and more thought provoking due to the nature of selecting more theater pieces by March and Walsh. Plus you could tell that Dom was still working on getting the timing to his comedy bits and his jokes are more witty.

Afterwards, it was off to the cocktail party. That was so much fun. We had one on one time with Dominic, Connor, Barbara and Gwynyth. I had the lucky spot of sitting next to the actors (except for Barbara who sat at the other end of the table since Barbara and Gwynyth are a team). Each actor who came to the table brought a whole different feel. Dominic was a bit drunk but just funny. Plus he was definitely sitting very close to me. Then Connor came over and we were talking about if shows are getting better or worse by the saturation of the market by having so much access to media. Then our table was open for a little bit and the table itself just started to talk about everything. Then Gwynyth and Barbara came over. The talk turned more serious and about how conventions can be such a good thing since the fans are so welcoming and it’s a safe place. My phone helped to come up with a book title that was being recommended by Gwynyth to the guy who won the music contest. It was a good night and a ton of fun.

Day two started off on the later side for me. I wanted to rest and sleep in. But I made sure I was in the room for Michael Dorn. He was one of my reasons to be at the con. I was in line to get autographs with him while Bobby Clark (the “Gorn”) was talking. Then there was the talk with Dorn. Oh my goodness, I was in love. He was funny, a bit modest, and great and really made up for the fact I wanted to crawl into bed and sleep for four days. He really gave so much insight to both behind the scenes at TNG and DS9. I loved the fact he poked fun that there was a Frakes poster up instead of him and he did the line “Perhaps today is a good day to die” in the Worf voice. One of the things I really loved was that you could tell he loved playing Worf despite all the makeup and really understood the character. It was one of my favorite talks all time (the other favorite was by the Gowron and Martok –have I mentioned I really like Klingons).

Then it was time to line up for the photo op with Michael Dorn. It was great fun. He actually put his arm around me. So while I held it together while in the photo op room (no sneezing, coughing or geeking out), the moment I stepped out the door, I literally took a moment to smile and said “That really happen. YAY!”. It was one of my favorite moments since I have crushed on Worf since I was about seven years old (litearlly for 20 years).

Then there was the auction part two. I was amazed for the second day in a row how much higher things were going for then compared to Vancouver. I got some great steals when I was in Vancouver. Then I sat in line to get my drawing done. That was a fun perk that an artist had a digital booth set up where she was giving out free caricatures of people at the con. This never happened at the Vancouver cons and I thought it would fit in well.

Then it was time for the webcast with Nichelle Nichols. It was great to hear her again. She’s so generous and a gracious to the fans. The big debate with Miss Nichols is how frail is her health; while you can tell she’s getting older and weaker, I don’t think she’s super frail compared to some of the people I come into contact with everyday. But it seemed like she was “sundowning” a little bit. Her thoughts were less clear then they were in Vancouver. But it was a marvelous talk.

After that it was time to claim my photos and go home. It was a great trip. It was great to see the different kinds of fans the same convention can draw just based on location. I really enjoyed seeing some familiar faces and talking to new people. I just wish I didn’t feel like hell when I was on the trip.


Voy: Ful Circle

Stardate 21109.16

After the miserableness that was Over a Torrent Sea, I wasn’t certain I could stomach another Trek book for a while. Weary that the next would be just as awful, I decided to suck it up and try again anyway.

Star Trek: Voyager: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer absolutely blew me away! I couldn’t get enough of this book.

At 561 this is one long story, and it probably could have been split into two as there are two parts to this book. I’d been expecting it to follow the chronology of the time period, taking place somewhere around the time of the Borg invasion of just shortly after. With many time jumps, the book begins three years prior to the invasion in 2378.

The first half of the book centers on B’Elanna and Tom Paris. During the TV series their daughter Miral was named as the Kuvah’magh – a mythical figure from Klingon culture. Because of this they are worried about Miral’s safety, and it explains the great lengths they take to keep her safe.

The second half of the book tries to bring the Voyager universe back together. A variety of things have happened since they returned to the Alpha Quadrant on the show. Despite there being Voyager books since then, a lot has still happened to the characters. This story fills in the gaps between those books and brings things up to date following the Borg invasion.

I really enjoyed the author’s use of the characters. She stayed true to them and their personalities. The only issue I had was B’Elanna started to wear on my nerves after a while. She became obsessed with the causes she was fighting for to the detriment to her relationship with Tom and all their friends.

This was also a great catch up for me since I hadn’t read all the earlier Voyager books.

The author is quite skilled at capturing emotions, because you could really get a sense of the pain Chakotay was experiencing. I will admit that the last half of the book had me tearing up at some points because you start to really feel for him.

The ending surprised me a great deal, which is also a bonus!

I am eagerly wanting to get my paws on Beyer’s next Voyager book. That has to wait while I read some other Trek novels, since I’m trying to read them in order of release.

Five stars!

Trek Trivia

Stardate 21109.28

Each month on the FNN 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

1. Which crew member does Nyota Uhura tease with a song in "Charlie X"? 2. For what assignment did Beverly Crusher leave the Enterprise-D for a year? 3. Julia Bashir developed an interest in holosuite programs depicting:      a) Lost causes      b) Interspecies warfare      c) Tests of physical endurance      d) Medical emergencies 4. How old was Kes when she joined the crew of Voyager? 5. Name the facility where Drs. Carol and David Marcus were stationed in The Wrath of Khan. 6. Who was the only person who could control the adolescent Jem'Hadar aboard Deep Space 9? 7. In The Motion Picture, how long did Scotty say it had taken to redesign and refit the Enterprise? 8. What song did the Doctor and Seven of Nine sing in "Someone to Watch Over Me"? 9. In which episode did Bashir and a group of genetically engineered misfits wreak havoc on DS9 while trying to find a solution to the war with the Dominion? 10. To which series does the novel "Last Full Measure" belong?

Submit your answers or [atgmail[dot]com email them].

Last Month's Answers

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

Last Month's Winners

1. Azernal Rin 2. Torkav 3. Julia Nielson

All Around Champs and Hall of Fame after the cut...

All Around Champs

1. <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=Dega,_Alice">Alice Dega</a> (34) 2. <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=Azernal,_Rin">Azernal Rin</a> (19) 3. <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=Tregelen,_Alexis">Alexis Tregelen</a> (17) 4. <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=User:Nielson">Julia Nielson</a> (16) 5. <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=Cooper,_Jonathan">Jonathan Cooper</a> (12) 6. <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=Torkav">Torkav</a> (11) 7. <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=Vaughn,_Benjamin">Benjamin Vaughn</a> (8) 8. <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=Donovan,_Jordan">Jordan Donovan</a> (6)

Hall of Fame

2010 - <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=DeWitt,_Kyle">Kyle DeWitt</a> (86) 2009 - <a href="http://federationspace-rpg.net/wiki/index.php?title=Macleod,_Laura">Laura Macleod</a> (91)

Science News

This Month in Astronomy History

3 Juno

Stardate 21109.08

This Month in Astronomy History…. 3 Juno was discovered by German astronomer Karl L Harding on September 1st, 1804. Juno for short, it was the third asteroid to be discovered. Juno is currently classified as the 10th largest asteroid with a diameter of 234 kilometers – that’s about one-fifteenth the size of the Moon. Classified as an “s-type”, Juno is made up of nickel-iron, iron, and magnesium silicates.

It features a 100km crater near its southern pole that astronomers say is due to an impact from around the time of Juno’s formation. Many speculate that Juno is the source of several of the meteorites that have landed on Earth.

Unusually bright compared to other asteroids in its class, Juno can sometimes be observed as being brighter than Neptune. Its brightness magnitude is typically +8.7, though it’s been known to reach +7.5.

For the astronomers out there, when Juno is at it’s brightest you can typically see it in the night sky using a pair of binoculars or an amateur telescope.