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The Gremlin – Inarr “Steve” Rogg d’Squamos

Character Name: Inarr “Steve” Rogg d’Squamos
Ship and Current Post: USS Discovery, Assistant Chief Engineer
Real Name: Cliff Richards III
Part of the World you’re from: Florida, USA

-First, give a little background about your character. About a paragraph about who they are so the readers have a little background. (I’ll use some of this in the opening of the interview)

Inarr Rogg is a Dachlyd, a reptiloid somewhat resembling an upright Terran iguana. The offspring of  Glykon Rogg and Inga Ramya, Inarr was hatched and raised aboard a merchant freighter. Inarr was accepted to the StarFleet Academy and began further studies in xenobiology. However, culture clash and adapting to Starfleet life caused the young Dachlyd to drop xenobiology in favor of engineering – a much easier course of study for Inarr to pursue while assimilating. Inarr is proud to be the Academy’s first Dachlyd graduate and hopes, by example, to lead other Dachlyds into Starfleet.

The Gremlin – Elya Tali

In this edition of “The Gremlin”, we take the turbolift to Deck 8 of the USS Aurora. Her Chief Engineer, Elya Tali, is hard at working making sure the engines and ship’s systems perform at peak efficiency. Thankfully, Lieutenant had some time to answer some of our questions.

Elya was the first Laudean to join Starfleet, and left for the academy just before Duronis II decided to join the Romulan empire instead of the Federation, leaving her isolated from her home planet. Laudeans have a “fielding ability” that allows them to sense energy fields that pass through their body. For this reason, Elya excels at fixing practical engineering problems, which led her to become Chief Engineer aboard the USS Victory, and then transfer to the USS Aurora.

The Gremlin – Ethan Brice

After a few years, it’s time for another edition of “The Gremlin,” where we ask one of the many Engineers around our fleet some questions about their character. It’s a great way to learn more about the tool-pushers in our community.

In this edition, we had the chance to talk with Lieutenant Commander Ethan Brice. As you may recall from an earlier news story about Odd Jobs in the fleet, he currently serves as Research and Development Engineer aboard the USS Independence-A. He was gracious enough to answer some of our questions.

Ask the Engineer: Engineering in Medical

Medical Tricorder

Medical Equipment. Even the sound of the phrase stirs sweat under the collar for some of our intrepid Starfleet Officers. The thought of a hypospray incites fear in the hearts of many. However, Lieutenant Junior Grade Arielle Teagan, Chief Engineer of the USS Constitution-B has written the following article regarding this intriguing equipment and how modern medical equipment has its roots in it’s engineering brother.

“In Star Trek some of the today known medical instruments are replaced with modern technology to provide better and faster treatment. Most advanced are the Medical Tricorder, Emergency Medical Hologram and Biobed, all doctors “big help” in diagnosis and faster and more productive treatment of patients.

Ask the Engineer: Portable Phasers

The Phaser is the primary sidearm of Starfleet Personnel. Phaser energy is released through the application of the Rapid Nadion Effect (RNE). Rapid nadions are short-lived subatomic particles possessing special properties related to high-speed interactions within atomic nuclei, enabling a limited but portable source of powerful burst energy.

Ask the Engineer: Federation Shuttlecraft

All our ships have a number of shuttlecraft aboard for away missions, short trips, research, and recreation. In this case, one size does not fit all! Here are a few of the shuttlecraft most commonly used:

  • Type 6: Slow short range shuttlecraft. Very easy to pilot, even appropriate for untrained civilians. Typically unarmed.
  • Type 7: Short to medium range shuttlecraft. Typically unarmed.
  • Type 8: Short range shuttlecraft, designed especially for scientific missions. Typically unarmed.
  • Type 9 (Class 2): “fast, maneuverable, but not built for comfort.” These are for long-range travel. Equipped with phasers.
  • Type 11: A large heavy-duty shuttlecraft for long-range travel. Equipped with phasers and photon torpedoes.
  • Type 15: Fast small shuttlepod with room for only one or two pilots.
  • Type 18: Fast small shuttlepod with room for two pilots and four passengers.

More information about shuttles is available on Memory Alpha.

Ask an Engineer: Beam me up!

“Scotty, Beam me up!”  -Kirk

Q: What are the steps to beaming someone up from a planet’s surface?

A: In an emergency without your transporter chief, any officer might need to beam their comrades out of a difficult situation. Here are the six steps and what can go wrong!


Experienced by adult Vulcan males every seven years when the need to procreate overcomes them. If left unattended will result in death.

The Gremlin: An Engineering Column

By Nathan Baker

In this, the inaugural post of a, hopefully monthly column, we talk with one of Starbase 118’s well-known members. Dan Tubbe plays Commander Varaan, the Vulcan Commanding Officer of the USS ATLANTIS and a former Chief Engineer of the USS PALADIN.

Dear Doctor: Delusional Paranoia!

Question: We have an officer suffering from mental disorientation in the form of delusional paranoia and hallucinations. What is the best way to deal with this situation?

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