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Disaster strikes USS Njörðr en route to New Horizons Conference

UNKNOWN NEBULA — The USS Njörðr has run aground within an unchartered nebula en route to Starfleet’s New Horizons Conference.


Poll of the Week: Medical Officer by Day, Secret Agent by Night

The holodeck is one of the most versatile pieces of technology at Starfleet’s disposal. When you use the holodeck, there is a nearly limitless amount of resources at your disposal. Any item in the database from a wine glass to a shuttlecraft can be recreated by the computer. Characters with artificial personalities can be added in to either create a particular atmosphere or act out a story. The walls and floor with the yellow grid on them can become any number of vistas or locations from across the galaxy with the push of a button. Everything is controlled by the ship’s computer, adapting the program as it goes along to provide whatever the user is looking for.

Holodecks are primarily an outlet for crew recreation, but they have many other uses as well. Aspects of the Delta Flyer were originally designed and simulated using the holodeck. Authors can make a living by writing holonovels. In some cases we’ve even seen holodecks used in group therapy sessions or to covertly test someone’s loyalty to the Federation. In this week’s poll, we want to know what your character most frequently does when they use the holodeck. Do they save the world from evil villains and take part in historical battles, or are they more likely to utilize the holodeck when they’re trying to simulate a project or need to do some training exercises?

What does your character use the holodeck for most? Head to the forums to cast your vote and be sure to comment with your thoughts!


USS Veritas undergoes refit and repair as crew enjoys extended shore leave

UTOPIA PLANITIA, MARS — The USS Veritas has returned to drydock after suffering severe damage recovering its crew from the moon nicknamed Limbo.


Amid temporal disruption on Edrov III moon, USS Eagle recovers mysterious artifact

AAVARO WILDS – With temporal instabilities behind them, the crew of the USS Eagle headed to Aavaro Wild’s commercial hub.


Promotions for February

The staff of UFOP: SB118 would like to congratulate all who saw their hard work and dedication pay off this month. Please be sure to congratulate these members when you see them around the forums and chat room!

CONSTITUTION

  • Dave Young to Lieutenant
  • Edward Spear to Lieutenant
  • COLUMBIA

    • Jona ch’Rann to Lieutenant JG
    • Pholin Duyzer to Lieutenant

    Pirates confronted and ancient artifact recovered by USS Columbia

    DELTA VEGA I — Starfleet has confirmed the successful retrieval of a stolen historical artifact following a pursuit of the thieves from Dehner Base.


    Poll of the Week: Most Interesting Parent/Child Relationship?

    It’s rather surprising to realize just how many relationships in Star Trek are principally parent/child based. In most cases, these connections between beloved characters has yielded fantastic character building episodes, while often posing intriguing philosophical questions. Since the first episode to feature an example of this trend, TOS’ “Journey to Babel”, in which Spock must confront the burden of command and the needs of his family, a long standing tradition has been maintained. Whether the relationship exists for a short time (such as in the TNG episode  “The Offspring”) or for the length of an entire series (Benjamin and Jake Sisko), they almost always manage to add heart to a show that can sometimes feel clinical and dry.

    This week’s poll asks you which parent/child relationship in Star Trek you found most interesting. Give us your vote by clicking here to head to the forums. Be sure to comment below the poll!


    Rear Admiral Renos wakes from coma while crew explore Class-O planet

    PLANET DQ-1908-P, DELTA QUADRANT — In a deep coma since an encounter with a previously unknown subspace species, Rear Admiral Renos regained consciousness unexpectedly while the USS Apollo crew explored a nearby planet.


    USS Montreal provides critical aid amid plague outbreak on Meridian

    MERIDIAN — The USS Montreal arrived at Meridian colony on a mission of diplomatic outreach but was instead confronted by an outbreak of deadly plague.


    Applications and Academy Graduates for February 2019

    Every month, the Academy staff works to compile the statistics about our recruiting and training for the fleet’s informational purposes. Let’s take a look at how we did as a fleet in February.

    This first graph depicts the number of applications that we have received each month this year. February is the shortest month of the year and the fleet saw eighteen new applications! That’s an average of one and one half applications per day!

    The following chart shows how our new members found us, according to their application:

    This final graph shows how many people graduated from the Academy during the month of February. The fleet saw thirteen new graduates this month, which included one applicant who applied during January. We also had three applicants who’s training did not conclude until after the start of March.

    These new recruits are the lifeblood of our community. Without them, it becomes difficult to keep our ships fully crewed and even more difficult to grow the fleet. If you’d like to help us recruit more members and grow our fleet, you can join the Publicity Team using this form.


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