UNKNOWN NEBULA — The USS Njörðr has run aground within an unchartered nebula en route to Starfleet’s New Horizons Conference.
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?
UTOPIA PLANITIA, MARS — The USS Veritas has returned to drydock after suffering severe damage recovering its crew from the moon nicknamed Limbo.
AAVARO WILDS – With temporal instabilities behind them, the crew of the USS Eagle headed to Aavaro Wild’s commercial hub.
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!
- Jona ch’Rann to Lieutenant JG
- Pholin Duyzer to Lieutenant
DELTA VEGA I — Starfleet has confirmed the successful retrieval of a stolen historical artifact following a pursuit of the thieves from Dehner Base.
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.
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.
MERIDIAN — The USS Montreal arrived at Meridian colony on a mission of diplomatic outreach but was instead confronted by an outbreak of deadly plague.
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.