LEMBATTA CLUSTER, MARCHLANDS – A potential energy source has been discovered to be in fact a new lifeform.
The “Lower Decks” interview series is meant to highlight the newer members of our community. Named after the infamous episode of The Next Generation, this segment helps the fleet learn more about the new blood we bring into our community. Today’s interview is with Ensign Emilia Krugol, a joint security/tactical officer aboard the starship Gorkon.
SHAYNE: Thank you for sitting down with me today! Why don’t we start off with a little about the mind behind Krugol. Where in the world do you hail from?
KRUGOL: Thank you so much for having me! I’m currently a student living in the suburban outskirts of Melbourne Australia. I’m studying in my eleventh year of schooling, and I’m about a year and a half away from graduating and going to university. Outside of schooling, I’m an on and off artist and an ameteur dressmaker, that specialises in costume making.
Both security and tactical positions are highly sought after amongst new recruits especially, for a variety of different reasons. What drew you to the role?
When I did my training, I was stuck between the sciences or security, since I’m quite a fan of both roles, it was quite a difficult decision to make. But eventually, I settled for security. I wanted explore how someone as a security officer dealt with being responsible for the welfare of an entire away team, or even an entire ship. I wanted to investigate how conflict and the fate of her fellow crewmates could affect a demure and gentle character like Krugol. I also just really love writing about elaborate fight scenes.
There’s no shortage of starship classes within the fleet – it seems that almost every mission has the perfect vehicle to achieve it! Operations that necessitate tactical ability can look to the nimble firepower of the Defiant class. Long forays into the depths of uncharted space are ideal for the massive explorers of the Federation like the Galaxy and Odyssey classes. Science and medical ships abound like the Olympic class medical cruiser, or the Nova class planetary surveyor.
Given the opportunity to choose, which type of starship would your character command? Are they more of a fighter, befitting a posting to a combat-oriented vessel, would they thrive as the CO of a deep space explorer, or would they more enjoy a medical ship or even a starbase?
Please welcome our newest Academy graduate to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Pholin!
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 August.
This first graph depicts the number of applications that we have received each month this year. The month of August saw twelve new applicants. This is double the number from July and ties June as the third largest number of new applicant this year!
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 August. The fleet saw eight new graduates in August, which twice as many as we saw in July! This number includes three graduates who applied at the end of July and whose training did not conclude until the beginning of August. We also had three applicants whose training did not conclude until the beginning of September.
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.
In August, the members of UFOP: StarBase 118 wrote a total of 1,446 sims across seven ships and installations, with a fleet average of 207 sims per ship.
USS Veritas led the charge with 243 sims. Next was USS Gorkon at 239 sims, followed by Duronis II Embassy at 223 sims.
Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!
On September 8th, 1966 the original series of Star Trek premiered on NBC. Despite being intended as a later episode in the series, the episode “The Man Trap” was chosen to be the premiere episode for its horror-like plot. As the anniversary of Star Trek’s US premiere approaches, we reflected on how much the franchise has grown over the past fifty-one (a few days away from fifty-two) years. Star Trek has expanded to include a handful of television series, fourteen movies, and countless other spin-off works. The franchise has many fans across the world, presumably including the members of this group.
Each of us got our love of Star Trek from somewhere, and we all have our own reasons for liking it so much. Why anyone is a fan of a particular series is a matter of personal feelings and how they look at the series. We want to hear from you about why you love Star Trek. Given how personal the answer to that question will be for everyone, this week’s poll is going to be a bit different. There are no answer choices. There is only the question.
Join us in the chat room for our monthly OOC chat on Sunday, September 9 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm London / 3am+1 Sydney (AUS).
Our monthly chats are a place to meet other members of the fleet, catch up on current fleet events, share stories, and talk about Star Trek. Especially if you’ve never attended a chat before, we hope you’ll participate this month!
Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Thalas th’Koro and Eleanor Alexander!
Big thanks to the following people who kicked in toward our 2019 fundraising goal: Valin Dermont, Quinn Friedl, Valoru, Oddas Aria, and Jo Marshall!
If you’re enjoying your time with our community, please consider helping us maintain our website, which includes an incredibly large wiki, our forums, website, and a number of domain names. It costs about $1,500 a year to pay for everything we need, and it’s all supported by members like you who donate small amounts.