KETAR V, THE SHOALS — The crew of the USS Veritas (NCC-95035) has assisted Colonial Coalition Marshals Service (CCMS) officers in arresting Rama Suttirat, who now faces charges for premeditated murder.
Each year, we run a contest to see which crew can come up with the best avatar themes for the forums, like “Nightmare Before Christmas,” or “Mugshots,” or “Sesame Street.” A set of judges from every crew in the fleet determines the best based on originality and design.
This year’s 9th annual contest has already begun, so if you haven’t yet checked-in to your forum thread, be sure to get that doon soon!
On a Starfleet ship or station – especially in the days before replicators and advanced food synthesizers – one of the most valuable members of the crew is the ship’s chef. The crew works best if there are a variety of quality dishes available in the mess hall. Just take a look at Deep Space Nine: The promenade was full of restaurants for the crew to choose from. Whether you would rather join Bashir and Garak for lunch at the Replimat, visit Quark’s, or make your own meals like Captain Sisko, there is a dining option for you.
Even in the age of replicators, creating ready-to-serve meals out of thin air there is still a preference for food made from scratch. People are willing to forgo the convenience of a replicator for a home-cooked meal. A real chef and a dining establishment to supplement a mess hall full of replicators can still benefit a 24th century ship or station. But who would you pick to be your ship’s chef?
There are no shortage of chefs with culinary experience, both Starfleet and civilian. Some of them are restaurateurs full-time, while others just see cooking as a hobby or skill. If you had your own ship, who would you ask to keep the galley on your ship running smoothly and producing good food? Do you think that your crew is tough enough to survive Leola Root everything? Maybe you would prefer to see Sisko’s Creole Kitchen open a location on your ship.
Who would you choose to run your ship’s mess hall?
AVENDRA V — Fleet Captain Taybrim and several other senior officers face a struggle to survive against the elements after their shuttle crashed following an attack.
“Deanna, take the helm!” The four scariest words in Star Trek history.
It can be a challenge to master a single position on a starship, both in and out of character. Despite sharing similar uniforms, the engineers, doctors, security officers and other staff have wildly different responsibilities. Nonetheless, an officer may be asked to take over the duties of a fallen comrade or a temporarily unavailable one at any moment.
With that in mind, what second duty speciality would you be most interested in having your character try out?
EARTH, SOLAR SYSTEM — Ensuing a gruelling mission against the Orion Syndicate, the USS Gorkon (NCC-82293) has returned to Earth for well-needed shore leave and a well-anticipated wedding.
CARDASSIAN PRISON COLONY, ALPHA QUADRANT — Following the discovery of Bajorans being held on a Cardassian prison colony, the crew of the Federation starship USS Astraeus (NCC-70652) implemented rescue operations to recover them.
PAR’THA EXPANSE – The crew of the USS Atlantis has succeeded in returning Deep Space 26 back to normal space, following its entrance into subspace.
DELTA VEGA I — The USS Columbia has returned to Dehner Base, where the crew are recovering from the aftermath of their previous assignment.
Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Alastriona DeTroyes and Jon Hawkes!