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Poll of the Week: Best Character of the Series – ENT

While Kirk and company started off the “wagon train to the stars”, it was the prequel series of Enterprise that gave us a glimpse at the birth of the Federation that we have come to know and love. The intrepid crew of the NX-01 would need the explorer’s spirit and nerves of steel to venture into the unknown. Who would be counted worthy of participating in this trek?

Captain Jonathan Archer was a kind man and epitomized what it meant to be human. He was ready to reach out a helping hand – sometimes to a fault. His father before him worked on the warp engine design that would carry the Enterprise on her mission of discovery, so he was no stranger to what it would take for mankind to take its place among the stars.

T’Pol was the Vulcan observer and represented the ever-watchful stare of the Vulcans. Because of her different views and manner, she sometimes found herself at odds with the rest of the crew. Eventually, they seemed to settle into an understanding which brought us many storylines that helped us see the Vulcans as brothers and not just as rivals holding humans back.

Commander Charles “Trip” Tucker III. The engineer with all the know-how and a southern drawl too. He was likeable, quick-witted, and made a great mother.

Doctor Phlox introduced us to a new species in the Star Trek universe – the Denobulans. Phlox was also somewhat of an outsider. He did not always understand or agree with the decisions the captain and crew made but his gregarious personality stood in stark contrast to that of T’Pol. He was always viewed as a valuable member of the crew and seemed to have a never-ending supply of wise words.

Then we have crew members such as Hoshi Sato, Malcolm Reed, and Travis Mayweather. And who can forget other regulars like the Andorian Captain Shran or Vulcan Ambassador Soval?

Who is your favourite character from the Enterprise series?

Click here to head to the forums now and vote in this week’s poll on which plan you would choose, or let us know your own! Be sure to leave a comment in the thread!

Constitution Crew Resolves Two Legends With Modern Twists

ENDAASI — Starfleet officers from the USS Constitution (NCC-9012-B) endured unforeseen earthquakes, which resulted in some fascinating discoveries and an on-world visitor.

Starbase 118 Celebrates The Largest Gratitude Festival In Station History

STARBASE 118 Ops — The Bajoran Gratitude Festival is the most interesting event on the base at the moment, and everyone is excited. But culture exchange isn’t all they’re partaking in.

Ship Closeup – USS Narendra

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” The Narendra’s official motto pays homage to her legacy, but her Klingon allies granted the ship an unofficial motto: DabuQlu’DI’ yISuv. (When threatened, fight.)

The USS Narendra is an Ambassador-class starship and  was first launched under the command of Fleet Captain Sal Taybrim. She received her first major refit in 2371, which greatly expanded her shield and structural integrity, as well as upgrading her weapon systems to current standards. This was done anticipating the tensions with the Dominion.  

The Ambassador-class was developed at the San Francisco Fleet Yards. The U.S.S. Enterprise-C was the most famous Ambassador class starship ever commissioned by Starfleet. It was destroyed in battle in 2344 while protecting the Klingon colony on Narendra III from a Romulan attack, and all hands were presumed to be killed in action. This valorous sacrifice bought the Federation several decades of peace with the Klingon Empire.

Today we are joined by the crew of the USS Narendra to tell us more about this storied vessel. The crew range from different kinds of multicultural backgrounds such as Betazoid, Rekarian, Human, El-Aurian, Bajoran, Elaysian, Denobulan, Vulcan,  and Barzans.

Poll of the Week: Christmas With The Crew

We rarely see the holiday season in the Star Trek franchise; with a plethora of cultures, species and systems of beliefs, that makes perfect sense.

Ignoring that one scene with Jean-Luc spending a Christmas in the Twilight Zone, I mean, um the Nexus from Star Trek: Generations, of course.

So… if we did get a one-off Christmas episode, who would you rather spend it with? Rocking around the Christmas tree with Data, Crusher and Riker (his leg posed on a large snowman)? Having a happy Hanukkah with Kirk, Spock and Bones? Spending Winter Solstice with Archer on the original Enterprise (and not just because it’s the shortest day of the year)?

Perhaps you’d like a krazy Kwanzaa with Janeway doing that face parents do when you open your presents and they know exactly what they’ve got you? Chakotay, of course, wouldn’t have a clue what he’d got you, and Neelix would make a banging dinner. Perfection.

But of course, there are plenty of other options for winter holidays that you could choose from; but that’s not what we’re asking for here.

What we want to know is WHO would you choose to spend some time with over the holiday season? Of all the different crews from the Star Trek shows to choose from, although I’m sure some of you might select a crew not from one of the lead ships. Perhaps you’d rather spend an extra cold Christmas with Shran and the rest of his Andorian band? Or maybe take in some bloodwine at a Klingon opera with Gowron and his magnificent stare?

Who would you choose to spend some time with over the holiday season?

Click here to head to the forums now and vote in this week’s poll on which plan you would choose, or let us know your own! Be sure to leave a comment in the thread!

USS Arrow Targeted in Daring Pirate Raid Amid Captain’s Conference

ATLAS BASE, THE ALPHA ISLES — While playing host to several local Isles captains, the USS Arrow (NCC-69829) found itself the target of a boisterous executed raiding attempt by Alpha Quadrant pirates.

Sal Taybrim promoted to Commodore

Earlier this year, new formal rules in Bylaw 2 were ratified by the EC that govern when and how the rank and title of Commodore is to be awarded. Commodore is now an exclusive rank and title that captains and fleet captains can earn in UFOP: StarBase 118 once they have served as commanding officer of a vessel for five years (whether continuously during one tenure or cumulatively over multiple commands). Having completed their own “five-year mission” aboard their ships, these COs are recognized by our community as among our finest leaders in the fleet.

The Executive Council is pleased to announce the promotion of Fleet Captain Sal Taybrim to the rank and title of Commodore.

After first earning the rank of Commander on October 29, 2015, Commodore Taybrim took command of our fleet’s namesake installation, StarBase 118 Ops, on December 12, 2015. Commodore Taybrim was promoted to Captain on June 12, 2016, and then Fleet Captain on February 20, 2019. Commodore Taybrim remains in active command of Ops.

Commodore Taybrim’s name has been added to the Commodore page in the Hall of Honor. In five years of service as a commanding officer, Taybrim has been decorated numerous times. Such honors include the James T. Kirk Cross, Christopher Pike Pendant, and Staff Member of the Year Award. Taybrim also previously received the Prantares Ribbon and the Rising Star Award.

In addition to her duties as CO to her crew, Taybrim’s player Jamie serves as a member of the Executive Council, facilitator of the Newsies Team, and member of the Chat Team and the Wiki Ops Squadron.

You can read more about Commodore Taybrim in an interview she did in 2017.

Please join us in congratulating Commodore Sal Taybrim on the forums!

USS Veritas Debate Prime Directive As Asteroid Home To Pre-warp Species Deteriorates

WUAGYL SECTOR — The USS Veritas (NCC-95035) crew has encountered a pre-warp civilisation reportedly native to an asteroid while searching for the crew of S.S. Duncan Dunbar.

New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the StarBase 118 fleet: Vitor Silveira, Sirn, and Aine Sherlock!

It’s time to chat! Join us today for our monthly fleetwide party.

Join us in the chat room for our monthly OOC chat today (Sunday, December 13th) at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm London / 5am, December 14th, Sydney (AUS). (See your timezone here.)

Click here to join the chat on Discord. It’s fun and easy, and only takes a minute to get set up if you’ve never signed up on before.

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.

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