Each week, our Poll of the Week editors – Randal Shayne and Anath G’Renn – come up with creative new questions to ask the fleet about their favorite (or least favorite) aspects of Star Trek.
Now we’re asking for your help in adding more questions to our weekly polls. If you have a great idea for an upcoming poll, drop it in the form below to let us know!
Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Ravenna Carter, Kel Tarren, and returning member Solaris McLaren!
Join us in the chat room for our monthly OOC chat today (Sunday, July 14) at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm London / 3am+1 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. Especially if you’ve never attended a chat before, we hope you’ll participate this month!
JENATRIS CLOUD — The USS Atlantis has left the impromptu flotilla of ships gathering after the sudden disappearance of Starbase 26 in order to find out what happened to the station, and if possible, recover it.
The Star Trek galaxy is full of alien worlds and while some may be very similar to Earth, many of the more developed planets have a distinct feeling all their own. Whether you want an Earth-like planet full of beautiful art and architecture or a smog-filled metropolis with near-constant rain, there’s a planet for you somewhere in the galaxy. Some, like the pressure domes of Luna or the underwater cities of Bolarus IX offer very different environments compared to Earth.
If you were to pick one of the planets in the galaxy as a place to live, where would you begin your search? Perhaps a small house overlooking the Vulcan Fire Plains. Is a large city like those on Ferenginar or Qo’noS more your speed? If you’re looking for a breathtaking view, seeing the Bolarus ocean floor outside your window is tough to compete with. Or maybe you’d be more than happy right where you are, as there’s no place like home.
This week’s poll asks: Which Star Trek world would you most like to live on?
Click here to head to the forums now and vote – be sure to let us known which planet you would choose in the thread below the poll!
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 June.
This first graph depicts the number of applications that we have received each month this year. The month of June was the second month in a row with a decline in the number of applications. As a fleet, we finished the month with nine new applications.
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 June. The fleet saw only four graduates during the month of June, tying it with March for the lowest number this year. This includes two applicants who applied during the month of May. We also had four applicants whose training did not start until the beginning of July.
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.
Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Nali Talia and Artinus Serinus!
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!
- Sheila Bailey to Lieutenant JG
- Kawakame Shin to Lieutenant
- Tiria Hamasaki to Lieutenant
- German Galven to Lieutenant Commander
- Esa Darkkdust to Lieutenant JG
- Kiliak Jo to Lieutenant
- Alexander Williams to Commander
- Addison MacKenzie to Lieutenant JG
- Geoffrey Teller to Lieutenant
- G’Var to Lieutenant
- Jansen Orrey to Lieutenant Commander
We invite all members of our community to join us in the Discord chat room this coming Sunday, for our regularly scheduled get-together, where we’ll talk about what’s happening around the fleet, learn more about each other, and discuss Star Trek!
The chat starts this Sunday, July 14 at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UTC. Click here to see the start time in your zone, and add this event to your calendar.
This chat is open to all and casual, so feel free to come and go as you please. See you there!
It’s the 25th anniversary of the 118 fleet and the Podcast Team is working harder than ever to bring you an entertaining show! Check out these fun segments:
- Montreal in Focus: Chloe Waters interviews Mei’konda
- Announcements and Team ads read By Lael Rosek
- Moments In Time: Important events in 118 history by Toryn Raga
- Legacy: Embassy at Duronis II by Toryn Raga
- Welcome to the Fleet, covering graduates from January 2396 through May 2396 read by Kelrod
- Roshanara Rahman interviews Geoffrey Teller
- What’s New With The Fleet? (Snippets of Mission Reports from the USS Eagle, the USS Montreal, and the USS Columbia) read by Lael Rosek
- “Reach the Light,” Filk Written by Lael Rosek and Riley Delar, Sung By Kelrod
Voiceover and editorial contributions were provided by Lt. Commander Lael Rosek, Fleet Captain Roshanara Rahman, Captain Mei’konda, Lt Commander Toryn Raga, Commander Kelrod, Lieutenant JG Chloe Waters, and Lieutenant Geoffrey Teller. Video edited by Lt. Commander German Galven.
Click here to listen to the June 2396 podcast on YouTube.