Whether you’re throwing rice at the bride and groom or beating them over the head with Ma’Stakas, weddings are generally happy occasions, and symbolize a sacred union between two people. From the first (aborted) marriage of Robert Tomlinson and Angela Martine aboard the Enterprise NCC-1701, to the long-awaited conjugation of Deanna Troi and William Riker, Star Trek has a long tradition of showing such ceremonies on the screen. Each has taken a different tone, different visual style and, of course, different participants.
This poll asks you which of the many marriage ceremonies shown on screen was your favorite. Did you enjoy the Japanese-styled ceremony of Miles O’Brien and Keiko Ishikawa? Or were the somber, aggressive overtones of Worf and Jadzia Dax’s wedding more to your taste? Perhaps the less than romantic civil union imposed upon Quark by the widow Grilka struck the right tone.
Click here to vote now on the forums and explain your choice in the thread below the poll!
AZURE NEBULA, ZETA IOMIS IV — After the Followers of Molor’s primary ship and base succumbed to a fiery blaze of glory, the crew quickly realised someone had escaped, but they were unable to pursue.
The Podcast Team is excited to announce our first short-segment podcast in a while. Content includes:
- FNS articles: “Noted Betazoid Lecturer Arrested for Murder”, “Crew of Earth Starfleet vessel rescued from P-409 Sigma after missing for two centuries”, and “Federation mining crew discovers large thalium-filled deposits” read by LtJG Geoffrey Teller
- Ship reports from Starbase 118 Ops and the USS Columbia, read by Lieutenant Commander Toryn Raga
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LUXIS SYSTEM — A team of Starfleet scientists successfully replicated an android but during testing, the prototype malfunctioned and commandeered a shuttle while attempting to rejoin the Borg collective.
We’re here with another interview with a newer member of our community. The title of this column is “Lower Decks,” hearkening back to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled “Lower Decks,” in which junior officers aboard the Enterprise-D speculate on the reasons for recent unusual actions taken by the command crew near the Cardassian border.
This month’s interview is with the writer behind Lieutenant German Galven playing a Denobulan Male Chief Science officer assigned to the USS Montreal.
SHIN: Hello Lieutenant, thank you for taking the time out of your day for this interview. To start, why don’t you tell us a little about yourself and your character?
GALVEN: The pleasure is all mine! Thank you for having me. My name is Dane and I write for Lieutenant German Galven. I was born in the midwest of the United States and was raised in a military family which made me learn to be outgoing and larger than life to make friends quicker since we had to move around so much. I’ve simmered down since my childhood, but I bring out that aspect in German. He’s a quirky Denobulan that is inquisitive and always curious about what’s in front of him.
How did you discover SB118 and how long have you been with the community now?
I found out about SB118 from a friend named Zech (Groznin Smith) and I’ve been with the community for almost six months now. I still have that enthusiasm I had when I first joined! Every day I learn something new and explore the possibilities that the game has so far.
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?
What does your character use the holodeck for most? Head to the forums to cast your vote and be sure to comment with your thoughts!
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!
CONSTITUTIONDave Young to LieutenantEdward Spear to Lieutenant
- Jona ch’Rann to Lieutenant JG
- Pholin Duyzer to Lieutenant