YARISTIA, PALANON — Following a stressful trip from Trill to the Tyrellian Sector, the USS Gorkon celebrated in outstanding fashion with a formal ceremony of extraordinary proportions.
MERIDIAN — Starfleet officials have dispatched the USS Montreal to Meridian, a colony on the edge of the Shoals, upon learning that the population had been struck with a deadly plague.
AAVARO WILDS – The crew of the USS Eagle has been assigned to assist the democratic Cardassian Union with a long uncompleted mission.
The UFOP: StarBase 118 Fleet started 2019 with 1712 sims total, meaning a fleet average of 171 sims per ship. The USS Montreal edged out the USS Gorkon for the lead, with 247 sims written. The Gorkon was close behind though, with 241 sims written. Following the pack leaders, the USS Veritas clocked 221 sims for the month of January, and the USS Eagle came in with 176.
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!
MARCHLANDS – Completing their mission involving an unexpected trip back in time, the crew of the USS Constitution, NCC-9012-B, returned to Starbase 104 for a much-needed period of rest and relaxation.
For all the work they do exploring and saving the Federation from endless threats, it seems our beloved crews don’t get anywhere near enough shore leave. But when it is shown, the results is excellent television.
With the first episode to fit this bill – aptly titled “Shore Leave” – a precedent was set. “Shore Leave” itself is often lauded by fans as a fun romp, and a standout of TOS’ first season. “Captain’s Holiday” features uptight and work-addicted Jean-Luc Picard become embroiled in a time-bending adventure on Risa. “Family” from TNG’s fourth season, follows the events of “The Best of Both Worlds”, and gives the audience a rare and cherished glimpse of characters dealing with the consequences of previous events. Incidentally, this is the only episode in all of Star Trek canon that does not include a scene on the bridge. Enterprise follows this trend twice – once with the episode entitled “Two Days and Two Nights” in its first season, and another entitled “Home”, which features Enterprise crew members dealing with the personal issues following the conclusion of the Xindi conflict.
While there are other episodes that mention or feature shore leave, these are those predicated around it. With that in mind, which shore leave episode is your favorite?
Captain’s Log, Day 119 – Captain Roshanara Rahman, reporting.
I’ve long since given up trying to keep track of the stardate. And if this plan works, the stardate won’t matter as we’ll find ourselves aligned back with the rest of the universe, on the same day I first gave the order to abandon Veritas.
Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Ronen Arth and Vel Careno!
The third and fourth episodes of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season revisit threads from last season while continuing the overall return to more traditional Trek storytelling.