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!
- Jona ch’Rann to Lieutenant JG
- Pholin Duyzer to Lieutenant
DELTA VEGA I — Starfleet has confirmed the successful retrieval of a stolen historical artifact following a pursuit of the thieves from Dehner Base.
It’s rather surprising to realize just how many relationships in Star Trek are principally parent/child based. In most cases, these connections between beloved characters has yielded fantastic character building episodes, while often posing intriguing philosophical questions. Since the first episode to feature an example of this trend, TOS’ “Journey to Babel”, in which Spock must confront the burden of command and the needs of his family, a long standing tradition has been maintained. Whether the relationship exists for a short time (such as in the TNG episode “The Offspring”) or for the length of an entire series (Benjamin and Jake Sisko), they almost always manage to add heart to a show that can sometimes feel clinical and dry.
PLANET DQ-1908-P, DELTA QUADRANT — In a deep coma since an encounter with a previously unknown subspace species, Rear Admiral Renos regained consciousness unexpectedly while the USS Apollo crew explored a nearby planet.
MERIDIAN — The USS Montreal arrived at Meridian colony on a mission of diplomatic outreach but was instead confronted by an outbreak of deadly plague.
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 February.
This first graph depicts the number of applications that we have received each month this year. February is the shortest month of the year and the fleet saw eighteen new applications! That’s an average of one and one half applications per day!
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 February. The fleet saw thirteen new graduates this month, which included one applicant who applied during January. We also had three applicants who’s training did not conclude until after the start of March.
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.
This month the chat team presents one of our yearly event chats: our fleetwide watch-a-long! Join us in the chat room for our monthly chat on Sunday, March 10 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 5pm London / 4am+1 Sydney (AUS). (Click here to see when the chat starts in your timezone, and add this chat to your calendar with a quick and easy link.)
How does a watch-along work? Simple! Log onto the chat for instructions on how to join us via Rabbit so we can all watch the episode together. A link and instructions will be posted in our fleetwide chat, so be sure to arrive a little early. Once things get started we watch a great episode of Trek while chatting about everything we love and remember about it. Or joking about it!
Our theme this year, chosen by popular vote is alternative timelines and alternative captains featuring:
- Star Trek Voyager: S3, E2: “Flashback”
- Star Trek the Next Generation S3, E15: “Yesterday’s Enterprise”
Episodes will start fifteen minutes past the hour, giving everyone enough time to join Rabbit and log in.
Consistency is the name of the game in 2019, with the UFOP: Starbase 118 fleet maintaining sim rates throughout for a total post count of 1678, meaning a fleet average of 168 sims per ship, just slightly down from January. This month, the USS Eagle takes the lead, with 213 sims written. The Gorkon was once again close behind, with 209 sims written. Following the pack leaders, the USS Atlantis clocked 204 sims for the month of February, and the USS Veritas came in with 182.
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!