PESHKOVA COLONY, DEMILITARIZED ZONE — A swift and decisive victory seized by Cardassian forces to deal a crucial blow to the Maquis presence within the DMZ ended in the escape of the Skarbek from enemy hands. A mournful memorial service was given by Captain Brunsig in remembrance of cell members fallen in the line of duty.
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 Junior Grade Ghant Xerix playing a Betazoid/Risian male Helms Officer assigned to the USS Gorkon.
GALVEN: Thank you for allowing me to interview you! Could you tell us a little about yourself for our readers out there?
Xerix: My name is Johnny and I write for Ghant Xerix, a young officer from a noble house of Betazed. I’m also an entrepreneur, husband and father of two children.
What has been your favorite moment writing for UFOP: StarBase 118?
Probably a joint post between myself, Ukinix and Rahman involving some dancing with a Betazoid noblewoman. They are great writers and it was a lot of fun.
There’s no getting past it; the United Federation of Planets has got style. Every live-action show has made some change to uniform audiences were introduced to in the 1960s. Often, it’s a complete departure from precidented looks, and other times, its merely a subtle shift, but whether you prefer the utilitarian jumpsuit of Enterprise, or the “Monster Maroons” of Star Treks II-VI, it’s likely that you have a favorite.
Which of the uniforms, in your opinion, looks the best?
AVENDRA V — The crew of Starbase 118 Ops faces a battle to regain control of the USS Narendra after a coordinated attack by the Children of Molor.
ROXBURGH SECTOR — The crew of the USS Veritas traveled to the site of an annual championship racing series held near Ketar V, in order to facilitate the gathering, and represent Starfleet in a number of events.
Please welcome our newest Academy graduate to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Kettick!
STARBASE 104 – Having found some of the senior staff unresponsive in their quarters, the remaining officers of the USS Constitution-B struggle to figure out what’s going on and how to resolve it.
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 September.
This first graph depicts the number of applications that we have received each month this year. The month of September only saw four new applications. This marks September as the month with the lowest number of applicants all year.
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 September. The fleet saw five graduates during the month of September. This is an uncommon phenomenon that occurred because of August graduates who finished training in the beginning of September. We also had one applicant who’s training did not conclude until the beginning of October.
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.
Join us in the chat room for our monthly OOC chat today (Sunday, October 13) at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm London / 3am+1 Sydney (AUS). (See your timezone here.)
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!
They might be heroes to us, but it’s easy to believe that our characters have dreams just like their writers. It’s not too far a stretch of the imagination to believe that those dreams might take a similar form to common fantasies in our daily lives. Who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to fly, or blast away at the bad guys with laser sight? Even with phasers and replicators at their disposal, the occasional dalliance with the impossible is only human.
Which superpower would your character like for a day?