Activity Alert: USS Ticonderoga Klingon BBQ

Last week the rain prevented the USS Ticonderoga from holding their end of summer Klingon BBQ. So it has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 3rd.

This will be held at 3:00pm. Bring your own meat to grill and a dish to share. This will be held at Central Park (address: 330 Center St, Clearfield, UT) main pavilion. There is a kids area just next to the pavilion for the young Klingons to use. Contact: Info@USSTiconderoga.org

Schedules subject to change.

Meeting Alert: Multiple Chapters

Two different Seventh Fleet chapters hold meetings on the first Thursday of every month. And they are both in Idaho.

The USS Essex will be holding a meeting in the Idaho Falls area. For details, please email Captain Roger Taylor at CO@StarshipEssex.com

In the Mini-Cassa area, the USS Valkyrie will be gathering at 1900 17th Street in Heyburn. The meeting will start at 7:00pm. Contact Captain Charles Corr at USSValkyrie@SeventhFleet.org

Schedules are subject to change.

Trek of The Month: October 2019 (and Introduction)

So we are going to try a new program within the Seventh Fleet website. This will help us with our goal of having fun with Star Trek (yea novel concept for a fan club right). Every month we will announce a variety of Star Trek episodes and movies from all of the Star Trek series (and some that are from other franchises). These are recommended episodes/movies to watch sometime during the month as your schedule allows. But you’ll be watching the same episodes/movies during the month that members of your Star Trek family will be watching as well.

Some months we will try to have a theme for the selection of episodes/movies. Other months may be just a random selection of episodes/movies. If you have a suggestion for a theme, please email it to Webmaster@SeventhFleet.org for consideration.

We will have a listing for each series. TOS (The Original Series), TAS (The Animated Series), TMS (The Movie Series), TNG (The Next Generation, DS9 (Deep Space Nine), Voy (Voyager), Ent (Enterprise) and DSC (Discovery). There will also be a listing for Other Trek (bloopers, documentaries or anything Trek related that isn’t an episode/movie), Fan Film (one of the many Star Trek fan films available on the internet) and Non-Trek (Any other Sci-Fi/Fantasy series that sounds like fun).

So for those of you who just want to have fun, that’s it in a nutshell. Watch one or more of the suggestions within the month. That’s all and enjoy.

For those of you who are overachievers (and you know who you are), we will try to have Merit Sheets available to fill out while you are watching the episode/movie. However it is strongly suggested that if you have never seen the episode/movie before, watch it first before trying to answer a merit sheet for it. Again, we watch the show for fun. Let us know if you have any questions.

And without further ado, the theme for October 2019 is Spooky Stories (it is the month of Halloween). We tried to select something that would be appropriate for the time of year.

TOS: Catspaw (A Halloween based episode complete with a haunted castle)
TAS: The Magicks of Megas-Tu (Stuck in a world where magic works and science doesn’t)
TMS: Star Trek: First Contact (Cybernetic zombies, definitely not Swedish)
TNG: Phantasms (You must kill zem. You must kill zem all)
DS9: Empok Nor (Trapped on an abandoned station with maniac killers on the loose)
Voy: The Haunting of Deck 12 (Neelix tells a ghost story. Could it be true?)
Ent: Impulse (What happens when Vulcans go out of their minds?)
DSC: Context is for Kings (What killed the crew of the USS Glenn?)
Other Trek: For the Love of Spock (A documentary on Leonard Nimoy)
Fan Film: Ghost Ship: A Star Trek Fan Production (It’s just a recovery mission)
Non-Trek: Alien (1979 movie, hunted by a killer alien)

And for those of you who wish to do so, here are links to some of the Merit Sheets/ADVOTs that have already been produced (not all episodes have been done yet).

Catspaw

Phantasms

Star Trek: First Contact

Meeting/Activity Alert: Multiple Chapters

Today there are two different chapters having meetings and activities that anyone can attend.

At 1:00pm the members of the USS Ticonderoga are getting together for a Klingon BBQ. This is an end-of-summer event. Bring your own meat to grill and a dish to share. This will be held at Central Park (address: 330 Center St, Clearfield, UT) main pavilion. There is a kids area just next to the pavilion for the young Klingons to use. Contact: Info@USSTiconderoga.org

The USS White Buffalo will be holding it’s monthly meeting at the Game Haven (address: 762 N Main St, Tooele, UT). This will start at 6:00pm. The club will be discussing the future fun events that they want to plan. Contact: CO@USSWhiteBuffalo.org

Star Trek Anniversary: The Next Generation (1987)

“Lets see what’s out there, engage.” Picard- Encounter at Farpoint, Stardate: 41153.7

On this date Star Trek made it’s return to television as the pilot episode for Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered with “Encounter at Farpoint”. Even the name sounds mysterious.

Star Trek fans were introduced to Captain Jean Luc Picard, Commander William Riker, Dr. Beverly Crusher, Lt. Commander Data, Counselor Troi, Lt. (j.g.) Geordi LaForge, the Klingon Worf and more. The show ran for 176 episodes over seven seasons. It would later spawn four TNG movies.

Star Trek Anniversary: Enterprise (2001)

“For nearly a century, we’ve waded ankle-deep in the ocean of space. Now it’s finally time to swim.” Forrest- Broken Bow, Date: Apr 15, 2151

The second Star Trek series to air on the United Paramount Network (UPN) was Star Trek Enterprise. It premiered on this date in 2001 with the pilot episode “Broken Bow”. The series had 97 episodes over four seasons.

Set before The Original Series, Enterprise explored the challenges of Earth, Vulcan, Andor and Tellar as they struggled to find common ground and the eventual founding of the United Federation of Planets.

Star Trek Anniversary: Discovery (2017)

“We come in peace, that’s why we’re here. Isn’t that the whole idea of Starfleet?” Burnham- The Vulcan Hello, Stardate: 1207.3

Just as Star Trek: The Next Generation broke new ground for first-run syndication and Star Trek: Voyager helped launch a new television network, Star Trek Discovery moved our favorite franchise into the world of streaming. The pilot episode, “The Vulcan Hello”, premiered on this date in 2017. The first episode was shown on CBS with the remaining episodes shown on CBS All Access. The series is still in production with the third season coming soon.