Hailing Frequencies Open: December 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open December 2021

Wow, where has this year gone? It seemed like just last week was the Fourth of July celebration. All things considered, 2021 has been a much better year than (shudder) the year that shall not be named. With the help of vaccines and safety measures, we’ve been able to start having activities in person again. While we are not out of the woods yet, it is much better when we can see the members of our Star Trek family in person.

Orders for the 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendars are still being taken. The cost is still $10 an issue. To order one, get the money into your Commanding Officer no later than Saturday, December 18th. This calendar will have various fleet and chapter events listed. There is also listings for area conventions and holidays. 2022 will be the tenth year in a row that we will be publishing the Seventh Fleet calendar.

The first season of Star Trek: Prodigy is currently on break with the next episode coming out on January 6, 2022. The series has already been picked up for a second season. The fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery is currently airing with several interesting episodes so far. As of this blog post, we have not received air dates for the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds or the second season of Star Trek: Picard.

On a sad note, the Seventh Fleet would like to extend our personal condolences to Aaron Kehn for the loss of his mother in an automobile accident. We do not stand alone.

Please be safe for the holidays. We would like to see everyone on Saturday, January 22nd for the Admiral’s Banquet in Richmond, Utah.

Congratulations To:
Admiral Dennis Hollinger on the birth of his grandson on November 16th.
Seth Nielsen of the USS Valkyrie for promotion to the rank of Lt. Commander.
Lt. Commander Jill Bogler-Patterson for scoring 82% on the Next Generation Commander’s Test.

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
December 4 Tony Todd (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager)
December 6 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country premiers (1991)
December 7 Star Trek: The Motion Picture premiers (1979)
December 9 Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
December 10 John Colicos (Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
December 11 Star Trek: Insurrection premiers (1998)
December 13 Christopher Plummer (Star Trek: VI The Undiscovered Country)
December 13 Star Trek: Nemesis premiers (2002)
December 15 Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager)
December 20 Nicole de Boer (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
December 21 Michelle Hurd (Star Trek: Picard)
December 23 Noel Wells (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
December 27 Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery)
December 28 Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek)

Other Dates To Note:
December 4 National Dice Day
December 6 Hanukkah Ends
December 21 Winter Solstice
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Years Eve
January 1 New Years Day
January 2 National Science Fiction Day
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21 First Star Trek convention (1972)

Other Items To Note:
The latest USS Ticonderoga newsletter is available online. It can be accessed here.

Upcoming Events:
December 18 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendar orders due
January 22 Admiral’s Banquet
July 30 Fleet Day

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

Beware the Space Monkeys

Captain Roger Taylor of the USS Essex submitted this article (plus a few cartoons) for a blog post. The primary portion of the article is a creature/obstacle for the Star Trek Adventures role playing game by Modiphius.

And just to add to the silliness, here is two cartoons about Space Monkeys.

The Seventh Fleet blog is accepting submissions (please keep it family friendly) by any fleet member. If you have an article, cartoon, puzzle, photos or anything in particular, send it to Webmaster@SeventhFleet.org and perhaps you’ll see your works posted here.

Hmm… I wonder where all the bananas went?

2022 Seventh Fleet Calendar

The cover image for the 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendar

2022 marks the 10th year we have been producing a Seventh Fleet calendar for members and friends of our fan club. In honor of this, Captain Ross Trowbridge has put together a special cover displaying all of the past calendar covers. We think he knocked it out of the park with the TOS bridge setting. Crewman Jeremy James of the USS Ticonderoga is once again doing the internal editing of the publication.

This publication is filled with photos and artwork put together by several Seventh Fleet members. This includes group events, computer artwork and a visit to the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga, New York. A lot of creativity will be on display in this calendar. There will also be dates listed for Fleet activities, monthly chapter meetings, local conventions, Star Trek premier anniversaries and various holidays from local, federal and Star Trek sources.

Thanks to our friends at Gordon’s Copy and Print, we will be able to offer the 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendar at the same price of $10 an issue. We are happy to be working with a local company to put this calendar together.

Orders are now being taken for the calendars. The due date for your order is Saturday, December 18th. Please have your money turned into your Commanding Officer by that date. If you have any questions, please contact your Commanding Officer.

Thank you again to all of the volunteers who helped put this together.

Hailing Frequencies Open: November 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open November 2021

For the tenth year in a row we will be releasing the Seventh Fleet Calendar. Images from this calendar were taken or created by members of the Fleet. We will be able to keep the price at $10 a calendar with the money due to your Commanding Officer by December 18th. This will have various dates for club events, local conventions and various holidays. A big thank you to Crewman Jeremy James for his wonderful assembly work and Captain Ross Trowbridge for designing the cover.

The end of the second season of Star Trek: Lower Decks was a bit of a shocker. The pilot episode for the new series, Star Trek: Prodigy was really beautiful. It is a computer generated animated series which looks really interesting. Why is the USS Protostar lost so far from Federation space?

November is the time of Thanksgiving. We would like to let everyone know how grateful we are for their friendship. Your creativity has inspired us. Your participation has made our efforts worth it. Being you has added to our Star Trek family. Thank you for being a member of Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet.

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
November 5 Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
November 7 Mary Chieffo (Star Trek: Discovery)
November 9 Robert Duncan McNeill (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Lower Decks)
November 12 Wallace Shawn (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
November 12 Max Grodenchik (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
November 13 Whoopi Goldberg (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
November 13 John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard)
November 18 Star Trek: Generations premiers (1994)
November 19 Robert Beltran (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Prodigy)
November 19 Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
November 21 Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
November 22 Star Trek: First Contact premiers (1996)
November 24 Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
November 26 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home premiers (1986)
November 27 Alison Phil (Star Trek: Picard)
November 28 Scarlett Pomers (Star Trek: Voyager)

Other Dates To Note:
November 2 Election Day
November 7 Daylight Saving Time ends
November 11 Veterans Day
November 25 Thanksgiving Day
November 25 Gazpacho Soup Day
November 28 Hanukkah Starts
December 6 Hanukkah Ends
December 21 Winter Solstice
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Years Eve

Other Items To Note:
The USS Kelly will be holding an auction on Saturday, November 13. This will start at 6:00pm at the Fizz Drinks at 2530 West 4700 South in Taylorsville, UT. Come find some rare Star Trek and science fiction items for Christmas gifts.

Upcoming Events:
November 6 Seventh Fleet Council 4th Quarter Meeting
November 13 USS Kelly Auction
January 22 Admiral’s Banquet

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

Welcome USS Protostar on Star Trek: Prodigy

Star Trek Prodigy premiers on October 28th

The latest Star Trek series is about to take off. Star Trek: Prodigy is airing on Paramount+ on Thursday, October 28th. It is created by CBS Eye Animation Studios for Nickelodeon and Paramount+. It features a crew of lawless teenagers who find the experimental USS Protostar and use it to escape the dire situation they are in. While onboard, they discover that the Protostar is equipped with a Holographic Training Program based off of Captain Kathryn Janeway of the USS Voyager.

Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series to be animated by computer rendered imaging and and 3D modeling. The Short Treks episode “The Girl Who Made The Stars” was also produced this way.

Here are the characters we will meet on Star Trek: Prodigy.

Dal voiced by Brett Gray
Gwyn voiced by Ella Purnell
Murf voiced by Dee Bradley Baker and Rok-Tahk voiced by Rylee Alazraqui
Zero voiced by Angus Imrie
Jankom Pog voiced by Jason Mantzoukas
Janeway Hologram voiced by Kate Mulgrew

Robert Beltran has confirmed that he will be voicing Chakotay in this series. We don’t know if this is a cameo or a regular appearance. Jason Alexander will be returning to Star Trek with a new role for Prodigy (again we don’t know how many appearances). John Nobel (from Lord of the Rings and Fringe) will be voicing a character known as The Diviner. There is also the return of a character from The Next Generation. But we don’t want to say who it is because (River Song voice) “Spoilers.”

Check out the pilot episode “Lost & Found” on Paramount+ on October 28th.

Hailing Frequencies Open: October 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open October 2021

September saw the Seventh Fleet manning a booth at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention. There we were able to raise money for the Best Friends Animal Society-Utah. If you are checking us out after vising our booth, welcome.

October is a time for Halloween celebrations. Don’t forget the ways to keep you and your family safe during this holiday time.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 3rd Class Emelene Henscheid (Conn Department- USS Valkyrie)

Congratulations To:
Travis Jensen for achieving the rank of MACO First Lieutenant (USS Valkyrie)

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
October 17 USS Rendezvous anniversary (1992)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
October 2 Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
October 4 Star Trek: Short Treks premiers (2018)
October 9 Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise)
October 15 Mark Lenard (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
October 22 Christopher Lloyd (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
October 24 F. Murray Abraham (Star Trek: Insurrection)
October 26 Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery)
October 27 Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: First Contact)
October 30 William Campbell (Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Other Dates To Note:
October 4-10 World Space Week
October 11 Federation Day
October 11 Columbus Day
October 21 Back to the Future Day
October 31 Halloween
November 2 Election Day
November 7 Daylight Saving Time ends
November 11 Veterans Day
November 25 Thanksgiving Day

Upcoming Events:
November 5 Seventh Fleet Council 4th Quarter Meeting
January 22 Admiral’s Banquet

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

Welcome new recruits

Besides raising funds for the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah, part of the reason we had a promotion boot at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention, was to introduce ourselves to possible new members.

If you are checking out our website after visiting our booth, welcome. We hope that this site will help answer any questions you may have about joining our Star Trek family. If there is a question that you can’t find here that you need answered, feel free to email us at Info@SeventhFleet.org.

Just a reminder that there are no dues to join Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet. There are also no “uniform” requirements to join. Just show up and have fun is all we ask. The level of participation is completely up to you. Families of all ages are welcomed to attend, however anyone under the age of sixteen should be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

If you signed up at the booth to be contacted, that information has now been passed onto the local chapters. There were a few entries that were really hard to decipher. We tried to pass on the information correctly, but may have made a mistake in our translation. If you signed up and have not been contacted soon, feel free to reach out to the fleet at the above Info address and we can assist you.

We are also very active on the Seventh Fleet Facebook page. Most chapters have their own individual FB pages as well.

Hopefully we will get a chance to see you at a future event. Always remember to have fun.

FanX 2021 Photos/Videos Part One

And another FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention is in the books. Many thanks to the many volunteers from different Seventh Fleet chapters who helped out at the booth. We were able to raise some money for the Best Friends Animal Society-Utah. A big thank you to all of the members and friends who came by to visit us at the booth. And another big thank you to Dan Farr and his army of volunteers at the convention. We greatly appreciate your efforts in putting this show together.

If you are visiting our website after checking out our booth, welcome. Feel free to look around and learn more about us. If you have any questions or you would like to join one of our chapters, feel free to email us at Info@SeventhFleet.org. We hope that you’ll be able to join us at one of our many fun events in the future.

Here is a video taken at the con that features the Seventh Fleet.

Our own Admiral Stark was interviewed by Salt Lake Magazine at the con.

And we know that a lot of photos were taken at the convention. We would love to post them on a future blog post. Feel free to email them to Webmaster@SeventhFleet.org and we will upload them soon. Here are some that we already have.

How To Join The Seventh Fleet

Members of the Seventh Fleet in uniform.
Members of the Seventh Fleet in uniform.

We get a lot of visitors to our website that are interested in knowing more about Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet. Usually the question comes up: “How do I join your Star Trek family?” This blog post will go into details of how to join and why we follow this path for membership.

The first thing to keep in mind is that membership in the Fleet or one of it’s chapters is free. It already costs too much to be a Star Trek fan (as most of us already know). In our 23 years of operations we have never charged dues. Some of our chapters are 25-35 years old and they have also been dues free the entire time that they have been in existence. The reason behind this is that we want members who show up to the events because they are fun and interesting instead of attending because they want to “get their money’s worth” out of the club. If a chapter attends an event that has an admission fee, then the individual members pay their own way into the event. For example, if the group is going to a local corn maze for a fun activity, you would be buying your own ticket into the maze.

Another commonly asked question is: “Do I have to own a uniform/cosplay to join?” The answer is no. While we have a lot of members who enjoy the Star Trek cosplay aspect of our fandom, it is not a requirement. If you wish to create Star Trek cosplay, there are plenty of members who would love to give tips and advice on how they put together their cosplay. We also embrace creativity. If you have cosplay that isn’t 100% screen accurate, you are still welcomed to participate.

So to officially join the Seventh Fleet, you must complete four steps.

  1. Attend two meetings/activities of the chapter you wish to join. A list of the chapters can be found on the Chapters section of the Fleet website. If you visit their website or contact the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer, they can let you know of upcoming meetings and activities. You can also email Info@SeventhFleet.org and request information on a nearby chapter. Why are two meetings or activities required for membership? In the past we had interested Star Trek fans attend their first event to check out a chapter. Some discover that it’s not their cup of Earl Grey tea. Those that return for a second meeting are showing that they are interested in perusing a free membership.
  2. Fill out an application. The chapter you wish to join will provide you with a paper or electronic application that you can fill out and submit. It will provide information on how to reach you to keep you informed of upcoming meetings and events. It will also ask which department you wish to join so that you can be assigned a Department Chief. There is also a section on the application that notes who recruited you to the club. If a friend referred you, please put their name down.
  3. Meet the Chapter Commanding Officer and Executive Officer. These are the chapter’s president and vice-president. We feel that it is always good for members to know the CO and XO of the club they are joining just in case they have any questions or concerns. This also gives them an opportunity to welcome you to the Star Trek family.
  4. Receive your Orders. If the CO/XO have accepted your application for membership, they will then submit that application to the Fleet for assignment and generating a service number. If the application is accepted by the Fleet then an official set of orders welcoming you to the club will be generated and sent to your Commanding Officer. This person will then present them at a club meeting officially welcoming you to the chapter and assigning you your starting rank in Starfleet.

While these steps may seem intimidating, they are usually quite easy to accomplish. There are plenty of members who are more than happy to assist you along the way. And don’t forget that you can also email Info@SeventhFleet.org if you have any questions.

Live Long and Prosper and Always Remember to Have Fun. Welcome Aboard.

USS Pulsar launching ceremony

The USS Pulsar was able to hold their official launching ceremony on Saturday in Utah County. The club became a full chapter in 2020, but due to the pandemic, the party celebrating the efforts had to be delayed until 2021.

Vice Admiral Carl Stark (Commander-in-Chief of the Seventh Fleet) was able to perform the reading of orders and transfer of command. Captain Charles Corr and Captain Erica Stark performed the christening ceremony smashing bottles on the hull.

As you can see from the photos, a lot of energy and effort went into the launching ceremony. There was a lot of Star Trek themed food items available for the visitors to partake in.

Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet welcomes the members of the USS Pulsar into the Star Trek family. May you live long and prosper and we look forward to your many adventures.