USS Kelly 35th Anniversary

USS Kelly 35th Anniversary display
USS Kelly 35th Anniversary display

In September 1986 Captain Dennis Hollinger and Commander Richard Henline officially launched the Star Trek fan club, the USS Kelly. This club is the oldest Star Trek club running in Utah and was one of the founding members of Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet.

Past and present members of the USS Kelly recently gathered at Murray Park to reminisce about past activities and the friendships made along the way. There was a display of past USS Kelly t-shirts (including the first Kelly uniform work by then-Captain Hollinger to launch the chapter). There was also several photo scrapbooks, copies of past newsletters (over 80 issues and counting), old technical drawings and the first attempt at the Kelly Combadge (made out of resin).

The USS Kelly had originally started as a chapter of the national Starfleet Command organization (based out of Baltimore, MD) before this parent organization disbanded in December 1997. In January 1998 the USS Kelly joined with the USS Rendezvous, USS Retributor and the USS Ticonderoga to form Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet.

Dennis Hollinger held the position of the first Commanding Officer. When he moved up to Commander in Chief of the Seventh Fleet, his good friend Richard Henline took over the center chair. After several years Captain Henline stepped down to take a position with the fleet and David Thalmann took command of the Kelly (called the Kelly-A). After several years David had to step down for health reasons and Rhonda Hollinger became the Commanding Officer for a few years. The former Operations Officer, Nada Linnarz then became the Captain of the Kelly-B. Earlier this year Captain Linnarz moved to St. George and handed the reigns to the current Commanding Officer, Jill Bogler.

Most fan run clubs had a habit of disbanding before reaching their second anniversary. So the fact that the USS Kelly has reached 35 years shows the testament and resilience of the members of this Star Trek family. Here is to 35 more years.

Here are some photos of past members and events.

Interviewed for Star Trek Day

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 will be the 55th Anniversary of the premier episode of Star Trek. For many fans, September 8th is now celebrated as Star Trek Day. Paramount presents several online panels and events. Fans get together and watch Star Trek episodes and local libraries have been putting up Star Trek Day displays.

Community radio station, KRCL 90.9FM has interviewed our Commander-in-Chief, Vice Admiral Carl Stark, for a special that will air on Star Trek Day. This interview is scheduled to be aired around the 6:30pm time frame. The livestream can be accessed here. We invite you to tune in and check out the interview.

Many thanks to the Thermians of Utah for setting up this interview and to KRCL 90.9 FM for the opportunity.

What are you planning to do for Star Trek Day? Let us know.

UPDATE: A recording of the interview can now be found online at the RadioACTive Show notes for September 8, 2021. The interview starts at the 27:40 mark.

Hailing Frequencies Open: SEPTEMBER 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open September 2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2021 Fleet Day. We had a ton of fun meeting up with the members of our Star Trek family and seeing friends. It had been way too long since some of us had gotten together.

There are three items that we wanted to bring to your attention besides the usual assortment of news.

On Saturday, September 4th the USS Kelly will be celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary. This feat is amazing for several reasons. It shows the dedication and love that the members of the USS Kelly have put into their club. Through challenges and triumphs, the crew stuck together to reach the momentous occasion. They will be celebrating from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Murry Park Pavilion #3. All are invited to attend. Bring your memories.

The very next Saturday on September 11th, the USS Pulsar will be holding an official launch ceremony. Technically the Pulsar launched as a full-chapter in 2020, however certain events prevented a get together to celebrate the accomplishment. Captain Joe Coleflesh has decided that they will get together at 2:00pm in Utah County. Please RSVP on the Facebook Page Event so that they can get a proper headcount for food.

FanX the Salt Lake Comic Convention will be held at the Salt Palace on September 16th to the 18th. There are a ton of guests. From the Star Trek series we will have the opportunity to see Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock from the Kelvin movies) and Edward Furlong (Fixer on the Star Trek Renegades fan film series). There are also guests from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, MASH, Doctor Who and more. The Seventh Fleet is planning to run a booth at the event raising money for The Best Friends Animal Society. (crosses fingers that all goes well)

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
September 1 USS Kelly anniversary (1986)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
September 8 Star Trek: The Original Series premiers (1966)
September 8 Star Trek: The Animated Series premiers (1973)
September 9 Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise)
September 10 Harry Treadaway (Star Trek: Picard)
September 10 The Orville Series premiers (2017)
September 11 Roxann Dawason (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise)
September 14 Walter Koenig (Star Trek)
September 15 Tom Hardy (Star Trek: Nemesis)
September 16 Jayne Brook (Star Trek: Discovery)
September 23 Rosalind Chao (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
September 24 Star Trek: Discovery premiers (2017)
September 26 Star Trek: Enterprise premiers (2001)
September 28 Star Trek: The Next Generation premiers (1987)

Other Dates To Note:
September 6 Labor Day
September 11 Patriot’s Day
September 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 22 Autumn Equinox
September 22 Hobbit Day
September 25 Comic Book Day
October 4-10 World Space Week
October 11 Federation Day
October 11 Columbus Day
October 21 Back to the Future Day
October 31 Halloween

Upcoming Events:
September 4 USS Kelly 35th Anniversary party
September 11 USS Pulsar Commissioning party
September 16-18 FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention
November 5 Seventh Fleet Council 4th Quarter Meeting

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.

Fleet Day 2021

Members of the Seventh Fleet at the 2019 Fleet Day.

Saturday, August 7th is the first Fleet Day that we will be having in person since 2019. We won’t talk about 2020, we just won’t since that year didn’t exist.

This event is open for anyone interested in the Fleet to attend. Feel free to bring friends. The events officially start at 10:00am but you can arrive as early as 9:00am.

The USS Ticonderoga is hosting the games of Fleet Day at Jesse D Barlow Park in Clearfield, Utah. The address is 2100 South 500 West. It will be held at the large bowery at the park. Folding chairs, water and sunscreen are recommended. There is a kids playground next to the bowery.

If you’ve attended a past Fleet Day, several of the popular games from the past will be making an appearance. This includes Pirate’s Dice, Shields, Design a Starship and the infamous Admiral’s Challenge.

New for this year will be a kickball tournament. The teams are Vulcan, Andorian, Borg and Klingon. You can sign up for the team that you would like to represent and all team members will be wearing a team hat created by the Ticonderoga crew. Sign ups are first come, first served.

The meal will be a Hot Dog bar. There will be regular, beef and turkey dogs. There will also be standard toppings (ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.) and chili and cheese. There will also be various side dishes and drinks.

This is one of the two main events for the Seventh Fleet. We hope to see everyone there.

Hailing Frequencies Open: August 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open August 2021

August is here and it brings the close of summer before school starts. The members of the Seventh Fleet Council (the Admiralty, Commanding Officers and Executive Officers) have been working on various projects for our Star Trek family. Upcoming publications, a fan club booth at FanX, chapter banners, club awards and more. A lot of work goes into this club. It may look easy on the outside, but a lot time, energy and effort. Your help can make this club a better one. Even little things like helping with a newsletter or a website will go a long way in making your chapter a better one. If you would like to take some ownership within the club, please contact your department chief or executive officer.

We are getting very close to Fleet Day on August 7th. This will be held at Barlow Park in Clearfield, Utah. It is recommended that you bring water, folding chairs and sunscreen. We are looking forward to seeing members of our Star Trek family after the events (or lack there of) from the past year. This is one of our big fun events of the year.

Several theaters are airing a 35th Anniversary showing of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home on August 19th. So far we know that the Megaplex Theaters and the AMC Theaters are hosing airings. A quick google search should give your information on airings near your location.

The USS Kelly will be holding a 35th Anniversary party on Saturday, September 6th at Murray Park. Come celebrate the longest running Star Trek fan club in Utah.

The USS Pulsar officially launched last year, however events (that we are all aware of) prevented an official launching ceremony. This will be rectified on Saturday, September 11th.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Julie Henkes (Communications Department- USS Kelly)
Crewman 2nd Class Mike Henkes (Science Department- USS Kelly)

Congratulations to:
Eric Moorer earning the Simulator Command Medal (1 mission)
Julie Henkes earning the Simulator Participation Medal (1 mission)
Mike Henkes earning the Simulator Participation Medal (1 mission)

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
August 14 USS Valkyrie anniversary (1997)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
August 6 Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery)
August 6 Star Trek Lower Decks premiers (2020)
August 7 Cirroc Lofton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
August 9 Eric Bana (Star Trek 2009 Movie)
August 10 Evan Evagora (Star Trek: Picard)
August 12 Jane Wyatt (Star Trek)
August 13 Dawnn Lewis (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
August 19 Diana Muldaur (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
August 19 Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks)
August 24 Jennifer Lein (Star Trek: Voyager)
August 26 Chris Pine (Star Trek: Kelvin Timeline Movies)

Other Dates To Note:
September 6 Labor Day
September 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 22 Autumn Equinox
September 22 Hobbit Day
September 25 Comic Book Day

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

Upcoming Events:
August 7 Fleet Day
August 19 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 35th Anniversary Showing
August 11-15 Star Trek Las Vegas
August 28 Klingon BBQ
September 4 USS Kelly 35th Anniversary party
September 11 USS Pulsar Commissioning party
September 16-18 FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

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.

Hailing Frequencies Open: July 2021

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A very hot July is upon us. A time for fireworks and BBQs. Because of the hot dry weather and drought conditions, please be very careful out there with the fireworks. There are already way to many fires in the west as we speak.

We are getting very close to Fleet Day on August 7th. This will be held at Barlow Park in Clearfield, Utah. It is recommended that you bring water, folding chairs and sunscreen. We are looking forward to seeing members of our Star Trek family after the events (or lack there of) from the past year.

Several theaters are airing a 35th Anniversary showing of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home on August 19th. So far we know that the Megaplex Theaters and the AMC Theaters are hosing airings. A quick google search should give your information on airings near your location.

Hailing Frequencies Open July 2021

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
July 1 Dominic Keating (Star Trek: Enterprise)
July 2 Brock Peters (Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
July 8 Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery)
July 9 Linda Park (Star Trek: Enterprise)
July 13 Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Picard)
July 19 Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness)
July 22 Louise Fletcher (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
July 22 Star Trek: Beyond premiers (2016)
July 26 Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
July 29 Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
July 30 Mary Wiseman (Star Trek: Discovery)

Other Dates To Note:
July 4 Independence Day
July 24 Pioneer Day (Utah)
July 29 NASA founded (1958)

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

Upcoming Events:
July 31: Seventh Fleet Council 3rd Quarter Meeting
August 7: Fleet Day
August 19: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 35th Anniversary Showing
August 11-15: Star Trek Las Vegas
September 16-18: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

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.

Hailing Frequencies Open: June 2021

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Summer is finally here and it couldn’t have come any sooner. The warm weather beckoning us outside with friends and bar-be-ques and fun all around. And speaking of fun, make sure you plan to attend the upcoming Fleet Day (aka The Seventh Fleet Games) on Saturday, August 7th. It will be hosted by the USS Ticonderoga in Clearfield, Utah. This is like a Star Trek family reunion.

Hailing Frequencies Open June 2021

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
June 1 Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise)
June 1 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock premiers (1984)
June 2 Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise)
June 2 Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Kelvin-Timeline Movies)
June 4 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan premiers (1982)
June 6 Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery)
June 7 Karl Urban (Star Trek Kelvin-Timeline Movies)
June 9 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier premiers (1989)
June 13 Malcolm McDowell (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
June 13 Fred Tatasciore (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
June 19 Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Kelvin-Timeline Movies)
June 22 Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
June 28 Alice Krige (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager)

Other Dates To Note:
June 14: Flag Day
June 16: Captain Picard Day
June 20: Summer Solstice
June 20: Father’s Day
Jul 4 Independence Day
Jul 24 Pioneer Day (Utah)
Jul 29 NASA founded (1958)

Other Items To Note:
The USS Kelly will be hosting a “Kelly KampOut” on July 2nd to the 4th. This will be held at a campground near Liberty, Utah. Anyone interested should contact the Kelly at USSKelly@SeventhFleet.org for details.

Upcoming Events:
July 31: Seventh Fleet Council 3rd Quarter Meeting
August 7: Fleet Day
August 11-15: Star Trek Las Vegas
September 16-18: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

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.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Season One

Star Trek: Lower Decks Season One Steelray Collectors Edition

Note: Funds raised from the Amazon Store link will be used to cover costs of keeping the Fleet website up and running. You can purchase the disks for Star Trek: Lower Decks season one here.

The first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, May 18th. This unique comedy Star Trek series was a big hit when it first aired on CBS All Access (now Paramount+) This series was a big hit with Star Trek fans not only because of the humor, but of the many different easter eggs hidden throughout the series. Often after an episode had been released social media would buzz with “Did you spot this or notice that?” One of the more unique easter eggs was the infamous Star Trek Helmet that was made in the 1970’s by the toy company Remco.

This series followed four Ensigns that were assigned to the California-Class USS Cerritos. These Ensigns try to fulfill their duties without going insane from the hustle and bustle in the lower decks are Beckett Mariner (who holds a secret), Brad Boimler (who wishes to rise to the rank of Captain), D’Vana Tendi (an Orion who is starstruck about being onboard) and Sam Rutherford (who has a cybernetic implant and loves engineering). There are also several cameo appearances by characters seen in other series.

There were ten episodes in the first season which include:

Second Contact (Stardate: 57436.2)- The crew of the Cerritos follows up with a new planet that just made contact with the Federation.

Envoys (Stardate: Unknown) Boimler and Mariner must escort a Klingon general to Tulganan IV.

Temporal Edict (Stardate: 57501.4) The USS Cerritos is ordered to Gerlak V to deliver some “diplomatic trinkets”.

Moist Vessel (Stardate: 57538.9) Can Mariner survive being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (j.g.)?

Cupid’s Errant Arrow (Stardate: 57601.3) Ensign Boimler’s girlfriend arrives on the Cerritos. Is she what she claims to be?

Terminal Provocations (Stardate: 57663.9) The Cerritos crew faces off against the Drookmani scavengers. Ensign Rutherford introduces his holo-creation “Badgey”.

Much Ado About Boimler (Stardate: 57752.6) Ensign Boimler is pushed out of phase by a transporter accident. Can Starfleet Medical cure his condition?

Veritas (Stardate: Unknown) The four ensigns must testify before a tribunal to save their senior officers on K’Tuevon Prime.

Crisis Point (Stardate: Unknown) Ensign Mariner reprograms Boimler’s holoprogram into a movie, with some twists.

No Small Parts (Stardate: Unknown) Mariner’s secret is revealed as the crew of the Cerritos fights off an invading enemy.

The Star Trek: Lower Decks season one Blu-ray set also includes several special features including deleted scenes, trailers and more.

Hailing Frequencies Open: MAY 2021

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It was good to see everyone at the Seventh Fleet Picnic on April 26th. If you missed it, don’t worry. Fleet Day (aka The Seventh Fleet Games) will be hosted by the USS Ticonderoga in Clearfield on Saturday, August 7th. There are several fun events planned. Get a hold of your Commanding Officer and let them know that you want to attend.

Hailing Frequencies Open May 2021

Congratulations To:
Captain Nada Linnarz has moved to St. George, Utah. Which unfortunately is too far to remain the CO of the USS Kelly. Lt. Commander Jill Bogler-Patterson and Lt. Commander Dawn Woods have accepted the position of Acting-Captain and Acting-Executive Officer. Congratulations to the new command staff and best of Luck Captain Linnarz in Southern Utah.

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
USS White Buffalo anniversary (2010)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
May 5: Mark Alaimo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
May 5: Santiago Cabrera (Star Trek: Picard)
May 8: Star Trek premiers (2009)
May 12: Jennifer Hetrick (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
May 12: Eugene Cordero (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
May 16: Star Trek: Into Darkness premiers (2013)
May 20: John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise, The Orville)
May 24: Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery)
May 30 Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Other Dates To Note:
May 4: Star Wars Day
May 5: Cinco de Mayo
May 9: Mother’s Day
May 17: Tax Day (moved from April 15th)
May 31: Memorial Day
June 14: Flag Day
June 16: Captain Picard Day
June 20: Summer Solstice
June 20: Father’s Day

Other Items To Note:
We are looking for photos for the online photo album. Needed are photos from any chapter or fleet even from any year.

Upcoming Events:
July 31: Seventh Fleet Council 3rd Quarter Meeting
August 7: Fleet Day
August 11-15: Star Trek Las Vegas
September 16-18: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

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.