FSF: The Comic Strip?

It”s official, the FSF is going to be in a comic strip. FSF Dmitri made his return to the FSF not as a host, but as an artist, offering to draw a comic every week with an FSF theme. Dmitri has stated that the comic will involve a ship with several characters roughly related to their FSF counterparts.

To drum up some interest and get the membership involved, Dmitri posted a contest asking for ideas for the name of the comic strip. Several names came rolling in, however, the winner happened to be Star Trek: An FSF Chronicle.

Dmitri has set up shop on the sb254.com server, hosting his website at http://www.sb254.com/d-san/. In addition to the FSF comic, Dmitri also draws a comic called Forever Fallen. Dmitri has been an active participant on the FSF message boards since his return and has expressed his thanks to a welcoming and warm community.

SLA Welcomes USS Shrike

The Starfleet Legacy Alliance welcomed its newest simulation, the USS Shrike. Those in the FSF may remember the Shrike, as it was a member of the FSF for several weeks before departing quickly and without much explanation.

The Shrike has led a busy past, jumping from group to group, attempting to find a home in a hectic simming community. The Shrike was most recently a member of Echo Fleet and the Star Trek Sim Federation before joining SLA.

The Shrike, when applying to join the FSF, stated they simply needed members. The SLA operates as a base of operations, a lose collection of games held together by their message boards. Hosts in the SLA do not report to higher powers, something that most likely attracted the Shrike. The SLA has also been incredibly kind to the FSF as the two groups have shared a bond since SLA”s launch two years ago.

FSF wishes the Shrike the best and hopes that SLA is able to keep them happy in the coming weeks.

Message Board Topic Roundup

Much has been happening on the message boards these past several weeks. Stop over at the message boards and chat with the rest of the gang.

* Favorite Trek Fight Scenes – Which scenes in which episodes were your favorite?
* Favorite TV Show – What is your favorite TV show at the moment?
* FSF Comic Strip Contest – Come and vote on a name for FSF”s new comic strip!
* How much is a human being worth? – Come debate how much a person is worth and if you can even put a price tag on them.

Log of the Month:
* Duty log of Lt JG Annalisa McKnight CMO — Congratulations to Anna McKnight from the Stargazer.

Fleet Command Changes

The Administration announce three major changes tonight to Fleet Command. FSF Morpheus, host of the USS Phoenix email simulation, has been promoted to be Fleet Executive Officer of the Epsilon Fleet, under FSF JFerguson. Morpheus had been in the position temporarily and unofficially.

FSF Dog, long time member and host of Marine Station: Invasion was nominated and approved to be the Fleet Executive Officer of Delta Fleet, under FSF Truce. Dog has served most of his time in Psicron Fleet and was given a glowing recommendation by his current Supervisor, Thomas Puckett.

FSF Truce, current Fleet Commanding Officer of Delta Fleet and President of the Simming League, was approved and accepted as the new Executive Officer of the Federation Sim Fleet under Jonathan Shuni. Jay Truce will become the 12th Executive Officer of the FSF in the group”s ten year history.

TNG Season 7 ”Borg Megacube

Paramount Pictures this week revealed plans to release a DVD box set containing every single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Called the “Borg Megacube”, the box set will include all seven seasons of TNG across 48 discs, thus collecting all the individual DVD sets into one package, DVD Answers reported. As the name implies, the set comes in the form of a Borg cube.

The Borg Megacube is currently scheduled to hit stores in Region 2 (Europe) on November 3, 2003. It is not known whether a Region 1 (North America) version will also be released, but only 1000 copies will be on sale worldwide.

In addition to all 176 episodes of The Next Generation, the package also comes with a limited edition collector”s card and a clock featuring the Enterprise-D and a Borg ship.

Courtesy Trek Today

Enterprise Name Change

As of tomorrow, Enterprise will officially become Star Trek: Enterprise.

In a memo sent today from UPN to its affiliates via its general manager and sales manager, Diane Kuri, Director of Communications and Operations, wrote, “We are pleased to announce that beginning Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, the official title for ”Enterprise” will become ”Star Trek: Enterprise.””

“By formally changing the show”s title, we will be able to further capitalize on and form a stronger connection to the famous and highly successful ”Star Trek” franchise,” the memo added.

As previously reported, UPN had already changed the show”s name for marketing and publicity purposes.

The note did not state whether the show”s credits would be changed to reflect the change in title. StarTrek.com still lists the show as just Enterprise. However, a screen capture from an advance tape of the show reflects the change.

Courtesy Trek Today

Things That Never Happen in Star Trek

? The crew of the Enterprise are struck by a strange alien plague, for which the cure is found in the well-stocked sick-bay.
? A power surge on the Bridge fails to electrocute the user of a computer panel, due to a highly sophisticated 24th century surge protection feature called a ”fuse”.
? The Enterprise is involved in a bizarre time-warp phenomenon, which is in no way connected with the 20th century.
? A major Starfleet emergency breaks out near the Enterprise, and some other ships in the area are able to deal with it to everyone”s satisfaction.
? The Enterprise visits the Klingon Home World on a bright, sunny day
? An unknown ensign beams down as part of an away team and lives to tell the tale.
? The Captain has to make a difficult decision about a less advanced people which is made a great deal easier by the Starfleet Prime Directive.
? A major character spends the entire episode in the Holodeck without a single malfunction trapping him/her there.

FSF Truce the Simming League President

The Simming League elections, delayed after concerns over electing someone without opposition, were concluded today and results announced. FSF Truce, Senator from the FSF, was the second President of the League to actually be re-elected.

Well known faces showed up to wish Jay Truce congratulations, including Chas Hammer from TOL and Seth Cotis from SLA.

Jay plans an aggressive drive to increase membership and participation in the League, something he has been known to be quite successful at already.

FSF JFerguson Named Host of the Year

The Administration announced the Host of the Year award this evening. Joe Ferguson, Fleet Commanding Officer and six year veteran of the Federation Sim Fleet was honored with FSF”s most prestigious award.

Written by Jonathan Shuni:

Joe Ferguson,
it is my proud pleasure to present the Host of the Year
award to you, this twenty-first day of September, Two-Thousand and Three.

You”ve been in this group for who knows how long. Actually, I do know how long. You joined in 1997, left in 1999, and then rejoined in 2000. You”ve been in the FSF, as a Fleet Commanding Officer, for much of your tenure, and have accomplished a lot in your four short years.
You probably don”t understand how much you mean to your peers and to myself. The invaluable advice, the firm leadership and the terrific training you provide to your hosts and to your fellow Fleet Command members is above the call of duty and it”s unbelievably unrecognized on a daily basis.
It”s hard to say thank you without just saying thank you, but from the FSF and from myself, I extend my thanks and hope to keep you around for years to come.

The FSF Administration is extremely pleased with your dedication and commitment, and we”re happy to honor you with this prestigious award.

Send him congratulations here.