Hello to all,
Sorry it took so long for me to get this months newsletter out to you but I hope you enjoy it.
Captain Brad Barker
Adm. Anthony Scott, Chief of Financial Records
Yearly Financial Report , coming soon
ADM Gary Barclay Chief of Public Affairs Starfleet Command Q1
Greetings and felicitations,
September is here and fall is in the air with cooler evenings and that is a welcome from the record heat that has gripped the USA. There has been a drought but everything is starting to turn green just in time for the colors of fall to cascade in and wash out the green. We have no control of the weather. However, we do have control of the time that we can spend with our fellow Starfleet Command members.
September Star Trek conventions:
The Hollywood Show Hilton
Rosemont O’Hare Airport Hotel in
8-10 Walter Koenig Star
Celebration Beverly Garland
Hotel in Hollywood, California
14-16 Con X Ramada Conference
Center in Kansas City, Missouri
15-16 EP-CON El Paso Convention
Center in El Paso, Texas
21-23 Roc Con Mainstreet Armory
in Rochester, NY
Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
Greater Columbus Convention
Center in Columbus, Ohio
29-30 Trek-Gate To Your Star
Renaissance Hotel Düsseldorf in
Happenings in the Fleet:
Out in force!! USS GORKON members and other Star Trek enthusiasts at the ST:TOS 25th Anniversary showing at the Hamilton IMAX 16 Theatre, Noblesville, IN. From left to right, back row: ENS Scotty “Q” Bristol, Klingon Translator Michael Roney Jr., ADM Gary Barclay, “Q” Chris Miller, LTjg Michael “GL” Parks, LCDR Andrew Trout; front row: LTjg Shannon Gunn, LTjg Kenneth Crouch, FCAPT Bryan Detamore, CAPT Clara Trout, LCDR Mike Hall, and CDR John Silpayamanant of ilTroubadore
STAR TREK: TOS HD RELEASE EVENT
By Captain Clara Trout, USS Gorkon Commanding
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season One arrived on Blu-ray on July 24, and we also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the beloved series on July 23rd. At theaters around the country Trekkers gathered to celebrate the anniversary. FCAPT Bryan Detamore was contacted by the Hamilton Goodrich Theater Manager in June to organize an event at the July 23rd celebration. The USS Gorkon crew banded together and began preparations for the event. The crew began to prepare their uniforms and organizing what items to take for display and to contact other Star Trek fans to come in uniform and to talk to attendees. LTjg Ken Crouch had been working on a Klingon Command Chair for several months and was able to bring it to the theater. Everyone went crazy over the chair! One after another people lined up to sit in the chair and have their picture taken in it. It was definitely a hit and Ken did a magnificent job on it as well as keeping costs down. If you missed your chance to see the Klingon Command Chair; you will have another opportunity to see it at Star Base Indy. Further information will be released at a later date regarding this. We talked to many fans and passed out information regarding SFC, IKEF, and we had representatives from the Empire and KAG as well. Most of the USS Gorkon crew was present in uniform: FCAPT Bryan Detamore, CAPT Clara Trout, LTCDR Andrew Trout, LTCDR Mike Hall, LT Chris Danford, LTjg Brian Leatherwood, LTjg Shannon Gunn, LTjg Michael Parks, Ensign Scott Bristol, Cadet Ken Crouch, and Cadet Ragina Crouch. We also had ilTroubadore’ make an appearance at the event. The evening passed quickly and soon it was time to find our seats. NCM Fathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution presented two of TNG’s most-popular episodes, “Where No One Has Gone Before” and “Datalore,” both handpicked by longtime Trek experts Mike and Denise Okuda.
The theater was nearly packed to capacity. Everyone seemed to enjoy the two episodes and especially enjoyed the sneak peeks of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season One Blu-ray special features. The information shared regarding the restoration project was extremely interesting as well. Most of us left the theater very excited and looking forward to seeing Season One Blu-ray.
Starfleet Admirals go to the 2012 GenCon in Indianapolis Indiana.
By ADM Gary Barclay
FADM Roy Jackson wore his Starfleet uniform that he had made by hand. DFC Williams wore his custom made Captain Kirk uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I ADM Gary Barclay wore the Vulcan robe and shirt that my wife and I had made. FADM Jackson impressed people at the convention with the quality of his uniform and they were amazed that he had made it himself. DFC Williams had most people guessing that he had William Shatner’s Captain Kirk hair before they could figure out what uniform he was wearing. DFC Mark Williams and I ADM Gary Barclay entered the costume contest as Kirk and Spock. Many people came up to us afterwards and told us that we were very funny. The Kirk and Spock skit is located 22 minutes into this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGHO3ERvTD8
This is FADM Roy Jackson. He is wearing a Starfleet uniform that he has made and copied it from Insurrection ADM Dougherty's uniform.
This is me as
Spock wearing a Vulcan kolinahr
necklace that I have made and
Dfc Williams is portraying
Captain Kirk from Star Trek: The
This is me ADM Gary Barclay as Spock singing.
Vulcaning Vulcaning Vulcaning
Over 50 Miles of Clean-Up
By CAPT Misty Jackson
A two-mile stretch of highway (State Road 9 in Madison County, Indiana between 600 North and 800 North) that includes a median is equal to four miles of highway clean-up. The USS Endeavour adopted the afore-mentioned stretch eight years ago and, for the first six years, we cleaned it twice a year. Then, last year, we cleaned it once, 6(4x2) +4=52, right? We contacted the Indiana Department of Transportation and had our adoption reduced to one mile of highway. We figured it is easier to clean 2 miles of highway twice a year than it would be to clean 4 miles of highway once a year. They agreed and we tried it earlier this quarter. As expected, we were finished in less than half the time and we still had enough energy to enjoy the rest of the day. I don’t know why we did not think of it sooner.
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