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- A list of 2011 Continuum activities
- What to Bring For the Camping Trip
- Happy 45th Birthday, Star Trek!
- Mission Review: Camping Trip, Sept 9-11, 2011
- 10 years of Star Trek: Enterprise
- The Wishlists!
- Remembering John Lockhart
- Captain’s Log Supplemental
- The Year in Review 2012
- 20 years of DS9
As a chapter of STARFLEET, we are open to ALL types of sci-fi fans who like to meet together — in person and online – and play games, work on costumes and other displays, be involved in community service, study science, watch movies, plans events, and enjoy each other’s company!
All events listed on the “Calendar” page are open to the public. To contact any of the Continuum’s Command Staff, please check out the “Members” page.
Many thanks to everyone who came by the Continuum’s table at Carmike Bayou during the Star Trek: Into Darkness premier last Wednesday to Sunday. We had a great time meeting you all and hope to see you at our many upcoming events. Seventy-one people listed their contact information during the opening and several more took flyers. We’ve already made efforts to contact those potential new members and will continue to do so in the upcoming weeks.
As it was four years ago with the previous Trek film, the premiere is the greatest recruiting opportunity that we get to take advantage of. I want to publicly thank the management and staff of Carmike Cinemas, 5149 Bayou Blvd, for once again being great hosts to our group. We first had our recruiting table there back when they were the Rave during the last Star Trek film and we have since been there for all three of The Next Generation episodes that Fathom Events have put on in the last year. We hope to continue to work with them in the future.
It took a lot of work from different members from my crew to make this event a success!! Some like Connie Fleming, Luci Smith, and Mark Wright helped with the setup on Wednesday but couldn’t commit further because of other commitments. But others like Matt, Tammie, and Anakin Mote; Zach Joyner, Jonathan, Daniel, and Robin Hughes, and Ritchard Lee came multiple days to work the recruiting table. A big thanks goes out to Peggy Moshell who was there Wednesday evening and then the full day for Thursday through Sunday.
Our full review of the film will be coming shortly on a separate page as to not reveal any spoilers to those who haven’t seen the film yet.
Twenty years is truly a long time. When I look back at in, memories soar to the front of mind. Faces, mostly of various people, events that we held, incidents that made things memorable. It wasn’t all good. The Continuum has certainly had it’s share of fights and failed attempts. But it has all been a truly amazing experience that I feel very honored to a part of.
May 2013 has proven to be a very busy month for the USS Continuum with two major happenings going on in our group. And it has taken me this long to finally get around to write about both of them. The first, and what I want to talk about in this blog post, was our 20th Anniversary Celebration that took place on Saturday, May 11.
The night started in typical Continuum fashion. That is, we had a plan… and then we had problems and then had to quickly revise said plan. The attempt was to have it McGuire’s Irish Pub, but since we couldn’t reserve a room ahead of time and because of mistake of one of the managers (NOT the manager who served as our contact that would have gotten the place to begin with), we were out of a room. And with 27 people in our party standing outside, I decided we needed a Plan B before the night got too far along. So we headed over to Franco’s Italian Restaurant across the street. Fortunately for us, the staff was able to give us their back room and accommodate our crew.
From there, we had our meal, and afterwards I said a few words about our origins. The Continuum was officially launched as a “shuttlecraft” on April 4, 1993. We were commissioned exactly eight months later, an event we plan to celebrate this December. Before that commissioning, we came up with a motto — ”What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — something has certainly been true for our group. In these past twenty years, we’ve stayed strong, coming up with ideas and preserving until they became a reality. But, as I reminded the crew that night, it is not enough to believe in something. It is a responsibility to believe the right thing. For believing the wrong thing can truly have terrible consequences that we best avoid.
Afterwards, I handed out a few promotions for the Hughes family: Jonathan and Melissa each achieved the rank of Lieutenant, junior grade, and Daniel and Robin were awarded Cadet Lieutenant, junior grade.
I also revealed a project I had been working on for several months now: “the Continuum 20th Anniversary Mosaic.” It took me awhile to scan various pictures from the mid-1990s to early 2000s. But I was happy that able to able to finish it in time for the crew to see. Like that mosaic of the Continuum logo suggests, each crewmember, each event plays an integral part of what this ship has become and what this ship will become. This organization wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of them.
We were happy to be joined by Sandy Dolan and DJ O’Brien (USS Harry Mudd, formerly of the Continuum), Randolph Allen and his party (USS New Orleans) and Matt Fossa (USS Robert E. Lee) and his wife Amy.
The complete collection of photos from the past twenty years, including from our 20th Anniversary Celebration, can be found here.
Many thanks to everyone who attended!
U.S.S. Continuum now has Away Mission Kits!
After a short discussion on Saturday’s Festival on the Green, we’ve developed and created away mission kits. The command currently has 3 kits available for check out or you may create your own. All items in the command kits are purchasable at Dollar Tree – Everything’s a Dollar. We got most item at the 29 North Dollar Tree and the rest was picked up at the 9th Avenue one. The great thing about shopping there – it was all relatively inexpensive to create the kits. On Saturday we spent a little over $22.00 dollars. Today, to finish the kits, I spent another $8.00. That means that an average kit costs $10.00 to make, including container.
Some items we did divide among the 3 kits so if you make one for yourself, your cost might be a little more as the expenses would not be shared among 3 kits and if you make your purchases somewhere else, the items may be more.
The kits are currently in the Yeoman’s hands, but will be distributed for caretaking in the following manner:
- Kit #1: The Captain’s Kit. This kit will be permanently assigned to the Captain and can be checked out from him or her if he or she is not already going to the same event. Currently this is Fleet Captain Jay Gallops.
- Kit #2: The Yeoman’s Kit. As the Cleric/Administrative Assistant to the Captain and thus supposed to be at all functions he or she goes to, plus ones he or she can’t make, the second kit will be assigned to the Yeoman. This kit can be checked out directly from the Yeoman if you are going to an event and the Yeoman is not. Currently this is Ensign Luci Smith.
- Kit #3: The General Command Kit. This kit will be randomly assigned to a regular crew member who is currently being active. Currently that assignment is being passed to Crewman Recruit Orey Kimbler because she has been fairly active and is dependable. Command may decide to assign it to someone else at any time. Check with the Yeoman to find out who is currently in possession of it.
If you check out a kit, please return it to the Yeoman at the next get together or meeting and NOT the person you checked it out from (unless you checked it out from the Yeoman). The Yeoman will make sure everything is accounted for, is in good working order, and will repair or replace as necessary before redistributing to the appropriate caretaker.
Included in the Command Away Kits:
- Rubber bands – generally useful
- Double Sided Tape – for tacking things down quickly in a controlled manner
- Sewing Kit – wardrobe malfunctions + safety pins & straight pins can be utilized to control tablecloths & display boards
- Binder Clips – hold tablecloths to tables (some – may not fit all tables)
- Small Bungie Cords – multiple uses – main use – Continuum banner
- Velcro Straps – multiple uses – main use – Continuum banner
- Super Glue – things fall off display boards from time to time.
- Latex-Free Bandaids – ALWAYS latex-free. Prevents someone with an allergy from having a reaction + the more someone is exposed to latex, the higher the chance they will develop the allergy to it. Prevention is a good thing.
- Alcohol Swabs – clean wound before bandaiding it.
- Scissors – multiple uses
- Tablecloth Runner – Help hold down tablecloths & looks good doing it.
- Tablecloth Runner Weights – place 6 on each side to give tablecloth runner enough weight to hold it and tablecloth down
You may also create a kit of your own. On the documents page you can find a complete list of the basic kit and a list of things to consider for an advanced kit. If you create one of your own, the command will not reimburse you the cost. We have 3 that you may check out for command functions if the Captain, Yeoman, and/or Crewman are not attending.
The above is a picture of a completed basic kit out of the box. Below is a picture of a completed basic kit in the box.
The Command Kits also include Tablecloth Runner and Weights, the following two pictures show the basic kit with the table runner beside it and then rolled and added to the kit: (Not shown – tablerunner weights. Use medium – large clear/blue glass beads, 6 per side of the tablecloth runner.)
We had a wonderful day out at UWF at the Festival on the Green. We have a lot of photos from today’s excursion.
Crew out today: Our C.O. F.Captain Jay Gallops, Our E.O. Captain Peggy Moshell, Ship’s Counselor Lt. J.G. Michelle Moore, Chief of Sciences Lt. J.G. Tom Moore, & Regular Crew Members: Orey Kimbler, Steve Wise, Mark Wright , & Luci Smith.
For the full Captain’s Chair gallery see the Festival on the Green 2013 Gallery.
On March 1st, the U.S.S. Continuum had its monthly guild meeting at the Village Inn. This was my second monthly meeting and going off discussions after the first monthly meeting and things spoken about in between meetings – I took the initiative to acquire us a Livestream account and livestreamed the audio portion of the meeting. It seemed to go well. I also took audio recording of the meeting which is currently on my laptop. I will edit it and included it at the bottom of this summary later this week.
It was once again crowded, we honestly did not have enough room for everyone and it was difficult to find places to plug in our computers. Jay, the C.O., ended up sitting at the end and I beside him to run the operations of the recording of the meeting and livestreaming it. It is now possible to listen to the entire meeting on Livestream at www.livestream.com/usscontinuum
Events coming up this month:
- Game Night on March 8th, 2013 at 6 p.m at Bobe’s Hobby House.
- Night of Nature on March 8th at 6 p.m. at the Roy Hyatt Environmental Center in Cantonment.
- Charity Day on March 9th, 2013 at Noon at the Ronald McDonald House
- Bowling Fundraiser Meeting on March 9th at 4:00 p.m. at Cordova Lanes
- Ten Forward on March 18th, 2013 at O’Charlies
- Starfleet Display Board Workshop on March 27th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Kat Cline’s
Major Events this month:
- Region 2 Starfleet Meetings – March 8th through March 10th in Shoals, Alabama
- MegaCon – March 15th through March 17th in Orlando, Florida
Not going on this month – Movie night declined for the moment; Putt-putt which was rained out last month is rescheduled for April
Coming up in April: Operations Meeting; Festival on the Green; Star Trek Viewing at the Library; Yuri’s Night; Charity Day; Homeschool Presentation; Star Trek – One Night only Movie Presentation at the Bayou 15; & Putt-Putt Tournament
We have successfully enabled Livestream Meetings. Join us via the web each first Friday of the month for our monthly operations meeting, even if you aren’t able to come in person. Missed a meeting? From March 1st, 2013 – You can now listen to our meetings on demand! Regular Events and Socials still only available by you coming in person.
January, 16th 1985 was officially declared “Leonard Nimoy Day” in Los Angeles. You’ll find Leonard Nimoy’s star in the north-west corner of Cherokee Ave. and Hollywood Boulevard. It was the first star in 1985 on Hollywood Boulevard. It has a movie-camera in it and the name “Leonard Nimoy”.
Besides of press, fans and by-standers, Leonard’s family, his parents and most colleagues from Star Trek were present. The President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Bill Welsh, honored Leonard not only for his talents but for his dedications for the local community as well. He emphasizes that Leonard gets involved. Leonard’s list of credits was read by the honorary mayor of Hollywood, Johnny Grant, who as well read numerous well-wishing telegrams. Leonard thanked all the people who have been so supportive. “…There is no way in the world that I could have hoped or possibly even dreamed that a day like this would come in my life…” Smiling he ended with the words: “I find myself in a rather illogical position. My star is on the ground and my head in the stars.”
Okay, I realize I’m more than a week late. The actual anniversary was on January 3. And I honestly meant to write something then to commemorate the occasion. DS9 was, after all, my all-time favorite Star Trek series. Benjamin Sisko, my favorite Trek character (out of all the series). The Dominion proved to be the ultimate bad guys, more villainous that even the Borg. And the Defiant was THE ship… period!
Plot: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.