By Captain. Freinan
From the incoming Captain's point of view, November's meeting
was First Class. Thanks to Commodore White Whiskers and Captain
Talghet, the changing of the guard ceremony was a memorable event
in my Star Trek career.
As I stated in my address to the ship's crew, I am grateful for
the votes of confidence evidenced in my being elected as Captain
of the USS Reliant, 1864-E. And I'm looking forward to an adventurous
transition into the new millennium.
Let us not forget the Reliant is having a Christmas celebration,
hosted by Commander Hannar B'ile, at her condominium's recreation
facilities, on December 4th. Plus we still have our regular Reliant
meeting on Saturday, December 11th to look forward to in THIS
With the changes in officers, I am accepting applications for
two positions on the command staff: Treasurer, and Secretary
are being vacated by Chris and Fran, who hope to pass on those
batons to other Reliant members, while we keep on with the Ex-O
and C O positions. If you're
interested in serving our club, let me know a.s.a.p., please!
Nov. 19th was the launch date for a new audiocassette richly
dramatized by Leonard Nimoy and John DeLance, entitled "Spock
versus Q". With two of my favorite Star Trek characters,
I look forward to listening to their banter as they compete for
their versions of the universe to survive! The launching of the
audio-book took place at the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas...
for more information on the Experience, or events to come at
that locale, log in at www.startrekexp.com,
or contact them at (702) 697-8752.
Word has it that they're planning an extravaganza for New
Year's night, limited to a hundred fans, at a cost of $1,000
If you're interested in keeping up on the Star Trek Voyager episodes
to be aired this winter, you can log on at www.upn44.com for
previews of special programs, episode information and other 'fun
stuff from your friends at UPN44.
As I expressed in my message to the crew, I am very interested
in all aspects of Star Trek random: technology, characters, special
effects, etc. And I look forward to hearing from each of you
the reasons why YOU like Star Trek, and what interests you. ...
I especially enjoyed Chris' time of sharing some of the history
of his involvement in the Reliant, and where he and Robert, and
the ship has been in the past years. I look forward to more,
including a character-revealing presentation on White Whiskers
and his people... hopefully some time really soon.
To share a quote from Counselor Troi, (Hollow Pursuits 43807.4)
"There's nothing wrong with a healthy fantasy life. As long
as you don't let it take over." The Starfleet Meditation
Manual goes on to say, "The lure of our fantasy life has
always been strong. Which is a good thing, since fantasy is one
of the most powerful tools for redesigning our own futures.
"We simply need to remember that, with every fantasy we
indulge in, THAT'S what we're doing."
Long Life and Prosperity to each of you,
Captain Freinan, signing out
(aka. Fran Ford)