Welcome, Danguole D. !
Welcome, Dale O. !
Live Long and Prosper!
Welcome to Star Trek Fans, Debra C. !
Welcome aboard to my friend, Tami J. !
Welcome, Lior! =/=
Glad you were able to get back in, Pamylle.
Welcome aboard, Lior A. !
Good to be back after being logged out of C2 for weeks.
I was "Missing in Action - on a Dark Age Planet"....
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Welcome aboard, Rhoni E.!
Welcome, Rhoni E. !
Look what the tractor beam picked up!
Welcome to the group, everyone.
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Well, with all the dangers & oddities we face out here in space, we must always remind the crew how glad we are they've signed on & come aboard.
To promote a feeling of being appreciated so much that you'd volunteer to beam onto another ship to dismantle some mysterious weapon just about to take out half the planets of a solar system.
Or to undergo cosmetic surgery to pass as unappealing alien species you know little about (read: you will likely be caught & we will do our best to rescue you).
Or even to take care of Data's cat, Spot, will he's away.
Yes, you'll feel pride in facing these perils as a valued crew member !
And just so you know: the Captain's eulogies for crew members are even better than his welcomes !
Great to ' come aboard '
You're very welcome, Miranda. We like to be warm and fuzzy that way
Feel free to jump into an existing discussion or start one of your own. Participation makes the group more fun!
Thanks for the welcome, Pamylle and Dennis. I haven't joined many groups, but this is the first time I've been welcomed personally and individually.
Welcome aboard Star Trek Fans, Many Feathers & Miranda !
Welcome, Many & Miranda!
I was 11 when the family gathered started to watch Star Trek - even when the TV reception was fuzzy, we strained to watch & listen. You're right, Ancil - it was so fun ! I became a BIG fan from the beginning.
Wow! Thanks everyone! My fondest memories are watching Star Trek with my grampa in 1966,when I was 5 years old.Me and him would watch it every week on NBC.Those were great times to be a kid!
Welcome both to Star Trek Fans & Care2, Carey G. !
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Welcome Ancil S. & Carey G.!
Welcome aboard, Ancil S, !
Welcome Ken L.!
Welcome, Ken L. !
Welcome, Glenn !
Your new uniform will be ready for you shortly...
Welcome aboard, Glenn!
Welcome, Ann P. !
Don't worry about any medical problems - even though our regular doctor is playing Dabo at Quark's right now, we always have the EMH 1 !
Permission to come aboard granted, Ann P! Watch your step coming off the shuttlepod; being 110 years old, you'll need to be careful or it's artificial hip time.
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Welcome, Amy B. !
Good to have such a young person aboard !
(Just don't make the rest of the crew look bad, okay ?)
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Welcome, Amy! Jump right in!
Welcome aboard, Evgenia! Feel free to just jump right in
Welcome, Evgenia !
Hopefully, you're safely on board, and not in that nasty alternative universe...
What can I say ? Transporters !
you are so right!
New member Brian is missing. I guess he accidentally boarded the wrong ship. Midshipmen... is there anything they can't screw up?
Welcome, Brian & Eve!
This is why Jenny is always finding herself short on rations at the end of the month...
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WELCOME ABOARD, NEW CREW.
ADVICE...Make your first stop Quark's Bar. It's very easy to get lost on the Enterprise, so pick up a "New Crew Trek and Track" kit.
New Crew Trek and Track consists of:
1 x backpack with survival rations
1 x Live Long & Prosper t-shirt
1 x first contact phaser rifle
1 x tracking device
1 strip of latinum stolen from a Ferengi.
Hypothesis: If you are in debt to a Ferengi you will be found.
Apply for your Trek and Track at Quark's Bar & Restaurant.
Live Long and Prosper
Welcome aboard, Eve C. !
(Be careful about hugging our Vulcan & Klingon crew members, please...)
Welcome aboard, Jaime & Love !
Welcome Jamie & "Love"!
Welcome (finally!) Jenny! Been hiding out in the Jefferies tubes and finally got hungry..?
Great to see you here, Jenny !
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Thanks for the warm welcome! Jenny D reporting for duty.
OK I realize that I haven't reported for duty since I was beamed on board 8 months ago.
It seems my head ended up in a different 'space'
I'm off to visit the threads, providing I can keep my head and body together.
Btw (by the way),Spock and Data be my faves.
Good to have you aboard, Ray B. !
Welcome, Ray B!
Welcome, Rob M.!
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Welcome aboard, Rob!
Hope you like Star Trekkin' by The Firm, released in 1987. Live long and prosper!
Thanks for the lovely welcome! So glad to find a sci-fi, Trek-related group
We look forward to getting to know you & your Trek-thoughts....
Welcome Juliya and Cristiana! What a welcome Christmas present...
We could use all the help we can get.
Now... we just need to use the transporter to beam the way team off the comet... Where's the on switch?
Welcome to all our new members!
It's always great to wake up & find we have a new member of Star Trek Fans, and Data agrees !
Welcome, Cristiana N. !
Welcome Juliya G. !
(Proof that the transporter always works in Cyber-space...)
I think to myself, 'Oh my... Klingons here? Just my luck' I look around and then hear,
Pamylle G. said: "Permission to come on board - welcome to our crew, Steven A. !"
"Wow... thanks for the lift... and the rescue. The twenty first century sure is primitive compared to our standards."
A few moments later I hear the transport beam and feel my self in a whirl of ionized mater as I'm whisked away from the hall of care 2. I then feel myself materialize on the transporter pad. I then hear,
Christian B. said: "Hey, Steven! Great to have you here. Always great to meet another Trek fan!"
'Hummm... He sounds like a person from a Star Trek convention... in the... twenty first century I think. Or perhaps I'm just hearing things.' I reply with a smile saying,
"Well... thank you... With you permission... I'll just find some quarters... and settle in... if I may... before I start my duties. I signed way to many... uh... petitions today. This time travel is exhausting."
I walk to the door of the transporter room as the doors make a swish sound as they open. I walk through and into the corridor heading toward the turbo lift. I hear the doors swish close behind me as I continue to walk.
OOC: (out of character) Pamylle and Christian... Thank you both for the warm welcome and indulging my urge to role-play my entrance into the Star Trek Fans group. I've been a fan for a long time and have watched every episode of... original series... movies... TNG... DS9... Voyager. I watched some of these so much I could repeat a line before it happed. I missed the last few years of Enterprise.... much to my regret. But I hope to remedy that soon.
I look forward to making friends and getting to know all of you better.
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Good thing you've identified yourself, Ensign ! Captain Kirk & Mr. Spock have been dealing with too many Klingons lately & are a bit too ready with the phasers.
Permission to come on board - welcome to our crew,
Steven A. !
As I wander through
the Care 2 site I come upon Star Trek Fans group. I activate my
communicator sending a sub space message to the group saying,
"This is Ensign Steven A requesting permission to beam aboard..."
I think to myself, 'Perhaps there is intelligent life near by...' I wait eagerly for a reply...
Report to Sick Bay at once. I think we lost our last new member in the transporter...never materialized. Just to be on the safe side...
I have been to several conventions, but not these last 4 years (family problems to solve): had been to Dragon con, Atlanta twice, Star Trek in Las Vegas, Farscape in Burbank (yeah, I'm a Scaper too), Pasadena (my first one in 1996) and one in Germany. I can't go as often as I'd love to, because I live in France, so the plane ticket + hotel + con tickets + shopping craziness can get really expensive.
But next year, I plan to go to Dragon Con again in Atlanta, it's not uniquely based on Star Trek but it's huge and you can really approach the actors you love. I've made some friends there and it was difficult for me to stay here, knowing I'm missing the convention.
You're very welcome! It's interesting to me to see how everything fits together, to spot the incongruities and try to reconcile them with whatever source material I can find, and it's also handy for generating new adventure seeds for my sim
That's why I started the timeline discussion thread, for anyone who wants to comment, contribute, critique, etc. My eyes go blind after a while of doing the work, so if anyone spots any errors, please do let me know so I can fix them (at least on my master file, since it's difficult to make minute corrections to posts here after the fact).
So delightful to have you here once again, Fabienne. I look forward to your lively posts.
I hear you, Traci - Star Trek has come to my emotional rescue many times.
Alas, no conventions for me...I look forward to living vicariously through your convention pix, Christian.
Dennis, once again I must thank you profusely for your Great Timeline Project, which entralls me whenever I start reading it !
I've been to most of the Creation Entertainment cons since 2006 (Chicago, NJ, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, etc.) and have been attending the Fan Expo in Toronto since 2004. I've also started going to the fan-run Polaris conventions (formerly "Toronto Trek"), also here in Toronto.
I wonder if I've ever bumped into any of you?
I was at the annual Star Trek Las Vegas con at the beginning of August and am still in the process of sorting through all the photos I took and will upload and post them in due time.
It's difficult to say without a picture. I'm bad with names, but good with faces. I do recall there being a sunset each night I was attending some of those cons
Heya!! Star Trek has saved my spirit/"sanity" numerous times throughout the course of this life...glad to be here! Hope to contribute (as this semester's course load allows) and will endeavor to "Make it So"...Have I bumped into any of you at conventions in the NJ/PA area during yrs. 1994-1999??
New member aboard -a big welcome to Traci J. !
Mr. Spock is playing a tune to celebrate your arrival...
We look forward to your take on all things Trek...
Good to have you with us.
I've just been notified that we have a new member coming aboard. Welcome Brandy E. !
Do you have a favorite Trek ? Have you seen the new movie ?
Don't hesitate to share your thoughts !
Whitewolf Maiden !
Looking forward to getting to know you.
Good to have you aboard ! Check out our threads, or stop by Quark's for some company when you're off-duty !
Time to celebrate -
- Scotty's broken out the real stuff so we can welcome our new crew member, John G. !
Live it up, everybody. Your next duty shift here on Star Trek Fans doesn't start until you want to show up !
Camilla, Scotty's drunk and wearing a red shirt. Nobody's expendable in this crew. But maybe you should wear one of those gold shirts, just in case...
Thank You for the warm welcome! I'm sorry I haven't reported on deck earlier but the holidays (such as St Paddy's) has me working around the stardates. I need a vacation on Risa after EasterWill check in as often as I can, but for now just see me as "expendable"
I see we caught Camilla in the tractor beam.
A hearty welcome to our newest member, Camilla E !
Hope you enjoy our group, Camilla - don't be afraid to "let your hair down" !
Greg James Robinson at the History News Network's blog Cliopatria reports a worrying discovery.
In his memoir PRESENT AT THE CREATION (p. 237), Dean Achesonerhaps incautiously--reproduces the text of President Harry Trumans personal letter of farewell to him, dated June 30, 1947, upon Achesons resignation as Undersecretary of State. The last paragraph reads:
May you live long and prosper and may I always deserve your good will and friendshipyou always have mine.
We are required to consider the implications of Trumans use of the phrase live long and prosper, which became popularly known through its use by Mr. Spock in the TV and movie series STAR TREK as the standard Vulcan expression of farewell--at least in English translation.
Applying the tools of historical scholarship, Robinson considers and rejects various benign explanations for this coincidence, and concludes that
Once these possibilities are discounted, we are left with the conclusion that Harry Truman was in contact with Vulcans and was using his letter to Acheson as code. It is undeniable that the letter to Acheson was dated THE DAY BEFORE the crash landing of an object in Roswell, New Mexico that was reported to be a Flying Saucer. Preumably then Truman was intent on telling Acheson, following his resignation, to enter in contact with the aliens and open diplomatic channels.
I'm afraid that I have grave news to impart: this conspiracy is much older and broader than Robinson imagines.death of Thomas Jefferson". A coincidence? Perhaps.
The other "live long and prosper" citation is to another, later play, attributed to "Charles Burke (1822-1854)".
RIP VAN WINKLE;
A LEGEND OF THE CATSKILLS.
A ROMANTIC DRAMA, IN TWO ACTS.
ADAPTED FROM WASHINGTON IRVING'S SKETCH BOOK.
WITH CAST OF CHARACTERS, STAGE BUSINESS, COSTUMES,
RELATIVE POSITIONS, &c., &c.
AS PERFORMED AT THE PRINCIPAL AMERICAN THEATRES.
"Burke" uses the same technique as "Kerr" to slip the phrase "live long and prosper" repeatedly into his play, first here:
Rip. [Rip Van Winkle]
Rip, Rip, was is dis for a business. You are a mix nootse unt dat is a fact. Now, I started for de mountains dis mornin', determined to fill my bag mit game, but I met Von Brunt, de one eyed sergeant ---comma see hah, unt brandy-wine hapben my neiber friend; well, I couldn't refuse to take a glass mit him, unt den I tooks anoder glass, unt den I took so much as a dozen, do I drink no more as a bottle; he drink no more as I---he got so top heavy, I rolled him in de hedge to sleep a leetle, for his one eye got so crooked, he never could have seed his way straight; den I goes to de mountain, do I see double, d---d a bird could I shooted. But I stops now, I drinks no more; if anybody ask me to drink, I'll say to dem---
[Vedder comes down, R. and offers cup to him.]
---here is your go-to-hell, and your family's go-to-hell, and may you all live long and prosper.
Could the bizarre and erratic accent rendition be some sort of code?
The second repetition of the Vulcan farewell is in a more ominous context, after the "elfin goblins of the mountains" have condemned Rip to twenty years of sleep. Rip toasts them:
They're a deadly, lively, jolly set; but I wonder what kind of spirits dese spirits are drinking! surely, dere can be no harm in taking a drop along mit dem.---
[Fills a flagon.]
Here goes!---Gentlemen, here's your go-to-hells, and your broad chopped familly's, and may you all live long and prosper.
Ha, ha, ha!
The last repetition, of course, is the very last line of the play:
Rip. [Rip Van Winkle]
Is dat my baby? come here Rip, come here you dog; I am your father. What an interesting brat it is.
But tell us Rip, where have you hid youself for the last twenty years?
Rip. [Rip Van Winkle]
Ech woll---ech wool. I will take mine glass and tell mine strange story and drink the health of mine frients. Unt, ladies and gents, here is your goot health and your future families and may yo all live long and prosper.
There are no other instances of this simple four-word phrase in all of English poetry and drama, at least as known to LION. In particular, Washington Irving's short story of 1820, introducing the character of Rip van Winkle, does not contain the fateful Vulcan idiom. Thus it was introduced as a catchphra
Welcome, Holly !
Glad you've come on board STAR TREK FANS !
This is the place on Care2 to discuss TREK.
Let us know what's on your mind !
Welcome to STAR TREK FANS, Mira ! We're having a nice dinner in your honor - never mind what the Klingon says, there's some good food here...
We'll start after you report for duty, and then after dinner, maybe we'll cruise over to DS9 for a cocktail at Quark's...
Also -good to see you here, Lucy. Thanks for stopping by.
Well, here I am, reporting for duty! Honestly, though, I can't say I'll be able to make much of a contribution, but I am proud to be a crew member aboard this fine ship called "Star Trek Fans".
I want to point out as well, David S. is a friend of mine, and indeed a great guy!
Also, for the record, my favourite "Star Trek" character is Spock.
Live long, and prosper.
Welcome new crew members, Juanita S. & Lucy B. !
We're ready to beam you up for duty !
A big WELCOME to our new crew member, Jim S.
Stop by Quark's and tell us what you're having, or visit one of our threads and tell us what you'd be doing on the Enterprise, which aliens are your faves - jump right in !
Looking forward to your communications !
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Welcome to Star Trek Fans, Nancy L. !
Thanks for starting a wonderful new "History" thread - I love it !
A big "thank you" to David S., who sent the Invitation to Nancy !
Welcome to a strange place!
Dana H. and Steve O. !
You have been assimilated into this group !
Jump right in and share your thoughts on all things Trek !