Captain’s Log, Supplemental: January 19, 2022

Greetings, Crew!

I'm doing the happy dance over here, and you know why? The premier date for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has been announced! Yah, I know that I sound like a broken record, but I'm CRAZY EXCITED about this one. Let's just way that this year we'll have a great reason to say "May the Fifth be with you". Personal goal on this one: an in-person premiere party!

More news came out yesterday, too. Some of this is not new, but just to get it all in one place:

  • Even before it premieres, Strange New Worlds has been renewed for a second season. After the premiere, new episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays.
  • Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a fifth season. Season four of Star Trek: Discovery returns with new episodes on Thursday, Feb. 10
  • Season two of Star Trek: Picard will premiere on Thursday, March 3. Following the premiere, new episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays. Star Trek: Picard is currently in production on a third season.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks will return in summer 2022 with a 10-episode-long third season. Star Trek: Lower Decks has also been renewed for a 10-episode-long fourth season.
  • Season one of Star Trek: Prodigy returned on Thursday, Jan. 6 with episode six. The remaining episodes of season one’s first half will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays, with episode 10 available to stream on Thursday, Feb. 3. The additional 10-episode-long second half of season one will be available later in 2022.

Bottom line: It doesn't look like there's a break for quite some time in the new Star Trek weekly offerings (rubs hands together with an evil grin).

See you around the Galaxy!

Mary

Captain’s Log, Supplemental: January 12, 2022

Greetings, Crew!

Thanks to everyone that came to the membership meeting on Saturday. We had a big group! Special thanks go to Phill for the fantastic new activity - Star Trek Name That Tune - that we enjoyed after the meeting. What a hoot!

Hey, are you watching Star Trek: Prodigy? If not, you should try it. It looks gorgeous, and - no spoilers - the new episode is right down my alley!

That's all I've got for today, so check out the articles below. Have a great day, and see you around the Galaxy!

Mary

2022 Valentine Dinner

The 14th Annual Valentine Dinner will be on the evening of February 26th. Chefs Emma, Shannon, Harrison and Ben will flabbergast you with fabulous fare while you gab with the guests. The cost is still $35 after all these years, and any profit will be donated to charity. The four-course evening will start with a signature cocktail, provided by hosts Mary and Jack. You are welcome to bring wine or other alcoholic beverages to enjoy and/or share.

This event is, as always, limited. At this time the expected guest count is 12. Please use the sign-up list or email Mary to sign up. If we exceed 12 sign-ups, we will once again hold a drawing. Sign-ups will be accepted until the February meeting.

Wayne McCloud Funeral

A large number of USS Nokomis members have worked with and known Wayne over many years in convention and fan life, so we are sharing this news with the group. He passed away recently and his funeral is on Saturday, January 15th. You can find details HERE 

Tig Notaro Comedy Show

Well, that was a short conversation. We discussed at our meeting on Saturday how fun it would be to see Tig Notaro (prolific comedian, actor, and Star Trek: Discovery's Commander "Jett" Reno) in March when she comes to Minneapolis. We promised to look in to a group outing. However, as of this morning it is SOLD OUT! We'll keep an eye out for additional dates.

Captain’s Log: January 2022

Happy New Year, Crew!

Welcome to '22. We've got lots of updates to share regarding the upcoming few months, so I hope to see you at the General Membership Meeting on Saturday. The meeting will be virtual and the link is posted below.

After the meeting, we're doing something new and different. We'll be playing Name That Tune with music from Star Trek, and given all of the theme songs, fight music, love themes and character-specific tunes it should be a great test of your listening skills. Tune in to play.

This is super important: we're going to have another Kahoot game after the February meeting and I need more tidbits about everybody! Please email me some fun facts (e.g. favorite color, food you hate, jobs you've had, places you've been, things you have done). It will be a better game with more fun questions.

We're looking forward to spending time with everybody this year, both in-person and virtually. See you around the galaxy!

Mary

January General Membership Meeting Zoom Link

Here is the link for the meeting on Saturday. Please log in a few minutes early to check your tech. After the business meeting we will pause briefly and then enjoy a game of Name That Tune.

Topic: USS Nokomis January Membership Meeting
Time: Jan 8, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3141085993?pwd=S21TampnV01XUjNrc2QyK2kvSzMyQT09

Meeting ID: 314 108 5993
Passcode: 12345

Dial by phone: 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 314 108 5993
Passcode: 12345

Star Trek’s Biggest Year Yet!

Why is 2022 the biggest year ever for Star Trek? I (Mary) think it's because we will be able to enjoy FIVE shows in production.

  • Star Trek: Discovery - it's hard to believe that Discovery is already five years old. Now in its 4th season, it will show us what's on the other side of the Galactic Barrier (something we've wondered since Kirk's day) when it returns from mid-season hiatus.
  • Star Trek: Picard - unfortunately we didn't get any new episodes of this show during 2021 (due to pandemic concerns in production), but we'll get season 2 this year. They've been pretty clear that we'll see Q again, too. Season 3 is also filming at the same time!
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - don't get me started. I'm so excited about this one that I could go on and on. They are filming seasons 1 and 2 at the same time, so we'll get a good does of this one.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks - we get season 3 of this show (probably in summer) and we can't wait for more Easter Eggs! The number of references to TOS and TNG is just incredible!
  • Star Trek: Prodigy - this unique show has some of the most stunning visuals ever, and it's story has started out strong. The first season returns this month and then continues its 20-episode run in the fall.

We'll also (hopefully) get more news about the new movie that is rumored to be arriving in 2023. Plus, there are two more shows in discussion. The rumored Section 31 show, featuring Captain Philippa Georgiou, and a newly announce Starfleet Academy program, just keep us wondering!

Captain’s Log, Supplemental: Farewell to 2021

Greetings, Crew!

Sorry about missing last week's newsletter. I was volunteering at a blood drive and time got away from me. But I'm back now!

I hope everyone had a chance to do something enjoyable over the last week or two. Our family got to celebrate several times and eat quite a lot! We would normally be rather slow in my world because elective surgeries and other procedures tend to be down over the holidays, but of course the pandemic has kept us hopping. Here's hoping for a dull moment in the new year. I'll put in a shameless plug for blood donation - so many people are either sick or sticking close to home that we have a true emergency on our hands. Please consider giving blood. We'll be hosting our own blood drive on March 12th, so you still have time to get in a donation by early January and still donate at MarsCon!

As we close out the year, I am thankful for all of you. We've had a good year overall, with a whole bunch of creative fun and new Star Trek. What a blessing to have a group of friends to hang out with, in person or over the airwaves. We've also found ways to help others, with funds and donations raised for multiple charities. Take a minute to pat yourselves on the back for this, because a lot of groups have paused their charitable activities. Great job!

Take care of yourselves, and see you around the Galaxy in 2022!

Mary