[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:08 (now)pm
There were 15 attendees.
- Joel Oberdieck (Captain)
- Julie Faas (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Kenny Albright (Communications Officer)
- Marisa Bonomo
- Sarah Ciampi
- Chris Johnson
- Chris Kaergard
- Ray Kremer
- Amy Lewis
- Carl Murphy
- Aaron Nevitt
- C. Adam Scott
- Charlie Truong
- Guest: Joel Fried
Minutes: Summarized and approved.
- Carl is Acting Nagus until such time as the Nagus gets here.
- The Comm Officer has brought a cool green phaser, which will be relinquished to the chief of security when he gets here; for now, Adam commandeers it.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
No Report Committee:
- David notes, "Hey, there's a guy here!", referring to the prestigious Joel Fried.
- Adam attepts to take Joel Fried hostage and force him at gunpoint to give the report. However, since this is Joel's first meeting and he has no knowledge of what he is supposed to do, Adam's attempt fails.
- No report. Carl notes that this is a textbook case of Joel's Syndrome in action (Joel here referring to our fearless leader).
- Ray and Charlie arrive at 10:17 pm. The suggestion is made that Adam give Ray the ray-gun.
- After a split-second pause, laughter from the joke results.
- The Captain rules, "Read my lips; no new committees."
- The Comm Officer reports that member Ryan Woodrow is away for the semester. He proceeds to talk about petty details of his classes at great length, to the detriment of all.
- Also, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock will be shown Saturday, January 27th, at 11:35 pm on TBS. Watch it!
Chief of Operations:
- The current balance is $306.01, same as last week, and for several weeks preceding (owing to winter break).
- The domain name for our website has been renewed through January 24th, 2002. There is much cheering - "hooray."
- Over break, the First Officer went to Maryland and DC with Amy.
- Among other things, they visited the Smithsonian Institution, and were privileged to view two photos of naked female mudwrestling. (Ryan, look what you're missing!)
- The Captain tonight has brought his ceremonial cane with which to poke people. [The previous statement was not stricken from the minutes because it actually happened, and was not innuendo. Get your minds out of the toilet, folks! Sheesh!]
- We have a large amount of mail collected over the break, some of it actually relevant.
- First, Simon and Schuster Interactive sent us a greeting card featuring a Klingon holding a bat'leth and donning a Santa hat. Much glee ensues.
- Secondly, we got a warm Christmas greeting from Steven Noto, former Communications Officer and Bradley alumnus. Thank you, Steven!
- On to irrelevant mail: the latest issue of Student World Traveler, proving that the mail office just drops things randomly into the mailboxes.
- A flyer for a lecture to be given on Dr. Martin Luther King -- surprisingly, in advance of the lecture!
- A flyer regarding efforts made by the Anti-Hunger Coalition
- The Captain doesn't care about the Anti-Hunger Coalition, because no one feeds him.
- Also, we have Room 5 in the Student Center reserved for the semester, except for the meeting on February 7th, but we'll just commandeer a room like we always do, so no big deal there.
- This year, Champaign, IL is hosting another Star Trek convention on February 10th and 11th.
- Featured guests include the following:
- Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir) from DS9
- Andrew J. Robinson (Garak) from DS9
- Nicole deBoer (Ezri Dax) from DS9
- Jerry Doyle (Michael Garibaldi) from B5
- Alexandra Tyding (Aphrodite) from Hercules and Xena
- Specific details about the con can be found at http://www.sfedora.com/Champaign.htm
- Details regarding our trip to the convention this year will be hammered out during next week's meeting.
- Note: Owing to the extended break, there is quite a lot of sci-fi news for this meeting; the bulk of the following is taken from notes graciously provided by the Chief.
- "Q2" will premiere in April or May, featuring John deLancie as Q, with real-life son Keegan deLancie as q.
- A two-part Voyager episode will air February 21st and 28th.
- Voyager will end Wednesday, May 23rd, with a 2-hour TV movie. May 22nd, there will be a 1-hour special, as well as a repeat of the "favorite episode" as voted by viewers.
- Hallmark announced Christmas 2001 ornaments: a "blown glass" head ornament of Q, a full-body sculpted Sisko, a sculpted DS9 station with light and sound, and three mini-ornaments - the Enterprise-E, Defiant, and Voyager. The three minis are scaled to hang from the upper pylons of the DS9 ornament. Wow!
- The next TV series and movie are on hold. The movie will deal with Romulans. Reports unconfirmed by Paramount indicate that the next TV series will be set before TOS.
- Because of basketball games being shown in Voyager's time slot next week, there will be no pre-meeting Voyager next week.
- Instead, someone will tape the show when it airs later, and we will watch it February 7th at 9, immediately following the new, regularly-scheduled Voyager shown at 8. Charlie will bring the VCR.
- A 3-parter X-Files will be shown the last week of February and first two weeks of April; the show will be pre-empted during March for the first 4 episodes of "The Lone Gunman."
- A new recurring regular FBI agent is scheduled; if the show goes to a ninth season, Scully may be replaced by the character, or she might stay, along with Agent Doggett, and there would be three main characters.
- Buffy might leave the WB because Fox wants more money, but if so, Sarah Michelle Gellar has stated she'll leave the show.
- Robert Picardo will guest star on Seven Days on either February 14th or 21st. Next week, "James Kirk" will guest-star; the actor James D. Kirk, not the starship captain.
- Ron Moore, of TNG/DS9/Roswell fame, pitched a "Dragonriders of Pern" TV series to the WB; status unknown.
- The Sci Fi Channel is negotiating for one or more new B5 TV movies, and may also get to show Crusade repeats this fall.
- The Farscape season finale will be Friday, January 26th.
- Robert Picardo (The Doctor) and Jeff Yagher (the evil hologram Iden from November's "Flesh and Blood") are writing a comedy book, "The Hologram's Handbook," probably published in 2002.
- "Covers, we've got covers, we've got sacks and sacks of covers":
- "Strange New Worlds IV", edited by Dean Wesley Smith, with 22 short stories, the longest SNW so far (May);
- "The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One", by Greg Cox (July, hardcover);
- "Avatar, Book One", and "Avatar, Book Two", by S.D. Perry (DS9 relaunch, May);
- "Section 31: Cloak", by S.D. Perry (TOS, June);
- "Section 31: Rogue", by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin (TNG, June);
- "Section 31: Shadow", by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch (VOY, July);
- "Section 31: Abyss", by David Weddle and Jeffrey Lang (DS9, July).
- Last but not least, Ray Walston died on January 1st, 2001, at the age of 86. Uncle Martin in "My Favorite Martian" from the 60's, he played Starfleet Academy groundskeeper Boothby, an advisor to Picard and others, in the TNG episode "The First Duty" and two Voyager episodes (once a simulation, the other in a flashback/dream).
- It is determined via experiment that the First Officer is not magnetic.
Adjournment: 10:57 (now)pm
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