[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:07 [ooh, no bang!][bang!] pm
- Ryan Woodrow (Captain)
- Kevin Zepp (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Elizabeth Koprucki (Grand Nagus)
- Laura Zadrozny (Constable)
- Kristen Zidon (Communications Officer)
- Jeff Hibbard (Faculty Advisor)
- Kristi Aulenbach
- Curtis Erickson
- Joel Fried
- Joan Johnson
- (Jon Lascelles?) --dh
- Scott Liekis
- Meaghan Porter
- Don Steiner
- Erik Wills, aka Xeen
- Stuffed animal: Monkey (ferret)
- Item: Stone Cold Steve Austin cup
- Item: Edgar the Buck-Toothed Pumpkin (LEGO)
- Stuffed animal: Casino (horse)
There were 15 Human attendees and four non-Human attendees.
Summarized and approved.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
- David found founding member Bob Schmanski, who's now in Los Angeles, and C. Adam Scott, who's not.
Office Renovation Committee:
- David hosted a different reunion for a former co-worker who's getting married. David arranged the get-together, and it went off without a hitch. This
bodes well for Psi Phi's reunion.
- No one bought paintbrushes with bristles or a plastic paint scraper.
- Joel still has a couch.
- Save-a-lot has cheap brushes in their dollar aisle.
- Elizabeth comments that cheap brushes tend to leave bristles in the paint, but we remind her that we will be scraping off the paint afterwards, and
thus it doesn't make much difference. She attributes her confusion to her being a painting major and that she puts paint on things, rather than
taking paint off of things. Because of this, she is the anti-stripper. It is noted that if she and Laura ever come into contact with each other,
there will be an explosion.
- We brainstorm ideas for moving the couch. These include a giant catapult, a bunch of midgets and a tornado, and something involving badgers (or
possibly just one badger).
- Ryan says he will talk to people at MCS about moving the couch.
Constitution Renovation Committee:
- John hands around his list of sci-fi movies on television and summarizes his bad movie of the week as "escargot gone bad".
- Don has attempted to set up an away team to see Alien: Director's Cut, and we decide we want an away team to see The Matrix Revolutions.
- According to the Psi Phi Constitution, it is the Constable's job to help find places to watch movies at.
No Report Committee:
- The CRC made a flowchart of levels of membership. It is nifty and very complex.
(Or so says David. We didn't really get a chance to examine it in depth.)
- The categories (in summarized, and most likely incorrect, form):
- "Nothing": they don't know us, we don't know them. [Poor them!]
- "Prospective/Guest": someone who has attended his or her first Psi Phi meeting.
- "Active": a prospective member who has attended another Psi Phi meeting or event, and who has read the Constitution and By-laws and agreed to
- "Honorary Active": an active member who doesn't attend Bradley.
- "Inactive": an active member who, after a new semester has begun, no longer attends Psi Phi meetings or events.
- "Honorary Inactive": an inactive member who does not attend Bradley. (This is different from Alumni.)
- "Alumni": a Psi Phi member who has graduated or otherwise left Bradley. Alumni can become Active members again by returning (Laura, for instance).
- We question what membership status a deceased Psi Phi member would have; fortunately, this issue has not come up yet.
- Curtis suggests cutesy names, like Ensign. David mentions that Psi Phi did do this sort of thing at one point.
- There may be two classes of Honorary members: those who are not Bradley students (but who, for instance, attend ICC or something), and people like
John deLancie (Q).
- The next CRC meeting will be on Tuesday at 10:00 pm in the library, on the first floor, near the computers.
- The CRC altered the mission statement so that it included enjoyment and did not specify "Star Trek and its spin-offs".
- Joel promised offense last week, so here it is.
- On a random tangent, various club members ask Joel what his shirt says (it is printed in Hebrew). Guesses range from "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi," to 777...something, to 2777 (when read from right to left).
- On to the offending...
- Joel found a really screwed-up website that deals with fundamentalist Christians.
- [This section, much more detailed than any other section of the minutes, removed by the Chief of Operations]
- Ryan suspects the site to be one from landoverbaptist, a site that makes fun of fundamentalist Christians. The URL is
- No report.
- The Communications Officer passes along a report from Anti-Joel: SBAM version 2 is 85% done.
- Frequency closed.
Chief of Operations:
- I have cheese.
- Everything is under control.
- The Comm. Officer realizes she forgot to say in her report that she is dressed as Pearl Forrester, from Mystery Science Theater 3000, and she now
shares this information.
- Xeen is dressed as the infamous man from Nantucket (his shirt says Nantucket on it).
- The Constable is dressed as a Waldenbooks bookseller.
- Ryan is dressed as a red shirt.
- Joel is dressed as a Jewish red shirt.
- David picks up Edgar the Buck-Toothed Pumpkin, which makes him dressed as the Green Goblin in a blue shirt.
- The three officers who have access to the checking account have nifty laminated cards.
- The club's financial situation is the same as last week's.
- "Letters" is sung early.
- Laura says that everyone who just sung "Letters" must come to karaoke.
- Our mail: new checks (green, so the Nagus will not confuse them with her own checks), a letter welcoming us to CEFCU, and our first account summary.
- Ryan will bring a binder to put checking account material in.
- Monkey: Arr. (Monkey is dressed as a pirate.)
- The Nagus has had scheduling problems. She currently has ten hours of classes. On Tuesdays, she will have to get up before 7:55 am for portfolio
design, and she'll have to get up before 9:00 am. On the other hand, her first classes on Mondays and Fridays are at 3:00 pm.
- Monkey will be role-playing for the first time! She will be playing a ferret in Changeling: The Dreaming.
- The Matrix has you all.
- The Nagus is dressed as Trinity.
- The First Officer went to psiphi.org/dvd and ordered Star Trek roleplaying books, which he has now received. These were 30% off at amazon.com. The First Officer would like players for the game, once he learns how to play.
- Xeen mentions that he has three pounds of dice.
- Xeen and Jon: [conversation deleted for security reasons]
- "Letters Again" is sung.
- We have one flyer, about a reception for student leaders. Bradley President David Broski and All-School President Ericka Pack were there. It
happened today at 4:30, so the flyer doesn't do us much good until we can finish our time machine.
- Xeen missed the facilitators' meeting for Day of Dialogue, but apparently no one noticed, and he was allowed to go anyway.
- It was very boring.
- Kristen asked if he gave insight to our way of life (as geeks); Xeen did do so to those who asked, a total of 3 1/2 people. (One person who asked
thought Psi Phi was a fraternity of some sort.)
- Rocky Horror Picture Show:
- Three people have given Ryan money for tickets.
- Kristi and Xeen want to go as well and will get money to Ryan at some point.
- Ryan will get the tickets on Friday evening.
- Joan brings up the ARH Haunted Hayride. If interested, meet in front of the student center on Halloween. Shuttles will be taking students there and
back between 7:45 and 11:00 pm. Costumes are good but not required. There will be s'mores, a hayride, other food, and more.
- If you want to see Alien: Director's Cut (with new scenes added), look for show times and talk to Don about it.
- Our Borg-o-lantern has been finished and is now in the student center, awaiting votes.
- This is a penny war, so pennies add points and other coins and bills take away points equal to the worth of the coin or bill (dimes take away 10
points, dollars take away 100 points). Simply put: Pennies--yes! Other things--no! Although you can put non-penny money into other groups' jars.
- The Psi Phi logbook is still missing, and Bryce is the person most likely to have it. Someone needs to talk to Bryce, or else we need to get a new
- According to the Psi Phi Constitution, no one can vote, because no one's signed the logbook this semester.
- We should put together a committee on spending money.
- We should make a wish list of books we'd want in the Psi Phi library. (Laura can get a good deal on these books.)
- Send book suggestions to the list or to the committee.
- Feel free to donate books!
- John, Laura, Elizabeth, and Joel volunteer to be on the committee, and Kevin volunteers to lead it.
Other Organizations' Announcements:
- LotR: The Return of the King is expected to be three hours and thirty minutes in the theatre, according to TheOneRing.net.
- The LotR:RotK soundtrack will be coming out Nov. 25. It will include a song called "Into the West", sung by Annie Lennox (The Eurythmics). A special
edition CD/DVD package will also be available, with a Lord of the Rings "supertrailer", a photo gallery from recording sessions, a 20-minute documentary
of Howard Shore recording the score, another track by Annie Lennox, stills, poems, and lyrics from the films.
- "The Hobbit," a new game for PS2, XBox, GameCube, Windows, and Game Boy Advance, is scheduled to come out Nov. 14. http://thehobbit.sierra.com/ has trailers, screenshots, and audio and video clips.
- Laura reports that the game is very cutesy looking.
- A Lord of the Rings pinball game is coming soon. The game will include collecting rings of Elves, Dwafs, and Men to form The One Ring; a rotating
Balrog; a magnetic One Ring that pulls the ball toward it if the ball gets near; multi-ball modes for each movie and for Gollum; and the two towers.
The voices of Elijah Wood (Frodo) and John Rys-Davies (Gimli and Treebeard) will be used in the game too.
- Joan wants a rotating Balrog!
- Illegal Alien Productions is making direct-to-DVD movies with Trek actors. "Roddenberry on Patrol" is a 20-minute flick to be released November 15.
"Illegal Alien" will be a feature-length movie staring Walter Koenig, Robert Picardo, and John deLancie, to be released April 2004. Stephen Furst
(Vir, Babylon 5) is the director, and Walter Koenig also wrote the movie.
- ST: Deep Space 9, season 6 comes out Nov. 4.
- The Star Trek V DVD has an easter egg (a gag reel): go to Deleted Scenes: Behold Paradise, hit the left arrow, and hit enter.
- TrekWeb is hosting a chat with Enterprise writer André Bormanis on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9:30 pm, Central time. See http://trekweb.com/ for more information or to send questions.
- Andorians may be returning to Enterprise in an episode to air Jan/Feb 2004.
- Several new Trek book excerpts are up at the Psi Phi Book Database, plus cover art for Captain's Blood by William Shatner, with Judith and Garfield
- David shows us his copy of the book WILLIAM SHATNER, by Captain's Blood. (Or the other way around, if you want to read it that way.)
- David has a copy of ST: New Frontier: New Limits. It's a collection of 18 Star Trek stories.
- A remake of "Herbie the Love Bug" is in the planning stages from Disney.
- Will they use the new VW Beetle, or the old kind? We don't know.
- Sanaa Lathan (Out of Time, Blade) will star in Alien vs. Predator; the tentative release is August 2004. Lance Hendriksen (Millennium) also stars.
- The Jinx movie (a spin-off of James Bond, based on Halle Berry's character) has been put on hold for the time being, to focus on the 21st Bond movie,
- But that's okay, because Halle Berry is currently filming Catwoman.
- Jennifer Garner may be She-Ra in the proposed "Masters of the Universe" movie, according to Maxim magazine. (The original movie had Robert Duncan
McNeill (Tom Paris, Voyager), with Dolph Lundgren as He-Man.)
- The teaser trailer for the Van Helsing movie will be shown before The Matrix Revolutions.
- The teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be shown before Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Nov. 14).
- The Hulk DVD came out Oct. 28.
- T3: Rise of the Machines comes out Nov. 11.
- X2: X-Men United comes out Nov. 25.
- Fox actually showed another episode of "Futurama" last Sunday! (It was a repeat, of course, but still.)
- Friday the 13th parts 7, 8, 5, and 6 are to air on TNN/Spike TV on Oct. 31 (in that order, apparently); UPN airs Blade at 7:00 pm the same day.
- Phenomenon II airs on The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC, Sat. Nov. 1, at 7:00 pm.
- "The Simpsons" premieres Nov. 2 with "Treehouse of Horror XIV" at 7:00 pm.
- On the Nov. 4 episode of "Frasier", "Maris Returns," Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates, DS9, and 24) and Sarah Silverman (Rain Robinson, Voyager) will be guest
- Jeff Combs (DS9, Voyager, Enterprise, Babylon 5, etc.) guest stars in "CSI:CSI" on Nov. 6.
- Steven Culp (Major Hayes, Enterprise) appears in "West Wing" on Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 as Speaker of the House.
- "Joan of Arcadia" got a full-season order (probably 22 episodes).
- UPN is developing a supernatural crime drama, "Nightingale", for a possible series next season: Lady spends nights fighting crime but has no knowledge
of her activities when she wakes up. It's from the creators of "John Doe".
- A Stargate: SG-1 comic book mini-series is coming in January: "P.O.W." It will have three issues.
- A CSI: Miami one-shot comic book, "Smoking Gun", is available now. It's 48 pages long. David has a copy.
- Buffy #62, the penultimate issue of the monthly Buffy comic book series, is available now. David has this too.
- J. Michael Straczynski's Amazing Spider-Man #500 is out now; it's a double-size issue. David also has this.
- Some guy suggests we visit http://www.etompro.com/ for information about a new book, Dr. Tim Book One.
- "If you love humor, science fiction, action/adventure, inadequate heroes, shady conspiracies, confused sidekicks, mysterious women, failed plans,
international intrigue, inept social skills, evil villains, poor decision making and alien monsters, then you'll really love Dr. Tim Book One. If
you don't you'll still love this book, but not half as much as the people who do."
- "Inquisition", the second book of the Aquasilva Trilogy by Anselm Audley, is now available. David has this as well. It's a fantasy story. The author
is only 19 years old, and this trilogy is his first published work.
- Several new Spider-Man movie Lego sets are out: research lab, showdown (bridge/cable car), car chase, and other. There are also new Star Wars Legos:
Cloud City (includes Lando Calrissian, Luke, Leia, Han, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett mini-figs) and X-Wing on Dagobah Yoda's hut (includes Luke, R2-D2,
and Yoda mini-figs).
- David has a Lego catalog that features all of these and more!
- A second Buffy soundtrack is now out: "Radio Sunnydale". David also has this. David is the man.
- Laura says she can beat the fantasy book by the 19-year-old: she's read a fantasy book by a 15-year-old.
- Dragonlance Fans: the Legend of Huma comic book is out now.
- Rogue Squadron: Rebel Strike, a Star Wars game with a lot of flying, is out.
- The Sci Fi channel is leading a lawsuit, suing for UFO information to be released.
- A doctor reported "Hogwarts Headaches", caused by kids blasting through the extremely long books without taking breaks.
- Ryan brings up an item for Kenny: Fox was planning to sue itself. Fox News was thinking of suing "The Simpsons" for slander before realizing they were
both Fox productions.