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303rd Blue Akulas May 2021 Report

One aspect of SFI that many people enjoy is Starfleet Academy. To that end, Starfleet Special Operations (SFSO) has created customized learning programs using a full range of courses available from many of the different colleges.  The SFSO programs are designed to train operatives in special forces skills to prepare them for the type of missions that would be expected …

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How Star Trek Voyager Killed The Franchise

Star Trek: Voyager was the fourth series to arrive on television. Star Trek: Voyager started a trend which would eventually kill off the Star Trek franchise. The show lasted only seven seasons, and it had a few truly inspired moments. It was in Voyager as well as the Next Generation movies that the fans started to sense something wasn’t right …

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My Journey with Intermittent Fasting

In August 2019, I’d had enough. I was wearing the largest sized jeans I’d ever worn, though I’d weighed more the year before. I’d done a ton of reading, pondering, self-debate, and finally decided to start.  It was time to try intermittent fasting.   I had a couple of friends who had tried it and vouched for it, as long …

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IKS Tiburon Klingon Recipes

Greetings, Fellow Warriors! As previously discussed, there are many little elements that make up being a Klingon.   As we have seen in several episodes of the different Star Trek series, Klingons have unique and bizarre appetites and cuisines.  This month we will explore some Klingon recipes that have been modified for human consumption.   All these recipes can be …

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Physical Health Struggles and Ways to Combat Them

As the Chief Medical Officer on the ship, I wanted to talk more about health and fitness. This is going to start off about me and my struggles with my own health and fitness. Then it will lead into some information I have learned along the way. I have hopes that this story will help others who are struggling with …

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How Much Is Too Much?

Not that there’s anything wrong with keeping up with special effects and using them to improve a show, but sometimes it doesn’t add any more value, in my opinion. When I was watching Mandolorian, I knew at a moment’s glance at the ships, cockpits, and attire exactly what I was watching. Star Wars. The sets and costumes and effects have …

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The Fermi Paradox – Where is everyone?

There are about 400 billion stars in the Milky Way and 20 billion sun-like stars, and a fifth of those probably have earth-sized planets in the habitable zone. If only 0.1% of those were capable of sustaining life, there would be one million planets with life in our galaxy. That leaves the possibility for hundreds, if not thousands of developed …

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Autism in Star Trek

Before I start, I have a disclaimer. I, Kat Sawyer, have no formal training on this subject. I am a stepmother of a 19-year-old who is on the spectrum, and during my research over her diagnosis, I have discovered several examples of on-the-spectrum traits in Star Trek characters. This is my analysis of these traits in these characters. I’m going …

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First Contact, What Does It Mean to You?

When most Star Trek fans hear the words first contact, it brings to mind Vulcans landing in Montana, Zefram Cochrane’s shaking hands with the first alien species we ever met. This happened, as most of you know, on April 5th, 2063, after a Vulcan research team, passing through our system, detected the warp signature of Zefram Cochrane’s first warp flight. …

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Star Trek: Did You Know?

When I volunteered to write this, I was excited (and possibly insane). I felt I could bring my own special brand of smart-assery straight to all of you, no filter. Immediately I started thinking of how many people I could awkwardly offend in one single blog post. It was going to be my Tiburon version of a Comedy Central Roast. …