SFA:002 – Arbuk, RPG and clubs… oh my!

Greetings Students, Faculty and Staff…

This class marks the first time we use our current format, in which each Professor gives their own little “nugget” of information. This format will actually make it easier on us professors as we have wildly different recording schedules. Don’t worry though, we’ll still get together once every few episodes to do an episode/movie/book review. Of course you’ll still have to deal with Stark’s puns, but I’m sure you’re used to that by now.

In this particular class you’ll hear Prof. Stark review the book Star Trek Voyager: Incident at Arbuk, Prof. T.J. interview a couple of local Star Trek club leaders, and Prof. Krothos introduce us to the joys of role play gaming via e-mail.

We’d like to thank you for the feedback we’ve received so far. It’s nice to know we’re not just talking to the ether. Look for responses in the class or on this blog. Or you may see a response on one of our social media sites (Twitter = @SFAPodcast; Facebok = Starfleet Academy Podcast; Tumblr = sfapodcast.tumblr.com). We’re also working on uploading our classes as videos on You Tube (more on this soon), and of course you can always reach us at [email protected].

Now for the important bit… the trivia questions! Like Episode 001, your answers will be due by March 31, 2014.

  1. Name another Star Trek book written by John Gregory Betancourt
  2. What is the Central Council of Factions?
  3. What is a “Mary Sue”?
  4. A Bortas class battleship belongs to which race?
  5. John Gregory Betancourt co-authored a cookbook with what well-known fantasy author.

Name the newspaper that shows Edith Keeler’s photo.

Please also remember the Monthly Assignment: Star Trek references in popular culture. The answers we gather will be used in a future class. The deadline for the Monthly Assignment is March 1, 2014.

Keep on Trekkin’
Professor Trekkie Jill

Note: here are a couple of links mentioned in this class…

Star Trek: Rendezvous… The Inquiry, a fan film on You Tube in which our own Prof. Stark has a small part:

Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet, a Star Trek fan organization:



Feb 13, 2014 Update… We need to give a big “Thank You” to Andrew Allen, who composed the album “Smooth Federation”, from which we snagged our opening & closing music. You can support him by visiting: www.patreon.com/keyswithsoul


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