Welcome to the U.S.S. Apollo!
As Commanding Officer of the USS Apollo and Task Group 47B, I welcome you. Please feel free to look around. We're a creative group of writers who are always looking for new players to join our ranks. We cover a range of mission objectives from scientific to diplomatic. Over the course of the "Old Girl's" time of service there have been XOs abducted, babies born, and scientific breakthroughs.
As the crew of on Intrepid class starship, our primary mission is the exploration and documentation of our little sector of the Milky Way. As with all simple tasks though, things don't always go as planned.
If you are up for the challenge of exploring the future come join us today!
Capt. Brett Watson
TGCO 47B-"The Minutemen"
Our Current Mission
Latest News Items
Posted on Thu Oct 4th, 2018 @ 9:26am by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Plumeri in Out of Character
I thought I had done this already but I completely spaced. I need to (and have been) taking a break from writing for the next 3 to 6 months. My co-worker up and quit and I'm left holding the office together and this isn't a 1 person job. So either this is my preview of what life will be like when I'm senile - or this will kill me. Either way I have to focus on my got dang job and I don't see a lot of free time opening up for a few months.
Anyway, I thought I had written this before? Maybe I did and forgot to hit send? Maybe I dreamed I was still at work writing this? You can see the problem.
Have fun without me for a while.
Posted on Tue Sep 11th, 2018 @ 9:51am by Captain Brett Watson in Website Update
I apologize for the recent "suspension" of the Apollo. It was a hiccup in logistics, but it's all taken care of. Thank you for your continued support of what we do here.
Capt. Brett Watson
Posted on Wed Jun 20th, 2018 @ 1:30am by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Plumeri in Out of Character
I thought I'd jump right in here and beat both the Captain and the XO to the punchline and introduce myself. I know, terribly out-of-order. Very daft of me. But, I'm new :)
My name is Thomas and I will be playing Science Officer Ltcdr. Matthew Plumeri. I've played this character for a number of years and - one of these days - I aim to figure out just how to play him right. Until then, I'm having fun with this character and I hope that he can add something good to your already established and very exciting ship and crew.
I'm a transfer from the USS Camelot which is currently on hiatus for a while. I've simmed with your CO for a few years now. And when he offered me an opportunity to play on your ship I was so happy to be able to say YES. Before the Camelot I played on the Starbase 80, Nimitz and briefly on the Illustrious. Before that I played in Bravo Fleet and before that...(in caveman days and forum groups) I played in Tango Fleet. All of that to say that I still don't know what I'm doing but I'm enjoying every minute of it and happy to be here.
So, I hope you don't mind the waves as I jump right into your "pool party" here. I'm looking forward to meetin all y'all and doing a bunch of JP's with you. Say hello if you like or send me a starter JP and let's do it to it.
Thanks for having me here,
Posted on Thu Jun 14th, 2018 @ 9:14am by Captain Brett Watson in General News
I'd like to take a moment to welcome our new Chief Engineering Officer, Lt. Riley Tucker. As always, I know this crew will make her feel like family in short order. Thank you for joining us on this journey together.
Capt. Brett Watson
Posted on Tue Feb 20th, 2018 @ 3:40pm by Captain Brett Watson in Sim Announcement
I would like to begin by thanking each of you for your commitment to this ship. She may not be the flashiest, fastest, or most active ship in the fleet, but I know that what she does have is great crew. So, thank you all for making this possible. Thank you also for your effort and creativity on the last mission which is now complete.
In the interim, Id like us to do something that we haven't done a lot of in the year or so; character interaction outside of work. I know there are some of you who feel left behind or ignored. For that, I am truly sorry. So, to begin, I'd like to ask each of you to contact me with any questions or concerns or comments you have as we move forward.
In terms of mission posts, I'll give some generalities to try to spark your creativity. The Apollo needs some serious repairs. Engineering, Ops, and Science will need to focus on that aspect the heaviest, but not at the expense of character interaction and development. The XO will be conducting a little side mission for his character. I encourage you to do something similar, especially those of you who had characters on the manifest for the majority of the last mission.
To this point, I've been remiss to introduce our new Science and Engineering officers, Ensign K'atyllo sh'Amerika and Ensign Uhura Zuul, respectively. Please make them feel welcome and part of the family here.
Lastly, those of you who have contacted me already I'll be responding to you shortly. For those of you I don't receive anything from soon, I'll contact you to touch base a little better and OOC.
Again, thank you all for your time and efforts.
Captain Brett Watson
Latest Mission Posts
"How long until the next rendezvous, Mr. Cawley?" Brett yawned and shook his head. This would be the sixth ship in as many days they would escort and not a peep from their "Dominion" contacts. He was beginning to doubt his plan.
With several hostile ships out there, it wasn't…
It was late when Matthew got back to his quarters. There was no one to greet him there. “Lights” he said, and some came up. The room illuminated with a warm light. He stepped inside and the door closed behind him. He set a PaDD on the table and…
The Astrometrics lab was busy. There were two shift working on the sensor and drone data from the recent encounter with the Breen and Cardassian forces. Matthew insisted that people stop calling them the 'Dominion' by saying, "I think, if you check your recent history, you'll find that the…
Captain Watson summoned Lylja, Riley and Matthew to the conference room in order to discuss the recent events. He wasn't pleased with the way things went and answers were exactly what was needed.
As he looked over his three officers, he did his best to remain even-toned. "The three of…
Brett had retired to his Ready Room after the confrontation. He needed a few moments to consider what had happened and what his next move would be. He had only just sat down when the chime rang, and he had no doubt who it was going to be. "Yes..."
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Mon Aug 27th, 2018 @ 9:33am by Captain Brett Watson
It has been three days since we encountered a small contingent of Breen and Cardassian ships claiming to be part of the Dominion and still acting as if there is a war being waged. I don't believe I can fully state how disturbing this development is. Based on the actions…
Posted on Mon Aug 20th, 2018 @ 12:51am by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Plumeri
[OUT OF CHARACTER:]
May I take this opportunity to, with fond and happy memory, wish Gene Roddenberry a very Happy Birthday. Born this day the nineteenth of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-one. He would be ninety-seven years old today.
“If mankind is to survive, he will have learned to take…
Posted on Mon Aug 13th, 2018 @ 12:46am by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Plumeri
LCARS COMMNET: ENABLE
INTEGRATED SYSTEMS ACCESS 4748 490-324903-209 351-569 UNIVRSSPCCRFTSYS
TRANSPORT PROTOCOL: MODE SELECT.7844.AUDIO.USER.VIDEO.ENCRYPT/DECRYPT
LCARS COMMNET ONLINE
USER: #2148.1613 PLUMERI, MATTHEW THOMAS
BLUFDATALINK ID# 64673245.437.0903
Mio caro amore, my dear wife:
I don’t know when I will be able to send you a message…
Posted on Sat Jul 28th, 2018 @ 11:30am by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Plumeri
"Science log, Matthew Plumeri recording; The Apollo has made contact with four vessels that apparently came out of nowhere. Two Breen battle cruisers and two Cardassian Galor-class vessels. From my preliminary science scans all the alien ships appear to have suffered battle damage in varying degrees of repair. Captain…
Posted on Sun Jul 8th, 2018 @ 8:49pm by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Plumeri
“Personal log, Chief Science Officer Matthew Plumeri, stardate 71517.1.
It’s very exciting being here! While the Apollo was on routine patrol the ships sensors detected signs of recent activity in the vicinity of space where a number of starships have gone missing. Since we are so close to Menthar…