Welcome To Theta Fleet
"At the end of the day, Trek is about the family you find along the way!" - LeVar Burton
Welcome to the Mayberry* of the simming community where we strive to be a friendly, inclusive place for writers of text-based roleplaying games.
Theta Fleet is a collection of cooperative storytelling RPGs (sims) in two different Task Forces (groups).
Task Force 23 is what we call our "fleet canon." It's set in the "Roddenberry/Berman Trek" universe. That includes TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, and the movies up to and including Nemesis. Some sims are set 20 years after the end of the Dominion War, but are based on the above series. Basically, they don't blow up Romulus.
Area 51 is for Abrams Trek, DSC, PIC, LD, PRO, and beyond. It includes the 2009 movie and those that came after. If the sim blows up Romulus or is based on any of the later series, it goes here.
Any sims that are set in alternate universes or other Sci-Fi/Fantasy universers go here as well.
Our focus is on good writing and community interaction. We prefer not to use Mary Sue characters or overpowered ships because, in our opinion, that takes away some of the fun of writing. We like imperfect, flawed characters and rising to challenges. There's no shortage of new worlds and new adventures for those eager to explore.
(*Mayberry is the town in the old TV series, "The Andy Griffith Show.")
Special Thanks to:
Theta Fleet Logo designed by Marty
Redesigned in 2020 by Dee
Theta Fleet patch designed by Will
Theta Fleet has been honored with a in both 2018 and 2021. In addition, Kathryn Burke was awarded a Simming Prize in 2022.
Theta Fleet History
Theta Fleet formed on December 10, 2009 when the USS Endeavor and the USS Orion (now USS Calypso) left Obsidian Fleet to create a more relaxed and friendly place to sim. They were joined by Starbase Typhon, a new sim, and formed the core fleet.
Admiral Brent McGinley was CO of the Endeavor. Rear Admiral JJ Donovan was over recruiting (only for December), and John Vail was over Fleet Operations.
By the end of the month, they were joined by the USS Republic (which became the USS Jefferson), Starbase Pinnacle, USS Tyber, USS Archimedes (not the Archimedes that later joined the fleet), and USS John F. Kennedy.
The Fleet had its official launch party on January 1, 2010, with eight sims, six of them operational.
Later that month, four more sims joined the fleet: the USS Bismarck, the USS Alabama, the USS Pendragon and the USS Blackhawk. With the addition of these four active sims, the fleet was well on its way.
Also in January 2010, Kathryn Burke came aboard as the Deputy Commander of the fleet. One month later, her player, who was the Chief Science Officer of the Orion, stepped up to take command and changed the ship's name to the USS Calypso. (The Calypso was later chosen by a vote of all Game Masters in the fleet to be the Theta Fleet Flagship.)
In March, the IFS failed and Commander Burke and Commander Lanc (the webmaster) rebuilt the IFS from scratch. (This is the IFS that was in use until the end of 2019.) Admiral McGinley was out of the country on military assignment at the time.
In January of 2011, Commander Lanc became Fleet Chief Ops.
In June of 2011, Admiral McGinley stepped down as his military service had kept him away for most of the previous year and a half and was not going to change. He, Commander Lanc and Rear Admiral Rebecca James (TFCO) left Theta Fleet with their sims (USS Endeavour, USS Pendragon, USS Alabama) to form a new fleet. Admiral McGinley stepped down as CO shortly after and the sim rejoined Theta Fleet. The new fleet closed a few months later.
On July 10, 2011, Theta Fleet held its first monthly CO meeting and Kathryn Burke was unanimously recognized as the new Commander, Theta Fleet (CTF). Vice Admiral Aric Barclay, the former JAG, became the Deputy Commander, Theta Fleet (DCTF). Rear Admiral Jensen Albertson (CO USS Blackhawk) accepted the position of JAG. The vote by the COs was unanimous in the affirmative. These three still hold their positions.
On April 21, 2012, the Theta Fleet Constitution was ratified. On May 12, 2021 the Constitution was amended as the Theta Fleet Charter.
In May of 2021 Task Force 23 expanded to encorporate all Roddenberry and Berman Trek, ie: TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT and all movies up to and including Nemesis.
Theta Fleet Command Staff
12/2009-06/2011: Commander-in-Chief: Admiral Brent McGinley (founder of Theta Fleet)
06/2011-present: Commander, Theta Fleet: Admiral Kathryn Burke
01/2010-06/2011: Deputy Commander-in-Chief: Vice Admiral Kathryn Burke
07/2011-02/2022: Deputy Commander, Theta Fleet: Vice Admiral Aric Barclay
05/2021-present: Deputy Commander, Theta Fleet: Vice Admiral Veruka Kitan
04/2022-present: Deputy Commander, Theta Fleet: Rear Admiral Curzon Bennett
Fleet Chief Ops
12/2009-01/2011: Chief Fleet Ops: Rear Admiral John Vail
01/2011-06/2011: Fleet Chief Ops: Rear Admiral Lanc
07/2011-present: Fleet Chief Ops: Rear Admiral Snu'Pi
Judge Advocate General
01/2010-06/2011: Rear Admiral Arik Barclay
07/2011-03/2022: Rear Admiral Jensen Albertson
11/2021-present: Rear Admiral Max Hunter
Blackcat (retired), Commander Alexander Knight (retired)
Task Force COs
Task Force 23: Rear Admiral Rebecca James, Commodore Victor Fawkes, Commodore Curzon Bennett, Rear Admiral Veronica Constantine, Commodore Kaede Kayano, Commodore Landon Maybrade
Task Force 42 (defunct): Captain Piers Figges
Area 51: Captain Josef Guerrera, Commodore Hans Shiloh, Captain Avin Keer, Captain Taiga Aisaka
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