Welcome to the USS Mark Miller!

The USS Mark Miller NCC 120694, or the M&M as it is affectionately known, is a Nova-class science vessel operating in the farthest reaches of the Federation in the Beta Quadrant. The mission is long-term scientific survey and study of planets and systems charted by long-range explorers and probes. The M&M is tasked by leadership at Deep Space Thirteen to perform more detailed analysis and study of target planets.

After the Hobus supernova in 2387 destroyed Romulus, the Romulan Star Empire was thrust into chaos. Factions within the fractured empire vied for control, and Klingons knocked on their doorstep, striking deep into former Empire space. By the time the dust settled, close to a third of the former Empire was annexed by the Klingon Empire. The Romulans that remained founded a Republican government in the Rator system and started to forge peaceful relations with other galactic powers.

Now, eight years after the cataclysm, the galaxy has become somewhat more stable. Federation aid still flows into Romulan space as there are still planets recovering. The Klingons, with more territory and power, have become more aggressive, striking out in old patterns and threatening Federation border worlds.

This is the galaxy within which the USS Mark Miller operates. The ship focuses on science, but run-ins with the Klingons this close to the Empire are inevitable. Will the little ship persevere?

Mark Miller was a founder of UCIP and this vessel and sim are named in honor of his service. Additionally, the Registry number of 120694 is an homage of the founding date of 06 December 1994.


Captain Abigail Rhodes
Commanding Officer

Commander Gerald Wainwright III
Executive Officer


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Latest News Items

» UCIP Social Media

Posted on 08 Jul 2019 @ 10:36am by Captain Abigail Rhodes in Out of Character

All-

UCIP is looking for a Social Media person.  The duties are fairly straight forward:

- Post Star Trek, SciFi, etc articles on the UCIP Facebook page (the posts are automatically tweeted to Twitter)
- Post a recurring short "My Favorite Trek" interview with a different fleet member every month (An example will be done soon)
- Every 2 months or so post a longer article (about whatever topic you like) or a longer full-length interview

If this is something that interests you, drop a line to star.idf@gmail.com

-Capt Rhodes


» Mission Orders

Posted on 20 Apr 2019 @ 10:33am by Captain Abigail Rhodes in General News

All-

I've just issued a bit of plot via my NPC.  :)  So, from here, we will pretty easily figure out that the TribbleMatics are replicating themselves by consuming various ship bits.  Not only spare parts and supplies, but operational bits as well (since they can't tell the difference).  We'll get more system glitches, culminating in some pretty severe problems a little later.  ;)

For now, here are some things people can do:
- Fix issues caused by TribbleMatics "eating" components.
- Hunt them down and destroy/deactivate them.
- Experience glitches and system errors.
- Collect data on the imminent planetary collision.
- Brainstorm an idea to solve the infestation.

Please feel free to DM me anytime on Nova or Discord with any further questions or if you need to brainstorm a post idea.


Captian Rhodes
CO


» 2019 UCIP Constitution

Posted on 09 Apr 2019 @ 6:14pm by Captain Abigail Rhodes in Sim Announcement

All-

UCIP has put forth an amended, streamlined constitution.  Please read it below and send an email to Skippy (skippy@ucip.org) with your vote ("Yea" or Nay") by May 9th.  Please sign with your UCIP character name(s) and sim(s).

The old 2014 Constitution requires all UCIP memebers to review and vote upon any amendmends, which this falls under.

Thanks,
Captain Rhodes
CO


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Motion: The 2014 UCIP Constitution is to be immediately replaced by the 2019 UCIP Constitution as drafted by President Charles Star.  Furthermore, the 2019 UCIP Constitution shall supersede all prior notices, policies, and orders not in compliance.

This motion passes when both the 2014 Constitution amendment and 2019 Constitution adoption requirements are met:
2014: 2/3 vote of members casting ballots
2019: 2/3 vote of all sim COs & Presidential concurrence

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UCIP Constitution 2019

Article I: Purpose

A. The primary mission of UCIP is to provide fans, writers, and role players with quality Star Trek online simulations.
B. All ancillary operations of UCIP shall support the primary mission.
C. This Constitution shall be approved or amended only by at least a 2/3 vote of all UCIP simulation hosts (of the combined canon and non-canon simulation bodies) and the concurrence of the UCIP President.

Article II: Office of the President

A. The President of UCIP shall be selected by the body of UCIP simulation hosts (combined canon and non-canon) in a first-past-the-post election to be held every odd year in August.  Each host may cast one ballot.  In the event of a tie, an additional election under the same terms, to include only the tied leaders, shall be held as soon as possible.  If necessary, this process shall be repeated until there is a single winner.  The President's term shall run from September 1st of the year selected through August 31st of the year of the next election for a total of two years.  There are no term limits for the President.
B. The President shall hold no military rank.
C. The President shall be responsible for all operations and finances of UCIP.
D. The President may create additional programs and offices in accordance with Article I.
E. The President may launch and alter simulations.
F. The President, along with the Fleet Services Officer, shall ensure adherence to this Constitution.
G. Should the President resign, he or she shall name an Interim President to serve until the next regularly scheduled election.  In the absence of an interim selection, the Chief of Staff shall become the Interim President until the next regularly scheduled election.
H. Should the President die, become incapacitated, go missing, or otherwise be unable to perform his or her duties, the Chief of Staff shall become the Interim President until the next regularly scheduled election.  This shall only be enacted upon a unanimous vote of the Chief of Staff, Chief of Operations, Chief of Independent Simulations, and Fleet Services Officer.

Article III: Office of the Chief of Staff

A. The Chief of Staff of UCIP shall be selected by and serve at the pleasure of the UCIP President.
B. The Chief of Staff shall hold the rank of Admiral (O-10).
C. The Chief of Staff shall be responsible for all UCIP non-simming operations.
D. The Chief of Staff may create additional programs and offices in accordance with Article I.  He or she may not promote anyone above the rank of Vice Admiral (O-9).

Article IV: Office of the Chief of Operations

A. The Chief of Operations of UCIP shall be selected by and serve at the pleasure of the UCIP President.
B. The Chief of Operations shall hold the rank of Fleet Admiral (O-11).
C. The Chief of Operations shall be responsible for all UCIP-canon simming operations.
D. The Chief of Operations may launch and alter UCIP-canon simulations.  He or she may decommission UCIP-canon sims with the concurrence of the President.
E. The Chief of Operations may create additional offices in accordance with Article I.  He or she may not promote anyone above the rank of Vice Admiral (O-9).

Article V: Office of the Chief of Independent Simulations

A. The Chief of Independent Simulations of UCIP shall be selected by and serve at the pleasure of the UCIP President.
B. The Chief of Independent Simulations shall hold the rank of Commodore (O-7).  He or she must be an active UCIP non-canon simulation host.  He or she shall be the first among equals of UCIP non-canon simulation hosts.
C. The Chief of Independent Simulations shall be responsible for all UCIP non-canon simming operations.
D. The Chief of Independent Simulations may launch UCIP non-canon simulations.  He or she may alter or decommission UCIP non-canon simulations with the concurrence of the President.
E. He or she may not promote anyone above the rank of Captain (O-6)

Article VI: Office of the Fleet Services Officer

A. The Fleet Services Officer shall remain in office indefinitely or until he or she selects a replacement.
B. The Fleet Services Officer shall hold no military rank.
C. The Fleet Services Officer shall be responsible for maintaining and updating the UCIP website and all IT infrastructure.
D. The Fleet Services Officer shall run the biennial Presidential election.
E. The Fleet Services Officer, along with the President, shall ensure adherence to this Constitution.
F. The Fleet Services Officer shall hold the vote for approval of or amendment to this Constitution.
G. The Fleet Services Officer shall not serve concurrently as the President of UCIP.

Article VII: We are UCIP

A. All staff, hosts, and players are to have fun!


» Away we go!

Posted on 18 Mar 2019 @ 1:53pm by Captain Abigail Rhodes in Sim Announcement

All-

As you can see, I've posted the Staff Meeting.  From here, please use the Gremlins mission.  I'll keep Prologue open for a week longer to wrap up any further backposts.  After that, I'll be closing it off.

As far as the mission goes, the initial approach to the system will go smoothly.  We'll be able to scan the planets and watch the closing distance.  But, soon, Things Will Go Wrong.  Starting out as little annoyances (like replicators, lights, etc).  Initially the problems will be difficult to trace, but as the failures become more and more severe, then a cause will present itself.

So, for now, post about standard departmental operations, with perhaps a few annoying issues cropping up.  Once we get in-system, things will get more exciting.  :)

Captain Rhodes
CO


» First Mission

Posted on 01 Mar 2019 @ 9:31pm by Captain Abigail Rhodes in General News

All-

Looks like we're pretty much fully crewed and ready to go.  I've added the first mission, Gremlins, to the upcoming missions list.  The plan is to start the mission this weekend with a Staff Briefing.

I'll keep the Prologue open for another week or two to wrap up any backposts.

Captain Rhodes
CO


Latest Mission Posts

» New things on the horizon

Mission: Prologue
Posted on 06 Jul 2019 @ 6:29pm by Lieutenant Derrick Law III

The lights in the room were set at moderate level, the sounds of music being played by Miles Davis could be heard in the corridor just outside the room doors.  Inside however at first sight, no one appeared to be there.  'Miles is a great way to end the day.'  Thought…


» What's in a Name?

Mission: Prologue
Posted on 27 Jun 2019 @ 1:33pm by Ensign Lex D'Gracefull & Lieutenant Commander Atven Dantarno

ON:

Pockets. It was the lament of the 21st Century feminist, a gender-based deprivation that had been resolved in the 24th by the removal of such practicality from everyone. Commander Dantarno felt awkward clutching the PADD as he strode through the ship's corridors towards Main Engineering, wishing that Starfleet had…


» Dressed to (Not) Kill

Mission: Gremlins
Posted on 14 May 2019 @ 4:45am by Captain Abigail Rhodes & Lieutenant Gabriel Walker

To say the security chief wasn't happy would cause Vulcan to explode from the understatement.  Even this far away, the psychological vibrations from that level of understatement would be enough to cause an actual physical effect, damaging the planet and all that lived upon it.  



He thought…


» if you don't check in, will they know you exist?

Mission: Prologue
Posted on 24 Apr 2019 @ 3:16am by Ensign Lex D'Gracefull & Commander Gerald Wainwright III

ON:
The alarm went off on his PaDD, and Lex'EL looked down at it. 0845, the Executive officer should be at work by now. Dex stopped the computer diagnostic he was working on had the computer save his progress to his working file and downloaded a copy to his oversize PaDD. Searching for…


» Looking under the Hood

Mission: Prologue
Posted on 24 Apr 2019 @ 3:10am by Ensign Lex D'Gracefull & Lieutenant Astrid Jurgen



ON:

Lex'EL left Engineering with orders from the Chief to pull the Backup Navigational Deflector apart and ensure it was OK to use; important as micro-asteroids and space debris could do a lot of damage if they were not swept out of the way by the Navigational Deflector Array.

Lex'EL…