Welcome to the Science Vessel 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 Robert Bull
And His Executive Officer Robert Niko invite
You on the Journey of a life time


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Latest News Items

» New Captain

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 @ 12:10am by Captain Robert Bull in Sim Announcement

New Captain And XO aboard 
Captain Robert Bull and Commander Robert Niko are Proud to serve about you ship and We welcome old and new players to come aboard As Captain I only have basically one  rule have Fun and No Drama
 


» Status of USS Mark Miller

Posted on 18 Jun 2020 @ 2:26pm by Captain Abigail Rhodes in Sim Announcement

All-

This message is a long time in coming.  After closing the last mission, I have taken a long, hard reflective look into my simming career, and decided it is time to retire.  Having done this since 2001, I am now at an end to my time and motivation to write Star Trek fiction.  So, as of this year, I am officially retiring from simming.

As for what this means for the Mark Miller... that is up to UCIP.  As of this message, I am handing control over to UCIP Admiralty to do with as they will.  For the time being, characters and etc will remain active.  I will retain administrative control over the site itself until such a time that UCIP Admiralty informs me they have someone to pass it on to.  A while back I emailed October, the current UCIP President, but have yet to hear back.  So, who knows how long it might be.

Feel free to continue to write here, if that is your wish, or transfer your characters to another sim.  If you wish to use your character elsewhere, let me know via PM and I can remove you from the manifest and release the character.  As for anything official, missions have been suspended until a new CO takes up the mantle.  And if you happen to have some Great Ideas ands wish to CO the sim yourself, let me know and I can pass your name on to UCIP Admiralty.

Thanks,
-Capt Rhodes (ret.)


» Gremlins Mission Closed

Posted on 23 Jan 2020 @ 1:18pm by Captain Abigail Rhodes in General News

All-

As you have likely seen, I have closed out our Shakedown mission.  I must apologize profusely for the lack of attention I have given the M&M over the past few months.  I am not sure what our next mission will be quite yet.

For now, we will be at the Starbase for shoreleave and R&R.  Feel free to post on the base, the M&M, or the planet.  Lots to see and do on any of those places.  :)

-Capt Rhodes


» 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


Latest Mission Posts

» new sheriff in town?

Mission: Shakedown cruise
Posted on 21 Apr 2021 @ 11:37am by Lieutenant Lex D'Gracefull

Lt Lex'EL D'Gracefull, was tall and a bit wide, this came in handy in cases like today, they had over a hundred pallet of supplies in the main cargo bay, and most of the departments has most of their not-on-watch personnel picking up and moving crates to the hover pallet…


» This is me

Mission: Shakedown cruise
Posted on 26 Mar 2021 @ 5:32pm by Lieutenant Ryan Hastings

ON:

Ryan Hastings shuffled uncomfortably in his seat. The transport shuttle Andromeda had been travelling towards the Mark Miller's position for what seemed like days. In reality, it had only been a matter of hours.

Sharing the journey with Ryan was two Vulcan science officers, a trill tactical officer, a Bolian barber and a…


» A mind is a terrible thing to misplace!

Mission: Shakedown cruise
Posted on 26 Mar 2021 @ 11:34am by Lieutenant Lex D'Gracefull & Lieutenant JG Xero Bren

Ltjg Lex'EL D'Gracefull, woke up with a headache, and a growling stomach. After throwing on a new set of Engineering coveralls, then walked in front of the replicator, looked at the screen, then said " 6 french toast, hot, add butter, and confectionary sugar, 20ml, 9 eggs scrambled with extra…


» New Officer on the block

Mission: Shakedown cruise
Posted on 26 Feb 2021 @ 6:53am by Ensign Rena Sara & Ensign Nisha Tahl


   ON:

     Rena was on Starbase 13 she had gotten her orders on her padd to report to USS-Mark Miller as Security Officer so she kept walking onto the ship seeing everyone else in line reporting in as well so she did what everyone else did, stayed in…


» He was here a second ago

Mission: Shakedown cruise
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 @ 5:48am by Captain Robert Niko

=ON=

=Ready Room=

Niko sat quietly working on the maryade of requests from the various departments across the ship. It wasn't long before he received a ring at the door. 

*chime*

"Come in" as he looked towards the door. 

*The door opened to reveal a tall slender figure.*

"Hello Captain,…