Star Trek: Apollo


Welcome to the USS Apollo!

It's 2399, Starfleet has managed to partially stabilize the long-thought useless Barzan Wormhole and has re-deployed Task Force 38 to the Delta Quadrant, to renew exploratory efforts in the area almost 30 years after the starship Voyager first arrived in the Ocampa system. A Rhode Island-class frigate, the USS Apollo has been tasked with re-establishing contact with a number of races in an area the Federation is now calling the Nacene Reach, which includes areas of space inhabited by the Vidiians, Talaxians, Ocampa, and Kazon.

The Apollo is an LGBTQ-inclusive writing group.

Latest News Items

» January Awards + Roster Modifications

Posted on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 @ 6:17pm by Sean Gaudain in General News

Hi, All,


For January I'm awarding post of the month to T'Pom for his introduction; it was a great way of getting to know a new and interesting character.

As to player of the month, Mark has really hit the ground running on the Apollo, participating at a very high level right from the beginning. He's been willing to do joint posts with anyone and is helping the group leaders keep an eye on activity. Additionally, he's volunteered to be part of the specs team in his first month in Bravo Fleet, and that's the kind of energy we like to see. He will also be receiving the Task Force 38 Player of the Month award.

Roster Modifications:

Due to activity levels, I am moving Lt. J.G. Aiken Roush back to Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer and moving Lt. Róisín Hughes to Assistant Chief Medical Officer. I have also deactivated Ensign T'Mol, who was to be our Chief Nurse. No hard feelings, but we need to open those slots back up to allow people to apply for them.

I see activity picking back up and I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress in February!



Captain Gaudain

» December Awards

Posted on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 @ 11:07pm by Sean Gaudain in Sim Announcement

Hi, everyone,

We've had another great month on the Apollo--bandwidth issues aside. :)

This month, I'm giving Post of the Month to Post 16 - The Maxwell Meeting, written by Nysota, Panic, and myself. (Almost all of the posts this month were joint posts with me, so... sorry about that.) We often want our characters to be likable all-stars, but Dr. Maxwell definitely has some issues in his past that set the captain and first officer on edge in a way that was fun to write and interesting to read.

I'm awarding Player of the Month to Ensign Mathias Darnell, who's really jumped into things and wrote two huge joint-posts within days of joining. He's been great to write with and I'm looking forward to seeing big things from him going forward.


» November Awards

Posted on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 @ 3:18am by Sean Gaudain in Sim Announcement

Hello, all,

Congratulations on a great first month as the Apollo. The move from the Diligent has gone more smoothly than I could have imagined, thanks to all of your hard work. I'm really pleased with the direction our posts are going and the quality of the writing we're doing.

I want to announce three awards for this month, and this is something I'll do every month.

First, our local post and player of the month which will also automatically be nominated for the Task Force's equivalent awards.

Player of the Month: J.L. Galloway, aka Lieutenant, J.G. Kimberly Wilson

Jay has been active since the very start of this sim when it was still the Diligent and he has been incredibly patient and supportive as we’ve gone through periods of inactivity and command shifts, even going so far as to make an entirely new character for our move this month to the Apollo. He is highly supportive of the rest of the crew and makes our Discord channel a fun place just to chat, while also performing very well in all of our joint-posts and making his character (an inexperienced junior officer) appropriately enthusiastic and eager to prove herself in-character.

Post of the Month: “The Paralysis of Choice” by Shenmi, aka Lt. Cmdr. Niun

In the simming world, it’s so easy to fall into standard tropes for characters: Vulcan science officers, Klingon security officers, and other expected, anticipated combinations that lead to predictable character development. I want to recognize Shenmi, aka Lt. Cmdr. Niun for developing a custom race (the Mri) with a well-thought culture that meshes very well with the Star Trek universe in ways that many fan races fail to do. In addition, his first post was a fascinating and intriguing look into this character’s psyche that showed us a lot about him and led us to want to know more.

And, second,

I have nominated AdvisedPanic, aka Commander Cal Everett for the Dedicated Service Citation - 6 Months, for having more than six months of tenure in the fleet. It hasn't yet been awarded, but that's an automatic process. Congratulations on being with us through this milestone!

-David, aka Captain Gaudain

Latest Mission Posts

» Post 31 Commanders Two

Mission: Episode 0 - War Games
Posted on Sun Feb 23rd, 2020 @ 11:41pm by Roy Tanner & Cælestis Everett

[USS Apollo - Deck 1 - XO's Office]
[Mission Day 03 - 1200]

Tanner found the Executive Officer's office right where it hoped it would be - on the starboard quarter of deck 1. So many things had inexplicably changed location during the refit compared to his memory of the…

» Post 30 Broken Bow

Mission: Episode 0 - War Games
Posted on Sun Feb 23rd, 2020 @ 1:25am by Mathias Darnell & Theo McDonnell RN

[USS Apollo Deck 02 Sick Bay]
[Mission Day 03 0630]

Mathias could hear the footsteps of his pursuers as he pivoted onto a side trail and started running up a long, steep hill. He thought his sudden change, of course, would throw them off. But he was wrong. If anything…

» Post 29 - Just A Drink?

Mission: Episode 0 - War Games
Posted on Tue Feb 18th, 2020 @ 7:07pm by Charlotte Caspian & Mathias Darnell

[USS Apollo - Deck 02 - Observation Lounge B]
[Mission Day 02 - 2400 Hours]

It was late, close to 24:00 when Mathias left his room. He was off duty and out of uniform, dressed in a pair of black chinos and a grey Mandarin collar shirt. His internal clock…

» Post 28 - Un-Boxing Match

Mission: Episode 0 - War Games
Posted on Sun Feb 16th, 2020 @ 8:54pm by T'Laruk Akaigan & Róisín Hughes

"Can ye pass tha' one this way?" asked Rosheen over the sound of heavy metal music.

T'Laruk did so before opening a box of his own. "Have you informed the EMH as to the logic and merits of your filing system yet? We don't want a repeat of the Pelican,…

» Post 27 - Welcome Aboard

Mission: Episode 0 - War Games
Posted on Sun Feb 16th, 2020 @ 8:09pm by T'Laruk Akaigan & Sean Gaudain

[USS Apollo - Captain’s Ready Room]
[Mission Day 02 - 1030 Hours]

Captain Gaudain was sitting behind his desk when T’Laruk entered the room. He stood up and offered him a genial smile, moving around the desk to greet him.

“Counselor, glad to have you aboard. I can honestly say…