Issue #108

Letter From The Editor [by Leslie]

Welcome to the November Issue of the Blue Report!

That's exciting! Isn't it? With articles about new shows and not as new shows, a game that I personally haven't played and one that I'm all too familiar with, November seems to be the perfect time to sit down in front of the computer to stream some television and actively game. Multi-tasking of course with judging some weird traditions and having a drink of your choice!

Now you may have noticed that although we've been fairly consistent with getting you these fantastic editions on the 4th of each month, but we appear to have had a malfunction on our communications array. Naturally, we had Engineering look at it, they reversed the polarity, turned it on and off again aaaaand we're up and running once more!

We do, of course, apologize for the delay.

Enjoy the Issue and don't forget to let us know if you enjoyed it or if you want to see more of something or less of something else!

Bridge Crew Bulletin: These Quiet Days [by Carol]

Hello from the bridge!

As you may have noticed things are a little quiet around the old Outpost lately. Worry not! This is nothing out of the ordinary for this time of the year. With the Canadian and American Thanksgivings, Halloween, and after school activities everyone is just a little busier this time of the year than usual.

Over the next month or so as we settle in to our new routines let's look forward to the coming holidays; Christmas and the New Year. What will Christmas bring? Well, hopefully, snow for some of us. But you never know what the Bridge Crew and folks in The Holodeck might be up to. So keep your eyes peeled.

Until then we suggest sitting back, grabbing a snack and drink, and hanging out in chat when you can. Maybe even read the good old The Blue Report. But most importantly? Remember that we (the Bridge Crew) love you guys! Without you? There would be no Outpost! So stop in, say hi, and stay for a while.

Signing off for now!

The Old Republic: A Gathering Of OTFers [by Carol]

Hey guys!

As some of you may be aware there a few regular chatters who enjoy playing the Star Wars game The Old Republic. Last month a small group of us got together and played TOR for a few hours. Who were those lucky chatters? Mashed Potatoes (Taters), Keith is Brilliant, Mr. Numbers (Robert), Wyvern (Leslie), and Carol (that's me!).

It took us a little while to get organized because we hit a few hiccups before getting started. Keith and Taters had to both update their game launchers. The update took a little while since it was rather sizable. And then Taters had to make a brand new character so he couldn't even join us.

Once everybody was online in the game we met up with our characters. Leslie and I started out with characters too noob for what Robert and Keith wanted to play with. Because we were too nooby our characters weren't eligible for any of the missions Robert or Keith had. So we logged out and switched characters. Hilariously enough the characters we came back with? They were too high in level, however; Robert thought of a solution to the level difference problem! A flash point mission. Sadly the flash point mission Robert selected Leslie wasn't eligible for because she'd already done it. At that point Leslie switched back to her newer character to go play with Taters.

The chat feature in the game is both small and annoying. It made it difficult to keep up with what eachother was saying. Keith pointed out it would be easier to voice chat. Robert agreed with him. Unfortunately both Leslie and my computers aren't that great so voice chatting at the same time as playing wasn't an option for us. So Keith, Taters, and Robert all voice chatted.

The flash point mission Robert picked for us was pretty easy. A lot of slashing and running for me. It wasn't until we were almost done the first part of the mission that I realized Robert and Keith were doing the side missions as well. Oops? The three of us got through the first part fairly easy. We made a good team. But before moving on to the next part Keith left us and mentioned possibly playing with Taters for a while. So after that point it was just Robert and I.

The second part of the flash point was a little more difficult. Possibly because there was just the two of us. Which was alright; Keith was missed though! In the second part I actually died a couple of times. Each death was a pretty silly and avoidable mistake if I had paid attention better. The first time my character died? I got squished by a platform when fighting a boss. And the second time? I was thrown over a balcony by Revan.

Later on I ended up playing for a little while with Shane and Leslie on my newer character. Leslie and I wrapped up a couple of missions while guiding Taters through a few things. I even taught Taters how to use the quick travel feature. Quick travel is super handy to use. And, honestly, the biggest thing I wish I had known about when I started playing the game.

Overall after things got underway it was a pretty fun time. It was also strange; I hadn't played TOR with anybody other than Leslie in months. But mostly it was fun. I had a great time playing TOR with Keith, Robert, Taters, and Leslie.

Do you play TOR? Are you interested in joining us? Do you have any game recommendations? Let us know in the comments!

The 13th Doctor - Review [by Mashed Potatoes]

Doctor Who 11 so far

Well, a new season of Doctor Who has started. And this time, for the first time, we have a woman Doctor! We also have new writers, and a new showrunner. So.. Is Doctor Who ruined? Will it now be cancelled as many predicted? Has a woman destroyed the show? Was the Internet right when they said this was a bad idea?

Contains Spoilers

When they announced that a woman was going to be the next Doctor, I didn't really care. I don't care what gender the Doctor is. Male or female, it depends on the personality of the Doctor, and the writers. There are plenty of men who would make horrible Doctors. When they revealed it would be Jodie Whittaker, I... well, I had no idea who that was.. So my opinion remained unchanged.

You also can't tell a lot from trailers I find. They can make the worst movie seem great, and the greatest movie seem horrible. I was remaining open-minded though, and looking forward to the new season.

And then it was time. I turned on the TV, sat back, and watched the first episode.

And I really enjoyed it. I really did. Jodie Whittaker makes a great Doctor. I was quite happy with how she acted and performed. The writing was great too. The companions aren't too bad either. There's three of them, so I was a little worried at first. It's been a while since a Doctor has had so many companions. I didn't want to see them having to help the Doctor too much, just because she's a woman or something like that. But they haven't.

Overall, I was very pleased with the first episode, and looked forward to the next. And then the next and the next. I've seen all the four episodes so far, and I've enjoyed them all. We have a great Doctor, and great writers. While a lot does depend on Jodie, she also depends on the writers. She could be a wonderful Doctor, but if the stories are no good, she suffers. But that isn't the case. She has great writers, and she does great herself.

Do I think Doctor Who has been ruined with a woman Doctor like a lot of people were claiming? No. She is a great Doctor. Not my favourite Doctor, but she's up there. The First Doctor and the Tenth are currently my two favourites. She's most likely my third favourite at the moment. But it is also still early on in the season too. She can easily climb up the ladder still.

She isn't overusing her sonic screwdriver, at least, not compared to some of the other Doctors. Though she is close at times. The writers are doing a good job adding sci-fi to real world events. Though I was a little disappointed when they found the TARDIS so easily.. I was hoping it might take at least a couple episodes for them to find it. Not too many, but at least longer than it took them..

I hope that she stays for a few more seasons, as do the companions, and the writers. Doctor Who has a great team at the moment, and I really look forward to the next episodes.

What do you think of the new Doctor? The companions? The writers? Let us know in the comments below!

To Boldly Go With Star Trek Online [by Robert]

Greetings from the OTF Fleet!

Do you ever feel the need to boldly go where no man has gone before? Roam through the stars and planets of all kinds? Then perhaps you should check out Star Trek Online.

Star Trek Online is a Star Trek based massive multiplayer online role-playing game. STO features stories from the shows and movies alike. And not only that? STO features all 4 quadrants including 100+ unique Star Trek locations, characters from the TV shows voiced by the actual actors, immersive combat as a Starfleet Captain, and a multitude of missions with ever evolving content.

As you may have guess OTF has it's own fleet in Star Trek Online. Currently Robert and Max have been putting some time and effort in to the fleet. Primarily the Starbase since it has 5 tiers to it. It's their hope that once the Starbase is completed everything else will upgrade faster.

Here's a break down of what the OTF Fleet is looking like:

- Starbase Tier 3 Upgrade in Progress , once completed will begin Upgrade Transwarp Conduit Tier 3

- Recently passed Tier 1 on both Research and Operations. No current upgrades in progress. Current special project is "Alien Vistas" which opens blast doors to a balcony.

Research Lab
- Current upgrade in progress is Research lab 1. Special project is "Research Ramifications" which adds a holodeck as well as a powercore to help power simulations into timeline alterations.

K-13 Starbase
- Current Upgrade is Xenotech Facilities 1. Current Special Project is "K-13 Exterior Patrol Ships" which adds patrol ships that roam around the station.

Embassy on New Romulas
- Current upgrade is Diplomatic Facilities 2. Current Special Project is "Let the Light Shine in" which opens the shuttle bay doors in the roof as well as expands the shuttle bay area.

Dilithium Mine
- No current upgrades. Special Project is "On Display" which adds special crystal displays to areas within the Dilithium Mine interior area.

Colony World
- Current upgrade is "Construct Basic Infrastructure 1" and after that is "Construct Morale Center". Special proiject is "Communications Array" which adds a Communications Array.

If you are curious about joining the OTF's STO Fleet? Feel free to contact CL8 Mr Numbahs!

Co-written by Robert and Carol.

Weird American Thanksgiving Traditions [by Carol]

Hey guys!

Canadian Thanksgiving has come to pass. So has Halloween and the month of October. This brings us to November and this month heralds American Thanksgiving. What does American Thanksgiving mean? Pie! Lots of pie, I imagine, and turkey. Basically it's pretty similar to Canadian Thanksgiving. But that being said... America has some pretty weird Thanksgiving traditions and I took the liberty to look them up.

Intrigued? You should be! They're pretty interesting and definitely weird.

1. Turkey Pardoning
A tradition which takes place in the White House. This tradition is literally what it sounds like. The President gives the turkey a pardoning. The pardoning allows the life of the turkey to be spared. Will tradition carry through to this year? Who knows? Also there's an episode of the West Wing that has a turkey pardoning in it.

2. Turkey Bowling
This tradition first began in 1988 and typically takes place in the frozen section of a grocery store. Frozen turkeys are used to bowl with half-full bottles of soda. It can be played anywhere as long as you have a smooth surface, a frozen turkey, and bottles of soda.

3. Turkey Trot
Turkey Trot's happen all over the country. Thousands of adults participate in this event. A Turkey Trot is where you dress up as a turkey and go for a run or a jog. It looks hilarious and is no doubt fun to join. But you won't catch me running around dressed up as a turkey any time soon.

4. Turducken This meaty tradition isn't really weird. It's possibly one of the most normal sounding traditions I ran across. A turducken is a duck is stuffed with a chicken and then that is stuffed in a turkey. Sounds like a lot of work to me but also kind of tasty.

5. Crabbing It
San Francisco apparently likes to give the good old turkey a pass and go straight for the crab. Preferably dungeness crab. The crab is usually steamed, boiled, or even microwaved. Regardless of how it's cooked you're more likely to find a stuffed crab in San Francisco than a turkey. Personally I don't mind seafood but I don't really think of it as a Thanksgiving meal.

These five weird American Thanksgiving traditions were the ones that stood out to me the most. I found some other really odd or old ones that were interesting. But for the purpose of this article I decided to stick with traditions that still took place and were amusing.

What's the weirdest thing you've done on Thanksgiving? Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments!

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Star Trek Short: Runaway Review [by Mashed Potatoes]

Star Trek Runaway

Well, I watched the Star Trek Short: Runaway. Where to start..?

Contains Spoilers

Star trek Discovery continued to be more advanced than previous Star Trek's. The episode starts off with a holographic communication with Tilly's mother. No view screen. Nope, they had to use holograms. Now I know that in some ways we're more advanced than TOS, but they're the ones who decided to go with a prequel. Enterprise did a much better job in regards to this. But, it's a minor nitpick really.. Just a little frustrating at times. There are much more important things to review at the moment.

Such as trying to cram too much in, in such a short amount of time. And it does come off as very rushed. I've watched shorts before. Warehouse 13 had some great shorts! I always enjoyed watching their shorts. Even though they were pretty much commercials at times, with all the advertising, they got their story in, without being too rushed. And it felt like an episode of Warehouse 13.

Runaway was rushed, with bad writing. Tilly has a great character in Discovery Season One. But in the short, she lost a bit of who she was, thanks to the rush at the end. The runaway, Me Hani Ika Hali Ka Po (shortened to Po luckily), was all over the place. First a wild animal, then an amazing engineer, then a queen. It just seemed once again, rushed, trying to cram her full of all these personalities, to try and make the short interesting, without needing several characters.

Overall, I feel that the episode wasn't very good. Star trek Discovery had it's ups and downs. And this is a down for me. If you missed it, you weren't really missing all that much. I am really hoping that the next one is worth watching, and better than this one was.

What did you think of the short? Did you enjoy it?

Why You Should Watch Outlander [by Carol]

Hello Chatters!

November 4th has come to pass; isn't that exciting? Why, you might ask? Well because season four of Outlander has started! I'm super excited for this new season of Outlander. Not for any particular reason other than the show is amazing. And it's so amazing I thought I'd list off some reasons why you might want to consider watching it.

Just a quick note before I get in to the list. Presently all three seasons of Outlander is available on Netflix in Canada. So if you're interested in watching Outlander? I strongly advise checking out a streaming site such as Netflix.

Alright! Let's get in to it.

The Scenery:
You can't go wrong with the scenery in Outlander. Outlander is primarily filmed in the gorgeous Scotland. Season three they filmed in South Africa for a while but 90% of the series is filmed in Scotland. Including this season which will take place in "America". Despite being "America" the season was filmed in Scotland still.

The Story:
Every season the story is captivating. Waiting for each episode is incredibly difficult. I often catch myself searching for spoilers or theories about what will happen next. And since I own the books I'll often grab them and flip through the pages until I find out what might happen next. Riddled with romance, action, and intrigue Outlander has a little something for everyone.

The Actors:
Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Duncan Lacroix, and all the many other actors in the show are amazing. Each actor puts so much effort and passion in to their roles regardless of how big or small it is. And the acting chemistry between Sam and Caitriona is undeniable. Their on screen romance is breath taking and moving.

The Soundtrack:
The soundtrack to Outlander is composed by Bear McCreary. Bear McCreary has composed for several other shows from the new Battlestar Galactica to Agent's of SHIELD. Outlander's soundtrack is magical and moving. The soundtrack starts with an ethereal theme song that immediately lures you in to the magic and wonder of Outlander. It follows with captivating themes for different scenes, characters, and moments for episodes. Bear McCreary's compositions are a key that ties every episode together in to a perfect match of television and music.

The Fashion:
From episode one and onward the costumes, or fashion if you would, has been stunning. Claire's dresses, Jamie's kilts, the soldiers uniforms, the different clans attire, and the countless other costumes have been gorgeous. Claire often features dresses with delicate embroidery and detailing. Jamie often sports a variety of fitted dress coats. The costumes are absolutely beautiful.

The Weaponry:
Taking place in the 1700s none of the weapons are from the modern day. The main weapon used is a sword. But there are muskets, bayonets, a variety of daggers, pistols, and at one point even cannons. Jamie often can be seen sporting a sword in the first couple of seasons. He's also carried a pistol on several occasions. The weapons are pretty cool to see and I particularly like the swords.

If you should happen to decide to give Outlander a chance? Keep in mind that every new show starts out a little slow. So it might take you an episode or two to get in to it. Or if you're like me? You'll be hooked right away.

Do you already watch Outlander? Who is your favourite character? Are you going to watch Outlander? Let us know in the comments!

A Look at Star Trek Discovery Season 2 [by Mashed Potatoes]

Star Trek Discovery season two

There is some new information about Star Trek Discovery Season Two. The release date is January 17th, 2019. And to get the hype going, they released a trailer, giving us a look at the new season.

A lot to see in that short trailer. We get to see Spock (Ethan Peck), Number One (Rebecca Romijn), Mirror Universe Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), Captain Pike (Anson Mount), and L'Rell (Mary Chieffo), who now has hair.

You also get to see some new uniforms in there as well. The new gold uniforms is worn by Number One. Though it is worth noting that Spock is not wearing a uniform at the moment.

Another great thing to see is Klingons with hair! Apparently they shaved their heads when going to war, something never seen before in Star Trek. But apparently a way for the writers to explain the horrible bald Klingons from before. The Klingon ships are also looking Klingon as well. It appears that a Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser is shown as a hologram. So it looks like the writers have listened to fans, and are fixing some of the problems with Season One. The writers did explain that they are a religious group that shave their head because of Kahless the Unforgettable, and now that the Federation and Klingon Empire are no longer at war, they can grow out their hair again. A bit of the lore was explained in Star Trek The Next Generation episode "Rightful Heir".

KAHLESS: I went into the mountains, all the way to the volcano at Kri'stak. There I cut off a lock of my hair and thrust it into the river of molten rock which poured from the summit. The hair began to burn.

Then I plunged it into the lake of Lusor and twisted it into this sword. And after I used it to kill the tyrant Molor I gave it a name. Bat'leth - the sword of honor.

In any case, I'm happy that the Klingons have hair again.

This season also seems to be dealing a bit with religion as well, in regards to the red angel. It will be interesting to see what they do with this. Religion, mythology, and Star Trek do have a history together, mostly with Star Trek Deep Space Nine, the Bajorans and Klingons, so this isn't really anything new.

Tune in on January 17th to start a new season, with a new captain, and several new characters, with some returning members as well.

Are you looking forward to Season Two? What were your thoughts on the Klingons?

Review: Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina [by Carol]

Netflix Summary for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family's legacy, the Church of Night.

Netflix labels it as Chilling, Scary, and Violent.

Where to start... Well, let me start with this; I did not want to watch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I was a huge fan of the original show with Melissa Joan Hart. So I didn't really want to give this newer and "darker" variation a chance. I also didn't want to watch it because I'm not a fan of the actress Keirnan Shipka. Having previously seen her act in Mad Men I wasn't too impressed with her skill. But for some strange reason? I decided to watch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Without spoiling anything here's what I can tell you. Sabrina, Hilda, Harvey, Zelda, and Salem? Those character names are the only similarity that The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina shares from Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Beyond those names the two shows have nothing in common, however; that's not actually a bad thing. If you're wondering why it's not a bad thing? Well it makes it easier to sit down and watch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as a fan of Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is definitely violent. I have no problem with violent shows. I've watched shows such as True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Vikings to name a few. Those are pretty violent shows. Infact Vikings is extremely violent but The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a kitten in comparison.

Is The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina scary? For me, personally, no it was not scary. One episode did make me feel a little uneasy. I wont specify why but episode five had a scene that I couldn't really watch. It wasn't scary it was just...unnerving. Although unless you enjoy scary movies and shows? You might find The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to be scary.

As for the chilling aspect of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina? Weeell... Again I didn't really find the show to be scary. So I didn't really find it chilling either. But I do enjoy scary movies. So it takes a lot to give me chills/scare me.

Keirnan Shipka did an amazing job as Sabrina. I didn't honestly think she was capable of pulling off the range of emotion she did as Sabrina. Her character in Mad Men was a stoic annoying little child that barely showed any signs of development. Whereas in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina she shines. Keirnan beautifully portrays a teenage girl full of love, fear, worry, and compassion. She amazed me.

I have to admit the show itself also amazed me. Having no expectations whatsoever I was impressed. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was interesting, funny, and to some degree charming. It's also most certainly dark, perhaps scary, and definitely violent. It's not something I would suggest for younger viewers and neither would Netflix since they gave it a rating of TV-14. Overall I can easily say I'm actually looking forward to part 2 of season 1.

Would I recommend it a friend? Yes I would. I literally only have one complaint about it; Harvey has cellphone but nobody else does. Also the sets and clothes are all styled in the fashion of 70's era stuff. So Harvey having a cellphone literally irritates me. Otherwise I enjoyed it enough to recommend.

Have you watched The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina? Will you watch it? Let us know in the comments.

Star Trek Returns to Animation [by Mashed Potatoes]

Star Trek returns to animation

It looks like Star Trek is going animated again for the first time since The Animated Series went off the air in 1974.

Titled as Lower Deck, it will be developed and produced by Alex Kurtzman and Mike McMahon, who works on of Rick and Morty. He has also worked on the Mudd-themed Short Trek 'The Escape Artist', which will air in January. Other names attached to this will be Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth. A new name, Katie Krentz, will be heading the newly-formed CBS Eye Animation division. Katie is a former Cartoon Network executive.

Lower Decks will center around 'the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships'. It will be a half-hour comedy series, which will last for at least two seasons.

The full press release is below:


From Emmy Award Winner Mike McMahan, "Star Trek: Lower Decks"
Marks CBS All Access' First Animated Series

Oct. 25, 2018 - CBS All Access today announced a two-season order for STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, a new half-hour animated comedy series developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan ("Rick and Morty"). The series will focus on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships and will be produced by CBS Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios' new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout's Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin and Roddenberry Entertainment's Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth and Katie Krentz will serve as executive producers alongside McMahan. Aaron Baiers, who brought McMahan to the project, will serve as a co-executive producer.

"Mike won our hearts with his first sentence: 'I want to do a show about the people who put the yellow cartridge in the food replicator so a banana can come out the other end.' His cat's name is Riker. His son's name is Sagan. The man is committed," said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. "He's brilliantly funny and knows every inch of every 'Trek' episode, and that's his secret sauce: he writes with the pure, joyful heart of a true fan. As we broaden the world of 'Trek' to fans of all ages, we're so excited to include Mike's extraordinary voice."

"As a life-long Trekkie, it's a surreal and wonderful dream come true to be a part of this new era of 'Star Trek,'" said executive producer Mike McMahan. "While STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS is a half-hour, animated show at its core, it's undeniably 'Trek' - and I promise not to add an episode at the very end that reveals the whole thing took place in a training program."

STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS is not McMahan's first "Star Trek" project. As a long-time fan of the series, in 2011 McMahan started a Twitter account where he posted episode plots to a fake season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." They were such a hit that Simon & Schuster hired him to write a readers' guide to a fictitious eighth season of "TNG" titled "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Warped: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season." For television, McMahan recently served as head writer and executive producer on Adult Swim's hit animated series "Rick and Morty" and co-created Hulu's animated alien family show "Solar Opposites."

"We couldn't have imagined a better creative team to work with on CBS All Access' first original animated series than Mike McMahan, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment," said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. "STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS is a fantastic complement to our growing lineup of original series and our ongoing expansion of the 'Star Trek' universe on CBS All Access."

There is currently no release date for this series yet. More information will hopefully be released shortly. They promised more Star Trek, and it looks like they're keeping good on their word.

Now Star trek has done something similar once before. The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Lower Decks was about the lower officers, and what it was like for them. I quite enjoyed that episode, and hope that I'll enjoy this cartoon as well.

Are you looking forward to this series? What are your thoughts on an animated comedy? Do you like Rick and Morty? Let us know below!

Ad: OTF Facebook Page [by Carol]

Want a way to keep in touch with your fellow OTFer? Check out OTF's official Facebook page! You can interact with a great bunch of chatters there. Memes are posted. News is shared. Meetups are arranged. All sorts of things take place over at the OTF Facebook page!

Star Trek Short: Calypso [by Mashed Potatoes]

Star Trek short calypso

On November 8th, the second Star Trek Short will arrive on CBS All Access for Americans, and Space for Canadians. Still no work on when other countries will get to see the shorts however.

Actor Aldis Hodge is a new character named Craft, who appears on an deserted ship, run by A.I., 1000 years in the future. That's farther into the future than any episode of Star Trek has taken place in.

The ship he appears to be on is the U.S.S. Discovery. Or perhaps another Crossfield-class starship. Though it's unclear at the moment how the ship arrives 1000 years into the future.

The short is written by Michael Chabon (story by Sean Cochran and Chabon), and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.

Now, while I wasn't a fan of the previous short, I am hoping that this one is better. I do worry about the shorts trying to cram in too much in 15 minutes. But, perhaps they'll be able to pull it off this time, and give us a new character, and an entertaining episode.

What do you think of this short? Are you looking forward to it? Let us know!

Fandom News From The Web [by Missy]

Welcome to this month's edition of the Fandom News! Missy has scoured the interwebs in an attempt to bring us links that everyone will find interesting! Be warned, however, a couple of them such as the 'Game of Thrones' and 'Supernatural' links, contain spoilers!

Warning: There will be spoilers!
Game of Thrones: Arya Stark's Final Scene
Fantastic Beasts: What Its Really Like Working With J.K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts: Claudia Kim Details Her Audition
Supernatural: Jensen Ackles Talks About Adding More Flavor to Character
Mulan: Interview With Ming-Na Wen on the Remake
Cats: Idris Elba to Join Movie Adaptation
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson to bring Conjuring characters to third Annabelle film
Avengers: Chris Evans Talks About Tweet
OitNB: Cancelled
Iron Fist: Cancelled

'Scooby-Doo' and 'Tom and Jerry': Movies Land Top Film Making Talent at WAG
The Flash: Standalone Movie Pushed to Possible 2021

That's it for this round of "Fandom News"! Did any particular article catch your eye? Would you like to see news from a certain fandom? Let us know in the comments!

Help Wanted [by Leslie]

Do you love hanging out in the chat, but feel like you could be contributing to the community more? Then you've come to the right place for we have job openings that just might be the perfect fit for you!

The Shuttle Bay
The Gaming Team is looking for applicants to fill the following positions:

Team Leader
Assistant Team Leader

You can apply for any of the above positions by emailing AJ and Brent. Ensure you include your chat handle and preferred method of contact in your email.

Should you wish you apply for a leadership role, also include the following information:

Position interested in
Any Relevant Experience
Statement of Interest

As either a Team Leader or member, you will have the opportunity to shape the direction and really make the Gaming Team flourish as we move forwards!

Note: If you'd like to know more about the positions before applying to them? You can always email AJ and Brent! They'll welcome the inquiry.

The Holodeck

Blue Report Contributors

Anyone wishing to be a Blue Report Contributor may e-mail Carol and Leslie.

Please include in the e-mail:

Your name
Dossier #
Type of article(s) you would like to write

The deadline for submissions is the 30th of every month.

If you have any question about The Blue Report please feel free to ask Leslie or Carol in chat.