September 27, 2011

Shadow Fleet: A Five Year Celebration

Shadow Fleet: A Five Year Celebration

As you may know by now, Shadow Fleet will reach its fifth anniversary in January 2012. What you won't know, is that in celebration of this brilliant achievement we are putting together a paperback collection of Shadow Fleet's entire five years of existence comprising every player, story, mission and SIMM to be released on Shadow Fleet Day - January 5th, 2012.

But it doesn't end there. As part of this celebratory book, entitled Shadow Fleet: A Five Year Celebration, we are planning on including a section for every character ever made, both past and present, but we need your help!

Please note that this book is a huge undertaking for the command staff who will be working hard behind the scenes to get it completed in time for Shadow Fleet Day. As such, we are on a strict deadline and anyone wishing to be included in the book must have their biographies completed no later than November 1st, 2011. Any submitted after this date will not be included.

I'm sure you'll all agree this is an exciting time for the fleet. With new members, ships and missions being made everyday, we are slowing growing into one of the best forum-based Star Trek RPGs on the internet. And this book will serve to reinforce that ideal by showing us just how far we have come in the past five years.

More details will follow in due course. Until then, continue to enjoy the quality role-playing our SIMMs provide and don't forget to keep your browser locked on the news board for future developments!

September 10, 2011

Ten Years Later...

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the attacks on America by terrorists, although 9/11 was felt world wide. Shadow Fleet has commemorated this tragic day in it's Fleet News. Give it a read here.

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A Bold 45 Years

Exactly 45 years ago to the day, a new television series graced the television sets of America, a television series like no other seen before it. Star Trek - originally titled Wagon Train to the Stars - sent viewers to places they had never seen before, witnessed alien species unimaginable at the time, using technology they could only dream of. Star Trek was different. It was radical. It was Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future.

But on September 6th, 1966, Star Trek was just another new show. It didn't have a massive fanbase, the ratings weren't that great and none of the cast were well known actors. In fact, things were very different to how they are now and the show was cancelled after three seasons.

However, upon the announcement of its cancellation, the few fans of the show there were bound together and showed their loyalty to Star Trek by writing letters upon letters to NBC, something unheard of at the time. That small but dedicated group of fans did the impossible. They brought a television show back from cancellation for another season.

Though Star Trek got its fourth season, it was again cancelled due to low ratings. But the story doesn't end there. The series was put into syndication through the 1970s giving millions more people the opportunity to see this wonderful new show. And from there, the Star Trek franchise kicked off with a bang.

Today, the Star Trek franchise consists of a magnificent six television series, eleven feature films, dozens of games, hundreds of novels, as well as a themed attraction in Las Vegas (opened in 1998 and closed in September 2008), and at least two traveling museum exhibits of props.

Join us now as we celebrate together what Star Trek is and what it means to us as a fleet by reading here.

Shadow Fleet hits Blogger!

As Shadow Fleet approaches it's 5th anniversary in January, we continue to expand and push forward in our endeavors to make the greatest RPG on the web. We are excited to finally release the new blog site, The Fleet Shadow! We look forward to 5 more years of growth and expansion!


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