Vice Admiral Madar B’Ra’Bin, Bravo Fleet Logistics Office
Tell us a little about yourself.
I don’t like this question. I can go on at length about the internal workings of a warp core but never know where to start when talking about myself. That is a little something about myself so I guess I have technically answered this question.
What is your favorite Trek series and why?
I got my start with Trek by watching the reruns of the Original Series way before The Next Generation ever started. So, I will always hold TOS as my favorite even with the fact that my cell phone is more can do more than their communicators and that one episode with the space hippies. TOS is where it all started so I will say it is my favorite.
Who is your favorite Trek character and why?
Scotty, without question. Why? Because he is Montgomery Scott, Chief Engineer, and miracle worker.
When and where did you first start simming?
I got my start here in Bravo Fleet during the Dominion War Arc on Deep space Nine so that would have been 1998 or 1999. I was around for about a year before life got to busy and I left. I returned to the fleet in 2016 and have been here ever since.
Where did you get your “start” in Bravo Fleet?
While I was around in the late 90s there is not much that I recall about the sims I was part of so I count my first sim in the fleet being the USS Akagi. It would have been the USS Jericho but I mistyped my E-mail address so my app for the Akagi was accepted first by a week or so.
The path to the Admiralty started in 2017 I joined the specs committee, and then volunteered to help add the ship specs to Infobase, and then offered to help flesh out the technology section of InfoBase. Next thing I know I was the fleet’s Logistics Officer.
What is something you absolutely love about Bravo Fleet?
I love the community that we have built here. It is an inclusive community that is welcoming to new members. With a group the size of the fleet, it can be intimidating for new people to interact with existing members.
What is it about your role as a member of the BFA that you love?
The technobabble, well that and working with people who are just as interested in things like the number of phaser arrays on a Galaxy Class as I am. I do truly love being able to indulge in my love of technobabble in a way that benefits people it is a great thing.
If you could say anything to the community about Bravo Fleet, what is it?
Other than stay Awesome? I would say that I have been part of some great sims here and have written with some great writers and look forward to more of the same.
What is one idea you would like to see happen with the fleet as a whole?
Good question. I don’t know if I have an answer for this. I guess I would say we keep going along as we have been for the last few years. I would love to see the continued growth of the fleet. We are much larger than we were when I joined in 2016 and I say the more the better.
What can we expect to come from your purview in the fleet?
You can expect to see more ship classes added to the fleet. We have almost gotten all the Discover era Federation ships added and there is still the Starbase One station to do specs on then we can move on that sporty little Vulcan Cruiser and the Klingon ships. I suspect there will be even more new ships to add when the Picard series starts, so I am looking forward to that. With all that and a few requested that have been received, you can defiantly expect there to be new ships added to the fleet.
As far the Technology articles go there are plans to spread out beyond Federation tech to touch on the tech for other groups such as the Klingons and Romulans. Tell us a little about yourself.