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Stardates and Date Samps A stardate is a fictional system of time measurement developed for the television and film series Star Trek. In the series, use of this date system is commonly heard at the beginning of a voice-over log entry, such as "Captain's log, stardate 41153.7. Stardate's were mostly used in video or audio logs made. A date stamp is the system Space Voyage Instructors use to document review or passage or work completed. The time stamp is typically written out then initialed by the instructor. This allows the Flight Director and other staff to see when work was reviewed, approved or passed. For example. July 7th, 2020 is the second day of the fifth week of our summer space program. The Space Voyage date stamp would be 2k20 S5 D2 @ 1:05pm docp. The 2k20 is a historic carry over from the early days of Space Voyage, where 2001 could be written 2k1, thereby saving space if the date stamp was used in naming a file. (Older DOS files were limited to 8 characters. The date stamp connotation is still used today by all Space Voyage staff. Date stamps are mostly used in written work and in naming computer files to be saved.
The captain's log was a form of log entry record-keeping that was used since the first captains sailed Earth's seas in ancient history. The log was used to inform the captain's superiors of what was happening on a mission and to record historical facts for future generations. (wiki) The term Captain's Log was made popular in the various StarTrek TV and movie productions. Dr. Wu suggests: "The Captain’s log was a form of log entry record-keeping that was used since the first captains sailed Earth’s seas in ancient history. The log was used to inform the captain’s superiors of what was happening on a mission and to record historical facts for future generations. Acting captains could choose to make updates to the Captain’s log directly, as was Spock’s habit, instead of using an acting captain’s log." (Source: July 7, 2020 Link to source ) Enjoy. Doc Palmere 2k20 S5 D2 @ 1:18pm docp
July 7, 2020 From: Sara RE: Revised Character Reference Sheets of Eight Characters in FIRE BELOW - L5 Novel Revised worksheets for L5 Novel - Fire Below By Sara S.
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ABOUT The visual organizers allow you to plan out your chapters accordingly on a map. You can make them packed with detail or not and you use them later for writing and making your plot narration pages. EXAMPLE KEY- P= Subplot #, S= Scene # of that subplot P3-S1 Baxston, Langston, and Janus prepare for launch with last-minute com checks and pep talks, Langston and Baxston meet as they are new partners. P1-S1 Sundy and Dickonson meet again as they are boarding the orbiter and bad blood between them comes back as everyone onboard prepares for launch P2-S1 Gilbert and Carman talk as they launch into space. Gilbert realizes he has a distaste for his new partner Carman as they experience a bumpy ride to the space station. P3-S2 Janus monitors launch as Langston and Baxston monitor communication. Baxston thinks Langston is impressive w9tu his work and they have an argument defending his honor. P1-S2 Sundy and Dickonon argue, causing problems for attaching to the station. Penn has to quiet them down for the problems to dissipate and for them to navigate debris. P2-S2 Gilbert and Carman get settled on the station and get into an argument about pride and boundaries.