Hi, my name is Brian and I'm 16 years old. I've loved Trek for as long as I can remember. I started with just a couple episodes on VHS, but then I began getting the Playmates figures and playsets. From there I got their roleplay toys and eventually I moved into making full scale prop replicas. I also collect the lower end mass-produced replicas such as the Art Asylum and Star Trek: The Experience Props. I've also got most the the Art Asylum and Johnny Lightning ships. I'm beginning to get Star Trek uniform replicas as well, so far I have TOS, DS9/VOY, and TNG Movies uniforms! Pictures of the majority of my collection can be seen in my Pictures.
I'm a member of several message boards, mainly dealing with Trek props and costumes. You may also know me as trekker670.
Online Starbase is a Star Trek/Starfleet themed forum. Founded in 2002, it has remained a place of values and respect with an active membership base, and the mission statement of being an active forum community set within a Star Trek frame of reference and using a long-standing promotion criteria. Members begin their Online Starbase career at the entry-level rank of ensign, with opportunities to advance in both rank and assignment dependent on levels of active participation and ability to contribute. Additionally, Online Starbase sets it self apart from other organizations due to the fact ranks are earned through service and positions are granted based on starbase qualifications, positions which are non-simm, and actually operate the website in its many areas.
Online Starbase's first commanding officer was Robert Richardson, who had used his experience from prior military and online trek organizations to develop the basic rank, regulations, and procedural infrastructure still used today. His goals were not to develop the base into a large organization, however, and because of this decision, membership remained small and exclusive for years. Ewan Vanguard, the second officer to promote to the position of starbase commander, made a mark in the direction of the community when one of his first decisions was to move the group to proboards and change the exclusivity of the membership, opening it up to public registration, a decision which would ultimately lead to a much larger membership and exposure on the web. Ryan W. Dean (December 2008-Present) is the most recent officer to advance to the office of Starbase Commander, after 6 years of service to the organization.