These are blogs updated by members of the USS Dauntless. We hope you enjoy what we have to say!

The Ship's Log

  • The Ship's Log is the Command blog, updated by FCAPT Owen Swart, Commanding Officer
  • Captain's Log, Stardate [-27] 1176.7
    Posted Oct 22, 2014, 2:45 AM by Owen Swart
  • Another Full Weekend Ahead 2013-06-28 As is fast becoming the norm aboard our modest vessel, the coming weekend appears full of exciting activities!Tonight Alpha Team will beam down to The Zone @ Rosebank to see ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2013, 2:15 AM by Owen Swart
  • Busy few days ahead - 2013-06-20 Captain's log, stardate 8731.3. Commodore Owen Swart recording.Over the next five days, the crew of the Dauntless will be even busier than usual with a variety of ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2013, 12:39 AM by Owen Swart
  • Command Report - September 2010 Captain to all hands. Things are returning to normal aboard the USS Dauntless. Away Missions: In August we had three Away Missions: 2010/08/04: Sceptics in the Pub - Joburg ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2010, 7:22 AM by Owen Swart
  • Command Report: August 2010 Captain to all hands. It's been a relatively quiet month aboard the Dauntless, and one that was marred by the tragic loss of one of our founding members and ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2010, 2:50 AM by Owen Swart
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On Sensors

  • 'On Sensors', the Dauntless' Science blog, is updated by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaco de Bruyn, Chief Science Non-Commissioned Officer.
  • Space: What’s next after the retirement of the Shuttle I recently read a article about the last flight of the space shuttle Discovery. It points out that the USA is starting to privatize space, and I thought I would ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:28 AM by Jaco de Bruyn
  • The Frontier is Everywhere (Submitted by PO2 Jaco de Bruyn)
    Posted Jan 11, 2011, 4:20 AM by Owen Swart
  • The year in space: Sunrise, sunset (submitted by LT Darren Higgins)Alan Boyle writes: Earthlike worlds, otherworldly life on Earth, the fading of the shuttle fleet and the rise of the shuttle's successors made headlines ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2010, 2:15 AM by Owen Swart
  • Would Warp Drive Kill You? (This article cross-posted from my personal blog, 01 & The Universe) No. At least, not the way William Edelstein claims it would. In a nutshell, Edelstein claims that when a ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2010, 3:07 AM by Owen Swart
  • Fireball Detected Over Sector Alpha At approximately 23:00 SAST on Saturday the 21st of November 2009 (Stardate [-28] 02199), dozens of local residents of Gauteng Province reported seeing a bright flash in the sky ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2009, 12:07 AM by Owen Swart
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Book Club

JAG Report

  • Our Legal blog is updated by Lieutenant Heidi Hertz, the JAG Officer of the USS Dauntless.
  • To interfere or not to interfere... General order 1 For the uninitiated (although if you are reading this, chances are you're not) the prime directive states that "No starship may interfere with the normal development of any alien ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2008, 4:04 AM by Owen Swart
  • Justice   "Justice is a collective name which can be divided into two broad perspectives. Just behavior; a concern for genuine respect and treatment which is to be regarded as fair and ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2008, 2:54 AM by Owen Swart
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The Warp Core

  • The Warp Core is the Dauntless' Engineering blog, updated by Lieutenant (JG) Bruce Smith, Chief Engineering Officer.
  • How To Turn Your Android Device Into a Working Tricorder In years gone by, cellphones have, to a large extent, born a distinct likeness to a popular Star Trek device: the mid 23rd century Communicator.      Mid 23rd Century Communicator  Motorola ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2011, 6:15 AM by Owen Swart
  • Apologies for the Inconvenience If you are an RSS subscriber to the USS Dauntless' site, you'll no doubt have noticed that about 50 or so old posts from the website appeared in your ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2009, 3:35 AM by Owen Swart
  • Folder Sharing in Google Docs Google has announced that it is now possible to share entire folders in Google Docs with your friends, or even to make them public.This may prove useful for us ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2009, 2:25 AM by Owen Swart
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Security Report

  • 'Security Report' is the Dauntless' Security blog, updated by Lieutenant Commander Dewald de Coning, Chief Science Officer
  • Various Dauntless Screen Shots Not strictly security related, but I recently dug up some very nice screen shots of our ship (oh, let's just pretend for a moment) on the net. Enjoy!
    Posted Mar 19, 2012, 3:23 PM by Dewald de Coning
  • The Starfleet Survival Guide I recently acquired an interesting little book, written by David Mack, titled "The Starfleet Survival Guide", and although I wouldn't stake my Bajoran jewels on the actual applicability of ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2010, 9:49 AM by Owen Swart
  • Klingon Intelligence Also known as Imperial Intelligence, or II, this is the intelligence gathering agency of the Klingon empire tasked with espionage, information gathering, and other covert activities. Agents who fail to ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2010, 5:22 PM by Owen Swart
  • The Vulcan Intelligence Bureau The Vulcan Intelligence Bureau is also known as the "V'Shar", or the Vulcan Security Directorate. It's responsible for internal affairs on Vulcan, as well as external affairs in ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2010, 5:09 PM by Owen Swart
  • The Tal Shiar The Tal Shiar was known to have existed as far back as 2155, and as such predates the creation of the Federation. It's an elite Romulan intelligence unit, highly ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2010, 5:38 AM by Owen Swart
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SciOps Report

  • The SciOps blog is updated by Fleet Captain Owen Swart, the Commanding Officer of the USS Dauntless and the team leader of Special Scientific Operations.
  • SciOps Review - Where No Man has Gone Before I'd like to begin my sceptical analysis of the Original Series episode, Where No Man has Gone Before.The premise of the episode is that the USS Enterprise picks ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2008, 5:21 AM by Owen Swart
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