Starbase New Hope was an independent Star Trek play-by-email sim that existed from ca 2005 and 2006, although it is not clear if the sim ever launched.[1]


The sim was centered upon the New Hopian Confederation, a political entity of 40 systems and nearly 100 billion people that had recently joined the United Federation of Planets. The Confederation traced its roots back 350 years to a colony of eugenic refugees.[2]


The sim organized two Yahoo Group's[3][4], both of which were established on August 29, 2005. However, the first posts were not made until February 2006, and posts at both Yahoo groups ceased a month later.[5] All of the posts visible to the public are administrative in nature; it is not known if the sim was conducted elsewhere, or if the sim never launched.[6]


Known crew members included:[7]

  • Fleet Admiral Kathryn Anderson, Commanding Officer
  • Admiral Mercedes McVey, Executive Officer
  • Doctor Omar Zareal, Chief Science Officer/Head of Research and Development


  1. The dates are based on data from the club's Yahoo Group's[1] and [2]. Based on the posts that are visible, there is evidence that attempts were made to organize a sim, but that it never launched. ChasTOL, April 20, 2014.
  2. Yahoo Group
  3. Yahoo Group
  4. Yahoo Group
  5. Except for one post in July 2010, which is assumed to be spam.
  6. Yahoo Group
  7. Yahoo Group