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Interview with Frank Savage

Frank Savage, the director of game mechanics for Wing Commander 3, talked with Channel 9 for a whopping 45 minutes about himself and cool job at Microsoft. The video begins with five minutes on Frank's exploits at Origin. Both he and the interviewer fondly reminisce about different games in the series and new ground that each title broke. His office is even decorated with Wing Commander memorabilia. Does that license plate look familiar? It also appeared in a 1994 interview with Savage on the WC3 Behind the Screens CD. That interview is available here. The meat of this piece is intended to be a discussion about the XNA suite that he is helping to develop today. The software should help provide a powerful platform for people to make their own games for the XBox 360 and more. AD has sliced out the Wing Commander bits in a shorter clip available here. The full interview (340 megs) can be found at Channel 9.

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Interview with Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts, who played 'Gash' Dekker in Wing Commander 4 & Prophecy, starred in last week's episode of Veronica Mars. He's aged a bit and gained some weight, but it's been almost ten years since he filmed scenes for WCP. The actor has been performing mostly guest television roles, but he also had a part in Herbie Fully Loaded last year.

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Interview with George Sanger

Excerpt from the readme.txt provided by BrynS:

This segment comprises an interview with George Sanger (AKA "The Fat Man"), who was involved with the musical development of various Wing Commander titles. This segment aired during episode production #1218 of Computer Chronicles, sometime in 1995.

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