Welcome to Game Three, Week Thirty Trivia. We play each week. Every Monday two main questions and one bonus question are posted to alt.games.wing-commander and listed at the CIC. Please email answers to CReid1701@aol.com or ChrisReid@wcnews.com. Be sure to include a name you would like to be known under for the Scoreboard that will be up soon. Have your answers in before this coming Sunday (May 27, 2001) to ensure your answers are recorded. Answers submitted early may be returned and you may be able to fix incorrect answers, time permitting. Main questions answered correctly are good for 5 points, bonuses good for 3.
Answers to Questions for Week 29 (starting May 14, 2001):
Question 57: What was a heavy fighter that was commonly known to stock half a dozen torpedoes for special situations?
Answers Include: Sabre
Question 58: What was a light fighter that was commonly known to carry a Scatter Gun as a special weapon?
Answers Included: Banshee
Bonus 29: What was a light fighter that was commonly known to carry a Mark II Stormfire as a special weapon?
Answers Included: Piranha
New Questions for Week 30 (starting May 21, 2001):
Question 59: Who said, "In the words of John Paul Jones, 'I have not yet begun to dogfight'?"
Hint: The actual quote may have been "Sir, I have not yet begun to fight."
Question 60: Who said, "Colonel, I respectfully request a real mission,not busy-work?"
Hint: The colonel being referred to is female.
Bonus 30: Who said, "I'm not going to do the Confederation's war effort much good if I'm dead, now am I?"
At this time we're not planning to end Game Three at Week 30.
Submissions are due by May 27, 2001.
It's a good week for Mark Hamill fans! In addition to getting his Hollywood star, Mr. Hamill will be returning to the birthplace of Wing Commander next month to help debut a new documentary, The Director and the Jedi, about his work with Rian Johnson on the new Star Wars film. (2018-02-23)
Thanks in part to his recent success resuming the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony is set for March 8, 2018 at 11:30 am. I'd encourage Wing Commander fans nearby to go check it out, but the crowd will likely be substantial. (2018-02-22)
The first Border Worlds ship for Wing Commander Flat Universe has been announced! The Banshee now joins the battle alongside four Confed and four Kilrathi craft. It's designed to be particularly effective against slower bombers such as the Broadsword or Grikath. (2018-02-21)
Sonnich Johannesen has shown off some large scale and beautifully detailed 3D prints from Wing Commander Privateer. The Centurion and (not pictured) Galaxy are from Astrofossil and the Tarsus model was designed by DJFX, who posted some gorgeous pics of his own a while back. The size of each of these is impressive, and Sonnich has posted some neat pictures of these ships coming together on the printer. (2018-02-20)
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)