There's yet another reason for Wing Commander fans to celebrate this week! The Wing Commander Movie's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has stealth launched on many of the major digital services. Whether it's good cross-marketing with the Blu-ray, a happy coincidence or something that's gone unnoticed for months isn't quite clear. Some of the stores denote a January 29, 2013 release date, so it's possible that these have been online almost the entire year.
Prices are approximately $10 or 10 Euros with Amazon slightly cheaper, iTunes in the middle and Google Play on the higher end. Tracks are also available for purchase separately for about a dollar/Euro/pound. In addition to this convenient new way to listen to some Wing Commander tunes, there's also new cover art, which is somewhat similar to the original DVD cover or theatrical poster. You can see the physical CD's darker album box here or buy the album at some of the stores listed below!
On the other end of the Wing Commander Spectrum, the Fat Man's rerelease of classic WC1 music is still available at Vibedeck. These files will sound just like game being played on the higher end Roland MT-32, so original Sound Blaster owners are especially prime customers for this. For just $9.99, you can get 27 classic tracks. Earlier this year, Fat Man noticed that two of the tracks had some corruption issues, and the version available there now is all fixed.
Maverick Gets Pantsed
LOAF is still scratching the surface of his 30 boxes of Academy archival materials, but when he does get a chance to dig in, he uncovers some real gems! Take for, example, Cadet Blair's sorely underrated bottom half. Everyone is all into torsos, but you can't have one without the other! (2018-02-24)
Mark Hamill Premiering New Documentary at SXSW
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)
Mark Hamill To Receive Hollywood Star
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)
Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
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)
New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
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)