Behind me you can see a picture of the 34 year old Smudo who already liked playing video games back then.
Maybe I was even younger...
This is a very proud picture, you can tell by the battlefield injury and the A-1 sitting uniform on the TCS Tiger's Claw, ladies and gentleman, as a space cadet in Wing Commander five.
I had the honor to get a small - my first - background extra role.
It was very interesting, I was.... back then I just followed my crazes when they happened... offered a role in it by Electronic Arts.
Now I was such a big Wing Commander fan - who of you knows Wing Commander? (people cheering) Ah, so I don't have to explain it.
And I just couldn't say no. I had even watched the Wing Commander movie back in the days, with .... well, not many other people in the cinema. (people laughing)
And when Admiral Tolwyn said "I know a beautiful french fighter pilot who can help us" the five of us in the cinema all whispered "Angel Deveraux".
And I had the opportunity.. I unfortunately didn't meet her, but on the set I met that buffoon that also played in 'Back to the Future'... (quoting Biff) 'Hello? Anybody home?'
Anyway, I flew to Burbank. I got a ticket and boarded the plane, and I knew I was going to America, but I didn't know what or where Burbank was, there was no Google Earth back then.
So I just flew off, for quite a while, and then I learned that Burbank is some one hundred kilometers from Los Angeles.
And then I arrived there, and straight away got put into my uniform and "bamm!" A photo was taken, and then for about a minute in the movie - the movie was a bout a minute and I was visible in about 30 frames.
I was playing some science fiction card game, and then I flew home. And now I am here.
Wing Commander. (applause)
We all remember, eight, or six, I don't know how much CD's it were. It were CDs, not DVDs, it were six or eight CDs!
Back then it was a big hit, nowadays that would be a browser game flop.