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On this day in 2015

The Real Lance Casey Returns Home
   Actor Steven Petrarca who played Lance Casey in Wing Commander: Prophecy did not reprise his role for the Secret Ops follow-up the next year, and a different voice actor was brought in to perform his ...

On this day in 2014

Happy VK Day!
   On September 24, 2669, Colonel Christopher Blair launched his successful Temblor Bomb strike on Kilrah. Its resulting blast wave took out the Emperor and Prince Thrakhath's enormous invasion fleet ma...

On this day in 2013

Model Hellcat Gets Final Hull Coating
   Whiplash is back with some sharp new photos of his wooden Hellcat model. The ship has gone through several test coats of paint in order to find the perfect shade of space gray befitting the medium fig...

On this day in 2012

Chris Roberts Answers Your Questions
   Today's RSI Time Capsule relates some interesting political manuevering that has opinions divided and emotions high: 2523: The Three Pillars. Also check out the RSI Museum for info on one of Chris Ro...

Ultima Online Turns 15!
   Happy 15th Birthday Ultima Online! The world's first modern massively multiplayer game was released on September 24, 1997 by Origin Systems. Its continued existence is no small feat - many, many you...

On this day in 2011

New Models Have Wingnuts Seeing Red
   CMDBob has put together a fearsome force of Kilrathi fighters for his new fleet. Although these aren't yet destined for a major project, they're pretty fun interpretations of the original ships. Bob...

Treasures of the Archangel Quadrant: Capital Ships
   Today's Privateer 3 update features just one image: a rendering of the Terran Confederation's powerful Manowar-class battle carrier. It looks like quite a ship--too bad it never left the drawing board...

On this day in 2010

Wing Commander Movie Broadcasting in France
   The Wing Commander Movie will be airing in France in a series of time slots over the next few weeks. Tune into CINÉCINÉMA this Sunday morning for the first showing. I always like to se...

Garriott on Social Gaming
    Origin founder Richard Garriott delivered the Fantastic Fest keynote address in Austin yesterday, and he talked a little bit about what he's doing next and where he sees opportunity in the games i...

On this day in 2009

Trooper Beefs Up Bengal (For a Limited Time)
   Tr00per continues to polish his Bengal model. The added colors alone make it pretty spiffy. He temporarily put some giant turrets on the top of the body as a placeholder and, since it looked pretty ...

Garriott Bullish on Space
    The Examiner has done an interview with Origin founder Richard Garriott and his extensive views and experienced with space. Garriott has a lot of particular insight, not the least of which was gath...

On this day in 2008

Ascii Sector Goes Multiplatform
   Hot on the heels of version 0.4 and its custom mission builder, Chris Knudsen has released version 0.41 of Privateer Ascii Sector. In addition to the usual bevy of bug fixes and cool gameplay tweaks,...

Star*Soldier Gloss: Page 42
   This is the Star*Soldier gloss for the third timeline page: CONCEPT: See the previous post! "2649.189" - Alternate version addition. From the Super Famicom version of Wing Commander I, transla...

On this day in 2007

Point of Origin: Vol. 1, No. 1
   As part of our focus on Wing Commander and Origin history we're proud to begin a new series of regular updates reprinting 'Point of Origin'. Point of Origin was the internal newsletter of Origin Syste...

Do-it-Yourself Project: Prophecy DVD
   Looking for a fun home improvement project? Then you should make your own Wing Commander Prophecy DVD! Prophecy DVD was long thought lost forever - the game was developed by Daylight as a pack-in gam...

On this day in 2006

Ten Years of Academy
   Happy ten year anniversary, Wing Commander Academy! It was ten years ago last Thursday that the first episode, Red and Blue, premiered as part of the USA Network's Saturday morning lineup. For the nex...

P2 Fan Novel Printing Soon
    Deacan reports that he's ready to print another batch of his German fan novel das Erwachen - Sturm. The story is inspired by Privateer 2 and was envisioned as the first part of a trilogy. New cove...

On this day in 2005

Trailer Offers Glance At Early Prophecy
   Back in 1997 Origin released the official trailer for Prophecy. Featuring a mixture of in-flight footage and pre-rendered movies, the trailer got the whole WC community excited. Even now it is great t...

Tetris Tournament Kicks Off
   Well we had some delays getting this kicked off, but our Tetris tournament is now on. Each of our entrants gets three attempts to get the highest score against another entrant, and the highest scorer ...

On this day in 2004

Void War Copies Up For Grabs
   To celebrate the game's release, Jay Barnson from Rampant Games has kindly donated three copies of their WC-inspired space-sim Void War for us to give away. We're going to make you work for your chanc...

Ships of the Animated Series: Fralthi
   Wing Commander's Fralthi-class cruiser makes a very brief appearance in "Expendable" - and not just any Fralthi... Ralgha nar Hhallas' eventual command, the KIS Ras Nik'hra! Oddly, the ship is referre...

On this day in 2003

Tiger's Claw Comes Out On Top
   This past month we asked which Wing Commander era capital ship you would most like to serve on. The Tiger's Claw, a Bengal class Strike Carrier, won by a landslide with more than 50% of the votes. Th...

Wing Commander Raiders Wallpaper Available
   Cam has released an image that will represent background scenery in his upcoming Wing Commander Raiders project. Raiders will be a fan made movie. If you're not familiar with this one, there's alrea...

In Today's News...
   Kris has implemented yet another function in the Timeline database. Now when you visit the Encyclopedia today's events are dynamically generated for you. On this day in 666 years (2669.267) Kilrah w...

Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour Ships
   EA's Zero Hour, the expansion to Command & Conquer Generals, should be arriving in stores around the world this week. While I loved Generals, EA's closure of Westwood Studios and movement of the C&C ...

On this day in 2002

Before They Were Stars
   Chris Reid reports that John Spencer won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Award for his work on The West Wing. Spencer played the ill-fated Captain Hugh Paulsen (or Paulson! You...

WCPolaroids: Blair (2/11)
   Commodore Blair doesn't know what's what! Is it just me, or does the pipe he's grasping look remarkably like a light sabre? ...

On this day in 2001

Trivia 3, Week 48
   I could say something about the movie variant of the Broadsword... but I won't! Welcome to Game Three, Week Forty-Eight Trivia. We play each week. Every Monday two main questions and one bonus quest...

FA Drones On
   Newcommanderondablock was kind enough to show me these three screenshots... he's not sure this ship will make it to the final version of Fleet Action -- so keep your fingers crossed! (I know, it's the...

Holding The Line, Chapter 103
   Since I was 'missing in action', you didn't get to read the next chapter of Holding the Line. But now you can, thanks to Raptor. Check out the story here. Here's the intro... Hey all, Raptor here. Y...

On this day in 2000

For The Creditly Impaired
   Luke Nowacki from England reports that he bought his Best Games 4 package in an Electronic Boutique near Sheffield for £30 ($40 US). He added that it's a great package, but that it doesn't come ...

The Worst of Both Worlds
   TyeDyeBoy came across an interesting (by which I mean awful) piece of fan fiction:Someone wrote a Star Wars fanfic. It was bad. Someone else came along and did an MST 3000 remix of that fic. It was be...

On this day in 1999

Origin Changes
   Who says Origin doesn't update their web site? Almost anyone who can properly define the word 'update'. But that seems to have changed -- the company information section has been changed. Two new exec...

Read & Review
   Peter Telep posted the following note to alt.games.wing-commander, asking that we review Pilgrim Stars at Amazon & giving us the status of the next book...If you've had a chance to pick up and read my...

They're Two Up on Us
   Next Generation Online reports that Origin is planning to announce Ultima Online 2 later today -- hopefully we're a step closer to seeing the next Wing Commander announced. You can see NGO's article h...

Grab Some Skins
   For those of you out there who have been dying to play music on Mark Hamill's face, Death has found a pair of Wing Commander related WinAmp skins. See the screenshots below. You can grab the Prophecy ...

It's a Crazy Mixed-Up Netherlands
   Marcel Boom notes that the Wing Commander trailer is still showing in the Netherlands -- he saw it attached to The Thomas Crown Affair last weekend. There's also apparently a WC poster at the theater ...

Open Wider
   Wing Commander went into wide release in Australia yesterday -- people who had trouble finding it before may be able to see it now. Expect more bad reviews in newspapers, good reviews from fans and ge...

4,500 People Saw It
   Sean Tudor over at agwc reports that Wing Commander has made $50,162 (in Australian dollars) since its release on September 16th. This is roughly equivalent to how much Chris Reid spent seeing the mov...

Another Review
   Another Australian movie review can be find here at Greg Roy King's Movie Reviews. Two stars, with the same comments made by every professional reviewer ever....

Yet Another Review
   Leith Wyndham sends this bad review from the Herald-Sun Newspaper in Melbourne, Australia. Here goes...Brain-Space InvadersWing Commander (PG)Director: Chris RobertsStarring: Freddie Prinze Jr, Saffro...

Yet Another Beeping Review
   Julian Zelones saw Wing Commander in Australia... here's his take.The Wing Commander movie was actually released here in Western Australia today. Apparently there was an advertisement on T.V. a coupl...

On this day in 1998

The Fifth Installment
   Its time to head over to the Secret Ops site because the Episode 5 download is now out, weighing in at only 786k. Please note you may not be able to see the download link unless you run at 800x600 or ...


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