In The Beginning...... Origin was without form and void; and Ultima was upon the face of the deep. Here's something interesting we found while spending a night at The Origin Museum: what may be the earliest announcement of the original Wing Commander. It was included on the back of some - but not all - Origin catalogs included with 'Space Rogue', a Privateer-like title released in 1989. The name isn't even included... it's "classified"! (In all likelihood, the game was still called 'Squadron' or 'Wingleader' at this point.)
Interesting stuff -- and a big thanks to Joe and Paula Garrity for being such gracious hosts. We'll have some other exciting treasures we photographed posted in the near future.