Game-hanging bug


Rear Admiral
I have no idea what happened, but suddenly when playing Gemini Gold, during flight the game suddenly froze in part. The view of space is completely black, and since I am using the mouse for control the pointer leaves behind a trail. Pressing the button I get the firing sound and the weapon energy meter still shows the decrease and recharge. Also, the MFD showing the enemy Talon I was fighting also works still. Could this be somehow connected to the fact that it shows the distance to the target as -1?
I've had this happen before. It's usually just as I get killed by a Dralthi while the pilot is taunting me. Except it freezes just before my ship explodes.