I think all of us can agree that WC has become iconic in science fiction and gaming. I thought it would be fun to see if we can find some ways that WC has left a legacy on the visual designs that have emerged since its creation. To start that off, I propose, “The Great Dralthi-esque Hunt.” For me, if you asked me to state the first thing that came to mind when you say “Kilrathi fighter,” I would say “Dralthi.” It was the first Kilrathi ship I saw in the intro, and one form of the Dralthi or another has been in almost every incarnation of the WC franchise. So, it seemed like a good place to start. See if you can find any Dralthi look-alikes out there. Look in games, movies, novel covers, concept art, etc. Extra kudos go to anyone who can provide some proof that the design the inspiration for the design they find can legitimately be cited as the Dralthi. Double kudos go to anyone who can find a design predating the release of WC that could serve as a reasonable inspiration for the Dralthi design. I have several ideas to start with, but I won’t use them all yet. First, let’s start with the Pegasus (I think that’s what it’s called) from Tachyon: The Fringe. Any way you look at this baby, it screams “Dralthi!” to me. Then, there is the new incarnation of the Cylon Raider. Half Cylon Centurion, half Dralthi, all toaster. Then, there is also one of the main Gorene fighters from Star Crusader (a great game in its own right that was overshadowed by Wing Commander). You can see a general idea of the design from this shot of the game cover. Okay, that’s three marks on the kill board for me to open up the hunt. Like I said, I found others, but I won’t hog all the kills now. See what you can come up with!