Wing Commander 4 intro scene


Veteran Spaceman
When Maverick and Maniac were in the shuttle after Seether bomb scene, what did Maniac means when he says hot dog? Dogfight?


Vice Admiral
it's slang for someone who tends to show off and add a lot of flair and pizzaze to their efforts.
For example, a real hotshot will show off by going above and beyond the laws of physics to surf on a shockwave in vacuum. That's a pretty hard trick to pull.