Many German Wing Commander fans wrote in yesterday to let us know that they were well acquainted with the extras in our last polaroid shot. Obee and Catweasel replied to our post within minutes:
Hello, the right one in the picture is Smudo and he's part of one of
the greatest german HipHop bands called 'Die Fantastischen 4' aka 'Fanta4'. He is seen in one or two scenes in the backround playing cards, IIRC (which LeechMachine confirms).
Even if you don't speak German, there are some very cool set photographs at that last site. And Weirdrew also added that he believes the woman in the middle of yesterday's polaroid tossed a drink in Maniac's face in one scene. So there you go. Even the extras in Prophecy have legions of fans.
More about Smudo and Fanta4 can be found here:
www.smudo.com/smudo/wc5.htm (sorry, german only)
Whew, just fixed some nasty computer problems this past week so I can get online and H'hrass everyone about DragonCon again. After February 14, tickets for the four day convention are going up. They are $45 right now and will ultimately reach $75 at the door. We also need to set up our grouped hotel suites soon, so if you have any questions about the Wing Commander gathering, we've made a forum thread here.
It has been a hectic week for us here, so we're a bit late in acknowleding the Columbia tragedy. There's not really much for us to say or do, but we know that many of our frequent viewers are especially touched by events such as these. Perhaps even moreso than in other communities, we consider the astronauts that died on Saturday to be heroes and pioneers for our future. If the CIC is your favorite portal, feel free to send us a memorial note.