Today is the birthday of distinguished CIC staff member Barrie "Cpl Hades" Almond... happy birthday, Hades! He'll be 17 in British People Years.
I wrote the piece for PCXL and I think that I inappropriately gave it the Wing Commander title.
BTW I saw the game in action twice, and hands-down it is the best looking game I have ever seen. The in-game were as pretty as most CG that you see today. And the ships were beyond anything I imagined possible. When I do play the game, I will probably spend most of my time just looking around out the scenery..it's magnificent.
Whether or not it still looks so groundbreaking when it hits stores two years from now is a question we will have to wait to answer.
A bunch of people have noticed things in the Wing Commander Movie... some of 'em have been said before, but here's what's been discovered for those who are newly familiar with the film. Thanks to Rob Morton, Minh Doan and Boss for pointing these out! If you've found something else, let me know!
Chris Roberts' Cameo: In Chapter 25 a Concordia pilot in a Broadsword rescues Blair after he runs out of fuel. The pilot is none other than director Chris Roberts, who's had cameos in Wing III and IV as well.
Tolwyn Misspelling: During Tolwyn's briefing for Sansky his name flashes by the screen spelled 'Towlyn'. Furthermore, the closed captioning spells it the same way... although the DVD captions spell it correctly, as do the closing credits. This is very remeniscent of the first several episodes of Wing Commander Academy -- which spelled Tolwyn's name several different ways! Tallwood, for example.
The PAD: When the camera goes from outside Pegasus Station into the Pegasus Station CIC, it passes a computer that locks onto something. The locking sound is the sound made by the PAD in Privateer 2: The Darkening.