Several people have noticed that the recent commercials for the movie Deep Blue Sea, currently the number three movie in America, are using a slogan similar to: "An Action Packed, Edge-of-your-seat Thrill Ride!" Many of you will recall that posters for the Wing Commander movie used the phrase "An Action-Packed Thrill Ride!" Beyond that coincidence, both movies prominently star Saffron Burrows, who played Angel in the WC movie.
In the recent Adrenaline Vault review of Tellurian Defense, reviewer Justin Mills had the following to say about TD compared to WC. I haven't heard many nice things about this game, but you can find the review here.
Most games that involve shooting down spaceships are founded on the principle that an object in motion continues in motion. After stalling my fighter and slamming it into the ground, I knew I'd have to temporarily set aside my trusty Wing Commander instincts.
A human interest story by Velda Twee. Perfect health, long life and a hundred mission credit fortune could all be yours, if only you had a lucky potato. That's the claim of Grain farmer Jile Therrband, 96, anyhow, who attributes all of these virtues to his possession of 'Larry', a Holstein Pink potato. Larry always nestles next to Jiles' skin as he directs the Cyberplow over his 600-hectare plot on Bex, and it was Larry's stem that Jiles used to select his winning numbers from the Grishund Racing News. Will Larry continue to be Jiles' companion? "Arrr. But maybes I'll givvum a gold jacket to wear, loik." A truly inspiring tale.