So you're Lt. Blair? I hear you're a real hotshot pilot, the best on the Tiger's Claw. Call me Jazz. I'm a combat pilot on the TCS Austin, and a jazz pianist on the side. But what I'd really like is to be transferred to a ship like the Tiger's Claw. I'm already imagining what I could do if I was stationed here. It'd be great. You guys definitely need a piano in your Rec Room, though. Just like we have on the Austin. I usually play there several nights a week. You should come over and listen sometime.
If this week's trivia were a character's age in the PC version of Claw Marks, it'd be that of Major Michael "Iceman" Casey.
Welcome to Game Three, Week Thirty-One Trivia. We play each week. Every Monday two main questions and one bonus question are posted to alt.games.wing-commander and listed at the CIC. Please email answers to CReid1701@aol.com or ChrisReid@wcnews.com. Be sure to include a name you would like to be known under for the Scoreboard that will be up soon. Have your answers in before this coming Sunday (June 3, 2001) to ensure your answers are recorded. Answers submitted early may be returned and you may be able to fix incorrect answers, time permitting. Main questions answered correctly are good for 5 points, bonuses good for 3.
Answers to Questions from Week 30 (starting May 21, 2001):
Question 59: Who said, "In the words of John Paul Jones, 'I have not yet begun to dogfight'?"
Hint: The actual quote may have been "Sir, I have not yet begun to fight."
Question 60: Who said, "Colonel, I respectfully request a real mission, not busy-work?"
Hint: The colonel being referred to is female.
Bonus 30: Who said, "I'm not going to do the Confederation's war effort much good if I'm dead, now am I?"
*****Because of the difficulty and late scoring, if you did not correctly answer Week 30 questions, you now have a short grace period to make another attempt before the answers are posted.
New Questions for Week 31 (starting May 28, 2001):
Question 61: What are three fighters that carry exactly three main guns?
Question 62: What is a fighter that carries exactly three regular missiles?
Bonus 31: What are the distinctions of three different Excalibur variants?
Submissions are due by June 3, 2001.
Please email answers to ChrisReid@wcnews.com and do not post directly to the Newsgroup. Thanks.
The Wing Commander Music Petition has succeeded! The Fatman is now working on plans to release a Wing Commander 1 soundtrack, thanks to everyone's interest! You've all done Wing Commander a great service -- you've proved that fans still care, and you've gotten us a new product! You all deserve more than we can offer you... but accept our eternal gratitude, none the less.
And here's another worthwhile memorial: Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts turned 33 yesterday. Happy Birthday, Mister Roberts.
To those readers in the United States, today is Memorial Day -- a holiday for remembering those who have served to defend our way of life, and thus allow us to defend the Confederation in our own right. So take a moment to reflect on all that -- and whatever you do, don't go see Pearl Harbor. Because it was the worst movie ever.