Russian Wing Commander History Article Gets Translated Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Update ID

Almost a year ago we mentioned how major Russian magazine Game World Navigator had published a huge article about the history of Wing Commander. It also had a lot of pretty pictures, which is all that you'd be able to understand since those Russians decided to publish the article entirely in Russian. But that's no longer a problem as Stewart Todd Morgan has taken the time to translate the article in to English! Here's a small section:

(Page 124)

Columns 1 (bottom of the page), By the Way...: Insofar as the Kilrathi race was cat-like, the developers decided that their language would also resemble the snarls and rumblings issued by earthly cats. The word "Kilrathi" itself was taken as a basis - the basic sounds of Kilrathi became "k", "h", "r" and "t". Just listen to these splendid names: Rha'hri, Ralghra nar Hhallas, Prince Thrakhath...
Or here, for example, are several quotes from Kilrathi:
"Ek'rah skabak erg Thrak'Kilrah maks Rag'nith!" - "In the name of the glory of Kilra, the Emperor, and the Imperium!"
"H'as aiy'hra n'hakh ri'kahri krikajj, nai korekh sha'yi," - "Behind my enemies back, I have prepared the ground for his destruction" (supposedly, a proverb)
"Kir'kha n'ikh rakh k'har, Sharhi nar Hhallas," - "I, Sharhi nar Hhallas, vow to avenge my honor."

You can find the entire translation, as well as the original article in PDF format in our new article.

Infoburst Leaves Internet Stone Age Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Update ID

Way back in 1998 and 1999 staff member Hadrian conducted a series of interviews over the telephone. These were posted in .rm format, which was pretty much all we had at the time. RealMedia went out of fashion many years ago, so we've converted the files to MP3 format. Now you can enjoy the Infoburst shows without having to install RealPlayer.

  • Show #1 (2.5 MB)
    An interview with CIC founders Christopher Reid and Ben Lesnick.
  • Show #2 (3.2 MB)
    The CIC talks to Wing Commander author Chris McCubbin and Dan Finkelstein from Dan's Wing Commander Movie Site.
  • Show #3 (7.6 MB)
    An interview with Wing Commander composer George Oldziey.
  • Show #4 (8.9 MB)
    Chris Roberts talks to the CIC about the Wing Commander series and gaming business in general, the movie and his upcoming games, including the Star/Freelancer series.

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