AD found a very odd translation of the Wing Commander Academy television series being advertised on YouTube. "Star Dima" appears to have converted the show into Arabic - Wing Commander logo and all. Cadet Blair has been renamed 'Mazen', Maniac is 'Ravi' and Archer is called 'Khawla'. We wouldn't normally link to what looks like some kind of sketchy pirate site, but this is too bizarre not to share. If your antivirus program is up to date, check out the Google Translated version here. If you haven't picked up an official copy of the show on DVD yet, we highly recommend it! Amazon currently carries the set for just $11.99, which is a phenomenal deal. There seems to be a 1-2 week backorder at the moment, so your order now would help confirm there's still demand out there!
EDIT: It does appear that the Arabic dubbed version of Wing Commander Academy did air on television. Also, AD has since dug up the intro to the Arabic version! Not to be missed, this version also features all new music and... lyrics? This is some crazy stuff! Check it out below
This follow-up series of seminars animation outstanding "Aviation College," through Staradama. Subject students to the organization's rules for study and life altogether, and enter competitions training exciting; aim of developing their fighting skills and rehabilitation to fight real battles in the face of space pirates villains. spite of the atmosphere of competition and the challenge that brings students during the exercises, but they are working as one team, when assigned to run in real battles in the face of space pirates, whom it becomes worthy of leadership? Will qualify their faculty to defeat the wicked pirate? Explored it yourself, follow through the series of seminars and Action Adventure "Aviation College," through Staradama; where the real fun to watch.
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Pompei Man
You know what they say, you're either an earthworm or a Wild Eagle... (2018-07-20)
More Secret Ops Updates Coming
DefianceIndustries has announced the release date for the next big update to the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack. The new version will make its debut at the CIC 20th Birthday Party on Saturday, August 18! This should include the grand revamp of the TCS Midway, which we're all anxious to see. (2018-07-19)
Universe Map Origins Revealed in "Wing 5" Progression Map
Here's a peek at an interesting prototype of the Wing Commander Universe Map included with Wing Commander Prophecy. We first caught a glimpse of this during our 2012 trip to the University of Texas archive. While the final map detailed many sectors where most of the main events happened in the series, this appears to be a little snippet that just traces through the events of WCP. (2018-07-18)
One Month To Party Time!
Today we'd like to officially announce our annual Birthday Party for the CIC's 20th Anniversary! This year we'll be observing the event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm EDT (4:00 pm PDT and 11:00 pm GMT). We'll be celebrating two decades of Wing Commander community at wcnews. (2018-07-17)
French Promotional Booklet Beautifully Highlights Wing Commander
Mail call! Here’s a wonderful press booklet from the Wing Commander movie’s French distributor, United International Pictures. 32 pages and about the size of Claw Marks! (2018-07-16)