AD is still hammering away at his attempt to create a full length Wing Commander 4 movie, and he's come up with an interesting clip that demonstrates his editing process. If Blair defects earlier in the game, the player misses a chilling scene involving Captain Paulsen. It includes references to the defection, so simply allowing the viewer to watch the scene earlier is not an option. But by strategically cutting bits and pieces of the segment, he's managed to make it possible to fit earlier and still make sense. Operations like this will hopefully allow the final product to flow better and provide a more well rounded picture of what's going on. You can compare the two videos for yourself to see how it's done. Players who've only defected at the first opportunity should at least watch the original version.
Fragland.Net has posted an article about Project Sylpheed, a new space combat game that follows up on a popular franchise from the 80s and 90s -- a good role model for future Wing Commanders! In fact, that's how they describe it: "Especially think of the Wing Commander, with missions that can have changing objectives while you're accomplishing them, shields to take care of, different weapons and in-game movies on your communication screen." An HD Trailer is available here. Although the original Silpheeds were arcade-style scroller shooters, this XBox 360-exclusive sequel is a full featured space combat sim with an integral cinematic storyline. Here's what it looks like: