Today we also have an archived review of the Wing Commander Movie Soundtrack from CineMusic. It's quite a positive review from a site that has many years of experience in grading the music you hear in movies. You can find the full review here.
Arnold's main theme opens the score with "Overture," a grand orchestral fanfare that has a dash of Stargate and a generous pinch of Independence Day. The liner notes include a comment from director Chris Roberts, "I guarantee you'll be whistling the title cue as you leave the cinema." And it is true--it is the sort of heroic anthem that one can hum easily, especially after the musical fireworks in "Big Damn Ending," the best (and appropriately titled) celebration of this theme.
If you never picked up the soundtrack, now is a great time to do so. Copies are available at Half.com for as low as $0.75 plus shipping. It might also hold you over until The Fatman's upcoming remix of the early Wing Commander music comes out this fall. You can find information about all the different Wing Commander music CDs here.
GOG Spring Sale Knocks $35.94 Off WC Series
GOG's annual spring sale is now in full swing, and Wing Commander discounts are back! Individual games in the series are now 75% off at $1.49 each or $11. (2019-03-23)
Miniatures Tabletop Game Crunches the Numbers
Adm_Maverick has made more progress with his Wing Commander tabletop game. He's pretty close to being able to playtest the game with fellow fans thanks to finalization of some stat tables. There's also an attractive new 3x6" card layout for characters and ships. (2019-03-22)
All Wings Considered - Episode 5 - LIVE!
The fifth episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week we're heading to the most difficult mission in Wing Commander history, Ghorah Khar 2D... (2019-03-21)
Cockpit Renders Tease WC4 Remaster
Among many other Wing Commander endeavors, Pedro is still grinding away in the background on his WC4 Remaster project. He reports that there might be some exciting breakthroughs regarding cockpits soon, and DefianceIndustries has stepped up to share some of the prototype views. There's still work to go, but these examples are pretty sweet! (2019-03-20)
Prepare for Intense Space Combat... Also Book Club
Episode 5 of All Wings Considered is less than two days away! This will be the team's most challenging episode to date as they take on the Special Operations 1 Finale. NINE Gothris escorting a Fralthra! (2019-03-19)