Playboy on Wing Commander (October 1, 2017)

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Long Live the Confederation!
Playboy Magazine was in the news last week following the death of founder Hugh Hefner. In his honor, we've dug up scans from the magazine referencing Wing Commander. (Sorry, no naked ladies!) The first, a review of Wing Commander III comes from the May 1995 issue. This review was actually somewhat feted by Origin, who referenced it in marketing material for the sequel! The second is a blink-and-you-miss-it mention of the upcoming Wing Commander film from the August 1998 issue (which we actually reported on the day the site opened!)

Original update published on October 1, 2017
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Now I wonder if there was more to casting Ginger Lynn... Think Chris Robert's might have known from the second she walked in that having her would have meant more coverage in the men's magazines circles? Playboy would of course have been a great vehicle to reach certain stereotypes; stereotypes that may have been more likely to play video games... Or maybe she was just the best gal for the part.