Happy ten year anniversary, Wing Commander Academy! It was ten years ago last Thursday that the first episode, Red and Blue, premiered as part of the USA Network's Saturday morning lineup. For the next several months, Wing Commander fans enjoyed thirteen new adventures of the Tiger's Claw and her fighter wing. Academy was always the topic of discussion on IRC, at the Chat Zone and on the UseNet... and it's easy to see why -- far from being an ordinary cash-in spinoff, the Academy team took the time to use the same ships, history and even actors as the Wing Commander games did. It's since become an essential part of the WC continuity!
Back in those days, the only information about the series available was a short press release and episode names which occasionally appeared at USA's rarely updated website. Fans today are much luckier -- just look at the material we have available now: