Two long-time CIC visitors, Darkstar/TCNPhil and pygmypiranha, found an interesting Wing Commander mention at the official blog site for the new Battlestar Galactica series. Ron Moore of Star Trek and BSG fame recently held a Q&A session.
I was on the sci fi channel's Battlestar Gallactica's Ron Moore's Blog page and about halfway through the article, the interviewer asks the creator/reviver of the series about the Cylon fighters that look exactly like Dralthis and was there an Wing Commander influence... which I had obviously picked up the similarity while watching the show. Apparently they have some ex-Wing Commander production team members on their set (maybe they subconsciously copped the design?).
You can find the full interview under Ron Moore's January 30 entry here.
Yeah, that's fairly Dralthi looking. Takes equally from the Wing Commander 3 and movie designs I'd say.
After suffering from further technical issues since returning from a year of downtime just before Christmas, German site WingCenter is once again back online. Since the site's updates are now entirely in German, it's hard for most of us to understand what they're talking about, but it appears that predictions that the site will start covering other space sims have proven to be true. Since returning, the site has started covering Nexus and the X2 expansion and will perhaps expand to other WC clones soon. Don't forget the Babelfish if you're going to stop by.
Whenever something of note is held at the same time across all time zones, it's fun to watch it in real time in #Wingnut. Although I got called into work, there should be a bunch of people watching the State of the Union address around 9:00 pm Eastern US time tonight. Have fun.