As part of what was later termned "the year's biggest coincidence" IRC's infamous #W-C chat channel mentioned Wing Commander itself.
*** Sk8er58 has joined #W-C
<Beagle-1> I kiss you!
* Beagle-1 welcome.mid
<Sk8er58> did u see richard garriot left origin???????
<Sk8er58> and they dropped wing commander too
<Dana_Katelyn_Scully> I'm special!
<Trelana`> What? It's a damn spy!
*** Sk8er58 was kicked by Trelana' (Trelana')