Remember Secret Ops? PC World does! Another of their recent 'Casual Friday' columns mentioned it - and Standoff! - as part of a list of episodic games:
Wing Commander: Secret Ops
It's great to see WCSO mentioned, but this again refers to something of an urban legend: Secret Ops was not cancelled - all seven planned episodes were released, completing the story.
The Deal: Like every great TV series ahead of its time, WC:SO was a little too ambitious for its own good. Nowadays, 120MB downloads per installment may not sound bad, but we're talking about an age when you were lucky to have a 56KB modem. Fortunately, if you know where to look, the faithful continue to crank out free, fan-created Wing Commander episodes like WC: Standoff. Download it and savor some space opera dialogue (not to mention shooting down Kilrathi).