05- Wing Commander

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Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:00am to 9:30am

Combining the earnest plots of World War 2 films with an original sci-fi setting inspired by Star Trek and Star Wars, the Wing Commander games were a load of space sim fun. The Terran Confederation waged a years long battle against the evil feline Kilrathi alien race. Wing Commander’s music is equal parts bold, brassy, and tense.

So, climb into your spaceship and prepare for takeoff. It's time to listen to some of classic tracks from the Wing Commander computer games.

On today's program:

  • Patrol - Wing Commander (PC) (George “The Fat Man” Sanger)
  • Thrakhath - Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi (PC) (Dana Karl Glover)
  • Pleasure Base - Wing Commander: Privateer (PC) (Nenad Vugrinec)
  • Introduction - Wing Commander III: The Heart of the Tiger (PC) (George Oldziey)
  • Intense Combat Music 1 - Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (PC) (George Oldziey)
  • Introduction - Wing Commander: The Kilrathi Saga (PC) (George “The Fatman” Sanger; rearranged by George Oldziey)
  • In-Flight Music - Privateer 2: The Darkening (PC) (James Hannigan)
  • Tones from the Sphere - Wing Commander: Prophecy (PC) (Cobalt 60)
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