Wing Commander 3 Funny Tape

I managed to make the time for a speedy look through my parcel of Origin goodies before Xmas. Let’s face it, it had to be done. Going through it all properly is going to take ages but suffice to say I’m happy with the contents and there are a few real gems in there.

Among everything else there were half a dozen VHS tapes. The snag with this is that I’ve not had a VHS player in a long, long time. You’d have to be fairly out of date to own one these days really, which is where the parents come in. Since I was conveniently over there for Xmas, I took the opportunity to transfer all the tapes over to DVD and as a late Xmas present to WingNuts, I’ve re-encoded one of them and stuck it on Youtube:-

As far as I know this hasn’t made it onto the web before, although much of it will be familiar to anyone who has seen the bloopers video from the WC3 Special Edition. That ran for less than 9 minutes so there is a lot more footage here. The quality isn’t exactly perfect – it is after all a 15 year old tape but it’s not too bad. I should possibly mention that there is some strong language for those offended by it.

7 thoughts on “Wing Commander 3 Funny Tape

  1. AWESOME! I’m so glad someone willing to post this online ended up with the tape. Actually, I’m very happy that you wound up with all of Rhea Shelley’s material. Can’t wait to see what shows up in future updates.

    (Sorry, I’m going back and replying to all the posts I missed while I was out sick. You were busy!)

    • I’m happy to share, I’d hate to see these things lost. A lot of the collection had been cherry picked before I got there so I didn’t get everything I would have liked but there was plenty left. Buying the whole lot wasn’t my idea but I found the offer extremely hard to resist.

      There isn’t a whole lot of Wing Commander stuff though. This tape is probably the best of it. I got one of the WC3 glasses which is pretty cool + what I’m assuming is the film that was used for the 60 second WC4 advert on the Sci-Fi channel. I was expecting that to be a digital tape rather than a conventional film reel for some reason.

      There is a lot more Ultima in there than anything else. The standout has to be the outline for Underworld 3, although I’ve not got round to reading it yet.

      • Ah! It’s not the Sci Fi Channel commercial… it’s an actual Wing Commander IV theatrical trailer. They were shown in movie theaters in the US before the release of the game (and then the trailers were returned to Origin.)

  2. Better still. I could do with a hand identifiying a few of the items actually as this shows. So will this be the same trailer as the one shown on the Sci-fi channel and if not is it available online anywhere?

    • Happy to do what I can to identify things!

      I’m honestly not sure if it’s the same trailer as the Sci Fi channel version or not. I do have a copy, but I’ve never managed to play it. I *think* it is, but I can’t be certain.

      • I might see if I can do something about getting it converted to blu-ray or dvd when I’ve got the finances back on track. It won’t cost much for a 60 second film.

        I’ve just been having a better look through the pile. I can identify 95% of it but I would have liked the stories behind some of the items. The first ones that spring to mind are the Origin medals which look great but I’ve absolutely no idea where they are from.

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