Designed as a bridge between the Blair/Kilrathi-centric earlier Wing Commander games and a Casey/Insect-centric Wing Commander. The demise of Origin, however, implies that this was the end of the Wing Commander universe. See more
At one point in the game the CAG puts Maniac in charge of the Black Widows squadron and he says "After all these years, to finally have my own squadron." However this is not the first time Maniac has had his own squadron, in Wing Commander II: Special Operations 2 he is in command of the Wild Eagles squadron, test pilots of the Morningstar prototype fighters. See more
[Discussing the Midway megacarrier
This tub gets holed, what then? They put all their eggs into one little basket with no backup. It doesn't matter, Confed's got their greedy little fingers into everything, what's a few credits here and there?
Well, don't tell that to Commodore Blair, after all the Midway was his idea.
Oh no, not Blair again. For years at the academy all we hear about is Blair this and Blair that, Saviour of the Confederation, most decorated pilot, blah blah blah... What is the...