Choicest VGM - VGM #152 - The Ur-Quan Masters - Starbase Commander - Corridor Nine

Composed by: Riku Nuottajärvi
Remixed by: Riku Nuottajärvi

This is a remix of the music which plays when you communicate with the Commander of the starbase orbiting Earth in Star Control II. The starbase is in dire need of repair but when they finally discover you're a human captain in charge of a whopping huge Precursor vessel that's able to clear the Solar System of alien threats, they're more than happy to help you out in your clandestine rebellion. The "Corridor Nine" is a reference to the "black ops" or "special operations" division of Star Control that were responsible for many covert operations behind enemy lines, including the discovery of the Precursor colony that allows the manufacture of the vessel the player captains in the game.

Once again, the humans are represented by dance music in this game and besides the gratuitous use of fart noises, I think the track is a perfect match for how the Humans are perceived in the Star Control universe (okay, maybe aliens think we're a bunch of flatulent apes too but I'm going to say they don't); the humans were apparently the industrial powerhouse of the original Alliance against the Ur-Quan and were quite proficient in developing weapons and ships, not to mention providing officers for the Alliance fleet. So a fast-paced dance track with a stomping beat and klaxons seems to work well.

Special thanks to The Precursors for remixing the classic Star Control II tracks and making them available for download.