I subscribe to PC Gamer — the US edition, sorry UK folks — and was shocked to read their May 2010 issue. An article on the then-upcoming StarCraft II included a chart, “Celebrity StarCraft,” on how certain “famous tacticians” would play StarCraft II. Among the tacticians were Sun Tzu, Genghis Khan, and our main man, Admiral Ackbar himself.
But I was horrified at their slander…
This is Ackbar’s entry (PC Gamer US, issue 200, May 2010, p. 25):
Known for: “It’s a trap!”
Fave Unit: Carrier
Tactic: Wander gill-long into the fog of war
Weakness: Slight surprises, crawfish jambalaya
This, my friends, would not stand.
My letter of protest was actually published three issues later! Page 9 of PC Gamer issue 203, August 2010, includes my defense of the good Admiral, under the heading “He’s still a fish”:
I must protest your slanderous portrayal of Admiral Ackbar in your May issue Starcraft II article. Ackbar is a brilliant tactician who was not prone to “wander[ing] gill-long into the fog of war.” He couldn’t have anticipated the Endor space battle trap — the entire thing had been orchestrated by the Emperor, the freaking Dark Lord of the Sith, to trap the Rebels. And besides, I seem to recall the Rebellion winning anyway.