Quest 5 Cameo Appearances
of the ships in the Academy landing bay has an engine like the
one on the old USS Enterprise.
of the Skull Fighters from Space Quest 3 is in the Academy landing
you enter the Rotunda area at the StarCon Academy, the guard in
the foreground is playing an old game called "Missile Command".
has a cameo appearance. Go to the main rotunda in the Academy,
then follow the walkway to the right. Elvis rounds the corner.
where Elvis appears, there's another guard blocking your admission
to the south. He's playing another old game called "Asteroids".
Kenobi and Darth Vader are battling out their famous lightsaberfight
in the StarCon Academy. When you're in the hallway, walk north
until you reach the entrance to the main rotunda.
from Star Trek: The next Generation is sitting in the classroom
in the Academy. However, he has been re-labeled "Woof"
and is described as the Academy's ambu-jitsu champion.
Flash Gordon and Albert Einstein are mentioned on the gigantic
grade master machine. Incidentally, they both fail.
Astro Chicken from Space Quest 3 makes a quick appearance aboard
the Eureka. Take the lift down to the shuttlebay and look to the
far left. There's an array of lockers there. Open the one to the
far left and watch.
setting the space monkeys loose, freeing Cliffy from the prison
cell and returning to the lounge, two guys are teleported away.
Sean Murphy, who was an artist on Space Quest 5 at the time, explains:
"We did a lot of video-capture for the game; most of the
characters you see walking around are actual actors who were videotaped
and then modified in Deluxe Paint (I played Roger Wilco!). A couple
of the artists got up in random costumes (much of them lifted
from the 'Betrayal at Krondor' costume library, which was being
made at the same time and shot in the same studio) to play background
characters and such; the two characters in that scene are artists
wearing bizarre, random sci-fi costumes (I know one of them was
artist Rhonda Conley; I can't remember who the other one was).
Unfortunately because of the low resolution, it's hard to make
out who they are." You can see Sean in the Galactic Inquirer
tabloid included with the game in the "production of Space
Quest 5" section. He's the one dressed as Roger about to
be set on fire, and being hoisted bodily onto a scanner. He says
himself that "that shot involved some serious acrobatics".
PacMan also makes a guest appearance in the Goliath ventilation
system. On level 8, find the intersection, which lead in all directions.
Go left. Roger will exit the screen, but come back, followed by
Stewart (who plays Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: TNG) stars as
the mutant colonist on Klorox II.
Labion Terror Beast appears in the Genetix lab. Try opening the
cage that "makes an odd whirring sound".