from the 'Durandal (part 2)' page, an interview with Greg Kirkpatrick:
: HS: Durandal claimed that he led the Pfhor to Tau Ceti because he wanted their
: ship, their technology, and freedom. Was Durandal aware of the Pfhor technology
: before he made contact with them.
: GK: He had detected their ship from a long way off. He must have had some idea
: that they had cool stuff - he was also already knowledgeable about what the
: UESC found on the Moon. Maybe he made a connection between the two.
"what the UESC found on the Moon"!!! could it have been a big black monolith? maybe after saving the world from an awakening god in 1994 we changed our name to Dave Bowman? that big red camera to the left of the pattern buffers always reminded me of something, or someone, but i can't exactly remember...