Star Control Origins, old school Qt3 shoutout

I tried searching on here, didn’t find anything about this.
So I’m reaaally late to the game, playing Star Control Origins.
I’m in the Delta Xiphios A system.
There’s a planet named “Chick” with a satellite named “Asher”.
There is also a planet named Tomas, and another named Marcas.

I wonder if it’s Brad W. who put that in. It’s quite a callback. Asher hasn’t been directly involved in this website, for, what, 15 years?

The thread is here: Stardock owns Star Control and is planning an "XCOM-like" reboot

Not that hard to find if you search for “Star Control”. ;-)

Yeah, my google-fu sucks.