Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  December 1994 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bernard ...
Maj. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (as Tom Wilson)
Jennifer MacDonald ...
Lt. Robin 'Flint' Peters
Lt. Ted 'Radio' Rollins
B.J. Jefferson ...
Lt. Laurel 'Cobra' Buckley
Maj. Jace 'Flash' Dillon (as Joshua Lucas)
Julian Reyes ...
Lt. Mitchell 'Vaquero' Lopez
Yolanda Jilot ...
Jean Pierre Pereat ...
Bartender (as J.P. Pereat)


The war with the Kilrathi has lasted for generations, now the Terran Confederation begins faces the possiblity of humanity losing the war, and Earth being overrun by the cat-like race of the Kilrathi. In a desperate attempt to win, the Terran Confederation prepares to destroy Kilrah; the Kilrathi homeworld, and end the war. But only one man is qualified enough to perform the job of destroying Kilrah; Colonel Chirstopher Blair, who the Kilrathi have dubbed "The Heart of the Tiger"... Written by John Betancourt <>

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December 1994 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Some re-releases of the game were packaged with a special "Making-Of" CD-ROM which featured hours of footage from the shooting of the live action scenes. Highlights include co-star Tom Wilson engaging in a mock lightsaber battle with Mark Hamill and several other cast members making fun of Hamill's Star Wars past. During one dramatic scene, Mark Hamill exits the room as scripted and once he's gone, Tom Wilson turns towards the camera and says: "Isn't that the guy from Star Wars?" See more »


Paladin is listed in the credits as "Maj. James 'Paladin' Taggart" (Maj. means Major). However during the game it is said that he is a General. He was only a Major in the first Wing Commander game, in Wing Commander II it is revealed that he is a Colonel. See more »


Rollins: Still buying the fantasy that we're winning the war?
Blair: Well, why the hard-on for the opposite take?
Rollins: Because you'd have to be blind not to see that things are going bad and getting worse.
Blair: Excuse me?
Rollins: Fact: We haven't had shore leave in months. Fact: All we do is move from one defensive mission to another. Fact: Our entire force is constantly in retreat. Now is that just my imagination, or is the entire war effort unravelling before our eyes?
Blair: Fact: We have a communications officer aboard with far ...
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One of the best Movie/Games ever
24 April 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, I was blown away by Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger! I am not usually a big fan of space-sims, I mean I've played some Freespace here and there but never really got into it. But then I played this and oooooh boy was it good. I've put this review in three catagories:Plot,Gameplay and Acting.

Plot: The Earth Confederation has been waging a 10-year war with the tiger creatures, the Kilrathi. But now they face the reality of losing the war and with it losing Earth and humanity itself. You play Colonel Blair(Mark Hamill) a fighter pilot whose made a reputation for himself through his various missions aboard the "Tiger-Claw". Blair has been re-assigned to be a pilot for the TCS Victory in the war. On the ship, he meets various pilots,captains,etc. Through his missions, Blair finds himself in becoming a major importance in winning the war. There are many plot-twists here and there that'll suprise you as they come. Overall a very well thought out plot. Rating: 4.5/5

Gameplay: The space combat in the game is very fun,entertaining, and challenging. One half of the game has you out in space,flying missions and having a Kiltathi in your crosshairs. The other half has you walking around the TCS Victory, having conversations with the various people on board which are usually about the war, their feelings or on their past. In these conversations, you usually have two choices of what to say(this affects your morale with the person your talking to). This ends up being really fun and it makes you care about your wingmen(unlike in other games). The space combat is fun, fast paced, and man ALIVE is it hard in most of the missions. This is the best part of the game/movie of course. Rating: 5/5

Acting: Mark Hamill does an awesome job of playing Colonel Christopher Blair with his smart-aleck lines while talking to the people on the ship to his taunts while in the cockpit(Example:"Say goodnight kitty!").I like him in this role better then as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars(I know I surprised myself). Then theres various other actors(most who don't really have any acting career). From the great Malcolm McDowell as Admiral Towlwyn(he played the bad guy in Star Trek:Generations), John Rhys-Davies as Paladin(hes playing Gimli in the LOTR movies right now), Tom Wilson(Biff from Back to the Future)as Maniac, a up-beat pilot whos a fan favorite. To Francois Chau as the lovable card shark of a pilot Vagabond and Jason Bernard as Captian Eisen in one of his last movie roles. The acting is superior to any "real" sci-fi film and the script is well written. Rating: 5/5

This is one of the best video games/movies ever and any person who enjoys a awesome space sim with a great plot and sweet actors(MARK HAMILL!!!) should try to find this game now and buy it. You wont be disappointed by its sheer greatness.

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