Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1996)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  February 1996 (USA)
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It is several years after the end of mankind's war against the Kilrathi. Col. Christopher Blair is called back into active duty by the Terran Confederation to help stop acts of terrorism ... See full summary »

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Maj. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (as Tom Wilson)
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Seether
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Col. Tamara 'Panther' Farnsworth (as Elizabeth Barones)
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Chief Technician Robert 'Pliers' Sykes
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Capt. Hugh Paulsen
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It is several years after the end of mankind's war against the Kilrathi. Col. Christopher Blair is called back into active duty by the Terran Confederation to help stop acts of terrorism that appear to be taking place against Confed by Border Worlds forces. But it soon becomes clear that the enemy may not be them at all when Blair and several of his friends defect to Border Worlds forces to try to find out who the real culprits are and to prevent the Confederation and the Border Worlds from entering into the chaos of an intergalactic war.... Written by Michael Ducharme <ducharme@escape.ca>

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Chris Roberts:  among the testifiers near the end of the game. See more »

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When Tolwyn orders the Vesuvius helmsman to turn the ship around just as it's about to go through a jump point, the jump wormhole starts to open but closes again immediately, before the helmsman actually obeys the order after initially protesting and aborts the jump. Normally in Wing Commander a jump point wormhole opens just as a ship enters it and stays open until it passes through. See more »

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[Blair and Maniac have just defected from Confed and Blair is trying to cheer Maniac up]
Blair: Will you look on the bright side, at least now you won't have to deal with that Confed promotion that finally came through.
Maniac: My promotion came? My promotion! Confed... that's not right...
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Follows Wing Commander (1990) See more »

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Best Movie you could possibly play!
17 July 1999 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

An entertainment product that has somewhat died in todays blurry textures gaming, Wing Commander IV - the price of freedom is truly the pinnacle of PC gaming - exciting, fast paced and not without some real tear jerking moments. Yes, the interactive movie that I personally loved since it began. This game brings the slendour of Hollywood and the interactivity of computer games to your home with the 0 minute (!) introduction to the electrifying ending this has you, Christopher Blair (In a role played by Mark Hamill who I think is better as this particular character than Luke Skywalker) facing your worst enemy - your own kind. This is the aspect of the amazing story and video sequences which is interesting, some video sequences will depict the second thoughts the pilots have about shooting down their own kind. With two shocking plot twists later on, this is a game to play/watch. Gameplay? Never better. This is the pinnacle of PC gaming and the movie even surpasses other sci fi movies out there.


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