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Release Date:
February 1996 (USA) See more »
It is several years after the end of mankind's war against the Kilrathi. Col. Christopher Blair is called... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Mark Hamill ... Col. Christopher Blair

Malcolm McDowell ... Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn

John Rhys-Davies ... Senator James 'Paladin' Taggart
Jason Bernard ... Capt. William Eisen

Thomas F. Wilson ... Maj. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (as Tom Wilson)

Robert Rusler ... Seether

Mark Dacascos ... 2nd Lt. Troy 'Catscratch' Carter

Holly Gagnier ... 1st Lt. Velina Sosa

François Chau ... Lt. Winston 'Vagabond' Chang

Chris Mulkey ... Col. Jacob 'Hawk' Manley
Elizabeth Barondes ... Col. Tamara 'Panther' Farnsworth (as Elizabeth Barones)

Jeremy Roberts ... Lt. Col. Gash Dekker

Richard Riehle ... Chief Technician Robert 'Pliers' Sykes

Peter Jason ... Vice Admiral Daniel Wilford

John Spencer ... Capt. Hugh Paulsen
William Youmans ... 2nd Lt. Drew Naismith (as Williams Youmans)
Christopher Bergschneider ... Melek (as Chris Bergschneider)

Richard Kaszonyi ... Confed Redshirt #1 (as Richard Garon)

Chris Conrad ... Confed Redshirt #2

Casper Van Dien ... Confed Redshirt #3
Suzanne Ircha ... Confed Redshirt #4

Jessica Tuck ... Dr. Brody
Kirsten Severson ... Telamon Female Comm Officer (as Kirsten Moore)

Joel Polis ... Telamon Citizen

Michael Cavanaugh ... Telamon Doctor

Dylan Bruno ... Canteen Bartender
Peter Marquardt ... Canteen Vet
Dean Tarrolly ... Canteen Man

Mauricio Mendoza ... Border Worlds Pilot #1
Lester Barrie ... Border Worlds Pilot #2

Walton Goggins ... Border Worlds Pilot #3 (as Walt Goggins)
Aaron Kuhr ... Vesuvius Helmsman
Wanda Acuna ... Vesuvius Comm Officer

Jane A. Rogers ... Transport Pilot

Barbara Niven ... Barbara Miles - News Anchor
Dean Sommers ... Senator #1
Ed Bernard ... Senator #2
Roger Mercurio ... Senator #3
Shirlee Reed ... Senator #4
Dylan Haggerty ... Shuttle Pilot
Derik Hixson ... Confed Marine

Carl Banks ... Border Worlds Lt.
Todd Covert ... Bluepoint Traffic Control
Beverly Castaldo ... Helmsperson - BWS Intrepid

Saxon Trainor ... Circe V Comm Specialist

Allen Cutler ... BWS Carrier Officer #1

Joe Fiske ... BWS Carrier Officer #2
Michael Wachtel ... Confed Pilot

Tim Meredith ... Com Base Guard #1 (as Tim Meridith)
Dan Bell ... Com Base Guard #2
Scott McElroy ... Com Base Guard #3
Morgan Englund ... Convoy Comm Officer
Todd Kimsey ... Pirate

Barry Dennen ... Melek (voice)

Charles Esten ... Generic Cap #1
Michael Haplin ... Generic Cap #2
Cookie Carosella ... Generic Cap #3

Jeff Arbaugh ... Generic Cap #4 (as Jeffrey Arbaugh)

Kirsten Maryott ... Slapping Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Darin Mangan ... Medical Tech (uncredited)
Chris Olson ... Russo (uncredited)

Chris Roberts ... Black Lance officer at trial (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Roberts 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Terry Borst 
Frank De Palma 

Produced by
Donna Burkons .... producer
Mark Day .... producer
Adam Foshko .... producer
Original Music by
George Oldziey 
Cinematography by
Eric J. Goldstein 
Film Editing by
Phil Gessert 
Production Design by
Cherie Baker 
Chris Douglas 
Set Decoration by
Caroline Perzan 
Costume Design by
Karen Mann 
Makeup Department
Jeffrey S. Farley .... makeup effects supervisor
Tom Irvin .... special makeup effects artist: Obscure Artifacts (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Foshko .... second unit director
Art Department
Michael A. Clark .... construction coordinator
Gordon E. Holmes .... carpenter
Kon Iliov .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jeffrey S. Farley .... creature effects supervisor: Kilrathi
Matt Kutcher .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Steve R. Moore .... post production supervisor
Steve R. Moore .... visual effects supervisor
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator
Randy Hall .... stunt double: Malcolm McDowell
Peter Lai .... stunt double: François Chau
Mike Martinez .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Reid .... rigging grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robyn Neal Brady .... wardrobe assistant
Other crew
Ray Cobo .... co-production coordinator
Steve Powers .... game designer
Gary J. Sims .... production assistant
Barrington Smith .... assistant to director
Orion Walker .... production assistant
Anthony Genovese .... stand-in: John Rhys-Davies (uncredited)

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Did You Know?

The last game in the series in which the gamer plays the role of Christopher Blair. In the next game, Blair is a background character and meets his end during the game's final battle.See more »
Miscellaneous: Once again, as in the previous game, Paladin is listed in the credits as "Maj. James 'Paladin' Taggart" (Maj. means Major). He was only a Major in the first game, in Wing Commander II he is a Colonel, in Wing Commander III he is a General, and in this game he is retired from the military and is now a Senator.See more »
Blair:[Blair is debating with Tolwyn of front of the Confederation Assembly] Admiral, do you believe the strong always survive?
Admiral Tolwyn:With every fibre of my being.
Blair:Is that why the head of the Black Lance forces is a product of the Genetic Enhancement program?
[consternation rumbles among the Assembly]
Paladin:That program was cancelled years ago!
Admiral Tolwyn:He's more of a warrior than you will ever be, Colonel. He is excellence personified. He is...
Blair:He is dead!
Admiral Tolwyn:He is... symbolic of all that we will achieve in the future.
Blair:And what is the expense of these achievements, Admiral? The lives already lost to your Black Lance forces, the millions more that will die if this Assembly votes for war? Space Marshal Tolwyn believes that our victory over the Kilrathi was a fluke. That we as a race need tinkering with, engineering! If a few billion die along the way, well they weren't worthy anyway! Why can't we be more like the Kilrathi, addicted to conflict, the only meaning in life being found in death, tell us all, Admiral! Is that the price of freedom?
Admiral Tolwyn:Mankind was at its zenith when fighting the Kilrathi. Now our society is crumbing. We have no goals and no focus, we've grown complacent and confused. Who will protect us when the next race tries to dominate us? Who can tell where that threat will come from and when...
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High point of the series, 6 July 1999
Author: locoman from Venezuela

This is the high point for the videos of the entire Wing Commander series, and the computer games in general. Films using real Hollywood techniques and an astronomical (for computer games) budget, we got the best video sequences ever seen on a computer screen, and even better on its DVD version.

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