In the mid-27th century, the Terran Confederation is at war with the felinoid Kilrathi Empire. After destroying a Terran base, the Kilrathi have seized a NAVCOM unit with the hyperspace jump coordinates to Earth. With Terran reinforcements scheduled to arrive two hours after the Kilrathi hit Earth, it falls upon the starfighter carrier TCS Tiger Claw to keep the Kilrathi busy. Written by
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It's not so surprising that Chris Roberts made his directorial debut with this film, seeing as he created the five Wing Commander games that preceded it. See more »
When the Tiger Claw is hiding in an asteroid crater, the ship has shut down all active scanners and only has passive scanners enabled. However, when the sounding nukes are approaching, distinct sonar-like double pings can be heard, showing the incoming warhead getting closer. A double-ping would mean that an active signal is being sent from the Tiger Claw, bouncing off of the incoming warhead, and then returning to be detected. See more »
When I was a child I remember catch every episode of Battlestar galactica watching it again every one as I never see it before. I never been so many times (5) in a cinema watching the same movie but with the same feeling when you discover a treasure, one of this films or shows (like galactica) with great characters, maybe not so good special effects. What's makes Wing commander a good underrated movie? The story about the war in the heart of the warriors, in this case Blair (before becomes the Wing Commander)and Maniac Marshall have to fight not only against the kilrathi, they have a little dark war with the own crew of the battlecruiser Tigerclaw, where the pain of the last civil war is still pounding in every heart. With this movie Chris Roberts explore a new vision of the space colonization(the pilgrim war) and at the same time try to bring feeling of the First world war as a model of this new war on the new frontier. Even when the acting is not so great Tcheky Karyo and Jurgen Prochnow, makes a good work and the soundtracks is wonderful. But this kind of movies it's only for those who wanna watch something more adult than star wars.
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