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Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994)

The war with the Kilrathi has lasted for generations, now the Terran Confederation faces the possibility of humanity losing the war, and Earth being over-run by the cat-like race of the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Col. Christopher Blair
... Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn
... Gen. James 'Paladin' Taggart / Prince Thrakhath / Kilrathi in-flight voices (voice)
... Capt. William Eisen
... Maj. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (as Tom Wilson)
... Chief Technician Rachel Coriolis (as Ginger Allen)
Jennifer MacDonald ... Lt. Robin 'Flint' Peters
... Lt. Ted 'Radio' Rollins
... Lt. Winston 'Vagabond' Chang
B.J. Jefferson ... Lt. Laurel 'Cobra' Buckley
... Maj. Jace 'Flash' Dillon (as Joshua Lucas)
Julian Reyes ... Lt. Mitchell 'Vaquero' Lopez
... Col. Jeanette 'Angel' Devereaux
... Barbara Miles - Newscaster
Jean Pierre Pereat ... Bartender (as J.P. Pereat)
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The war with the Kilrathi has lasted for generations, now the Terran Confederation faces the possibility of humanity losing the war, and Earth being over-run by the cat-like race of the Kilrathi. In a desperate attempt to win, the Terran Confederation prepares to destroy Kilrah; the Kilrathi home-world, and end the war. But only one man is qualified; Colonel Chirstopher Blair, who the Kilrathi have dubbed "The Heart of the Tiger"... Written by John Betancourt <MXKM38B@prodigy.com>

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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As the player approaches the end of the game, he can choose which of the two female love interests that Blair takes as his girlfriend - mechanic Rachel or fellow pilot Flint. Or he can turn down both of them (or just decline to talk to them) and go home single at the end of the game. Neither character returns or is even mentioned in the next game, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1996). Rachel does return in the fifth game, Wing Commander: Prophecy (1997), but has no scenes with Blair (who is now a supporting character rather than the player character) and neither character makes any mention of each other. In the Wing Commander III novelisation, Blair chooses Rachel, and in the Wing Commander IV novelisation, Rachel has left Blair. See more »

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A hand holding Blair's ankle is visible when Prince Thrakhath plunges his claw into him and lifts him up in the air (if the player refuses to beg for the mercy in the cutscene that follows if the player ejects in the final losing endgame mission) See more »

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Blair: [after bringing back Flint when she goes off fighting the Kilrathi by herself] We don't fly suicide missions. We fight this war to live, not to die. You've got to fly with your head, Flint. Not your heart.
Flint: You've never done that, sir, fly with your heart?
Blair: The day I do that, I expect a stiff dressing-down, Mister. That's an order.
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One of the best Movie/Games ever
24 April 2003 | by 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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