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Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994)

When the Terran Confederation faces the possibility of humanity losing the war with the Kilrathi, Colonel Christopher Blair, who the Kilrathi have dubbed "The Heart of the Tiger", is summoned.

Director:

Chris Roberts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Hamill ... Col. Christopher Blair
Malcolm McDowell ... Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn
John Rhys-Davies ... Gen. James 'Paladin' Taggart / Prince Thrakhath / Kilrathi in-flight voices (voice)
Jason Bernard ... Capt. William Eisen
Thomas F. Wilson ... Maj. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (as Tom Wilson)
Ginger Lynn ... Chief Technician Rachel Coriolis (as Ginger Allen)
Jennifer MacDonald Jennifer MacDonald ... Lt. Robin 'Flint' Peters
Courtney Gains ... Lt. Ted 'Radio' Rollins
François Chau ... Lt. Winston 'Vagabond' Chang
B.J. Jefferson B.J. Jefferson ... Lt. Laurel 'Cobra' Buckley
Josh Lucas ... Maj. Jace 'Flash' Dillon (as Joshua Lucas)
Julian Reyes Julian Reyes ... Lt. Mitchell 'Vaquero' Lopez
Yolanda Jilot ... Col. Jeanette 'Angel' Devereaux
Barbara Niven ... Barbara Miles - Newscaster
Jean Pierre Pereat Jean Pierre Pereat ... Bartender (as J.P. Pereat)
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Storyline

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 Christopher Blair, who the Kilrathi have dubbed "The Heart of the Tiger". Written by John Betancourt <MXKM38B@prodigy.com>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Origin Systems Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the previous game, in which all the characters were animated, Paladin's face was modelled on Sean Connery. However Chris Roberts later admitted that there was no real chance of being able to afford such a big film star on the budget he had for this game. See more »

Goofs

Hobbes appears much taller in the introduction cutscene (when Blair lands on the Victory) than he does in the rest of his appearances in the game's cutscenes. See more »

Quotes

Vagabond: Welcome aboard, sir. Want to play a hand? And since you're the rookie on this boat, I'll let you call the game.
Blair: Not much for protocol, are you?
Vagabond: Formalities tend to be forgotten when you spend most of your time just trying to survive. What little spare we do have, we fill up with other things besides practicing our salutes.
Blair: Well, I guess you have to adapt to your surroundings.
Vagabond: Don't I know that. It's an art, really.
Blair: No wonder they call you Vagabond.
Vagabond: Been doing your homework, I see! Yeah, I've ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The Playstation version of the game replaces two ground attack missions with cut scenes of the fighters running their attacks. In addition after the player drops the Temblor bomb on Kilrah another cutscene shows the fighter's egress before the planet begins to break up. Throughout the PC game there were originally news cast video scenes that hinted to the player various tactical advances on the part of the enemy. Unfortunately these were cut in the end. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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A cool game
9 July 1999 | by Bear-88See all my reviews

Wing Commander III is one of the few games that effectively mixes full motion video and real gameplay. The computer drawn sets don't look that great but are far better than the computer animation of the previous games. Over all the live action portions of the game are pretty great for $4-8 million. The gameplay itself is also far better than the previous games and since the HUD is uncluttered I consider it slightly better than WC IV in that regard (the HUD in IV has a huge gunsight). Even though I played it with the graphics turned down on my old 486 I consider it one of my favorite games.


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