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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The story of the Wing Commander franchise was inspired by science fiction author Larry Niven's Man-Kzin Wars stories. Both are about a future space war between mankind and an aggressive alien race of giant bipedal felines. See more »
In the scene where Devereaux verifies Taggart rank on rapier console, the rapier communicates with the Tiger Claw to verify code punched in. The Tiger Claw was in Radiation field preventing any communications according to Rosie. See more »
Adding to the traitor subplot, Captain Sansky was also supposed to be the traitor aboard the Tiger Claw. In the end he was to have committed suicide rather then be caught. But when the entire subplot was cut, the film was re-edited so that it looked as if Sansky died from the head injury recieved earlier See more »
I own just about every SF movie made and have read upwards of 5000 SF titles. Wing Commander is a brilliant work of pulp war fiction based on WW2. Star ships with carrier decks. fighters with wings. torpedoes. Depth charging. Fighter cannons shooting bullets 'in space'. Hand loaded gun mounts.
And the science/.. how cheesy can you get.
The acting is above par for this type of flick. Prochnow is good and David Suchet outdoes all as captain.. what a great actor.
It all works.. And brilliantly. great music.. real nice graphics for the day -still stands up well today-
Star wars and the An*l Anti-SF BS Galactica bend over Wing Commander is here
MY all time favorites boys own SF romp
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