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Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994)

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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.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Origin Systems Inc. See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The story of the Wing Commander series 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 »

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Despite the story being set in the year 2669, some of the characters wear WWII campaign medal ribbons on their uniforms. See more »

Quotes

Hobbes: Welcome aboard old friend. You're looking fine, and fit. Does this war agree with you?
Blair: Yeah, like a pair of busted wing-flaps!
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Alternate Versions

The Playstation version also includes Hobbes' confession to Blair about being the traitor. This was also dramatized in the novelization. In both, Ralga nar Hallas explains that when Prince Thrakkath spoke the words, "Heart of the Tiger", his hypnotic trance (Which he had been under since 'defecting' in Wing Commander 1) was broken and he became Ralga once again, with all his memories and loyalties intact. See more »

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Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Corpse Killer (2013) See more »

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One of the best Movie/Games ever
24 April 2003 | by TS_836See 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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