“Welcome to SNARF.”

The Greatest Movie EVER!

Keep your freaking flight mask ON,

because Wing Commander is the Greatest Movie EVER!

This movie contains:


Space Kittens.



Final Thought:

“Oh, come on, Scooby Doo wasn’t that bad…”


We keep the pain train rolling full steam when Angel, George and I tackle

Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God.



  1. RJK says:


    Fantastic choice, one of my favorite terrible movies EVER.

    I lurvs it.

  2. Eduardo M. says:

    Interesting choice to post on July 4th.
    I remember seeing this movie on opening day as well. My excuse is a friend and I wanted to catch the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode 1. I remember there was a guy there that had actually bought a ticket just to catch the Episode 1 trailer.

  3. RobotBastard says:

    Sean is in rare form on this cast.

  4. Andrew says:

    I need to eventually watch this movie in full at some point. I’ve enjoyed most of the series. I loved how Mark Hammil was the protagonist for 3 and 4. and is Commodore Blair (complete with old Mark Hammil paunch) in Wing Commander Prophecy. One thing that always confused me about this movie was why they gutted some Mig-21 models to make the Rapier rather than using anything from the games themselves. Sure, the ships ran from being generic X-Wing ripoffs to blocky early Playstation models but they were at least vaguely nice to look at. The Rapier is just scraps from a model kit show.

  5. Eduardo M. says:

    Interesting trivia note on the third Wing Commander game. Francois Chou, the guy who played Vagabond, was the voice of Quick-Kick in the 80s GIJoe cartoon and is in the movie Godzilla 2000

  6. Kamon says:

    Malcolm McDowell was in the later games as well. 🙂

  7. Jeff Tatarek says:

    Gathering the Kilrathi in a big bag and “throwing them into a space river” got a big gut laugh from me. One of the funniest things I’ve heard in this podcast.

  8. Keith says:

    Oh man, yet another awful movie I took a date to. This, Wicked City, Mortal Kombat II, Black Devil Doll From Hell…

  9. Lee Sands says:

    The same producer and tema that made this NEARLY made a really bad Battlestar Galactica movie.

  10. Daryl Surat says:

    I know I said this last time, but when relaying anecdotes, I often speak of times when I used to hold one position until “something inside of me died,” and now I hold the opposite position. I think the release of this film in conjunction with the massive commercial failure of Freespace 2, which in turn led to the death of not just the entire Wing Commander franchise (games, books, etc) but the entire space sim genre as well, was the catalyst for that.

    And it’s not coming back, either: the drive for a generation to play games in this genre and make games of this type came straight from having watched movies like Top Gun and The Last Starfighter.

    The feeling I get from this movie is the feeling Paul has from watching the Michael Bay Transformers. I can’t even get worked up into anger over it. I’m just numb on the outside and dead on the inside as a result.

  11. Juan Sanmiguel says:

    The title is “Man-Kzin Wars”. It is a section of Niven’s Known Space future history. Niven farmed it out since he felt he could never write a war story.

    Gibson made this comment about Johnny Mnemonic.

    Basically what happened was it was taken away and re-cut by the American distributor in the last month of its prerelease life, and it went from being a very funny, very alternative piece of work to being something that had been very unsuccessfully chopped and cut into something more mainstream.

    —William Gibson, in interview with The Peak magazine, 19th October, 1998

  12. coffee says:

    whatever happened to is it me, Freddie Prinze Jr., anyway?

  13. Dane says:

    I think that if it was just a Stand Alone Science Fiction Movie and not a Wing Commander Movie, It wouldn’t have been seen as THAT bad of a Movie. It still had its flaws, but I think what really killed it was that everyone went to the movie with the expectations of the Video Game franchise that it could never have lived up to

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