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22nd Mar '17 10:29:59 AM CosmicFerret
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New pilots Christopher Blair (Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr) and his best friend/rival Todd "Maniac" Marshall (Matthew Lillard) are assigned to the TCS ''Tiger Claw'' [sic] as the Kilrathi fleet prepares to mount a massive assault on Sol Sector, using navigational information gained in a raid on a major Terran Confederation naval base. Time is short for Admiral Tolwyn (Creator/DavidWarner) to mount a defense, and the ''Tiger Claw'' is ordered to buy them more time. Whilst integrating with the ''Claw'''s flight wing, led by Jeannette "Angel" Devereaux (Saffron Burrows), Blair finds himself fighting some of the most crucial battles of the war--and trying to keep secret the fact that he's half "Pilgrim," a sub-species of humans subject to FantasticRacism.

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New pilots Christopher Blair (Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr) and his best friend/rival Todd "Maniac" Marshall (Matthew Lillard) (Creator/MatthewLillard) are assigned to the TCS ''Tiger Claw'' [sic] as the Kilrathi fleet prepares to mount a massive assault on Sol Sector, using navigational information gained in a raid on a major Terran Confederation naval base. Time is short for Admiral Tolwyn (Creator/DavidWarner) to mount a defense, and the ''Tiger Claw'' is ordered to buy them more time. Whilst integrating with the ''Claw'''s flight wing, led by Jeannette "Angel" Devereaux (Saffron Burrows), Blair finds himself fighting some of the most crucial battles of the war--and trying to keep secret the fact that he's half "Pilgrim," a sub-species of humans subject to FantasticRacism.
20th Mar '17 8:42:23 PM CommanderVisor
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New pilots Christopher Blair (Freddie Prinze Jr) and his best friend/rival Todd "Maniac" Marshall (Matthew Lillard) are assigned to the TCS ''Tiger Claw'' [sic] as the Kilrathi fleet prepares to mount a massive assault on Sol Sector, using navigational information gained in a raid on a major Terran Confederation naval base. Time is short for Admiral Tolwyn (Creator/DavidWarner) to mount a defense, and the ''Tiger Claw'' is ordered to buy them more time. Whilst integrating with the ''Claw'''s flight wing, led by Jeannette "Angel" Devereaux (Saffron Burrows), Blair finds himself fighting some of the most crucial battles of the war--and trying to keep secret the fact that he's half "Pilgrim," a sub-species of humans subject to FantasticRacism.

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New pilots Christopher Blair (Freddie Prinze Jr) (Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr) and his best friend/rival Todd "Maniac" Marshall (Matthew Lillard) are assigned to the TCS ''Tiger Claw'' [sic] as the Kilrathi fleet prepares to mount a massive assault on Sol Sector, using navigational information gained in a raid on a major Terran Confederation naval base. Time is short for Admiral Tolwyn (Creator/DavidWarner) to mount a defense, and the ''Tiger Claw'' is ordered to buy them more time. Whilst integrating with the ''Claw'''s flight wing, led by Jeannette "Angel" Devereaux (Saffron Burrows), Blair finds himself fighting some of the most crucial battles of the war--and trying to keep secret the fact that he's half "Pilgrim," a sub-species of humans subject to FantasticRacism.
2nd Feb '17 6:36:02 PM Nohbody
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** TCS ''Tiger Claw'' is a carrier that is ''capable'' of fighting enemy capital ships toe to toe, but anything from a cruiser on up is considered long odds. She relies on her fighter wing to keep the fight away from her.
*** RealityEnsues: The follow-on novel (and the outline for the never-completed trilogy capping second sequel) shows that the ''Claw'' never quite recovered from the mauling she took during the movie.

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** TCS ''Tiger Claw'' is a carrier that is ''capable'' of fighting enemy capital ships toe to toe, but anything from a cruiser on up is considered long odds. She relies on her fighter wing to keep the fight away from her.
*** RealityEnsues:
her. The follow-on novel (and the outline for the never-completed trilogy capping second sequel) shows that the ''Claw'' never quite recovered from the mauling she took during the movie.movie during the one time she did engage another warship directly (as opposed to engaging with her fighters).
28th Nov '16 7:48:58 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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*** RealityEnsues: The follow-on novel (and the outline for the never-completed trilogy capping second sequel) shows that the ''Claw'' never quite recovered from the mauling she took during the movie.
7th Jul '16 5:32:24 PM HighCrate
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* VanillaEdition: Although more a case of the Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox executives [[TheyJustDidntCare simply not caring]] about the film than a quest for more sales, all three releases (non-anamorphic {{DVD}} in 1999, anamorphic DVD in 2011, and UsefulNotes/BluRay in 2013) have nothing more than a fairly barebones menu and the theatrical trailer included.

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* VanillaEdition: Although more a case of the Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox executives [[TheyJustDidntCare simply not caring]] about the film than a quest for more sales, all All three releases (non-anamorphic {{DVD}} in 1999, anamorphic DVD in 2011, and UsefulNotes/BluRay in 2013) have nothing more than a fairly barebones menu and the theatrical trailer included.
2nd Jun '16 5:13:34 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Admiral Tolwyn, at best a dark and conflicted figure in the games, is presented as far more straightforwardly heroic in the film. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that the film takes place a decade and a half before his final descent into outright villainy, and Tolwyn was a fan-favorite character at the time, second only to Blair.
22nd May '16 5:52:53 AM Nohbody
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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie]][[{{Irony}} ... yeah]][[/note]].

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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie]][[{{Irony}} ... yeah]][[/note]].myself".
3rd May '16 8:42:44 PM Az_Tech341
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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie... yeah]][[/note]].

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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie...Rosie]][[{{Irony}} ... yeah]][[/note]].
6th Aug '15 8:49:57 AM StClair
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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie... yeah[[/note]].

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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie... yeah[[/note]].yeah]][[/note]].
6th Aug '15 8:49:35 AM StClair
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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself".
* CallingTheOldManOut: Blair calls Angel, his squadron[[labelnote:*]]"wing" in the film dialog, a script editing error that was fixed in the {{Novelization}}[[/labelnote]] commander, on her policy that pilots who died "never existed", as being unfaithful to those who have died in service.

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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself".
myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie... yeah[[/note]].
* CallingTheOldManOut: Blair calls Angel, his squadron[[labelnote:*]]"wing" squadron[[note]]"wing" in the film dialog, a script editing error that was fixed in the {{Novelization}}[[/labelnote]] {{Novelization}}[[/note]] commander, on her policy that pilots who died "never existed", as being unfaithful to those who have died in service.
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