History WesternAnimation / WingCommanderAcademy

21st Mar '16 7:37:25 AM Prfnoff
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''Wing Commander Academy'' was an American animated series released in [[TheNineties 1996]] as part of the USANetwork's SaturdayMorningCartoon lineup. Based on the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' series of video games, it featured several of the games' characters, [[HeyItsThatVoice most of them played by the actor who portrayed them]] in the later games, and filling in backstory on The Kilrathi and Admiral Tolwyn. The plot centers around a group of [[PluckyMiddie cadets]] going on their final cruise before graduating from the MilitaryAcademy.

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''Wing Commander Academy'' was an American animated series released in [[TheNineties 1996]] as part of the USANetwork's SaturdayMorningCartoon lineup. Based on the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' series of video games, it featured several of the games' characters, [[HeyItsThatVoice most of them played by the actor who portrayed them]] them in the later games, and filling in backstory on The Kilrathi and Admiral Tolwyn. The plot centers around a group of [[PluckyMiddie cadets]] going on their final cruise before graduating from the MilitaryAcademy.
27th Feb '16 12:45:22 PM themisterfree
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* SpritualSuccessor: To Universal Animation's previous sci-fi combat series, ''WesternAnimation/{{Exosquad}}''.

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* SpritualSuccessor: SpiritualSuccessor: To Universal Animation's previous sci-fi combat series, ''WesternAnimation/{{Exosquad}}''.
27th Feb '16 12:44:44 PM themisterfree
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* SpritualSuccessor: To Universal Animation's previous sci-fi combat series, ''WesternAnimation/{{Exosquad}}''.
27th Nov '15 5:35:10 PM nombretomado
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* CrossThrough: The USA Network's 1996 Saturday morning cartoon lineup had a storyline on November 16 about "The Warrior King" (voiced by Michael Dorn), a man chasing an "[[{{MacGuffin}} Orb of Power]]" through various dimensions. After an expository intro, he confronted M. Bison in ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' ("The Warrior King", Season 2, Episode 9) and battled The Fiend in ''TheSavageDragon'' ("Endgame", Season 2, Episode 8), both of whom attempted to abuse the Orb's powers. From there the Orb landed in the hands of Shang Tsung in ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' ("Resurrection", Season 1, Episode 9; the Warrior King only makes a cameo as a shadow), after which Raiden tossed it to the universe of ''Wing Commander Academy'' ("Recreation", Season 1, Episode 9), where the Warrior King's quest ends and he [[RidingIntoTheSunset flies off into the stars]].

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* CrossThrough: The USA Network's 1996 Saturday morning cartoon lineup had a storyline on November 16 about "The Warrior King" (voiced by Michael Dorn), a man chasing an "[[{{MacGuffin}} Orb of Power]]" through various dimensions. After an expository intro, he confronted M. Bison in ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' ("The Warrior King", Season 2, Episode 9) and battled The Fiend in ''TheSavageDragon'' ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'' ("Endgame", Season 2, Episode 8), both of whom attempted to abuse the Orb's powers. From there the Orb landed in the hands of Shang Tsung in ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' ("Resurrection", Season 1, Episode 9; the Warrior King only makes a cameo as a shadow), after which Raiden tossed it to the universe of ''Wing Commander Academy'' ("Recreation", Season 1, Episode 9), where the Warrior King's quest ends and he [[RidingIntoTheSunset flies off into the stars]].
16th Sep '15 6:05:52 PM themisterfree
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* ShownTheirWork: You do have to hand it to the production team, some real effort was made to be true to the source material.

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* ShownTheirWork: You do have to hand it to the production team, some real effort was made to be true to the source material. material:
20th Aug '15 5:35:25 AM MechWarrior
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* ChekhovsSkill: The payoff to a RunningGag where Maniac keeps wanting to try and attack the Kilrathi carrier by [[SuicidalOverConfidence flying into its hangar bay and gut it from the inside]]. [[spoiler: Turns out, Maniac really is that good. [[BigBad Prince Thrakhath's]] [[CoolStarship dreadnought]] is crippled when Maniac finally gets to try this.]]

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* ChekhovsSkill: The payoff to a RunningGag where Maniac keeps wanting to try and attack the Kilrathi carrier by [[SuicidalOverConfidence [[SuicidalOverconfidence flying into its hangar bay and gut it from the inside]]. [[spoiler: Turns out, Maniac really is that good. [[BigBad Prince Thrakhath's]] [[CoolStarship dreadnought]] is crippled when Maniac finally gets to try this.]]
13th Aug '15 4:34:31 PM themisterfree
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** Confed uniforms resemble those from the games
** Ship designs were close enough to the in-game ones that you could recognize Hellcats, Broadswords, Scimitars, and Dralthi fighters. Arrows, Longbows, Sabers, and numerous other ships used in minor roles, giving the idea of a military that used a wide variety of ships rather than the small handful the heroes appear to be checked out on. The Kilrathi similarly use a wide variety of fighters from the games, with the Dralthi (AKA the "[[InSeriesNickname Flying Pancakes]]" being only the most easily recognized.
** Cockpit instrument panels resemble the ones from the games closely enough that a regular player could assess the characters' tactical situation from the instruments

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** Confed uniforms resemble those from the games
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** Ship designs were close enough to the in-game ones that you could recognize Hellcats, Broadswords, Scimitars, and Dralthi fighters. Arrows, Longbows, Sabers, and numerous other ships used in minor roles, giving the idea of a military that used a wide variety of ships rather than the small handful the heroes appear to be checked out on. The Kilrathi similarly use a wide variety of fighters from the games, with the Dralthi (AKA the "[[InSeriesNickname Flying Pancakes]]" Pancakes]]") being only the most easily recognized.
** Cockpit instrument panels resemble the ones from the games closely enough that a regular player could assess the characters' tactical situation from the instrumentsinstruments.
9th Dec '14 11:35:30 AM SithkingZero
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** Justified, seeing as how "Wing Commander" means "Commander of a wing of fighters" and is an actual rank and title.
11th Oct '14 1:02:20 AM Odon
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* NotSoDifferent: The renegade pilot acknowledges Maniac as a WorthyOpponent after Maniac stays on his tail during a dogfight, but says he was more like Blair in the old days.
7th Jun '14 6:27:48 PM AFP
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* LastSecondWordSwap: Archer in the first episode.
--> '''Archer''': [[CurseCutShort Ah go f-]] fly your ship.
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