With the original Wing Commander computer game series, Chris Roberts had a great thing going...a great plot, good character development, and, for the last two, great actors, including the animatronics used for the Kilrathi. The thing that really got the computer gamer was that there was great gameplay with an equally good story...you really understood all the characters, good and bad. By converting this great thing into this dreadful movie, Roberts has in one fell swoop destroyed everything he created in those games...the movie lacked all credibility. Once you've played as Blair and seen how his character developed, including his interactions with his friends and the Kilrathi, you could never believe this was the same "person" on screen. Maniac, a classic from the games, was portrayed very poorly and did not resemble the "real" Maniac at all, and the Kilrathi were given no substance at all...if you've played the games and loved them like I did, then stay away from the movie at all costs, because it leaves a very bad taste in your mouth.