Category:Academy Television

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Wing Commander Academy
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Language(s) English
Studio Millennium Media Services
Release Date May 29, 2012
Running time 268 min
Retail Price $24.98



WCA is a must-have for all Wing Commander fans: the series follows the adventures of the TCS Tiger's Claw and crew through a very exciting year in Wing Commander history. The show came out on DVD on May 29, 2012.

DVD Copy

A spirited and elite corps of novice fighter pilots attends the Wing Commander Academy in the year 2655. Often thrust into battle against the mighty and ruthless Kilrathi race, the crew must master daring manoeuvres and veer through constant danger to save the world. Sedate and honorable Maverick, devil-may-care and impulsive Maniac, and serious-minded, cautious and competent Archer make up a quarter of the cadet wing at the academy under their brilliant, if argumentative, captain, Commodore Tolwyn.

Behind The Screens

Concept Art

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Press Kit

A press kit was circulated prior to the first showing of the Wing Commander Academy TV show.

Main article: Academy Television Press Kit

Series Bible & Scripts

Extra's

2012 DVD Release

Technical Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
  • Run Time: 286 minutes
  • Studio: Millennium Media Services

Sample: Intro Animation

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Where to Buy

Episodes

Episode List

Viewing Guide

Perhaps you're probably asking yourself, what order should I watch these episodes in? The question isn't as easy as it seems... as there are three distinct schools of thought!

Airdate Order

This is the order in which Academy originally aired on the USA Network in 1996. The show was run Saturday mornings at 11:30 AM (except for "Recreation", which was shown at noon) and then rerun on Sundays at the same time (the Oct. 26th showing was a rerun).

  • Episode 01 - Red & Blue - Sept. 21st, 1996
  • Episode 02 - The Last One Left - Sept. 28th, 1996
  • Episode 03 - The Most Delicate Instrument - Oct. 5th, 1996
  • Episode 04 - Word of Honor - Oct. 12th, 1996
  • Episode 05 - Lords of the Sky - Oct. 19th, 1996
  • Episode 06 - Chain of Command - Nov. 2th, 1996
  • Episode 07 - Expendable - Nov. 9nd, 1996
  • Episode 08 - Recreation - Nov. 16th, 1996
  • Episode 09 - Walking Wounded - Nov. 23rd, 1996
  • Episode 10 - On Both Your Houses - Nov. 30th, 1996
  • Episode 11 - Invisible Enemy - Dec. 7th, 1996
  • Episode 12 - Price of Victory - Dec. 14th, 1996
  • Episode 13 - Glory of Sivar - Dec. 21st, 1996

Timeline Order

This is the order in which the series occurs within the context of the Wing Commander universe. It's noticably different, but probably best for watching the show in order... as, for instance, Chain of Command references the events of Expendable. Stardates are rough, and could be within a few days off in each case.

  • Episode 01 - Red & Blue - 2654.072-.073
  • Episode 02 - The Last One Left - 2654.094
  • Episode 03 - The Most Delicate Instrument - 2654.155
  • Episode 04 - Lords of the Sky - 2654.162-163
  • Episode 05 - Word of Honor - 2654.169
  • Episode 06 - Expendable - 2654.176
  • Episode 07 - Chain of Command - 2654.177
  • Episode 08 - Walking Wounded - 2654.183
  • Episode 09 - Invisible Enemy - 2654.184
  • Episode 10 - Recreation - 2654.185-.186
  • Episode 11 - On Both Your Houses - 2654.190-.191
  • Episode 12 - Price of Victory - 2654.292
  • Episode 13 - Glory of Sivar - 2654.292-.293

Production Order

Last, and probably least, is the production order. There's no real reason to watch the show in the order in which it was made (as animated shows are generally produced out of order), but it's an important historical footnote!

  • Episode 01 - Red & Blue
  • Episode 02 - The Last One Left
  • Episode 03 - The Most Delicate Instrument
  • Episode 04 - Lords of the Sky
  • Episode 05 - Word of Honor
  • Episode 06 - Chain of Command
  • Episode 07 - Expendable
  • Episode 08 - Recreation
  • Episode 09 - Walking Wounded
  • Episode 10 - On Both Your Houses
  • Episode 11 - Invisible Enemy
  • Episode 12 - Price of Victory
  • Episode 13 - Glory of Sivar

Extra: Saga of the Warrior King

The strangest TV crossover ever imagined! Four separate animation studios agreed to pool their efforts and have Michael Dorn travel as a space viking through their shows (Street Fighter, Savage Dragon, Mortal Kombat and Wing Commander). Find out more: Saga of the Warrior King.

Pages in category "Academy Television"

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