FlashFire82 said:But I didn't SAY that the Wing Commander movie wasn't related. I did however, state that the possibility exists that Roberts et al. decided to create the movie from a stance that would stand on it's own two feet, without requiring much "background" from the games. This way those who were not fans or had no WC knowledge, could watch and enjoy without feeling left out. And this might have required parting from the established video game plot a little.
My point exactly. Whether or not Chris had complete control, the idea was a stand-alone media. It's hard to extract the best of the entire series and squeeze it into an hour and a half movie. There are certain concepts that they felt audiences would've preferred seeing, like Blair and Maniac being friends when in reality they were rivals from day one, Blair and Angel getting romantically involved at the end when it didn't actually happen till over ten years later, and many of the other ideas that have been rehashed and re-rehashed in this thread and others.