eddieb was experimenting with movie solutions for Flight Commander and ran across a program called CrazyTalk. While projects like Standoff and WC Saga have experimented with 3D animation and green screen CGI, this new approach could be much easier for certain modders. The software takes a 2d head image and manipulates it to match a supplied voice sample. Various settings can be configured to alter expressions and sharpen up the presentation. Eddie put together a 3 megabyte sample here with Colonel Halcyon.
If someone wants to make a whole series of these things, they might consider buying Crazytalk. If you can create the avi's, then I can put them in a Flight Commander mod.