This is part of a series analyzing newly discovered Wing Commander IV continuity photographs. You can find the previous posts collected here.
When we picked up the Wing Commander IV Polaroids this was one I was sure we'd never figure out. It wasn't labeled and the picture wasn't especially clear. She could be a patron in the bar on Nephele (few of whom are visible!), a reporter or a politician from the Assembly scenes... or anywhere else! It turns out I did not need to fear: she's actually a character with a fairly major scene... the comm officer who sends a distress message from the Telamon System. Blair and Sosa listen in horror as she reveals the Black Lance attack:
If you can hear this, it might not be too late. Unmarked ships are attacking and many people are dying! We know planet FT957 is far from any other colony, but, if you have any Humanity, please, send help immediately! Otherwise, our world is doomed – I don’t know if this damn thing is working!
The manual identifies the role (oddly specifically) as "Telamon Female Comm Officer" as played by Kirsten Moore. The IMDb says that Kirsten Moore is better known as Kirsten Severson. She went on to appear in a number of small roles through the early twenty-teens. Her credits seem to have a special focus as a motion capture performer with roles in The Polar Express and Mars Needs Moms. She has since left Hollywood for a private life and we've opted not to include a current photo because she doesn't maintain a public profile online.