Fans of the “Wing Commander” space saga were thrilled when series creator Chris Roberts announced he would be directing the cinematic version. Many were convinced this would ensure the game (which was well-known for its cinematic cut scenes) would stick to the storyline. It didn't — and while the game featured actors such as Mark Hamill and Malcolm McDowell, the movie featured Freddie Prinze, Jr., and Matthew Lillard. (Oh… and the fearsome Kilrathi looked like Muppet rejects.)
Critics lampooned it and the film only made $11.6 million.