I have a vague recollection of a movie (or a video game with live-action cutscenes) about a group of pilots fighting a war in space against aliens.

They were based on what was essentially a futuristic aircraft carrier in space, where most of the scenes were filmed. Whenever somebody died in combat, it was their custom to remove all of their things, and every trace of them from the ship, and to never speak about them again so that it was as if they had never existed.

It was English language and I'm pretty certain that the cast were Americans, and that it was live action rather than CGI or anime.

I'm not 100% certain but it could be the Wing Commander movie.

  • By the by, is there anything Valorum can do to improve his answer for acceptance?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Nov 18, 2021 at 20:28

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This is indeed the Wing Commander (1999) film. After someone dies, you basically act like they were never there.

MARSHALL: No, he just made the fatal error of mistaking our wing commander for your average grease monkey. Listen, all I did was sit in Commander Chen's fighter.

BLAIR: Lieutenant Commander Chen? Bossman?

HUNTER: You're talking about a bloke that never existed.

BLAIR: I'm pretty sure he did.

HUNTER: He...never...existed. Now change the subject quickly, pal before I change it for you.

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    If your plan is to watch Wing Commander with friends, may I suggest that avoid the drinking game where you do a shot every time someone overacts.
    – Valorum
    Oct 23, 2021 at 13:15
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    I'd suggest just avoiding the movie. It was terrible.
    – user144665
    Oct 23, 2021 at 13:24
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    @AaarghZombies - I liked it. But then I've seen Starcrash, so everything looks good by comparison.
    – Valorum
    Oct 23, 2021 at 14:09
  • @AaarghZombies It wasn't that bad. A solid B movie.
    – Xantec
    Oct 23, 2021 at 18:44
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    It strayed significantly from the source material.
    – user144665
    Oct 23, 2021 at 20:02

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