I'm trying to find a movie I watched on TV, probably in the 90s. I think it was a made-for-TV movie.
It was about a ship with an AI. The ship was crewed by young adults. I think they were cadets?
There was an accident (like a warp drive malfunction) and they end up in another part of space where they meet a female alien whose ship had been shot down.
I remember they had manned robots they would pilot and they took them to a planet to get upgraded and they are attacked by more manned robots. They had three legs and they were yellow, I think.
I also remember the baddie had a holo-projector or something like that which allowed him to change his appearance. He commanded a massive fleet and he worked for someone he spoke to in a video chat that looked like a squid.