Steve Colton

Character in Star Citizen
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Steve Colton
Race Human
Gender Male
Born 2889, 2900 (between)[1]
Role Steve "Old Man" Colton, Lt Cdr SQ42
Faction UEE
Citizenship Status UEE Citizen
Actor Mark Hamill
Workplace UEES Stanton
Military Service
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Callsign Baron 1
Branch UEE Navy
Unit 5th Fleet, 87th Battle Group
Years of Service ? - Present

Steve Colton, nickname: "Old Man" is a member of the UEE Navy. Assigned to 5th Fleet, he serves as flight instructor, holding the rank of Lieutenant Commander onboard the UEES Stanton.[2] His nickname "Old Man" has his origin in his first mission. While the entire crew of his ship was wiped out, Colton survived.[3] He appears in Squadron 42, played by Mark Hamill.[4][5]

He served alongside Randall Graves in Squadron 118 (2nd Fleet).

"To those who know him, Old Man is an institution of the UEE Navy. Throughout his career, he's flown every kind of ship, on every kind of mission. He has seen it all and it makes him an incredible teacher to up-and-coming pilots. Unfortunately, he is not a people-person. He doesn't as much teach as 'hammer into shape.' By all accounts Old Man should be much higher in the chain of command, but his bluntness and refusal to soften or censor his criticism have rubbed enough people the wrong way to stymie what could have been a promising career. Underneath it all though, Old Man is a believer in the Navy and what it stands for. To that end, he's actually quite selfless and perfectly content devoting himself to something that's bigger than he is. Old Man also has a very clear notion of right and wrong. He believes in justice: while the system may be unreliable, the idea is right and something that Humanity must aspire toward.[4]"

Quotes

"The blur between these $100 million dollar science fiction pictures and games, it’s getting so close. I don’t know whether the movies are getting more like games or games are getting more like movies. But almost anything you can imagine can be realized on screen." -Mark Hamill about how far videogames have come.[6]

Actor

Mark Hamill is mostly known as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars, however besides other movies he is also an accomplished theater actor who spent time acting in Broadway, and has voiced various characters including for example the Joker in a number of DC Comics projects, the Hobgoblin in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, or Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender. He also voiced the english versions of Colonel Muska in Miyazaki Castle in the Sky and the Mayor of Pejite in Nausicaä.

The first video game which Mark Hamill voiced was Gabriel Knight, as detective Franklin Mosely. He also voiced among others Assistant Director Wilson in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, two Crash Bandicoot games, Goro Majima in Yakuza, Malefor The Dark Master in The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, The Watcher in Darksiders, and Master Eraqus in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts III.[7]

Of particular interest, he played Colonel Christopher Blair in Chris Roberts video game serie Wing Commander and other Wing Commander projects such as Wing Commander Academy.[8]

Mark Hamill first spent several months working on Squadron 42 in 2015. In 2023, Chris Roberts told Mark Hamill "we're ready to finish your part". Mark Hamill came back for about two and a half, three weeks to finish working on it. When Mark Hamill asked if he could talk about it, Chris Roberts said yes but don't talk about when it's coming out.[8]

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Trivia

See also

References

  1. CitizenCon 2948 Panel: What a Bunch of Characters
  2. Squadron 42: The Morrow Tour (LIVE Version) (Squadron 42: Preview) from 2015-10-10. Accessed 2016-11-05.
  3. Mark Hamill Interview with PC Gamer, from 2015-11-19, accessed 2016-10-16
  4. 4.0 4.1 Answer the Call
  5. Imdb - Squadron 42
  6. GameCulture Exclusive: Mark Hamill, Darkrider, GameCulture, January 14, 2010, archived
  7. Mark Hamill, Mobygames
  8. 8.0 8.1 "An AWESOME snippet of the panel with @MarkHamill", @GabrielleOrlita, Twitter, Nov 27, 2023
  9. "Two Star Citizen cameos to look/listen for: Chris Roberts as a bomber pilot and Mark Hamill as the voice of the Merlin computer!", @banditload, Twitter, Mar 14, 2018
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