Bit of a waste, I'd capture that thing and turn it against the enemy. Let the Marines on the Mothership kill 'em all. Or just blow open a hatch and let them die from decompression. I'd let the pilots get their revenge on enemy fighters.
This mission was what cemented this series in my mind as one of the most beautiful. What started as just a engine test lead to an odyssey that will always be forever leave an impact in this genre. An entire world, and entire people, lost for a dream. Their ashes the foundation for the journey ahead. Their voices will echo into the void for all eternity. It is the charge of the Hiigaran people to never forget Kharak.
I just replayed this game (was surprisingly easy to get it to work on my Win7 gaming rig) and it is every bit as awesome now as it was then, outdated graphics aside.
This scene... Oh wow, it's strong. I'm impressed.
Also, just a bit of trivia: In this latest replay of the game, I nailed the Taiidan Emperor's ass with SEVEN Heavy Cruisers, six of which I had stolen from his own fleets. I love Salvage Corvettes! Stealing the enemy's super ships is such a rush!