I know this is an old post, but I recently started playing Wing Commander 4 on my PS3 as well, and I am encountering the same problem. I go to the officers lounge between missions, and I can see characters, but the game is not allowing me to select any of them to talk to. I don't know if this is a well known bug for the game or what. I've tried searching all over the web about this and could find nothing. Anyone else experience this? I'd love to fix it so I can keep enjoying the game and not missing out on any of the character interaction cut scenes.