In Which I Am My Father’s Son

So I’m watching Top Gun and towards the end I can’t help but constantly yell at my TV, “Shut the fuck up and die like a Naval Aviator” as they become all whiney and panicky during the dog fight at the end.  I guess Hollywood didn’t feel the sound of a real dog fight dramatic enough.

Here’s a made for TV version with censored audio:

Also noticed a couple technical glitches at what is the best part of the movie, the first 5 minutes.  If you pay attention the approach for cougar.  You can spot the ball with the wave off lights flashing red.  Cut to the plane again, when it comes back as it lands on the deck and the wave off lights are gone and the ball is centered on a good approach.

I still think my favorite line though is, “The defense department regrets to inform you your sons are dead because they were stupid.”

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About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

2 Responses to In Which I Am My Father’s Son

  1. McThag says:

    I love the camera being mounted on an A-7 and A-6 in several scenes where it’s supposed to be an F-14.

    My favorite glitch is how fast he gets a lock, the AIM-7 spooled up and fired in one scene.