Hmm slacking down in here eh mates? Still no result from that on quiz the other day, either. So waynos I saw you mention "The Final Countdown" in
another thread. That was my absolute favorite movie as a child, I must have saw it shortly after it opened in the theaters. How many hours I spent
with my Corgi F-14's and Zero's recreating that moment, lol
I finally got it on DVD now and its still great, the music, Kirk Douglas, etc. Of course it is just an escapist bit of fun but that what movies are
for! During the famous "Splash the Zekes" scene, some of the slow speed flight is really awesome, when they are slipping, diving and stalling around
them. The gunkill is great too, the 20mm vulcan roar has been stuck in my head since the first time I heard it. Matter of fact I digitally sampled it.
But the second kill, with missle, kind of a waste of a missle I think now, overkill! And the use of a model is evident, as are the stock 70's
"zekes" made from what? Texans? Orobably fresh from Black Sheep Squadron...another great!
It was awesome to see the Nimitz during the cold war. I also captured the moment on the boat where the dog is barking, and you slowly hear the cats
approach then blast over and go vertical.While the Senator and Laurel can't figure out what they are lol They were dropping alot of black smoke, the
f14's I've seen here in florida dont do that, maybe it was the different engines or that bad 70's gas lol.
Awesome stuff. Be cool if someone made a remake, maybe with Super Hornets. It's sad, as you look at most of those aircraft you realise they aren't
around anymore. The crusader, corsairs, and now the Tom Cats. Great moive, sometimes corney but the good parts save it. I reccomend it, I got it for
$12.00 US so I'm sure its similiar in price in your kneck of the woods.
And waynos I caught that thread with yanks and brits getting all emotional on who's military is best. funny stuff that it always seems to go from
interesting talk to flag waving in little time lol! I have enough relatives still scurrying about on your side of thepond that I've alway liked
aspects of many different forces. We are all allies and although some might not like to admit it, we have much in common.
So I'll just stick to admiring unusual De Haviland Sea Vixens And Handley Page Heyfords while the others are to busy arguing to notice,
Sorry for all my talking here, hope it's ok? It seemd to be a lull in the quizes so I thought I'd share.
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