The forbidden Top Gun trailer

Somewhere, in a long-forgotten vault at Paramount Pictures, there must be an old Betacam tape containing the trailer for the real Top Gun, the version that the executives didn't have the guts to distribute. The one that shows that this is the most homoerotic movie since Ben-Hur. It probably looks like this. » 12/05/14 6:34pm 12/05/14 6:34pm

A Topgun Instructor's Chance Encounter With An SR-71 Blackbird

David "Bio" Baranek is the author of the hit memoir Topgun Days, in which he describes the making of Top Gun, and the fighter pilot culture that spawned it, from inside Navy's elite Fighter Weapons School itself. "Bio" also has other fascinating stories to tell from his time as a Topgun Instructor, one in particular… » 10/08/14 4:19pm 10/08/14 4:19pm

Try Listening to "Danger Zone" Without Feeling Like a Hero

This was bound to happen. After spending three hours writing about 80s music and flying dog-dragons, I can't stop listening to 80s music. I did, however, graduate to the guitar-shredding Kenny Loggins version of 80s music and F-14s. » 7/20/14 7:00pm 7/20/14 7:00pm

Brutally honest Top Gun trailer shows how ridiculous this movie is

Once again, the guys at Screen Junkies show us the ridiculous Hollywood bullshit of a blockbuster film: Top Gun. It's a ridiculous movie to begin with, but it completely falls apart in a hilarious way when you see it through their Honest Trailer lenses. » 6/05/14 9:21pm 6/05/14 9:21pm

Archer Remade The Danger Zone Scene From Top Gun and It's Perfect

This scene. It doesn't belong to Tony Scott (RIP) anymore. It is Archer's through and through. The guys behind the FX show remade the iconic scene shot-for-shot and everything about it is perfect. [Archer] » 10/10/13 8:00pm 10/10/13 8:00pm

F-16s Are Even More Awesome from the Inside

Goose only wishes he had moves like these. This stunning dash cam footage from an F-16 attached to the 51st Wing captured some intense aerial action at the recent Red Flag-Alaska exercises—including mid-air refuelings, targeted bomb strikes, low-altitude flybys, and even a cameo appearance by a B-2 stealth bomber.… » 5/03/13 6:48pm 5/03/13 6:48pm

Did China Try To Pass Off Top Gun As Air Force Footage?

A few days ago, China Central Television showed footage of what they claimed was an air force training exercise conducted on January 23. From the looks of things, they were actually just playing clips from Top Gun. » 1/27/11 6:40pm 1/27/11 6:40pm

Top Gun 2008: Biggest RC Airplane Competition in the World

Click to viewThey may not be made of LEGO or Star Wars-related, but if you like amazingly detailed, huge aircraft models—like the SR-71 above—head to Lakeland, Florida, and Top Gun 2008: the 20th anniversary edition of the biggest RC model competition in the world. It starts tomorrow, five days of pure nerdgasm » 4/22/08 4:30pm 4/22/08 4:30pm