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May 24, 2022

Episode 123 - Top Gun

Episode 123 - Top Gun

We're feeling the need: the need for speed! Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Liam, Ethan, and Georgia, as we're heading to Fightertown U.S.A. to learn dogfighting with the best of the best in Top Gun.  We're flying inverted in our ...


We're feeling the need: the need for speed! Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Liam, Ethan, and Georgia, as we're heading to Fightertown U.S.A. to learn dogfighting with the best of the best in Top Gun.  We're flying inverted in our 123rd episode as we discuss:

  • Who was originally supposed to play the classic tune "Take My Breath Away"
  • Who almost suited up as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell
  • What move of Maverick's almost had us checking out
  • How far is too far when you're generating hype
  • How paranoid are Hollywood Executives about height
  • Why don't they ever show Tom Cruise winning a dogfight?
  • Whether the Volleyball scene is homoerotic
  • Who turned down the soundtrack because of their own anti-war stance
  • What did the U.S. Navy do that turned Georgia & Ethan's stomach just a little bit
  • Why didn't we have a sequel to Top Gun in the 1980s
  • Whether or not Top Gun is the Best Film Ever.

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Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

 

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 0:00 - Opening Banter 5:35 - Reflections & Corrections 12:20 - Shoutouts 27:30 - Deep Dive 2:47:40 - Endgame