Top Gun Galactica: Fan Cuts Battlestar Galactica Footage To Top Gun's Danger Zone Soundtrack
It isn't often that Battlestar Galactica and Top Gun are mentioned in the same sentence. After all, one is a modern sci-fi classic featuring a desperate fight for the survival of the human race and the other is a definitive 1980's movie about life and love in one of the US military's top academies. Dig a little deeper, though, and you'll soon see that there a number of remarkable similarities between the two. Film editor Nick Acosta decided to demonstrate this by cutting together footage from Battlestar Galactica and placing Top Gun's legendary 'Danger Zone' soundtrack over the top. The results, I think you will agree, are somewhat perfect.
For the last minute or so, Acosta does the reverse and places Battlestar's haunting intro music over some of those classic moments from Tony Scott's film. Here's what Acosta had to say about the inspiration for his latest project.
"For my latest project, I recut one of my all time favorite movies to one of my all time favorite TV series. For part one of this film I wanted to show the life of a fighter pilot aboard a carrier at war. Much like a fireman, fighter pilots can be called at any moment and have to spring into action. Starbuck and Maverick are roughly the same character. They are both extraordinarily skilled fighter pilots, but both wild flying against the shadows of their past. Their parents were once in the military and every time Maverick and Starbuck get into the cockpit they are flying against ghosts. They are also super cocky and don't mind throwing a punch or jumping in and out of bed with someone. I loved using the great Top Gun score from Harold Faltermeyer and of course Kenny Loggins classic song "Danger Zone." Part two of this film was my entire inspiration for this project. Watching Top Gun recently I wondered what would this feel like with Bear McCreary's great score behind it. This is actually shot for shot the last two mins of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Young LT. Adama finally gets his Viper and is sent off on another adventure. Watching this I had an emotional reaction because these final shots will (probably) be the last moments ever of the reimagined version of Galactica. I loved showcasing all the beautiful Visual FX that were created for the show by ZOIC under CG supervisors Gary Hutzel and Doug Drexler. I feel both Top Gun and Galactica match up in tone quiet nicely, even though one takes place in space a long time ago far from Earth. Who knows, maybe this has all happened before and maybe it will all happen again..."