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What do get if you cross Battlestar Galactica with 1986's feature length air force recruitment commercial, Top Gun?

Well, the answer is new mash-up video created by Galactica super-fan, Nick Acosta. Called Top Gun Galactica, the video is described as a video edit which combines scenes of Battlestar Galactica with the music of Top Gun. In practical terms that means he's basically put Kenny Loggins' Danger Zone over an action montage of Katee Sackhoff flying around in a spaceship and kicking guys in the chest. Check out the video and Acosta's extremely lengthy description below:

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...

Phew. He's certainly got a lot of passion, that's for sure.


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Source: GeekTyrant


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