After last week’s comic strip full of Star Wars movie quotes, we thought we’d keep everybody in the spirit and post today’s strip full of Top Gun quotes. It is not our first strip of that kind, of course. All those movie quotes are some of the most challenging things for me to translate, when I turn our comics into German. Because my memory isn’t good enough to know all the movies completely by heart, and that in two languages, I need to find both versions, or scripts or short clips on Youtube to find out how a certain phrase was translated into German. That’s a really interesting experience, because it is amazing how much the original and the dubbed version sometimes differ. It can be a really grueling task.
Way to go, Chuck! There you happen to encounter some of the not-all-that-common girls who would actually appreciate a thorough knowledge of Star Wars quotes, and you manage to mess it up.
And we know that Chuck should know his Star Wars quotes, because he likes to call Jason “his young Padawan”. By the way, I wonder what other five episodes of Top Gun would have looked like. Wouldn’t it be great to have prequels set on aircraft carriers in the Pacific during World War II?
With Top Gun they really managed to produce an iconic film. I wonder why it is so hard to make a decent movie about flying, but I don’t know a lot of aviation themed movies that I really enjoyed. Just recently I’ve watched “Flyboys” and was quite disappointed. The computer graphics were too obvious, the pilots are always able to look into each others eyes and read each others faces (even their enemies’ faces) while up in the air, and the whole plot wasn’t too great either.
A movie that I really enjoyed was “Sky Fighters” (Les chevaliers du ciel), a French movie. The air shots and cinematography rivals that of Top Gun! So, especially you Americans out there who don’t watch European movies that much, you should really check that one out!
While Chuck and Julio are reminiscing about the good old days (I can’t believe Top Gun is already over 25 years old!), we here at Chicken Wings are embracing the future. And by that I want to say that we have just published our first eBook! Our newest book is now available for your Kindle through Amazon:
Check it out! All the strips to take on the road in their colorful glory!
That kinda reminds me of our childhood. I think we watched Top Gun at least a dozen times back then, and when we were playing outside with the other kids from the block, we used to ride our bicycles and pretend they were fighter jets. We even drew an aircraft carrier deck on a backstreet with chalk, where we would take off and land… Good times!
This is another one of my personal favorites. The artwork is great and the glider looks like you can step in and fly away. But the ending in this one is something we haven’t done before. We wanted to lead up to a certain obvious punch line and then end with something that makes absolutely no sense. Or does it?
Maybe our heroes are deeper than we think. HA HA, yeah, right.
Also, I have finally started to post pictures from my adventures in Oshkosh! Check them out in the forum under “Oshkosh 2011”. And join us in the forum if you haven’t yet. We always love to see new faces!
For those of you who don’t know all Top Gun quotes by heart: It’s a Top Gun quote!