History Film / TheStarfighters

5th Dec '15 2:52:06 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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I +'d a subarticle in "Well Done Son Guy!"
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** Well, Witkowski Sr. was ridiculously insistent that his boy switch from fighters to bombers, not just leaving for Europe.
5th Dec '15 2:38:38 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* DontExplainTheJoke: The base commander makes a joke about never being able to hit the dummy plane targets, the flight leader mentions that maybe if they paint a swastika on it he'll be able to shot it down in seconds, before telling everyone that the Base commander had a high kill count during WWII for anyone that couldn't figure it out.
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* DontExplainTheJoke: The base commander makes a joke about never being able to hit the dummy plane targets, the flight leader mentions that maybe if they paint a swastika on it he'll be able to shot shoot it down in seconds, before telling everyone that the Base commander had a high kill count during WWII for anyone that couldn't figure it out.
5th Dec '15 2:28:15 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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I added "West" Germany in "Broken Aesop" to recall 2 Germanys that time. East Germany could not be the NATO version.
* BrokenAesop: If the intent was to play up the awesomeness of the F-104 Starfighter, the Air Force / Lockheed made a really poor choice of film crew. Their complete failure to include any interesting plot developments means that what little drama there was in the movie was provided entirely by the infamous operational/maintenance dangers of the Starfighter itself. The movie includes ''three'' Starfighter accidents, two caused by inclement weather - which was such a danger to the F-104 that NATO pilots in Germany ''and'' Italy called it "the Flying Coffin." Of course, the film might have been trying to head off those complaints by depicting a US Senator concerned about the plane's accident record, and showing how ''cool'' the plane was anyway.
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* BrokenAesop: If the intent was to play up the awesomeness of the F-104 Starfighter, the Air Force / Lockheed made a really poor choice of film crew. Their complete failure to include any interesting plot developments means that what little drama there was in the movie was provided entirely by the infamous operational/maintenance dangers of the Starfighter itself. The movie includes ''three'' Starfighter accidents, two caused by inclement weather - which was such a danger to the F-104 that NATO pilots in West Germany ''and'' Italy called it "the Flying Coffin." Of course, the film might have been trying to head off those complaints by depicting a US Senator concerned about the plane's accident record, and showing how ''cool'' the plane was anyway.
2nd Sep '15 6:42:01 PM nombretomado
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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E12TheStarfighters episode recap page]].
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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E12TheStarfighters episode recap page]].
22nd Jul '15 4:44:01 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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I +'d "Irony" - Bob Dornan, nicknamed after a bomber, plays a guy who flew a fighter. You can make any proper adjustments needed.
22nd Jul '15 4:42:22 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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I +'d "Irony" -
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* {{Irony}}: John Witkowski Sr., who previously flew in bombers in the military, wants John Witkowski Jr. to switch to bombers rather than fighters such as the F-104 Starfighter. The latter was played by Bob Dornan, nicknamed "B-1," as in the bomber. The veteran Dornan flew fighters, too.
22nd Jul '15 4:22:03 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** TruthInTelevision: The poopie suit was called such because the pilot sweated so much in the suit, it smelled like he pooped in it. The other nickname for the flight suit was "the body condom".
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** TruthInTelevision: The poopie suit was called such because the pilot sweated so much in the suit, it smelled like he pooped in it. The other nickname for the flight suit was "the body condom".condom."
5th Jun '15 5:38:37 AM AnotherGuy
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* [[CoversAlwaysLie Posters Always Lie]]: The poster makes it sound like there will be some cool outer space action, but while the Starfighters could reach the upper atmosphere, they do no such thing here, instead flying to normal 30,000 feet heights.
9th Mar '15 4:33:36 PM HylianFox
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* JustLikeMakingLove: No, this isn't about the endless refueling scenes, one of the higher-ups flat-out says flying a fighter jet is like making love.
2nd Jul '14 12:00:37 AM KentuckyTroper1990
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* {{Padding}}: You could argue that the movie itself is nothing but padding.
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