Do We Have This
? Seen It a Million Times
. Needs a Better Description
You're filming a big military picture, and you want to keep your core actors in the forefront, but the action shifts from ground to sea to air combat. Solution? Suddenly your ground-pounders have become expert seamen and skilled aviators!
- Happened all the time in Space: Above and Beyond. In one episode they were pilots, while the next week saw them performing ground combat or even covert infiltration/demolition missions.
- In Wing Commander the hot-shot pilots are recruited to infiltrate an enemy ship, a mission that would typically be relegated to a marine detachment.
- Army Air Corps fighter jocks that survived Pearl Harbor are given new assignments as bomber pilots. It's a totally different kind of flying, altogether.