The Top Gun Soundtrack Makes Battlestar Galactica Even More Awesome


battlestar-starbuck-viper2014 marked the 10th anniversary of two great science fiction series. Lost first hit the air back in 2004, but so did the main series of Battlestar Galactica (following the 2003 miniseries). A couple of months ago everyone was saying how Lost was the greatest show ever, but I’d have to disagree after watching all of BSG multiple times.

A Vimeo user named Nick Acosta did something brilliant. He took the Top Gun soundtrack and applied it to BSG, and the results are amazing. He describes it as such:

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 do think the Top Gun soundtrack works better on Galactica than the Battlestar soundtrack on Top Gun, but you can be the judge:

Top Gun Galactica from Nick Acosta on Vimeo.