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The naval carrier from 'Top Gun' is headed to the scrapyard

Ranger, the naval carrier from Top Gun, is headed to the scrapyard.

According to USA Today,the carrier was sold to International Shipbreaking last year after an effort to turn the ship into a museum failed. However, in early January, Top Gun Super Carrier of Long Beach Inc. started an online petition to save the ship to once again, try to turn it into a museum.

But according to Chris Johnson, a spokesman for Naval Sea Systems Command, it’s too late to save Ranger now. “Though we would have preferred for the ship to be converted into a museum or memorial, during the eight years it was available, no group was able to pull together the necessary funding to make that happen,” Johnson said.

As of now, the Save the Ranger campaign is asking for time, with the ship set for Texas in late January or early February for dismantling.

China made an aircraft-carrier short film that is basically their 'Top Gun'

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So let’s say you’re a major global superpower, and you just got your first aircraft carrier. What do you do next?

If you’re China, you commission a six-minute sizzle reel showing off your totally sweet ship, set to pop music, with lots of sun-dappled cinematography of badass planes and the ripped pilots who fly them. Thus: “Leading the Dream,” a video which cuts between naval maneuvers and pop-music interludes featuring Tibetan singer Rong Zhong Er Jia. READ FULL STORY

The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Top Gun'

Maverick has a problem: Too. Much. Awesome.

Maverick isn’t just a pilot. He’s the best pilot there ever was or ever will be. He’s not the best of the best: He’s the best of the best…of the best. But his superiors can’t handle Maverick. He flies the way he wants to fly — awesomely. His superiors try to teach him the value of teamwork or whatever. The super-hot lady instructor with the boy’s name tries to heal him using totally sweet neon-lighted lovemaking, and also by getting him to deal with his emotionally distant father. Maverick is dangerous. He plays beach volleyball; he plays by his own rules. Maverick is the ’80s. Maverick is America.

Maverick, most of all, is Tom Cruise. Previously the up-and-coming star of Risky Business, Cruise became a superstar in the summer of 1986 with Top Gun. The movie’s mixture of Reagan-era patriotism and MTV-era style proved an uncannily perfect concoction with something for everyone. It was Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson at their mid-’80s peak. The film’s plotline is almost inscrutable, if you look at it on the page: A movie about a super-cool guy surrounded by super-cool guys, who spends most of the movie in what amounts to a high-flying version of a prep-school novel, before ultimately defeating the MiGs, aka Evil Planes from Evilvania. READ FULL STORY

Watch 'Archer' ride into the 'Danger Zone' -- VIDEO

It’s a highway to the danger zone with Sterling Archer.

In a promo for the fifth season of Archer, the super spy and the ISIS crew remake Kenny Loggins’ classic “Danger Zone” video.

Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

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