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Mark MacKinnon
There’s a new Top Gun movie coming out. And Maverick is wearing the same leather jacket - only this time it’s Communist Party of China-approved, so the Japanese and Taiwanese flag patches are gone (screenshot on right is from the new trailer)...
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Mark MacKinnon Jul 19
Replying to @markmackinnon
"Mystery" solved. China's Tencent Pictures is one of the main producers of Top Gun Maverick:
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Adam Radwanski Jul 19
Replying to @markmackinnon
That’s a great catch.
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Adam Radwanski Jul 19
Replying to @markmackinnon
Some useful context here, btw, for those unfamiliar with what Mark was pointing toward.
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Johnathan Doles Jul 19
Replying to @markmackinnon
I would be interested in a naval fighter pilot explaining this but they are clearly different patches. The differences could imply where they are flying out of and possibly what their patrol is.
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Andrew ⭐⭐ Jul 19
Good catch, it's a different patch altogether. They could still be kowtowing to China, but the patch isn't really evidence.
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Broke, Married Law Student Jul 19
I think Disney should have bought Top Gun and made a live action version.
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Ruprecht Martin Jul 19
If they did it would have starred brie larson or some crap.
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jAsMiNe Jul 19
Replying to @markmackinnon
It can't be helped. China bought up all the Hollywood studios. Movies that violate the will of the Chinese Communist Party will be blocked. It is a comedy that a dictatorship that massacres its own people and purifies minorities interferes with the culture of a free country.
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Siqi Zhang Jul 19
Capital at work, my friend. And capital knows no ideology.
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Liam Donovan Jul 19
Replying to @markmackinnon
Not explained--why LT Pete Mitchell c. 1986 would have been wearing a cruise patch from a CG deployment that occurred when he was a toddler.
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Andrew Jul 19
His father was a fighter pilot who died under unknown circumstances. Perhaps it was intended to be his?
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