May The Verse Be With You: Wing and A Prayer

Aerial battles are entered into on a wing and a prayer! The latest installment of the Top Gun franchise is currently in cinemas. We recently reviewed Top Gun: Maverick...
Wing and a prayer

Aerial battles are entered into on a wing and a prayer! The latest installment of the Top Gun franchise is currently in cinemas. We recently reviewed Top Gun: Maverick (2022), a very exciting film. Tom Cruise took back up into the skies, reprising one of his most iconic roles. There were also some new characters, too. And, there was a very special cameo from a true legend of the big screen . . .

 

Wing and a Prayer

 

Pete Mitchell was

put to the test,

his skills measured

against the rest

 

He took his jet

into the sky,

then had to watch

his best friend die

 

Goose’s death was

a brutal blow,

an awful way

for things to go

 

Then Maverick felt

that all had gone,

it seemed there was

no moving on . . .

 

But Maverick took

back to the sky,

teaching Goose’s

son how to fly!

 

All words by Benjamin Francis Cassidy

Illustration by L. A. Cassidy

 

Neither Top Gun (1986) or Top Gun: Maverick (2022) are sci-fi films, or fantasy. So, you may well question why they’re appearing on SciFiPulse, ad indeed May The Verse Be With You. We categorise the two movies, especially the latest one, as “Spy-fi”. But regardless, it’s a pop-culture classic now. It’s great to see this series continue, and who knows, maybe there’ll be more yet to come!

 

 

 

 

**Wing and A Prayer is dedicated to all time top Tom Cruise and Top Gun super-fan, my wonderful loving mother, Paula Cassidy – call sign “Mama Cass”!

 

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