As if you don't feel old enough yet . . .

40 years ago today – August 1st 1980 . . .


The Final Countdown was released – for the time it was incredible. The USS Nimitz was somehow swept back in time to December the sixth 1941. And the fun begins . . .


The film technology of the time – either “special effects” or film it for real – CGI did not exist as we know it now – it was incredibly costly and time consuming. This stuff was filmed with real aircraft performing real stunts.


The movie had some real big name actors. . .


The sound track was fantastic, and yes I had the record!

I highly recommend getting a copy and watching it. However you need

to get the widescreen version simply because the true “star” of the movie is

so damned BIG !!

050729-N-0413R-098 Persian Gulf (July 29, 2005) – The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) underway in the Persian Gulf conducting routine operations. The Nimitz Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO). MSO set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class Shannon E. Renfroe (RELEASED)

And forty years later – The Nimitz is still on the job!

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

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