China TV "substitutes 'Top Gun' for air force footage"


'K, so there was this really cool report about a People's Liberation Army's air force training exercise that was action packed, hang on to your hat awesome. China rocks!

But the question remains, will Tom Cruise demand residual payments?

A China Central Television story about the country's air force showed an explosion that was identical to a scene from the 1986 film Top Gun.

The broadcaster often uses film clips in its news reports. [...]

CCTV does not always tell viewers the footage is not genuine or pay royalties for the film and TV clips it uses.

I hear they're showing reruns of Mr. Wizard to prove their most recent scientific advances.

H/t: GeorgeKoprowicz