Sunday, June 3, 2012
Best flying characters in fiction
For this I didn't just want to touch on those who can fly under their own steam. I also wanted to list the best of flying fictional characters that have had an impact on our perceptions of flight.
Mary Poppins with the help of an umbrella
Carl Fredricksen and Russell from Up with the help of a house
Iron Man with the help of a suit
Mars Attacks aliens
Winnie the Pooh with the help of a balloon
Aladdin with the help of a carpet
Falkor the white luckdragon from the Never Ending Story
David Freeman from Flight of the Navigator with the help of an alien ship
Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz with the help of a broom
Dracula when he changes into a bat
Luke Skywalker from Star Wars with the help of a X-wing space ship
Han Solo from Star Wars with the help of The Millenium Falcon
The raven from Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven
Zaphod Beeblebrox and Arthur Dent from Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy with the help of the infinite improbability drive.
Doctor Who with the help of a TARDIS
The Master from Doctor Who with the help of a TARDIS
Note: Finding non-Disney pictures of some old classics is surprisingly hard. I'm actually quite alarmed by just how much Disney has taken over some of our good old stories.