As part of the Christopher Nolan-edited issue of Wired, the magazine commissioned an oral history of the classic astronaut film, The Right Stuff. Phillip Kaufman’s decades-spanning movie was adapted from Tom Wolfe’s history of the space race and NASA.
'CHiPs' Star Erik Estrada Flies High in a New Clip From 'Planes: Fire and Rescue' According to Disney, there is an alternate reality where cars and planes are the dominant life-forms where they have vehicular versions of everything from our world. In this clip from Planes: Fire and Rescue, Dusty (voiced again by Dane Cook) and his new aerial firefighting comrades get together to watch a rerun of an old TV show that looks and sounds a lot like CHiPs. Dusty is shocked to discover that his team’s tough-as-nails commander, Blade Ranger (voiced by Ed Harris) was once a television actor. In a recent conversation with Yahoo Movies, Estrada — who played California Highway Patrol officer Frank “Ponch” Poncherello from 1977 to 1983 (plus a 1999 TV movie) — said the filmmakers behind the Planes sequel were fans of his show.