New Frontiersman: Didn’t the Red Baron have a cameo in THE BLUE MAX? Von Richthofen was a character in an episode of THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES. Not directed by Joe Johnston, but the episode does treat us to an interpretation of this über-plane:
Drax: Well, hang on, you crazy Hesse fueled Cimmerian, you’re going to see a Von Richthofen that’ll warp your mind (even more than it already is).
New Frontiersman: Steampunk Von Richthofen?!
Drax: Good god, no. More like SOULSTEALER Von Richthofen.
New Frontiersman: Ah. I am picturing von Richthofen’s Flying Circus as a flock of vampire bats — or should I say fledermäuser?
Drax: Nein, nein, nein!
Still have not seen the above film. Dubious about any real benefit other than studying a recent work on the matter lensed in an “authentic” yet “flashy” and “dramatic!” fashion. There’s going to be a “fantastic” element in my Red Baron story, but I really want said element to spring from an “event/fact” that has at least been “recorded.” At the moment, I’m approaching it like a drawing, architecture, anatomy: the better one understands reality, the easier it is to distort it.
Sounds good on paper, anyway.
There’ll be more on this, later. And other shit too. Consider yourself warned.