Just because you're stuck at home does not mean you cannot indulge your need for speed.

Tom Cruise's relentless youthfulness notwithstanding, it's been 34 years since Top Gun opened in theaters and took up residence in the cultural lexicon with its sleek fighter jets, iconic call signs, perfect soundtrack, shirtless volleyball, bar-room serenade and endlessly quotable dialogue. And the creature comforts that the delicious morsel of a buddy-action-military drama that it always provides upon rewatching are not to be discounted.

Top Gun: Maverick—the years-in-development sequel to the 1986 blockbuster, which made $354 million worldwide, put director Tony Scott on the map, and inspired countless future fighter pilots—was supposed to land in theaters next month. The release has been postponed till Dec. 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic (count this one among the movies that will benefit from a big-screen experience) so, best you be a little more Iceman than Maverick when it comes to the mission ahead.

And while there's no bad time to think about Top Gun, some times are especially good—such as today, the film's 34th anniversary. It's time to see what the crew of the USS Enterprise and their nearest and dearest are up to now:

Tom Cruise, Top Gun, Then & Now

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Kelly McGillis, Top Gun, Then & Now

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Val Kilmer, Top Gun, Then & Now

Paramount/Kobal/Shutterstock; Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Anthony Edwards, Top Gun, Then & Now

Paramount/Kobal/Shutterstock; Gregory Pace/Shutterstock

Meg Ryan, Top Gun, Then & Now

Paramount Pictures; Steve Granitz/WireImage

Tim Robbins, Top Gun, Then & Now

Paramount Pictures; ABC/Randy Holmes

Adrian Pasdar, Top Gun, Then & Now

Paramount Pictures; Rich Polk/Getty Images

Michael Ironside, Top Gun, Then & Now

Paramount Pictures; Allen Berezovsky/WireImage

Tom Skerritt, Top Gun, Then & Now

Paramount Pictures; Walter McBride/Getty Images

The list isn't all that long, but it's distinguished.

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