Welcome to Show #14!
Summer, Joe and David sink their tsais into the 1980 campy cult classic Flash Gordon, starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, and Brian Blessed. The cheese factor is strong with this one.
You can’t take this movie too seriously, and you can’t completely dismiss it either. It also made them want to dig into the backs of their closets just to make sure that any remaining photos of themselves with big hair and parachute pants were safely burned.
The Ninjas also talk a little about the original Flash Gordon serials, starring Buster Crabbe, and Summer shares what she knows about a kick-ass Flash Gordon novel that was commissioned, but may never see the light of day because of legal wranglings, and perhaps for no other reason than being too damned good.
If anyone wants to watch some of the public domain Flash Gordon serials, go check out Public Domain Torrents list of old scifi shows.
thumbnail image courtesy of the Richard Amsel website
Promo: Geek Fu Action Grip
Promo: Silent Universe
Link: SF Site: A Conversation with Matthew Woodring Stover (part 2)
Link: SFFWorld Free Flash Gordon! call for petition (petition no longer active)
Link: SFFWorld Questions for Matt Stover (see post #168)