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If it was to be done, it would need to be in some alternative art deco universe where the Second World War didn't and has yet to take place.
I love Flash Gordon (I’m talking more about the 1930s serials but I liked the movie too). I also love art deco so this sounds like my kind of movie :)
 

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I love Flash Gordon (I’m talking more about the 1930s serials but I liked the movie too). I also love art deco so this sounds like my kind of movie :)
I have one of those serials on dvd, they're lots of fun to watch . :cool: The actor who first portrayed Ming was a man named Charles Middleton .:)


The 1980 films a l was silly but also fun to watch and, Max Von Sydow stole the show as Ming . You could tell that the whole cast of that film was having fun making it . :cool:
 
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I have all three serials on DVD.
Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe can be viewed in 3D as an option but I don't have the glasses.
Loved Charles Middleton. Textbook bad guy. :)
 

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Flash Gordon, like SW or Dune, takes us out of the contemporary world in a way that most other successful SF films do not. Alien, Blade Runner, Minority Report, Matrix, etc are very clearly staffed by people just like us - but the neighborhood has gone to hell. SW stands as really the only successful trilogy that transports the viewer well away from real life. It is somewhat astounding that no one has really figured out how to get it right since, despite good attempts like Supernova, Valerian or maybe the Riddick films. But that period from 76 to 87 was pre-irony, so our ability to create something so earnest may be long gone.
 

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