Flash Gordon, the classic space adventurer who first appeared in a comic strip in , is about to resurface in … Continued. Flash Gordon, the classic space adventurer who first appeared in a comic strip in , is about to resurface in 21st century form. The fact that Flash Gordon will appear on the SciFi channel tells us absolutely nothing about the potential quality of the show, since the network is home to intelligent hits like Battlestar Galactica along with a host of egregious B-movies about crazed scientists and their monstrous creations. In this latest incarnation Flash is a marathoner and the son of a scientist—not a star quarterback for the New York Jets, as he was in the movie. Apparently, his Dad died while trying to create a tear in the fabric of spacetime.
Flash Gordon / Last Starfighter / Battlestar Galactica / Dune
The Return of Flash Gordon
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Instead of the simplistic binary oppositions of good and evil as previously embodied by Flash Gordon and Ming the Merciless, this production has brought the characters down to Earth by portraying them as ordinary people. This retelling has rejected the white, male privilege of the past in favor of the realities of the 21st century. The most perceptive alteration of the characters is Ming himself. Water also denotes environmental concerns in the suggestion that if Ming has one of the few operations that can purify water then there must have been some wider despoliation of the environment by a short-sighted society which allowed rampant and uncontrolled industrialization.
Flash Gordon is a space opera film directed by Mike Hodges , based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film stars Sam J. The film follows star quarterback Flash Gordon Jones and his allies Dale Arden Anderson and Hans Zarkov Topol as they unite the warring factions of the planet Mongo against the oppression of Ming the Merciless von Sydow , who is intent on destroying Earth. Producer Dino De Laurentiis , who had previously overseen two other comic book adaptations, Danger: Diabolik and Barbarella both , had held an interest in making a Flash Gordon film since the s.