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Old August 10 2014, 10:32 PM   #31
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

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I can see that, but he's too old now, isn't he? He's 67 now, plus he really doesn't look the part.
Are you serious? The original Ming, Charles Middleton, was 62 when he first created the role and played it in two more serials for 5 years.
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Old August 10 2014, 10:41 PM   #32
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What definition of Queen would that be?

Becuase I would watch a movie about Flash Gordon as the bouncer at the door to a gay strip club on Mercury.

"Hey, didn't you save every one us?"

"5 space dollars."

"Every man, every woman and every child?"

"5 space dollars or fuck off."
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Old August 11 2014, 12:19 AM   #33
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What definition of Queen would that be?

Becuase I would watch a movie about Flash Gordon as the bouncer at the door to a gay strip club on Mercury.

"Hey, didn't you save every one us?"

"5 space dollars."

"Every man, every woman and every child?"

"5 space dollars or fuck off."


Would anyone really want another Flash Gordon movie ?
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Old August 11 2014, 12:52 AM   #34
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I would. I could watch that all day.

Here's a question: how would you cast a Flesh Gordon reboot?
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Old August 11 2014, 01:00 AM   #35
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Would anyone really want another Flash Gordon movie ?
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I would. I could watch that all day.
Absolutely. Because I would is why I came into the thread in the first place.
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Old August 11 2014, 01:13 AM   #36
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I'd really like to see Earth getting pacified by mechs, monsters and Stormtropers in armour that practically looks like Michael bays Transformers characters at their worst.

Remember Zod telling the President to Kneel.... This time around I can see Ming eating Obama's severed served face... Oh Barry is still alive, Ming is just had his face removed and prepared expertly by his kitchen.

Elements of Independence Day would be good too, showing the obliteration of Monuments.

I just can't imagine the sex being so good that you would betray your planet (0r country, or city or football team.).

What Aura does, her betrayal, has to be more about daddy issues surely?

Although if she really did just switch sides because Flash is that good in the sack, you have to wonder how close was she conversely to making Flash Gordon switch sides because of her own sexual aptitude?

How they used gravity in John Carter was terrible, and that whole breathing thing in Man of Steel was as terrible...

But if most of the species Ming dominates have been raised on Moons for millions of years, shouldn't they be significantly less strong than human beings?

Although the artificiality of the moons of Mongo might mean that the moons are relatively Earth sized and than Mongo is a super sized planet... Maybe an artificial planet? Although if the moons are revolving around a piece of technology on Mongo, then Mongo does not have to be larger or smaller than any other planet. Any one of Mongos moons could actually be much larger than Mongo.
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Old August 11 2014, 01:19 AM   #37
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You disappoint me, Guy (awesome though your ideas otherwise are). I thought you of all people would take up the Flesh Gordon challenge.
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Old August 11 2014, 01:30 AM   #38
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I've still yet to see the original Flesh Gordon.

I even have a rather sad story about wanting to go see it. I was all into Star Trek and skiffy by then. That was 1974, and I was 8. So, they had an ad on TV. I distinctly remember that it was during the evening news or just after in the game show block, so sometime between 6:30-7:30 PM, on one of the three network stations. And they showed Flesh sword-fighting with a stop-motion creature. So, I saw that and was all excited, and wanted to go see it, and..... I found out what it meant to be rated X. Or, well, I learned that it was bad and naughty, and that I wasn't allowed to see it. But can you imagine?!? They ran ads for an X-rated movie on TV back in the day at hours like that. Man, we've really declined since then!
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Old August 11 2014, 01:40 AM   #39
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

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I can see that, but he's too old now, isn't he? He's 67 now, plus he really doesn't look the part.
Are you serious? The original Ming, Charles Middleton, was 62 when he first created the role and played it in two more serials for 5 years.
Interesting...

I would have thought that Middleton was around late 30s or maybe early 40s at that time.

I didn't check the dates, but I think he did Laurel & Hardy's "Flying Deuces" around that time?
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Old August 11 2014, 01:48 AM   #40
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You disappoint me, Guy (awesome though your ideas otherwise are). I thought you of all people would take up the Flesh Gordon challenge.
I've seen both of them so long ago that I don't remember anything past the awful acting, and chose not to download the two movies yesterday (what a coincidence!) while scanning through a massive list of crappy old scifi movies... I did however download Starcrash.
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Old August 11 2014, 02:03 AM   #41
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But can you imagine?!? They ran ads for an X-rated movie on TV back in the day at hours like that. Man, we've really declined since then!
Heh, the censors probably didn't realize that "Flesh" and "Flash" were different things. That's hilarious.

I love the old Flesh Gordon. Zarkov's last name was rendered as "Jerkoff" and Flesh kept blurting it out loudly in moments of stress.
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Old August 11 2014, 02:18 AM   #42
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The real question is who would do the soundtrack?

I would love to see a Flash Gordon movie that was actually fun and paid homage to the style of the old episodes in much the same way the the Indiana Jones movies did. In fact, Flash Gordon should really be an Indiana Jones in space.
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Old August 11 2014, 02:31 AM   #43
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But when the Aliens turned up in Crystal Skull, wasn't the worst part?

Meanwhile now that Aliens are in play, doesn't that retroactively discredit the entire notion that God is real, and what was really in the Ark was just some radioactive engine part form a spaceship.
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Old August 11 2014, 02:34 AM   #44
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But when the Aliens turned up in Crystal Skull, wasn't the worst part?

Meanwhile now that Aliens are in play, doesn't that retroactively discredit the entire notion that God is real, and what was really in the Ark was just some radioactive engine part form a spaceship.
I was just referring to the tone of the movies rather than actual content.
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Old August 11 2014, 04:32 AM   #45
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Here's the problem, some might think that the first two movies in the Inidana Jones saga are "modern".

If there's a grey area inbetween a classic golden age and a ruthless modern cut throat money orientated greedtography... 1983 is well inside the limits of the classic golden age, and the Crystal Skull is a poisonous piece of poo.
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