Questions tagged [flash-gordon]

For questions about "Flash Gordon", a 1930s comic strip character adapted into several movie serials, television series and a 1980 cult film.

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Ships in Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon

In the early movie serials of Flash Gordon why do all the space ships circle to land and take off?
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Are Klytus and his Secret Police some kind of androids?

In the 1980 film "Flash Gordon", the head of Ming the Merciless' secret police is a being named Klytus. A rather unemotional guy, Klytus is nevertheless capable of anger, jealousy and lust. We never ...
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Does the Flash Gordon Film continue in any media after the “The End ?”

At the end of the Flash Gordon Flim we see the ring that Ming the Merciless was wearing get picked up by an unknown hand and the EPIC words "The End ?" First is this story continued in any media? ...
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Whose voice was dubbed in for Flash Gordon?

In the 1980 film Flash Gordon, the lead actor, Sam J. Jones playing Flash Gordon himself, departed from the project before post-production, leading to many of his lines being dubbed over by another ...
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How does Hans Zarkov construct a rocket

In the 1980 film version of Flash Gordon, Dr. Hans Zarkov has in his greenhouse a viable rocket that is capable of launching. I know he (in this version at least) is a discredited NASA scientist, but ...
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Does the floating ball droid have a name?

In the 1980 film Flash Gordon, one of Ming's servants is a golden ball that seems to be a droid of some kind. It clearly isn't particularly loyal to its master, because as soon as Flash kills Ming, ...
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Why do the Hawkmen have rocket cycles?

In the 1980 cult classic Flash Gordon, a race of winged Viking-like warriors called Hawkmen feature heavily in the story. Flash is stranded on their homeworld, which actually seems to be a single ...
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Who informed the world that Brian Blessed was making laser noises during the filming of Flash Gordon?

A few years ago, I read an article in which it was revealed that while the movie Flash Gordon (1980) was being filmed, the legendary ham, Brian Blessed, kept making laser noises (i.e., saying "Pew Pew!...
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Is there a recommended order for reading Flash Gordon?

I'm having some trouble to decide where to start to read the Flash Gordon comic strips. Initially I'm interested to know how Flash Gordon helped the people of Mongo, but I don't know which issues ...
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What sports did Flash Gordon play?

I know that Flash Gordon, when he first appeared in Alex Raymond's original comic strip, was a Polo player. In the 1980 movie, he was an American Football player for the New York Jets. After that, in ...
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What's the deal with Flash Gordon and tree stump reference?

Tripp webcomic (which i BEG you to please ask some questions about - it's on-topic :) had a hover over in 11/21/2013 "Claw Game" strip that stated: Actually, Hell probably does have a prize door, ...
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Has there ever been a video game based on Flash Gordon?

None are listed on Wikipedia. I'm not talking about pinball games with a Flash Gordon theme; I've seen those. I mean a game where you get to be Flash, or ally with him, or be on his team or ...
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Was Ming the Merciless the only Major Enemy of Flash Gordon?

I haven't seen all the Flash Gordon comics. I have seen the serials, but I know the serials were based very closely on the comics, so the comic books would be the primary source for any Flash Gordon ...