With the news that 1980 cult film Flash Gordon is going to be rebooted, let’s take a look back at the original cheesy classic in all it’s campness!

Flash Gordon began as comic strip telling the story of an Earthling who ends up on a rocket that heads to the plant Mongo and faces the evil Ming the Merciless.

The comic strip was then adapted into a string of movies and a TV series during the 40’s and 50’s before returning to the big screen in the over the top 1980 production that’s become a cult classic!

Relative unknown Sam J Jones played Flash after gaining fame for a minor role in the movie 10. He beat out several big names including Kurt Russell and Arnold Schwarzenegger for the title role.

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The film was only a modest success at the box office, and once Jones fell out with the producers the planned sequels were scrapped.

Queen famously recorded the theme song which proved more successful than the film itself.

 

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So while we wait to see who will take over the lead role in the new production let’s play this fun quiz! 

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