What’s My GUILTIEST Guilty Movie Pleasure?!?!?

FLASH GORDON

(1980)

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Based On The Classic Comic Strip By…

ALEX RAYMOND

…And Directed By…

MIKE HODGES

FLASH GORDON

…Stars…

SAM J. JONES

TIMOTHY DALTON

BRIAN BLESSED

TOPOL

MELODY ANDERSON

…And…

MAX VON SYDOW

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The Basic Plot Outline Is Best Described As Such, Via IMDB:

In this update of the 1930s comic strip, Flash Gordon is a football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov’s rocketship along with beautiful Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, controlled by Ming the Merciless. Ming has been testing the Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming it a threat to his rule, he plans to destroy it. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming’s daughter and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world.

(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080745/plotsummary)

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Now…

…I Don’t Know About The Rest Of Y’all…

…But I’ve Always Found…

FLASH GORDON

…To Be An Absolute BLAST!

It’s A “B-MOVIE” On A VERY Grand Scale!

Released In 1980…

FLASH GORDON

…Has Become A TRUE Cult-Classic.

I Can Name A Handful Of Folks Who Truly Do Love This Flick…

…Though…

…I Admit…

…I Can Name A Helluva Lot More Folks Who Truly Despise It.

But Hey…

…What’Ya’Gonna’Do…

…Ya Know?!?

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If There’s Anything I Can Say About It…

…It’s That I’ve Never Shied Away From Professing My Love For It.

FLASH GORDON

…Was…

…Is…

…Always Will Be…

…A Personal FAVE-FAVE Of ALL-TIME…

…And There’s Simply No Getting Around That.

I Grew-Up Watching It.

My First Copy Was One I’d Taped Off Of TV…

…And I Wore That Bastard Out!

But…

…I’ve Had A Copy…

…In One Form Or Another…

…Throughout The Bulk Of My Life.

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While I’m Not Sure If It’s The Cheesiest Flick Of All-Time…

…It’s Certainly In The Top 10!

So…

…It’s Only Par For The Course That I Would Have A Special Bond With It.

(teehehehe)

Agreed?!?

AGREED!!!

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As One Friend Of Mine Has Said Many Times To Me…

"It's CRAP-TASTIC, DUDE!"

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Now Who Could Argue With THAT?!?

Exactly My Point.

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Oh…

…And Just So You’re ALL Aware…

…The Name Of My Fantasy Baseball Team…

…Yeah…

…It’s…

FLASH GORDON EXPRESS

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So…

FLASH GORDON

…May Not Be An Academy Award Winner…

…And…

…It May Be One Of The Cheesiest Flicks Of ALL-TIME…

…But…

…It Remains Part Of My Life…

…And It’s (likely) The Guiltiest Pleasure I Harbor.

I. LOVE. FLASH. GORDON.

PERIOD.

And No Amount Of Dissing On The Parts Of Others Has Ever Been Able To Change That.

LOVE IT.

HATE IT.

WHATEVER.

IT’S STILL A FAVORITE!

In Fact…

…I Think I’m Gonna Watch It Again NOW!!!

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Hope Y’all Are Enjoying Your Weekend, Thus Far.

You Know Me, My Peeps…

…I’m Pluggin’ Along As Best As I Can.

I Haven’t Been In A Very Good Mood, That’s For Sure.

BUT BUT BUT…

…I Have The Sneaking Suspicion That…

FLASH GORDON

…Is Going To Save MY MOOD While He’s Saving THE EARTH!!!

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