So as to stop hijacking Evil Captor’s thread, I’ve decided to start my own thread.
After being severely disappointed by the new Flash Gordon series (THAT’s Dr. Zarkov??), I picked up a copy of the movie. I loved this film. I was afraid that, like many things from the early eighties it wouldn’t age well. About the only thing in it that did not was Flash’s hair.
I’m sure if DeLaurenits had tried to update and modernize Flash Gordon like he did for King Kong, it would have been a mountain of suckitude. However, they went for the style and feel for the comic strips and old serial films. And it worked. I want my rocket-ships to have fins, dammit. And everything in space should be in Art Deco!
My favorite line is either Dale’s “Flash! Flash! I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!”
Or the exchange when Dr. Zarkov, Barin, and Aura are escaping.
(From memory, so it’s probably mostly wrong.)
Someone: They’ve the door code.
Aura: Barin, I’ve changed.
Barin: Aura, I’ve changed, too.
Zarkov: (After guessing the code) I thought it would be prime number in the Zenon series. I haven’t changed.