Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Flash Gordon

If anyone is wondering about my reference to Flash Gordon And The Clay Men in yesterday's post about Asaro Mudmen (scroll down or CLICK) it seems this serial was a 1950's retitled reissue of Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938). It's amazing to think that back in the 1940's entertainment was limited to the radio and a weekly trip to the cinema. So serials could drag punters into the cinema even though the main feature wasn't up to scratch. Nowadays you just reach for the remote control, select from numerous channels and press a button. For more on Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars press a mouse key: CLICK.


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