Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Flash Gordon Airjet Scooter flags from 1980 Movie

Flash Gordon was the original pop-culture grandad of Wars Amongst the Stars. In 1980 Flash Gordon was rebooted.  Now that it's 2015, certainly another is in order.  Perhaps the most memorable aspect of this classic1980s film was the unique sound track by Queen, which glaringly dates this movie to the late That 70s Show-Jimmy Cater Era of the late 70s/early 80s.  The music matched harmoniously with the cheesy techno gaudiness of the late 70s/early 80s.  

Flash becomes a wing-man of a Hawkman, Prince Vultan.  The starboard pennant is pointing downwards, while the port pennant is flapping in the wind as it should be.

The golden lightening bolt upon the flag is best seen in this shot, as Sky City crumbles and explodes.  The bolt of lighting is one of the main devices or badges of Flash Gordon.  Although Flash does not have super human abilities, he is just a 'regular man' who is able to live up to his highest potential.  In this movie Flash protects all of mankind not from genocide or slavery, but rather from being duped into being "satisfied with less."

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