Flash Gordon (1980) Season 05 Episode 29

This week we are abducted and whisked into space, for episode twenty nine of season five, of Flicks XRayed because we are watching and reviewing Flash Gordon. Host, Empress of the Hour Tony is joined co-host CDuff The Merciless and guests Rock Opera Aficionado Orin, Ming Henchman out of work Bryan, and Birdperson Elisa. This week we play a game of Release Year for Space Hero Movies, The Price is Right and The Flicks Awesome Lodge Word Game for the coveted pretty princess crown. So tune in as we discuss at length about Useless Heros, Porn Parodies, Queen and sooo much more.

Our Ratings

Rock Opera Aficionado Orin 4

Ming Henchman out of work Bryan 4

Birdperson Elisa 4.5

CDuff The Merciless 4.5

Empress of the Hour Tony 4

21/25 84%


Synopsis and Starring

Synopsis: Flash and Dale are skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov’s rocket ship. The trio are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, controlled by Ming, who has been testing the Earth with unnatural disasters.

Directed by Mike Hodges

Sam J. Jones as Flash Gordon
Melody Anderson as Dale Arden
Max von Sydow as The Emperor Ming
Topol as Dr. Hans Zarkov
Ornella Muti as Princess Aura
Timothy Dalton as Prince Barin
Brian Blessed as Prince Vultan

Game 1

Release Year for Space Hero Movies

Flash Gordon.……….1980

  1. The Fifth Element.……….1997
  1. Buck Rogers and the 21st Century.……….1979
  1. The Last Star Fighter……….1984
  1. Alien.……….1979
  1. Avatar.……….2009
  1. Spaceballs……….1987
  1. Barbarella……….1968
  1. Stargate.……….1994
  1. Total Recall……….1990
  2. Serenity……….2005
  3. Forbidden Planet.……….1956

Game 2

The Figures

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Bonus 1: Opening Weekend$3,934,030
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Critic Ratings
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Game 3

The Awesome Lodge Word Game

B-Movies of the 80’s – Orin

  1. Escape from New York
  2. Prom Night
  3. The Evil Dead
  4. Madman
  5. Parasite
  6. Highlander
  7. Killer Klowns From Outerspace
  8. The Toxic Avenger
  9. Maniac Cop
  10. They Live

Movies with Super Villains – Elisa

  1. Star Wars New Hope
  2. Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me
  3. Goldfinger
  4. Megamind
  5. Gaurdians of the Galaxy
  6. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  7. The Watchmen
  8. Man of Steel
  9. Kingsman The Secret Service
  10.  Dr. Strangelove

1980 Box Office Topping Movies – Bryan

  1. The Empire Strikes Back
  2. The Shining
  3. Raging Bull
  4. Airplane
  5. The Elephant Man
  6. Caddy Shack
  7. The Blues Brothers
  8. Used Cars
  9. The Blue Lagoon
  10. Friday the 13th

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