Flash gets real

Mike Gold

ComicMix's award-winning and spectacularly shy editor-in-chief Mike Gold also performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues and blather radio show on The Point, www.getthepointradio.com and on iNetRadio, www.iNetRadio.com (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check www.getthepointradio.com above for times and on-demand streaming information.

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3 Responses

  1. Rob says:

    I'm very excited by this news. I am a fan of the original serials, and also the Queen soundtracked movie. "All Hail Flash!"

  2. Craig Wood says:

    So I was trying to brush up on my Flash Gordon knowledge — I only vaguely remember the 1979 TV animated series. I loved the Movie — hard to explain to a 10 year old why that movie bombed. It looks like it more than bombed, it looks like it brought done a major Legacy. Wikipedia has Flash Gordon media dating back to the 1930s. Maybe Sci-Fi can revive a classic character and do for Flash Gordon what they did for Battlestar Galactica.

  3. Mike Gold says:

    Those Flash Gordon serials from the 1930s hold up quite well, as long as one appreciates the fact that a 15 chapter serial that runs over five hours in total had a lower budget than a 90 minute feature. Particularly the first one, which I regard as the Citizen Kane of heroic fantasy serials.Charles Middleton, who played Ming The Merciless, is my all-time favorite movie villain, bar none. Screw Darth Vader; this guy was total evil and proud of it. He also appeared in Duck Soup (playing straight for Chico Marx), Gone With The Wind, and The Grapes of Wrath.