Junkfood Cinema: Days of Future Flash

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Flash Gordon

Universal Pictures

On this week’s episode, in honor of the upcoming X-Men flick, Cargill and I mount our own exploration into alternate timelines as part of a new recurring series we’ve dubbed Movies of Future Past. For the inaugural foray, we imagine a universe in which George Lucas had actually acquired the rights to Flash Gordon and made that his 1977 sci-fi opus instead of Star Wars.

It’s one of cinema’s most intriguing What If’s. Heck, as it stands, Lucas’ fascination with the Flash Gordon serials of the ’30s actually ended up informing so much of what Star Wars became.

But that’s in this dimension, where history books have facts and whatnot. It’s far more entertaining to travel to other timelines where we’re confined only to the limits of our wild speculations!!!

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On This Week’s Show:

  • Pre-Ramble [0:00–1:44]
  • Movies of Future Past [1:45–48:20]
  • Stellar Junkfood Pairing [48:21–52:55]

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