Force Material Episode LX: Flash Gordon Part One
This week, we begin exploring the most important Star Wars influence of them all — Flash Gordon!
Our deep dive into the creation and legacy of a sci-fi icon begins with an examination of the Flash Gordon newspaper strip and movie serials, and how they eventually inspired a young George Lucas to make Star Wars.
Next time, we'll be back with a look at the history of Flash Gordon after the release of Star Wars — including the infamous 1980 film!
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