It recently struck me that the phrase "Gordon's Alive", as famously uttered by Brian Blessed in Flash Gordon (1980)[imdb], could easily make it into the general lexicon as an expression of surprise. For example: "Gordon's alive! That's the last time I wear white pants after eating a chilli tandoori combo."
Anyway... here's three unlikely 'Flash Gordon's:
1) Bearded Flash (1992)- authentic hair colour and good costume but what they hell is on his feet!? Not sure if Nordic beards are a fashionable way to save the planet either. [costume.org]
2) DragonCon Flash (2011)- atrocious hair colour, and the posture of this poor man does not say "hero". [flickr]
3) Communist Flash (1983)- not an intentional Flash, but this Soviet Union "Flash Gordon" does have the authentic 80's t-shirt and looks somewhat like a cross between Prince Baron and Freddie Mercury. He also comes with cool accessories like a portable radio antenna, which was probably designed by Russian Jew scientist, Hans Zarkovski. Of the three, he looks the most likely to save the planet, although it mightn't be pretty. [cover of 1983 "радио"("radio") magazine No.6]
Posted at 19:38