Flash Gordon and the COVID-19 pandemic

Flash Gordon and the COVID-19 pandemic

By Alan L MossLiving with the pandemic has brought me back to the 1950s and Saturday mornings watching Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. Starring Buster Crab, a former Olympic swimmer and handsome blond, the serial episodes presented unknowing shades of the future.Initially, the exploits were shown at local movie theaters in the 1930s and ’40s. At the end of each chapter, Flash would fall into a situation that guaranteed his end. However, if you had the quarter to go to the same theater the next week, you could witness his miraculous escape and another adventure. The series was sold for TV v...

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