Episode 73: Flash Gordon

DIABOLICAL: Evil Schemes Done Better

Nov 20 2023 • 55 mins

“The story of forbidden love between a bee and a human woman”

The panel of peril bleach their hair, pump some iron, and get harangued onto a space rocket heading for the distant planet of Mongo! Fortunately, the in-flight movie is Flash Gordon (Mike Hodges, 1980), so there’s that.

Flash (Sam Jones) has it all: hair, muscles, tight t-shart – but when he and erstwhile companion Dale (Melody Anderson) are whisked away and confronted by Ming The Merciless (Max Von Sydow), no amount of muscle tees can save him. Deciding to destroy planet Earth on a mere whim, Ming is the kind of tyrant who demands loyalty from all of his subjects, be they bird men (Brian Blessed) or Errol Flynn types (Timothy Dalton). Can Flash do stuff to stop the thing?! Likely so, yes.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6uOHnxf85g

********PLOT SPOILER ALERT********

All Flash has to do to stop the untimely destruction of our byowtiful home planet is unite the warring tribes of Mongo, and break the hold that Ming has over his populace. Should be easy right? WRONG! It will be very, very DIFFICULT because they DO NOT LIKE EACH OTHER! Ha, ha, just like the wars that happen upon our beyoomtiful home planet, amirite? In all seriousness though, he’s got his work cut out for him, has Flash, bigly.

What the actual flip did the panel make of this one? How the actual flip can they improve upon the villain’s dastardly scheme? And who the actual flip will be victorious in this week’s competition?

Sound Effect by Aleksandr Karabanov from Pixabay

Sound Effect from Pixabay

Music by Geoff Harvey from Pixabay

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