Why Captain Kirk Is Still One of the Greatest Space Heroes Of All Time

James T. Kirk owes a lot to his space opera forebears, characters like Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and the Lensmen: He wears a cool uniform, has a fancy ray gun strapped to his hip, flies the fastest ship in the galaxy, and has a weird alien sidekick. Yet the character of Kirk has outstripped his predecessors. »9/16/15 12:07pm9/16/15 12:07pm


The Most Accidentally Hilarious Lines From Science Fiction And Fantasy

Sometimes our favorite movies and TV shows feature some hideously ridiculous dialogue. And this nonsensical and melodramatic speech is part of why some movies are such a guilty pleasure. Here are the 10 awesomest lines of unintentionally funny dialogue from science fiction and fantasy movies and television. »11/27/14 2:08pm11/27/14 2:08pm

Chris Foss Designed Totally Thrilling Rocket Sled Art For Flash Gordon

The 1980 Flash Gordon movie was a completely berserk masterpiece of weird visuals and over-the-top insanity. But it could have featured even more striking designs in one area: master designer Chris Foss (Alien, A.I., Jodorowsky's Dune) created designs for the Hawkmen's rocket sled that Flash rides, which weren't used. »9/22/14 1:47pm9/22/14 1:47pm

The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About the Making Of Flash Gordon

The 1980 Flash Gordon had so much promise. They had a budget, an all-star cast, and the filmmaker behind the 1971 classic Get Carter. They had Queen! How many shit-storms had to coalesce to create this altogether Perfect Storm of movie failure? Quite a few. Here are the weirdest secrets of the making of Flash Gordon. »5/02/14 4:30pm5/02/14 4:30pm

Ralphie teamed up with Flash Gordon in a deleted scene from A Christmas Story

'Tis the season to watch A Christmas Story over and over and over again. But even if you watch the full 24-hour annual marathons, you might have missed this tidbit in the credits: two actors are credited as playing Flash Gordon and Ming the Merciless. That's because the movie was originally supposed to feature a… »12/22/12 4:00pm12/22/12 4:00pm