The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Flash Gordon (1980)

Kristian and Trevor completely forget about the third birthday of the podcast and take on the challenge of redeeming Flash Gordon from 1980, with the help of Suzie Holland (aka Violet Von Dutch), co host of the What The History Podcast and requester of this movie.  Is it a great take on an action comic or is it a flash in the pan?

Why does Flash have his name on his shirt?  Can Brian Blessed be any more British?  Is there anyone Aura won’t sleep with?  Is this movie redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on our homepageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at

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Also check out the other stuff we mentioned

Kristian Fletcher Events – Facebook

What The History Podcast

Violet Von Dutch (Facebook)

Want to know more about Flash Gordon?
Flash Gordon on IMDB

Flash Gordon trailer

**Fine print**

Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

Flash theme by Queen (used under fair use)

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