Flash Gordon (1980) Poster



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Version of 

Flash Gordon (1936)
Flash Gordon (1954) (TV Series)
Flesh Gordon (1974)
Flash Gordon (1979) (TV Series)
Flash Gordon (1996) (TV Series)
Flash Gordon (2007) (TV Series)

Remade as 


Superman (1978)

Referenced in 

El crack (1981)
Advertised on a theater marquee.
Vecinos (1981)
Movie theater marquee
A Country Practice: Golden Fleece: Part 1 (1982) (TV Episode)
Jason tells Eldred "Yeah, I like the movies, but. Good stuff like Star Wars and Flash Gordon."
Mad Mission (1982)
Albert Au (aka Kodojak) wears an Emperor Ming costume during the ballet scene.
Rocky III (1982)
A Flash Gordon pinball machine can be seen in the arcade at the beginning of the film
Famous T & A (1982) (Video)
Title mentioned by Sybil Danning while introducing Ornella Muti
Operación Mantis (El exterminio del macho) (1985)
In both movies, a character goes through a brainwashing and avoids its effects by thinking of many different things, but for a while acts like he's brainwashed for real.
Spaceballs (1987)
Dark Helmet's schwartz-ring that he uses to zap the spaceball in the groin with at the beginning of the movie is identical to the ring worn by Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon.
Night Screams (1987)
An LP of the soundtrack is proped up behind a record player in one scene.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow, Joel, and Tom sing the refrain from "Flash".
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
"Flash" is one of the nicknames Joe calls Jimmy. Flash Gordon was also a quarterback.
TekWar: TekLords (1994) (TV Movie)
A poster of the 1980 movie can be seen in Chesterton's apartment.
Father Ted: Are You Right There Father Ted? (1998) (TV Episode)
Ted shows a picture of Emperor Ming from this movie and talks about him.
Big Train: Episode #1.3 (1998) (TV Episode)
Ming features in one of the sketches.
Lost in Space Forever (1998) (TV Movie)
Futurama: A Clone of My Own (2000) (TV Episode)
Use of the Ming screen effect at the beginning and end of a communication.
Deconstructing Precrime and Precogs (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Comic Book: The Movie (2004) (Video)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Liz calls Shaun "Flash" when he comes to her rescue.
Team America: World Police (2004)
When Kim Jung-Il dies on the spike on the German's helmet, it is a recreation of Ming the Merciless dying on the spike at the nose of his ship.
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) (TV Movie)
The Wicked Witch of the West's sky castle is exactly like the Sky City in 1980's Flash Gordon, complete with matching skies, and the shots of the Flying Monkeys leaving the castle mirror those of the Hawk Men leaving Sky City.
Saxondale: Episode #1.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
"Call me Ming the Merciful"
Hollywood Burn (2006)
Theme music.
Blades of Glory (2007)
The skaters skate to "Flash's Theme" in the big finale.
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007) (Video)
In "Space Program", Strong Bad's Space Captainface song is a reference to this movie's theme song
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV Movie)
Tea: "Yugi, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the earth!"
Doctor Who: Last of the Time Lords (2007) (TV Episode)
The Master's ring is picked up from the ashes of his funeral pyre by an unidentified hand and evil laughter is heard, similar to the final scene of Flash Gordon.
Flash Gordon: Revelations (2007) (TV Episode)
Sam Jones, who starred as Flash in the film, guest-stars in this episode.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
In the sci-fi story, Nottingham is dressed similar to Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon.
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
A character exclaims "I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!"
Funny People (2009)
Ira reference and sings a bar of "Flash's Theme" by Queen
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
The sound that is heard with the gleam of Gideon Graves ring is same as Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon.
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #10.7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sonia Kruger in the green room after Rob Palmer and Alana Patience dance the Cha Cha.
The Last Circus (2010)
Still frame in opening credits sequence.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Celebrity Week for Alzheimer's 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Brian May's theme music is the subject of a $2,000 question
Megamind (2010)
Megamind is impaled on the Metrotower spike, this references the end of Ming the Merciless who is impaled on a rocket nose cone.
Paul (2011)
Clive wears a Ming the Merciless shirt.
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
There is an achivement titled "Saviour of the Universe" part of "Flash's Theme" lyrics
Forget About It: Batman: Part II (2012) (TV Episode)
Panda calls Gary Oldman's character "Flash Gordon"
Ted (2012)
John and Ted idolize Flash and in particular Sam Jones, it is their favourite movie, Ted and John can be seen watching it
The ABCs of Death (2012)
A poster for this movie is on the wall during the W segment.
Svédská trojka: Semtex Jede! (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny Valda.
James & Mike Mondays: Double Dare (2013) (TV Episode)
James comments that the movie was awesome.
Cannon Fodder: The Making of Lifeforce (2013) (Video)
Mentioned. Poster shown.
In Confidence: Brian Blessed (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during interview, at one point Brian Blessed does the famous "Gordon's alive!" quote.
Ramzor: The Ferret (2014) (TV Episode)
One of the moves in Amir's dance is called "Flash Gordon"
Veep: The Choice (2014) (TV Episode)
Selina references Ming the Merciless' name.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
All the sword designs are the same as in this 1980 cult film. Both films make use of 1980s music as well.
Pek Yakinda (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Film '72: Episode #44.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Home and Away: Episode #1.6124 (2015) (TV Episode)
Alf says Jett will be in "More strife than Flash Gordon"
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Supersonic Man (2015) (TV Episode)
Kalkofe said that the producer of Flash Gordon avoided that Supersonic Man would be called Flash Man
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Larry, Hilary & Josh Meyers/Brian Chase (2015) (TV Episode)
Josh Meyers recalls leaving school at lunchtime to go home and watch the movie
Thatcher Joe Vlogs: Early Christmas Presents! (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Joe Sugg.
Movie Nights: R.I.O.T: The Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing Sam Jones.
Cash Trapped: Episode #1.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
Who's Doing the Dishes?: Peter Duncan (2016) (TV Episode)
Brian McFadden references the film.
Document: A Film About Malojian (2016)
Michael compares an old microphone to "a laser from Flash".
Killjoy's Psycho Circus (2016)
slightly altered version of Queen's "Flash" theme used for the space battle
MenT: Umelecká squadra (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tomás.
The Cinema Snob: Sex and the City 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
"he found out she's not the Sam Jones who played Flash Gordon!"
Housewife Alien vs. Gay Zombie (2017)
Line "I love you but we only have 14 hours to save the earth!"
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Snoke's guards resemble Ming's guards in 'Flash Gordon'.
Honest Trailers: Thor: Ragnarok (2018) (TV Episode)
"Flash Thordon"
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Iron Man, Spider-Man and Star-Lord reference Flash Gordon at one point.
Honest Trailers: The Incredible Hulk (2018) (TV Episode)
'Flash Thordon'
Krypton: Transformation (2018) (TV Episode)
Brainiac says, "Who wants to live forever?"
The Making of Nightmare (2018) (Short)
Brendon mentions the Space Queen costume as "Barbarella meets Ming the Merciless meets some kind of Disney villain."

Featured in 

Queen: Flash (1980) (Video)
The band performing the song to a screen showing clips from the film
Top of the Pops: Episode dated 11 December 1980 (1980) (TV Episode)
Queen's video for their song includesmany clips from the film.
Coming Soon (1982) (Video)
main title
Svengoolie: Flash Gordon (1999) (TV Episode)
This film is featured in this episode.
Troldspejlet: Episode #27.9 (2002) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Killer Queen! (2002)
Cllip of the show shown.
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 1 (2002) (Video)
the video "Flash" is the video of a song from the movie's soundtrack and in the video there are several minutes of segments from the movie are shown
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1980 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow (2006) (TV Special)
As part of Max von Sydow's filmography
Laserdisc Memories: Flash Gordon (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is reviewed in this episode
Ted (2012)
Ted and John watch the movie.
Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
Clip shown
Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Brian Blessed (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips used
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.17 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk" + clip shown
The Blockbuster Buster: Flash Gordon (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Pillow Fights (2015) (TV Episode)
The pillow fight between Princess Aura and Dale Arden ranks at #10
Mark Latham's Outsiders: Episode #1.4 (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Zoolander (2001)
Dr. Loo and the Filthy Phaleks (2005) (Video)
One character is a parody of Ming the Merciless
Family Guy: Road to Germany (2008) (TV Episode)
Prince Vultan and a squadron of Hawkmen fend off the German fighters.
Observe and Report (2009)
Ronnie fights the police as "The Hero" from this movie plays.
American Dad!: Lost in Space (2013) (TV Episode)
Emperor Zing's name is a pun on Emperor Ming from Flash Gordon.
The Venture Bros.: The Devil's Grip (2013) (TV Episode)
The Monarch is dressed like Ming.
The Legend of Korra: Night of a Thousand Stars (2013) (TV Episode)
Nuntuk and evil Unulaq in Varrick's movers resemble both Flash Gordon and Evil Emperor Ming.

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