History Film / FlashGordonSerial

23rd Oct '15 12:12:38 PM wasass
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Correcting the error - FG did not invent the scrolling text recap in serials
* OpeningScroll: Invented it.
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* OpeningScroll: Invented it.Only the third serial, ''Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe'', utilized this (and it wasn't the first, as Universal had used this recap method in its serials starting in 1939). The first serial used non-scrolling text to recap the previous chapter, and the second utilized comic book-type art for its recaps.
19th Jul '15 8:13:22 PM MasoTey
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* SharkPool
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* SharkPoolSharkPool: A cliffhanger in the first serial involves Flash trapped in a tank with a giant octopus.
19th Jul '15 5:31:57 PM PaulA
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trivia migration
* DyeingForYourArt: Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers both had to have their hair bleached blonde; Crabbe reportedly found the result disconcerting and wore concealing headware whenever he wasn't in front of the cameras. Charles Middleton got away with only cutting his hair short enough to fit under a bald wig, though the glue holding it in place caused its own problems.

* TheOtherDarrin: Carol Hughes took over as Dale in ''Conquers the Universe'', which also had new actors in the roles of Prince Barin and Princess Aura.

* PropRecycling: Futuristic props from ''Film/JustImagine'' and sets from ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', ''Film/{{The Phantom of the Opera|1925}}'', ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'', and ''Film/{{The Mummy|1932}}'', among others.
19th Jul '15 5:29:29 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Dale is brunette in the comic strip but was made blonde in the first serial -- even though this meant bleaching brunette Jean Rogers' hair -- because of the power of the HairOfGoldHeartOfGold trope. * BaldOfEvil: Emperor Ming.

* DetectiveMole: Ming tasks his High Priest of Tao with uncovering a traitor who provided Flash information. Of course, the Priest is the one who did so.
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* DetectiveMole: Ming tasks his High Priest of Tao with uncovering a traitor who provided Flash information. Of course, the The Priest is the one who did so.

* DetectiveMole: Ming tasks his High Priest DyeingForYourArt: Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers both had to have their hair bleached blonde; Crabbe reportedly found the result disconcerting and wore concealing headware whenever he wasn't in front of Tao the cameras. Charles Middleton got away with uncovering only cutting his hair short enough to fit under a traitor who provided Flash information. Of course, bald wig, though the Priest is the one who did so.glue holding it in place caused its own problems.

* DetectiveMole: Ming tasks his High Priest of Tao with uncovering a traitor who provided Flash information. Of course, HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Dale, in the Priest is the one who did so.first serial.

* TheOtherDarrin: Carol Hughes took over as Dale in ''Conquers the Universe''.
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* TheOtherDarrin: Carol Hughes took over as Dale in ''Conquers the Universe''.Universe'', which also had new actors in the roles of Prince Barin and Princess Aura.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Carol Hughes took over as Dale in ''Conquers PropRecycling: Futuristic props from ''Film/JustImagine'' and sets from ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', ''Film/{{The Phantom of the Universe''.Opera|1925}}'', ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'', and ''Film/{{The Mummy|1932}}'', among others.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Carol Hughes took over as Dale in StockFootage: Scenes of the destruction wreaked upon Earth by Ming and the resulting pancking crowds were stock footage from newsreels. ''Conquers the Universe''.Universe'' used footage from the 1930 film ''The White Hell of Pitz Palu'' for establishing shots of the frozen wastes of Frigia. The second and third serials also made increasing use of recycled footage from earlier in the series.
23rd Jun '15 9:18:40 PM MasoTey
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* ElectricTorture
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* ElectricTortureElectricTorture: Used as a cliffhanger in the first serial.
26th Dec '14 3:24:22 AM Patachou
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Besides music cribbed from various previous Hollywood films, the score includes pieces by Brahms, Chopin, Elgar, Liszt, PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky, and Creator/RichardWagner.
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Besides music cribbed from various previous Hollywood films, the score includes pieces by Brahms, Chopin, Elgar, Liszt, PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky, Music/JohannesBrahms, Music/FryderykChopin, Music/EdwardElgar, Music/FranzLiszt, Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky, and Creator/RichardWagner.Music/RichardWagner.
14th Apr '13 8:10:47 AM Tarlonniel
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Moving to YMMV
* FreudWasRight: The rocketships are largely remembered for their phallic similitude these days.
22nd Mar '13 7:21:17 PM VPhantom
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"Everything's Worse With Bears" clean-up
* BearsAreBadNews: Vultan's pet Urso.

* EverythingsWorseWithBears: Vultan's pet Urso.
28th Jan '13 3:15:59 PM lalalei2001
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* EvilerThanThou: Ming proves to be this for Azura; he backstabs her once he gains possession of her magic sapphire.

* {{Slurpasaur}}s are the first of Mongo's denizens Flash faces.
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* {{Slurpasaur}}s are the {{Slurpasaur}}: The first of Mongo's denizens Flash faces.
22nd Jan '13 10:29:15 PM nombretomado
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* PeopleInRubberSuits: Almost twenty years before {{Godzilla}}.
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* PeopleInRubberSuits: Almost twenty years before {{Godzilla}}.Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.
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