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You may not know the name Gilbert Taylor but you’ve more than likely sat through one of the cinematographer’s films. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years the director of photography was responsible for shooting one or two lesser known films such as Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. His career also includes The BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night, Roman Polanski‘s Repulsion, and 1980′s Flash Gordon. Taylor passed away at his home on Isle of Wight on August 23 at the age of 99.

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Dave Merrell is a Manchester artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. Check out more of his work on his official site.

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Dynamite Entertainment brings a new version of Flash Gordon back to comics. Although when I say new, this version of Flash seems to have quite a bit in common with the 1980 film by starring Sam J. JonesMax von SydowMelody Anderson,Timothy Dalton, Ornella Muti, and Brian Blessed.

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Flash Gordon: The Invasion of the Red Sword ends here. I’ve found the latest mini-series from Ardden Entertainment more frustrating than the first but it’s had just enough moments to make me pick up the final issue which finds Flash Gordon uniting the various factions of Mongo to drive the Earth soldiers known as the Red Sword off of Mongo and back to Earth.

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The beta version of the Science Fiction Encylopedia is now online. Other than some formatting and layout issues (long entries are not easy to read) it’s pretty functional, at least for a beta. However, we do have one complaint. How can the 1980 cinematic masterpiece Flash Gordon earn little more than a footnote? For shame!

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A little random awesome for you for today’s Wallpaper Wednesday.

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The long overdue sequel to Ardden Entertainment’s Flash Gordon: The Mercy Wars finally hit shelves (only four months late). The first issue of this second series finds Ming the Merciless presumed dead, an unsteady peace between the rival princes of Mongo (Barin, Vultan, Thun), and Flash, Dale, and Zarchov still without a way home.

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