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Fast establishing itself as a company where ‘Shut up and take my money’ should follow its name, Chronicle Collectables is well on the way to producing arguably the most significant replica from Flash Gordon ever offered to collectors.

War Rocket Ajax (as originally built by Martin Bower) is easily the most iconic spaceship from the film and has been lovingly recreated by John Eaves, Richard Long and good friend of Gordon’s Alive! Bob Lindenmayer.  Up for pre-order soon, this 24″ long display will feature clear windows and detailed interior and is sure to be a huge hit with fans.  Look for the tab on the right hand side of the page when it becomes available..!

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Enjoy this second of the three interviews from the pages of Starlog #41 – this time with Dale Arden herself, the delightful Melody Anderson.

Quite a few revelations made here, not least that the famous football scene (or ‘Quarterback Stuntfight’) was Sam Jones idea and Melody improvised the cheerleading.  With ‘Go Flash Go’ being one of the chief contributors to the overall camp of the picture its amusing that Ms. Anderson thought the finished film needed more comedic moments.

The deleted ‘Green Spider’ scene mentioned is also fascinating as to date, no pictures or evidence of what must have been a massively complex and time-consuming makeup job have surfaced to date.

Finally, the clipping from the issue’s ‘Log Entries’ (bottom pic) regarding the sneak preview screening clearly celebrates the comedic aspects of the film, a reaction that would continually baffle producer Dino De Laurentiis given the apparently ‘straight’ adaptation of the source material…

Next up – An interview with Director Mike Hodges…