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Do you know your sci-fi?
September 11, 2011 10:17 AM   Subscribe

Can you name the movie or TV show this image is from? Looks like a classic sci-fi film, though I can’t tell if the set is a spaceship or a submersible.
posted by scamper to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
 
The old Flash Gordon TV show from the 50s.
posted by Iteki at 10:24 AM on September 11, 2011


Looks like Buster Crabbe in Flash Gordon.
posted by the cuban at 10:25 AM on September 11, 2011


30s, not 50s btw.
posted by the cuban at 10:28 AM on September 11, 2011


I'm going with Buck Rogers, 1939. See bottom-centre screencap here: http://forums.freshwap.com/movies/2356745-buck-rogers-1939-movie-serial.html
posted by Leon at 10:29 AM on September 11, 2011


Can't find that exact image, but it's Buster Crabbe as Buck Rogers
posted by chrisulonic at 10:29 AM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Awesome, that’s it! (Found another shot from a different angle.) I usually pride myself on my knowledge of classic sci-fi, but I was never a fan of Flash Gordon, so the reference slipped under my radar.
posted by scamper at 10:35 AM on September 11, 2011


Just FYI, the costume and set in your still are definitely from Buck Rogers, not Flash Gordon (though both starred Buster Crabbe).
posted by RogerB at 11:13 AM on September 11, 2011


"Workstation." Heh heh.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 12:29 PM on September 11, 2011


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