The Queen of England frigging loves Flash Gordon

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/08/18/the-queen-of-england-frigging.html

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She’s probably just a smidge envious of Ming’s power as an absolute monarch. I like to imagine that clipped voice saying “we will now punish the ungrateful peons with some hot hail.”

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I am just going to leave this little bit (Pre-Flash Gordon) where Brian Blessed absolutely killed it

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One of the best sequences in a great series.

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I admit to being partial to his King Richard IV in Blackadder:

Blood!

Death!

War!

Rumpy-pumpy!

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QE2:“Can’t we issue a denial?”
Equerry:“No ma’am. It would only foment controversy. Remember the Streisand effect. Better to leave it be.”
DoE:“Can’t we have the fella drive into a wall, or something?”
QE2:“There’ll be none of that, Phillip, thank you.”

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Prince Andrew; “Not the bore worms!”

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Elizabeth and Flash, it’s traditional.

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It’s not that surprising.

This was one of The Queen Mother’s (Queen Elizabeth, wife of George VI) favourite songs in the 90s, allegedly.

She also had a collection of 60’s ska music.

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Okay… I’d really love to see a video of the late Queen mother skanking…

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I’ve always avoided this series because it’s one of my favorite books, but this is pretty compelling. Just looked at the cast list and it’s pretty incredible.

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The grandkids are in their late twenties plus and not getting on according to the tabloids, so it must be some time ago.

The youngest are in their teens


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Does everyone forget that William and Harry aren’t her only grandkids?

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D I I I I I V E ! ! !

Yeah, you heard me.

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I was thinking of Anne’s kids and forgot Edward

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Fair enough… I was just thinking generally.

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Its a must see. Classic 1970’s BBC production. Although entirely studio-bound, the cast is phenomenal, the performances are a bit campy at times. It one of my all time favorite programs.

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Remember this story is coming from Brian Blessed. A man whose real life is wilder than a lot of fiction.

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It’s less well-known that she had a complete collection of Fat Freddy’s Cat and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.

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