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1 definition by Jeff Pidgeon

George Lucas' cinematic tribute to the "Flash Gordon" serials he loved in his childhood. Packed with references to classic films, it became hugley popular in the late seventies/early eighties, spawning five sequels and a heretofore unprecendented mountain of merchandising. Its success helped to usher in a renewed focus on the teen audience with crowd-pleasing adventures, rather than the downbeat, European-influenced films of the late sixties/early seventies.
by Jeff Pidgeon April 01, 2004