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First Ever Forgotten Flix Movie Tweet-a-Long: Flash Gordon (1980)

Flash Gordon PosterIn a world… where flix were forgotten…

In a world… where heroes were valiant, be they bald or part Wookiee…

In a world… where social media was king…

One of the things I love most about Forgotten Flix (apart from ripping the piss out of Jason) is the sense of community that is spread so far and wide – it doesn’t matter what time of day it is, you’ll nearly always find someone online who wants to join you in some healthy movie debate.

But with so many of us in different parts of the world, it’s unlikely we’ll ever be able to physically sit in the same cinema to watch a movie together… which is a shame, even though we would run the risk of fisticuffs in the back row when the Assault on Precinct 13 argument rears its ugly head again, and I don’t trust Kevin and Jay not to start chucking popcorn at everyone.

However, in the world of social media, this is not an insurmountable problem: ladies and gentlemen I give you the inaugural Forgotten Flix Movie Tweet-a-long!

On February 19, we’re going to get as close as we can to seeing a Forgotten Flix together: at a time that’s as suitable for all timezones as possible, we’re going to grab a DVD, press ‘play’ at the same time, and tweet our commentary using a common hashtag.

But what movie to see? I mean, the choices are endless, and believe you me the debate was long. In the end though, Jason shouting the same title over and over combined with a bit of Lucas-era wisdom (‘Let the wookiee win’) meant that there was one clear choice….

This is a longtime favourite of many FF-ers (read Peter’s Retro Review here), but also has the advantage that Joel has never seen it, so we all get to be there as he pops his Flash Cherry!

This could get messy, kids.

Start time details and more closer to the date of the movie Tweet-a-Long, but put it in your diary now – Flash Gordon Forgotten Flix Movie Tweet-a-long: Be there or be square!!



12 comments for “First Ever Forgotten Flix Movie Tweet-a-Long: Flash Gordon (1980)

  1. Peter Nielsen
    February 3, 2012 at 6:40 am

    YES!!! I’m SO there! What an awesome idea! I… I love you guys… *wiping tears*

    • February 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      I’m glad to hear it! But credit where credit’s due, Mags is the one that came up with the original concept. And a great idea it was! 🙂

      • Peter Nielsen
        February 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

        Love you Mags! 🙂

        • Mags
          February 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

          😀 It’s gonna be brilliant!!

        • Mags
          February 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

          And Peter, will you dress up as Ming and post photos for the event!

          • Peter Nielsen
            February 6, 2012 at 2:35 am

            Nope! 🙂 I will however be sporting my “Squadron 40” t-shirt!

  2. February 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I will try my best to be available for this unpresidened Forgottom Flix Event

    … I was thinking that Joel and Jason had scored an interview with Sam L. Jones’ stunt double but this tweet a long is a better idea

    {I’m on twitter as @PumamanRedux in case folks want to check out my rambling tweets)

    • February 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Hope to see you there! 🙂

  3. February 6, 2012 at 7:43 am

    perfect choice!

  4. February 18, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Has a time or times been set for this interactive experience set? … you could always do this multiple times during the day … that is if Joel can handle it more than once *chuckle*

    I just thought of the multiple viewings due to the fact I will be visiting people tomorrow. Supoose I could try and watch flash Gordon on my kindle fire on Netflix and quip on an i pod touch if I’m at a wifi spot when the event happens.

    If the tweet along is done a few times more folks could get involved ….

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