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Just Imagine
(Fox, 1930)

The year is 1980, names are numbers, and a motley crew of adventurers fly an experimental rocket ship to Mars.
Flash Gordon (Universal, 1936)

Set in a 1930's that never existed, heroic Earthlings lift off to Planet Mongo and battle the evil Emperor Ming.

 A Tale of Two Movies

Just Imagine -- A Rocket to Mars

Flash Gordon Borrows a Rocket and MORE

Just Imagine and Flash Gordon are the property of their copyright holders.  All images are used for scholastic purposes ONLY in the context of this article. 
Text and graphic design Copyright by Michael R. Evans 2005 -- Scholarly quotes from
and Gary Johnson.

Thanks to Jim Keefee -- the LAST Flash Gordon illustrator of the 20th Century
(and Flash's first illustrator of the 21st Century) for his recommendations --