Still, I can remember many Saturday mornings I wasted away captivated with the classic Flash Gordon serials. Perhaps every time I found them on the dial (ask your parents what a dial is, kids) I tuned in, even if this was the fifteenth or sixteenth time. I couldn't get enough of Flash and Dale and Ming's encounters, and -- back in that era -- entertainment wasn't available at the drop of a coin, the press of a button, or the click of a mouse. Consequently, me (and those like me) scarfed up whatever we could get whenever we could get it, and I've seriously lost count of the number of times I've watched many of these dated adventures.
But ... can you imagine my glee when two of my icons -- Gil Gerard and Buster Crabbe -- actually got the chance to work together "in a very special episode" of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century? "Very special" doesn't cut it as a descriptor. How about 'momentous'? 'Stupendous'? 'Serendipitous'? Yes, it was indeed a wondrous October 24th all the way back in 1979 when "Return of the Fighting 69th" brought two worlds together for SciFi fans of a certain era.
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