Re: What do they look like?

From: Stewart Stansfield <stu_stansfield_at_kIdLhihsum5EAYha36ZKutsxbLwGK4m5SjssC7OtfkysJ23chAzdD79LREXAF>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 13:22:06 -0000

> [Flash Gordon]
> Looking rather Lunar, too...

If you like your early-20th-century space adventure with a dollop of "We Are All Us!" Lunarisms, then I can recommend AELITA (1924, Dir: Yakonov Protazanov--based on the novel of the same name by Alexei Tolstoy).

Sadly, the commonly recited premise--two-fisted Heroes of the Proletariat go to an ERBesque Mars to woo a queen and foment a socialist revolution ("Comrades! Only you can help yourselves! ... Form the Federal Socialist Republic of Mars!")--perhaps sounds more intriguing than its actual execution (it doesn't quite unfold in the manner you might think). Which is a bit harsh, as it's a landmark of sci-fi (indeed any) cinema.

But the idea of 1920s-styled, Lunar Inclusivite heroes going out and bringing revolution to the mythtrodden peoples of Glorantha is something that I've happily taken.


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