Some of my fondest childhood memories are of watching old Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers serials at my Oma and Opa's house on the weekends. My Opa loved these old serials and he instilled in me nostalgia for stories that had been filmed before my parents had been born. I still love these tales, and they have shaped the types of genre fiction I still enjoy today. I blame these old serials for my seeking out of Edgar Rice Burroughs and that led to a discovery of Leigh Brackett, and the rest is as they say "history."
I cannot wait to share the old serials with my lovely twin daughters History and Mystery. They already love super heroes and Star Wars -- even if they think that Yoda is Darth Vader's personal Goblin. It won't be long before they are watching Buck, Flash, and Emma Peel. Speaking of Emma, I hope that I can give my daughters enough knowledge of the show THE AVENGERS that they will appreciate how awesome a Diana Rigg version of Black Widow would have been.
For your viewing pleasure...THE AVENGERS 1952.