Did you know that George Lucas made Star Wars only after he failed to adapt the old Flash Gordon comic/serial into a feature? It's true! So it only makes sense to pair the original Star Wars (1977) with the 1980 Flash Gordon movie that only got made because Star Wars was a smash hit. This episode's important science questions include: What do Obi-Wan Kenobi and Reggie Jackson have in common? Is Han Solo the Star Wars equivalent of a flat-earther? Did Flash really save every one of us? And what the heck is "hot hail"? All this and much much more in this exciting episode of Science vs Fiction!