And now, our first category of Retros!! I haven’t paid much attention to past Retro Hugos, but I’m hoping to change that this year. It is an interesting look into the past of the genre, as well as interesting to view these with the hindsight of knowing their impact. Do you consider them as a voter in 1941 might have, looking only at the work? (If that’s even possible.) Or do you take into account the cultural impact the work may or may not have had? Or do you take this opportunity to lift up a neglected work that deserves to be better remembered than it was?
When looking for these, make sure to watch out for other versions from different years. Look for the 1940 version.
|Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe||no||no||no||Rent, Free with CONtv? (free trial), DVD||Yes|
|One Million B.C.||no||no||no||used VHS||Yes|
|The Thief of Bagdad||no||Yes||no||DVD/Blu-Ray||no|
Any thoughts on which are worthy for the Hugo Award?
As always, keep in mind the Comment Rules, and let’s discuss the Hugo finalists!