Flash Gordon (1954–1955)

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Space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe.

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Space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe.

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At least 13 episodes have fallen into the public domain. The known episodes are: "Flash Gordon and the Planet of Death", "Akim the Terrible", "The Claim Jumpers", "The Breath of Death", "Return of the Androids", "The Lure of Light", "Flash Gordon and the Race Against Time", "Flash Gordon and the Brain Machine", "Struggle to the End", "Saboteurs from Space", "The Forbidden Experiment", "Deadline at Noon", and "The Subworld Revenge". See more »

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Despite shoestring budget and primitive special effects, this very original series still fascinates...
4 February 2006 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

Despite shoestring budget and primitive special effects this very original series still manages to fascinate viewers even today. It's easy to laugh at the cheesy costumes and makeup but to be perfectly honest the early Star-Trek episodes were little better except for being in color. Watching these today, I think the three lead players are terrific, Steve Holland's Flash is like a young but sandy-haired Rory Calhoun, and Irene Champlin's curvaceous but entirely decorous Dale is remindful of a young Ruth Roman. Dr. Zarkov is still distinguished, even if his science is highly suspect. (After all, these are the days when school children were taught to duck under their desks as shelter in case of a nuclear attack.) These were thrilling shows when I watched them on TV at aged six. They disappeared for years after that, and I've now revisited them with fondness via DVDs, but so far I've only found 8 episodes available. Sci-fi fans who haven't yet seen them are in for a real treat.


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