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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
1 October 1954 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

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Steve Holland ... Flash Gordon (31 episodes, 1954-1955)
Irene Champlin ... Dale Arden (31 episodes, 1954-1955)
Joseph Nash ... Dr. Hans Zarkov (31 episodes, 1954-1955)
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Series Directed by
Gunther von Fritsch (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
Wallace Worsley Jr. (8 episodes, 1954-1955)

Joseph Zigman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Alex Raymond (39 episodes, 1954-1955)
Bruce Elliot (9 episodes, 1954-1955)
Earl Markham (9 episodes, 1954-1955)
Edward Gruskin (5 episodes, 1954-1955)

Series Produced by
Wenzel Lüdecke .... producer (18 episodes, 1954-1955)
Edward Gruskin .... producer (7 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Original Music by
Kurt Heuser (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
Roger-Roger (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jean Isnard (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Film Editing by
Heinz Haber (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Roger Pacaut (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Art Direction by
Raymond Gabutti (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Helmut Nentwig (4 episodes, 1954-1955)

Raymond Gabutti (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Igor Keldich .... makeup artist / makeup (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Production Management
Ernst Liepelt .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
René Noel .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Fred Surin .... production manager (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Jörg Zorer .... production manager (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Jessua .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
Eva Ebner .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Art Department
Louis Boussaroque .... prop man / props (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Sound Department
Jean Bertrand .... sound engineer / sound (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Willy Szdzui .... sound (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Paul Durand .... sound assistant (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
Guy Villette .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
Loiseau .... sound assistant (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Visual Effects by
F.W. Wintzer .... miniatures / minatures (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Max Dulac .... cameraman / camera operator (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
René Guissart .... cameraman / camera operator (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
Herbert Körner .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Arndt von Rautenfeld .... camera operator / camera (3 episodes, 1954-1955)

Alex Dulac .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Marie-Louise Barberot .... assistant film editor / assistant editor (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Music Department
Kurt Heuser .... theme music / composer: theme music (5 episodes, 1954-1955)

Roger-Roger .... composer: incidental music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Gunther Kortwich .... driver (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Other crew
Sipora Van Praag .... dialogue director (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Joseph Zigman .... production consultant / director: Intercontinental Television Films Corporation (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ginette Doynel .... script girl / script supervisor (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
Maurice Duault .... administrative director (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
Louis Grospierre .... technical director (5 episodes, 1954-1955)

Eva Ebner .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min (39 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Because this television show was in syndication in late 1953, the three Universal Pictures Flash Gordon theatrical serials were retitled for TV broadcast. Flash Gordon (1936) became "Space Soldiers", Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938) became "Space Soldiers' Trip to Mars", and Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) became "Space Soldiers Conquer the Universe".See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Angel: Ground State (#4.2)" (2002)See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Flash Gordon (1954), 5 January 2006
Author: kathcongdrb1 from United States

I was given a DVD of four of these episodes by my husband for Christmas when he couldn't find at the store the movie I had specifically requested. It probably cost a dollar and was in the cheapest possible packaging. I was screaming I was so excited. I have often thought of this series that I watched when I was young. I only remembered the name of Flash, but as soon as I read that he modeled for "Doc Savage," I recognized the resemblance.

The music sounds like Prokofiev's "Rite of Spring" at times and I agree that the German sets verge on the expressionistic. I'm sure I spend more on a week's worth of groceries than they did for the sets AND costumes. In fact, the costumes on "Akim the Terrible" look like they are handmade from a high school production. The German actor in this show who plays Kurt I think is very good and looks familiar; however, no credits are given for any actor except the three leads. One more thing, where did the commissioner get his eyebrows? These shows are great. I played them twice because I only had the four. Have to see if I can get any more. I'm sure it won't break whatever budget I have.

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