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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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This program was syndicated to local television stations from late 1953 to late 1954, before being carried by the DuMont network. The release date of 1 October 1954, is the DuMont broadcast date for the first episode.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Äkta människor" (2012)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Exciting 50 years ago, 27 November 2007
Author: rudge49 from United States

I have fond if hazy memories of this series, when I finally found one episode in a Woolworth's bargain bin 20 years ago I immediately purchased it. For a 1950's kid for whom TV was something exciting and wonderful-and with no exposure to the Buster Crabbe serials-this program was Flash Gordon come to life. Steve Holland looked the part and was fairly athletic, Joe Nash also made a good Dr. Zarkov, and yes Irene Champlin was an eyeful and holds up well. Having since learned that it was filmed in West Berlin and then France I can see that it does have a different look and feel from contemporary Hollywood productions. The stories were played straight, many of the episodes had a grim feel to them. almost a film noir feel. Yes the special effects are low budget and to our CGI spoiled eyes might seem a little cheesy and what science there is laughably out of date-hey, I recall seeing a "Star Trek" episode where one of the characters is awaiting a computer printout and the sound effects are clearly of a printing press- but part of the fun of watching yesteryear's science fiction is comparing it to what we have and seeing where they got it "wrong". "Star Trek" or "Star Wars" it's not, it's definitely not the Buster Crabbe productions. Think of it as a local theater group's production, sit back and enjoy the show. And go back 50 years.

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