FLASH GORDON CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 18 mins.
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A mysterious plague called 'The Purple Death' strikes Earth. Flash Gordon and Dr. Alexis Zarkov conclude that Ming The Merciless, ruler of the planet Mongo is behind the terrible plague. Along with Dale Arden, the trio use Dr. Zarkov's super sophisticated rocket ship to begin their adventure; but first they must gain allies in their quest. Arriving in Arboria to enlist the aid of Prince Barin, they meet Fria The Queen Of The Ice Kingdom who is also seeking Barin's aid against the evil Ming. Joining forces, they break into Ming's laboratory just in time to halt a fiendish experiment and in the process Flash is pitted against a giant of tremendous strength and falls into a deep pit. Will Flash survive? Will he be able to save Earth?

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 15 mins.
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Our fearless hero Flash Gordon is rescued from the energy pit and escapes with Dr. Alexis Zarkov from the palace of Ming The Merciless. Ronal, a Captain to Prince Barin, learns the location for an antidote to the 'The Purple Death' which is now ravaging Earth. The antidote is a mineral called 'Polarite' and is only found in the frozen wastes of Frigia. Flash and Dr. Zarkov mount an expedition to Frigia, using a discovery by Dr. Zarkov to survive the deadly freezing tempetures. An enemy rocket ship, sent by Ming, spots our intrepid group high upon a frozen mountain searching for the antidote. The ship attacks, narrowly missing them with a dropped bomb. While the bomb misses, it causes an avalanche the puts Flash and his companions in deadly jeopardy. Will Flash survive the avalanche? Will he find the antidote to save Earth?

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 16 mins.
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Emperor Ming, thrilled beyond belief that Flash Gordon and his companions have been destroyed, intercepts a radio message from the resurrected Flash to his father informing him their expedition to find an antidote to 'The Purple Death' has been successful and will hopefully save Earth. An enraged Ming, knowing his soldiers cannot survive the intense cold of Frigia, sends his minion Torch and a company of 'Annihilations', mechanical robots fitted with explosives that Torch can control and detonate from the safety of his rocket ship. Deep in the frozen wastes of Frigia the mechanical 'walking bombs' find Flash and attack. Flash grapples with one of the 'Annihilations' as it is set to detonate. Will Flash survive this explosive attack? Can he get the antidote back to save Earth?

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 15 mins.
Vault: SERIALS - DON'T MISS THE NEXT CHAPTER!

Flash Gordon and Roka manage to capture the crew and rocket ship belonging to Ming The Merciless. They force the crew to fly them to the palace to rescue Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov captured by his mechanical robots. Disguised as guards, they learn that Ming has sentenced Dr. Zarkov to death and to marry Dale Arden, each to be carried out immediately. They find a manacled Dr. Zarkov in the Arena Of Death just as the 'Death Ray' begins moving it deadly beam toward the helpless Zarkov. Can Flash save Dr. Zarkov from death? Can Flash rescue Dale Arden as well?

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 18 mins.
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Flash and Roka escape the Arena Of Death and rescue both Dr. Alexis Zarkov and Dale Arden amidst a frenzied search by Ming The Merciless and his guards. Commandeering Ming's rocket ships culminating in a daring rescue of Rocka from a burning ship, Flash and his companions congratulate themselves on escaping Emperor Ming's grip. Events take a deadly turn when a rocket ship belonging to Prince Barin open fires on what it believes is an enemy Ming ship. Flash, unable to communicate with Prince Barin's ship in time, finds his ship badly damage and going down. Will Flash survive the crash? Can Flash save his companions?

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 17 mins.
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Emperor Ming The Merciless prepares to unleash a deadly fiery projectile upon Prince Barin's kingdom. Meanwhile the brilliant Dr. Alexis Zarkov invents a Thermal Control device that could defeat Ming's evil plan. Dr. Zarkov, Dale and Ronal have no choice but to use the untested device while Flash in a fireproof suit fights his way to ground zero as the first projectile falls. The thermal device works as advertised but a connection suddenly melts due to the extreme heat. Should the thermal device fail, Flash will stand little chance surviving the intense flames. Can Flash succeed? Can he stop Ming's evil plan?

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 19 mins.
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Dr. Alexis Zarkov perfects his 'N - Ray' that harnesses the energy of Nullitrion which can be used to neutralize and render useless Emperor Ming's power plant. The perfect place to fire the 'N - Ray' is from Devil's Dome in the Land Of The Dead. Learning of their plans, Ming directs soldiers in the area to plant a powerful time bomb on the Devil's Dome. Completing their mission, Ming's soldiers are captured by the Rock Men who live there. Flash and his companions, unaware of the bomb, make for Devils Dome and Rock Men now turn their attention to Flash and his group invading their territory. Will Flash discover the Bomb in time? Who are the Rock Men?

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 17 mins.
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The Land Of The Dead, inhabited by the Rock Men, becomes the new battleground between Flash Gordon and Ming The Merciless. Meanwhile, the Rock Men capture both Flash and his companions as well as Emperor Ming's soldiers. Blaming them for the disappearance of his son, the Rock King sentences them all to death. Through an exceedingly clever ruse Flash and Dr. Zarkov escape only to discover that the Rock Prince is still alive and helpless in the grip of a powerful psychic lodestone. While Flash attempts to save the Rock Prince, Dr. Zarkov hurries back with the news to the Rock King before Dale Arden is thrown into a fiery pit. Can Flash save the Rock Prince? Will Zarkov be in time?

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 17 mins.
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After leaving the Land Of The Dead, with Ming's minions Torch, Sonja and Thong as prisoners, Flash and his companions aid Prince Barin in his attempt to rescue Princess Aura, held hostage by her father Ming The Merciless. With the help of Captain Sudan, one of Ming's soldiers, they enter the caverns beneath the palace where they are discovered by Emperor Ming using his trusty Spaceograph. Ming orders the caverns flooded and Flash and his companions are swept towards a bottomless pit. Can Flash survive the caverns? Can he rescue Princess Aura?

 

Cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Anne Gwynne
Running Time: 18 mins.
Vault: SERIALS - DON'T MISS THE NEXT CHAPTER!

Ming's minions, Torch and Sonja, confined to prison cells in Prince Barin's palace, escape their confinement and find the radio room where they overpower the radio operator and contact their master. Emperor Ming orders them to send out false orders grounding all of Prince Barin's rocket ships leaving the kingdom unprotected against Ming's bombers. Dale Arden is overhears the plans but is captured by Torch and Sonja who issue the false orders and then destroy the radio. The retreat onto the palace roof pursued by Flash who while in battle with Torch hears Ming's bombers approaching. Can Flash rescue Dale Arden? Will they survive Ming's bombers?

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