Funshine Friday: The New Adventures of Flash Gordon

'Blasting off on a desperate mission to save Earth.' ('Flash Gordon,' 1979)

‘Blasting off on a desperate mission to save Earth.’ (‘Flash Gordon,’ 1979)



The New Adventures of Flash Gordon, or simply, Flash Gordon, originally aired on NBC from September, 1979 to November, 1982. Filmation produced 32 episodes of the cartoon and based the cast on the original 1930s newspaper comics. Old Timey characters such as Ming the Merciless, Dale Arden and Hans Zarkov appear in the animated series. Today, the show is considered some of Filmation’s best work.

The man of the hour - fiddling with his joysticks. ('Flash Gordon,' 1979)

The man of the hour – fiddling with his joysticks. (‘Flash Gordon,’ 1979)



Voices for the series were provided by; Robert Ridgely (Flash Gordon), Diane Pershing (Dale Arden), Alan Oppenheimer (Hans Zarkov) and a favorite that keeps popping up here in recent weeks – Allan ‘Sam the Butcher’ Melvin (King Vultan).

The New Adventures of Flash Gordon TV Intro, 1979

The New Adventures of Flash Gordon Wiki, IMDb

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