The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon
Science fiction adventure radio serial, 1935
Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip created by and originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip.
Starting April 22, 1935, the strip was adapted into The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon, a 26-episode weekly radio serial. The series followed the strip very closely, amounting to a week-by-week adaptation of the Sunday strip for most of its run.
Flash Gordon was played by Gale Gordon, later famous for his television roles in Our Miss Brooks, Dennis the Menace, The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy (the latter two with Lucille Ball). The cast also included Maurice Franklin as Dr. Zarkov and Bruno Wick as Ming the Merciless.
The radio series broke with the strip continuity in the last two episodes, when Flash, Dale and Zarkov returned to Earth. They make a crash landing in Malaysia, where they meet Jungle Jim, the star of another of Alex Raymond's comic strips.
The series ended on October 26, 1935 with Flash and Dale's marriage. The next week, The Adventures of Jungle Jim picked up in that Saturday timeslot.
- On the Planet Mongo (1935-04-27) (5.1Mb)
- Battling a Plant and an Earthman (1935-05-04) (5.1Mb)
- The Prison Ship (1935-05-11) (5.1Mb)
- Can Zarkov Save the Hawk Men's City? (1935-05-18) (5.1Mb)
- Flash Inspects the Kingdom of Caves (1935-05-25) (5.3Mb)
- Zarkov to the Rescue (1935-06-01) (5.1Mb)
- Promoted to Commander-in-Chief (1935-06-08) (5.1Mb)
- The Battle Begins (1935-06-15) (5.1Mb)
- Wounded in the Heat of Battle (1935-06-22) (5.1Mb)
- A Cool Way to Win (1935-06-29) (5.1Mb)
- Zarkov Has to Rescue Dale (1935-07-06) (5.1Mb)
- The Antidote (1935-07-13) (5.1Mb)
- Has Flash Made a Mistake? (1935-07-27) (5.4Mb)
- General Tal Attacks Flash (1935-08-03) (3.4Mb)
- Dale is Rescued by the Boys (1935-08-10) (5.1Mb)
- A Voice from the Shadows (1935-08-17) (5.1Mb)
- Flash Returns (1935-08-24) (5Mb)
- After Him, Soldiers! (1935-08-31) (3.4Mb)
- Flash Captures Azura (1935-09-07) (5Mb)
- The Men of the Dwarf Tunnels (1935-09-14) (5.1Mb)
- Azura Tries to Negotiate (1935-09-21) (5.1Mb)
- Flash Defends Azura (1935-09-28) (5.1Mb)
- Jealousy (1935-10-05) (5.1Mb)
- It's Finally Over (1935-10-12) (5.1Mb)
- Landing in Malaysia (1935-10-19) (3.4Mb)
- Good-Bye Jungle Jim, Hello USA (1935-10-26) (3.4Mb)
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