Flash a-ah Savior of the Universe Flash a-ah He’ll save everyone one of us!
So, Queen so convincingly sang that we all believed it then and still do now as Flash Gordon has become a cult following for all movie goers alike.
The 1980 movie stars Sam J. Jones as Flash Gordon, Max Von Sydow as Ming the Merciless & Melody Anderson as Dale Arden.
Ming the Merciless of the planet Mongo decides to destroy Earth through a series of catastrophic disasters. Flash a quarterback for the New York Jets along with the lovely stewardess Dale Arden crash land the plane they are on and meet a Dr. Hans Zarkov who tricks them to board his rocket ship and brings them to the planet Mongo so he can investigate what’s happening to earth.
Once on Mongo the trio is brought before Ming.
Ming desires to take Dale as his own and condemns Flash after a fierce battle with Ming’s minions to death and Zarkov’s mind to be re-programed. Ming’s lustful daughter wants Flash for herself and escapes with him to the kingdom of Prince Barin and his people. Meanwhile Dale and Zarkov themselves escape themselves only to be captured by another faction Prince Vultan and his Hawkmen.
Through a series of events Dale is turned back over to Ming so he can take her as his bride. Prince Barin & Prince Vultan put aside their differences and together with their armies join together with Flash to attack Ming and his forces. Just as the wedding is about to take place and the Earth destroyed Flash crashes through Ming’s palace with a rocket ship that impales Ming.
Ming now seriously wounded uses a ring on his hand to make himself vanish into thin air. Celebration erupts in the palace as the Earth is now saved and Ming has perished. Or has he…….Ming’s evil laugh can be heard over the film’s soundtrack as the credits come to an end.