Retro Radio Memories – Flash Gordon Ep. 2: Battling A Plant And An Earthman


Welcome to another installment of Retro Radio Memories. This week for your audible enjoyment we present the second chapter (the first chapter can be found here) in what ended up being a 26 episode run for the Flash Gordon radio serial. The series was originally entitled The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon when it debuted over the airwaves back on April 22, 1935 and features the vocal talents of Gale Gordon as Flash himself with Maurice Franklin as Dr. Zarkov and Bruno Wick as Ming the Merciless.

When last we left Flash Gordon and Dale Arden they had escaped the forced wedding of Arden to Ming the Merciless thanks to the aid of the leader of the Lion Men, Prince Thun. However the trio haven’t found safe haven in an underground river they discovered as when they’ve reached the shore Dale is yanked back into the water by a pair of green scaly arms. Will Flash and Thun be able to save Dale Arden from whatever watery menace has her in its clutches?

Take a moment for yourself and pull up your favorite chair, turn down the lights and travel back to a simpler time with Retro Radio Memories as we join Flash Gordon ‘Battling a Plant and an Earthman’!

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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