Retro Radio Memories – Flash Gordon: The Prison Ship

Welcome to another installment of Retro Radio Memories. This week for your audible enjoyment we present the third chapter (the first and second chapters can be found here and 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 we last left Flash and his friends they had been recaptured by Emperor Ming the Merciless, imprisoned and sent to the Prison City of the Hawkmen as slaves! Will they be able to escape a fate worse than death? Can they still somehow find a way to overthrow the tyrannical Ming?

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 in ‘The Prison Ship’!


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