The New Adventures of Flash Gordon is an animated television series that was originally titled Flash Gordon but later changed to distinguish it from its previous versions. Created in 1979, The New Adventures of Flash Gordon was considered the greatest rendition of the story of Flash Gordon ever created by Filmation.
Unfortunately, despite the great effort on the part of Filmation in developing the series, The New Adventures of Flash Gordon only aired on NBC for one year and consisted of two separate seasons.
In the television series, Flash and his alliance had traveled to Mongo where they were forced into battle by Ming the Merciless, the evil, arrogant and brilliant villain, along with his daughter, Princess Aura and the infamous Metal Men. Flash’s alliance consisted of King Thun, leader of the Lion People, Prince Barin, leader of Arboria and King Vultan, ruler of the Hawkmen.
Flash and company formed this alliance in a valiant attempt to overthrow Ming and his descendants from the planet Mongo in a succession of thirty-two chronologically aired episodes over a two season time frame.