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“The New Adventures of Flash Gordon” (1996).

This was the version of Flash Gordon that reimagined Dale and Flash as extreme skaters with hoverboards and midriff revealing outfits (including some on women). It truly boggles my mind that they didn’t call this “Flash Gordon X-Treme.”

Most people prefer not to talk about this version because it is so very Poochie, but it did add two big pieces to Flash Gordon lore that seem to have stuck around: 1) the idea of travel to Mongo via wormhole instead of rocket, and 2) the idea that Flash Gordon’s first name is actually Alex (a reference to creator Alex Raymond). The idea of a gender-flip Prince Thun of the Lion Men does create some interesting possibilities, though…