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''Flash Gordon'' was a 1996 animated TV series loosely based on the [[ComicStrip/FlashGordon comic strip of the same name]]. In this version, Flash and Dale are teenagers with a fondness for skateboarding -- or in this case hoverboarding -- who accidentally get trapped on the planet Mongo thanks to their bumbling scientist friend, Dr. Zarkov. There they are thrown headlong into a rebellion against the reptilian dictator, Emperor Ming. But they aren't alone in their fight; they have help from some of the natives including the gallant hawk man, Prince Talon, and the fierce yet honour-driven lionid, Princess Thundar.

The people behind this series also did ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', which depicted Flash Gordon's King Features stablemate ComicStrip/ThePhantom (or rather, [[LegacyCharacter his descendant)]] as a teenager with a [[MyHorseIsAMotorbike flying motorcycle]].

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AlienInvasion: First and last episode premise.
* AmazonBrigade: Thundar's people, the Lionids.
* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: There were no gods involved, but Dale and Dr. Zarkov were almost thrown into a volcano by some crazy cave people.
* BareYourMidriff: Flash, Dale and Princess Thundar wear crop tops all the time.
* BrainWashed: Dr. Zarkov suffered this at the hands of Sulpha; the entire team was almost wiped out because of this.
* CatGirl: Thundar
* CharacterTitle
* EnemyMine: "Enemy Ming". Yes, that's the episode title.
* GenderFlip: In this version, Flash's ally Prince Thun of the Lion People became Princess Thundar.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe
* FiveManBand %%
** TheHero: Flash
** TheLancer: Talon
** TheSmartGuy: Dr. Zarkov
** TheBigGuy: Thundar
** TheChick: Dale
* {{Hoverboard}}
* HumanAliens: Particularly the Hawk Men
* OneGenderRace: Male lionids are mysteriously absent
* OurWormholesAreDifferent: Travel between Earth's solar system and Mongo's is by wormhole.
* TheReptilians: Ming, Lynch, Sulpha and, to an extent, Aura.