Placing a 21st century spin on a science fiction classic, SCI FI's contemporized version of Flash Gordon follows the all-new adventures of Flash and his companions, Dale Arden, Baylin and Dr. Hans Zarkov. Ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they find themselves as Earth's last line of defense against the forces of the merciless dictator Ming.
Ming orders Rankol's execution after he learns that Rankol is a Celetroph. Terek builds a force to rebel against Ming, while Flash is shocked by a discovery he makes in the mainframe room of the Citadel. Dale and Norah, who are being chased by "men in black," escape to Mongo.Watch Now:Amazon
This 65 minute version of the pilot which was aired on The Sci-Fi Channel and released as a Best Buy exclusive DVD drastically differs from the 2-part, 87 minute version that was released on DVD in Canada. The episode opens with Flash Gordon running a marathon and winning. His mother and his best friend Nick congratulate him. Meanwhile, on Mongo, Ming and Rankol open a rift to Earth and send in a probe. A rift is shown opening on Earth and the probe exits from it and flies away.