The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon
Starting April 22, 1935, the strip was adapted into The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon, a 26-episode weekly radio serial. The series followed the strip very closely, amounting to a week-by-week adaptation of the Sunday strip for most of its run.
Flash Gordon was played by Gale Gordon, later famous for his television roles in Our Miss Brooks, Dennis the Menace, The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy (the latter two with Lucille Ball). The cast also included Maurice Franklin as Dr. Zarkov and Bruno Wick as Ming the Merciless.
The radio series broke with the strip continuity in the last two episodes, when Flash, Dale and Zarkov returned to Earth. They make a crash landing in Africa, where they meet Jungle Jim, the star of another of Alex Raymond's comic strips.
The series ended on October 26, 1935 with Flash and Dale's marriage. The next week, The Adventures of Jungle Jim picked up in that Saturday timeslot.
Two days later, on October 28, The Further Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon debuted as a daily show, running five days a week. This series strayed further from Raymond's strip, involving Flash, Dale and Zarkov in an adventure in Atlantis. The series aired 74 episodes, ending on February 6, 1936.
|Episode Number||Episode Title||Aired Date|
|1||On The Planet Mongo||Saturday, April 27, 1935|
|2||Befriends Lion Men and Stops a Wedding||Saturday, May 4, 1935|
|3||Imprisoned By Hawkmen||Saturday, May 11, 1935|
|4||Death Battle Won by Flash||Saturday, May 18, 1935|
|6||Rules Over Cave World||Saturday, May 25, 1935|
|6||Blue Magic Men Capture Flash||Saturday, June 1, 1935|
|7||Dr Zarkoff To The Rescue||Saturday, June 8, 1935|
|8||Battle Begins||Saturday, June 15, 1935|
|9||Wounded in the Heat of Battle||Saturday, June 22, 1935|
|10||Cool Way to Win||Saturday, June 29, 1935|
|11||Zarkov has to Rescue Dale||Saturday, July 6, 1935|
|12||The Antidote||Saturday, July 13, 1935|
|13||Has Flash made A Mistake||Saturday, July 27, 1935|
|14||General Tal Attacks Flash||Saturday, August 3, 1935|
|15||Dale is Rescued by the Boys||Saturday, August 10, 1935|
|16||Voice From The Shadows||Saturday, August 17, 1935|
|17||Flash Returns||Saturday, August 24, 1935|
|18||After Him Soldiers||Saturday, August 31, 1935|
|19||Flash Captures Azura||Saturday, September 7, 1935|
|20||Men of the Dwarf Tunnels||Saturday, September 14, 1935|
|21||Azura tries to Negotiate||Saturday, September 21, 1935|
|22||Flash Defends Azura||Saturday, September 28, 1935|
|23||Jealousy||Saturday, October 5, 1935|
|24||Its Finally Over||Saturday, October 12, 1935|
|25||Landing in Malaysia||Saturday, October 19, 1935|
|26||Good Bye Jungle Jim Hello USA||Saturday, October 26, 1935|