Although FLASH GORDON: MAROONED ON MONGO adequately updates material from 1930s serials to a 1990s sensibility, refashioning Flash Gordon and Dale Arden as teenagers. The revamp is an unspectacular series of cartoon adventures strung tenuously together.
After conquering Mongo's neighboring planets, Ming the Merciless sets his sights on Earth. He prepares by opening up a portal to a nearby black hole. After Ming's initial reconnaissance mission jeopardizes the lives of space shuttle astronauts Colonel and Katherine Gordon, their teenage son Flash
and Colonel Arden's daughter Dale are flown to safety by NASA. From his home-planet Mongo, Ming torpedoes the NASA pl...