Steven "Flash" Gordon used to be just an average, all-American guy. That is until he fell through a rift in space and found himself on the planet Mongo. Suddenly plunged into life-and-death interplanetary adventures, Flash is shocked to discover that his father. who mysteriously disappeared years earlier, may still be alive and in the hands of Ming. the evil ruler of Mongo. Along with Dale Arden and Zarkov. Flash finds himself running his most important race yet...a race against time to save his father and Earth from Mings's diabolical agenda.