Flash thinks that his life is going well, his mother is better now and traveling again and his business of restoring classic cars with his friend is on track. Little does he know, he is about to be dragged into a life and death struggle to save the planet from the merciless dictator Ming from the planet Mongo.
His father’s old research partner, Zarkov, has been following him around and when they finally meet, Flash learns that his father may not actually be dead. Flash wanting to know the truth, just can’t leave things well enough alone and enlists his old girlfriend Dale, now engaged to a local police detective and a TV reporter for their hometown station, to help him investigate. She is working on a story about strange occurrences around town. They end up joining together and find that her story and his search for answers may be linked. They find Zarkov’s lab and learn that his father was actually lost in a rift and not burned in a fire while they worked on a secret government project.
Later they defeat a being sent to find the “Imex” that Ming so desperately wants to find. They find a device on him and use it to track what looks to be another rift like Flash’s father was lost in. Flash is ready to go through it when Dale tries to stop him and they both get sucked through and end up on Mongo where they are jailed. After they escape, Flash finally figures out where the “Imex” is and with a little switcheroo makes it look as though he has destroyed it. But, this won’t be the last we see of aliens and Mongo as the adventures are only beginning.
I loved the campy Flash movie... but not so much the series. It's alright by fairly moderate standards, but does not hold up to other SciFi offerings. Unsurprisingly, SciFi has canceled the show after one season. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the show... it just needed some better writing and... well... most things. I feel the series wasn’t developed enough and think that SciFi should try again with a fresh take and a bigger budget. Thats what owning the rights to these properties is all about.