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 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 (John Ralston).
Steven Gordon got the nickname "Flash" Gordon because he was always fast on his feet. Flash's scientist father died in a laboratory fire when Flash was 13. Since then, Flash has dedicated all his track victories to his father's memory -- including his third, unprecedented, Tri-City Marathon win.
Flash thinks he's got his life on track, looking after his mother's house while she travels, rebuilding classic cars in partnership with his pal Nick Gilmore (Panou). He doesn't know that something's coming that will force him to re-examine everything he thought he knew about his father's death -- and threaten to destroy the universe itself.