Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
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A mysterious plague, the Purple Death, ravages the earth. Dr. Zarkov, investigating in his spaceship, finds a ship from planet Mongo seeding the atmosphere with dust. Sure enough, Ming the Merciless is up to his old tricks. So it's back to Mongo for Flash, Dale, and Zarkov, this time with ready-made allies waiting: Prince Barin of Arboria and Queen Fria of the frozen northern land of Frigia; where, it so happens, is found polarite, antidote to the plague. But Ming will use all his forces to keep our heroes from thwarting his plans of conquest...

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"Third and final (and actually made in 1940) Flash Gordon serial. Still fun."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Of course, it's corny and juvenile but that's the point."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Though played out against some lavish backdrops, 'Universe' is easily the weakest of the Flash serials."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The prettiest of the Flash Gordon serials, even though like most Universal chapterplays, it is filled with stock footage and choppy editing."
‑ Bob Bloom, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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