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Defenders of the Earth is an animated sci-fi adventure show. It pits Ming the Merciless against Flash Gordon. The setting of this story is in the future. Flash Gordon had previously caused Ming to lose his throne. Now Ming is angry and wants revenge on Flash. Ming's plans are to take over the world in order to have his revenge. Flash must stop him.

Flash Gordon is a super hero of long standing. Saving the world is an everyday occurrence for him. Ming was one of his toughest bad guys to beat and now Ming is back with revenge on his mind.

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4 Seasons, 64 Episodes
September 8, 1986
Action & Adventure, Animation & Cartoons, Science & Technology
7.4/10
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  • Ming unfreezes ancient dinosaurs in the Alaskan tundra and unleashes them on the world!

  • When Ming takes advantage of L.J.'s immaturity, the young Defender learns that if he wants to be treated like an adult he's got to act like one.

  • Kshin's long lost grandfather resurfaces, leading the Defenders on a search for the Lost City of Dreams.

  • Ming schemes to melt the Polar Ice Cap and drown the entire world.

  • Three super-robots, disguised as humans, set out to rid the universe of all robots!

  • Ming, Graviton and Hadea join together to fight the Defenders, each for their own evil purpose.

  • The powerful Necklace of Oros is once again the object of desire for evil creatures of various dimensions and Jedda's life hangs in the balance.

  • Ming's evil son, Kro-Tan, constructs a wall around Earth, blocking out all sunlight and plunging Earth into perpetual darkness and endless winter.

  • Graviton returns to acquire the Necklace of Oros, nearly causing the destruction of Earth!

  • Ming plans to deliver Jedda Walker and her powerful Necklace of Oros to an evil alien creature in return for the secret of gravity.

  • Rick Gordon fights his most difficult battle yet, against drugs.

  • Dr. Dark returns to collect the three shards of the Orb of Konos and gain control of the universe.

  • The Beacon of the Eternals declares war on the Defenders of the Earth, sending three mammoth, ominous robots to destroy our heroes!

  • Ming kidnaps Rick and blackmails L.J. to sabotage Defender activities, paving the way for the Evil One to conquer the earth!

  • While in Jamaica to attend a ceremony in Lothar 's honor, the Defenders discover a cultist plot to control the town's children and seize power.

  • Kro-Tan unintentionally unleashes an evil, immortal overlord of unlimited power!

  • Teleported to different areas of Mongo, the Defenders re-unite and defeat Kro-Tan.

  • The Defenders, unknowingly carrying Kro-Tan's mind bombs, must rescue Jedda from Mongo before the slimy Prince makes her his bride.

  • Prince Kro-Tan plans to harness energy from the Earth's core to transport the planet to Mongo.

  • The Defenders have a new adversary as Ming's son, Prince Kro-Tan, moleculizes Ming and plots to take over the Earth himself!

  • A space alien uses a Time Freezer to steal millions of dollars worth of jewels and gold.

  • Jedda falls for an alcoholic schoolmate and is nearly killed by his dangerous behavior.

  • While investigating a disappearance in Transylvania, the Defenders are put under a vampire's spell and turned into animals for the monster's exotic collection.

  • An evil band of women pirates, with a vendetta against the Phantom, terrorizes the universe and nearly kills the masked superhero!

  • Octon designs a flawless super-computer which Ming uses to demobilize all the world's computer systems in a plot to control Earth.

  • Rick, L.J. and Jedda learn the meaning of cooperation when they must work together to save the elder Defenders from destruction.

  • Rick Gordon and the Defenders must save a tropical island from revolutionary forces who are in cahoots with Ming the Merciless!

  • His Heinous Highness kidnaps Flash, clones him four times and puts him under the Inquisitor in order to instill his super-hero flying prowess into the phony look-alikes.

  • Once again guided by the book, Enigma, Kshin saves the Defenders from an evil monster who is out to conquer and destroy the Earth!

  • On a family outing to a traveling carnival, the older Defenders become part of the freak show when they shrink to three inches!

  • Kshin discovers a ghost ship and helps the long-dead pirates locate a compass they need to free themselves from centuries of aimless wandering!

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