Defenders of the Earth is an animated television series of the 1980s featuring characters from three comic strips distributed by King Features Syndicate — Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician — battling the Flash Gordon villain Ming the Merciless in the year 2015. Supporting characters include their children Rick Gordon, Jedda Walker (daughter of The Phantom), Kshin (adopted son of Mandrake), Mandrake's assistant Lothar, and Lothar's son L.J. The show lasted for 65 episodes; there was also a short-lived comic book series published by Star Comics (an imprint of Marvel Comics).
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- Flash Gordon and Defenders of the earth Fanpage Infos, Episodenguide und Forum
- Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Defenders of the Earth, defenders
- Defenders of the Earth (TV Show) at the Internet Movie Database
- Defenders of the Earth at TV.com
- Intro to Defenders of the Earth at Retro Junk
- Intro to Defenders of the Earth at YouTube