Things are getting tense over at Ming’s excessively red Art Deco palace. Tense and SEXY! We meet the sensuously sinister daughter of the emperor, Princess Aura, who has special hubba hubba feelings for our hunky hero. Apparently creeping on Earthlings runs in the family, as Ming uses his telekinetic mind control ring of power on Dale, making her do the least sexy sexy dance ever performed on cinema. Then a football fight breaks out, executions are set and devious plans of escape are put in motion. The plot thickens for Flash Gordon!