Revisting Flash Gordon: Is There Hope For This Show?

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FlashGordon b Revisting Flash Gordon: Is There Hope For This Show?I’ve always been one to say I’ll try anything twice. Last Friday night, I revisited Sci-Fi channel’s Flash Gordon to give it another look see since this show gave the Sci-Fi Channel’s best ever series premiere.

I don’t know if they were trying too hard to cram a lot of development information into that first episode, or now there are different writers or editors for the regular episodes, but to my surprise, last nights episode was much better than the premiere.


I didn’t expect the transporting back and forth between Earth and Mongo to be handled well, but it flowed better than I thought. Have I been softened up by Stargate to accept teleport or wormhole windows as the standard for interplanetary travel? I’ll never say.

We have an alienated warrior, Baylin, trapped/exiled on Earth trying to adjust, and her alien bluntness to things earthly can be funny. A bit canned, old, but still funny. Flash and Baylin are reluctant, but developing partners and that is played out well.

There were interspersed tidbits of practical humor, ie: Flash gets tranquilized while he’s trying to infiltrate a village and falls over saying, “This isn’t good!”, thud!

I don’t retract my opinions about the premiere episode, but after watching this episode, I may need to watch a few more of the regular episodes.

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  1. i thought the the 2nd episode was better then the pilot especially the ming subplot
    but i skipped the third episode
    let us know if it continues to improve

  2. I just haven’t been tempted to check this one out…

    Vic

  3. Well, I tried to watch the first one but I have to be honest, Sci Fi is making more and more junk these days and the overall quality of the show just seems so low budget.

    Unlike Farscape and Battlestar Galactica, this amongst others look like a B-movie only it’s in series format.

    Eureka isn’t my favorite show cause it is to bland and boring. The stories are unoriginal and the characters are even worse. The whole concept is just not that interesting. It could have been, but then they chose to make it into a comedy rather than a sci fi show with comedic aspects to it.

    Oh well, what does Sci Fi know anyway? How many shows have they murdered without giving it a decent chance anyway?

  4. This series has been a huge disappointment. It’s barely more than a Stargate knock-off! I’d rather watch the old Buster Crabbe serial than this dreck. The sooner this series dies the better. Maybe Sci-Fi should tackle Buck Rogers. It’d be another great opportunity to show space portals and wooden acting.

  5. this show blows, and after I had such high expectations….I dont want to see aliens riding around in convertibles adjusting to life on Earth, I want to see humans riding around in spaceships adjusting to Mongo, thats what Flash Gordon is supposed to be about..I’ll watch the old Buster Crabbe serials and the 70′s cartoon series instead of this budgeted crap….what a waste :(