Flash Gordon 8/17/07 Pride

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mportuesi, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. mportuesi

    mportuesi As seen on TV

    Nov 10, 2002


    Anyone still watching this show?

    I made it about two-thirds of the way through this epsiode, then deleted it and the Season Pass.

    What kind of sci-fi adventure show is it where most of the action takes place in Flash Gordon's kitchen?
  2. JMikeD

    JMikeD Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Yup. My season pass is gone as well.
  3. atrac

    atrac New Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm trying to come up with some kind of Chef Ramsey reference but I got nothing. ;)
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    A propos of nothing, Flash's voice is driving me crazy. He sounds EXACTLY like somebody else, but I can't place it. It was a TV show, and the character explained stuff a lot...maybe even was the narrator. And every time Flash does exposition, I almost have a (cough) flashback to this other show.

    Unfortunately, I'm pretty bad with recognizing voices. Fortunately, I'm SO bad, anybody who's even average at recognizing voices will probably be able to place it. :D
  5. CTLesq

    CTLesq Active Member

    Jan 19, 2003
    SF Bay


    There is bad and then there is Flash Gordon bad.
  6. pkscout

    pkscout Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
  7. HTH

    HTH No Avatar Selected

    Aug 28, 2000
    Lincoln, NE
    "`To Frank Stedman, for 15 years of service.' A Timex! A goddamn lousy $22 Timex!"
  8. mportuesi

    mportuesi As seen on TV

    Nov 10, 2002
    My bad. I meant to say 8/17 episode.

    And I double-checked the calendar before I made the original post. How lame am I?
  9. pkscout

    pkscout Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    OK, we just watched it. I would have been perfectly happy to delete the season pass, but the wife thinks it's cute. I suspect that "cute" and "science fiction" don't go well together, which is why I don't like it. I was praying Flash would use the rift blaster and get stranded on Mongo with Dale and Zarkov. At least then it would be a bit more like the original serial.
  10. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    This show is so bad that I refuse to cancel the season pass. It's perfect for saturday morning viewing. There's nothing else on but other crap, but Flash Gordon is sci fi crap, so it gets an edge. I just hope that whoever is responsible for this show is using an alias.
  11. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    That would be a start. Seriously, SciFi Channel, I don't watch science fiction to look at Rock Creek Park in D.C.

    But even Mongo is boring so far. The long shots of the CGI city look great, but that's about it. It's the anithesis of the 1980 movie, which had style out the wazoo... and not much else, but at least it had that.
  12. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    it's not so bad...I like it (the pilot in HD made it much better!)...

    I really like the hunter-girl...I'm willing to give this a chance to find its legs...
  13. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    It's a lot better than painkiller jane, which I gave 4 or 5 episodes. I feel obligated to do the same, though it doesn't seem to have as much potential as PKJ did at the time.
  14. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    This won't get a second season.
  15. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Did you fall and hit your head? :p

    Painkiller Jane actually gels pretty well compared to this dreck. It's like it's being put on by a group of high school kids trying to imitate the campiness of the characters in the movie. At rare moments, Flash pulls it off with a one-liner, but it often seems like it's just an accident. In this episode, you could see Dr. Zarkov was trying to act like the Zarkov from the movie (and maybe with a touch of Zarkov from Flesh Gordon) but he simply didn't have the capacity to pull it off at all. It wasn't even good B-movie footage.

    This episode made Masters of Science Fiction look pretty good. And THAT says a LOT. :)
  16. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    PKJ gets better? When? I watched the first several episodes, then checked a thread now and again. The most recent thread I read was a flamefest over a clip episode. If flash gordon doesn't have a clip show in its first season, it has already won the contest between best of the worst.
  17. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I found it interesting that the leader of a whole frickin' planet has the time to micromanage the plight of a simple ice smuggler.
  18. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I didn't think this show could get worse after the pilot. I was unpleasantly surprised. This was absolutely awful.
  19. Bill Reeves

    Bill Reeves Lurker

    Jul 17, 2002
    San Carlos, CA
    The problem with this show is that it can't decide if it wants to be an action thriller or a cheesy parody of an action thriller. And the actress that plays Dale is a black hole who sucks the energy out of every scene she's in.

    Sorry, let me rephrase... the two problems with this show are those listed above. And the extras can't act worth a damn either. Dammit... the *three* problems with this show, are those three problems I just listed. And a lot of the writing is just pedestrian.

    Let me start again. Among the many problems with this show, are that it cannot decide whether it wants to be serious or not, some of the writing is poor (especially the crappy "romantic banter" between Flash and Dale), the actress who plays Dale is very poor (not quite as bad as Lana in Smallville, but along the same lines), and the extras (by which I mean the bit speaking parts, not just the people who stand around in crowd scenes) are hard to watch as well.

    But there are some things to like. I kind of like the character of Zarkov -- he reminds me a little of Flounder in Animal House, naive and cowardly yet does the right thing. I like the other female characters -- Ming's daughter and the bounty hunter. Flash and Ming... meh, they don't make me want to watch the show, but they don't make me want to change the channel the way Dale does.

    On the second episode -- the B storyline with the ice smuggler was horrible, and it had no connection to the A storyline that I could see. It reminded me of some of the poorer episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, where the A plotline would be some grave threat to the ship which Picard had to handle, and the B storyline would be Riker using the holodeck to play the trombone and teach Data something about being human.

    So I'll keep watching, at least until it gets worse, which is certainly possible.
  20. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    high desert...
    <trumpet blast> NOBODY expects a Bill Reeves' Inquisition! </trumpet blast>

    I think its worse than you do. The only actor I think is not doing a very poor job the the Zarkov character. The rest make me want to change the channel, which I did. If the two episodes so far have actively pushed me away from the show, there isn't much hope.

    Does anyone have the ratings of the first episodes?

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