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Battlestar Galactica Razor Flashbacks Airing During Flash Gordon October 3, 2007

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How do you get real SciFi fans to watch THE WORST SCIFI SHOW ON TV? (that would be Flash Gordon)…you tease them with little bits of the most anticipated SciFi TV event – the November release of the two hour telemovie Battlestar Galactica Razor.

Why would ANYONE watch Flash Gordon otherwise? I can’t imagine it being extended beyond the 22 episodes that apparently have already been ordered.

Back to the flashbacks…these are the same type of things that SciFi did last years with the Resistance webisodes…we’ve been hearing about them for a little while now but now we know where they will first appear.

If you haven’t read about Razor – check out this earlier post on ShowMeSciFi.com with the teaser trailer.

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Flash Gordon – Filmed in Canada – not available on Canadian TV August 29, 2007

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Flash Gordon is filmed in British Columbia thanks in part to grants from the Government of Canada.

Yet if you live in Canada – it’s not all that easy to find Flash Gordon on the tube (legally that is). Canada’s Space Network (spacecast.com) which is the Canadian home to Battlestar Galactica and Stargate Atlantis among other first run SciFi shows IS NOT running Flash Gordon.

There is no official word on why that is.

Then again considering how bad Flash Gordon is – Canadians aren’t missing all that much are they?

Flash Gordon Airs! – But Is Anyone Watching? August 13, 2007

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If anyone needs proof that SciFi Network hates Sci Fi fans all they need to do is watch Flash Gordon.

After much anticipation the show aired on Friday (only in the US)..personally i was on a flight from San Francisco so I Tivo’ed it….i’m surprised my Tivo didn’t heave after recording it.

Flash Gordon – the new series isn’t a re-imagining.

It’s an insult.

It’s a travesty.

It’s disgusting.

The acting is weak, special effects are out of the 1960’s and the story well it was totally non-entertaining. SciFi did an awesome job with Battlestar Galactica – why they suck so badly at Flash Gordon has to do with attention to detail.

Sci Fi fans want Flash. We want cool effects and we demand intricate well written stories.

Apparently there are 22 episodes that have already been ordered of this series. Here’s hoping that they get better real fast before they have to cancel the series well ahead of the 22 episode mark.

Flash Gordon Set To Air This Friday! But is SciFi ready?? August 6, 2007

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After many many months of talking about it here on ShowMeSciFi – Flash Gordon is ALMOST finally here – but is SciFi ready ?

The show is set to air this friday on SciFi channel and they’ve finally got a show portal up on the SciFi.com site for Flash Gordon. Unfortunately there is no episode listing (like stargate and other shows) so we don’t even know the name of the first episode officially yet.

We know that 22 episode were ordered but the portal gives no indication of anything other than the fact of who the cast members are and what the basic premise of the show is.

Overall it makes me wonder whether this show was rushed and if SciFi is actually ready for its launch. The promo’s and early teaser are o.k but there is only one of them. How can you expect a show to be succesful when you don’t promote it or properly support it ?

Flash Gordon Teaser Trailer July 12, 2007

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flashgordon.jpg SciFi Channel is finally starting to get a little serious about the new Flash Gordon show which is set to premiere in August.

They’ve now revealed the show’s logo (left), have FINALLY put up a page on their own site with some pics and..

wait for it..

Put up a teaser trailer too!

Yes it has the Queen music and Yes Ming is MERCILESS.

Summer of SciFi – A ShowMeSciFi Calendar July 11, 2007

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It’s a hot summer – for SciFi!

For reference here’s a short list of some of Summer 2007’s big SciFi events as we see them here at ShowMeSciFi :

July 31st – Babylon 5 Lost Tales – released

August 7th – Sandworms of Dune released

August 8th – Star Wars Legacy issue #15 released (where Darth Krayt will finally be revealed)

August 10 – Flash Gordon premiere on SciFi Channel (date is currently not 100% confirmed).

August 28 – Star Wars Legacy of the Force Inferno released (AKA Luke Skywalker goes nuts).

Aug. 30-Sep. 3 – Hugo Awards at the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon)

Flash Gordon To Keep Queen Theme Song June 29, 2007

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Flash -AH ah!

GREAT NEWS! The upcoming SciFi Flash Gordon series will be keeping the Queen theme music from the 1980’s Flash Gordon film.

Kind of.

“[We’re] looking at updating the Queen song just a bit,” Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming for SCI FI Channel, told reporters. “So it’s definitely the Queen song we all know and love, with a little something extra. Because it is about communicating the fact that it’s not the ’70s Sam Jones movie with people in spandex and everything we love about that movie. The show is not that campy. But how do you not use that music? It’s so wonderful. So we’re trying to have a little of both, to have our cake and eat it, in that regard. But I don’t believe the music is actually going to be in the series itself.”

Stern also revealed that Ming The Merciless won’t be called the Merciless in the show – THAT SUCKS! –

There will also be a new character – new character called Baylin (Karen Cliché), a bounty hunter from the planet Mongo. Baylin will join Flash (Johnson); his former girlfriend, Dale Arden (Gina Holden); and scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov (Jody Rasciot).

The show is set to debut on SciFi this August and has already been booked for 22 Episodes.

And for good measure…here’s the Queen version of the Flash Gordon theme

Flash Gordon – Will the new Series be a ‘re-imagining?’ May 23, 2007

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There are few who would argue that SciFi’s new version of Battlestar Galactica is not a dramatic departure from the original show. With the new Flash Gordon series though SciFi is going to attempt to remake a character that has been around for over 70 years.

It’s not clear however how much will change though.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Eric Johnson who plays Flash said:

There’s definitely certain changes. It’s not like we’re portraying Flash in the 1930s. When Flash first came out, he was an internationally renowned polo player, which probably wouldn’t be appropriate now. He’s been football players, and NBA stars, and swimmers I think, so now he’s a marathon winner and just much more of a regular guy.

Frankly i don’t care that he’s a regular guy. I’d like to see the equivalent of Cylons being human or Starbuck being a female.

The interview makes both Johnson and the Flash Gordon show appear to be a very very lame attempt at a basic modernization of Flash Gordon. If that is indeed the case i suspect that Flash Gordon’s SciFi run will be very short.

To add further insult to injury Johnson doesn’t appear to know the first thing about excites SciFi fans.

I think it’s going to appeal to a lot of people. It’s been amazing, in my initial experiences talking about the show, how many men in their 40s into their 60s just light up when you mention Flash Gordon. And I don’t think there’s a 13-year-old boy in the world who isn’t going to think this is the coolest show ever. Frickin’ ray guns! How cool is that?

Ray guns cool? holy crap. A combination lightsaber/buzz saw/grenade launcher like what the Rock carries in Doom is cool.

If you really want to be depressed read the full interview on EW.

Flash Gordon Set to Premiere on August 10th May 1, 2007

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Filming on the new Flash Gordon show started today in Vancouver BC and apparently SciFi channel is targeting an August 10th air date.

I doubt very much they can film 22 episodes inside of August 10th so i assume they’re only working on the first few episodes at this point.

We also should already have an indiciation as to what Flash Gordon should look like.   SciFi’s upcoming Tin Man series will share the same sets as Flash Gordon for the planet Mongo.

Guess that means that Flash Gordon will look like the Wizard of Oz in outer space then.

New Flash Gordon Actor Not a Flash Gordon Fan April 30, 2007

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You would think that a character like Flash Gordon that’s been around for more than 70 years would have a large and loyal fan base.

Apparently  Eric Johnson the smallville actor that SciFi has tapped to play Flash Gordon in the new series, only knew the name Flash Gordon and nothing about the character before he started preparing for the show. As reported by ShowMeSciFi in February SciFi is bringing back Flash Gordon for at least 22 episodes in a re-imagined series.

What kind of an idiotic move is this??! I mean COME ON! Who hasn’t seen the the 80’s Flash Gordon? It’s a cult freakin classic after all.

 “I didn’t know much more than the name Flash Gordon, but the Internet helped me a lot, and people sent me links,” Johnson said in an interview . “There was this Biography Channel bio on Flash Gordon that talked about the mythology and the writers and the actors. Then it was interesting just finding out what other people knew.” Johnson’s own grandmother was a reader of the original newspaper comic strip, which was created in 1934 by legendary comic-strip artist Alex Raymond and is still distributed internationally by King Features Syndicate.

Though the new Flash series has found it’s Flash (who doesn’t know Flash) it has yet to cast for Dr. Hans Zarkov and Dale Arden, Flash’s love interest. It is unknown as to who is cast as Ming the Merciless but here’s hoping he’s a Flash Gordon fan and not some washed up reject.

Flash Gordon to be played by Smallville Alum April 11, 2007

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Eric Johnson is set to be Flash Gordon in the upcoming series set to air on SciFi in August. ShowMeSciFi first reported on the re-emergence of Flash Gordon earlier this year.

Eric Johnson, played the role of Whitney Fordman on Smallville from 2001 to 2004. He was the first man to come between Clarke and Lana.

SciFi has ordered 22 episodes of Flash Gordon to start (if it’s good let’s hope they go for more). Flash Gordon is hopefully going to be a reimagined version (think of BSG) though its set to include Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov and of course the archtype of evil Ming the Merciless.

No word yet on theme song – but let’s hope its Queen inspired.
FLASH..aH AH!!

Flash Gordon – re-imagined and coming back to TV!! February 1, 2007

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SCI FI Channel is confirming that Flash Gordon is coming back!!

Apparently they’ve green-lighted production on Flash Gordon for production of 22 one-hour episodes. The series is scheduled debut on SCI FI in July of this year.

The characters of Ming, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov will be brought back for a contemporary retelling of the comic-strip story created in 1934 by Alex Raymond.

First Battlestar Galactica now Flash Gordon. WOW. All I keep hearing in my head is the Queen theme song from the 80’s Flash Gordon movie.

FLASH…dum.dum… dum.dum…AH AH!.

Wait a sec forget that – below you’ll find the Queen video of the Flash Gordon theme. ENJOY!