The most unfortunate thing about SCI FI’s re-imagined take on FLASH GORDON isn’t that it fails to live up to the network’s previous re-imagination — BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. Rather, it’s that the show’s title makes it far too easy a target for negative headlines. Here’s a few of our favorites:
‘Flash Gordon’ Missing the Flash — SyFy Portal
‘Flash Gordon’ not out of this world — Newsday
‘Flash Gordon’ Fizzles — The Tampa Tribute
You’ll pan this ‘Flash’ as soon as you see it — USA Today
Lost in Space — NY Post
Super zero: ‘Flash Gordon’ likely to pass quicker than speed of light — Boston Herald
Poor writing leaves ‘Flash Gordon’ grounded — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Proving yet again the art of subtlety is lost on The Hollywood Reporter comes, “Flash Gordon” remake a little ridiculous. With the award for least flashy headline going to Cleveland.com’s ‘The Plain Dealer’. Who gives us, ‘Sci Fi Channel brings back Flash Gordon.’ (well duh!) That said, the newspaper does have the word ‘plain’ in the title. We probably shouldn’t have expected anything flashy.
For theTVaddict.com’s recent take on FLASH GORDON, click here.