The Sci Fi channel premiered its latest original series, Flash Gordon, last night and… wow.
Not a good “wow” mind you, more of a “Holy hell, who approved this steaming pile of crap to be put on my television?” kinda “wow”.
With the exception of Battlestar Galactica and Dr. Who (which Sci Fi has nothing to do with the production of), you really have to wonder how one channel can consistently have such sub-par writing. Stargate SG-1, which has now thankfully been sent to the TV graveyard, had some of the most scattered writing I think I have ever seen. For every 1 episode that was decent, there were 10 you hated yourself for watching.
So what was wrong with Flash? Everything. The pacing was awful, the acting was abysmal, the basic concept of Flash Gordon being trapped on Mongo was changed, it was just a really painful 90 minuted for a premiere which is supposed to set the tone of the entire series.
I, for one, will bot be going past the first episode of this train wreck. Bring on Galactica season 4, thank you very much.