Thursday, March 06, 2008
Flush Gordon away
Well, what a disappointment that was.
Let me clarify: On Monday, the Sci-fi UK channel broadcast the first episode of the new, rebooted Flash Gordon series. As I was otherwise engaged at 8pm, I taped it, looking forward to the Flash Goodness at a later date.
That later date was this evening.
As dates go, this one was a bit of a disaster. In fact, I ended it halfway through, it was so bad.
Let's take a look at Flash himself:
Tall: Check. Blond: Check. Fit body: Check. A bit gormless looking: Check. So far so good...
Now for the Space Sluts:
Slutty: Check, check and check!
And finally, Ming the Merciless:
Goatee: Che- Wait just a minute! Where in Hell's name is Ming's Goatee?
Oh, and Flash didn't get to Mongo in a rocket ship, he passed through a wibbly hole in spacetime to save money, and possibly the environment. To make matters worse, there didn't appear to be any acting involved in this new production. Or up-to-date visual effects. Or new ideas.
Most heinously: WHERE. WAS. QUEEN'S. THEME. SONG?!?
The upshot is: New Flash Gordon is rubbish. Flush it away! We can make do with the original (and by far superior), thank you.
I certainly won't be wasting another hour of my time on this drivel.