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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 10, 2007
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

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  • Summary: Flash Gordon returns--uh oh. This savior of the universe may not survive sci-fi's biggest enemy--the critics--to return for episode two.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction


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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. The show's overall tone is less campy than the Flash Gordon movie, but it's more mature, and entertaining, than the old "Battlestar Galactica" or "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" series.
  2. For all the comic-book fans who can't get enough of grown-ups carrying ray guns and discussing the destruction of planet Earth, pretty lame effects and super-stiff acting keep this from being really great camp.
  3. The whole story is over the top, but it's mitigated by the sense of humor it has about its own broad elements. The acting is serviceable enough and--to Rosenthal's credit in the pilot--surprisingly consistent. What the plotting lacks in cohesion and suspense, the production often compensates for in visual appeal.
  4. 37
    Badly written, badly cast and done on the cheap in the Canadian woods, Flash is the kind of fantasy toss-off that gives sci-fi, and Sci Fi, a bad name.
  5. 30
    As played by Johnson, this 21st Century Flash is likable enough, and the plot occasionally achieves a tick-tock level of efficiency, but there’s little else to recommend this series.
  6. They've assembled a cast suffering a major charisma deficit and given them wooden, cliche-riddled dialogue to deliver.
  7. 0
    I apologize to all the Flash Gordon fans around the world. I know I had nothing to do with this series , but it's so horrible I somehow feel responsible - just by watching it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 34
  2. Negative: 26 out of 34
  1. EddieW.
    Sep 28, 2007
    I love this show and I do not want it cancelled, please keep it on the air!
  2. BrandonS.
    Sep 18, 2007
    While the series premiere was pretty poor, I gave it another chance, and I actually think it's gotten to be a pretty good show. While the series premiere was pretty poor, I gave it another chance, and I actually think it's gotten to be a pretty good show. It's certainly not on the level of Battlestar Galactica or Eureka, but the show has heart and a growing sense of humor. I think this show merits a little patience. Hopefully, since SciFi doesn't depend on huge ratings, Flash Gordon will be given the chance it deserves. Expand
  3. jm
    Aug 20, 2007
    this could have been a great show, to bad it seems SciFi did not give a damn about its quality.
  4. RalphM.
    Aug 13, 2007
    Simply unwatchable
  5. JudyT.
    Aug 11, 2007
    I never saw anything this stupid in my whole life. And SciFi canncelled Dresden Files it was 10X better than this.
  6. JamesN.
    Sep 25, 2007
    The worst show on tv.
  7. WilliamTurner
    Nov 12, 2007
    I think I'm going to be sick..... Even Lexx was better.

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