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#1 of 65 Jason_V

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Posted August 09 2007 - 02:37 AM

I'm shocked there wasn't a thread for the show already, considering it premieres this Friday night (8/10). Anyone have last minute thoughts?

#2 of 65 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted August 09 2007 - 02:39 AM

I didn't even know the show existed. Who is running it?

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Posted August 09 2007 - 02:46 AM

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#4 of 65 Jason_V

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Posted August 09 2007 - 02:46 AM

It's airing on Sci Fi, 9 pm, starting tomorrow night. The pilot is 90 minutes.

Eric Johnson, who played Whitney in Smallville, is Flash.

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#5 of 65 Dave Scarpa

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Posted August 09 2007 - 07:28 AM

I'll have to check it out but I'm not holding my Breath on how good it will be, this has great potential to Suck. Ming is now Just Ming, not Ming the Merciless. And When Whitney bought it I was'nt crying so having the Eric playing Flash does'nt thrill me, but I guess he looks ok. Will the Ship be Penis Shaped?
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#6 of 65 Ken Chan

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Posted August 09 2007 - 07:54 AM

I hope it's better than Painkiller Jane.

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Posted August 09 2007 - 08:00 AM

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I hope it's better than Painkiller Jane.

Could'nt be worse I could only make it thru the 1st episode of that abomination, trouble is most of Sci Fi's Shows Scream "Canadian"
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Posted August 09 2007 - 08:09 AM

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I'm shocked there wasn't a thread for the show already, considering it premieres this Friday night (8/10). Anyone have last minute thoughts?

Umm, I didn't even know there was a first season. I saw the movie as a kid and that's it. Is it a new series or something old that came out on dvd?

#9 of 65 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted August 09 2007 - 08:11 AM

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And equipped with Power Pasties?

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Posted August 09 2007 - 08:30 AM

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Umm, I didn't even know there was a first season. I saw the movie as a kid and that's it. Is it a new series or something old that came out on dvd?

Post #4, my friend. New series. Starts tomorrow night on Sci Fi, 9 pm. 90 minute opener, hour long episodes. Picked up for a full 22 episodes. Posted Image

#11 of 65 Greg_S_H

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Posted August 09 2007 - 10:10 AM

I'll give it a try, but I'm guessing since my Flash Gordon is Buster Crabbe far more than Sam Jones, it probably won't offer me much.

Heh. I wonder if it's a bad omen that one of the actress's last name is Cliche.

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Posted August 09 2007 - 02:30 PM

also pilot
will be on uni hd sunday night 12th.

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Posted August 09 2007 - 02:41 PM

I watch Dr. Who, so i guess i will stick around after that. Doesnt look to promising. I guess it cant be worse than Tremors. I do like Doctor Who, and Galactica. We only have 6 more months to wait for more Galactica! Thats about it for Sci-Fi, been slim since they ditched Farscape.

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Posted August 09 2007 - 04:06 PM

Wow. Next week, you can buy the pilot for the low, low price of $20 for a single episode. Even if Flash Gordon is the greatest TV show ever, I think I'll just watch it for free and wait for a complete set.

http://www.tvshowson...cfm?NewsID=7817

Of course, it'll probably street for lower than that, but it's still more than I'm willing.

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Posted August 10 2007 - 02:29 AM

I'll be checking this out tonight - I'm a big fan of SciFi's original programming generally, and I'm hoping for another good contemporary update of a classic series/property (a la BSG).

I will also be very shallow and admit that I like that kid from Smallville quite a bit. Posted Image

I saw some footage from the SciFi digital press tour and the cast seemed very likeable and into getting the chance to make the series.

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Posted August 10 2007 - 04:04 AM

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Heh. I wonder if it's a bad omen that one of the actress's last name is Cliche.
The way I figure it, "Karen Cliche" (pronounced kleesh) is a good-news/bad-news indicator: She's got an uncanny knack for being cast in bad Canadian-produced shows, but she's generally one of the best things in them. It's like she's not quite good enough to make the big leagues, but she's better than everyone else in triple-A.
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Posted August 10 2007 - 04:07 AM

To be honest, the promos make the show look a little too serious and gritty for my tastes. Give me Sam J. Jones and Max Von Sydow any day!
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Posted August 10 2007 - 05:05 AM

here is a link for a bunch of reviews on the new series, and it doesn't look good either.

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http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33634

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Posted August 10 2007 - 06:41 AM

Tom Shales of the Washington Post isn't exactly a fan:
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The planet Mongo, sadly, is no longer hurtling on a collision course toward Earth, its trajectory once controlled by evil emperor Ming the Merciless. Ming isn't even entirely merciless anymore, though still not the kind of guy you'd hire to babysit, and Mongo has been downgraded from planet to a sort of neighborhood.

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Posted August 10 2007 - 12:12 PM

It's Summer and I want a light hearted romp through the Universe.
I want laser beams and spaceships and weird aliens.

I'm invested in BSG, so I keep watching it, but I don't need another drama.


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