http://gamingtrend.com
September 01, 2014, 01:43:01 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: TV Squad's Flash Gordon First Look  (Read 2871 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
jimmyorr99
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 958


View Profile
« on: August 03, 2007, 02:12:08 PM »

TV Squad has posted a first look at SciFi's new series "Flash Gordon." It's pretty positive with the guy saying he's definitely going to give the show a chance. He also mentioned that he wasn't a fan of the comics at all, which I think means he was less familiar with the character than most.


http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/07/30/flash-gordon-an-early-look/
Logged

if you strike me down, i will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 02:19:44 PM »

1 week until 'FLASH!!  AH-AaH-AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!'
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21054



View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 02:35:02 PM »

I need to find that to rent.  Cheezy 80's sci-fi remakes FTW!  smile
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 02:48:18 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 03, 2007, 02:35:02 PM

I need to find that to rent.  Cheezy 80's sci-fi remakes FTW!  smile

it's being re-released next week....
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21054



View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 03:36:02 PM »

Rent?  Clearly I meant to say "Buy next week".  Thanks CeeKay! biggrin
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
jimmyorr99
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 958


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 08:54:04 PM »

I think the DVD is coming out in conjunction with the show, because the show premieres Friday the 10th. Looks cool and I'll definitely rewatch the DVD.
Logged

if you strike me down, i will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21054



View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 09:12:46 PM »

Quote from: jimmyorr99 on August 06, 2007, 08:54:04 PM

I think the DVD is coming out in conjunction with the show, because the show premieres Friday the 10th. Looks cool and I'll definitely rewatch the DVD.

Saw an ad for the DVD during the "Who Wants to be a Superhero?" show.  Good placement, that.
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 10:42:23 PM »

From the previews it does'nt appear to follow the movie's plot / setting. Flash is a track star, his dad goes missing into a parallel universe or some sort, and Ming is a military / drug lord type deal?. Still should be cool.
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2007, 12:39:44 AM »

too bad they aren't going old school:

Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2007, 12:53:45 AM »

What a dame.
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
Destructor
Special Project Group
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15920


▲▲▼▼◄►◄►B A Start


View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2007, 01:11:27 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on August 07, 2007, 12:53:45 AM

What a dame.

With a Robin Hood hat.
Logged

"All opinions posted are my own, and not those of my employers, who are appalled."
Starshifter
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2183


CINEMAGIC on XM!


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2007, 11:56:53 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 07, 2007, 12:39:44 AM

too bad they aren't going old school:



I actually agree with CeeKay on this one.  I'm getting the sneaking suspicion that they are going to bastardize this just like Battlestar Galactica.  Ming a drug lord?  Oh for the love of...  Getting nervous now.
Logged

CINEMAGIC - Escape into the Movies!
XM Channel 76
warning
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7325



View Profile
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2007, 12:14:53 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on August 07, 2007, 11:56:53 AM

bastardize this just like Battlestar Galactica.

Shush you.
Logged
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2007, 02:29:31 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on August 07, 2007, 11:56:53 AM

Ming a drug lord?  Oh for the love of...  Getting nervous now.

yeah, Ming is supposed to be a bald headed guy with a fu manchu mustache and fruity robes!  I'm willing to give the new series a try though.
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
jimmyorr99
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 958


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2007, 06:07:49 PM »

I don't think he's a drug lord, I think he's supposed to be an evil despot from another planet. I think they actually made comparisons to Saddam Hussein with his character when asked about it.
Logged

if you strike me down, i will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2007, 01:33:06 AM »



Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21054



View Profile WWW
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2007, 04:45:57 AM »

So I picked up the DVD today and watched it.  Jebus...that is one CHEEEEEEZY movie!   eek
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
Starshifter
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2183


CINEMAGIC on XM!


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2007, 02:05:42 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 08, 2007, 04:45:57 AM

So I picked up the DVD today and watched it.  Jebus...that is one CHEEEEEEZY movie!   eek

That's what makes it so good!  It's suppose to be cheezy.  They caught the flavor of the original Flash Gordon serials.  Did you ever see the original serials?  That's why I'm worried about this remake.  With zero cheeze (or is it cheese) it won't be Flash Gordon.  Period.
Logged

CINEMAGIC - Escape into the Movies!
XM Channel 76
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2007, 02:28:03 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on August 08, 2007, 02:05:42 PM

With zero cheeze (or is it cheese) it won't be Flash Gordon.  Period.

I can't believe you're not waiting for the episode that deals with a STD spreading amongst the Hawkmen!  Tongue
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2007, 03:13:34 PM »

Bird Flu?
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2007, 03:40:49 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on August 08, 2007, 03:13:34 PM

Bird Flu?

Avian Incontinence of Doom Syndrome
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
jimmyorr99
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 958


View Profile
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2007, 07:24:44 PM »

Show premieres tomorrow night on SciFi. I'm definitely looking forward to tuning in. Gotta love the work the scifi channel is doing lately.
Logged

if you strike me down, i will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2007, 01:30:59 AM »

Quote from: jimmyorr99 on August 09, 2007, 07:24:44 PM

Show premieres tomorrow night on SciFi. I'm definitely looking forward to tuning in. Gotta love the work the scifi channel is doing lately.

got my DVR set and ready to go.
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2007, 03:14:03 AM »

so...ummm.... was I the only one who watched it?  It was pretty tame for a first episode- nothing really stood out.  Here's hoping for the Dresden Files style slow boil and not the Painkiller Jane dullness.
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2007, 03:40:08 AM »

Aw man I knew I was forgettingsomething. Shit. Now I gotta look on the torrents for it.
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2007, 03:54:18 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on August 13, 2007, 03:40:08 AM

Aw man I knew I was forgettingsomething. Shit. Now I gotta look on the torrents for it.

they're re-airing it tomorrow at 4:30pm EST.
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2007, 04:43:34 AM »

Cool. Im downloading it too so ill be sure to watch it smile
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
Starshifter
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2183


CINEMAGIC on XM!


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2007, 12:00:13 PM »

That was not Flash Gordon.  Even the intro title sucked.  It was more like "we don't have money to spend so let's have a majority of the show on Earth and when we go to Mongo let's use a yellow filter to make the Earth trees look alien".  And what's this portal crap?  Am I watching that lame show Stargate?  And the anorexic Dale with her knobby knees - shudder.  She looks like she's ready to die from starvation at a moments notice.  The show seems like a bad made for TV movie.  The only thing they got right is that the actor looks like Flash Gordon should look.

First Battlestar Galactica and now this.  At least I have the original Flash Gordon serials, the 80's movie (which rules) and the Saturday morning cartoon series on DVD, to enjoy.  They can't destroy them for me.

I will watch the next episode and that's it.  If they continue to stay on Earth then this series is a total scam using the Flash Gordon name just to pull suckers in.

Logged

CINEMAGIC - Escape into the Movies!
XM Channel 76
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21054



View Profile WWW
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2007, 01:18:57 PM »

All three of us at the house agreed that this episode was kinda weak.  The previews for the rest of the season looked better than this episode.  I'm not holding out a lot of hope, but I'll keep watching for now.
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2007, 02:51:33 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on August 13, 2007, 12:00:13 PM

First Battlestar Galactica and now this. 

BSG proved they could pull off great visuals and setting without having to use cheap sets. It's almost like they don't have any faith that the show will do well.  Hopefully they do a better job with Tin Man.

I went to buy the DVD at Target yesterday and they were all sold out.  It was kind of surprising.
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
jimmyorr99
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 958


View Profile
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2007, 06:17:44 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 01:18:57 PM

All three of us at the house agreed that this episode was kinda weak.  The previews for the rest of the season looked better than this episode.  I'm not holding out a lot of hope, but I'll keep watching for now.
I actually enjoyed it. I thought it was pretty good overall aside from a moment or two of cheese. I did read a review from a guy that';s watched the first 3 and says the series really ramps it up after the pilot.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2007/08/09/2007-08-09_flash_gordon_more_than_space_filler.html
Logged

if you strike me down, i will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2007, 01:23:05 AM »

Well it was ok. I dont like the way they reimagined it so far though. It does'nt feel like Im watching Flash Gordon. Feels like Im watching either Stargate or Sliders. I wish they'd just stick with the original stuff. Stupid F'n Hollywood.

Things I liked...

The characters. Flash is pretty spot on.
The seriously hot women in the show wowza.

Things I dont like....

The new reimagined story
Mongo


Things that made no sense....

Umm hey there Flash..dont walk into the painful electrical field bro..just go through the doorway behind you..hello McFly.
Those alien girls sure can drive pickups good cant they?
Wow your dad has a all knowing alien chip in his watch.
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
Starshifter
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2183


CINEMAGIC on XM!


View Profile
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2007, 12:08:41 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on August 14, 2007, 01:23:05 AM

Well it was ok. I dont like the way they reimagined it so far though. It does'nt feel like Im watching Flash Gordon. Feels like Im watching either Stargate or Sliders. I wish they'd just stick with the original stuff. Stupid F'n Hollywood.

Could not have said it better myself.
Logged

CINEMAGIC - Escape into the Movies!
XM Channel 76
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2007, 02:51:49 PM »

well there's always the upcoming S&M episode!

Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Beer Goggles
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1012



View Profile
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2007, 05:01:18 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on August 14, 2007, 01:23:05 AM

Umm hey there Flash..dont walk into the painful electrical field bro..just go through the doorway behind you..hello McFly.

The field surrounded him.  When he touches it, you can see the CGI lightning effects flow behind his back.
Logged
walTer
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 688


View Profile
« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2007, 05:20:49 PM »

It was OK.... agreed that they need to get off Earth and make this an adventure instead of a grown man trying to come to grips with living at home with his overbearing mommy.

I assume it will pick up now that we have set the stage...fingers crossed.

Oh and on the plus side, it also airs on Direct TV's HD network so Flash in HD FTW!
Logged
WarPig
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 187



View Profile
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2007, 06:16:26 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 14, 2007, 02:51:49 PM

well there's always the upcoming S&M episode!


Curiously, I have NO problem with this whatsoever.

I'm also hoping it ramps up as well.  The studio's idea of what Mongo should look like should be downloaded and erased like Zarkon's memory.  As a matter of fact, I think I'll lead an attack on the studio right now...

Dive, my Hawk Men!!   DIVE!!!!
Logged

Unbreakable: "Stupid is the new ugly"
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2007, 06:51:39 PM »

His mom seems a little young to be his mom. The wife asked me if that was his girlfriend Dale. I had to explain no its not Dale and she's not his girlfriend now. smile

And that girl that plays the princess is smoking hot.
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
jimmyorr99
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 958


View Profile
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2007, 07:22:42 PM »

Yeah, she certainly is. There's some serious female talent in this show.  ninja

I liked the first ep though, and to be honest people weren't that keen on Ming, but I thought Ralston did a good job with him. He looks like he could get pretty ruthless. You also see him driving the "triple the cost" bargain at the beginning of the episode, meaning he's pretty much in control of a lot.
Logged

if you strike me down, i will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.
jimmyorr99
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 958


View Profile
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2007, 02:55:02 PM »

Still watching this, is anyone else? I've actually been enjoying the recent eps more than the pilot. I think with the bounty hunter on earth, there's a good little subplot that they can spend some time exploring.
Logged

if you strike me down, i will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.162 seconds with 103 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.061s, 2q)