Because I'm at a convention, I missed out on the new version of Flash Gordon on the Sci-Fi Channel. Fortunately, however, I'm able to bring you a review by noted TV critic Walter Satterthwait.
You could've been watching the debut of FLASH GORDON on SciFi. Or, if you wanted to have even more fun, you could have been pulling out tufts of hair and pouring iodine on your head.
The idea (such as it is) sucks, the writing (such as it is) sucks, but all that is made up for by the acting (such as it is), which truly, truly sucks. At least the show is consistent: everything and everybody in it sucks.
It's easy to make Dale Arden boring. (And these guys, naturally, took the easy way out.) But Princess Aura? The wicked, passionate, tempestuous Princess Aura? In this thing, she's a Valley Girl whose strongest emotion is a snit.
She probably got that from her father, Ming The Monotonous.
As for Flash, he's played by an actor with the charisma of cottage cheese. (But without the flair.) I wanted to turn off the TV after about 10 minutes, but I hung in there for the full hour and a half of psychic root canal, so I could bring you this detailed report.