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Flash Gordon is an American-Canadian science fiction television series that debuted on Sci-Fi in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also appeared on the United Kingdom Sci-Fi and Space in Canada. The series was developed by Peter Hume, who served as executive producer/show runner and wrote the first and last episodes, among others.
- Eric Johnson as Steven "Flash" Gordon
- Gina Holden as Dale Arden
- Karen Cliche as Baylin
- Jody Racicot as Dr. Hans Zarkov
- John Ralston as Ming
- Jonathan Lloyd Walker as Rankol
- Anna Van Hooft as Princess Aura
- Panou as Nick Gilmore
- Giles Panton as Joe Wylee
- Jill Teed as Norah Gordon
- Carmen Moore as Joely Lavant
- Carrie Genzel as Vestra
- Craig Stanghetta as Terek
- Steve Bacic as Prince Barin
- Ty Olsson as Prince Vultan
- Jody Thompson as Queen Azura
The show was not well received.
Metacritic gave the show an average score of 35/100 based on reviews from 13 critics.
UK science fiction magazine SFX described episode 3 as "possibly the worst episode of anything, ever",and as part of their 200th issue features, they named the series as the worst they had ever reviewed.
The New York Post gave the show 0 stars describing it as "a disgrace to the name of the enduring comic-strip-character-turned-movie-and-TV space hero."
Another UK science fiction magazine, TV Zone, in a review for episode 13, stated "the series continues to improve, and you start to see the meaning in the producers' madness—they must have hoped they could lull passing viewers into watching Sci-Fi with pedestrian, mainstream plots, before building up a world of Dune-like complexity...which might even have worked if the early episodes hadn't been so dire that no-one but reviewers are still watching."
When the show premiered in the UK, the magazine recommended it to readers, noting "You may well be wondering, considering the vitriol of our early reviews of the series, why we're picking out Flash Gordon as something to watch out for. Well, the point is that while the early episodes are dire...this is one series that does eventually—and we mean eventually—reward patience and endurance."