Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (Again)

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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8 Responses

  1. Mike Gold says:

    Oh, I don't think that movie was all that bad. Casting was pretty good — except for Flash and Dale who were, admittedly, the stars of the show. Max Von Sydow was almost as menacing as Charles Middleton (my all-time favorite bad guy) in the serials, and Brian Blessed is always a hoot. The Raymond art on the opening was nice. Queen seemed appropriate. Well, the movie wasn't exactly Citizen Kane — and the original serial might well be the Citizen Kane of serials — but it wasn't a travesty, IMHO.

  2. Joyce Melton says:

    Tim Curry for Ming the Meciless, it's only inevitable. :)

  3. Joyce Melton says:

    Tim Curry for Ming the Merciless, it's only inevitable. :)

  4. Del Gorky says:

    This show supposedly was being prepped as a safer and cheaper replacement for Battlestar Galactica. Hence the very late renewal for Battlestar and the eventual order of only 13 episodes with air dates starting in 2008. It seems fandom dealt some pressure to SciFi. I doubt I'll watch this but I do hope it's a more faithful adaptation than Dresden Files has been. On second thought I hope this is a real flop and Battlestar gets renewed again.

  5. John McCarthy says:

    I'm with Mike on this one. I find the DeLaurentiss film to be a guilty pleasure. I enjoyed the cheesy special effects and Brian Blessed's feral grin. I actually think the whole thing has a cohesiveness that other "better" comic-based films don't have. Of course now I can't get that damn Queen song out of my head. Thank you very much Mr. Gold. (If I could even just get past the chorus — Flash! Ah-aahhh.)

  6. James says:

    Worth the wait!

  7. Russ Rogers says:

    Sweet! Nice character growth. Ta Moa shows us some subtlety and finesse. And we see at least four, maybe six or more, boys learning martial arts skills side by side with White Viper. Is this the beginnings of a force that can stand up to Gur Khan? This is the best White Viper episode so far. Well done!

  8. Mark Behar says:

    Yes, I agree with Russ. Best episode so far!