MagazineSci-fi news

Just in | Library of scifi news


Flash is back

11/01/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy Flash Gordon in the USA - or Buy Flash Gordon in the UK

author pic

The US SCIFI Channel has greenlit production on a new tv series of Flash Gordon, based on the 1930s comic strip franchise, it was announced at the Television Critic's Association tour.

Production on the twenty two 1-hour episodes are to begin in Canada in early 2007. The series, produced by Reunion Pictures, is slated to debut on SCIFI in July of '07, with a broadcast syndication window to follow. Seems rather quick to us.

Under an agreement with property owner King Features Syndicate, the new series is being produced by RHI's Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr. (Tin Man, Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Ten Commandments), who previously produced SCI-FI's miniseries Legend of Earthsea. Well, the tv version of Earthsea sunk like a balloon with the fans.

Ming, Dale Arden, and Dr. Hans Zarkov are among the characters returning to television in this contemporary retelling of the intergalactic exploits of FLASH GORDON. Stellar adventures and heroic battles mark this new take on the science fiction classic.

The FLASH GORDON comic strip was created in 1934 by comic-strip artist Alex Raymond and is still distributed internationally today by King Features Syndicate.

Magazine > Scifi news

Just in | Library of sci-fi news

Add daily news updates to your own web site or blog - just cut and paste the code below...


The all-new SFcrowsnest is now running at This is now the archive for pre-2012 content. Nothing new is being posted here.

Magazine Articles

- Features

- Movie/TV Reviews

- Book Reviews

- News

- E-mail magazine

- Encyclopedia

- Other formats: Kindle, Nook, Sony Ebook, iPhone & iPod


- Top books

- Top movies/tv series


- SciFi @ FaceBook

- Steampunk @ FaceBook

- Us @ Google+


- Search site

Reader Tools

- RSS news feed

- Facebook page for SFcrowsnest

- Twitter page for SFcrowsnest

- Google toolbar for SFcrowsnest

Webmaster Tools

- Add our content feeds to your site