|This is not Ming, this is a cross between Lumbergh from Office Space and an extra from Janet Jackson’s Rythm Nation video.||
Saw the new Flash Gordon on the Sci-Fi Channel the other night. Embarrassing. They reinvented it as a Gen-X Dramedy…
Here’s a tip for anyone who wants to take yet another stab at a story that was perfected the first time around: No matter what era you set Flash Gordon in, no matter what era you make Flash Gordon in, no matter which target audience you’re going for, Ming The Merciless is called Ming The Merciless and he is always, always, always bald and wearing a Fu Manchu beard. This is impossible to fuck up. So if you do fuck it up, you’ve ruined something that didn’t need remaking in the first place. Congratulations.