Question: I heard a rumor that Sci Fi is thinking about renewing Flash Gordon, despite the lousy ratings and being a lousy show, because of its cult following. It seems a little strange to me that they would renew such a downright awful show when The Dresden Files, which was much better and had much better ratings, lingers on without renewal even though there are lots of fans out there asking (and even begging) for it. If any show deserves renewal, it's Dresden, not Gordon. Is there any truth to this rumor? On another Dresden-related note, will fans ever get to see the two-hour "Storm Front" episode?
Answer: Got a bunch of similar e-mails all at the same time earlier this week asking this same two-part question. Hmmm, Internet fan conspiracy, anyone? I can't address the specifics of the Dresden Files episode — which I believe was a trimmed version of a longer episode originally intended as the pilot — except to say I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Sci Fi to step up where this show is concerned. (This just in: Lee from writes to say that an updated Sci Fi schedule reveals that the two-hour "Storm Front" is now scheduled to air in the wee hours of Saturday, March 8, at 3 am/ET, so set your machines accordingly.) I agree that Dresden was far superior to Flash Gordon, but it wasn't renewed, it's not going to be revived, and it's time to move on. As for Flash Gordon being renewed, I haven't heard anything official one way or the other, but it does make you wonder how desperate Sci Fi must be if it finds any justification for keeping this vapid loser going.