New releases announced today, April 24:
Sci Fi Channel's Flash Gordon - The Complete Series will be coming out July 14
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon - Complete Season 2 will be coming out June 16
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Sony Pictures has won a heated bidding war over the rights to make another live-action film based on the 1930s comic strip Flash GordonAccording to Variety the deal being negotiated is in the high six-figure range Breck Eisner Sahara is attached to direct and Neal Moritz will produceThe comic strip created by Alex Raymond followed a polo player who is kidnapped and taken to Planet Mongo where he battles Ming the Merciless The strip was adapted in a 1980 film starring Sam Jones and has seen several incarnations on television most recently in Sci Fis 2007 series starring Eric Johnson Adam Bryant
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
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