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"Flash Gordon" Pilot (2007)

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Original Air Date:
10 August 2007 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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Plot:
Local track star "Flash" Gordon learns that his scientist father, believed dead for more than a decade, actually disappeared through a trans-dimensional rift. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eric Johnson ... Steven 'Flash' Gordon

Gina Holden ... Dale Arden

Karen Cliche ... Baylin

Jody Racicot ... Dr. Hans Zarkov

John Ralston ... Ming

Jonathan Walker ... Rankol (as Jonathan Lloyd Walker)

Anna Van Hooft ... Aura

Giles Panton ... Joe Wylee

Panou ... Nick

Carmen Moore ... Joely Lavant

Jill Teed ... Mrs. Laura Gordon

Adrian Holmes ... Earl

Alejandro Abellan ... Ernesto Lupo
Spencer Achtymichuk ... Young Flash Gordon
Brett Armstrong ... Camera Man
Roy Earl Compsall ... Henchman
David Coles ... Henchman
Lynn Colliar ... News Anchor
Bruce Dawson ... Lawrence Gordon

Benjamin Easterday ... Bouncer
Richard Faraci ... Prisoner (as Rick Faraci)
Elan Ross Gibson ... Handmaiden

Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Luna

Cherise Jacques ... Handmaiden
Ian Marsh ... Mongo Prison Guard

Raquel Riskin ... Ming's Handmaiden

Rick Rosenthal ... Jacky Kahuna

Emilio Salituro ... Cocky Bowler

Darryl Scheelar ... Cougar Owner

Robbie Segulam ... Minimart Owner

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rick Rosenthal 
 
Writing credits
Peter Hume (developer)

Peter Hume (written by)

Alex Raymond  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Steve Best .... associate producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Peter Hume .... executive producer
Matthew O'Connor .... executive producer
Tom Rowe .... executive producer
James Thorpe .... co-executive producer
Pascal Verschooris .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Picton 
 
Cinematography by
David Pelletier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nicole Ratcliffe 
 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins 
Sean Cossey 
Tricia Tomey 
 
Production Design by
Clyde Klotz 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Andringa 
 
Set Decoration by
Bobbi Allyn  (as Bobbi Allyn-Uhrich)
 
Costume Design by
Heidi Samuda 
 
Makeup Department
Mariah Crawley .... hairstylist
Agnieszka Echallier .... effects makeup (as Agnieshka Echallier)
Joel Echallier .... effects makeup
Debi Lelievre .... make-up artist (as Debbie Lellevre)
Michael Nickiforek .... sculptor/mold maker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tracey Boyd .... production manager
Katy Lew .... production executive
Les Lukacs .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ania Musiatowicz .... second assistant director
Ian Samoil .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Cameron Boon .... head painter
Allan Burdett .... construction coordinator (as Alan Burdett)
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Lucas T. Chadwick .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jason Craig .... assistant carpenter (uncredited)
Warren Flanagan .... visual concept: RHI entertainment (uncredited)
Patrick Jennings .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Peter Ochotta .... set designer (uncredited)
Hitoshi Okamoto .... lead sculptor (uncredited)
Scott Riddell .... first assistant props (uncredited)
Christopher Rodgers .... lead carpenter (uncredited)
Brent Russell .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Milena Zdravkovic .... visual concept: RHI entertainment (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Kelly Cole .... re-recording mixer
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Andre Iwanchuk .... dialogue editor
Kirby Jinnah .... dialogue editor
Kirby Jinnah .... sound effects editor
Devan Kraushar .... sound designer
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Bill Mellow .... re-recording mixer
James Wallace .... sound designer
Steven Weakes .... production sound mixer
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator
Rory Cutler .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Adam Tayler .... special effects set supervisor (uncredited)
Attila Vaski .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Lacey .... visual effects supervisor
Mack Benz .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Louis Cox .... visual effects (uncredited)
Ian Fenton .... lead digital compositor (uncredited)
Genevieve Forte .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Mark Goldberg .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jason Gross .... visual effects supervisor: Image Engine (uncredited)
Christopher Mossman .... visual effects executive producer: Image Engine (uncredited)
Joel Skeete .... digital compositor: Ronin Visual Effects (uncredited)
Derek Stevenson .... compositor: Image Engine (uncredited)
Michael Stewart .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tom Tennisco .... digital artist (uncredited)
Donald Tse .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Vera Zivny .... visual effects producer: Image Engine (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Carolyn Anderson .... stunt player
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt player
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Ashlea Earl .... stunt player
Mike Mitchell .... stunt player (as Mitch Mitchell)
Heath Stevenson .... stunt player
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Gelinas .... key grip
Troy J. Peters .... gaffer (as Troy Peters)
Glenn Pineau .... camera operator
Dan Basaraba .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Aaron Haesler .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Mark Jungclaus .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Martin Kostian .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Prem Marimuthu .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Dana Powers .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Christian Schauz .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jeff Weddell .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Elisa Bayley .... casting associate
Stephen Ciavardini .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Kevin Kuffa .... casting associate: New York (uncredited)
J.J. Ogilvy .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Dylan Staniforth .... extras casting wrangler (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debbie Douglas .... assistant costume designer
Nancy Jones .... set costumer (uncredited)
Paula Munro .... costume set supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Cher Hanusiak .... post-production coordinator
Shae Salmon .... first assistant editor
Seán Travers .... colorist
Mark Adams .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Picton .... theme by
Steve Best .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Peter Gibson .... transportation coordinator
Jovan Vujatovic .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Andrew Atkins .... legal
Laura Collini .... script supervisor
Gloria Davies .... publicist
Jim Desroches .... coordinator (as James DesRoches)
Melody Fox .... executive story editor
Brianna Lawrence .... craft service
Brianna Lawrence .... first aid
Susan Nestibo .... location manager
Lei Leng Ong .... assistant to executive producers
Ross Redhead .... facilities manager
Stuart Robinson .... accountant
Shay Wilson .... script coordinator
Kai Wu .... assistant to executive producers
Chad Bretschneider .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Richard Cummins .... location assistant (uncredited)
Alix Falkiner .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer playback designer (uncredited)
Chris Garbasauskas .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joshua Hinkson .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearances (uncredited)
Greg Kupiec .... title designer (uncredited)
Ken MacAlpine .... location scout (uncredited)
Ryan Mitchelle .... production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Munro .... location scout (uncredited)
Simona Pandele .... production assistant (uncredited)
Scooby Vincent .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
USA:65 min (original version) | Canada:87 min (DVD version) (two parts)
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Quotes:
Joely Lavant:Okay, this is weird. Four people at the Excalibur Lanes just reported being attacked by an alien. Think we should check it out?
Dale Arden:What is this, Alien Homecoming Week? You know this is gonna turn out to be a hoax.
Joely Lavant:Well yeah, but it'd be a great tease. People love their aliens almost as much as they love their celebrities.
Dale Arden:If only we could get E.T. on tape with Lindsay Lohan, then we'd be set.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The two-part version's superior, 12 September 2011
Author: VinnieRattolle from United States

When the series debuted on The Sci-Fi Channel, the pilot aired in a 75 minute time slot, and it ran 65 minutes without commercials. This version was issued on a DVD titled "Flash Gordon: The Premiere Episode," which was briefly available at Best Buy stores. Included on that disc were 7 minutes of deleted scenes, one of which didn't have completed special effects... but that wasn't nearly all of the footage that was removed.

'Flash'-forward to 2009, when Canada's Phase 4 Films quietly sneaked the complete series onto DVD (which I didn't discover until long after the fact). That set includes a 2-part version of the pilot which runs roughly 90 minutes. Although it drags a little in a couple spots, the 2-part version is DRASTICALLY superior to the shorter cut. Part of the problem (though there were many others) with the 65 minute cut is that the characters all come off very shallow. The reason is because virtually every moment that didn't push the plot forward was removed. From the start, this incarnation of the classic story was a character piece but, in excising the little moments that showed what made the characters tick, The Sci-Fi Channel totally ruined it.

I was disappointed with the pilot when I saw it too, but unlike most fans of the source material and earlier incarnations, I stuck with the show and watched it blossom -- and by the end, I was glad that I did. It was abundantly clear that the network didn't have much faith in the show from the low-budget it was given, but now that I've seen the better, longer cut of the pilot, I can't help but wonder if the network bigwigs deliberately tried to sabotage the show from the get-go.

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