Well, that’s two episodes down, and Flash Gordon is still in Vancouver … oh, I mean, on Earth. Which looks a lot like Vancouver. The one shot of the ice smuggler at the Mongonian police station looked like Vancouver, too. Maybe Mongo is Canada. That would explain a lot, like why Canadians are always shooting sex rays all over the place.
I can’t say I cared for the male Mongonian bounty hunter. He looked and acted too much like a professional wrestler. I kept expecting him to hit Flash with a chair when he wasn’t looking and steal his belt. Also, I was surprised that the female bounty hunter was willing to kiss him, because it didn’t look like the guy had brushed his teeth during the five years he spent in the dungeon.
Um, I did notice there was a bondage scene in the episode. But don’t get all excited on my behalf, the ropework was very sloppy. You’d think a bounty hunter would know of better ways to tie people up than winding rope round and round them like they was bobbins. Also, what with the similar appearance of all the female characters in the show, it was kinda hard to tell if Flash was tied to Dale or Aura, or his mom or some innocent passer-by.
The water smuggling and so forth that was the main plot on Mongo felt very old-school Los Angeles detective noir to me. All this feuding and killing over water rights – wouldn’t be surprised if the series ends with someone saying, “Let it go, Flash – it’s Mongotown.”
Anyway, I’m glad they seem to be planning to get Flash to Mongo for good by episode 3. I think they should do that fast, before SciFi Channel cancels the show.