There’s just something about this series that just screams, “No budget! We have NO budget!” The thing is, the show has CGI, and special effects and matte paintings and people in strange costumes and everything. I guess this ep looked cheap because so much of it was spent at the wedding of the brother of Flash’s black sidekick, Tonto. Er, Nick. It was like, “Could we bring cameras to your wedding and shoot a few rolls of film? It’d REALLY help with our budget.”
And how about those slightly larger than Earth size dragonflies of Mongo with their very slow-acting poison that gave you hours and hours of euphoria before it killed you? Why, if we had dangerous creatures like that on Earth, we’d … milk 'em like they was cows!
At least we got to meet a tribe of Amazons on Mongo. Real ball-busting Amazons, too. I was glad to see the writers weren’t above recognizing the series’ cheesy origins and that they were willing to REALLY go with the cliche there. I just think they should have gone with the ORIGINAL cliche about Amazons that was around when the series was invented. You know, “You are a man? Really? Oh, I am sorry, I do not believe this. There are legends of men among us from the dawn of time, but in the modern era we have come to recognize that no creature could long survive with its dangly bits so exposed. If you are a man, just show us these dangly bits of yours so that we may believe you? What? You cannot? It is wrong? Sure it is. Admit it, you are one of us, and very confused.”
So, anyway, this episode, although it didn’t advance the plot much, it did develop Nick’s character a lot, something that, while not desperately needed, did keep expenses down. And isn’t that what it’s all about after all?