From SCI FI WIRE:
John Ralston, who plays the villainous dictator Ming on SCI FI Channel's upcoming series Flash Gordon, told SCI FI Wire that he doesn't necessarily see his character as completely evil. "You have to like your character," Ralston said in an interview at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. on July 15." You can't have that other eye going, 'Oh, my God, what an evil person you are.' He just occupies this world, and that's the world that he knows, and those motivations are, for him, really rooted in a kind of logic that makes absolute sense."