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Impossible

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« on: 05-08-2002 14:17 »

Who remembers this BRILLIANT quiz type show? I loved it when I was little! Has anyone else been to the Crystal Maze thing in Wales? Its cool!   laff
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 05-08-2002 14:41 »

I remember it, the contestants had to go to these different rooms and perform various tasks to get the crystal, then get back out before the time ran out. It was pretty cool, in a retro kind of way, and that giant crystal at the end with the money floating around it was cool smile
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« Reply #2 on: 05-08-2002 14:42 »

I remember that, it was pretty cool at first but later I got bored with it. I've never been to the thing is Wales though.
Impossible

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« Reply #3 on: 05-08-2002 14:43 »

i loved the giant crystal thingy!
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #4 on: 05-08-2002 15:27 »

I used to worship that program!! It was soooo good   smile It used to be part of my friday night viewing when I was younger. I prefered it when Richard O'Brien used to present it though, because they changed it quite far into the series for another guy and it wasn't as good. And if my memory serves me right they altered one of the lands as well. I think they made an Atlantis World or something water themed. The Aztec world used to be my favourite  smile
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« Reply #5 on: 05-08-2002 15:30 »

I always loved the different lands, they were really well themed and had cool maps smile
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« Reply #6 on: 05-08-2002 15:35 »

Yeah it was cool! They sometimes show the old episodes of the Crystal maze on Challenge TV on Sky  smile And another thing I used to ponder to myself when watching it, do you know at the end where they're in the big crystal and they had to grab the gold and silver tokens? Well why didn't they just grab a handful of tokens and take the silver ones out and just put the gold ones through the flap? If even 3 out of the 6 people did that whilst the other 3 simply threw any tokens they got through the flap they would stand a better chance of winning   smile
diagnostic

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« Reply #7 on: 05-08-2002 15:41 »

I stopped watching it when the old presenter left the show, it was never the same after that *sniff*
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #8 on: 05-08-2002 15:45 »

Yeah I agree. Richard O'Brien was the best  smile
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« Reply #9 on: 05-08-2002 15:49 »

I won't have a word said against Ed Tudor-Pole!
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« Reply #10 on: 05-08-2002 15:50 »

I loved that show, but it seems to have disappeared now  frown.

Fort Boyard is kind of a cheap spin-off of it, am I right in thinking that?
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« Reply #11 on: 05-08-2002 15:58 »

 
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Originally posted by ghoulishmoose:
do you know at the end where they're in the big crystal and they had to grab the gold and silver tokens? Well why didn't they just grab a handful of tokens and take the silver ones out and just put the gold ones through the flap? If even 3 out of the 6 people did that whilst the other 3 simply threw any tokens they got through the flap they would stand a better chance of winning    smile

That's a good idea, they really should've, especially after all the work they did to get their in the first place, their loss I suppose.

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« Reply #12 on: 05-08-2002 16:02 »

 
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Originally posted by ghoulishmoose:
It used to be part of my friday night viewing when I was younger. And if my memory serves me right they altered one of the lands as well. I think they made an Atlantis World or something water themed. The Aztec world used to be my favourite 

As I recall it was on Thursday nights, 8:30-9:30 Channel 4.

Wasn't it Ocean they changed it to - supposedly a sunken sink in an air pocket or something. I always thought the Industrial and Futuristic zones were too similar. Aztec was my favourite, too, incidentally.

See:  http://www.qwertyuiop.co.uk/gs/atoz/programmes/c/crystal_maze/

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« Reply #13 on: 05-08-2002 16:14 »

One thing I forgot to mention earlier, it had such cool music, don't you think? smile
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« Reply #14 on: 05-08-2002 16:26 »
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Go visit that site, it rocks. I loved that program. I used to defy my mother and stay up till 9:30 to watch it. If I catch it, I watch the repeats on Challenge TV (which used to be a really good channel, but it has become a bit cheap now...).

By the way, I wonder if www.jamba.co.uk  is still going. It used to be a sort of quiz/pub sports web site where you could win prizes.

Oh the nostalgia. All these great shows I used to watch. Big Break, Catchphrase, Gladiators. And now what do we get. The smarmy tosser Chris Tarrant, and Anne Robinson. Need I say more. Can't Davina McCall bugger off for 2 seconds aswell.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #15 on: 05-08-2002 18:17 »

"You've got to slide the thing to the left!"
"What's he doing?"
"I've got to move this thing around..."
"THE LEFT!  THE LEFT!"
"Fifteen seconds left."
"GET OUT!"
"I've nearly got it..."
"GET OUT!  GET OUT!"
"Three...two...one...that's it.  I'm afraid you're locked in."

Classic.  Absolutely classic.
Impossible

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« Reply #16 on: 05-09-2002 13:40 »

Richard O Brian was cooooooooooooooool!
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #17 on: 05-09-2002 13:44 »

 
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Originally posted by BarneyBurnham:
 As I recall it was on Thursday nights, 8:30-9:30 Channel 4.

Wasn't it Ocean they changed it to - supposedly a sunken sink in an air pocket or something. I always thought the Industrial and Futuristic zones were too similar. Aztec was my favourite, too, incidentally.

Oh yeah Ocean..now I remember  smile And thanks for reminding me that it was on on thursdays. I guess it was part of my thursday night viewing instead  wink

 
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Originally posted by Otis
One thing I forgot to mention earlier, it had such cool music, don't you think?

Yeah I agree. It is pretty cool music   smile


Impossible

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« Reply #18 on: 05-09-2002 13:54 »

I found the theme tune...i downloaded it... big grin
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« Reply #19 on: 05-09-2002 14:49 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
"You've got to slide the thing to the left!"
"What's he doing?"
"I've got to move this thing around..."
"THE LEFT!  THE LEFT!"
"Fifteen seconds left."
"GET OUT!"
"I've nearly got it..."
"GET OUT!  GET OUT!"
"Three...two...one...that's it.  I'm afraid you're locked in."

Classic.  Absolutely classic.

I remember the piss-take on the 'Mary Whitehouse Experience'. A Richard O'Brien look-alike (with a huge head) ushers a team member into a room with:

- a teapot
- a cup + saucer
- a little milk jug

"I can't see what to do!!!!" screams the guy. He then spends ten seconds putting the cup in the teapot and balancing the saucer on the the milk jug.

His team then proceeds to shout "come out, come out!!!". He runs out, they celebrate.

Sums up the whole show in a 30 second sketch. Brilliant!
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« Reply #20 on: 05-09-2002 15:07 »

  laff Oh WOW! I bet that was well good  smile I always used to shout at the telly even at a young age if I knew what to do and they just didn't seem to be getting it. It was dead annoying beacuse they couldn't hear me  wink
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« Reply #21 on: 05-09-2002 19:12 »

Heh, I saw an episode today on Challenge, and there was this real dopey woman in a lab room. She had to go to the chemicals cupboard and get some chemicals, the lids of which spelt out a message. It took her half the time just to find the damn cupboard even with her teammates screaming "It's behind you in the corner by the dead man". Then she had to find this camera which was right next to the cupboard and she couldn't find that either. She just stood there screaming "What do I do??!". Stupid cow.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #22 on: 05-09-2002 19:14 »

That's the beauty of the programme: it made the contestants look like wankers.  I watched each programme wanting as many people as possible to get locked in.

Archie2K

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« Reply #23 on: 05-10-2002 06:59 »

I remember a very old program when the captain first got locked in, so the vice captain got locked in, and so the 4 members of the team had to confer with each other about which games to play. I think at one point they had only 3 people left on the team.
Impossible

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« Reply #24 on: 05-10-2002 13:32 »

Not many teams won did they?
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« Reply #25 on: 05-12-2002 10:58 »

Nope, cos they had to get more gold tokens than silver and it was hard when Richard O' Brien was there. I loved than show.
aslate

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« Reply #26 on: 05-12-2002 15:36 »

 
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Originally posted by ghoulishmoose:
I prefered it when Richard O'Brien used to present it though, because they changed it quite far into the series for another guy and it wasn't as good.

I loved it too and Richard was the best one. I remeber the mumsie stuff especially, great show, especially the ones that you could do in your head at home.
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #27 on: 05-12-2002 15:55 »

I hated the ones that were blantanly simple unless you were in there doing it.
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