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The Crystal Maze

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:52 pm

One of the best game shows of the 1990's is returning!!! (Well, sort of.....) ;) :) :D :mrgreen:

The Crystal Maze is returning, but not on the TV, instead it's being rebuilt in Central London. Even Richard O'Brien is getting involved :!: :!: :shock: :o 8-)

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WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Post by Peter Clarke » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:03 am

Love love LOVE the Crystal Maze! I love Fort Boyard too, both childhood memories.

Some people say how rubbish the contestants can be. Yes to some, but I reckon it's harder than it looks there because all names to them are new so they have to figure out hard and quick what to do. Also nerves can get the better of them. There were a few incidents where I thought 'what the fuck?!' though.

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Re: The Crystal Maze

Post by Jojo Apollo » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:58 pm

It would've been good to see it back on the box on Challenge or Channel 4.

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Re: The Crystal Maze

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:12 pm

By the way, while I liked the crystal maze, the end bit was a complete anti-climax. It was shit.

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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:13 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:By the way, while I liked the crystal maze, the end bit was a complete anti-climax. It was shit.
It was great for play-along-at-home-ability. I used to fucking ace it with the gold ones every time.

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Post by JimBentley » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:32 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:By the way, while I liked the crystal maze, the end bit was a complete anti-climax. It was shit.
I used to have a theory about this but was a bit too young to go on the Richard O'Brien ones and yet felt a bit too old to go on the later ones, but basically it boiled down to getting more than one contestant into the Crystal Dome (preferably three or more though, obviously). Then you'd just have one contestant sitting by the tube (or whatever it was you put the tickets in) who would be given all the tickets, reject the silver ones and post the gold ones. Always seemed really obvious to me but I can't remember any team doing it.

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Re: The Crystal Maze

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:55 am

JimBentley wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:By the way, while I liked the crystal maze, the end bit was a complete anti-climax. It was shit.
I used to have a theory about this but was a bit too young to go on the Richard O'Brien ones and yet felt a bit too old to go on the later ones, but basically it boiled down to getting more than one contestant into the Crystal Dome (preferably three or more though, obviously). Then you'd just have one contestant sitting by the tube (or whatever it was you put the tickets in) who would be given all the tickets, reject the silver ones and post the gold ones. Always seemed really obvious to me but I can't remember any team doing it.
I never thought of that but then again I considered that round beneath thinking about. Except that I always thought that when deciding whether to unlock someone, they should always maximise players × crystals. It's all about the man hours.

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Re: The Crystal Maze

Post by Philip Wilson » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:17 pm

Peter Clarke wrote:Love love LOVE the Crystal Maze! I love Fort Boyard too, both childhood memories.

Some people say how rubbish the contestants can be. Yes to some, but I reckon it's harder than it looks there because all names to them are new so they have to figure out hard and quick what to do. Also nerves can get the better of them. There were a few incidents where I thought 'what the fuck?!' though.
Love the Crystal Maze too, specially in R O'B's era. The game I used to really shout at the contestants on though, was the one with 8 discs, either 1-8 or A-H which had to go on a connected grid without having two adjacent numbers or letters linked. It was so obvious which 2 discs went in the middle where there were most 'arms' and once they were in place the others could be put in really easily, but hardly anyone ever realised. One of the team told them on at least one occasion but the player still didn't do it! Grrrr :-)

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Post by Peter Clarke » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:15 pm

Philip Wilson wrote:
Peter Clarke wrote:Love love LOVE the Crystal Maze! I love Fort Boyard too, both childhood memories.

Some people say how rubbish the contestants can be. Yes to some, but I reckon it's harder than it looks there because all names to them are new so they have to figure out hard and quick what to do. Also nerves can get the better of them. There were a few incidents where I thought 'what the fuck?!' though.
Love the Crystal Maze too, specially in R O'B's era. The game I used to really shout at the contestants on though, was the one with 8 discs, either 1-8 or A-H which had to go on a connected grid without having two adjacent numbers or letters linked. It was so obvious which 2 discs went in the middle where there were most 'arms' and once they were in place the others could be put in really easily, but hardly anyone ever realised. One of the team told them on at least one occasion but the player still didn't do it! Grrrr :-)
I know yeah. There was one incident where a guy had to put weights on 4 pads. There was a metal bar and weights. One weight had a 2 written on it, one had 1 written on it and 2 weights had 1/2 written on it. You had to put the bar on across two of the pads. It became pretty obvious that the 2 weight goes on the bar as the pads take "1" each (no more or less). So the 1 goes on a pad, and both halves on another pad. No one in the team discovered it until it was too late!

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Re: The Crystal Maze

Post by Philip Wilson » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:39 am

Yeah I remember that game looking easy enough, but there were also many really difficult ones, like the one with discs they had to blow into holders and the one with the 4 different colours of water that had to go to the correct place. I think I only saw that one done once!

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Post by Peter Clarke » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:51 am

Philip Wilson wrote:Yeah I remember that game looking easy enough, but there were also many really difficult ones, like the one with discs they had to blow into holders and the one with the 4 different colours of water that had to go to the correct place. I think I only saw that one done once!
Ah yeah I remember those! In the water one, there was actually a diagram of the correct solution in the room. The person that won the challenge was the only person to notice it, since the diagram was at the back of the room.

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Re: The Crystal Maze

Post by Philip Wilson » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:26 am

Peter Clarke wrote:
Philip Wilson wrote:Yeah I remember that game looking easy enough, but there were also many really difficult ones, like the one with discs they had to blow into holders and the one with the 4 different colours of water that had to go to the correct place. I think I only saw that one done once!
Ah yeah I remember those! In the water one, there was actually a diagram of the correct solution in the room. The person that won the challenge was the only person to notice it, since the diagram was at the back of the room.
I didn't realise that, just thought whoever did it got lucky!

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Re: The Crystal Maze

Post by Philip Wilson » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:13 pm

There was another game involving weights, just seen it again on Challenge. There are 5 hooks, up to 4 units distant from the balance pointer at the centre of the scales, and 5 weights of varying units. Instructions are to multiply distance by weight. It's pretty easy to work out what you need on both sides to balance the scales but maybe not with the cameras on you!

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