Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

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Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Ray Wilding » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:29 pm

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:31 pm

Was that one of the most unstructured and rambly DC spots ever? I'm not actually sure what point he was trying to make unless he's trying to get a job from Sugartits.
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Tom S » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:40 pm

Possibly done for Nick's benefit. On the other hand, nearly went for PULLIES, so was surprised that it was invalid.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Ray Wilding » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:10 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm
BACONER in R13
There were two 7s in that round, but with no C, that wasn't one of them.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Indeed not, but EXURBAN was there.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Tom S » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:38 pm

Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on? That game puts Alex into No.8 seed, and knocks Nikki out of the top 8, but think there may be an Apterite coming up who might knock him out of the top 8. Only just realised that James was a former contestant in 2000, in which he lost his game and botched his chances of advancing with a far-off conundrum, just like today, except a good letters knowledge helped him to win today. Don't really see him as a finalist, but never say never:).
Me:126-61 (James)
Me:126-54(Alex)
Could've had GOUTIER in R11, but wasn't certain, so would have just played FORGET

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:47 pm

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm
BACONER in R13
There were two 7s in that round, but with no C, that wasn't one of them.
...there are some days I really suck at this...
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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:32 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on?
There's an actual board there where the conundrum is officially revealed - the monitors are only a camera view of this. It's probably much comfier to stare at that than hunch over a monitor, but admittedly it looks puzzling to a viewer who can't see all this.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by David Williams » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:33 am

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:32 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on?
There's an actual board there where the conundrum is officially revealed - the monitors are only a camera view of this. It's probably much comfier to stare at that than hunch over a monitor, but admittedly it looks puzzling to a viewer who can't see all this.
So have they moved the board, because I've never noticed this before?

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Chris Hare » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:15 pm

The panel above the letters board has, as of this episode, been changed from a textured bronze to a flat blue, and looks much the poorer for it. I imagine there's a boring behind-the-scenes reason.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Tom S » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:46 pm

Thanks for clearing that, something that I had not noticed before, makes sense now. I don't know exactly how far away the board is from the contestants table, just looked very far away.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:00 pm

David Williams wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:33 am
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:32 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on?
There's an actual board there where the conundrum is officially revealed - the monitors are only a camera view of this. It's probably much comfier to stare at that than hunch over a monitor, but admittedly it looks puzzling to a viewer who can't see all this.
So have they moved the board, because I've never noticed this before?
It was definitely there when I went to a recording last year.
Tom S wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:46 pm
Thanks for clearing that, something that I had not noticed before, makes sense now. I don't know exactly how far away the board is from the contestants table, just looked very far away.
It was pretty far away when I watched, admittedly it may have changed since then.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Alex Smith » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:27 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on? That game puts Alex into No.8 seed, and knocks Nikki out of the top 8, but think there may be an Apterite coming up who might knock him out of the top 8. Only just realised that James was a former contestant in 2000, in which he lost his game and botched his chances of advancing with a far-off conundrum, just like today, except a good letters knowledge helped him to win today. Don't really see him as a finalist, but never say never:).
Me:126-61 (James)
Me:126-54(Alex)
Could've had GOUTIER in R11, but wasn't certain, so would have just played FORGET
Both desk monitors crashed at the last possible moment. When Nick said "Fingers on buzzers", my monitor went to a black screen and I had to look at the TV screen closest to Rachel and the numbers board but it was discovered that James' screen also went black. Me and James reported this issue to Jay (floor manager) but it looked like he wasn't too bothered about it, he only said "Apologies for that".

I hope this answers the question.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:43 pm

Alex Smith wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:27 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on? That game puts Alex into No.8 seed, and knocks Nikki out of the top 8, but think there may be an Apterite coming up who might knock him out of the top 8. Only just realised that James was a former contestant in 2000, in which he lost his game and botched his chances of advancing with a far-off conundrum, just like today, except a good letters knowledge helped him to win today. Don't really see him as a finalist, but never say never:).
Me:126-61 (James)
Me:126-54(Alex)
Could've had GOUTIER in R11, but wasn't certain, so would have just played FORGET
Both desk monitors crashed at the last possible moment. When Nick said "Fingers on buzzers", my monitor went to a black screen and I had to look at the TV screen closest to Rachel and the numbers board but it was discovered that James' screen also went black. Me and James reported this issue to Jay (floor manager) but it looked like he wasn't too bothered about it, he only said "Apologies for that".

I hope this answers the question.
Ah thanks for the insider Alex 8-) , well done on your wins, you played very well and also came across very well too. I hope you weren't too disheartened by the loss, as one shouldn't be too down for losing against an octochamp.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by Alex Smith » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:56 pm

Tom S wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:43 pm
Alex Smith wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:27 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on? That game puts Alex into No.8 seed, and knocks Nikki out of the top 8, but think there may be an Apterite coming up who might knock him out of the top 8. Only just realised that James was a former contestant in 2000, in which he lost his game and botched his chances of advancing with a far-off conundrum, just like today, except a good letters knowledge helped him to win today. Don't really see him as a finalist, but never say never:).
Me:126-61 (James)
Me:126-54(Alex)
Could've had GOUTIER in R11, but wasn't certain, so would have just played FORGET
Both desk monitors crashed at the last possible moment. When Nick said "Fingers on buzzers", my monitor went to a black screen and I had to look at the TV screen closest to Rachel and the numbers board but it was discovered that James' screen also went black. Me and James reported this issue to Jay (floor manager) but it looked like he wasn't too bothered about it, he only said "Apologies for that".

I hope this answers the question.
Ah thanks for the insider Alex 8-) , well done on your wins, you played very well and also came across very well too. I hope you weren't too disheartened by the loss, as one shouldn't be too down for losing against an octochamp.
Thanks Tom, you're very kind. :) I was not disheartened with my loss. James was one of the nicest guys I've ever met so it was all good. I was happy that I didn't embarrass myself during my recordings because I was nervous when watching with my classmates at college. I'm happy with my 4 wins, I may reapply in the future and see if I can do better.

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