'Knightmare Live' - adult version of classic 1980s TV show

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I had a cracking night out this evening at 'knightmare live' - a tv show from the 1980s that really kicked off the use of computer graphics. Many adults of a certain age will recall watching a blinded child wander around, guided by podgy friends to almost certain doom, whilst you screamed at the TV and their stupidity.

Well the show is back, and done as an 'adult' version of the show with lots of in jokes and some very adult and silly humour. If you like that sort of thing then its a very god hour of your time to participate and die an untimely death on your quest (randomly chosen from artifacts acquired from the audience - tonights was some lube gel)...

Knightmare Live
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Trans-sane

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#3
Christ. I can hardly recall that. My only memory being three geeky types saying "spell casting" then spelling out a word.
 
#5
Did any team ever complete the quest? I can't remember anyone lasting more than about twenty minutes on CITV.
 
#6
Loved that show, was this a resurrectional type filming or a stage show?
It was a faithful and very rude homage to the original stage show thats now incredibly been running for 5 years!
 

rampant

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#8
Did any team ever complete the quest? I can't remember anyone lasting more than about twenty minutes on CITV.
Never remember anyone completing it ever, but some survived a few shows

Just checked, apparently only 8 teams gave ever won. That's loads more than I thought
 
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@jim30

Bet you remember this one too!

 
#12
“Spellcasting..... I.... A.....M....A......F...U....T...U....R.....E.........S.....E....X.....O......F......F......E....N....D......E......R.......”
 
#13
I have just been reading up on The Adventure game and I didn't realise that Moira Stuart got he break in television because of that show.

Douglas Adams was asked to write it but he was too busy writing the television version of Hitchhikers.

Also, it was Kenny Baker who was inside the Aspidistra column so R2D2 was also a plant.

Gronda Gronda!
 
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ugly

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#15
I'm so lucky to have spent the 1980's away from the UK in uniform with BFBS providing such quality entertainment!
No really!
 
#16
I had a cracking night out this evening at 'knightmare live' - a tv show from the 1980s that really kicked off the use of computer graphics. Many adults of a certain age will recall watching a blinded child wander around, guided by podgy friends to almost certain doom, whilst you screamed at the TV and their stupidity.
Once upon a time, a group of my schoolfriends and I participated in the show, I was that "blinded child*".








* Fun fact: It was only a helmet.
 
#17
Once upon a time, a group of my schoolfriends and I participated in the show, I was that "blinded child*".

* Fun fact: It was only a helmet.
Obviously the magic of television aside, how did it actually work in reality? Was it a single room that you were placed in the corner of every time you started somewhere new, and was it not a bit weird with a cackling actor in the same room who you couldn't see?
But that's an awesome claim, I loved Knightmare!
 
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Obviously the magic of television aside, how did it actually work in reality? Was it a single room that you were placed in the corner of every time you started somewhere new, and was it not a bit weird with a cackling actor in the same room who you couldn't see?
But that's an awesome claim, I loved Knightmare!
I'd have been 13 or 14 at the time (1990-ish), essentially it was a girt big green screen, like the weather forecast. Everything was explained beforehand, so that you didn't have young teenagers wigging out.
 
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Obviously the magic of television aside, how did it actually work in reality? Was it a single room that you were placed in the corner of every time you started somewhere new, and was it not a bit weird with a cackling actor in the same room who you couldn't see?
But that's an awesome claim, I loved Knightmare!
The Guardian did an article a few years ago on how the programme was filmed.

How we made Knightmare
 

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