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    (Original post by learner_dancer)
    If I did find it, I'd be gutted if they had age restrictions. i mean gutted. It would be like having a childhood dream rubbed into your face then taken away again...
    I did it for my birthday once, and as far as I remember my parents joined in!
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    Reading this makes me feel so happy. This show was brilliant.
    Absolute classic. Up there with Krypton Factor.
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    The Cyberdrome Crystal Maze was an attraction usually found in larger bowling alleys and video arcades in the UK. It allowed fans an opportunity to "play" the Crystal Maze for themselves in a computerised format. There were a few differences from the show itself, e.g. there is no player choice of game category, and there is no locking in (instead, failing to quit a game would immediately cost the team a crystal). Five of the first six locations were in Britain, while the sixth was in Japan. Most of the Cyberdrome Crystal Mazes have since closed, but one is still running near Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
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    (Original post by RightSaidJames)
    I did it for my birthday once, and as far as I remember my parents joined in!
    I might have to take a small child with me in that case.
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    Yep and Games Master which was also on C4

    We had the board game, lol.. I used to chew on the plastic crystals

    The only hope of it ever getting another series is if "celebrities" go on the show in place of general public who used to apply. That's just the way TV has gone.
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    It still exists in Wales!!! :woo:

    http://www.activitywales.com/experie...Crystal%20Maze
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    I think that The Crystal Maze, Gamesmaster and until Chris Evans lost heart in it, TFI Friday, are the best original programmes that Channel 4 has ever made.

    Richard O'Brien, or at least the part as presenter that he was playing- favoured black clothing, a sort of mysterious yet home-loving harmonica-playing rock and roll Merlin-type figure and he said 'Will you start the fans please'. He seemed to derive barely disguised pleasure from locking people in and being very vague when people asked how much time was left. He often seemed to actively dissuade people from buying out their hapless/unfortunate locked in team members. Yet by the end of the show he always showed some delight in revealing the prizes. He is a something of a legend, perhaps even more because he is so rarely interviewed- the Rocky Horror Picture Show is a great musical mixing all kinds of references such as Frankenstein, post-war suspicion (whether of aliens or foreigners), haunted house movies etc...

    The Industrial zone was replaced by Ocean, because they thought that Industrial was either too similar to Futuristic or wasn't interesting enough- I liked Industrial actually and Futuristic was my least favourite zone.

    Ed Tudor Pole had a more dashing dandy colourful bucanneer look crossed with the demeanour of an eager Boy Scout and he said 'Let the four winds blow' to start the fans. He was arguably more willing for the contestants to win and not be locked in.

    It is said that the Crystal Dome scenes were always filmed twice- once to show the contestants apparently scambling in the air for tokens and filmed again to show extracts of what they actually did the whole time- concentrate on picking up the many tokens littering the floor that had not been swept in the air by the fans.

    I remember that, to start with, the prize was always a day out for the whole team. In later series, this was changed to individual, different, days out of the choice of each contestant, presumably because some contestants didn't like the idea of parachuting upside down or something- and I can't blame them- but it still arguably took some of the sense of team out of the end of the show.

    I went to a Crystal Maze experience at Blackpool in which most games were played on electronic monitors.
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    I never thought this thread would be this popular! Hurrah!
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    (Original post by pinkpenguin)
    It still exists in Wales!!! :woo:

    http://www.activitywales.com/experie...Crystal%20Maze
    OMG OMG OMG.

    would anyone like to go?
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    Watching it now :awesome:
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    I like to watch it on YouTube for the moment but it is a shame you they won't make any more new episodes.
    All those intending to watch:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/edtudorpole

    This channel user has (I think) all episodes.
    Oh and please sign the petition to bring it back on the Challenge TV site.
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    the Crystal Maze was truly brilliant. ah memories of my childhood flooding back.

    I remember when it was Richard O'Brian hosting it....and then it changed to Ed Tudor Pole and I thought for ages that he wasn't as good as Richard, but after a while he grew on me, so then when I saw some re-runs of the older ones with Richard again it felt weird because I'd gotten used to Ed.
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    That was amazing, my mum had a crystal that looked the same as the ones they got at the end, she always swore to me she was a contestant on that show:p:
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    I must find where they used to film this...and tell everyone else and go break in. I LOVED this! I'm so old I remember pretty much when it started!

    Now, I wonder, could I find the theme music anywhere
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    Funniest Crystal Maze moment:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwxCJSXWCaA
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    (Original post by nikita_atikin)
    I like to watch it on YouTube for the moment but it is a shame you they won't make any more new episodes.
    All those intending to watch:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/edtudorpole

    This channel user has (I think) all episodes.
    Oh and please sign the petition to bring it back on the Challenge TV site.
    It's not the on the site? I saw it yesterday on the actual channel....
    That's odd
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    I love the fact that the host is Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show :rofl2:
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    (Original post by SleepingSelene)
    yeah!! Oh, these shows.. i also used to watch Fort Boyard, lol. :laugh:
    lol - Ford Boyard was just softcore porn.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    lol - Ford Boyard was just softcore porn.
    .. i just saw this and realised.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJgt_...eature=related

    Oh dear. :eek:
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    (Original post by SleepingSelene)
    .. i just saw this and realised.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJgt_...eature=related

    Oh dear. :eek:
    They used to do loads of weird upskirt shots as the contestants ran around up the stairs, lmao.
 
 
 
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