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21st Nov '13 5:37:06 PM Antwan
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GameShow created by MerrillHeatter of ''TheHollywoodSquares'' fame. ''Battlestars'' lasted for six months on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1981-82, then {{Uncanceled}} in 1983 for a few more months.

''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to the ''Squares'', except that it featured only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If the same player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, s/he then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* BonusRound: Two.
** The original series used "Battlestars Two", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000, and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** The revival used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. $500 was awarded for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.
* GoldenSnitch: One player could light up numerous lights in a row, then lose due to missing a question and having the opponent light up the critical light.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Rod Roddy (1981-82) and Charlie Tuna (1983). Roddy would later become known as the announcer on ''PressYourLuck'' and ''ThePriceIsRight'', and Tuna as the announcer on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' following Jay Stewart's departure from that series in 1986.
** GameShowHost: Alex Trebek, then known primarily for ''HighRollers''.
** StudioAudience
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!!This show provides examples of:
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: The panelists' backdrops turned either red or blue according to which contestant captured them.
* OpeningNarration:
** '''1981-82:''' [Names of the six celebrities]. Those are the ''Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
** '''1983:''' [Names of the six celebrities] All on ''The New Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
* PanelGame
* ProgressiveJackpot: For the 1983 bonus round. Prize packages typically began with $5,000 cash plus prizes totaling around $2,000-$3,000, increasing until won.
* RecycledInSpace: It's literally ''The Hollywood Squares'' [-IN SPACE!-]
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GameShow created by MerrillHeatter of ''TheHollywoodSquares'' fame. ''Battlestars'' lasted for six months on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1981-82, then {{Uncanceled}} in 1983 for a few more months.

''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to the ''Squares'', except that it featured only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If the same player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, s/he then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* BonusRound: Two.
** The original series used "Battlestars Two", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000, and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** The revival used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. $500 was awarded for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.
* GoldenSnitch: One player could light up numerous lights in a row, then lose due to missing a question and having the opponent light up the critical light.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Rod Roddy (1981-82) and Charlie Tuna (1983). Roddy would later become known as the announcer on ''PressYourLuck'' and ''ThePriceIsRight'', and Tuna as the announcer on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' following Jay Stewart's departure from that series in 1986.
** GameShowHost: Alex Trebek, then known primarily for ''HighRollers''.
** StudioAudience
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!!This show provides examples of:
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: The panelists' backdrops turned either red or blue according to which contestant captured them.
* OpeningNarration:
** '''1981-82:''' [Names of the six celebrities]. Those are the ''Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
** '''1983:''' [Names of the six celebrities] All on ''The New Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
* PanelGame
* ProgressiveJackpot: For the 1983 bonus round. Prize packages typically began with $5,000 cash plus prizes totaling around $2,000-$3,000, increasing until won.
* RecycledInSpace: It's literally ''The Hollywood Squares'' [-IN SPACE!-]
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17th Mar '13 8:51:13 AM WarioBarker
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* FanNickname: "''The Hollywood Triangles''" due to its similarities to ''Hollywood Squares'' and its triangular board.
17th Mar '13 8:50:23 AM WarioBarker
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''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to the ''Squares'', except that it featured only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If the same player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, he or she then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.

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''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to the ''Squares'', except that it featured only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If the same player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, he or she s/he then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.
17th Mar '13 8:13:57 AM WarioBarker
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** The first was called "Battlestars Two" and obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000, and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** The second used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. $500 was awarded for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.

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** The first was called original series used "Battlestars Two" and Two", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000, and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** The second revival used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. $500 was awarded for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.correct.
* GoldenSnitch: One player could light up numerous lights in a row, then lose due to missing a question and having the opponent light up the critical light.



* FanNickname: The Hollywood Triangles (due to its similarities to ''HollywoodSquares'', and its triangular board)
* GoldenSnitch: One player could light up numerous lights in a row, then lose due to missing a question and having the opponent light up the critical light.

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* FanNickname: The "''The Hollywood Triangles (due Triangles''" due to its similarities to ''HollywoodSquares'', ''Hollywood Squares'' and its triangular board)
* GoldenSnitch: One player could light up numerous lights in a row, then lose due to missing a question and having the opponent light up the critical light.
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-->'''Rod Roddy''': [Names of the six celebrities]. Those are the ''Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
** When the show was revived in 1983, the intro changed to this...
-->'''Charlie Tuna''': [Names of the six celebrities] All on ''The New Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!

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-->'''Rod Roddy''': ** '''1981-82:''' [Names of the six celebrities]. Those are the ''Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
** When the show was revived in 1983, the intro changed to this...
-->'''Charlie Tuna''':
'''1983:''' [Names of the six celebrities] All on ''The New Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!



* ProgressiveJackpot: For the second version's bonus round. Prize packages typically began with $5,000 cash plus prizes totaling around $2,000-$3,000, increasing until won.
* RecycledInSpace: It's literally Hollywood Squares ... [-IN SPACE!-]

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* ProgressiveJackpot: For the second version's 1983 bonus round. Prize packages typically began with $5,000 cash plus prizes totaling around $2,000-$3,000, increasing until won.
* RecycledInSpace: It's literally ''The Hollywood Squares ... Squares'' [-IN SPACE!-]
11th Mar '13 4:20:56 PM Lirodon
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* RecycledInSpace: Given its motifs, it's almost literally Hollywood Squares ... [-IN SPACE!-]

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* RecycledInSpace: Given its motifs, it's almost It's literally Hollywood Squares ... [-IN SPACE!-]
26th Nov '12 7:25:04 AM Hallwings
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* GoldenSnitch: One player could light up numerous lights in a row, then lose due to missing a question and having the opponent light up the critical light.



-->'''Charlie Tuna''': [Names of the six celebrities], all on ''The New Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!

to:

-->'''Rod Roddy''': [Names of the six celebrities]. Those are the ''Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
** When the show was revived in 1983, the intro changed to this...
-->'''Charlie Tuna''': [Names of the six celebrities], all celebrities] All on ''The New Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
7th Nov '12 8:58:04 AM Briguy52748
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* ProgressiveJackpot: For the second version's bonus round. Prize packages typically began in the $3,000 to $5,000 range and increased until won.

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* ProgressiveJackpot: For the second version's bonus round. Prize packages typically began in the $3,000 to with $5,000 range and increased cash plus prizes totaling around $2,000-$3,000, increasing until won.
7th Nov '12 8:56:38 AM Briguy52748
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* ProgressiveJackpot: For the second version's bonus round. Prize packages typically began in the $3,000 to $5,000 range and increased until won.
13th Sep '12 7:21:05 PM Lirodon
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* FanNickname: Some people, due to the fact that it ends up being a lot like ''HollywoodSquares'', have jokingly called this show "The Hollywood Triangles"

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* FanNickname: Some people, due The Hollywood Triangles (due to the fact that it ends up being a lot like its similarities to ''HollywoodSquares'', have jokingly called this show "The Hollywood Triangles"and its triangular board)



* RecycledInSpace: With its space-y motif, it's almost literally ''Hollywood Squares '''[[AC:In Space]]!'''"

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* RecycledInSpace: With Given its space-y motif, motifs, it's almost literally ''Hollywood Squares '''[[AC:In Space]]!'''"Hollywood Squares ... [-IN SPACE!-]
24th Aug '12 11:52:06 AM FELH2
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GameShow created by MerrillHeatter of ''TheHollywoodSquares'' fame. ''Battlestars'' lasted for six months on {{NBC}} from 1981-82, then UnCanceled in 1983 for a few more months.

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GameShow created by MerrillHeatter of ''TheHollywoodSquares'' fame. ''Battlestars'' lasted for six months on {{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}} from 1981-82, then UnCanceled {{Uncanceled}} in 1983 for a few more months.



* BonusRound: Two.
** The first was called "Battlestars Two" and obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000, and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** The second used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. $500 was awarded for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Rod Roddy (1981-82) and Charlie Tuna (1983). Roddy would later become known as the announcer on ''PressYourLuck'' and ''ThePriceIsRight'', and Tuna as the announcer on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' following Jay Stewart's departure from that series in 1986.
** GameShowHost: Alex Trebek, then known primarily for ''HighRollers''.
** StudioAudience

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* * BonusRound: Two.
** ** The first was called "Battlestars Two" and obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000, and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** ** The second used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. $500 was awarded for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.
* * Personnel:
** ** TheAnnouncer: Rod Roddy (1981-82) and Charlie Tuna (1983). Roddy would later become known as the announcer on ''PressYourLuck'' and ''ThePriceIsRight'', and Tuna as the announcer on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' following Jay Stewart's departure from that series in 1986.
** ** GameShowHost: Alex Trebek, then known primarily for ''HighRollers''.
** ** StudioAudience



* ColorCodedMultiplayer: The panelists' backdrops turned either red or blue according to which contestant captured them.

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* * ColorCodedMultiplayer: The panelists' backdrops turned either red or blue according to which contestant captured them.



* OpeningNarration:

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* * OpeningNarration:



* PanelGame
* RecycledInSpace: With its space-y motif, it's almost literally ''Hollywood Squares '''[[AC:In Space]]!'''"

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* * PanelGame
* * RecycledInSpace: With its space-y motif, it's almost literally ''Hollywood Squares '''[[AC:In Space]]!'''"
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