History Series / Gladiators

26th Nov '16 4:53:43 PM Hallwings
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* RomanceOnTheSet: Ulrika's fling with Hunter, Trojan fathering Zodiac's kid, and Vogue hooking up with one of the contenders, as did Saracen.
27th Oct '16 10:26:58 AM Hallwings
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** John Anderson did not wear his signature black hat in the first series, and he was also less of a ham when doing his event introductions.
** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one were of varying colours. Afterwards, the female contenders generally wore pink and yellow (except for a brief period in series three when they wore red and blue), while the male contenders wore red and blue (with series two having a lighter shade of blue).

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** John Anderson did not wear his signature black hat cap in the first series, and he was also less of a ham when doing his event introductions.
** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one were of varying colours.varied in colour from show to show. Afterwards, the female contenders generally wore pink and yellow (except for a brief period in series three when they wore red and blue), while the male contenders wore red and blue (with series two having a lighter shade of blue).
27th Oct '16 10:17:19 AM Hallwings
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** John Anderson did not wear his signature black hat in the first series, and he was also less of a ham when doing his event introductions.
** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one were of varying colours. Afterwards, the female contenders generally wore pink and yellow (except for a brief period in series three when they wore red and blue), while the male contenders wore red and blue (with series two having a lighter shade of blue).
6th Sep '16 11:45:49 AM Hallwings
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** Some would argue that the gladiators felt this way about the event Tilt, given it retired two of them, and in Panther's case could easily have killed her.

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** Some would argue that the gladiators Gladiators felt this way about the event Tilt, given that it retired gave near [[GameBreakingInjury career ending injuries]] to two of them, and in Panther's case could easily have killed her.
25th Aug '16 9:02:57 AM WyraachUr
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series only featured six games (Atlaspheres, The Wall, Danger Zone, Swingshot, Hang Tough, and Duel, in that order every episode). The Eliminator also went straight from the zip lines to the Travelator, rather than having the see-saw and balance beams before it.
2nd May '16 10:14:36 AM Hallwings
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-->''For safety reasons, [[DontTryThisAtHome do not attempt to recreate any of the events you have seen on “Gladiators”.]]''
15th Jan '16 8:56:04 AM Revelo
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* DareToBeBadass: The theme song pretty much was this,

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* DareToBeBadass: The theme song pretty much was this,song.
15th Jan '16 8:49:44 AM Revelo
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* DareToBeBadass: The theme song pretty much was this,


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* NintendoHard: subverted, quite a few events didn't have a "win" condition so much as score as many points as you could. Hang Tough however was notorious for being exceedingly difficult however, especially if were up against a Gladiator who specialized in it.
15th Jan '16 8:46:20 AM Revelo
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The appeal of the series (and of the franchise globally) could be put down to many factors. For one thing, it was a highly competitive and tense show involving some very hard games. The contestants were regular people who went up against the aforementioned trained and professional athletes, who weren't known for being soft-hearted. As a result, the Contenders were often the underdogs, which added to the stakes- and to the popularity. it was also a very adaptable show: while many a GameShow relies on the same proceedings each episode, the variety of events on display meant no two episodes would be the same. It also allowed for new events to come and go over the years, ensuring less predictability. One thing the UK version amped up was the theatrics, making it more like a drama or soap opera; as a result there were quite a few ProfessionalWrestling tropes present, but this was usually kept subtle, in order to ensure that viewers would continue to take it seriously.

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The appeal of the series (and of the franchise globally) could be put down to many factors. For one thing, it was a highly competitive and tense show involving some very hard games. The contestants were regular people who went up against the aforementioned trained and professional athletes, who weren't known for being soft-hearted. As a result, the Contenders were often the underdogs, which added to the stakes- and to the popularity. it was also a very adaptable show: while many a GameShow relies on the same proceedings each episode, the variety of events on display meant no two episodes would be the same. It also allowed for new events to come and go over the years, ensuring less predictability. One thing the UK version amped up was the theatrics, making it more like a drama or soap opera; as a result there were quite a few ProfessionalWrestling tropes present, but this was usually kept subtle, in order to ensure that viewers would continue to take it seriously.
seriously. This allowed the show to be framed as a serious sporting event, helped by Saturdays being the UK's traditional sports day each week,
27th Jun '15 7:02:18 PM Gimere
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It's hard to really describe the popularity the show had, but to put it simply, it was ''the'' GameShow of its time! As has been stated in in other articles, if ''[[BullseyeUK Bullseye]]'' was the UK's favourite game of the 1980s, then ''Gladiators'' was the choice of the 1990s. There were tons of merchandise seen in shops, the Gladiators became national celebrities- it was everywhere, an institution unto itself, so much so that when the revival did a Legends Special, the returning Gladiators were given a very warm and enthusiastic reception. Despite the poor revival it's still regarded very fondly by a lot of people, even if it was a bit cheesy. It rode the peak of the UK's GameShow craze of the 1980s and 1990s… and followed it down, too.

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It's hard to really describe the popularity the show had, but to put it simply, it was ''the'' GameShow of its time! As has been stated in in other articles, if ''[[BullseyeUK ''[[Series/BullseyeUK Bullseye]]'' was the UK's favourite game of the 1980s, then ''Gladiators'' was the choice of the 1990s. There were tons of merchandise seen in shops, the Gladiators became national celebrities- it was everywhere, an institution unto itself, so much so that when the revival did a Legends Special, the returning Gladiators were given a very warm and enthusiastic reception. Despite the poor revival it's still regarded very fondly by a lot of people, even if it was a bit cheesy. It rode the peak of the UK's GameShow craze of the 1980s and 1990s… and followed it down, too.
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