History Series / Gladiators

15th Jun '17 4:32:51 AM Piterpicher
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* AdaptationExpansion: Look at the [[Series/AmericanGladiators American version]] in comparison, and you'll see a dramatically different show: the U.S. version felt more like a stylized version of something you'd see on ''WideWorldOfSports'' on a weekend afternoon. The British version took the same basic format UpToEleven by turning it into a big-budget primetime spectacular. The U.S. viewers and contestants did get to experience the British version during the world championships and the revival, however.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Look at the [[Series/AmericanGladiators American version]] in comparison, and you'll see a dramatically different show: the U.S. version felt more like a stylized version of something you'd see on ''WideWorldOfSports'' ''Series/WideWorldOfSports'' on a weekend afternoon. The British version took the same basic format UpToEleven by turning it into a big-budget primetime spectacular. The U.S. viewers and contestants did get to experience the British version during the world championships and the revival, however.
19th May '17 8:08:46 AM Hallwings
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* '''Atlaspheres''': The first event of the series shown. Two Contenders face two Gladiators and all are caged in large Atlaspheres[[note]]Think giant hamster balls made out of metal and mesh[[/note]] that they have to propel from within. The contenders' task is to roll the spheres onto any of four scoring pods. They were given 60 seconds to score as many points as they could in this fashion, while the Gladiators must block the contenders from scoring.

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* '''Atlaspheres''': The first event of the series shown. Two Contenders face two Gladiators and all are caged in large Atlaspheres[[note]]Think Atlaspheres[[note]](Think giant hamster balls made out of metal and mesh[[/note]] mesh)[[/note]] that they have to propel from within. The contenders' task is to roll the spheres onto any of four scoring pods. They were given 60 seconds to score as many points as they could in this fashion, while the Gladiators must block the contenders from scoring.
24th Apr '17 10:47:40 AM WyraachUr
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** The closing titles for season 1 didn't feature the [[DoNotTryThisAtHome warning about not trying any of the stuff on the show at home]]. A wordy version of it was played halfway through the season 2 credits (More or less saying don't try this at home, both contestants and Gladiators are well trained, and that safety equipment is mandatory), and from season 3 onwards, a simple "For safety reasons, please don't attempt to try any of the stunts seen on Gladiators" message played at the start of the credits.

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** The closing titles for season 1 didn't feature the [[DoNotTryThisAtHome warning about not trying any of the stuff on the show at home]]. A wordy version of it was played halfway through the season 2 credits (More or less saying don't try this at home, both contestants and Gladiators are well trained, and that safety equipment is mandatory), and from season 3 onwards, a simple "For safety reasons, please don't do not attempt to try recreate any of the stunts events you have seen on Gladiators" “Gladiators”." message played at the start of the credits.
24th Apr '17 10:45:31 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 in all episodes except Heat 6 {which played Danger Zone first, followed by The Wall, Duel, Atlaspheres, Swingshot, and then Hang Tough}). The Eliminator also went straight from the zip lines to the Travelator, rather than having the see-saw and balance beams before it.

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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 in all episodes except Heat 6 {which played Danger Zone first, followed by The Wall, Duel, Atlaspheres, Swingshot, and then Hang Tough}). The Eliminator also went straight from the zip lines to the Travelator, rather than having the see-saw and balance beams before it.


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** The closing titles for season 1 didn't feature the [[DoNotTryThisAtHome warning about not trying any of the stuff on the show at home]]. A wordy version of it was played halfway through the season 2 credits (More or less saying don't try this at home, both contestants and Gladiators are well trained, and that safety equipment is mandatory), and from season 3 onwards, a simple "For safety reasons, please don't attempt to try any of the stunts seen on Gladiators" message played at the start of the credits.
** The theme song for the credits kept changing in the early seasons - the first season used a shortened version of the full theme song, season 2 used "The Power Rap", and season 3 onwards used "Tussle With The Muscle" (Which was slightly remixed for season 4).
8th Mar '17 6:55:33 AM Hallwings
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* RunningGag: Cobra's inflatable sheep, which he brought out regularly at the start of the show from series 2 onwards. He was the joker of the bunch after all.

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* RunningGag: Cobra's inflatable sheep, Larry, which he brought out regularly at the start of the show from series 2 onwards. He was the joker of the bunch after all.



* SeriousBusiness: Despite the theatrics, it was treated as a highly competitive sporting event, the Gladiators were all professional athletes (some had competed at the Olympics) meaning the contenders had to try harder to even stand a chance, interviews, commentary and even the presenters and referees having a sporting background helped a lot.

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* SeriousBusiness: Despite the theatrics, it was treated as a highly competitive sporting event, the Gladiators were all professional athletes (some had competed at the Olympics) meaning the contenders had to try harder to even stand a chance, interviews, chance. Interviews, commentary and even the presenters and referees having a sporting background helped a lot.
25th Feb '17 11:52:47 AM nombretomado
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** She went on to become AngelinaJolie's favourite stunt double.

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** She went on to become AngelinaJolie's Creator/AngelinaJolie's favourite stunt double.
23rd Feb '17 8:24:23 AM Hallwings
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* BigBad: Wolf. The song ''Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?'' played whenever he lost. Conversely, ''Wild Thing'' played when he won.

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* BigBad: Wolf. The song ''Who's afraid ''[[Disney/ThreeLittlePigs Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?'' Wolf?]]'' played whenever he lost. Conversely, ''Wild Thing'' played when he won.
21st Feb '17 11:57:54 AM PicardsDouble
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* BigBad: Wolf. The song ''Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?'' played whenever he lost.

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* BigBad: Wolf. The song ''Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?'' played whenever he lost. Conversely, ''Wild Thing'' played when he won.
30th Jan '17 7:21:26 AM Hallwings
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** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one 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).

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** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one 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 a different shade of pink {almost red-like} and blue), light blue, respectively), while the male contenders wore red and blue (with series two having a lighter shade of blue).blue, and the contenders wearing black shorts with red/blue tank tops early in series three).
17th Dec '16 6:56:32 PM 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 in all episodes except Heat 6 {which played Danger Zone first, followed by The Wall, Duel, Atlaspheres, Swingshot, and then Hang Tough}). The Eliminator also went straight from the zip lines to the Travelator, rather than having the see-saw and balance beams before it.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series only featured six games (Atlaspheres, - Atlaspheres, The Wall, Danger Zone, Swingshot, Hang Tough, and Duel, Duel - in that order in all episodes except Heat 6 {which played Danger Zone first, followed by The Wall, Duel, Atlaspheres, Swingshot, and then Hang Tough}). The Eliminator also went straight from the zip lines to the Travelator, rather than having the see-saw and balance beams before it.


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** Gauntlet was introduced in the second series, and was RIDICULOUSLY easy - the contestants only had to make their way past three Gladiators who were spread further apart, and was changed to the more standard five Gladiators in the next series. The scoring system was also based on who got the faster time of the two, whereas from series 3 onwards, 10 points were scored if it was beaten under 20 seconds, and 5 if they completed it within 20-30 seconds.
** The Wall in the first series - female competitors were given a 15 second head start, with the males only getting 10. From series two onwards, they both only get 10 seconds.
** The title sequence for the show qualifies for this too - in the first series, the announcer introduces the contestants, along with their occupation and where they come from, which leads into him reading off the names of the Gladiators. The second series onwards adopted the more familiar title sequence with the rotating logo in space, with images of the Gladiators flying by during the theme song.
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