History Series / TheCrystalMaze

28th Mar '18 5:55:05 AM Spindriver
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Due to the popularity of the "Crystal Maze Experience" and the celebrity revival, Channel 4 commissioned a brand new series to be hosted by [[Series/TheITCrowd Richard Ayoade]] and broadcast in 2017, including a number of celebrity specials. Changes to the revival include the change from six random contestants to a group of five acquaintances, the return of the Industrial zone and redesigns to the Future zone and the Crystal Dome.

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Due to the popularity of the "Crystal Maze Experience" and the celebrity revival, Channel 4 commissioned a brand new series to be hosted by [[Series/TheITCrowd Richard Ayoade]] Creator/RichardAyoade and broadcast in 2017, including a number of celebrity specials. Changes to the revival include the change from six random contestants to a group of five acquaintances, the return of the Industrial zone zone, and redesigns to the Future zone and the Crystal Dome.
22nd Sep '17 2:01:13 PM john_e
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* GenkiGirl: The entire "Cheerleaders" team in the 2017 series.
14th Sep '17 3:28:23 AM john_e
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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Since Channel 4 couldn't use the real Fort Boyard, their set designer was asked if he could construct a similar setting. He replied he could, but it would be just as easy to have multiple zones with different themes. They liked the idea.
14th Sep '17 3:28:06 AM john_e
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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Since Channel 4 couldn't use the real Fort Boyard, their set designer was asked if he could construct a similar setting. He replied he could, but it would be just as easy to have multiple zones with different themes. They liked the idea.
13th Jul '17 3:06:10 PM john_e
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The spelling of Mumsey/Mumsie varied from series to series.


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* ShoutOut: Richard Ayoade in the third 2017 celebrity special: "I'm recapping. It's a TV trope."
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The spelling of Mumsey/Mumsie varied from series to series.
9th Jul '17 11:34:25 AM SkaroManiac
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%%* CarriedByTheHost



** "This is a two/two and a half/three minute game from the very second I close the door..."

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** Traditionally "This is a two/two and a half/three minute game from the very second I close the door..."", but in the case of the revival abbreviated to "mins" by Ayoade.



** Ed Tudor-Pole would normally close off by telling the audience to "Keep on rocking!" while Richard Ayoade signed off with "Thank you for watching, if indeed you still are. Farewell!"



** Richard Ayoade's And thank you for watching, if indeed you still are. Farewell" sign-off.

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** With Richard Ayoade's And thank you for watching, if indeed you still are. Farewell" sign-off.Ayoade we have "Follow the Hand", "You will look slightly different in the next shot" (see LampshadeHanging) and "This is an ALIS, an Automatic Lock-In Situation".
* CelebrityEdition: The show was brought back as a one-off edition in 2016 which rated well enough to bring the show back in 2017. The new series has started with a group of celebrity editions before reverting back to civilian editions.



* ConsolationPrize: Regardless of the result in the Crystal Dome, the contestants always got their own crystal as a consolation prize.



* HatesBeingTouched: Richard Ayoade keeps a golden hand on a stick with him to shake or high-five contestant hands because he doesn't like touching people.

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* HatesBeingTouched: Richard Ayoade keeps a golden the Hand (a hand on a stick stick) with him to shake or high-five hold contestant hands because he doesn't like touching people.
8th Jul '17 10:55:16 AM SilentHunterUK
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[[caption-width-right:350:Comes complete with a [[SharkPool suspiciously placid moat]] and working drawbridge. Two careful [[BunnyEarsLawyer yet totally crazy]] owners.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Comes complete with a [[SharkPool suspiciously placid moat]] and working drawbridge. Two Four careful [[BunnyEarsLawyer yet totally crazy]] owners.]]
8th Jul '17 10:53:38 AM SilentHunterUK
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* Richard Ayoade's "Thank you for watching... if you still are" sign-off.

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* ** Richard Ayoade's "Thank And thank you for watching... watching, if indeed you still are" are. Farewell" sign-off.



* RebuiltSet: Avoided with the 2016 special, which was filmed in the live experience site, but the 2017 revival has [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40354288 recreations]] of the Aztec, Mediæval and Industrial zones from the original plans. The Future zone and Crystal Dome area were redesigned from scratch. The Dome is now in a separate set as sand from the A

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* RebuiltSet: Avoided with the 2016 special, which was filmed in the live experience site, but the 2017 revival has [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40354288 recreations]] of the Aztec, Mediæval and Industrial zones from the original plans. The Future zone and Crystal Dome area were redesigned from scratch. The Dome is now in a separate set as its fans had previously blown sand from around in the AAztec Zone.
8th Jul '17 10:50:02 AM SilentHunterUK
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* AsideComment: The crux of Richard O'Brien's awesomeness.

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* AsideComment: The crux of Richard O'Brien's awesomeness. Carried on by Ayoade to just as great effect.



* Richard Ayoade's "Thank you for watching... if you still are" sign-off.



** Suggested by David Coulthard in the 2017 celebrity specials when he advises another contestant that he use a hammer to break a Perspex shield when he is actually supposed to use an Allen key, leading Richard Ayoade to tell him [[ViolentGlaswegian he's not in Scotland]]. Coulthard also suggests a GroinAttack on a guard in the Medieval zone... this is not carried out.



* RebuiltSet: Avoided with the 2016 special, which was filmed in the live experience site, but the 2017 revival has [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40354288 recreations]] of the Aztec, Mediæval and Industrial zones from the original plans. The Future zone and Crystal Dome area were redesigned from scratch.

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* RebuiltSet: Avoided with the 2016 special, which was filmed in the live experience site, but the 2017 revival has [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40354288 recreations]] of the Aztec, Mediæval and Industrial zones from the original plans. The Future zone and Crystal Dome area were redesigned from scratch. The Dome is now in a separate set as sand from the A


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** After the original run ended, the UK did get its own version of ''Fort Boyard''.
7th Jul '17 2:05:10 PM john_e
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* {{Corpsing}}: In the third 2017 celebrity special, Tamara Wall was reduced to helpless laughter by Richard Ayoade's repeated mentions of [[ItMakesSenseInContext balls]].
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