History Series / TheCrystalMaze

30th Oct '16 9:21:09 PM PaulA
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* BaldOfAwesome: Richard O'Brien.
** The third host, StephenMerchant, is also sporting a bald head, although he originally [[DyeingForYourArt shaved his head]] [[{{Film/Logan}} for another role he had just finished filming]].

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* BaldOfAwesome: BaldOfAwesome:
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Richard O'Brien.
** The third host, StephenMerchant, Creator/StephenMerchant, is also sporting a bald head, although he originally [[DyeingForYourArt shaved his head]] [[{{Film/Logan}} for another role he had just finished filming]].



* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Mr O'Brien dresses like a fashion designer, that is to say like a man who knows nothing about style.

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* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: ImpossiblyTackyClothes:
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Mr O'Brien dresses like a fashion designer, that is to say like a man who knows nothing about style.



* TheCameo: Richard O'Brien and Mumsey make an appearance at the beginning of the 1993 ChristmasEpisode to explain their departure before Ed's takeover as host.
** Richard makes a second cameo in the 2016 revival through a computer screen, telling Stephen not to mess the job up and that [[{{DavidTennant}} the guy who played]] ''DoctorWho'' [[DevelopmentGag would have made a better host]].[[labelnote:*]]When the revival was announced it was heavily rumoured that David Tennant would be the new host.[[/labelnote]]

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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Richard O'Brien and Mumsey make an appearance at the beginning of the 1993 ChristmasEpisode to explain their departure before Ed's takeover as host.
** Richard makes a second cameo in the 2016 revival through a computer screen, telling Stephen not to mess the job up and that [[{{DavidTennant}} [[Creator/DavidTennant the guy who played]] ''DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[DevelopmentGag would have made a better host]].[[labelnote:*]]When the revival was announced it was heavily rumoured that David Tennant would be the new host.[[/labelnote]]
17th Oct '16 1:17:24 PM SilentHunterUK
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The show remains a classic and repeats are still shown in syndication. In particular, it was and remains very popular amongst University Students, though there have been no DVD releases as yet. In 2015, it was announced that a "live immersive experience" in central London with Richard O'Brien's involved would launch [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-crystal-maze-a-live-immersive-experience#/story funding through IndieGoGo]], which eventually opened in March 2016. Later that year, alongside a second live venue in Manchester being announced, a one-off CelebrityEdition {{Revival}} would be shown on Channel 4, this time with StephenMerchant as the host, raising money for the charity ''Stand Up To Cancer''.

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The show remains a classic and repeats are still shown in syndication. In particular, it was and remains very popular amongst University Students, though there have been no DVD releases as yet. In 2015, it was announced that a "live immersive experience" in central London with Richard O'Brien's involved involvement would launch [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-crystal-maze-a-live-immersive-experience#/story funding through IndieGoGo]], which eventually opened in March 2016. Later that year, alongside a second live venue in Manchester being announced, a one-off CelebrityEdition {{Revival}} would be was shown on Channel 4, this time with StephenMerchant as the host, raising money for the charity ''Stand Up To Cancer''.
Cancer''. No full series is ''currently'' planned, but that may change.
17th Oct '16 11:43:55 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** Ed, on the other hand, wears his "scruffy dandy" look remarkably well.
16th Oct '16 3:49:38 PM Omegatron
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** Conversely... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faQ1TfarvZY One Crystal + Crystal Dome]] = EpicFail. It actually happened twice.

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** Conversely... [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faQ1TfarvZY com/watch?v=yyzGI2aHhuQ&t=45m55s One Crystal + Crystal Dome]] = EpicFail. It actually happened twice.
11th Oct '16 11:29:46 AM SkaroManiac
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* TheCameo: Richard O'Brien and Mumsey make an appearance at the beginning of the 1993 ChristmasEpisode to explain their departure before Ed's takeover as host.
** Richard makes a second cameo in the 2016 revival through a computer screen, telling Stephen not to mess the job up and that [[{{DavidTennant}} the guy who played]] ''DoctorWho'' [[DevelopmentGag would have made a better host]].[[labelnote:*]]When the revival was announced it was heavily rumoured that David Tennant would be the new host.[[/labelnote]]
11th Oct '16 11:15:47 AM SkaroManiac
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The show remains a classic and repeats are still shown in syndication, while [[EpilepticTrees rumours]] surface every couple of years about a {{Revival}}. The show was and remains very popular amongst University Students, though there have been no DVD releases as yet. Although a TV revival is still far off, a "live immersive experience" in central London with Richard O'Brien's involved has been announced and has managed to recieve [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-crystal-maze-a-live-immersive-experience#/story funding through IndieGoGo]]

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The show remains a classic and repeats are still shown in syndication, while [[EpilepticTrees rumours]] surface every couple of years about a {{Revival}}. The show syndication. In particular, it was and remains very popular amongst University Students, though there have been no DVD releases as yet. Although a TV revival is still far off, In 2015, it was announced that a "live immersive experience" in central London with Richard O'Brien's involved has been announced and has managed to recieve would launch [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-crystal-maze-a-live-immersive-experience#/story funding through IndieGoGo]]
IndieGoGo]], which eventually opened in March 2016. Later that year, alongside a second live venue in Manchester being announced, a one-off CelebrityEdition {{Revival}} would be shown on Channel 4, this time with StephenMerchant as the host, raising money for the charity ''Stand Up To Cancer''.


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** The third host, StephenMerchant, is also sporting a bald head, although he originally [[DyeingForYourArt shaved his head]] [[{{Film/Logan}} for another role he had just finished filming]].
5th Jun '16 4:19:17 PM nombretomado
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Most of the show's appeal came from the wonderfully eccentric Richard O'Brien (of ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'' fame) and the way he would present the show: his manic, restless behaviour; his razor-sharp put-downs of (frankly bad) team performances; and how he would always play that damn harmonica at the most inappropriate and distracting times. Edward Tudor-Pole [[ReplacementScrappy never had a chance]]. It also became common for the viewer base to start shouting at the screen at the contestants when [[RealityShowGenreBlindness they missed]] the very obvious solutions. (Extracts from the show's blooper reel that have been leaked onto [=YouTube=] reveal that, in the privacy of the technical gallery, the show's director did it too.)

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Most of the show's appeal came from the wonderfully eccentric Richard O'Brien (of ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'' ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' fame) and the way he would present the show: his manic, restless behaviour; his razor-sharp put-downs of (frankly bad) team performances; and how he would always play that damn harmonica at the most inappropriate and distracting times. Edward Tudor-Pole [[ReplacementScrappy never had a chance]]. It also became common for the viewer base to start shouting at the screen at the contestants when [[RealityShowGenreBlindness they missed]] the very obvious solutions. (Extracts from the show's blooper reel that have been leaked onto [=YouTube=] reveal that, in the privacy of the technical gallery, the show's director did it too.)
7th Apr '16 12:11:01 AM PaulA
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** MessyHair: Ed Tudor Pole, the replacement.



* FortuneTeller: One of the inhabitants of the Medieval Zone was a stereotypical fortune teller who asked quiz questions and handed over a crystal (which was hidden in the base of her crystal ball) if the contestant answered correctly. O'Brien would provide the contestant with silver coins to cross her palm with.
** The fortune teller is his in-show mother, 'Mumsie', something that O'Brian made up on the spot during a first-series episode and it stuck.
*** In Series 3, 'Mumsie' was replaced by 'Auntie Sabrina' - which was strange, because they were both played by Sandra Caron (possibly it was just an elaborate excuse to change her costume, as the characters did dress differently). 'Mumsie' returns in Series 4, announcing her arrival back in the ChristmasEpisode which kickstarts said series.
* GoldenSnitch: The Crystal Dome.

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* FortuneTeller: One of the inhabitants of the Medieval Zone was a stereotypical fortune teller who asked quiz questions and handed over a crystal (which was hidden in the base of her crystal ball) if the contestant answered correctly. O'Brien would provide the contestant with silver coins to cross her palm with.
**
with. The fortune teller is his in-show mother, 'Mumsie', something that O'Brian made up on the spot during a first-series episode and it stuck.
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stuck. In Series 3, 'Mumsie' was replaced by 'Auntie Sabrina' - which was strange, because they were both played by Sandra Caron (possibly it was just an elaborate excuse to change her costume, as the characters did dress differently). 'Mumsie' returns in Series 4, announcing her arrival back in the ChristmasEpisode which kickstarts said series.
* GoldenSnitch: The Ultimately, the number of crystals gathered meant nothing if the team gather too many (negative-scoring) silver tokens in the final stage. And they frequently did. (In theory, they could have used the extra time to check for silver tokens instead of just shoving in as many as possible, but apparently no-one ever thought of that.)
** Conversely... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faQ1TfarvZY One
Crystal Dome.+ Crystal Dome]] = EpicFail. It actually happened twice.
--> '''O'Brien''': I'm not going to wish you luck, it's a ''complete'' waste of time!



* MessyHair: Ed Tudor Pole.



* ShaggyDogStory: Ultimately, the number of crystals gathered meant nothing if the team gather too many (negative-scoring) silver tokens in the final stage. And they frequently did. (In theory, they could have used the extra time to check for silver tokens instead of just shoving in as many as possible, but apparently no-one ever thought of that.)
** Conversely... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faQ1TfarvZY One Crystal + Crystal Dome]] = EpicFail. It actually happened twice.
--> '''O'Brien''': I'm not going to wish you luck, it's a ''complete'' waste of time!
7th Apr '16 12:08:48 AM PaulA
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* ApothecaryAlligator - A Mystery Room in the medieval zone was dressed as an alchemist's laboratory, complete with stuffed crocodile (with a clue in its mouth).
* AsideComment - The crux of Richard O'Brien's awesomeness.
* BaldOfAwesome - Richard O'Brien.
** MessyHair - Ed Tudor Pole, the replacement.
* BambooTechnology - A feature of the Aztec Zone.
* BerserkButton - Don't tell the contestant "You've got plenty of time", or Richard O'Brien will get very annoyed.
* CaptainObvious - Most of the team "advice" during certain games. Not that the obvious advice was necessarily unhelpful to their teammates...

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* ApothecaryAlligator - ApothecaryAlligator: A Mystery Room in the medieval zone was dressed as an alchemist's laboratory, complete with stuffed crocodile (with a clue in its mouth).
* AsideComment - AsideComment: The crux of Richard O'Brien's awesomeness.
* BaldOfAwesome - BaldOfAwesome: Richard O'Brien.
** MessyHair - MessyHair: Ed Tudor Pole, the replacement.
* BambooTechnology - BambooTechnology: A feature of the Aztec Zone.
* BerserkButton - BerserkButton: Don't tell the contestant "You've got plenty of time", or Richard O'Brien will get very annoyed.
* CaptainObvious - CaptainObvious: Most of the team "advice" during certain games. Not that the obvious advice was necessarily unhelpful to their teammates...



* CatchPhrase -

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* CatchPhrase - CatchPhrase:



* ChristmasEpisode - Kids' special
* FashionDissonance - The perms, mullets, and toupees sported by so many of the contestants certainly were a product of the time.
* FifteenPuzzle - Sometimes appeared as a challenge.
* FortuneTeller - One of the inhabitants of the Medieval Zone was a stereotypical fortune teller who asked quiz questions and handed over a crystal (which was hidden in the base of her crystal ball) if the contestant answered correctly. O'Brien would provide the contestant with silver coins to cross her palm with.

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* ChristmasEpisode - Kids' special
ChristmasEpisode: Between seasons there were Christmas specials with child contestants.
* FashionDissonance - FashionDissonance: The perms, mullets, and toupees sported by so many of the contestants certainly were a product of the time.
* FifteenPuzzle - FifteenPuzzle: Sometimes appeared as a challenge.
* FortuneTeller - FortuneTeller: One of the inhabitants of the Medieval Zone was a stereotypical fortune teller who asked quiz questions and handed over a crystal (which was hidden in the base of her crystal ball) if the contestant answered correctly. O'Brien would provide the contestant with silver coins to cross her palm with.



* GoldenSnitch - The Crystal Dome.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes - Mr O'Brien dresses like a fashion designer, that is to say like a man who knows nothing about style.

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* GoldenSnitch - GoldenSnitch: The Crystal Dome.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes - ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Mr O'Brien dresses like a fashion designer, that is to say like a man who knows nothing about style.



* LargeHam - Richard O'Brien. Ed Tudor Pole tries to go one up, but doesn't quite make it.
* LaserHallway - Sometimes appeared as a challenge in the Futuristic Zone (but using tripwires -- they probably didn't have the budget for real lasers).
* LinkedListClueMethodology - A lot of the games had a dash of this, but particularly one of the most iconic games, the 'Murder Mystery' where a trail of clues would lead around a messy room (which also had a dead body in it because [[AlwaysMurder reasons]]) to the crystal. These games were so popular a different incarnation was done in each series.
* LoopholeAbuse - It wasn't unknown for contestants to obtain their crystals in ways they weren't really supposed to.
* {{Mayincatec}} - The Aztec Zone.
* MineralMacGuffin - The Time Crystals, which grants the team 5 seconds in the Crystal Dome, or can be used to buy out a locked in contestant.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass - Although the audience might have argued that it was more like "Only a ''complete idiot'' cannot pass".
* PirateBooty - One of the challenges in the Ocean Zone was searching for the key to a treasure chest in a pirate cave, complete with pirate skeleton and stuffed PirateParrot.
* PutOnABus - Richard O'Brien, when he left the series. Although the Series 5 ChristmasEpisode helps to explain the transfer of the ownership to Ed Tudor Pole.
* ShaggyDogStory - Ultimately, the number of crystals gathered meant nothing if the team gather too many (negative-scoring) silver tokens in the final stage. And they frequently did. (In theory, they could have used the extra time to check for silver tokens instead of just shoving in as many as possible, but apparently no-one ever thought of that.)

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* LargeHam - LargeHam: Richard O'Brien. Ed Tudor Pole tries to go one up, but doesn't quite make it.
* LaserHallway - LaserHallway: Sometimes appeared as a challenge in the Futuristic Zone (but using tripwires -- they probably didn't have the budget for real lasers).
* LinkedListClueMethodology - LinkedListClueMethodology: A lot of the games had a dash of this, but particularly one of the most iconic games, the 'Murder Mystery' where a trail of clues would lead around a messy room (which also had a dead body in it because [[AlwaysMurder reasons]]) to the crystal. These games were so popular a different incarnation was done in each series.
series.
* LoopholeAbuse - LoopholeAbuse: It wasn't unknown for contestants to obtain their crystals in ways they weren't really supposed to.
* {{Mayincatec}} - {{Mayincatec}}: The Aztec Zone.
* MineralMacGuffin - MineralMacGuffin: The Time Crystals, which grants the team 5 seconds in the Crystal Dome, or can be used to buy out a locked in contestant.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass - OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Although the audience might have argued that it was more like "Only a ''complete idiot'' cannot pass".
* PirateBooty - PirateBooty: One of the challenges in the Ocean Zone was searching for the key to a treasure chest in a pirate cave, complete with pirate skeleton and stuffed PirateParrot.
* PutOnABus - PutOnABus: Richard O'Brien, when he left the series. Although the Series 5 ChristmasEpisode helps to explain the transfer of the ownership to Ed Tudor Pole.
* ShaggyDogStory - ShaggyDogStory: Ultimately, the number of crystals gathered meant nothing if the team gather too many (negative-scoring) silver tokens in the final stage. And they frequently did. (In theory, they could have used the extra time to check for silver tokens instead of just shoving in as many as possible, but apparently no-one ever thought of that.)



* ThemeTune - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjRnyyJLNy0 Much more dramatic than it has any right to be]]
* TimedMission - Every challenge is 2-3 minutes long. The crystal dome has 5 seconds per crystal earned.
* TimeTravel - Some of the challenges seem to take place in a medieval time period, or the future, or something similar...
* TooDumbToLive - Several contestants, although [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAHG2zxX_rE this]] is probably the most ludicrous example.
* VoodooDoll - Used for a throwaway gag in a series 2 episode:

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* ThemeTune - ThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjRnyyJLNy0 Much more dramatic than it has any right to be]]
* TimedMission - TimedMission: Every challenge is 2-3 minutes long. The crystal dome has 5 seconds per crystal earned.
* TimeTravel - TimeTravel: Some of the challenges seem to take place in a medieval time period, or the future, or something similar...
* TooDumbToLive - TooDumbToLive: Several contestants, although [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAHG2zxX_rE this]] is probably the most ludicrous example.
* VoodooDoll - VoodooDoll: Used for a throwaway gag in a series 2 episode:



* WireDilemma - Sometimes appeared as a challenge.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs - The hosts would both moan about the quality of the prizes, the game design, the contestants, the set, just about everything.
* [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Your Crystal Is Not In This Game]]: In the fourth series, a game involved creating a chain of words to release a sword from a stone (King Arthur reference). That sword had a crystal as the pommel, but the game had no crystal for the winner. Where is the crystal?[[spoiler: In the hand of a suit of armour, possibly worn by a crew member, who is given the crystal-pommel sword by Richard O'Brien.]]

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* WireDilemma - WireDilemma: Sometimes appeared as a challenge.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs - WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: The hosts would both moan about the quality of the prizes, the game design, the contestants, the set, just about everything.
everything.
* [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Your Crystal Is Not In This Game]]: YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In the fourth series, a game involved creating a chain of words to release a sword from a stone (King Arthur reference). That sword had a crystal as the pommel, but the game had no crystal for the winner. Where is the crystal?[[spoiler: In crystal? [[spoiler:In the hand of a suit of armour, possibly worn by a crew member, who is given the crystal-pommel sword by Richard O'Brien.]]
2nd Jan '16 8:12:31 AM ReloadPsi
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* FashionDissonance - The perms, mullets, and toupees sported by so many of the contestants certainly were a product of the time.
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