History Series / TheCrystalMaze

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]].
27th Jun '17 11:23:05 AM SkaroManiac
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** In the original series "Will you start the fans, PLEASE!" for Richard O'Brien (which has since been revived post-2016), "Let the four winds blow!" or similar for Ed - both just before the Crystal Dome task.

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** In the original series "Will you start the fans, PLEASE!" for Richard O'Brien (which has since been revived post-2016), "Let the four winds blow!" or similar for Ed Ed[[labelnote:*]]which also counts as a ShoutOut to the album and song by Ed's band Tenpole Tudor[[/labelnote]] - both just before the Crystal Dome task.



* LaserHallway: Sometimes appeared as a challenge in the Futuristic Zone (but using tripwires -- they probably didn't have the budget for real lasers).

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* LampshadeHanging: Rather than showing the contestant put on safety helmets and knee pads for physical rounds like in the original run, the revival edits them out with Ayoade fully aware of it.
--> '''Ayoade''': You will look slightly different in the next shot. Don't worry, it's editing.
* LaserHallway: Sometimes appeared as a challenge in the Futuristic Zone (but using Zone. The original series used tripwires -- as they probably didn't have the budget for real lasers).lasers, but the revival is going for the real deal this time round.


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--> '''Ayoade''': And thank you for watching, if indeed you still are. Farewell.
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