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2nd May '16 10:24:38 PM Lirodon
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The Cube (2009-) is an ITV GameShow where players try to perform various physical and mental challenges. Completing a challenge allows the player to go on to the next level (and increases their potential winnings), and completing all 7 levels earns the player a grand prize of £250,000. You only get 9 lives to use in your game.

But hold on, before you begin jumping to conclusions and saying that this show is basically ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' meets ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', there's just one more thing that should be noted: you have to do all the tasks within a giant four metre wide acrylic glass cube, with a limited number of lives, and chances to [[{{Lifelines}} simplify a task or practice it beforehand]]. Oh, and unlike most game shows [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire patterned off of]] ''Millionaire'', every level is AllOrNothing, there are in fact ''no'' safe points at all (unless you bail out before you commit yourself to the next game, which is the only time you're actually allowed to quit by the way).

For what this show may or may not lack in originality (stunt game shows are not a new idea; see ''Series/BeatTheClock''), it truly is better than it sounds once you actually notice all the VisualEffectsOfAwesome (which are the result of this show's biggest draw aside from the game itself: its innovative camerawork and clever use of [=CGI=]) And a lot of the challenges on this show ''are'' quite ingenious at times too.

The show has been quite a hit for ITV 1, currently airing for its eighth series as of 2014. It has also spun off several international versions, all of which are filmed on set of the original in London. Over in America, CBS had greenlit a pilot for an American version not long after the first series wrapped in the UK, but ''Series/MinuteToWinIt'' likely stole their thunder. Meanwhile, Spain got their own version in 2012, which can be viewed on Mediaset España's official site [[http://www.mitele.es/programas-tv/el-cubo/ here]] with no regional lockout.

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The Cube (2009-) is an ITV An Creator/{{ITV}} GameShow where players try to perform various physical and mental challenges. Completing a challenge allows the player to go on to the next level (and increases their potential winnings), and completing or else they lose one of their nine lives. Completing all 7 levels challenges earns the player a grand prize of £250,000. You only get 9 £250,000, while losing all nine lives to use in your game.

But hold on, before you begin jumping to conclusions and saying that this show is basically ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' meets ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', there's just one more thing that should be noted: you
ends the game. Players also have to do all the tasks within a giant four metre wide acrylic glass cube, with a limited number of lives, and chances to [[{{Lifelines}} simplify a task or practice it beforehand]]. Oh, and beforehand]]

There's one more thing, however: the contestant ''also'' has to do these challenges inside a giant four metre wide acrylic glass cube. Plus,
unlike most game shows [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire patterned off of]] ''Millionaire'', ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', every level is AllOrNothing, there are in fact ''no'' safe points at all (unless you bail out before you commit yourself to the next game, which is the only time you're actually allowed to quit by the way).

For what this show ''The Cube'' may or may not lack in originality (stunt game shows are not a new idea; see ''Series/BeatTheClock''), it truly is better than it sounds once you actually notice all the VisualEffectsOfAwesome (which are the result of this show's biggest draw aside from the game itself: its innovative camerawork and production style more than makes up for it, with clever use of [=CGI=]) And [=CGI=] and innovative camerawork. Plus, a lot of the challenges on this show ''are'' quite ingenious at times too.

in their own right.

The show has been quite a hit for ITV 1, ITV, currently airing for its eighth series as of 2014. It has also spun off several international versions, all of which are filmed on set of the original in London. Over in America, CBS had greenlit a pilot for an American version not long after the first series wrapped in the UK, but ''Series/MinuteToWinIt'' likely stole their thunder. Meanwhile, Spain got their own version in 2012, which can be viewed on Mediaset España's official site [[http://www.mitele.es/programas-tv/el-cubo/ here]] with no regional lockout.
9th Jan '16 7:18:16 PM themisterfree
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** GameShowHost: Philip Schofield. Justin Lee Collins hosted a pilot for Channel 4.

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** GameShowHost: Philip Schofield. Justin Lee Collins hosted a pilot for Channel 4.4, and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris hosted the CBS pilot.
2nd Jan '16 3:55:26 PM Gimere
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:

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!!GameShow Tropes !!GameShowTropes in use:



* CelebrityEdition: There have been quite a few celebrity editions, though they've [[ProductPlacement frequently involved]] actors from ''CoronationStreet''. A few specials also featured British athletes in honor of the upcoming Olympic Games in London.

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* CelebrityEdition: There have been quite a few celebrity editions, though they've [[ProductPlacement frequently involved]] actors from ''CoronationStreet''.''Series/CoronationStreet''. A few specials also featured British athletes in honor of the upcoming Olympic Games in London.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: NeilPatrickHarris is a self-proclaimed fanboy of the series, and even offered to host an American version of it ''for free''.
29th Dec '15 6:30:10 PM StevieC
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: NeilPatrickHarris is a self-proclaimed fanboy of the series, and even offered to hose an American version of it ''for free''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: NeilPatrickHarris is a self-proclaimed fanboy of the series, and even offered to hose host an American version of it ''for free''.
29th Dec '15 6:29:38 PM StevieC
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* WhatCouldHaaveBeen: NeilPatrickHarris is a self-proclaimed fanboy of the series, and even offered to hose an American version of it ''for free''.

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* WhatCouldHaaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen: NeilPatrickHarris is a self-proclaimed fanboy of the series, and even offered to hose an American version of it ''for free''.
29th Dec '15 6:29:19 PM StevieC
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* WhatCouldHaaveBeen: NeilPatrickHarris is a self-proclaimed fanboy of the series, and even offered to hose an American version of it ''for free''.
2nd Sep '14 9:49:42 AM mlsmithca
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The Cube (2009-) is an ITV GameShow where players try to perform various physical and mental challenges. Completing a challenge allows the player to go on to the next level (and increases their potential winnings), and completing all 7 levels earns the player a grand prize of £250,000. You only get 9 lives to use in your game

But hold on, before you begin jumping to conclusions and saying that this show is basically ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' meets ''TheKryptonFactor'', there's just one more thing that should be noted: you have to do all the tasks within a giant four metre wide acrylic glass cube, with a limited number of lives, and chances to [[{{Lifelines}} simplify a task or practice it beforehand]]. Oh, and unlike most game shows [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeaMillionaire patterned off of]] ''Millionaire'', every level is AllOrNothing, there are in fact ''no'' safe points at all (unless you bail out before you commit yourself to the next game, which is the only time you're actually allowed to quit by the way).

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The Cube (2009-) is an ITV GameShow where players try to perform various physical and mental challenges. Completing a challenge allows the player to go on to the next level (and increases their potential winnings), and completing all 7 levels earns the player a grand prize of £250,000. You only get 9 lives to use in your game

game.

But hold on, before you begin jumping to conclusions and saying that this show is basically ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' meets ''TheKryptonFactor'', ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', there's just one more thing that should be noted: you have to do all the tasks within a giant four metre wide acrylic glass cube, with a limited number of lives, and chances to [[{{Lifelines}} simplify a task or practice it beforehand]]. Oh, and unlike most game shows [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeaMillionaire [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire patterned off of]] ''Millionaire'', every level is AllOrNothing, there are in fact ''no'' safe points at all (unless you bail out before you commit yourself to the next game, which is the only time you're actually allowed to quit by the way).way).



* CameraTricks: This show is probably the only excuse to use advanced camera trickery outside of ''Film/TheMatrix''
** And yes, they can do BulletTime too.

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* CameraTricks: This show is probably the only excuse to use advanced camera trickery outside of ''Film/TheMatrix''
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''Film/TheMatrix''. And yes, they can do BulletTime too.



* TheFaceless[=/=]TheVoiceless: The Body, a woman wearing a silver mask who demonstrates the tasks in clips, allowing the contestants to judge if they will go on or not. However, she has revealed her mouth once - to demonstrate a stunt involving blowing a ball into a glass of water - so she's not ''that'' shy, maybe.



* TheFaceless[=/=]TheVoiceless: The Body, a woman wearing a silver mask who demonstrates the tasks in clips, allowing the contestants to judge if they will go on or not. However, she has revealed her mouth once - to demonstrate a stunt involving blowing a ball into a glass of water - so she's not ''that'' shy, maybe.
1st Apr '14 1:37:02 AM Loogaroo
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The show has been quite a hit for ITV 1, currently preparing for its fifth series later in 2012. It has also spun off several international versions, all of which are filmed on set of the original in London. Over in America, CBS had greenlit a pilot for an American version not long after the first series wrapped in the UK, but ''Series/MinuteToWinIt'' likely stole their thunder. Meanwhile, Spain got their own version in 2012, which can be viewed on Mediaset España's official site [[http://www.mitele.es/programas-tv/el-cubo/ here]] with no regional lockout.

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The show has been quite a hit for ITV 1, currently preparing airing for its fifth eighth series later in 2012.as of 2014. It has also spun off several international versions, all of which are filmed on set of the original in London. Over in America, CBS had greenlit a pilot for an American version not long after the first series wrapped in the UK, but ''Series/MinuteToWinIt'' likely stole their thunder. Meanwhile, Spain got their own version in 2012, which can be viewed on Mediaset España's official site [[http://www.mitele.es/programas-tv/el-cubo/ here]] with no regional lockout.
21st Nov '13 11:01:09 PM Antwan
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The show has been quite a hit for ITV 1, currently preparing for its fifth series later in 2012. It has also spun off several international versions, all of which are filmed on set of the original in London. Over in America, CBS had greenlit a pilot for an American version not long after the first series wrapped in the UK, but MinuteToWinIt likely stole their thunder. Meanwhile, Spain got their own version in 2012, which can be viewed on Mediaset España's official site [[http://www.mitele.es/programas-tv/el-cubo/ here]] with no regional lockout.

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The show has been quite a hit for ITV 1, currently preparing for its fifth series later in 2012. It has also spun off several international versions, all of which are filmed on set of the original in London. Over in America, CBS had greenlit a pilot for an American version not long after the first series wrapped in the UK, but MinuteToWinIt ''Series/MinuteToWinIt'' likely stole their thunder. Meanwhile, Spain got their own version in 2012, which can be viewed on Mediaset España's official site [[http://www.mitele.es/programas-tv/el-cubo/ here]] with no regional lockout.
21st Nov '13 8:22:42 PM Antwan
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But hold on, before you begin jumping to conclusions and saying that this show is basically ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' meets ''TheKryptonFactor'', there's just one more thing that should be noted: you have to do all the tasks within a giant four metre wide acrylic glass cube, with a limited number of lives, and chances to [[{{Lifelines}} simplify a task or practice it beforehand]]. Oh, and unlike most game shows [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeaMillionaire patterned off of]] ''Millionaire'', every level is AllOrNothing, there are in fact ''no'' safe points at all (unless you bail out before you commit yourself to the next game, which is the only time you're actually allowed to quit by the way).
For what this show may or may not lack in originality (stunt game shows are not a new idea; see ''BeatTheClock''), it truly is better than it sounds once you actually notice all the VisualEffectsOfAwesome (which are the result of this show's biggest draw aside from the game itself: its innovative camerawork and clever use of [=CGI=]) And a lot of the challenges on this show ''are'' quite ingenious at times too.

to:

But hold on, before you begin jumping to conclusions and saying that this show is basically ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' meets ''TheKryptonFactor'', there's just one more thing that should be noted: you have to do all the tasks within a giant four metre wide acrylic glass cube, with a limited number of lives, and chances to [[{{Lifelines}} simplify a task or practice it beforehand]]. Oh, and unlike most game shows [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeaMillionaire patterned off of]] ''Millionaire'', every level is AllOrNothing, there are in fact ''no'' safe points at all (unless you bail out before you commit yourself to the next game, which is the only time you're actually allowed to quit by the way).
For what this show may or may not lack in originality (stunt game shows are not a new idea; see ''BeatTheClock''), ''Series/BeatTheClock''), it truly is better than it sounds once you actually notice all the VisualEffectsOfAwesome (which are the result of this show's biggest draw aside from the game itself: its innovative camerawork and clever use of [=CGI=]) And a lot of the challenges on this show ''are'' quite ingenious at times too.



* DuelingShows / FollowTheLeader: ''MinuteToWinIt'' started out in early development as an attempt by Creator/{{NBC}} to rip off ''The Cube'' using items you can find around your home for the stunts, although it later evolved into something more like ''BeatTheClock'' shortly before its premiere. Ironically, ITV picked up ''Minute'' for its digital channel [=ITV2=], but it faced AdaptationDistillation and turned into something that some people think came out ''better'' than the US version.

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* DuelingShows / FollowTheLeader: ''MinuteToWinIt'' ''Series/MinuteToWinIt'' started out in early development as an attempt by Creator/{{NBC}} to rip off ''The Cube'' using items you can find around your home for the stunts, although it later evolved into something more like ''BeatTheClock'' ''Series/BeatTheClock'' shortly before its premiere. Ironically, ITV picked up ''Minute'' for its digital channel [=ITV2=], but it faced AdaptationDistillation and turned into something that some people think came out ''better'' than the US version.
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