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Old 05-05-2012, 23:09
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It seems to be on 14th May now.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:04
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It seems to be on 14th May now.
Yep! 1 more week of Bullseye then thats gone. Blockbusters has been heavily hyped.

I wonder how much it cost them to get the TNA stars to do a advert promoting it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 14:54
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I like Blockbusters but I think it would be better if it was one contestant against one, or two against two.
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Old 06-05-2012, 14:55
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I like Blockbusters but I think it would be better if it was one contestant against one, or two against two.
Then it would be a normal game show without the unique twist it was designed for it was made to show if two heads were better than one.
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Old 06-05-2012, 16:21
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I like Blockbusters but I think it would be better if it was one contestant against one, or two against two.
Yeah it seems a bit of cheating every game having 2 vs 1. Hardly seems fair I mean all the single player has to do is get one less answer to win.
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Old 06-05-2012, 16:32
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Yeah it seems a bit of cheating every game having 2 vs 1. Hardly seems fair I mean all the single player has to do is get one less answer to win.
This is exactly my thinking, steven. If I was going to be a contestant, I'd certainly rather enter with somebody else than go it alone.
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Old 14-05-2012, 01:38
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Bump up for later today. Getting a little excited now (Huge fan here)
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Old 14-05-2012, 07:17
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This is exactly my thinking, steven. If I was going to be a contestant, I'd certainly rather enter with somebody else than go it alone.
I believe that in the old days anyway, all contestants turned up in pairs, and only found out at the last moment whether both of them were playing. How they decided who sat it out I have no idea.

As for the fairness or otherwise of the 2 against 1 format, I always assumed that to make sure the game couldn't end in a tie or draw, the blocks had to be hexagonal. That means that each side is effectively playing a different game - the single player with the shorter route can be blocked with a single answer, whereas to inhibit the progress of the double team normally requires two answers. There must be statistics out there showing how the balance between single and double players worked out over the long term.

What used to nark be more than anything was that when the game had been reduced to Bob's favourite "mutual space", they always went straight for it rather than picking up all the other money first. I believe they were told not to do this. It will be interesting to see how this is handled in the new series - I'd guess it will simply be a rule that they must go for it immediately.
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Old 14-05-2012, 11:54
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If anyone's interested, the new version - hosted by Simon Mayo(naise) - starts Monday at 8pm.
Will give this a watch - I'll have a T please Simon, with milk and 1 sugar.
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Old 14-05-2012, 14:31
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Sky have already tried and failed to bring Blockbusters back before, it was presented by Liza Tarbuck and was on Sky One. I don't see this version being any different to be honest, and I imagine after this series it will disappear never to be seen again. I think the show is too much 'of it's time' and just won't work in modern day settings when people are used to much bigger and better formats and prizes. It may do well at the start but the audience will trail by the end and it will get cancelled. Sadly.
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Old 14-05-2012, 15:23
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Will give this a watch - I'll have a T please Simon, with milk and 1 sugar.
that made me titter i will be watching tonight
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Old 14-05-2012, 18:13
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Sky have already tried and failed to bring Blockbusters back before, it was presented by Liza Tarbuck and was on Sky One. I don't see this version being any different to be honest, and I imagine after this series it will disappear never to be seen again. I think the show is too much 'of it's time' and just won't work in modern day settings when people are used to much bigger and better formats and prizes. It may do well at the start but the audience will trail by the end and it will get cancelled. Sadly.
Goodness, can you be any more negative?! You're forgetting that Blockbusters has been sorely missed, has a huge fanbase amongst old and young alike and has been hyped heavily for it's long-awaited return. There is whole new fanbase to be built now it's back. If they didn't think it was worth the money or the effort they wouldn't have revived it. The beauty of this new series is that it will be as identical to the original as it can possibly be and not some trashy rehash as we've seen before. Simon Mayo only agreed to step in as host providing it was to be 'classic' Blockbusters and to do the late lamented Bob proud. Watch it first, then form an opinion!
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Old 14-05-2012, 18:28
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Plus its on freeview this time round so its possible audience is at least double any previous Sky attempt.
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Old 14-05-2012, 18:31
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Bump up for later today. Getting a little excited now (Huge fan here)
Me too I'm also a massive fan! I think Simon will do a great job and do Bob proud as promised. I've waited years for this! I am not entirely happy with the new theme although I can live with it! Why couldn't they just use a shortened version of the original?
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Old 14-05-2012, 18:35
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Plus its on freeview this time round so its possible audience is at least double any previous Sky attempt.
Excellent point! I also believe it has been promo'd across many sky channels and not just challenge so it stands a good chance of satisfactory viewing figures.
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Old 14-05-2012, 19:53
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Sky have already tried and failed to bring Blockbusters back before, it was presented by Liza Tarbuck and was on Sky One. I don't see this version being any different to be honest, and I imagine after this series it will disappear never to be seen again. I think the show is too much 'of it's time' and just won't work in modern day settings when people are used to much bigger and better formats and prizes. It may do well at the start but the audience will trail by the end and it will get cancelled. Sadly.
It was also presented by Bob Holness on Sky One.for a year or two after it left ITV in 1992.
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Old 14-05-2012, 19:57
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It's nearly time!
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Old 14-05-2012, 19:57
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I don't see this version being any different to be honest, and I imagine after this series it will disappear never to be seen again..
It will be repeated on Challenge for years to come
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Old 14-05-2012, 19:59
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You're right - it will be repeated as often as Donny Osmond's Pyramid Game is lol
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:01
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Hehe, the board graphics look worse now than they did in the old early series
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:01
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:03
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I remember buying the blockbuster game for the spectrum computer
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:04
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Maybe I'm being silly, but would have been nice to have a caption board for Bob Holness at the beginning or end of the episode?
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:05
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It will be repeated on Challenge for years to come
So he shouldn't really have started by saying "This is All New Blockbusters, a brand new series......"

edit: unless they're planning to edit it for the repeats.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:08
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Do they hexagons need to make a noise when they change?

A question is it ever possible to have a tie on the board can it be done?
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