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Old 14-05-2012, 20:12
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So far (and I know it's only been half a programme but nonetheless...) this is seriously lacking the charm of the ITV original.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:14
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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?
Not possible, but sometimes they get to a situation where both teams can win with the same hexagon.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:14
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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?
They used to make a noise on the original series, an no, it's not possible to have a draw.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:16
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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.
Not really. They'll obviously remove the "All New" from the title but other than that I doubt it's worth worrying over.
Plenty of repeated shows still go out without editing such as Saturday Night Live or Friday Night With Jonathan Ross being repeated on days other than Saturdays.

I'm pretty sure that The 10 O'Clock show started something like "It's Thursday the 19th of April and you're watching 10 O'Clock live".
If they were to repeat it I doubt they'd edit it out.
HIGNFY do now put an "Originally broadcast on...." on their repeats.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:17
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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?
No, which is why the board is designed that way and yes the disappearing lettered hexagons carried an accompanying sound in the original series also. Nice to see lot's of original touches in this version including just 5 an answer! Simon is very natural as host too.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:18
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I hope they still win some 80's prizes,,,that they've had stored in the warehouse
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:20
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No, which is why the board is designed that way and yes the disappearing lettered hexagons carried an accompanying sound in the original series also. Nice to see lot's of original touches in this version including just 5 an answer! Simon is very natural as host too.
Similar how the new Bullseye kept the cheap crappy prizes
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:20
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Really appreciate these re runs of my favourite quiz from the 80s. Watched one a few months ago and it had mention of apartheid and South Africa and one contestant had a Smiths T shirt on- made me nostalgic.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:21
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I hope they still win some 80's prizes,,,that they've had stored in the warehouse
Would be nice but of course Central tv doesn't really exist anymore and it is made by a different company

I preferred the ding noise of the original when the hexagon changed.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:28
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In memory Of Bob Holness at the end nice touch.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:29
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Of course it not going to be same as original but I liked it (class at the end with the bob thing)
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:30
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Would be nice but of course Central tv doesn't really exist anymore and it is made by a different company

I preferred the ding noise of the original when the hexagon changed.
It sounded like the hit of a xylophone. Even the contestant buzzer sounds are similar to the original, Challenge really have honoured the original and deservedly so.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:34
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Of course it not going to be same as original but I liked it (class at the end with the bob thing)
What did you think? I give it the thumbs up, I love all of the original touches and the tribute to Bob at the end topped it off nicely. My only gripe is it was all over in a flash!
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:34
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What did you think? I give it the thumbs up, I love all of the original touches and the tribute to Bob at the end topped it off nicely. My only gripe is it was all over in a flash!
I would say it did seem a little rushed I admit. The original (some I watched on youtube) we're definety slower paced
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:36
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What did you think? I give it the thumbs up, I love all of the original touches and the tribute to Bob at the end topped it off nicely. My only gripe is it was all over in a flash!
Everything seemed slower when you was younger now everything is a blur.

I hope Challenge now get hold of Connections I preferred Connections when Blockbusters took a break on itv.

Would love to see it repeated only half an episode on Youtube.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:37
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Thought it was as good as it could be really. I cannot see myself watching it every day but I liked that it felt quick - you wouldn't want it to be on for any longer. It's cheap to make and should do reasonably well for Challenge. Simon was good, very natural, but he is a pro so was to be expected.

Was anyone else wondering what was going to happen when Rups and Sunny reached 100? I'm sure there was only room for 2 digits.
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:39
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Everything seemed slower when you was younger now everything is a blur.

I hope Challenge now get hold of Connections I preferred Connections when Blockbusters took a break on itv.

Would love to see it repeated only half an episode on Youtube.
Yes I also loved Connections with Sue Robbie! Then they went an ruined it by changing it to Adult Connections with Richard Madely which was pants! - Remember?
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:41
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Yes I also loved Connections with Sue Robbie! Then they went an ruined it by changing it to Adult Connections with Richard Madely which was pants! - Remember?
Sounds like a dating website
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Old 14-05-2012, 20:41
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Yes I also loved Connections with Sue Robbie! Then they went an ruined it by changing it to Adult Connections with Richard Madely which was pants! - Remember?
Didn't it become Young Connetions with Simon Potter?

They ruined the Krypton Factor by making it Young Krypton.
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Old 14-05-2012, 21:34
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Didn't it become Young Connetions with Simon Potter?

They ruined the Krypton Factor by making it Young Krypton.
Oh yes I'd forgotten about that version! All I remember is not being too keen on Simon Potter and thinking bring back Sue Robbie - she was Connections!
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Old 14-05-2012, 21:39
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University students instead of sixth formers.

Further evidence of the dumbing-down of society?

I thought we were getting record exam results every year.
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Old 14-05-2012, 22:22
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God she was sooooooooo thick! All she did was giggle like a dizzy blonde.

Where do they find these contestants.
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Old 14-05-2012, 22:27
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Everything seemed slower when you was younger now everything is a blur.

I hope Challenge now get hold of Connections I preferred Connections when Blockbusters took a break on itv.

Would love to see it repeated only half an episode on Youtube.
Could you link the letters, find the figure or connect the clues? I never could!
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Old 14-05-2012, 22:40
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God she was sooooooooo thick! All she did was giggle like a dizzy blonde.

Where do they find these contestants.
Bar the brother and sister team, the solo contestants were thicker than ANY of the Year 12 contestants on Bob Holness's show.
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Old 14-05-2012, 22:50
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Could you link the letters, find the figure or connect the clues? I never could!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJoWrnmVXOA
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