The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host

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by FatDaz » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:00 pm

LewisD wrote:This was fantastic.

Rio is an awful human being though, he just couldn't remember anyone's name.


Don't you just hate those awful humans who give up their time to help raise money for one of the most important charities there is

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by Jam-Master Jay » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:20 pm

I found Merchant to grate a bit at first, but I warmed to him quickly enough. Would love this to get a full series order or return for more charity fundraising a couple of times a year.

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by BOR » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:20 pm

I thought it was very good and I enjoyed it! Rio hasn't got a clue how the electricity works but I got a big respect for him doing it for the charity. It must be very hard for him and family.

Just need to bring it back to the series, please!

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by The Watching Artist » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:12 pm

I thought it was ok. Showed enough that the concept can still work. Wasn't so keen on the new version of the theme. The sets looked weak (understandable as they are not really TV sets) and the Future sets looked nothing like I remember. :lol: Merchant was good but I'm not sure it would really work with him for a full series. He just didn't feel "of the place" as it were. Fine for the special. But the thing I always loved about the original is just how much it seemed like a real place despite obviously knowing it wasn't. Maybe he can still be the man for the job but would just need to change the tone a bit.

That guys laugh though. :dread: :dread: :dread:

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by LewisD » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:29 pm

Wowsers.. can't even mention that you think it's rude that someone didn't bother to their names..

Cheers.

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by Hyperion » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:18 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Rio Ferdinand really isn't a smart man though, is he? :lol: Watching him trying to follow instructions on the cog one was pretty funny.


The electricity one was just :fp:

The Watching Artist wrote:the Future sets looked nothing like I remember.


I thought it was good in that it was clearly distinct from the Industrial one. I remember them looking rather similar in the original.

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by Moggy » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:48 am

LewisD wrote:Wowsers.. can't even mention that you think it's rude that someone didn't bother to their names..

Cheers.


:lol:

I really enjoyed the show, Merchant was great, Rio was hilariously stupid and even Puzzle Boy Widdicombe managed to be less irritating than usual. Great stuff Channel 4!

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:26 pm

I've finally watched it. It was ok overall but Stephen merchant was awful, jokes were horrendous. 50mins until he made me laugh.

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by Moggy » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:52 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I've finally watched it. It was ok overall but Stephen merchant was awful, jokes were horrendous. 50mins until he made me laugh.


Are you Sam Allardyce?

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:49 pm

Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I've finally watched it. It was ok overall but Stephen merchant was awful, jokes were horrendous. 50mins until he made me laugh.


Are you Sam Allardyce?


Thinks he can insult me every five minutes and get away with it.

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:31 am


Hell of a lot better than Stephen Merchant. I mean you could probably say that about a random guy you pulled off the street, but still.

Also,

The new series will be filmed at a purpose-built maze in Bristol that's being created by the original Crystal Maze designer James Dillon and spans over 30,000 square feet. So that's a lot of running between rooms.

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by Photek » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:01 am

I personally thought Merchant was brilliant and I'm slightly gutted he's not doing full series.

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by Moggy » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:04 am

Photek wrote:I personally thought Merchant was brilliant and I'm slightly gutted he's not doing full series.


Laga hates Gervais and anybody associated with him.

Merchant was great but Ayoade will do a decent job.

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by DML » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:07 am

My problem with Ayoade is not that I don't like him, I like him in almost whatever he is in, but he doesn't get into the character of any of the shows he is in, he'd rather break them down piece by piece. I'm worried what hes going to do in the Crystal Maze if hes just being himself.

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:11 am

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Photek wrote:I personally thought Merchant was brilliant and I'm slightly gutted he's not doing full series.


Laga hates Gervais and anybody associated with him.

Merchant was great but Ayoade will do a decent job.

I don't hate anybody associated with him. Karl Pilkington was great when Gervais wasn't ruining things with shitty studio segments.

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by Floex » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:13 am

I like that fit, he'll be great doing pieces to camera.

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by satriales » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:59 pm

I like that choice.

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by KK » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:25 pm

I'm not massively familiar with his work, though I like him in 48 Hours In...[insert European country here].

Is his awkwardness coupled with suit/tie combo at all times genuine or an act?

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PostRe: The Crystal Maze to return to television without David Tennant as host
by BID0 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:16 pm

Wake me up when David tennant is hosting


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