Series 6 - Episode 6

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Lord Fear/Hordriss/Harris

Post by AriadnesLayer » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:41 pm

Was reading through the lexicon and an entry about the Hordriss/Harris/L.Fear incident directed me to the series 6 ep 6 episode thread...

I couldn't believe some people were so blindly defiant that it WAS Hordriss. How could they not see it was LF?

Is there anyone out there who still believes it was actually Hordriss?

I personally think this is one of the best and cleverest moments in Knightmare. We all know characters adopt disguises to fool dungeoneers... it was getting a bit old. So how excellent was it for a character to disguise himself in another character's disguise? An excellent double bluff! Especially for a children's show.

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Re:Lord Fear/Hordriss/Harris

Post by Naitch » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:39 am

I agree, it was a great little twist!

And it was very clever.

And people still talk about it, which is another testament to how great Knightmare was, and still is in my view!
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Re:Series 6 Episode 6 *NO SPOILERS PLEASE*

Post by HStorm » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:28 pm

Just watching this episode today. Now I'm sure I've said this before on another thread, but I've got to say it again; Sidriss fancies the pants off Alan! I'm absolutely sure of it! She's feeling him up all the time when they first meet, and after he casts the BEAUTY spell, she keeps fluttering her eyelids at him and watching him out of the sides of her eyes. It's... slightly disturbing...
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Re:Series 6 Episode 6 *NO SPOILERS PLEASE*

Post by BrotherStrange » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:17 pm

HStorm wrote: Just watching this episode today. Now I'm sure I've said this before on another thread, but I've got to say it again; Sidriss fancies the pants off Alan! I'm absolutely sure of it! She's feeling him up all the time when they first meet, and after he casts the BEAUTY spell, she keeps fluttering her eyelids at him and watching him out of the sides of her eyes. It's... slightly disturbing...
I thought it was just me. Considering Sidriss's character, she is normally tactile and friendly, especially with the teenage blokes-- even more so with Alan ;)
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Re: Series 6 Episode 6

Post by Canadanne » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:00 pm

LOL at Alan asking if it's safe to touch Lord Fear, and his advisor replying "I don't think he'll zap you or anything" - he bloody might, you know!!

Treguard seems to read his lines wrong when he's introducing the Cloudwalker: "Neither is Lord Fear nor his minions allowed to take passage. Although the captain is no friend of the Powers That Be, extreme caution team." Eh? That doesn't make sense with the emphasis he used... seems like the full stop and comma are the wrong way round, or perhaps he meant "no friend of the Opposition" rather than the Powers That Be.

Speaking of the ship - Elita's presence would seem to disprove Pickle's claim that elves only make one-way ocean voyages! I'm always amused by Alan being convinced her name is "Pixie". I guess he remembered that the same actress played Elita and Pixel the year before, and got the two mixed up?

Quite funny how they notice a spider's web on the wall of the dwarf tunnel and assume it must be Ariadne's lair, haha. I suppose it could have been, for all they knew at the time!

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Re: Series 6 Episode 6 *NO SPOILERS PLEASE*

Post by shadow6162 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:51 am

Reading the huge debate before, I'd have to agree that I think it was Lord Fear. When I first watched the episode I'm pretty sure it was Hordriss because he said, "I am Hor- ...Harris." But then I got confused when suddenly he had the box. So I believe it to be Lord Fear. :D
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Re: Series 6 - Episode 6

Post by Drassil » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:26 am

Treguard and Lord Fear are brilliantly scripted in this episode.

Level 2 is oddly written though. Having the gauntlet in the clue area, in anticipation of Lord Fear's "great big hand" later on, was pre-empting the failure of Lord Fear's more elaborate Medusa eye scheme.

Frustrating that Treguard guided the team towards connecting the clue scroll to the gauntlet. This, together with the lack of a Level 2 causeway, made the level quite straightforward.

Lord Fear's really into diplomacy this series (while continuing to be undiplomatic whenever it suits him). A treaty with the Grey Sisters; a treaty with Captain Nemanor; an attempt in the next episode at a "bonded agreement" with Hordriss.

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Re: Series 6 - Episode 6

Post by Fidjit » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:50 pm

The political system makes a great plot line in my opinion. I like to think that series six was the "beta" to the previous one. Series five came across like a "Series 4.5" to me. It had great potential but it didn't look like it did enough to succeed the fourth season.

But anyway, the story handling was, as I said far better handled in series six. So kudos to the team for doing a great job.

Lord Fear looking for allegiances was a little optimistic considering his reputation. To the point he even tries to blackmail Hordriss into serving him. Lord Fear reminds me of David Cameron looking for his personal bitch, err I mean, his Nick Clegg!

Oh and trying to see Alans chums navigate ANOTHER causeway would have done one of two things. One: Split a hole in the time space continuum, or two: they'd have finished up, the fire would've gone out, they're notepads would've turned to parchment and Treguard and Pickle would be dead, they're skeletons in their positions and with forlorn expressions. And nobody would've seen them finish on the basis that terrestrial television is no more! ;D
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Re: Series 6 - Episode 6

Post by ClaireFearsBlades32 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:13 pm

Yeah I mean they were generally a good team but MAN they dawdled on the L1 causeway. I was shouting at them to hurry up so when level 3 came along...
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