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why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Thu May 22, 2003 8:24 pm
by rachelesque
ive been thinking and ive decided series 6 is my favourite.  i think i am one of only a few people who share this view (most people like series 3 the mostest).

series 6 had very cool puzzles.  they had the causeways and blockers tweaked by now and they were fast paced, yet do-able.  a couple of teams died on causeways, but overall the floor puzzles were at their peak and did'nt take too long.

lots of collecting letters and numbers from scrolls and parts of quest, all good.

series 6 only had 7 teams and 1 winning quest.  this meant each quest lasted quite a while and you got a chance to see each team a lot and get to know them.

sure, series 6 mightn't have any of the memorable deaths (on a somewhat morbid note) like 'simon step left' but who can forget the evilness of the dreadnaught and who didn't feel sorry for sofia as she didnt earn the diploma to get across the final causeway.  so close, yet so far.  and of course, sylvester's big moment.

there was a nice use of magic in series 6.  none of the sight and look spells/potions of the later series, but useful little spells that were interesting: 'trick' or 'treat', 'splash', 'backfire' and the fantastic start to the series where they needed the 'escape' spell to get out.  this scene forced into my head that teams should always look at scrolls before using spyglasses.

the other enemies were cool, you were never sure whether the witches were friend or foe (similar to Hordriss' role in the early series), Lord Fear sticking his hand into an adventure, many pookas, ariadne made an appearence, julius was back, a lot of the classic knightmare that i remember was series 6.

although,  i never liked captain nemor that much.  silly pompus man.

however, the part i loved a lot about series 6 was the 'friendly' characters.  ah wok was classic, who can forget him?  the accent that would probably get banned for political incorrectness today :)

elita was fantastic, elita and smirkenorf.  sure, she was an annoying brat but she was a believable character who i think you could rely on.

ah yes, and ridolfo  ;D  we like ridolfo.  i would like ridolfo in the stocks some more etc.  i think he was really underused, the whole side plots involving him and that guys wife (k reminded me of this the other day, watch the series carefully and you will see fleeting references to a friend of lord fear's wife having an affair with ridolfo, 'i saw his wife a little, well, i saw his wife a lot').

the book used at the start of the episodes was the best start of episodes i think.  it was concise, clear, pretty and gave pickle a real job/purpose other than been there.

finally, the end of the series was the best series ever.  that dragon terrified me, the images of him flying through the stars, almost magenta were wonderful.

so yeah, series 6 rocked.  discuss  ;)

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Fri May 23, 2003 12:44 am
by Pickle123
you fight a good case.

Unfortunetly i don't feel qualified to discuss as all i REALLY know of series 1-4 is what ive read from this website. WHEN, and let me stress, WHEN i have the dvd's i can make a proper judgement.

I also remember getting the scroll then spyglass thing beat into me. However, julius scaramonger just annoyed the hell out of me.

now this is gonna sound weird because im not totally sure of what im saying and i dont even know if this was series six...I seem to have some fleeting memory of pickle running into the kightmare dungeons to help a dungeoneer...much to the annoyance of treguard. in my warped mind i only remember this happening once but as i type this im begining to believe i dreamed it (i was very little). Did this ever happen? if not, it should of because in the dream pickle rocked most mightily  

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Fri May 23, 2003 12:13 pm
by Trial_by_Spikes
No, you're not dreaming, he definitely did this. I don't know in which series it was though.

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Fri May 23, 2003 12:44 pm
by DavidNewton
It was in Series 4, in the same episode where letters started appearing in the rooms (behind the drawbridge, and so on). I clearly remember forgetting to tape it.

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Fri May 23, 2003 3:02 pm
by Pickle123
Ahhh, thanks guys...I won't tell you how many years I've been pondering over that...OMG this means I've def. seen knightmare from series 4 onward. I can't remember much as you see but I was def. watching every week by that time. :D


EDIT-

sorry, ive totaly led this off topic...to swing it back on...

As I said I'm not sure which particular series is my fave but I know it's one of the earlier one. I remember getting annoyed when the eyeshield and new helmet came in...not much but a bit. and also thinking the reach wand was the most pants thing ever! I also prefered pickle over majida.

so if anyone fancies adding all that up and telling me what my fave series was...go ahead ;D

ill correct you if nesscery when the DVD's come out

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Sat May 24, 2003 12:27 am
by JamesA
I seem to have some fleeting memory of pickle running into the kightmare dungeons to help a dungeoneer...much to the annoyance of treguard. in my warped mind i only remember this happening once but as i type this im begining to believe i dreamed it (i was very little). Did this ever happen? if not, it should of because in the dream pickle rocked most mightily  
It was Series 4 Team 4 - Simon's team

I agree about series 6 being the best, all the teams were superb, the graphics excellent and the causeways frightening

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:31 pm
by Strike
Reminds me when I saw a scene from when I first watched Knightmare that also mean't I had been a watcher since series 4 (Dickon winning his quest)

I agree series 6 was certainly when Knightmare was at its best, technology wise all the quests were long one winner, great comedy like end of season team! Januarys hilarious exit (I av to blw my orn!)

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:28 pm
by clairefear
Series 6 is my favourite for a number of reasons. Firstly, atmosphere. The music in the causeway scenes, the dreadnought and the different outdoor scenes are very engaging.

Gameplay. It is now easy to see what a team is meant to be looking for on each level and adds to the tension if they have to bargain with a character for a particular object.

Last, the teams of this series were, in my humble opinion, quite memorable, especially Sophia's team who were very unlucky to fail at the final obstacle.

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:33 pm
by Strike
Sophias was one of the best teams that never won, very bright intelligent and brave for what looked a very young team of 11 year olds! It was just one error when answering Hordriss's Diploma questions that cost them with that cliffhanger end of episode on the Great Causeway. High praise for calling Elita a Faceache! lol

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:54 pm
by Pooka
Series 6 is certainly one of the best, and if you had never seen an episode of Knightmare before, I'd show you the first few of Series 6, because it encompasses all the best elements - the floor puzzles, Treguard plus one assistant, Lord Fear, henchmen, Pookas and Geists, and most of all - it's scary. One of the scariest, actually. I'm not sure why, but I've always thought this, and I stick by my thoughts about it!

It might be Dreadnort. I was always disturbed by him.

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:58 pm
by pjmlfc05
Yes series 6 was the best of the lot for me! It raised the bar so high from the first 5 series. The atmospheric music (especially when a dungeneer was about to die), the sound effects, the excellent dwarf tunnels (a huge step up from the dwarf tunnels from series 3), Lord Fear was at his best, had the best teams (well,apart from Barry and his team from series 7!), excellent characters like Ah Wok and Sidress, and 2 of my fav dungeneers Ben and Sophia. Ben totally got into the role perfectly and Sophia was no nonsense and I love the way she said to Elita 'Your a faceache' too!! Just a shame she didn't win and that was the only bad note of series 6.

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:18 pm
by EvelynMason
It's been so long since I viewed an actual episode on Television - we din't get Challenge TV until Knightmare had been taken off.. still waiting for them to show the shows again, will it ever happen? :'(

Episode 6 if I remember and it has been mentioned, was when Treguard was more benevolent to the dungeoneers and wasn't as impartial as previous shows, and of course he had assistants with him in the chamber, and we were introduced to great nasties like the Pookas and Dreadnoughts.

If I watch any shows now it has to be segments on YouTube, haven't seen an actual tv broadcast since maybe the show ended in the 1990s unfortunately.

Re: why series 6 is my favourite...

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:37 pm
by SpectralScorpion
Series 6 is excellent. For me it was essentially a tidying up of Series 5: Series 5 lay down the groundwork for going 'outside' the dungeon, and Series 6 finetuned those elements. Little things like the music, the causeway timer and Smirkenorff's voice made it great, and because the rooms were less obstacle-y it meant the characters had to have more personality, and thus brought out some great acting in the cast. :)