Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Discussion of the repeats of Knightmare on the satellite channel Challenge?
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by Illusion » Wed Nov 20, 2002 9:40 pm

A short Knightmare documentary is being made, and will be shown this Christmas along with a few Series 3 episodes. The rest of the series will be shown in a late night slot in January, according to the Challenge TV forum.

I've heard that depending on the viewing figures, they will buy the rights to other series. So yes get as many people you know to watch it, but I think viewing figures are derived from the thousand or so homes which are take part in BARB ratings research, and have a set-top box which records their viewing.

I note that the Anglia TV Knightmare site has been updated with the Challenge knews: http://www.angliatv.com/angliagold/knig ... ntent.html
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by Malefact » Thu Nov 21, 2002 2:08 pm

A documentary as well?! This is VERY good!  ;D

btw, it is imperative to get good quality recordings of this series (eg highest quality DVD recordings from whoever has a DVD recorder) as these will be invaluable for tape trading later on, should Challenge decide not to show any more.

If Km is a big success, then Challenge might just put the show on regular rotation...  ;)
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by rachelesque » Thu Nov 21, 2002 4:30 pm

so that's what dan was hinting at....

dan is a friend of mine who works for one of the producers (he told me which one when he was drunk).  friend of a friend played the samurai and the giants foot (he is now a kendo instructor).

anyway, dan posted this on one of my boards the other day:

'Inside information allows me to imply, if not state, that Knightmare might just be repeated on digital TV some time soon...

Will keep Games Soc posted.'

tis all very very good...

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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by JamesA » Thu Nov 21, 2002 8:17 pm


yes, i know, i have contacts and i forgot to tell you, i am a bad bad person.
oooh rachel you should be ashamed of yourself  ;D
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by Ark » Thu Nov 21, 2002 8:57 pm

Ooooh! Oooooh! Knightmare documentary! Anyone know what time and date? (Gotta set the timer for that one!!!)
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by Gaminguy » Thu Nov 21, 2002 11:47 pm

OK PEOPLE, LISTEN UP!!!
WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OF THE PREMIER AIRING OF KNIGHTMARE DO WHAT EVER YOU CAN TO ACKNOWLADGE THE FACT THAT YOU WATCHED IT AND ENJOYED IT.
E-MAIL, TELEPHONE, TEXT MESSAGES, LETTER... WHATEVER. IF WE ALL DO THIS CHALLENGE? WILL, AND I MEAN "WILL" OBTAIN THE RIGHTS FOR SHOWING ALL OF THE SERIES OF KNIGHTMARE.

R U ALL WITH ME?!?!?!
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by JamesA » Fri Nov 22, 2002 9:45 am

Er, yeah.... OK  :D
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by DerbyGem » Fri Nov 22, 2002 2:35 pm

Yay! I have been thinking of getting Sky for a while now and that has just clinched it!  :)
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by Treguard » Fri Nov 22, 2002 10:17 pm

If Challenge? get the ratings they're after in January, then they said they will commission Series 8. btw Debz, we never did find out what a Wood Elf was did we?  :-/
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by rachelesque » Sat Nov 23, 2002 11:59 am

a wood elf is basically a sub species of elf, mostly popular because it is found in bloodbowl etc (fantasy wargaming armies).

a wood elf is so called because they live in forests.  they are also known as sylvan elves.  they are highly skilled with bows and tend to wear a green coloured, tight fitting armour that appears to be made of bark.

there are many subraces of elf.  the most notable being high elves (often found in sithicus in ravenloft), aquatic elves (sea elves), drow (dark elves), known for their darkvision and often evil alignment, gray elves and wild elves (grugach).

More information (including a picture) can be found on pages 20 - 22 of the 3rd ed D&D monster manual.

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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by Debz_g » Sat Nov 23, 2002 1:52 pm

Wow...nice one Rachel! But how many of us simple folk who watch KM religiously knew what a Wood Elf was? The only elves I know of are Elita and Pickle...oh and the woman from series 3, Velda or summat! I know Elita was a Cavern Elf or whatever, but what about the other two? :-/
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by Pooka » Sat Nov 23, 2002 8:18 pm

Um, Pickle was a wood elf, I think Tim Child said to in The Quest.
Elita was a cavern elf, that was pretty much obvious as she - uh - went about in caverns, and was rarely (if ever) seen outside. Again, Tim Child said she was a cavern elf.
Velda would be much more difficult to classify. Again, I'd say she had cavern-elvish tendencies (we never saw her outside - but then in series 3 we never saw ANYTHING outside!). She is, however, obviously a warrior elf - frequent referrals to her clan and very skilled at being armed show this...

I'd have liked to see some half-elves in Knightmare actually. That'd have been good.

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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by Gaminguy » Sun Nov 24, 2002 2:41 am

I think series 7 and 8 were the best because of the improvement of graphics. Having looked at series 3, the scorpian only had a five frame animation which looks a bit cheap!

       But thats just me :)

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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by Debz_g » Sun Nov 24, 2002 2:47 am

The graphics may have been poor compared with todays standards, but when you think about it the graphics in series 3 were rather good considering it was 1989.
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Re: Challenge TV to show Knightmare this Christmas

Post by JamesA » Sun Nov 24, 2002 10:59 am

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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