Series 4 - Episode 9

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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Thanatos » Wed Jun 11, 2003 10:45 pm

Not having seen Series 4 on CITV back in 1990 (I started some way into Series 6), but having heard numerous references to it in the past, I was glad to have seen it for the first time on Challenge?. But I have one complaint: people seem always to remember this and never the equally incompetent "side-step left" incident which caused Nathan's death in Series 8 (there is a clip in the series guide, for those who don't remember). Why?
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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Aldude » Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:15 pm

The block and tackle was funnier.  wish it was brought back in it's full glory, preferably for a level 3 defence of Lord F's

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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Crispin » Thu Jun 12, 2003 12:36 am

I think advisors roles should be as follows:

1 - Guiding
2 - Describing surroundings
3 - Spellcasting and answering questions

On another note - glad to see team 4's death again as it is the most famous.  Also glad the dong has returned during deaths as it has been missing lately.  Also whats with the other noises during Simon's death - a couple of strange noises accompanied by an air raid siren?
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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Pickle123 » Thu Jun 12, 2003 2:03 am

maybe when he fell down the pit the nazi's started bombing him? ;D
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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Shepps » Thu Jun 12, 2003 2:44 am

Anyway cant wait for Thursdays and Fridays Episode, we finally get to see the winning quest :)
Well cheers for spoiling that for those of us that don't have them all on tape already  >:(
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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Pickle123 » Thu Jun 12, 2003 3:24 pm

not even a titter? oh well ???

im sure Porsmond didn't intend to spoil it for you. it's just that most people here know that...there was only one winning team this series, team 6, dickon's

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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Tom41 » Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:03 pm

In fact, if you read the story of a winning quest on this site (where they've provided tons of photographs) you see a scan of the Adventurer's Code that the team are sent before coming on the show. It clearly states that one adviser will be nominated as the 'spellcaster' and is the only one that can invoke spells via spellcasting. I think most teams also organised themselves into a guider and hazard/clue-spotter arrangement, as well as the spellcaster.
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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Adzee » Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:24 pm

Reminds of the scene when Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses falls into the bar!

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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Adzee » Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:27 pm

If you watch just after the scene you can see the advisor on the left, proudly picking his nose!

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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Pickle123 » Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:41 pm

lol, tom, by the look of some teams they def, did not organise it ;D


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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Adzee » Thu Jun 12, 2003 6:49 pm

You can see him picking his nose with his thumb

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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Pooka » Thu Jun 12, 2003 7:20 pm

With regards to the issue of whether HM and DL found it funny or had any opinion as to what the quests were doing, that question has been answered in an old issue of TES (the second in fact!) - DL's response is here:

http://knightmare.v21hosting.co.uk/tes/issue2/p11.htm
(why doesn't the "a href" tag work in YaBBC Code?)

It's really quite funny!
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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Pickle123 » Thu Jun 12, 2003 7:22 pm

cheers, the link has a " tagged on the end though...

http://knightmare.v21hosting.co.uk/tes/issue2/p11.htm

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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by Crispin » Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:02 pm

I also like the way the advisor on the left started scribbling out his notes furiously after Simon's fall.
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Re: "Simon - sidestep to your left..."

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:23 pm

I also like the way the advisor on the left started scribbling out his notes furiously after Simon's fall.
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