Re:Cyberzone

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Cyberzone

Post by P*ssCloud » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:49 pm

Hi,

Is anyone here a fan of Cyberzone?

I'm just wondering if anyone has any surving tapes from that show? I once contacted a guy who had some, but I believe he was too busy to sort anything out :(

I'm really surprised there isn't more info on the show around the net - I thought it was great!

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Re:Cyberzone

Post by Drassil » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:43 pm

I hadn't heard of Cyberzone, but I've just stumbled across a mention of it (and some photos) here:

http://www.knightmare.com/club/2-2/p2.htm
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Re:Cyberzone

Post by P*ssCloud » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:34 pm

It's a real shame..

If you liked Knightmare, GamesMaster and The Crystal Maze, than you'd proberbly have liked Cyberzone. The techology wasn't properly realised, but they had balls to do it. I'm not sure if it would have been as good if Craig Charles wasn't part of it - he gave the presenting a lot of enthusiasm ;)

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Re:Cyberzone

Post by MoanaLiza » Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:28 pm

I did watch I believe possibly one of the last episodes. I did think it was a good game and then I couldn't find it anymore nor deafII (or what ever that section on BBC2 was called) :-\. I also (one of about two or three) who liked Virtually Impossible. I wonder how VI and Cyberzone would fear today amoungst kids about 5-11 then!
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Re: Virtually Impossible

Post by Hikari_Ardias » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:13 am

MPK wrote: I remember CyberZone, with the people wearing those VR helmets!

Woah thats going back ages ago!
i think i remember that as well wasnt on in like 91-92 presented by craig charles

or is it a completely different program ?
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Re:Virtually Impossible

Post by Snowcat » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkzF56tGYSg

I might have the remains of a couple episodes on an old Betamax video recorder in the attic (ancient even at the time! ;) ) might look it out and see if things still work.
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Re: Virtually Impossible

Post by Gizensha » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:23 pm

Hikari_Ardias wrote:
MPK wrote: I remember CyberZone, with the people wearing those VR helmets!

Woah thats going back ages ago!
i think i remember that as well wasnt on in like 91-92 presented by craig charles

or is it a completely different program ?
No, your thinking of the right program. At least five years ahead of its time, probably ten. And way before VR was at a transmittable quality. Still, quite a good show, as I recall.

I'm even tempted to suspect that the over enthusiasm some early 90s shows had for VR technology might have wound up holding it back due to it being rubbish at the time so no one was interested in it over their SNES (and remember it now as 'sub par for its time, why would I want to try it again now?'), but that has no basis other than my head.

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Re: Re:Cyberzone

Post by DarkComet » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:36 pm

It's too bad the interest in such shows peaked before the tech came along to make them beautiful to look at. Cyberzone isn't pleasant to look at, but the premise is interesting enough, and Craig Charles is pretty good at selling it.
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Re: Re:Cyberzone

Post by Drassil » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:03 pm

In this thread in 2005, I wrote:I hadn't heard of Cyberzone
Or so I thought. It turns that I have had a computer magazine article about Cyberzone (with coverage of Knightmare too) in my possession for over 20 years. I've added some information to the Lexicon under 'CCEG'.

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Re: Cyberzone

Post by Canadanne » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:16 pm

I just found a four page article about Cyberzone in the Red Dwarf Smegazine from January 1993:
http://archive.org/details/red_dwarf_smegazine-1993-01
Apparently "Freya Russell" (do they mean Freyja Westdal?) from The Satellite Game was originally going to be Craig Charles' co-presenter, but she was replaced by the Thesp character. Didn't know that before!
There's also a brief mention of Timebusters at the end.

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Re: Re:Cyberzone

Post by s4t8brett » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:32 pm

I was on two of the episodes of Cyberzone, in the audience. You can see me bashing my friend over the head with a cyber cushion during a celebratory moment!

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