Series 9

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Series 9

Post by Wolfshead » Wed May 12, 2004 2:27 pm

Had there been a series 9 in 1995 what might it have been like?

Similar to series 8? Totally different? Improved graphics and special effects?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't sometime early in 95 when THEY decided not to make another series. If that was the case then is it possible that any new dungeon rooms or effects had been worked before THEY decided to give Knightmare the AXE (or SWORD perhaps).

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Re:Series 9

Post by HStorm » Wed May 12, 2004 2:37 pm

According to the interview that Tim Child gave Kieran O'Brien in the New Year, NO development of any kind was started on S9. They already knew before that that the season was not going to run.
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Re:Series 9

Post by Wolfshead » Wed May 12, 2004 2:40 pm

Based on the developments between other series, what do you think it would've been like if there had been a series 9

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Re:Series 9

Post by Snowcat » Wed May 12, 2004 2:56 pm

Pendragon wrote: Based on the developments between other series, what do you think it would've been like if there had been a series 9
Now there's an interesting one!

Hopefully an improvement in the CGI (after being weaned on David Rowe, the Computer graphics looked crap in comparison).

A working VR 'H of J'.

The production getting ever-more seamless between rooms (no/less interrupted gameplay to set up rooms during filming).
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Re:Series 9

Post by Kieran » Wed May 12, 2004 3:14 pm

Pendragon, the interview is up in the news archive on the main page, it explains S9 was barely thought of.

S9 would have been very interesting, I can only hope that one of the improvements would have been Reach, maybe actually have it interctive as opposed to computer controlled?
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Re:Series 9

Post by Snowcat » Wed May 12, 2004 3:18 pm

When BVA's demonstrator is rolled out, Pendragon may well get his answer.

Maybe not S9... but a similar set-up built by the same talented people?!?

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Re:Series 9

Post by Wolfshead » Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:32 pm

Supposing there had been a series 9 in 1995 what characters would people have prefered to be retained or even re-introduced from earlier series?

Remember that Ariadne was re-introduced in series 4 and Motley was re-introduced in series 8 so it can't be ruled out.

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Re:Series 9

Post by Kieran » Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:35 am

I would have liked to have seen an extended S8, really. Full of potential yet let down by timing.

Most of the characters would have carried over, I imagine. I have so many ideas on the season, I don't know where to start! Is where most of the RPG gets created from I guess!

I do feel, however, Motley could have done with a replacement for S9. As the interview states, they tried ideas, but it never seemed to work...
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Re:Series 9

Post by Malefact » Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:48 am

I wouldn't have liked to have seen Motley replaced - the Dungeon isn't the same without a jester, imo.

Perhaps a series 9 in 1995 might have looked like a cross between series 8 and the series currently in development, with a still-blindfolded Dungeoneer. I also think that most of the characters would have carried over.
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Re:Series 9

Post by HStorm » Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:29 pm

I agree KM needs a jester, but I was sick of Motley by S6. They should've intvented a new one who could actually TELL A JOKE.
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Re:Series 9

Post by DazzaS » Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:43 pm

What they may have done in carrying on the them is possibly made Goth level 1, Linghorn and Marblehead level two and goodness knows what seris 3 could have been- a return to Mount Fear perhaps? Maybe even have two leaders of opposition. Mogdread and Fear working together. Imagine how hard the dungeon would be then?
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Re:Series 9

Post by TheBrollachan » Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:54 pm

Also a fair bit of in-fighting as to which is the more superior magician.

There was rumours that the short-cut may have become a permenant feature and a new level 4 introduced. So good teams would have 3 levels to complete, but not so good teams would have to complete 4 levels.
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Re:Series 9

Post by DazzaS » Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:58 pm

with the sound of thing Tim Child or whoever designs the levels did not idea of Goth being repeated. But they have repeated level designs before, just not usually moved ip up or down a level. Season 4 is exception where the encounter with Mogdred and Mellisandre after the bridge seemed to moved bewteen level 2 and 3 within the seris.

But i seem to find Goth harder than Marbleheard and Linghorn. Or is that just me?
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Re:Series 9

Post by Wolfshead » Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:00 pm

Sounds good, but it would take too long. Hour length episodes would be good for that, in fact they'd be good anyway. I realise of course that this could never have been becasue of the time restrictions and sechedualling on ITV.

Does anyone else thaink that Knightmare would have been better if it went on for an hour.

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Re:Series 9

Post by DazzaS » Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:09 pm

twenty minutes was just too short for the programme, was over in no time. 45 minutes would be ok but an hour mybe too long. but to do that would need it to come away totally from citv and cbbc and appeal to us golden oldies. I could live with that. Be interesting to see how it will be kept challeging to go on that long.
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