New Knightmare: confirmation and reactions

Discussion about Knightmare in youtube's Geek Week.
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Re: Press release photo

Post by dugeoneerborne » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:13 pm

shadow6162 wrote:HOLY COW IF WE GET DOUG WALKER WATCHING KNIGHTMARE...on second thoughts, I haven't seen a positive review from him for a while now so... :/
How about phelous?.
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Re: Press release photo

Post by shadow6162 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:18 pm

Haven't watched that one yet XD

But come to think of it, Doug normally seems to love really old game shows, so maybe if he (hopefully) sees KM one day, he'll give it a good review :)
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Re: Press release photo

Post by dugeoneerborne » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:12 pm

I just pm'd Doug Walker (Nostalgia critic and owner of thatguywiththeglasses site) on the km revival and asked if he might do a review of this if he's seen it before or gets interested after I sent him those clips of it and said what the show was about, if he knows about it then km has a much bigger chance of getting even more views through him alone, nothing from spoonyone yet but I hope I get a reply soon from either of them, worth a try.
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Re: Press release photo

Post by shadow6162 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:16 pm

*squeal* Let's hope he's interested! :D
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New Knightmare 2013: thoughts so far

Post by Drassil » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:12 pm

To quote a certain Barry Thorne: blimey.

First, well done to all the Knightmare fans who have kept the faith and trusted that this time would come. Although my conviction has wavered over the years, I'm pleased I have this post to look back on. In my own little ways, I have tried to keep the fire burning, as have others here. If it's helped, so much the better.

By the way, the Knightmare.com article and tweet referred to Knighmare. Leaving out the t is a dangerous precedent: if you're not careful, you'll have Dungeon advenurers wandering around in search of a shor cu o Level Hree. ;)
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HobGoblin wrote:"I know but I can't say anything" - what a cruel thing to post! ;D
It is actually!
It depends on how it's said. It terms of tone, there's a fine line between "More will be revealed, but not yet" (which is how I read Alan's posts) and "I know something you don't knooow". The latter can come across as less than community spirited.
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The picture of Treguard, is that circa Series 8?
The press release photo, or at least the Hugo Myatt part of it: I wonder if it was taken around the same time as Hugo reprised Treguard for Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow in 2004? The hairstyle and costume are consistent.

I'm impressed by the logistics that have gone into Series 9 Episode 1(dare I call it that?). Simply to find mutually convenient dates, they would have had consider each of the actors' availabilities (Mark Knight living abroad, Cliff Barry with an imminent Edinburgh show), the Knightmare Live Helmet of Justice's availability, studio hire and goodness knows what other factors. That is an achievement, whatever the end result.

And just for the record, however YouTube chooses to bracket Knightmare, I don't see it as only for geeks. It was widely watched mainstream kids' TV with adult appeal, and if its audience seems more specialised these days, arguably it's only because the average adult's life is more complicated than that of a child at Friday teatime. I suppose I am uncertain of the term geek and whether or not it's pejorative. I'm not the only person with concerns along these lines.
Canadanne wrote:I am loving that Mark Knight is loving this!
It brings to mind the memorable phrase he used in an old interview with regard to playing Lord Fear again.

Mark Knight's now been credited (on digitalspy and elsewhere) with leaking a photo from the set, even though he was only passing one on that had already been tweeted. Quite ironic because, as I understood it from Pickle, the Opposition isn't exactly famous for retweeting.

The pessimist in me is thinking: it could all be over by late September. Knightmare Live finished, Knightmare repeats off Challenge, Knightmare Series 9 Episode 1 buried among the social media ephemera. The optimist in me hopes that if we've come this far, enough momentum can be built up for great Knightmare things to continue happening. There's still one big piece of the quest object to be redeemed, and it's the piece with the letters 'DVD' carved on it. Let's see what happens.

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Re: Press release photo

Post by knightmaredave » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:44 pm

I really am excited about this! I really hope that the picture might suggest a return of ARIE aDNIE as she was one of my favourite rooms ever!
very excited! good summer is on a roll

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Re: New Knightmare 2013: thoughts so far

Post by Canadanne » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:47 pm

Drassil wrote:The pessimist in me is thinking: it could all be over by late September. Knightmare Live finished, Knightmare repeats off Challenge, Knightmare Series 9 Episode 1 buried among the social media ephemera.
By my calculations the Challenge repeats should last until mid-October, and I expect they'll show the whole lot again soon afterwards, perhaps in a different timeslot where other viewers might discover it. And hopefully Knightmare Live will tour the country!
Drassil wrote:The optimist in me hopes that if we've come this far, enough momentum can be built up for great Knightmare things to continue happening. There's still one big piece of the quest object to be redeemed, and it's the piece with the letters 'DVD' carved on it.
I, too, have been thinking that if a DVD release is ever going to happen, now would be a good time...

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Re: Press release photo

Post by pjmlfc05 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:18 pm

Drassil wrote: I, too, have been thinking that if a DVD release is ever going to happen, now would be a good time...
Oh yes! If there is a time to do it, it's now. There will never be another time or better opportunity for this to come to life. Time for another campaign maybe?! ;)
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Re: Press release photo

Post by SpectralScorpion » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:39 pm

I've just come back from my holiday and seen this. *swoons* :D
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Re: Press release photo

Post by HobGoblin » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:57 pm

Re a DVD release: as much as I would personally love a box set it seems a little late in the day to be dreaming of a physical format release. An iTunes release is perhaps more likely/feasible (certainly cheaper)? Or even a legit KM channel on YT (as google seem to like the show)...

I'm an old fashioned sort myself and would love deluxe packaging and shiny discs, but the world is moving on.

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Re: Press release photo

Post by wombstar » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:03 pm

Keep Doug Walker away from knightmare. That's one DIY youtube hack I have seen and I can't be doing with him screaming down a mic for a few minutes about subjects he knows nothing about. That's the negative with youtube, anyone can upload videos and everything thinks the rest of the world cares.


I think KM falls under 'geek week' quite nicely,
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Post by Malefact » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:18 pm

This is what happens when I turn my back for just a couple of years.

I'm so excited. :)

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Re: New Knightmare 2013: thoughts so far

Post by Canadanne » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:22 pm

Canadanne wrote:By my calculations the Challenge repeats should last until mid-October, and I expect they'll show the whole lot again soon afterwards, perhaps in a different timeslot where other viewers might discover it.
In fact Challenge have just confirmed this prediction, saying it "will play in tea time soon"!
http://twitter.com/ChallengeTV/status/3 ... 1342169088

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Re: Press release photo

Post by Canadanne » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:40 pm

wombstar wrote:Challenge better NOT move the time slot to an early one, other wise I wont be able to watch anymore :( Not all of us finish work at 5pm. :'(
I don't expect they'll move it until the current run is complete.
pjmlfc05 wrote: Will have to wait until the 7th August to watch this though! :'(
Where did you hear that? I thought it was on Monday 5th?

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Re: Press release photo

Post by pjmlfc05 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:19 pm

Canadanne wrote:
pjmlfc05 wrote: Will have to wait until the 7th August to watch this though!:'(
Where did you hear that? I thought it was on Monday 5th?
It is 5th August! It's just that I'm going to Liverpool for a few days the start of August and won't get back until the 7th. So I won't get a chance to see the episode until then!
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