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by Billy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Real Life Meetups
Topic: The Midnight Hunt
Replies: 26
Views: 3616

Re: The Midnight Hunt

This was fun to do in York a few years ago - if I can get the time off work then sure!
by Billy
Sun May 22, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did they go??
Replies: 10
Views: 4325

Re: Where did they go??

Bear in mind that the huge majority of "original" fans (those who watched those first ITV airings) are now almost all in their 30s with some even 40s - a 15 year old in 1987 would be turning 44(!) this year, where I was five when I watched Series 7 and I'm 28 in a few months! It becomes a lot harder...
by Billy
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bonehill
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

Richard Bonehill

I had no idea until reading David's recent article that Richard Bonehill had passed away, a key part of the original Knightmare pilot and the one who gave me his original script for it. As previously mentioned, it was the result of a lazy day in May 2006 that had me enter the word 'Knightmare' into ...
by Billy
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Knightmare VR
Topic: Knightmare VR Appreciation Week
Replies: 6
Views: 4817

Re: Knightmare VR Appreciation Week

The biggest positive I can find with Knightmare VR is just how it felt at the time. Looking back, the gap between 1994 and 2004 seems hilariously short and if someone announced the triumphant return of, I dunno, Dick and Dom in da Bungalow now, it wouldn't feel like it had been gone long enough to w...
by Billy
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Appreciation Week
Replies: 13
Views: 8294

Re: Series 3 Appreciation Week

Part of me wonders if the nigh-impossible difficulty in Series 3 is a reaction to not one, but two teams winning in Series 2 - a number that was perhaps seen as too many, teams figuring out the show quickly enough so that appearances in Level 3 were becoming much more regular. If another two teams w...
by Billy
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Real Life Meetups
Topic: Meetup: Weekend of 28 Feb 2015 in York
Replies: 46
Views: 42688

Re: Meetup: Weekend of 28 Feb 2015 in York

I'll have to miss the Saturday as I'll just be coming back from Turkey, but I've just booked the first train up there on Sunday morning (arriving 11:52am) and back at noon the next day. Will be staying in the hostel on the same road as the Travelodge (£18).

See you all there!
by Billy
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 Appreciation Week
Replies: 7
Views: 8120

Re: Series 1 Appreciation Week

It's a brilliant start, and stands up hugely well to adult viewing that later series perhaps don't. But my god it's repetitive. Maybe not quite so at the time, but my first viewing of it back in 2001 was all eight episodes in one go, which really brings out the identical script at points. Positives ...
by Billy
Tue May 27, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knightmare urban myths
Replies: 33
Views: 27301

Re: Knightmare urban myths

MYTH: The 'Dark Knight' in Children's BBC's 'Incredible Games' was played by Mark Knight. Heard this at the convention - apologies if the person who said it is reading this! It was a guy called Simon Shelton, who according to Wikipedia later played Tinky Winky from the Teletubbies of all things. I a...
by Billy
Mon May 12, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scary moments
Replies: 28
Views: 17811

Re: Scary moments

I think a rather underrated one is January's death in Series 6, for quite a few reasons - the fact that Sly Hands, normally a bumbling comedy character actually causes a death, the way everything goes silent when it happens, the original Life Force death animation randomly re-appearing and most of a...
by Billy
Mon May 12, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Knightmare Convention
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 42
Views: 22443

Re: Thanks

It's just one of those bizarre events where you get back home and can't quite believe what's just happened. Maybe because it's past 4am and the total amount of sleep I've had in the past 60+ hours amounts to about five, but I feel like I've just dreamt the entire weekend. Meeting half the forum - so...
by Billy
Mon May 12, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Knightmare Convention
Topic: Eastern Daily Press article
Replies: 8
Views: 5795

Re: Eastern Daily Press article

http://www.edp24.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.3594810.1399763314!/image/1958181686.jpg Everyone in this picture is a long-standing KM forum member! Alex_Smith the dungeoneer, and clockwise from top left we have JamesA, Pooka, Mashibinbin...and doing that weird hand thing at the bottom left is yours truly. :...
by Billy
Mon May 12, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Real Life Meetups
Topic: Knightmare Discussion Forum Convention
Replies: 69
Views: 32066

Convention (Old Discussions 2004-2006)

Had a search to find my old, ridiculous idea of a Knightmare Convention I wrote here in January 2006 and I note that it's been merged with various other similar threads over the years, as all seen above - looks like I wasn't quite the first but predicting something eight years too early is still pre...
by Billy
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 - Episode 9
Replies: 27
Views: 13990

Re: Series 2 - Episode 9

Very, very odd quest. They really did just keep being let off at every turn - the Bumptious room seemed to have absolutely no point to it other than being a comedy bit of Thatcher-era satire, given that the riddles clearly had no effect on the team. Had they actually cast the SHOVEL spell correctly,...
by Billy
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 - Episode 8
Replies: 51
Views: 26952

Re: Series 2 - Episode 8

Echoing Wombstar's message here, a bizarre episode and an equally bizarre quest. Only one right in the Level 1 clue room and yet they've progressed well into level 2. Mildread tells them she'd have preferred a bone instead of a potion (and you can see the team's "Oh crap, we're dead" expressions) bu...
by Billy
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Doctor Who
Topic: The Sixth Doctor
Replies: 23
Views: 13866

Re: The Sixth Doctor

I don't think there's any universally-agreed Best Sixth Doctor Story, he made so few (and that era in general is controversial enough to have at least one negative aspect per serial) but this I think is general fan consensus: Twin Dilemma: Avoid like the plaque. Or watch if you want a hilarious exam...