If Knightmare were still on today...

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If Knightmare were still on today...

Post by Billy » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:26 pm

Here's something interesting that came up in KM Chat tonight. Imagine if Knightmare had not ended in 1994, and in fact was still on today, starting its 20th series this year. What would it be like?

I personally think that as the CiTV audience got younger, they'd be forced to make several changes to the format. Treguard would have been replaced by the 'Son of Treguard' around the turn of the millennium, who would have been in a similar style to other hosts of kids gameshows ("Come on team, let's beat that Lord Fear! Wooooh!"). There'd be a lot more comedy, some sort of Viewers Competition...heck, maybe even a live studio audience, cheering and screaming throughout the quest. Add to that numerous celebrity specials at Christmas, and a website and email address mentioned at the end. The community would be split into two groups - us, who preferred the old days of the show, and the younger members who like the new series more.

Though maybe I'm overexaggerating. What do you think it'd have been like had the Knightmare continued?

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Re:If Knightmare were still on today...

Post by PhoenixFlame » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:40 am

Ohhh, that's a scary thought :o Knightmare with a live audience, but they may have changed it to suit a more mature audience and made it a bit scarier. Would've been nice to see the effects they could've used for the monsters and dragons etc ;D
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Re:If Knightmare were still on today...

Post by HStorm » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:00 am

*Struggles for breath* Billy! That was frightening! That sounds like Knightmare evolving into Crackerjack, with 'Stupot' Stuart as the Dungeon Master, heaven help us. Scary, scary vision... *Shivers*... far scarier than anything that ever happened in the series in fact.
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Re:If Knightmare were still on today...

Post by Snowwiewolf » Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:46 pm

NOOO!! Where'd I put my asthma medecine?!
Really don't scare people like that! :o

More dragons would have been nice. A big dragon flying over the dungeneer casting a dark shadow over him/her, spitting fireballs at them while the advisors shout directions.
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Re:If Knightmare were still on today...

Post by Ironlord » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:18 pm

Aaargh! What they all said!

It's a good job Knightmare was axed when it was... this alternative is too hideous to think about even for a minute!

Now, if only there could have been another topic, along the lines of:

"Imagine if Metallica had not split up in 1995, and in fact were still going today, starting their 25th year as a band. What would their last album be like?"

St. Anger... *shudders*

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Re:If Knightmare were still on today...

Post by Thanatos » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:02 am

Not being a mind-reader I can't be sure, and perhaps he'll correct me, but I don't think such changes would have washed with Mr. Child. Had they been demanded by the ITV top brass he'd have walked out or replaced the show with some inferior equivalent of Virtually Impossible.
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Re:If Knightmare were still on today...

Post by Emii » Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:01 am

I agree with Billy that it's all possible that KM would end up that way. I think we'd still have these forums, to grumble about "how KM isn't what it once was"!!

But yes, Tim Child probably would have put up a bloody good fight before it got to that kind of level...unless it got done well? To be fair, it's probably possible. Bar the studio audience, and the young, hip Treguard (young Treguard I can cope with, if Treguard Snr. had a part in the dungeons. Celebrities would amuse me.
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Re:If Knightmare were still on today...

Post by Skorm » Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:04 pm

I think Knightmare being on today would be cool. I mean the creatures could look so realistic and maybe more levels instaed of 3. Why doesnt tregaurd have ago at doing the dungeon eh? ::)

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Re:If Knightmare were still on today...

Post by darkDescender » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:54 am

He already did. Treguard was the first person to ever single-handedly conquer the dungeon.
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