Series 2 - Episode 14

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 14

Post by pjmlfc05 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:15 am

The dungeoneer messed up quite badly. How on earth did he think the empty jar was called humbugs?! Good to see the dungeoneer falling down from the causeway. I guess the graphics team managed to fix that as previous times Lillith took away the causeway, the dungeoneer was static and you didn't see him fall.

Loved the troll's poem!! Apart from that it was a quiet episode.
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 14

Post by TimeMaster » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:42 am

I thought that this was a great episode!

I loved the appearance of Ariadne in a place other than her traditional lair - it made me jump! The introduction of the Amulet of Invisibility was a clever idea that added a lot to the game play.

However, I will most remember this episode for the laugh out loud death! It was great to see the falling effect but somehow it was also very comical! The whole thing was topped off with Treguard's brilliant, "Well if you can't read labels, you can't be expected to read the writing on the wall! " ;D
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 14

Post by HobGoblin » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:16 pm

I think this is the first episode of which I have no strong memories. The spider ledge possibly, though it was used in other eps.

There's a rather 'morning after' feel about this episode - after the winning quest things now seem like an anti-climax. In a world of speculation where the producers engineered Julian's win, one would have to say it was a mistake as it upsets the pacing of the series.

A fun game I've started playing is to close my eyes just before a new room appears and try to imagine what the dungeoneer would see in their imagination. The descriptions of rooms are generally completely awful (e.g neglecting to mention a pit full of worms)! Watching the quest on TV must have been a total revelation to the kids who actually entered the dungeon...
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 14

Post by Pooka » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:45 pm

pjmlfc05 wrote:How on earth did he think the empty jar was called humbugs?!
Because it was labelled "humbugs". It was empty, but that's what the label had. I'm intrigued by the potion named "potion" though - which they misread as "poison" - it's not the sort of thing I'd choose to give Lillith!

I've been waiting for the "I'm a troll" poem/song all series: it's one of the original soundbytes that Johnny put on The Home Page of Knightmare. I was almost beginning to think I'd invented it!
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 14

Post by Drassil » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:25 pm

Tom41 wrote:Is it just me, or did Igneous have a drop of water on his 'nose' at the beginning?
I noticed it too. I think it was a tiny tear in the, er, brickwork.
Tom41 wrote:Challenge cut off to the ad break in the middle of Treguard saying farewell to the team!
Interesting. I always assumed that Challenge's advert breaks in these showings were the same as they'd always been. This time around, the break came as Treguard was sending forth the new dungeoneer.

This is the episode that begat the misconception that the term for a jester's sceptre is folderol. According to every dictionary I've checked, it isn't. A folderol is a silly trinket or the refrain to a song (as illustrated by the Troll later in this episode).

The spider on the ledge isn't identified by Treguard as Ariadne, so in my opinion it's a different one. Ariadne was "Queen of the Arachnids" and it can't have just her and the scorpion making up the queendom! Also, I like the idea that Ariadne never ventured above Level 2 until Lord Fear arranged it.

In the clue room, when Steven/Stephen was told, "Feel round", I wonder if he was tempted to reply, "Well yes I do, but we did have a massive lunch."

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 14

Post by Canadanne » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:32 pm

Drassil wrote:
Tom41 wrote:Is it just me, or did Igneous have a drop of water on his 'nose' at the beginning?
I noticed it too. I think it was a tiny tear in the, er, brickwork.
Oh, I saw that and assumed it was a breathing hole in the mask.
Drassil wrote:I always assumed that Challenge's advert breaks in these showings were the same as they'd always been.
I have noticed throughout this run that the ad breaks are in different places from last time.

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 14

Post by Gretel » Fri May 16, 2014 9:42 pm

That death for Lilith.... such a daft mistake but got bless Mary for making the most of the flipping Humbugs thing! Honestly, I will never not smirk when Lilith gets a kill, she's kind-of one of my favourites (most of this lot are honestly...)
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 14

Post by Mogdrebowen » Fri May 16, 2014 9:45 pm

what a howler of an error and punished big time by lillith

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 14

Post by Gretel » Fri May 16, 2014 10:21 pm

One of the best 'what the heck are you doing team?' moments I'd say!
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