Series 5 Episode 1

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Re: Series 5 Episode 1

Post by stevendoig » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:14 pm

Just watched this with my 4 yr old. A few thoughts/observations.

My son was getting very bored - that's a first! - the Smirkenoff scene was far too long, there were far too many eyeshield scenes and the Julius scene went on forever!!

Looking at a previous post they mention how one of the advisors has never seen Knightmare before..... I could almost believe NONE of this team have, their ignorance was staggering - I've also never seen such a bored looking team, did they just grab them off the street?

Sylvester Hands didn't sound or look very much like himself.

Level 1 was far too easy, the only challenge was getting one question right - which they did....

I liked Treguards intro outside the castle.

Hope episode 2 is a bit more exciting

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Re: Series 5 Episode 1

Post by pjmlfc05 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:23 pm

I did feel Series 5 took a while to get going but it does turn out good! The interaction between Pickle and Treguard gets better too I feel.
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Re: Series 5 Episode 1

Post by EvelynMason » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:05 pm

Series 5 ? Has there been an episode this week ? Last I saw they were at the end of Series 4 last Sunday and don't believe there's been another episode broadcast in the time since ?

I'm referring of course to the Challenge re-runs, but seems unlikely such as one episode follows the other.

It would be disappointing to learn I've missed out on an episode I didn't realise had been shown but there will be other opportunities to catch up.

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Re: Series 5 Episode 1

Post by Canadanne » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:15 pm

EvelynMason wrote:Series 5 ? Has there been an episode this week ?
No, Challenge doesn't have the rights to Series 5 at the moment.

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Re: Series 5 Episode 1

Post by EvelynMason » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:25 pm

Canadanne wrote:
EvelynMason wrote:Series 5 ? Has there been an episode this week ?
No, Challenge doesn't have the rights to Series 5 at the moment.
Well that is a relief, I genuinely thought I'd missed out on episode since last viewing.

If Challenge doesn't possess the rights to show as mentioned, then looks like we'll have a wait until the next episodes are broadcast. :'( I do hope it isn't too long before they put them on again (preferably a channel that shows them every day of the week would be ideal but of course that simply isn't going to happen)

This just emphasises the importance of bringing the series to DVD home viewing. (Youtube is always available but not advised on a pay as you go basis) Add to that, the picture / audio quality is sometimes sub-standard (when watching Youtube clips of the series)

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Re: Series 5 Episode 1

Post by stevendoig » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:12 pm

Sorry, we did watch it on You Tube! We have watched what is available on Sky at the moment i.e - 2/3 of season 3 and halfof season 4.

I would buy a DVD release in a heartbeat! I hate watching you tube but the boy wanted more Knightmare!!!

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Re: Series 5 Episode 1

Post by Drassil » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:12 pm

On this first flight for Smirkenorff (here's an official clip), perhaps the saddle hasn't been properly adjusted as Kathryn slides about a bit during the landing...

The middle advisor Fay Keenan is now a successful author. Here's her website. In an old tweet about Knightmare, Fay refers to 'outtakes galore'.

Canadanne wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:58 pm
I have never been able to make out what Pickle exclaims when they first see Lord Fear through the spyglass. Does anyone know?

My best guess is that he's using "blood oath" as a mild expletive.

stevendoig wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:14 pm
I've also never seen such a bored looking team

In judging contestants on how they appear on screen, we should never underestimate the rigours of drawn-out, stop-start filming and being away from home. While the 'roll out' of so many new elements may have been enthralling for us watchers, for the team it meant questing at its most passive: an entire level with no clue object choices, no portal choices, no puzzles and just one riddle. I doubt the team would have been expecting that, so I can forgive them if (in other people's opinions) they don't look as engaged as other teams.

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