Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Discussion of the repeats of Knightmare on the satellite channel Challenge?
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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by Ironlord » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:57 pm

djoska wrote: Give em ratings- maybe they'll pay the programme more attention and give them pain-striken japanese people a rest!!!!
For those of you that were not aware, Takeshi's Castle is OLD. Older than Knightmare, even. Wikipedia gives its original broadcast dates as 1986-1989. Hence, there's only a finite amount of episodes to show - and Challenge exhausted them all ages ago. But something tells me they'll keep on showing those same episodes again and again and again until everyone is so thoroughly sick of it that the ratings for the entire channel plummet like a chronically depressed lemming. Challenge seem to rely on TC and poker for the vast majority of their viewing figures, and now that there's a separate Player channel for wall-to-wall Las Vegas gambling, TC will, I imagine, take up even more airtime. They're sitting on a potentially devastating time bomb.

Of course, what this also means is that those pain-stricken Japanese people have had a very long rest by now, including the original Count Takeshi who ended up in jail midway through the show's existence...
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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by djoska » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:25 am

even more reason to get it off the telly!!


GET RID OF TAKESHI!!!
GET RID OF TAKESHI!!!
GET RID OF TAKESHI!!!

the protest continues!!!


I didn't know many people watched the show anyway!
The worst thing is, Challenge have got an entire forum devoted to it too!!!!
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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by bobtonexador » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:41 am

Maybe we should continue to barrage them with miffed messages at their forums. That seems to have an effect.

It's really off to stop showing a series half way through just because they're bored with it, what about the people who are just discovering/rediscovering it? (Like me!)

They don't realise the revolutionary cultural potency of Knightmare. How many people here are too young to really remember it from the first time, or like me, are only truly able to appreciate how good it is with a grownup brain and in a world apparently dominated by Dick and Dom.

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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by djoska » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:52 am

I can remember series 5 and 6 quite well from back then!!!

I'm 18 now so I'm not old enough to appreciate the older series' nostalgically but the show still gets the adrenaline running through my veins- just like when I was younger only less scary now!!!

Pookas, guiests, Corridor of Blades- they all used to petrify me!!!

Now I look back and laugh thinking- hey, I like these things now!!!
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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by djoska » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:37 am

2moro- Knightmare's back innit???

Can someone give me a definite time????
I can't afford to miss this final showing of this series.
(I can't afford anything at the moment- I hate being skint!)
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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by Naitch » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:45 am

Tomorrow?

I thought series 4 was is May, 29:00

I'll have to stay tuned...

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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by bobtonexador » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:51 am

2900 means 5 am in TV speak apparently. The man at Challenge was a bit surprised that we all didn't know that.

He thinks he's clever because he's a TV man.

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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by Billy » Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:06 pm

I think I may have inadvertantly misled Illusion with the 1st April thing. I recently said that according to the schedules, Knightmare will be on Challenge until "at least the 31st March". In the event, of course, it wasn't. This may have caused Illusion to think it'll be back on the 1st April.

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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by Illusion » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:47 pm

Someone (Jon) sent me this screenshot from Digiguide:

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Which doesn't really make any sense if you look at the dates! However it looks like Knightmare is back at 0430 on Sunday and Monday mornings, in double episodes.

I think :o
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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by GranitasIsCute » Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:12 pm

It's on at 4:30 in the morning! How can you watch it then?
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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by TuragaNuju » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:12 am

*Sighs. Stares vacantly into space at 4:30 in teh morning. Sips "Uber Caffine - Ride The Walrus!"*

Must... watch.... KNIGHTMARE!

*Sees Majida prancing about on screen*

GAGGH!

*Wakes up from Knightmare*

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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by Malefact » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:23 pm

Do I detect a Futurama reference in there? :) Coffeecoffeecoffeecoffee!!!
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Re:ARGH! Challenge Stopped It!

Post by TuragaNuju » Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:36 pm

Bite My Shiny Metal Mace!
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