Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sheffield, South Yorks
The Crystal Maze - remember it? Sure you do...
WILL YOU START THE FANS.... PLEASE!
BAM! Da-da da daaaaaa, da-da.. BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM, BAM! BA-BA-BA-BAM!
Da-da da daaaaaa, da, da-da da daaaa....
Da-da da daaaaaa, da-da.. BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM, BAM! BA-BA-BA-BAM!
Da-da da daaaaaa, da
Ba ba baaaa da,
Ba ba baaaa da,
Ba ba baaaa,
Yes! The theme tune to probably one of the greatest game shows ever, sadly lost in time forever (unless you have Sky and can watch the repeats on "Challenge TV")
Originally hosted by "Rocky Horror Show" Richard O'Brien, thoroughly annoying bald headed man who played the harmonica whilst informing contestants that "it's an automatic lock-in after 3 minutes". Later Ed Tudor Pole (of Ted Pole Tudor fame, "Swords of a thousand men") took over in the final few series.
The game show consisted of a team of people, all of which were usually chartered surveyors, each of which had to battle through four zones (Medieval, Industrial, Aztec, Futuristic. One of which was replaced by the Ocean Zone), each having to obtain "crystals" from certain games, I can't remember them all but I think they were Mental, Physical, Skill and Logic, correct me if I'm wrong. The crystals they earned got them extra time in the games centrepiece, the Crystal Dome.
In the Crystal Dome, they had to collect gold tickets from the dome and make sure their number of gold tickets collected ammassed their number of silver tickets collected. Basically the tickets blew around the crystal dome and they had to catch them and put them through a letter box.
Very few people won it, the prizes were usually paintball weekends at some leisure park, and the set looked incredibly expensive, probably adding to the sad demise of the show and eventually it being taken off our screens.
Also, there was a pub machine game version, which was utterly impossible, it had a £5 jackpot and I only saw one person win it.
"I'm like in a shop, looking for the right man, for me jigsaw, and believe you me, I'll f**king do it. I am the law." - Gary Hayward, Belper Town FC manager.