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PATV Scunthorpe635 posts since 2 Sep 2014
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
The old thread was archived so here’s a new one.

Looks as though The Crystal Maze has been confirmed to be returning for another series, however the Medieval Zone is now being replaced with an Asian themed ‘Eastern Zone’

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2019-05-20/the-crystal-maze-channel-4-new-zone-eastern-zone-2019-episodes/
“Nostalgia’s cool, but it won’t help me now, the dream is good, if you don’t wear it out.”
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Interceptor768 posts since 20 Oct 2014
A new zone is a welcome change. I thought I read somewhere they were only doing a few celebrity episodes, and that was presumably going to be the last of it?

I believe there are quite a few unaired episodes of the first couple of series...
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Neil Jones5,218 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Its an interesting choice, the original show made a deal out of "four adventure time zones" (until Ocean came along) but the choice of games for it may make it look like a mismash of styles. Time will tell.

Re: Budget, well Crystal has never been cheap. The original show was apparently £125k an episode.
Xilla209 posts since 29 Nov 2003
Its an interesting choice, the original show made a deal out of "four adventure time zones" (until Ocean came along) but the choice of games for it may make it look like a mismash of styles. Time will tell.

Re: Budget, well Crystal has never been cheap. The original show was apparently £125k an episode.


I recall reading the original plan was for the 4 zones to change every series, but the sheer expense of filming a single episode meant only the Industrial Zone was changed, a few series in.
Neil Jones5,218 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Its an interesting choice, the original show made a deal out of "four adventure time zones" (until Ocean came along) but the choice of games for it may make it look like a mismash of styles. Time will tell.

Re: Budget, well Crystal has never been cheap. The original show was apparently £125k an episode.


I recall reading the original plan was for the 4 zones to change every series, but the sheer expense of filming a single episode meant only the Industrial Zone was changed, a few series in.


There's all kinds of things they wanted to do and then never did for one reason or another:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/to-the-crystal-dome

But yes, the original set cost a fortune to build and another fortune to run, it ate electricity like there was no tomorrow.
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JCB1,999 posts since 21 Sep 2004
Back then though the money spent could be seen on screen. The expensive aesthetic was partly what made it so good. This modern version doesn't really stand up in the same epic way.