A team of 6 contestants play a series of physical, mental, skill and mystery games across 4 themed zones gaining as many crystals as possible which determine how many seconds they get as they attempt to win a prize inside the Crystal Dome.
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A team of six strangers enter The Crystal Maze. These contestants are led through four themed zones by the eccentric host. Within each zone are a number of rooms, each containing some kind of game, puzzle, challenge or test. The team must choose one of their members to take on a challenge selected by the host. If they succeed they win a time crystal, if they fail they either leave empty handed or are locked in the room - requiring the team to expend a crystal to buy them out. Each time crystal is worth 5 seconds in the grand finale in which the contestants enter the Crystal Dome. There they get exactly as much time as they have won to gather as many gold colored foil tickets and as few silver ones as possible. But the tickets are being blown around inside the dome by huge fans. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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The teams had to film the dome sequence twice, once for real, the other showing them jumping around like idiots for the cameras. Even though the fans were blowing the tokens in the air, most still stayed on the ground at the edges, so most of the time the team just stayed on their knees collecting them. This didn't look very exciting on camera, so this part of the show had to be filmed twice, to make it look like the teams were doing something. See more »

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[Aztec Zone, physical game, time is running out and contestant Lorraine has to walk back over a slippery, revolving wooden beam above a pool of water]
Richard O'Brien: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2...
[Lorraine slips and falls hard onto the beam and then into the water]
Richard O'Brien: Oh dear - 1, zero. I'm sorry...
[he locks Lorraine in]
Jane - Contestant: No! You horrible man!
Richard O'Brien: [talking over Jane's protestations] I know. I know I'm a horrible man. I know, I know I'm horrible, but so what?
Jane - Contestant: She was almost out of the door!
Richard O'Brien: She was in the water more than...
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I LOVED THIS SHOW!
23 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I use to live in Hong Kong where the show was broadcasted. It was THE most enjoyable game show I've ever seen.

This show had the strangest but witty host as he gathered 6 people to battle through Physical, Mental, Skill, and Mystery challenges (To get the elusive crystals and to not get themselves locked in) as they go through the Aztec, Future, Medieval, Ocean (then Industrial) worlds. I loved how his witty comments and the complexity of it all to get all the crystals to win stuff in a duration of seconds inside the Crystal Dome. If I were in England, I would watch this show endlessly and never get bored!


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