Space Cadets (1997– )

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Insane comedy quiz show, played purely for laughs, with the winners irrelevant. Comedian Greg Proops is the host; team captains are Craig Charles (Red Dwarf) and comedian Bill Bailey. Each ... See full summary »

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Insane comedy quiz show, played purely for laughs, with the winners irrelevant. Comedian Greg Proops is the host; team captains are Craig Charles (Red Dwarf) and comedian Bill Bailey. Each team's 3 members are generally filled out with one comedian and one star each from a classic TV science-fiction series: eg Walter Koenig and Claudia Christian (Babylon 5), Sophie Aldred and Sylvester McCoy (Dr Who), or Armin Shimerman and Max Grodenchik (Deep Space 9). Written by Cynan Rees <>

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Greg Proops: [Trivia Scan] In what episode of Star Trek do Kirk and Spock fight a duel to the death
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" Open The Gates "
10 August 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I`ve got to disagree with my fellow reviewer Mark because I didn`t think much of SPACE CADETS . I think the problem is that it was presented by Greg Proops who`s painfully unfunny while Craig Charles and Bill Bailey are just plain unfunny . It`s one of those comedy quiz shows where the regulars and guests have a great time while the viewers don`t

There was one redeeming thing about the format and that was when we had a " What happened next " section similar to A QUESTION OF SPORT except it revolved around these old cliff hanger serials from the 1930s . For example we`re shown an ending from KING OF THE ROCKET MEN where the hero is knocked unconcious and spirals to the ground to a certain death and the contestants have to guess how the opening of the recap plays out . Due to some editing ( ie cheating ) the hero escapes death when he regains conciousness just before he hits the ground and turns on his rocket back pack . Like I said it`s cheating

And SPACE CADETS shows the worst example of this type of cheating with a cliff hanger ending from UNDERSEA KINGDOM where the good guy is captured by the baddies outside a fort . He is tied to the front of a tank and the defenders of the fort are told if they don`t surrender the hero will die . The defenders don`t comply so the episode finishes with the tank smashing through the gates of the fort obviously killing the hero . The contestants scratched their heads and rubbed their chins wondering how the good guy could have possibly survived . They gave up and the recap showed the heavily re-filmed action of the next episode where the chief defender shouts " Open the gates " and instead of smashing through the gates the tank drives through an open gateway thereby saving the hero . This totally bemused the contestants who started moaning that the ending and the recap were totally different , an identical reaction I had after seeing UNDERSEA KINGDOM in the early 1980s

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