Dungeons and Dragons-style show that lets contestants explore a computer-generated fantasy world, with wicked special effects and cunning puzzles.






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Series cast summary:
Hugo Myatt ...
 Treguard, the Dungeon Master / ... (112 episodes, 1987-1994)
David Learner ...
 Pickle (47 episodes, 1990-1992)


Children game show series telling the adventures of teams set out for a quest in a "Dungeon and Dragons" settings. The three-level Dungeon is set in an electronic world where the person actually going into the Dungeon would have to wear a helmet and will have his three advisors telling him what to do. Generally the quest was for either the cup, the sword, the shield or the crown and helping them was Treguard, the Dungeon Master and helped by Pickle and Majilda. The team usually come up against Mogdred and in most of the later series Lord Fear. The Dungeon is filled with people and things can either hinder or help the team defeat the "opposition" plans in an attempt to reach their object or the goal of their mission... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Release Date:

7 September 1987 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dungeon Doom  »

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(112 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


A Knightmare inspired game known as KMV is being played over the Internet, mixing prerecorded footage of characters with computer-generated live action of players. The cast and crew are all members of the on-line Knightmare fan-base and it is being led by the team captain of the winning team of Knightmare in season 8. The attempt to conquer the dungeon is filmed and broadcast on the KMV website every year - recreating the atmosphere of the original game show in an original manner. See more »


[repeated line]
Treguard, the Dungeon Master: And just keep telling yourself, it's only a game... Isn't it?
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Followed by Knightmare (2013) See more »

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simply brilliant
4 August 2002 | by (Lancashire, England) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved Knightmare when I was growing up! And I totally agree with the comments posted about it! For its time the visuals etc. were amazing and, yeah, it was the only kids tv show that had a creepiness about it. Also it was a very challenging game show and encouraged you to think. I feel so sorry for kids growing up nowadays. I don't know what children's television is like in the US but the stuff that's on in the UK is rubbish! There's nothing anywhere near to the brilliance of Knightmare, Funhouse, Dungeons and Dragons, Thundercats, He-Man and She-Ra etc.

Wonder what the guy who played Treyguard is up to now??? And the guy who was Lord Fear? I hated it when they used to look in on what he was up to through the spy glass cos you knew any minute he was going to realise what they were doing!!!! He was really scary! Remember the dragon the contender used to fly on??? My fave bit of the show was when someone lost and therefore died and you'd just see them and their mates walking down a path and waving goodbye!!!!!!

For any die hard fans I remember seeing some repeats of Knightmare on the Sci-Fi channel a few years ago, but I don't think they show them anymore. But I'll keep a look-out anyway. I'd love to be able to watch them all again! 80s and early 90s kids' shows were the best!!!

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