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Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

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At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....

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It's Millennium Eve and Blackadder is hosting a dinner party for a few select friends, Lady Elizabeth, Viscount George, Archbishop Melchett and Archbishop Darling. Baldrick devises yet another of his infamous cunning plans to help his ever greedy master Edmund Blackadder con money from his gullible friends. The pair build a "time machine" from empty cereal packets and place bets with their friends as to when in history they will travel, retrieving various artifacts from their travels as proof, items which Blackadder already owns! However, in a strange twist of fate the time machine actually works and the pair are thrown back in history initially to the Jurassic period. Gradually the pair start to return to their own time stopping off at various famous times in history such as Sherwood Forest and the Battle of Waterloo but will they make it home? Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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The final episode in the saga of the Blackadder family, who have forever been at the very center of British history and society.


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Kate Moss makes a cameo as Maid Marian, and Colin Firth makes a cameo as William Shakespeare. See more »

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When the Scots are running towards Hadrian's wall, Blackadder steals the Centurion's helmet. However in next shot looking towards the wall, you can see the helmet's plumage which mean's it's still there. See more »

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Blackadder: [after discovering that Baldrick's undies caused the extinction of the dinosaurs] That's another one of life's great mysteries solved: the dinosaurs were in fact wiped out... by your pants.
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Disappointed, Honestly
18 March 2014 | by (Nottinghamshire, England) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry. I just couldn't like this. It's not that I disliked it, I just didn't like it. Blackadder's humour is gone in this. The characters are not like in the series, most notably Queen Elizabeth, who was much more harsh and unhappy than in the series. It was nice to see the characters, though. And it's odd seeing them all older than in the series, because now I recognise them for different roles. Most prominently, Atkinson reminds me of Mr. Bean here, not Edmund Blackadder, Stephen Fry reminds me of QI, not his many roles in Blackadder, and Laurie reminds me of Gregory House here, not of his two roles in Blackadder.

This episode just came off as a big disappointment. I honestly thought I'd like it for one reason or another, but it felt like a completely different show. Usually I'd be ecstatic at the return of a show, but this really should have been left alone. They even removed the much needed laugh track. The spark is just not in this episode. However, it is good as a stand alone episode and if it wasn't Blackadder I'd still think it was alright. It's just not the quality I was hoping for; much, much less. Least favourite episode.


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