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
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At the dinner party at the beginning, a portrait of Captain Blackadder from Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) is positioned on the wall behind the present Blackadder. See more »
Just after Blackadder waves to his dinner guests and enters the time machine for the first time, you can see a blonde crew member wearing a red shirt pushing up the end of the drawbridge-like door to close it as Baldrick is climbing up through the trap door inside. See more »
[upon discovering he's changed history for the worse]
We've got to save Britan!
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There is a statement at the end of the closing credits: "Blackadder Back and Forth 2... Coming Summer 3000!" See more »
Well, it should be pointed out immediately that this episode can only be seen if you visit the Millennium Dome in London, UK. This episode apparently won't be shown elsewhere.
The episode itself is I don't think upto the usual Blackadder standards. Yes, the jokes are good and the character interaction is excellent as always but there is something missing. The atmosphere of boredom and irritation that Rowan Atkinson had is there but lacking.
It was definitely entertaining but something was definitely lacking and I just cannot put my finger on it.
Oh well, please let them put it out on video .. or at least TV.
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