Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they must first locate a crystal to power their spacecraft. But (and this is where the whole... See full summary »

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Chris Lever ...
 Gandor (22 episodes, 1980-1986)
Charmian Gradwell ...
 Gnoard (16 episodes, 1980-1984)
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 Rongad / ... (12 episodes, 1984-1986)
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Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they must first locate a crystal to power their spacecraft. But (and this is where the whole thing begins to get tricky) to find the crystal they must navigate their way through a series of practical and mental problems, devised by a fiendish alien intelligence Written by Anonymous

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aspidistra | contest | vortex | puzzle | See All (4) »

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The Vortex end-game only featured from the second run, though there was a variation of it in the first. See more »

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Opening narration: [FIRST SEASON] Many light years away, on the far side of the galaxy, in a region often visited by time-travelers, lies Arg. A small planet of little consequence. Naturally, the inhabitants of Arg get a bit fed up with trippers and tend to discourage them. Often they will even nick the essential crystal off their time machines and hide it. Visitors from planet Earth enquiring after their crystal can nevertheless feel quite at home here, because the Argons are a polite race and careful to adapt ...
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Crazy Credits

Also, all the credits are worded to contain the word "Arg" - the credit for Set Design is Argitecture, Art Design is Visions of Arg, on so on. These credit changes were made because the show purports to be a broadcast of a game show from another planet. See more »

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Featured in 8 Out of 10 Cats: Episode #1.6 (2005) See more »

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Duo in G, Opus 34
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Composed by Ferdinando Carulli
Performed by Julian Bream and John Williams
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A Brilliant Children's Programme
2 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

For years I could never remember the name of the show but I always could remember what happened. This was like a very early Crystal Maze where you had to work problems/puzzles out in order to win the crystals. At the end before you were allowed to leave you had to walk along a space type maze and avoid a white beam of electricity to get home.


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