A team of 6 contestants play a series of physical, mental, skill and mystery games across 4 themed zones gaining as many crystals as possible which determine how many seconds they get as they attempt to win a prize inside the Crystal Dome.
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A team of six strangers enter The Crystal Maze. These contestants are led through four themed zones by the eccentric host. Within each zone are a number of rooms, each containing some kind of game, puzzle, challenge or test. The team must choose one of their members to take on a challenge selected by the host. If they succeed they win a time crystal, if they fail they either leave empty handed or are locked in the room - requiring the team to expend a crystal to buy them out. Each time crystal is worth 5 seconds in the grand finale in which the contestants enter the Crystal Dome. There they get exactly as much time as they have won to gather as many gold colored foil tickets and as few silver ones as possible. But the tickets are being blown around inside the dome by huge fans. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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During the five-week shoot, nearly 4,000 meals were eaten on a converted double-decker bus outside the hanger. See more »

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[Aztec Zone, physical game, time is running out and contestant Lorraine has to walk back over a slippery, revolving wooden beam above a pool of water]
Richard O'Brien: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2...
[Lorraine slips and falls hard onto the beam and then into the water]
Richard O'Brien: Oh dear - 1, zero. I'm sorry...
[he locks Lorraine in]
Jane - Contestant: No! You horrible man!
Richard O'Brien: [talking over Jane's protestations] I know. I know I'm a horrible man. I know, I know I'm horrible, but so what?
Jane - Contestant: She was almost out of the door!
Richard O'Brien: She was in the water more than...
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The greatest game show ever made
1 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This show is a classic and should still be made today. I have fond memories of this show and I never get bored of watching the re-runs on challenge TV. If this show was to be made again i hope richard or ed would return if not i think the actor who plays kryten in red dwarf would be good, he presents scrap heap challenge. This show is sooo good i love it when someone gets locked in, and the theme tune also made the show. Richard o'brian was a fantastic host he is sooo funny with he's silly comments, ed tudor pole also done very well taking over from richard, he was funny and witty. Someone please remake this but don't change a single thing about the show, in it's day it pulled 6 million viewers which I think is huge for a game show.


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