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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...  Himself - Presenter / ... 56 episodes, 1990-2016
...  Himself - Presenter 28 episodes, 1993-1995
Sandra Caron ...  Mumsey / ... 26 episodes, 1990-1993
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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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More than 10,000 gallons of water and 22 tons of sand were used in the Aztec Zone. 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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Probably my favorite game show.
14 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I used to love this show. It was one where you could easily be a contestant if you wanted to be. You didn't have to be really physical or really smart. You had a go and you had the rest of the team there to help you. Some of the contestants were really useless but most were really good. I've been watching Re-runs of the earlier series i.e. the ones with the industrial zone. And they bring back fond memories. Richard O'Brian was better at the presenting as he would help the contestants if they got really stuck and would occasionally play his harmonica or go off and do something else while they played a rather uninteresting game. Definitely my favorite Game show. Bring it back please.


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