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British Revive Knightmare TV Adventure Show For One Week Only

| 24 Jul 2013 13:20

Enter, Stranger! Ahh, the memories ...

If you were a kid in Britain during the 1990s Knightmare was one of the biggest things in your life. This adventure show used blue screen technology to put people just like you right in the heart of a fantasy adventure, wandering through Knightmare Castle searching for loot and glory. Dungeon Master Treguard, and your fellow teammates guiding you to victory over the game's many puzzles and traps, were the only things that stood between you and an ignominious end. It was brutal; in its eight year run, only eight teams managed to win their way through the Castle. Those glory days are long since gone but, for one week only, Knightmare returns, this time to YouTube, with Dungeon Master Treguard awaiting a new set of challengers.

It's all part of Geek Week, a celebration of gaming, science fiction, science and all things fun, taking place from the 4th to the 10th of August. This one-off will also feature Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown from Harry Potter) and comedian Isy Suttie alongside veteran Treguard, as the three main in-game characters. Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Emma Blackery and Stuart Ashen, all British YouTube personalities, will be participating in the one-off. There's plenty to like about Geek Week, from Global Geekery's Monday, with geek culture from all over the world - including Knightmare - getting a moment in the spotlight, Gaming Thursday's play-throughs to Fan Friday's sci-fi theme cookery, cosplay and more.

"What does it mean to be a geek?" Geek Week asks. Well, in at least one case, it means sitting down in front of a computer for a short nostalgia trip, wishing I could be the one wearing that clunky helmet. Ahh, memories ...

Source: Guardian

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