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Oceania Has anyone watched the new Gladiators?

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Katana_Geldar, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I remember the show when I was in primary school but I haven't had a chance to watch the new one. How does it compare? I know the names of gladiators are different, and somehow not so good.

    In the old gladiators my fave was Fury and Taipan, who would do his little dance when he won on hang Tough.

    So how is the new show? Anyone putting their thumbs down? ;)
     
  2. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    I saw the first episode only and games in themselves are pretty much the same (except for the new games obviously). The Gladiators are lame and cheesy especially when they are asked to comment, other than that the only thing missing is Mike Whitney.
     
  3. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The first show peaked at 1.8 million viwers, which is massive for a 6:30pm-7:30pm timeslot, so I guess somebody is watching it.
     
  4. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Gladiators was always lame and cheesy, what was really funny was when there were fihts. Vulcan was the best at getting agro IIRC

    I used to play gladiatiors with my sisters in the backyard ;)

    Is the eliminator the same?
     
  5. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think so...except the have to run up a skateboard quarter pipe at one point and instead of the big paper cross-hatch stuff they swing through at the end...it's a curtain of water!

    OF WATER!
     
  6. Kartanym

    Kartanym Jedi Knight star 6

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    It isn't the same without Vulcan, but it's cheesy fun, just the way I remember it :p
     
  7. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    A curtain of water would be refreshing at the end of the eliminator. it used to be paper.
    And I still remember that Brit girl Eunice who when she was winning the Ashes show against the Aussie girl stopped at the top of the travelator and waved to everyone. What an idiot!

    And kart, Vulcan was a good combo with the brit gladiator wolfman. ;)
     
  8. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    The female gladiators this time around are much hotter than the ones in the past. All the gladiators show no real form of personality at all and some of their taunts and comments are very basic lol. Viper's pose is a laugh
     
  9. lordvaderFF

    lordvaderFF Jedi Master star 4

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  10. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    YES!

    LADIES
    Angel-can fly my way anytime.
    Amazon-oozes no personality at all. Please keep your mouth closed lol
    Bionica-the rarely seen lesser one
    Destiny-certainly an upwardly forthright lady
    Nitro- Quick on the field and out of your memory
    Olympia- Cannot handle a pole anymore..damn
    Viper- joke...oh so scary and not very coordinated

    MEN
    Hunter- the lamest..no real character at all
    Kouta- crawl back to Carlton......they need any help they can get
    Nomad- again who? not really noticed
    Outlaw- rock & roll dude
    Scar- token
    Tank- who?
    Thunder- token muscle man who struggles with remembering lines
     
  11. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    The names sound dumb, I guess it's beacuse they used all the good names in the first Gladiators.
     
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    I saw the first episode (I think?) and Outlaw's pyramid dives were awesome.

    But I haven't seen any since because I never get to catch the eliminator since SYTYCD is always on right after it.
     
  13. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    Yep the pyramid has the biggest hits and falls. One of the poor lady contestants last week done her knee in and could not complete lol
     
  14. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Indeed I have watched this show. I didn't know you can drop 50 IQ points just by turning a TV on.
     
  15. Pigalek

    Pigalek Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm putting my thumb down far enough to plug a hole lol.
    I remember the old gladiators being alot better and I don't know if its because it actually was a lot better or because I was young and time has affected my memory.

    I would like to kick viper in the head she annoys me greatly
     
  16. Axicana

    Axicana Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I think it's good for a giggle, as in it's so cheesy it's funny :p

    I have to agree with everyone on the Viper front, her pose is silly and she talks funny... But the gladiators this time around are more attractive than their predecessors so that gets points in my book ;)

    Although I'm not overly happy with Bill Harrigan. I mean really, just because the challenger slammed into a gladiator and knocked her down doesn't mean she should be penalised (referring to the latest episode)
     
  17. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    It is a no-brainer show but it is a welcome refesh from all the reality tv still around. I would love to see a spin-off action series where the gladiators use their special powers lol
     
  18. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I liked much better when i didn't know what real gladiators were.
     
  19. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    Apr 21, 2002
    lol true. The Gladiators need some acting lessons and someone to write their lines for them (perhaps someone does!). They all lack personality.
     
  20. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thats cause the muscles are in their heads.... :rolleyes: :p
     
  21. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    I would like to see more average contestants on the show instead of superfit athletes.
     
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