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We're getting reruns of the Finnish version of (American) Gladiators made 1993-94.

Here's introductory opening episode:



Note at 14 minutes director/producer Renny Harlin, best known for Die Hard 2 and number of much worse movies.
The gladiator Viikinki appeared in WWF as Ludvig Borga and had a minor role in Die Hard 3.


I have the American Gladiators PC game. Somewhat fun as 2-player.

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Oh, they used that ball-shooting game! That was always my favourite and I don't remember it appearing many times in the UK version.
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Oh, they used that ball-shooting game!




Assault or Danger Zone, as it was called in the UK. They played a couple of times, but not as often as they did in the US.

I reckon a Gladiator reboot (better than the ones in 2008/2009) would do fairly well these days.
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Yeah, that was it. Gladiators suffered from that usual problem in the end - same old games over and over, while some were hardly ever used.
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Today started Finnish Gladiators reboot.



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What did you think of it?

I'd have hoped for some new games, but doesn't seem to be any in that trailer.
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Some games are new versions for Finland - apparently taken from the other reboots.

Bit meh, trying too hard to be cool. But I'll watch it for now.

One thing I hate about it is that they've given most of the gladiators same names as were used in original. Especially having a new Viikinki(=Viking) is questionable as the late original was the most iconic character of the show and was known (in Finland) by that stage name in his various other careers.

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That's the same with Wolf over here. He was known as Wolf on any other show he appeared on too! I can't imagine, if Gladiators returned to the UK again, they'd ever call one of the new ones that name.
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Nice autocorrect in the last sentence, Dan emoticon

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Especially having a new Viikinki(=Viking) is questionable as the late original was the most iconic character of the show



Sounds like Splatalot emoticon

As for my thoughts on Gladiators:

I think it's an interesting show and concept but veeeeery repetitive and the finalobstacle-course doesn't change from week-to-week emoticon It's a shame because, aside from it's repetitive nature, I always liked the vibe it had emoticon

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The final was always the same. It didn't seem to matter with Gladiators. Probably because the focus was on the contestants and Gladiators themselves rather than the actual obstacles.

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Nice autocorrect in the last sentence, Dan emoticon

I can't see anything wrong with it? emoticon
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