Lifespan: September 1997 - January 1998
Host: Peter Marshall
Produced by: 'TIL Productions
Front Game Rules
Two teams of one celebrity and one civilian player competed. Teams took turns setting a reel in motion, which selected a category out of six possible, as well as a point value from 100 to 500 points. A question about movies was read, and the team had 10 seconds to discuss an answer. One question was a "Take Two" question, which if answered correctly offered a follow-up question for double or nothing. This continued for two segment, ending with teams getting two questions apiece for 300 points each. Then, both teams were given a third question about the opposing team's celebrity, also worth 300 points.
|The second round was called "The Director's Chair". Six categories were given, and starting with the team who was trailing, they chose one category and were asked six questions worth 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000, and 2000 points. The player with the most points at the end of the round won the game, got a prize, and advanced to the bonus round.
End Game Rules
The winning team was asked six questions. The answers to each question were used as clues to the identity of a person, character or title. After the questions were asked, the team had 10 seconds to identify the answer of the puzzle for a trip.
A stink was raised against the production company of the show when they didn't honor their side of the bargain. Host Peter Marshall was never paid for hosting duties, nor did the contestants ever get their prizes.
Loogaroo Looks it Over
Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. The gameplay dragged like a ball and chain, Peter Marshall looked completely bewildered (often reaching for the wrong question, being at a loss for words, etc.), the set had absolutely no movement to it, and the execution gets a failing grade for the production company stiffing both the players and the talent. To the next person who wants to create a game show about movie trivia, I give you this bit of advice: Don't.