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Roller Coaster TV Programs and News Articles!

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by danielfitzgerald99, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Just watched the "Inside Alton Towers" film.

    Tripe.
     
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    Didn't know where to put it but needed to share it.
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    To be honest, I'd have been totally okay with that being the start of its own thread. That's fab.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I didn't make this but thought it was funny
     
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    ^ yep that's it, but billed as "Rise of the Machines : Mega Rollercoaster" rather than MegaMachines. :)
     
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    ahh ok. That makes sense. The exploded animations were pretty cool in that show. A nice touch to explain things better.
     
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    I just finished it, it's good to watch Helix on TV for an hour but the relentless over-hyping of the 3 enthusiasts throughout the whole programme is pretty nauseating.

    They couldn't resist putting a bit on the Smiler crash in there too; it's like an unwritten rule these days. Definitely worth a watch though.
     
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    Yep it's not bad ; lot of good visuals, but the faux-drama and the "coaster critics" stuff is all a bit of crap. (I like the idea of being a "critic" rather than a "goon" though, we should adopt that :) )

    (did appear that it was originally produced as that MegaMachines series, but repackaged into that Rise of the Machines ; there was a bit of discussion over on the ECC facebook group (from the "critics") about it all last summer)
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    So Google built an entire dark ride promoting Google Assistant for the Consumer Electronic Show!

     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Hah, sorry for double post - didn't realize there was a dedicated thread!
     
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    I just rediscovered this which I remember watching as a kid:


    It has plenty of retro charm, some nice views of Thunderlooper in the background, and some interesting analysis (Jerk & Jounce) of Nemesis.

    However beware of the extremely dull interviews, occasionally wrong physics explanations, and laboriously detailed analysis of every corner and drop of the Pinfari at Wicksteed Park!
     
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    Didn't really know where to put this one, but just a quick progress video on the new Pleasure Beach hotel (filmed by Cheshire & Lancashire news).

    It looks a lot taller set against The Big One than I'd initially expected... perhaps it's just the angle or because Coasters was pretty small in comparison. No more Icon view either..

     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    It's a dead giveaway:
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Status update.

     
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    Ewwwww.

    Cheers for that Helix documentary above, loved it. Ignoring the random bollocks about rating it, thought it was a great insight into the ride, operations, how it keeps them safe etc...Would probably have just enough cross-over appeal to get random GP watchers
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Recent coverage by Wired on Backyard Coasters. Probably one of the best layouts I've seen out there:

     

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