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Post by WarnerPlum » Fri May 24, 2013 5:45 pm

Oh, dear God! :( He's not going to make it, is he?
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Post by Murder by Death » Fri May 24, 2013 7:10 pm

go_leafs_nation wrote:I bought it on iTunes but I have a night shift I have to get to soon, so I probably won't be able to see it until tomorrow.

EDIT: I did manage to fit in the entire episode. It's pretty good; imaginative and clever, and it manages to work in three different editions of Clue. It's also got a bare minimum of character "development" (a.k.a. repetitive angst, something that really turned me off the other two CSI shows). It's a pleasant reminder of why this was my favourite CSI show before I gave up on them.
Good to know. Despite the free clips on CBS.com, I'd like to find out what happened to Scarlet, Mustard, Green, and Peacock!

I LOVE that they have the 1963 game laid out in the crime lab and treating it seriously! LOL

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sat May 25, 2013 2:20 am

Spoiler Alert! Ignore the text below if you really want to see this episode for yourself!

Scarlet was the second victim, who had red hair. She was killed with a revolver in Hell's Kitchen.

Green was a fun bit of word play. The victim was killed in the ball room of a golf course with a candlestick. Then he was dragged out to the green. So Green was killed in the Ballroom with the Candlestick.

Mustard and Peacock are not victims. The reason for this is kind-of lame: the serial killer is getting back at a therapist for not loving him, and the first time they met they played a round of Clue. He was Mustard, she was Scarlet, so that left them as untouchables. A bit of a shame - I was hoping to see some more imaginative ways of working Clue-related murders. But as twists go, it's not half-bad. I've definitely seen more idiotic ones in CSI.

Apart from the 63 and luxury editions, they also work in the 1996 version, my personal favourite. (I've always really loved Plum and Mustard from that set!) I'm glad they did it properly by showing you the game board and everything, and there's even a sort-of visual clue near the end involving a game board. It's a bit of a cheat, though, since you see the clue only when it is revealed to you.
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Post by BBP » Sat May 25, 2013 2:42 am

WarnerPlum wrote:Oh, dear God! :( He's not going to make it, is he?
Just checked up and found out the stroke was in last July, nearly a year ago. He has done work since then (What About *beep*?, a play by and with Eric Idle) and seemed to be in good condition then, so no need to worry.

(Edit: the censored bit is an affectionate name for Richard.)
(Edit 2: sorry, the Idle play was shot in April 2012. My bad.)
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Post by WarnerPlum » Sat May 25, 2013 6:11 am

..nearly a year ago? Why did it take them a year to report this?
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Post by BBP » Sat May 25, 2013 6:43 am

Curry is a very private man: he's never given out much information about his private life. Somebody close to him must have mentioned his stroke to DailyMail and they assumed the worst and wrote a scary article.

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Post by Black » Sat May 25, 2013 6:47 am

BBP wrote:Curry is a very private man: he's never given out much information about his private life.
I can relate to that. I've got a few things that I don't want to make public.

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Post by Black » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:20 am

I've found this if anyone is interested:

http://www.usaopoly.com/games/clue-big-bang-theory

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Post by PeachFreak » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:25 pm

Well, hello hello. How is everyone? I've been lurking for a while now, and I'm kind of going through a revival in my Clue interest lately. So I may try to pen some mysteries for old times sake. Haha. Here's some of the suspect images I've been working on.

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Post by Murder by Death » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:14 pm

I love the artistic style you've chosen. A little like a more modern version of the Franklin Mint images.

And the characters are spot on ... Except (and I'm sure you saw this coming) Harry Potter as Prof. Plum. It just doesn't fit with the rest for me.

Also, I really appreciate Scarlett's hair being the tie in to her color, rather than her wardrobe.

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Post by PeachFreak » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:12 am

Yeah, Plum was iffy for me too, and I think I will end up changing him. But thanks for the comments.
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Post by Black » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:44 am

Fantastic cards. But I have to say, I disagree with MBD. Harry Potter looks great as Plum, dye his hair red and he maybe a double for the DVD/SFX clue game.

Quick question. Why Lavender instead of Rose?

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Post by cluedoking123 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:01 am

Is aunt Petunia Mrs. Peacock? lol
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Post by Murder by Death » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:05 am

Black wrote: I disagree with MBD. Harry Potter looks great as Plum
Let me put it another way. I know who most of the other actors are, though I probably couldn't name some, or any of their characters, but none stick out of the collection to me, until I get to Plum. I don't see the professor, I see Harry Potter. (Who incidentally already has his own clue game edition). Plus his card is the only one one with a lot of busy, colorful stuff in the background. Add to that he's the only one who looks like a kid, and well, one of these things is not like the others ...
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Post by Jamie » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:24 pm

I agree that Plum's card doesn't match the others. The background is busier than the rest, and his clothing isn't the Plum colour.
But the set looks great, but we all know you won't do anything with them, which is a shame.

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Post by chaosemerald » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:52 pm

If Plum were a little older it wouldn't be so bad, his age just makes him look out of place. Everyone else looks great though! I love the style it's very artistic.

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Post by BBP » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:03 pm

Yeah I always believed Plum should be 40 at least. Used to have a teacher at uni who was a shoe-in for Plum if he wore his glasses, right down to the purple suit. He's called Louis Grijp and a national celeb for his work on Dutch folklore music.

But the cards look great, I love the soft classy style!

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Post by WarnerPlum » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:01 am

Ooh! Is that Imelda Staunton?!
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Post by Jamie » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:54 pm

I could have thrown a wobbly in Waterstones (book shop) today. In the crime section they have shelf cards carrying recommendations from 'Miss Peacock' complete with a picture of her pawn style card.

Miss Peacock??

MISS Peacock???

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Post by cluedoking123 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:29 pm

Jamie wrote:I could have thrown a wobbly in Waterstones (book shop) today. In the crime section they have shelf cards carrying recommendations from 'Miss Peacock' complete with a picture of her pawn style card.

Miss Peacock??

MISS Peacock???
lol I get the same feeling when ever someone says Mr. Plum
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