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cmjb13

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« on: November 22, 2005, 08:26:48 PM »
Maybe not suprising, but next season Wheel may be shot in HD.

Also, I don't know how immediate this is, but it seems there are eventual plans to change the wheel to a more "video look".

The plan is to replace the wedges with some sort of video display. The purpose would be so they don't have to change wedges during break (it doesn't take that long). For example, if someone takes the mystery round wedge, the other one not chosen would be able to change to a normal wedge on the fly.

More importantly, the plan is to have video playing while the wheel is spinning. Problem is right now that's impractical due to the amount of weight that would be put on the wheel.

Having spun it, it's about as heavy as you'd think. Adding anymore just wouldn't work.

Discuss.
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2005, 08:39:36 PM »
You better be joking.

cmjb13

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2005, 08:44:16 PM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' date=\'Nov 22 2005, 08:39 PM\']You better be joking.
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Those who know me, know I don't joke about news.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2005, 08:49:48 PM by cmjb13 »
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2005, 08:45:59 PM »
Heyyyy, it's the Fonz! And he's wearing water-skis!
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2005, 08:54:22 PM »
[quote name=\'cmjb13\' date=\'Nov 23 2005, 02:26 AM\']Maybe not suprising, but next season Wheel may be shot in HD.
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Would this be an incentive to put more prettier faces on Wheel or just more work for make up?

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2005, 09:07:32 PM »
Confirmation link?

cmjb13

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2005, 09:32:02 PM »
[quote name=\'mystery7\' date=\'Nov 22 2005, 09:07 PM\']Confirmation link?
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I didn't read it anywhere. I was told in person.

There's no guarantee the changing of the wheel will happen, but the idea has been tossed around.

Hell, I said some of the charm is the way it looks now.
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2005, 09:54:35 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Nov 22 2005, 08:45 PM\']Heyyyy, it's the Fonz! And he's wearing water-skis!
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2005, 10:02:12 PM »
If it does come to fruition, horrible move.  The fun is spinning that big ass Wheel for cash...not seeing a video monitor.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2005, 10:07:43 PM »
Meh...I don't really think this is any worse than replacing the puzzleboard or contestant backdrops with video screens/walls.  In fact, I figured it was only a matter of time before this happened.  I'm sure the producers will find some way to pull it off.

Of course, this show is so far past its prime that I could really care less about what changes they make anymore.

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2005, 10:12:09 PM »
Didn't Wheel 2000, oh, excuse me....*goes to bathroom and throws up*...have some similar setup on their wheel?

I don't remember because I went through many years of therapy to block out that insipid show.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2005, 10:25:45 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Nov 22 2005, 07:12 PM\']Didn't Wheel 2000, oh, excuse me....*goes to bathroom and throws up*...have some similar setup on their wheel?
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I don't think so. I remember the wedges being odd sizes, and I remember there being a Surprise Box or some crap, where the kid would guess a letter, Cyber Lucy would do some idiotic dance that some focus group someplace said would appeal to kids, and then they would open up the box and pull out a Discman or something like that.

But video on the wheel itself? Don't remember that. Bluescreen effects, maybe, but no video.
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2005, 10:31:10 PM »
There was a video screen right smack dab in the center of the wheel.

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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2005, 10:32:03 PM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' date=\'Nov 22 2005, 07:31 PM\']There was a video screen right smack dab in the center of the wheel.
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Oh, now that you mention it, you're right. I was thinking of the wedges and whatnot. But yeah, they had that TV stuck on the hub, so Lucy could be stupid there too. :)
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2005, 10:36:53 PM »
[quote name=\'cmjb13\' date=\'Nov 22 2005, 08:26 PM\']The plan is to replace the wedges with some sort of video display. The purpose would be so they don't have to change wedges during break (it doesn't take that long). For example, if someone takes the mystery round wedge, the other one not chosen would be able to change to a normal wedge on the fly.[/quote]

I'm trying to envision how this would work, and am completely failing. If they're just video displays, how does one "take" a mystery wedge, a prize wedge, etc.?

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More importantly, the plan is to have video playing while the wheel is spinning. Problem is right now that's impractical due to the amount of weight that would be put on the wheel.

. . . in the middle of the wheel, or on the wedges? That idea ranges from "distracting" to "seasickness-inducing".

(They might consider watching a recent Wheel episode to see just how often the edits even allow you to see the wheel spinning for more than one second, anyway.)

I'm honestly watching Wheel at this point just for the challenge of trying to solve the puzzles early, or to catch a rare glimpse of a good player. And even that is wearing thin as a justification. Bleagh.
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