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9.8
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10.0
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10.0

Brilliant surprise on this consecution.
Faithful, reverent and surprisingly amusing edit of the "Back n Forth" special.
This is lighter toned than the original, and, dare I suggest, sunnier.
Meaner edges have been buffed down.
For all the trims, the story holds together nicely.
Bit jarring to hear music from "The Creature From The Black Lagoon" opening.
This is a straight faced rework, and one cannot escape the irony of it being funnier than the original.
Quicker, too.

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(Updated: November 19, 2014)
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9.5
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

Blakadder is one of my favorite shows of all time, Seasons 2,3 and 4 in particular. I've never liked this special because well, it was not as funny as it should have been and it made the mistake of emphasizing spectacle over comedy, much like Season 1 which was the highest budgeted but most inferior of the original series.

This edit fixes the special in every imaginable way. First of all, the ridiculous Robin Hood nonsense is removed--Rik Mayall was ok in New Statesman, but I always found him very annoying in Blackadder, nowhere more than here though, so I'm glad he's out. The trims are all invisible and the story moves along at a great pace. This really helps the humor as there is less fat and a more streamlined narrative. The one thing I missed tho was Blackadder punching W.S. for all the schoolkids of the future, that was a funny line I remembered from the original.

Again, technically perfect, no flaws at all. The sepia tint and credits were fantastic actually, and superbly done. They fit the time travel aspect well and were reminiscent of the gong logo from the Powell/Pressburger films of the 30's/40's. I loved it.

Overall, this is as good as Blackadder back and forth can get and should be seen by every fan of the show. It is a definitive cut.

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Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

This was very well done. I added one point to narrative and enjoyment, because of fanedit.org's policy of superfriendly ratings (almost like TV.vom). I was entertained and amused by a complete story unfolding in such little time with very well done opening and end credits. No cuts were visible or audible. Clearly, this was done by someone who has truly mastered the art of fanediting. My deepest respect for that.
What I particularly liked:
- coloring
- plot unfolding and story development
- fast paced
- the Monty Python feel of it

What I did not like so much:
-overly dramatic score in the beginning and the end
- the helmet on the wall scene felt a bit rushed, I had to watch it a second time to actually see the movement of the centurio.

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Overall rating 
 
9.2
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Hilarious short. Very well done.

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Overall rating 
 
9.3
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

I thought this was a riot. "[You] are therefore the greatest genius that ever lived." "Thank you very much my lord." Gets me every time.

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