SDS Bonusrunde: Back to Square One

By | March 18, 2019

If you missed our Schlag den Star watchalong at the weekend, one of the highlights was a game David Bodycombe tried out called Back to Square One which I’ve cut into its own video here. Three rounds were played.

In its current form it feels like something that’d fit right in on the Netherlands’ VARA mid-highbrow quiz slot (like Twee voor Twaalf or Per Seconde Wijzer).

As it is, I’m sure there used to be decks of cards like these in the 80s, a bit like Top Trumps, which worked in a similar sort of way. Can anyone remember what they were called?


By | March 17, 2019

So, about to go to bed, what pops up in my Youtube subscriptions? An entire episode of Cyberzone!

Set and host still work really well. Pace of game does not. Still, though.

It’s the Schlag den Star Watchalong! 16/3/19

By | March 16, 2019

Saturday, 7:15pm (UK)/8:15pm (Germany)
ProSieben or your naughty alternative of choice.

Join us for another exciting edition of Schlag den Star where once again two celebs will be battling it out over 15 mystery events for €100,000.

If you’ve got a microphone you’ll be welcome to join us and hangout in the Hangout – link will appear here soon after the show starts.

This episode, reality TV stars Lucas Cordalis and Paul Janke battle it out over 15 events for Elton’s €100,000 briefcase. Announced musical acts include THE Stefanie Heinzmann and Joris!

The link to the commentary stream will be live here from 7:15 until end of broadcast.

This stream is commentary only. You will need to have a naughty stream running at the same time for the visuals. We are likely to be about 15-20 seconds behind the visual stream (and about a full minute behind if you’re watching an actual satellite feed), sorry.

The Opera VPN has apparently stopped being useful for SdS. Bother’s Bar recommends shelling out for a proper VPN service. Bother’s Bar uses Tunnelbear, other VPN services are available. Matt Clemson recommends Windscribe as a free alternative. We cannot take responsibility for anything you do to your system, so be careful and use some common sense.

To watch it would be useful to sign up for ProSieben’s catch-up service – it’s pretty simple to work out, don’t click the box if you don’t want e-mail messages. You will need to put in a proper e-mail because it will send you a confirmation. 

If anyone knows of any relatively safe livestreams, do feel free to share.

New thrill

By | March 11, 2019

Wonderball starts on BBC Scotland tonight. Suspect it’s not going to be quite worth its own discussion post, but it’s interesting if the BBC are using BBC Scotland as a test bed for cheap potential new formats.

In other news Belgian Mole started last night (here’s our discussion page) and although I’m not going to get to watch it until this evening everybody is being very enthusiastic about it. Eventually Belgian Mole will have an underwhelming season and it will be devastating.

Anyway I’ve found a clean copy of the theme:

I literally don’t care if I’m the only one who finds this funny, sorry (weee-ooo!)