This month marks the 15 year mark of when production started for Game Show Network's Inquizition, which in some ways is similar to GSN's upcoming production The Chase.
Inquizition was launched in October 1998 to the airwaves and ended three years later.
In comparison, both shows are hard quizzers. Both shows have an A, B and C question format, and a host or 'Beast', if you will, that will not tolerate wrong answers.
There are differences of course when it comes to the set, the number of contestants (4 versus 3, Inquizition versus The Chase in America, but overseas The Chase has four contestants.) The Chase almost looks like a broadcast television production rather than a medium-sized cable network, where Inquizition looks like it was done by a high school T.V. crew, which most GSN originals looked like before 2002.
But, for The Chase, we know Mark Labbett. Even I do not know who the Inquizitor was, and it's difficult to keep a secret from me in this genre, especially if it is relevant to GSN and prior or future productions. 15 years later, the identity of this individual still remains unknown.
Question for the comments: How many readers watched closely or have partial memory for shows like Inquizition, Mall Masters or any other originals from the 1998-01 era?