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Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Well-Weathered Pirate's Flag of Ned Low
Post by: The Bandit King on September 15, 2010, 04:40:07 PM
Episode 46: The Well-Weathered Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, a torch on either side of the head begins burning. The head’s eyes light up, and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans rides in on an ATV. He dismounts the vehicle and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see everyone! Nice to see you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these all-new treasures in his Temple…which one are we gonna hear about today?”

“The legend of the Well-Weathered Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Well-Weathered Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend’s set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Pirate’s Flag—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“Or the Blue Barracudas?
“Maybe the Green Monkeys?
“Or maybe the Orange Iguanas?
“What about the Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they’ll have to do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you stands a giant spider’s web that extends across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will climb onto the web and begin climbing across to the other side. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you touch the water by stepping through one of the holes in the net, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started then,” Kirk says. “Hey teams, are you ready?”
The teams all scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” asks Kirk.
“Wouldn’t miss it for the world,” Olmec replies.
“Okay then,” Kirk replies. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All six teams send their male members over first, and they all clamber onto the large net, which lays horizontally over the Moat. The Blue Barracudas’ boy takes an early lead, followed by the Red Jaguars’ boy. “Everybody’s doing great so far,” Kirk narrates, “but they’ve still gotta avoid those holes in that web!” The Red Jaguars’ boy makes it across first, followed closely by the Blue Barracudas’ boy and the Orange Iguanas’ boy. Every other male team member successfully crosses less than ten seconds later, and the girls from each team start to cross. The Blue Barracudas’ girl takes a slight lead, closely followed by the Purple Parrots’ girl. “It’s neck-and-neck, literally anybody could make it!” Kirk excitedly narrates. Every girl makes it across within two seconds of each other, and the Red Jaguars, Purple Parrots, Blue Barracudas and Orange Iguanas just barely beat out the other two teams in hitting their gongs first.

“That’s it!” shouts Kirk as he rushes over and stands beside the Purple Parrots. “Four teams, just like that—Purple Parrots were over in a flash, just like that, and going on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Purple Parrots…along with the Orange Iguanas…” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow for applause. “…and the Blue Barracudas…and the Red Jaguars! The Green Monkeys and the Silver Snakes did a great job, too; they’re not going away empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for ‘em, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift card from FYE.
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Well-Weathered Pirate's Flag of Ned Low
Post by: The Bandit King on September 15, 2010, 04:56:32 PM
Kirk and the remaining four teams are now standing atop the Steps of Knowledge. “As the quest continues, it’s now time for Olmec to tell us about the Well-Weathered Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe. But teams, pay attention, because your knowledge of the legend can bring you a step closer to Olmec’s Temple…”

Olmec begins to tell the story:
“One of the most notorious and bloodthirsty pirates of all time was an Englishman named Ned Lowe. Though he only sailed the high seas for three years, he gained a reputation as a brutal and notorious cutthroat. He captured at least a hundred ships, and would often torture his victims before finally doing away with them. Many sailors of the day could recognize Ned’s ship the moment in came on the horizon, due to the hearty laughter he was notorious for. However, one raid made Ned Lowe a legendary figure. In 1722, Ned and his crew spotted a group of thirteen fishing boats off the coast of Nova Scotia. The crew was outnumbered, and some men wanted to leave the ships be.
“‘Cap’n, it’s absolute suicide goin’ in against all these blokes,’ said one of Ned’s men.
“‘Aye—let’s look for somethin’ a little less…big,’ said another.
“But Ned would have none of it. He walked right past his crew, up to the ship’s mast, and like so many times before, began to hoist his tattered black pirate’s flag up the pole.
“‘Men, we didn’t come this far to back down like a bunch of spineless starfish! Load up the cannons—we attack immediately!’
“Ned’s crew fired a barrage of cannon fire at the ships, and every one of them surrendered. After he and his crew successfully raided all thirteen ships, Ned retired his old, beat-up skull-and-crossbones flag, and replaced it with a new one, with a red skeleton on a black background. Ned used this new flag for the rest of his pirating career. His old flag, however, made its way to the Temple. Your goal is to retrieve the Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe and bring it back here.”

“Thanks, Olmec,” Kirk says. “So tell us, where is the Pirate’s Flag?”

“The Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe can be found in the Dark Forest,” Olmec replies. The camera zooms in on a tattered black flag with a white skull-and-crossbones on it hanging from one of the right-hand tree’s limbs before fading back to Kirk.

“Teams, you’re now standing on the Steps of Knowledge,” Kirk explains. “In a moment, Olmec’s gonna ask you a question. If you think you know the answer, I want you to stomp down on the ancient marking in front of you. If you’re first, you’ll have three seconds to answer the question. If you’re right, you’ll be able to move down to the next level, but if you’re wrong or you run out of time, the other teams will get a chance to answer.” Kirk begins descending the Steps. “The first two teams to make it to the bottom level will be one step closer to Olmec’s Temple. Olmec, we’re now ready for your first question.”

Olmec begins:
“Was Ned Lowe originally from: Spain, England, or Italy?”
The Blue Barracudas ring in. “England…?”
“That is correct,” replies Olmec. The Blue Barracudas descend to the second step.
“Step down, Blue Barracudas,” says Kirk. “Next question.”

“How long did Ned Lowe’s pirating career last: three years, thirteen years, or thirty years?”
The Orange Iguanas ring in after a few seconds of inactivity. “Uh…three years?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Orange Iguanas join the Blue Barracudas on the second step.
“Orange Iguanas step down, too,” says Kirk. “Next question, please.”

“How many ships did Ned Lowe capture: over fifty, over a hundred, or over two hundred?”
The Blue Barracudas ring in. “Over…over a hundred?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Blue Barracudas step down to the next-to-last step.
“Blue Barracudas are already just one step away from the Temple Games,” Kirk narrates. “Remember, though, we need two teams. Next question.”

“According to our legend, where did Ned and his crew spot the thirteen fishing boats they captured: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, or—”
The Red Jaguars ring in early. “Nova Scotia…?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Red Jaguars step down to the second step.
“Red Jaguars are on the board now,” says Kirk. “Next question, please.”

“Is Nova Scotia in: Canada, Australia, or Mexico?”
The Blue Barracudas ring in. “Canada.”
“That is correct!” Olmec booms, and the Blue Barracudas jump to the bottom step and high-five one another.
“Blue Barracudas are the first team for the Temple Games,” says Kirk. “Still looking for one more team—who’s it gonna be? Next question, Olmec.”

“According to our legend, what color was Ned’s old flag’s background: black, red, or gold?”
The Orange Iguanas ring in. “Black!”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Orange Iguanas step down to the penultimate level.
“Orange Iguanas are just one step away,” Kirk narrates. “Still time for the other teams, though—next question.”

“What was featured on Ned’s old flag: a hammer and a sickle, a skull and crossbones, or a sword and a shield?”
The Orange Iguanas ring in. “Uh, a skull, and…cross…crossed bones?”
“That…is…correct!” Olmec booms, and the Orange Iguanas leap to the bottom with the Blue Barracudas.

“We’ve got our two teams for the Temple Games,” says Kirk as he rushes over and stands between them. “They are the Blue Barracudas, and the Orange Iguanas! Green—uh, Red Jaguars and Purple Parrots were great, too. They’re not going home empty-handed. Here’s what we’ve got for ‘em!” They receive Endless Ocean: Blue World for the Nintendo Wii.

Kirk is now seen between the teams with his hand on the male team members’ shoulders. “These two teams will be playing for the right to enter Olmec’s Temple, and they’ll do that right after this!”

The camera flies over Kirk and cuts to the left, zooming in on a pile of rocks. The title appears onscreen, and we go to a commercial.
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Well-Weathered Pirate's Flag of Ned Low
Post by: The Bandit King on September 16, 2010, 02:17:52 PM
We return from the break to find Kirk standing in front of the Temple with the two remaining teams.

“Welcome back to Legends: Rebirth,” he says. “Now, the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest. But before we get started, let’s get to know our two teams a little better.”

Kirk turns first to the Blue Barracudas, who are made up of a tall blue-eyed girl with extremely long, glossy black hair tied back into a ponytail and a slightly shorter blue-eyed boy with stringy brown hair.
“First, on the Blue Barracudas, we have Karen. How old are you, Karen?”
“Fourteen,” Karen replies.
“And it says here you’re a cheerleader, and what you really like is to collect maps—tell me about that.”
“Well,” begins Karen, “I really like geography, and…I like to see what kinds of…land features are in different places.”
“How many maps do you have?” asks Kirk.
“Mmm…about twenty-five,” replies Karen.
“So you’ll always know where you’re going, huh?” Karen laughs as Kirk turns to talk to her partner. “And over here, we have Jimmy. How old are you?”
“Thirteen,” Jimmy replies.
“And here it says you like all kinds of sports, but your favorite is basketball—why?”
“Hmm…I think it’s ‘cause I like my teammates, and I…just really like to play it,” says Jimmy.
“Looks like we’ve got an athletic team here—let’s hear it for ‘em!” says Kirk, and Karen and Jimmy applaud with the audience.

Kirk now turns to the Orange Iguanas, who are made up of a brown-eyed girl with nappy brown hair and freckles and a slightly taller blue-eyed boy with extremely dark hair.
“And on the Orange Iguanas, we have Lindsey. How old are you, Lindsey?”
“Twelve,” she replies in a mousy voice.
“And here it says that you like to sing, dance and play the violin—how long have you been playing it?”
“Um…about two years now,” says Lindsey.
“Do you know any songs?” asks Kirk.
“Yeah, some basic stuff…I also know something by Vivaldi,” says Lindsay.
“Ah, neat,” says Kirk before he turns to her partner. “And over here is your partner, Shawn. How old are you, Shawn?”
“Thirteen,” he says.
“And here it says that you’re a fan of classic video games—tell me about that.”
“Well, my parents have an old Space Invaders arcade game,” Shawn begins, “and I play it every once in a while. I’ve played quite a few cool things before—Pac-Man, Frogger, stuff like that.”
“Well, you’ll have to show us your skills in these Temple Games—let’s hear it for the Orange Iguanas!” Kirk says, and Lindsey and Shawn smile as the audience applauds.

“All right, are you guys ready to play?” Kirk asks both teams.

“Yeah!” they reply.

“All right—go get ready for the Temple Games,” Kirk instructs. “Now, in the Temple Games, our teams are competing for…” Kirk retrieves a Pendant of Life from his pouch and holds it up to the camera. “…Pendants of Life. Why? The winning team will need the Pendants that they win to protect them from the dreaded Temple Guards as they make their way through Olmec’s Temple. There are three Temple Games—Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #1, if you please…”

The black lights under Olmec come on as he begins to explain the first Temple Game:
“Like most pirates, Ned Lowe buried some of his treasure so he could come back and dig it up later. In this game, you’ll be digging up some of that treasure. When Kirk gives the signal, crawl out to the first plot of sand and use your hands to start digging through it. When you find a gold coin, come back and place it in your bin. Then crawl out to the next sand plot and start digging for the next coin. The first player to successfully dig up all four of their coins, or…the player who digs up the most coins in sixty seconds…wins.”

“Ooh, digging for buried treasure,” Kirk remarks. “Let’s get started…set the clock for sixty seconds!” The clock slams down in the bottom right-hand corner with a loud gong sound effect. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

Both boys crawl to the first plot of sand and start digging through it. Both find their first coin within six seconds, and rush back to place it in their team’s bin. The second go-around sees Jimmy retrieve his second coin and bring it back with forty-five seconds left. Shawn is a bit slower, and takes about five more seconds to find his second coin and bring it back. Jimmy searches through his third sandbox, finding his third coin almost immediately, and brings it back with a full thirty-seven seconds remaining. Shawn is not so lucky—he’s still searching through his third sand pile as Jimmy sifts through his fourth. Shawn finds his third coin and brings it back with twenty-six seconds left, and goes to work sorting through his final pile of sand. Many seconds go by until Jimmy finds his final coin buried deep in the fourth sand pile, and brings it back to his team’s bin with six seconds left.

“Okay, that’s it!” Kirk shouts as he rushes back onscreen. “Nice job by both teams, but the Blue Barracudas got all four of their coins before time ran out, so the Blue Barracudas get the half Pendant of Life!” The audience applauds for a few seconds. “The Orange Iguanas can catch up in this next Temple Game; it’s worth a half Pendant, too. Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #2…”

Olmec begins:
“When Ned Lowe began attacking a ship, he would bombard them with cannonballs until they surrendered. In this game, you’ll be doing something similar to that. When Kirk gives the signal, roll your giant cannonball toward your opponents’ targets and attempt to knock them down. You may block your opponents’ cannonball, but if you cross into your opponents’ territory, one of your opponents’ targets will be set back up. The first team to knock down all four targets or…the team that knocks over the most targets at the end of sixty seconds…wins.”

“It’s a battle between pirate ships,” says Kirk. “Let’s set the clock for sixty seconds!” The clock slams down in the corner. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

Lindsey’s size comes back to bite her in the backside in this game, as she isn’t fast enough to block and return many shots that the larger Karen makes, allowing Karen to take a quick lead. The Blue Barracudas also don’t advance into the Orange Iguanas’ territory at all, and Karen knocks over Lindsey’s fourth and final target with a healthy seventeen seconds left on the clock.

“Okay, that’s it!” says Kirk as he appears back onscreen. “That’s it—Blue Barracudas were able to knock over all four targets first, so the Blue Barracudas get the half Pendant of Life!” The audience applauds briefly. “So now, the Blue Barracudas are ahead, but the Orange Iguanas can tie it up in this last Temple Game. It’s worth a full Pendant—Olmec, tell us about it, please.”

Olmec begins to explain the final Temple Game:
“Even though Ned’s crew wanted to turn back, Ned raised his flag up the mast anyway, and ransacked the thirteen fishing ships. In this game, you’ll also be raising a flag up a mast—even though your mast is quite a bit shorter. When Kirk gives the signal, begin climbing up the mast with your flag in tow. Once both players reach the top of the mast, place your team’s flag. The first team to place their flag—wins.”

“This is for the Temple,” Kirk remarks. “Not gonna set the clock for this one, so just get in position—on your mark, get set, GO!”

Both teams have a little trouble getting used to the “team” aspect of this game, but they do eventually get the hang of it, pulling one another up the wooden pole using their harness. The teams remain neck-and-neck throughout this game, all the way to the top of the masts. It is very close, but the Orange Iguanas manage to place their orange flag at the top of their mast first, just barely ahead of the Blue Barracudas.

“Okay, that’s it!” says Kirk before he appears back onscreen. “It was close there at the end, but the Orange Iguanas just made it to the top first. That gives them the full Pendant—the Blue Barracudas also have a full Pendant. We’ve got a tie! Bring in the tiebreaker pedestal!”

A spotter wheels in the tiebreaker pedestal, and both teams position themselves behind it. Kirk stands beside the pedestal and explains the rules. “Okay, teams, here’s what’s gonna happen. In a few minutes, Olmec’s gonna ask you one final question. If you think you know the answer, hit the gong in front of you. You’ll have three seconds to answer, and we must accept your first answer. The first team to buzz in and answer correctly is going inside the Temple in search of the Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe. All clear?” Both teams nod in response. “Okay,” Kirk says. “Olmec…what is the final question?”

Olmec begins to ask the final question of the day:

“Which of these is another term for a pirate’s flag: the Happy Jack, the Jolly Roger, or the Silly William?”
The Blue Barracudas ring in. “Jolly Roger?”
“That…is correct!” Olmec booms.

“The Blue Barracudas are goin’ to the Temple!” Kirk shouts as Jimmy and Karen high-ten one another in excitement. “Orange Iguanas, you guys did great, too—it was neck-and-neck, all the way. We’re not sending you home empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for you guys, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $150 savings bond provided by Skechers shoes.

As the prize disappears off-screen, Kirk is seen standing beside the winning team. “Now we’ll see if the Blue Barracudas can make it through Olmec’s Temple; retrieve the Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe, right after this!”

The camera pans in on the Temple and zooms in on the Pirate’s Flag before the title appears onscreen, and we fade to a commercial.
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Well-Weathered Pirate's Flag of Ned Low
Post by: The Bandit King on September 16, 2010, 02:22:15 PM
We return from the break to find Kirk standing in front of the Temple with the winning team.

“Welcome back,” he says. “The Blue Barracudas have proven themselves worthy, and now have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, Olmec will give them some information to help them to retrieve the Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe…”

Olmec begins to explain the Temple layout as the camera gives us a first-person walkthrough of the Temple:
“You could start…by running up the stairs to the Crypt! Grab the book from the skeletons, and pass into the Bottomless Pit! Swing across the gap, and climb into the Great Seal Room. Place the correct seal in the central holder, and a door may open into the Candelabra Room. Light the correct candelabra, and pass into the Room…of the Mystical Keys! Reach into the compartments to find the two correct keys, and open the door to the SHRIIIIINE of the Silver Monkey! Assemble the statue and you may be headed toward the Lightning Ball Room. Connect the power cords to create your own lightning, which will blast open the door to the Pharaoh’s Secret Passage. Slide down the tunnel to the Dungeon, where you could smash through the wall into the Dark Forest…but beware of the Temple Guards that may inhabit the trees! Find the key in the tree, and you’ll enter…the Snake Pit! Place the snakes in the hollow stump, and you’ll gain entry to the Tomb of the Headless Kings! Pull the vine to release the bones, and attach the missing skull to its proper king, then…race through the Pit, climb through the Ledges, rrrrrrace down the stairs and back through the Temple Gate. The choices are yours and yours alone!” Olmec pauses. “You won 1 Pendant in the Temple Games. Who’s going first?”

“I am,” says Karen, raising her hand.

“Very well, Karen,” Olmec replies. “When Kirk gives the signal, you’ll race through the Gate into the Temple and make your way toward the Pirate’s Flag. Hidden inside the Temple are Temple Guards assigned to protect three specific rooms. You can trade your Pendant for an extra life and go on, but…if you’re caught without a Pendant, you’ll be taken out of the Temple, and it’ll be Jimmy’s turn to enter and try his luck. If you can reach the Pirate’s Flag, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock, and the Temple Guards will vanish. Return through the Gates with the Well-Weathered Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe in three minutes, and you’ll both be handsomely rewarded…and here’s how!”

• Just for making it this far, they’ll get a bicycle from Mongoose.
• If they can grab the Pirate’s Flag within three minutes, they’ll also receive a trampoline.
• And if they can bring the Pirate’s Flag out of the Temple before three minutes expires, they’ll win a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“They wanna win all of that, I can tell, so let’s see if they can do it,” says Kirk. “Karen, you need to get out in front here. Now, Jimmy, is there some sort of strategy that you have to make it to the Pirate’s Flag?”

“Uh, we’re just gonna try to stay high, ‘cause the straight…path probably’s not gonna work. So, we’re just gonna…take the top, and come back,” Jimmy struggles to explain.

“Sounds like they have it figured out,” says Kirk. “Let’s see if they can do it. Let’s set the clock for three minutes!” The clock slams down in the corner, all set to go.

“Olmec, lower your gate.” Olmec moans gutturally as the gate is lowered, and the torches and black lights under him go out.

“Looks like Karen’s ready,” remarks Kirk. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

Karen darts up the stairs and soon disappears behind Olmec. Despite her partner’s announcement that they would start high, she chooses to slide down into the Ledges and crawl through. About halfway through the room, though, she regrets her decision, as the first TEMPLE GUARD emerges from the annals of the room and grabs her by the leg (2:53). “Whoa, Temple Guard, right off the bat!” says Kirk as Karen screams loudly. “She’s got a Pendant, though—her team’s only Pendant!” Karen hands her Pendant over and continues crawling through the Ledges. She hits the actuator for the upper crawl tube, but the door doesn’t open. Rather than try the lower crawl tube, she instead heads up to the actuator for the Crypt, and the door opens when she tries it (2:44). “All right—that takes her up to the Crypt!” narrates Kirk as Karen appears in the room. She pulls the book from the rightmost skeleton, and immediately opens the door to the Bottomless Pit, so she presses onward. She enters the Pit, grabs the rope, and swings across the gap in the room. She hits the actuator for the Candelabra Room, but nothing happens (2:30). Karen slides down off the ledge in the room, into the dark-colored plastic balls that cover the bottom, and hits the actuator for the Tomb of the Headless Kings; this time, the door opens (2:23). Karen heads into the room, where she makes a beeline for the vine, pulling it hard and releasing the blizzard of bones into the room. After looking around for a few seconds, she finds the skull and picks it up. She brings it to the stage-left king and places it on his cervical vertebrae, and upon doing so, the torso of the skeleton starts pulsating red, and the door to the Candelabra Room opens from above (2:10). “Okay, that’s got it—up into the Candelabra Room!” Kirk narrates as Karen starts to climb the ladder. “She’s making great time, but it could be turn for Jimmy to take off at any time!” Karen emerges in the Candelabra Room and heads to the back, where she pushes three candelabras before opening the door up to the Great Seal Room—unfortunately, she also reveals the second TEMPLE GUARD behind that very door (1:55).

“Whoa, Temple Guard! Go, Jimmy!” Kirk urges, and Jimmy starts up the stairs. After starting in the Ledges (which he doesn’t need to do), he follows Karen’s path exactly. “He’s got about a minute and a half to reach the Pirate’s Flag—can he do it?” asks Kirk. Jimmy eventually makes it to the Great Seal Room (1:22), where he grabs all four seals at once and awkwardly brings them to the central holder in the room. He places one seal, but nothing happens. He places another seal—still nothing. He places a third seal—nothing. “Oh, it’s got to be that last seal!” narrates Kirk. Sure enough, when Jimmy places the fourth and final seal, the door to the Room of the Mystical Keys opens (1:00). “Okay, now he’s back on track,” Kirk says as Jimmy enters the room and reaches into a compartment with both of his hands, coming out empty-handed from both holes. He has to try every single hole before reaching into the bottom-middle and bottom-right holes, where he finally finds the two keys he needs. He brings them to the pedestals in the room and inserts them into the left and middle ones; however, nothing happens (0:30). He places the key from the middle into the right pedestal, but no doors open. He takes the key out of the left pedestal and puts it in the middle one, and finally, the door to the Shrine of the Silver Monkey flies open (0:22). “Okay, door’s open!” says Kirk. “Twenty seconds—hurry!” Jimmy rushes to the back of the room and grabs all three pieces of the monkey statue. “He’s only got a few seconds left—can he do it and reach the flag in time?” Kirk asks. Jimmy places the base (0:11) and the middle of the statue (0:05). He jams down the head of the statue—but TIME IS UP!

“Oh, they’re out of time!” laments Kirk as Karen hangs her head in disappointment. “They were right above the Flag, but they couldn’t reach it in time! Tough break for this team, but that’s okay, because they get the bikes just for playing, and I know they had a good time, am I right?” Karen nods and smiles. “This team was great, but we’ve got to get outta here. We’ll see you next time though, and just remember: it’s not just Legends, it’s Legends: Rebirth!”

Kirk and Karen wave to the crowd as the credits start to roll. The camera shows several shots of the plant-filled scenery, as well as a shot of the cherry-red ATV that Kirk rode in on at the start of the show. Jimmy emerges from the Temple, and he, Kirk and Karen talk and wave before the Stone Stanley logo appears onscreen.
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Well-Weathered Pirate's Flag of Ned Low
Post by: The Bandit King on September 16, 2010, 02:23:47 PM

The Well-Weathered Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe
Season 1, Layout 1 (6 overall)
Artifact Locatio
n: The Dark Forest
Team: Blue Barracudas (Jimmy Tavares & Karen Tremaine)
Pendants: 1
Result: Ran out of time

Tough, tough, tough. That’s the one word comes to mind when you watch the Temple Run in this episode. The team had to progress up the entire central shaft of the Temple before even getting on track to the artifact, which was hidden in the Dark Forest, which hardly any team ever retrieved an artifact from in the first place.

Karen (who gets my vote for prettiest girl contestant of Season 2) was a pretty fast contestant, who knew her way around the Temple. Despite the fact that Jimmy said the team would keep to the high path, Karen chose to start off in the Ledges, meeting her first Temple Guard there, but soon got back on track by entering the Crypt. However, she was forced downward anyway, and got captured after completing the Candelabra Room’s objective with 1:42 to go.

Jimmy wasn’t nearly as fast as his partner, and was a tad slow-witted, evident by his choice to follow the preexisting path exactly, including the unnecessary jaunt to the Ledges. To top it off, he had horrible luck. He had to try all the seals in the Great Seal Room before any doors opened, and all nine compartments and three pedestal combinations in the Room of the Mystical Keys. Time ran out just as he finished putting together the Silver Monkey.

Because the camera cut away just before Jimmy jammed the head on the statue, I can’t tell if the door to the Dark Forest opened from that room or not. If it did, this team could’ve saved themselves by starting in the Crypt, and possibly could have made this run a solo victory. Tough break…

Rating: 6.5 out of 10

Notes and Trivia: This episode’s Moat Crossing lasted only seventeen seconds, making it one of the fastest in the show’s history.

Anyone else besides me think that Karen vs. Lindsey in the second Temple Game was a little unfair?
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Well-Weathered Pirate's Flag of Ned Low
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on September 16, 2010, 03:35:48 PM
You know, for a map collector, I don't think Karen actually had a good map of the Temple in her head. :? It's a shame that her forgetting to try a number of other options could have doomed her team to meet all three guards if they moved faster, but oh well... Liked seeing some original Temple Games in this one, at least. :D