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Just watched the episode for the first time in a couple of years. My opinion is that Jay missed hitting the head actuator in the middle painting the first time.  However, it is quite difficult to tell.

Also, echoing what others have said, Janeen's performance is rather irritating.  It's like someone turned up the volume on the sound effects in the Crypt, it just got to her, and she never recovered.  Didn't help that the temple guard in the King's Storeroom decided to mess with her even when she was holding her pendant out for him to take.  She did get lucky with the first suit of armor in the Room of the Ancient Warriors opening the door.  That's rare.

Dana was definitely the more annoying of the two with her yelling, possibly the most annoying teammate on the show.  She would have done more in the temple with the 30 or so seconds she had, but she slipped in the Ledges.  She didn't end up where she did intentionally.  Without the slip, she might have gotten to the Shrine before time ran out.  As a result, I don't think she really deserves criticism (other than her possible demoralization of her teammate in the temple).  I feel like anyone getting yelled at like Jason was would have been more prone to screw up.

However, given the circumstances, there's no way in heck that she would have made any progress knowing the errors that her teammate made earlier (missing the first suit of armor and leaving the room, the 2 room detour instead of using the Shrine-Forest passage).  If he hadn't made those mistakes, then you might have something there.  She would have entered with maybe 1:10 or so left and probably would have had enough time to complete the Dark Forest and Jester's Court objectives to get to the printing plate.

For Lauren, she wasn't chastising Brett during his run (at least I didn't think so).  However, she had no urgency at all.  Honestly, I think she was scared of the temple in general.  At a decent pace, I still doubt that she would have been able to do much more than getting to the Tomb of the Headless Kings and maybe pulling a rope or two before time expired.  Would just getting to where Brett was removed be enough for her time in the temple to not be a complete failure (which isn't really the argument here, since we're just about in complete agreement that her 57 seconds were a failure)?

It should be noted that before reviewing the runs, I was going to argue the near complete reverse of what I just typed.

If Shem had gone directly into the Room of the Mandarin Hand and grabbed the earring, he would have had 13-15 seconds to get out.  The only obstacle would have been swinging across the pit on the rope.  My best guess is that he would burned a couple of seconds getting the rope, then a couple of more getting across.  After that, it would have been an all-out sprint.  Provided he got the rope on the first try, I think he would have gotten out with a second or two to spare.  If this were Season 1, I would say that he couldn't get out because he would have had to go further.

The Heart Room / Mummified Hand Episode
« on: December 11, 2010, 11:28:30 AM »
I was just looking at the description of the run earlier today and was thinking to myself.  Could this be done?  Both of the reviews on the site claim that it would have been possible.  I'm not so sure.

Had Josh stayed on his partners' path, he would have had to finish the objective in the Tomb of the Headless Kings (one of the longer ones of Season 3, I guess), and the Chamber of the Sacred Markers at a bare minimum.  Where the paths merged would have determined whetther Josh could have even reached the hand, let alone got out with it.  I think that if Josh was required to go to the King's Storeroom, it would have been impossible to get out.  Thoughts?

The Heart Room / The Golden Pepperoni of Catherine de Medicci
« on: August 24, 2009, 06:19:45 PM »
I was just watching this episode a little earlier on my laptop and noticed something.  Aquila only gave the Temple Guard in the King's Storeroom half a pendant when she was caught there with a minute left.  She kept the other half.

The Dark Forest / The Best and Worst school years of your life?
« on: March 17, 2008, 10:59:05 AM »
Cripes.  The best years were either Grades 5, 7 (although it didn't start out all that well), and 9.  Grade 5 was great because I had a great teacher (once she returned from materity leave, which meant she didn't show up until November) and good friends.  Grade 7 was similar, although I wasn't a fan of my Math teacher (he sounded a lot like Brad Garrett and was really kinda tough).  Grade 9 was great, aside from the month of March, which was god-awful annoying and I'm not getting into specifics here.

As for the bad years, Grades 3, possibly 8, 11, and almost all of college apply here.

Grade 3 was bad because I really couldn't focus all that well in class and always seemed to be the only one who couldn't finish their work in class (and thus, had homework.)

Grade 11 was miserable because I just couldn't finish papers on time, I was generally frustrated with no way to express myself, lonely, broke, and just plain depressed.  College has really been like Grade 11, over and over again in this regard.  Thankfully, I'm done at Seton Hall in May.

The Pit / LOTHT video game
« on: September 15, 2007, 07:39:27 AM »
I don't know.  Maybe a create-a-room feature for the temple.  Randomly generated temple games, good questions in the Steps of Knowledge.  The typical stuff, I guess.

The Heart Room / Funniest LOTHT Moments
« on: September 08, 2007, 07:43:19 PM »
Can't remember which episode this was in, but it was in Season 1.  3rd Temple Game was the one where one player was in the harness while the other one's throwing NERF balls with velcro attached to them.  One of the girls hits her teammate in the crotch with a ball, prompting Kirk to say, "Oooh, you don't want to hit him there."

The Heart Room / Daily Episode Log - Nickelodeon
« on: May 15, 2007, 02:52:44 AM »
Get a load of this.  I think I noticed some "speed-up" at the beginning of today's episode.  This is when the playback machine is used to speed up the tape that is being aired.  The result is that people sound like they're on speed.  Anyone who watched the Game Show Network in 2001 and 2002 would know what I'm getting at.

The Heart Room / Water Bottle Episode
« on: March 20, 2007, 11:00:57 AM »
Quote from: ""Purple Parrots Fan""
and the Blue Barracudas had 2 pendants.
It was the Green Monkeys that went to the temple. But they did go against the Blue Barracudas in the temple games. And yes, this team would had a better chance of winning if they had started in the cave instead of the Gargoyle room.

Sorry about that, it's fixed now.  By "known circumstances" for this episode, I include the Heart Room location for the artifact, and the Wheel Room/Troubled Bridge setup.  Unfortunately, the 3rd known circumstance that most teams didn't know about (at least in the 1st season) was that show was not going to just "give away the grand prize" (Note the number of contestants trying to open the door to Medusa's Lair or the Room of Harmonic Convergence from the Pit of Despair when the artifact's in there).  Had they started in the Cave, the first player actually trying to open the door to the Wheel Room would have been another example of this.
A possible 4th circumstance of the episode was the guard in the Cave of Sighs.  I only say that because of the ground level entry in Season 1.  The contestants might have been able to see the guard in the cave before their run, but I'm not sure about that.  That may have made the contestants apprehensive of going in there.

The Heart Room / Water Bottle Episode
« on: March 18, 2007, 08:23:42 PM »
In this episode, the water bottle was in the Heart Room, the Wheel Room/Troubled Bridge was in play, and the Green Monkeys had 2 pendants.  The male member of the team ran in first, went up, ran into a guard in the Observatory, went around the horn and met a guard in the Room of Harmonic Convergence.  Based on the known outcome (yes, I know hindsight is 20/20), do you think that it might have been a better choice (given the known circumstances) to send the girl in first, have her lose her pendant immediately in the Cave, climb up into the Room of the 3 Gargoyles, cross the bridge, go up to the Observatory and get removed?  I only say this because in the first season (depending on the player), you could get into the Room of 3 Gargoyles/Room of the Royal Gongs by going through the Cave of Sighs almost as fast as going up the stairs.  In addition, the girl (if she was smart) would know that she would have to go all the way up because left was a dead end.  Using the above strategy would get the girl eliminated in about 27 seconds, allowing the boy (who was faster, if I recall correctly) with another pendant with what amounted to free reign over the premises.  I think that had he not missed the Shrine/Tomb connector, victory might have been possible.

The Jesters' Court / Weird Oddities About Your Birthday?
« on: February 08, 2007, 06:49:52 PM »
On my birthday, July 23:

I share a birthday with Monica Lewinsky, Marlon Wayans, Michelle Williams, and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Slash, and Don Imus

Random Facts:

Vanessa Williams abidcated the Miss America crown the day I was born in 1984 due to pruient pictures.

A plane ran out of gas in 1983 and was forced to glide to land at a closed-down former airport in Gimli, Manitoba being used as a race track.

Apparently, the first Ice Cream Cone was sold in St. Louis on this date in 1904.

The Heart Room / Another Wheel Room Question
« on: January 18, 2007, 07:04:05 AM »
To answer your question, that would have required a smaller wheel.  It appeared that they just reused the hamster wheel from Double Dare in the 1st season of Legends in a cost-cutting move, so they had to work with it.  That wheel was designed so that full grown adults could use it.

The Heart Room / The Laser Light Room
« on: January 11, 2007, 12:32:33 PM »
The doors were still there behind the wall that held the lights.  A temple guard would walk behind the wall, open the door, and enter the "Subspace of the Temple."

The Heart Room / What was the first episode of Legends you saw?
« on: January 02, 2007, 07:23:23 AM »
Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress, September 18, 1993.  The first episode aired, and the first episode I saw on television.  I was 9 at the time.  As for the first I saw on digital cable, cripes, I don't know.

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