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« on: March 01, 2016, 06:01:26 PM »
I know I said soon two days ago, but this soon???

Also, I'd rather a Season Four over a TV Movie, but I should shut up.

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: February 28, 2016, 06:55:41 PM »
Hello! :)  I know nobody visits anymore, but it's still fun to check in from time to time.  This place is like a time capsule for me.

I visit, and while I don't frequently post, I  spend a good hour once a week reading through the endless forums. Everytime the site goes down, I instantly get scared that people in charge aren't going to restore it....


One "room" that never hosted an artifact that wouldn't need any reconfiguring would be the Troubled Bridge.....

The Heart Room / Re: The "The Splat!" unknown frequency episode log
« on: February 28, 2016, 06:25:16 PM »
I know that this isn't the official forum for this, but it's the most active forum here:

I'm fairly optimistic they will revive LOTHT at some point. Now, I don't know how much I want that happen, I would certainly be open to more episodes, but if it's not done well it could ruin the games legacy.

Anyway, the reason I'm optimistic about LOTHT, is because it seems like other 80s/90s/Early 00s Game Shows are getting revivals (albeit with little success).

Take "Figure It Out". No one was pushing for a revival, and straight-out-of-the-blue here comes the revival.

Additionally, LOTHT seems to be winning all of the polls for "which game show do you want to see in 90s weekend block", that Nick runs frequently, and it wins by a lot.

If LOTHT is revived, I think the key would be to have a guy like Jeff Sutpthen, who watched Legends as a kid growing up, and is friends with guys like Kirk and Marc Summers (at least they seemed very friendly in the podcast). Jeff would do a good job hosting the revival. What would be terrible would be a star of a current Nick sitcom ( Like Carlos PenaVega...) as the host. Those shows never last and are usually very poor.

Again, I don't know if I 100% want LOTHT back, but I think we will see a short-lived revival in a few years.

The Jesters' Court / Re: Phantomsden Roll Call
« on: January 07, 2016, 06:00:32 PM »
TDE wondering if anybody still cares about this place @ 4:29AM EST

I'd say no @ 5:59 EST

The Heart Room / Re: The "The Splat!" unknown frequency episode log
« on: October 11, 2015, 02:58:08 PM »
Right, but they certainly weren't good runs either. I just don't understand why they would choose those two if they have 120 episodes to choose from. It doesn't have to be Lucky Pillow, but a victory episode would be nice.

Plus, temple run aside, Season 2 and 3 had much better ascetics than Season 1, but the target audience that has never watched Legends probably believes that S1-EP 1/2 were standard runs, and that the show in general was boring.

If you show them a cool Season 3 episode, with the cool graphics, smoke, and eerie but fun sound effects (plus better commentary) your more likely to search it up on YouTube and watch some more episodes.

The Heart Room / Re: The "The Splat!" unknown frequency episode log
« on: October 10, 2015, 11:53:01 AM »
If they want to get kids excited with Legends, they should show Applewood Amulet and Lucky Pillow, not the two worst episodes ever to  make it to air.

The Heart Room / Re: The Steps of ... "Knowledge"
« on: September 15, 2015, 11:27:46 AM »
Nice video.

I wonder if they would've changed some of the rooms for S4....

I still don't understand why they didn't make some changes during S3.

The one good thing (and somewhat of a bad thing) is the un-predictable nature of Nick. It could bring back Legends at any time, after all, it's (one of) the last good 90's game show yet to be revived, but then again, I'd have to think twice on the topic of "Do I really want Legends back?".

I think that cutting the show after Season 3 was a mistake. I honestly think Season 4 in 1996 would have been a HIT. Then again, we should be thankful for the 120 episodes we got, all the fun we have debating quirks within episodes, and being able to re-live my childhood, because, to be brutally honest, if I was the guy working for Nick after Season 1, I would have cut it, because Season 1 was, well, dreadful for a Nick show. It was expensive, convoluted and had a lot of holes....

I agree and disagree on the whole kids on TV thing. While I do believe you would find more "Kate's", there would be plenty of kids actually caught into the actual game, I mean, not everyone would want to express themselves like Kate, I would be a little nervous to make outbursts and interrupt Kirk like she did.

As for the Legends, it's funny, I think they went from horrible, to good, to horrible. I hated Season 1 legends, I didn't want to see images of the moat and the kids faces while the Legends were being read. However, those Legends were the most "factual % accurate".
Season 2 were the best, I actually remember enjoying those Legends, the Lucky Pillow one has stuck in my mind for a long time (probably due to other things in that episode.) Season 3 had strange Legends, and it had ancient characters using modern phrases, and to a older kid, sort of ruined the Legend. Snow Cone and Bifocle were very bad, and just looking through the episode names, you can see a lot of fake legends....

The temple would be similar, I feel like we would have more camera angles, like on the players helmet, they'd probably have them mic'd up for the Temple Guard scares, and frankly we'd have a more intelligent host, which would kind of take away from the fun. Believe it or not, I somewhat enjoyed Kirk botching the room names as a player was exiting, like "the Ledge of Size" and as the players were exiting, seeing him strangle the kids to get them in the camera shot, while he was sweating from working 12 hours while trying to remember what they won. They'd probably get either that Jeff Sutphen guy, or use a male star from one of their TV shows (thats an easy way to increase ratings...) . Funny thing is, I don't watch any of those shows, so I can't name one!

The one advantage of playing Legends though on TV is that it might capture new fans that might not remember the show. That's how I remembered Legends again when they played in on Nick GaS a long time ago. I remember the first episode I watched again being "The Lucky Pig of Amelia Earhart" because of how lost Kristen was in the temple and how Kirk and Scott were cheering for her excessively.  ;) But otherwise, I go to Youtube for all my Legends needs.

That's how I got into the show. I was born in 1999, and I first started watching Legends when I was about 6 or 7. It really interested me, it was the best show on Nick GAS, (probably because it aged perfectly, I mean, there is nothing in the show besides the "1994 Nickelodeon ad, and the technology based prizes that said it wasn't filmed in the 2000's.) so I really got into it and enjoyed it. I had no idea I was watching re-runs at that age (nor would I care). And I remembered having favorite episodes and waiting for episodes to come on, hoping that I hadn't already watched it.

Nick GAS re-runs is probably what brought back Guts and Figure It Out, I, like many others, caught on to Legends, but I'm sure there were many others that caught on to Guts and Figure It Out.

Now, I'm sort of un-sure on the whole "Bring Back Legends or not" debate. I don't want it to be tweaked or modernized (with all of that Nick garbage like kids getting slimed if they win) , but I would still love to see what 2015 tech could do with it. Anyway, one thing is for sure, your not going to be able to attract an audience on a once in a year basis on a post-midnight air time. They would need to show a good episode (like Lucky Pillow) during the daytime, to attract the tween audience, but that space on a kids network is so jam-packed, we would never see that unless some real-world event has a close similarity to Legends, letting them showcase a few episodes in a mini-marathon. But the chances of that are about 2%. So.....

Airing episodes was really exciting a few years ago, but since all 120 are on YouTube, I don't even pay attention to airings anymore....

The Heart Room / Re: The Unused Door
« on: June 23, 2015, 04:22:42 PM »
All good points.

I wonder why the "active" Shrine door didn't open in the Cannonball or Horseshoe run. Odd.....

I'm still wondering why they installed a mechanism in there to automatically unlock the door, only to never use it.

I am 100% sure that it did have that option, but it was just set to never open. You know how the Heart Room/Medusa was fully-locked during the Wheel Room/Rock Quarry layouts even after the artifact was received? I think the "mechanism" was set to "never open" for that room.

I also think that the right Shrine & Golden Doors was set to "never open". Just think about it. Why would they install a mechanism (We do know that the door opened automatically along with the left Shrine and the other Spiders Lair Door in "Keys") if it was a door with nothing behind it? Like I said earlier, the golden door closest to the front of the temple on right was indeed a dummy door. We know that there was nothing behind it in the Swampy area. And it didn't auto-open in "Keys" by accident.

Again, I'm pretty sure that when the door auto-opened in Keys in the Golden Doors area, it auto-unlocked them in the Shrine as well. Thus, if we ever saw the Shrine in the "Keys" run post error, I'm confident would see both  Shrine cabinets swung-open. Unfortunatly, Lisa couldn't understand that she had to move towards the object, and going back to the Cave of Size made the most sense for the "Cool Customer".

The Heart Room / Re: Temple Room Rankings Thread
« on: June 16, 2015, 11:00:49 AM »
The Room of the Royal Gongs

We finish off the top entrance rooms with the Room of the Royal Gongs. Before we get started, I just want to speak about the layout changes entering Season 1 Layout 8. I always had this feeling that some lazy guy was tasked with creating two new rooms. The guy didn't do anything until the day he had to tell  the producer his concepts, and in a pinch, he created the "Lights" Observatory and the Gong Room. I know that's probably not what happened, but could the producers make two rooms that were so identical to the previous rooms housed there? Anyway. On to the Gong Room Review.

Room Name: 5/10

If this name was present in Season 2 or 3, it would receive a lower score, but at least it was wasn't "The Room of Three Gongs", or something obvious like that. The room name was actually pretty average for Season 1, it wasn't straightforward but wasn't something memorable either.

Appearance: 2/10

One thing to note about is that all of the rooms in further seasons were designed for their Season 1 Layout 1 counterparts. For example, the Mandarin Hand room wasn't built for that at all, it had the Heart Room Wallpaper, and it was a pretty small Room. The same thing with the (Season 3) King's Storeroom having the Observatory decor in it's room and the Dark Forest inheriting the Golden Doors. The only rooms that completely changed were the Center space when the Chamber of Sacred Markers came, and the Quicksand Bog (notice the Purple walls, front barrier, and the lack of a temple guard door.) Anyway, back to the Gongs. The fact that the Royal Gong room space did not look like a "royal" room let alone a room that had Gongs really lowered it's score. Some rooms, like the Dark Forest, did a better job at covering up it's season 1 counterpart, The Gong Room didn't.

Objective & Difficulty: 1/10

I know that I gave the Gargoyle Room a 2/10 here, but seriously? At least that was small and doesn't catch your eye very quickly. This room basically had three HUGE actuators that not even Kim could mess up. And honestly, what was the need to replace the Gargoyle Room? That room wasn't great, but if your going to replace it with this, you might as well not replace it at all!

Memorable Factor 2/10

This room wasn't memorable at all. They only reason it gets very small recognition is that it was entered in 7 out of 9 episodes it was in. Much better ratio that it's predecessor.

Overall Score: 2.5/10

Ha! Both entrance rooms in Season 1 got a 10 out of 40, even though they had different scores on all individual topics. I mean, they were the pretty much the same thing.


Next up are the Pit's. If anyone wants to start with the Wall Climb, they can go right ahead, if not, I can do it.

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