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Legends: Rebirth-The Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir
« on: September 01, 2010, 05:24:46 PM »
Episode 44: The Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir

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 Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Hat—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“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 it today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you are two vines that stretch across the Moat: one at foot level, and one at arm’s reach. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will walk across the Moat on the bottom vine while holding onto the top vine with their hands. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you fall, or fail to keep at wea—least one hand on the top vine, 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,” says Kirk. “Teams, are you ready?”
All six teams shout and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” asks Kirk.
“Indeed I am,” Olmec replies.
“Ah, good,” says Kirk. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All six teams send their male members across first, except for the Orange Iguanas and Green Monkeys, whose female members cross first. The Blue Barracudas’ boy takes an early lead, followed closely by the Silver Snakes’ boy. The Orange Iguanas’ girl almost falls in, but she holds onto the top vine with both hands and manages to regain her footing back on the bottom vine. “You have to keep your grip on the top vine, all while staying on the bottom vine, and that’s not easy!” Kirk narrates. The Blue Barracudas’ boy makes it across first, followed by the Silver Snakes’ boy and, about five seconds later, the Green Monkeys’ girl and the Orange Iguanas’ girl. The Purple Parrots’ boy seems to be stuck about halfway across the Moat, while the Red Jaguars’ boy falls in about three-quarters of the way across and has to be sent back. “Whoa, he’s gotta go back—and he almost made it, too!” Kirk narrates. The Orange Iguanas’ boy and Green Monkeys’ boy are crossing with few problems as the Purple Parrots’ boy finally makes it across. “They’re fighting their way across, but we still need four teams,” Kirk comments. The Red Jaguars’ boy tries to cross for a second time as the Purple Parrots’ girl starts to make her way across. Meanwhile, the Green Monkeys’ boy and the Blue Barracudas’ girl make it across, and they become the first two teams to hit their gongs. “Oh, there’s our first team—first two teams!” Kirk narrates. “We need two more—oh, we might have a third; here come the Orange Iguanas!” Indeed, the Orange Iguanas’ boy steps onto the deck about two seconds later, and hits his team’s gong. About five seconds later, the Silver Snakes’ girl steps onto the dock, and hits the gong to end the Moat crossing round.

“That’s it—we’ve got four teams, right here!” Kirk says as he rushes over to stand beside the Silver Snakes. “Silver Snakes made it across, they did great, and they’re goin’ on to the Steps of Knowledge…along with the Orange Iguanas…” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow for applause. “…and the Green Monkeys…and the Blue Barracudas! The Red Jaguars and the Purple Parrots didn’t quite make it, but that’s all right. We’ve got a great gift for them, and here’s what that is!” They receive a $50 gift card from GameStop.
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Legends: Rebirth-The Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 05:27:52 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 Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir. But teams, pay attention, because your knowledge of the legend can help bring you closer to Olmec’s Temple…”

Olmec begins to tell the story:
“Perhaps the most influential person in the history of conservation was John Muir. Born in Scotland, he later moved to the United States, where he almost lost his eyesight in an industrial accident. Once he regained his sight, he dedicated his life to studying nature. Over time, John became a strong advocate of the preservation of nature for future generations, a belief now called ‘conservationism’. He went all over the country, writing articles and giving lectures about how people should preserve nature instead of destroying it. In 1892, he influenced President Theodore Roosevelt to set aside many of the United States’ national parks, including Yosemite, which John often visited. Legend has it that on one of his walks there, he happened to look up, only to see a large, black bird soaring high above him.
“‘Yimminy! It’s a condor! Where’s a camera when you need one?’
“At the time, the California condor was one of the rarest birds in the world, with less than 50 alive worldwide. The condor circled John for several minutes, until John noticed that the bird had dropped something.
“‘Yimminy…what a beautiful feather…’
“The condor then let out a screech, as if to say ‘thank you’ to John, and then flew away.
“‘You’re welcome, friend,’ John said.
“He placed the condor’s feather in his hat, and treasured it until the day he died. Today, John Muir’s influence lives on through America’s many national parks, but his hat has been lost—until now. Your quest is to find the Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir and bring it back here.”

“Thanks a lot, Olmec,” Kirk says. “So tell us, where is the Hat?”

“The Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir can be found in the Snake Pit,” Olmec replies. The camera zooms in on a buff-colored fedora with a long black feather stuck in its hatband positioned on the outer ledge in the room before fading back to Kirk.

“Okay,” Kirk replies. “Teams, you are now standing on the Steps of Knowledge. 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 right, you’ll be able to move down to the next level, but if you’re wrong or you run out of time, I’ll give the other teams a chance to answer.” Kirk begins descending the Steps. “The first two teams to make it to the bottom level will be one lev—uh, step closer to Olmec’s Temple. Olmec—we’re now ready for your first question.”

Olmec begins:
“Was John Muir originally from: Ireland, Scotland, or Australia?”
The Orange Iguanas ring in. “Scotland…?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Orange Iguanas step down one level.
“Step down, Orange Iguanas,” Kirk says. “Next question.”

“Did John later move to: Canada—”
The Blue Barracudas ring in early. “Um…America…?”
“That…is correct,” Olmec replies. The Blue Barracudas proceed to the second step.
“Blue Barracudas are right behind ‘em,” Kirk narrates. “Next question, please.”

“What did John almost lose in an industrial accident: his arm, his eyesight, or his hearing?”
The Orange Iguanas ring in. “His eyesight.”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Orange Iguanas step down to the penultimate step.
“Nice—now the Orange Iguanas are just one step away from the Temple Games!” Kirk observes. “Still need two teams, though—next question.”

“Was John Muir a pioneer in: isolationism, existentialism, or conservationism?”
After a few seconds, the Green Monkeys ring in. “Con…conservation?”
“That…is correct,” Olmec replies. The Green Monkeys step down one level.
“Green Monkeys can step down now,” Kirk narrates. “Still time for the Silver Snakes, though—next question.”

“According to our legend, what type of bird did John encounter while on one of his walks: an eagle—”
The Blue Barracudas ring in early. “A, um…condor?”
“That…is correct,” Olmec replies. The Blue Barracudas descend to the next-to-last step.
“Blue Barracudas now, just one step away,” Kirk comments. “Still time for our other teams to catch up…next question, please.”

“At the time John encountered it, how many condors were left in the world: less than 50, less than 100, or less than 500?”
The Green Monkeys ring in. “Less than fifty.”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Green Monkeys join the Orange Iguanas and the Blue Barracudas on the next-to-last step.
“We’ve got a three-way tie on our hands!” says Kirk. “The Silver Snakes could still get in the game, though—next question.”

“At the time, the condor was a very rare sight, and was close to dying out. Today, would it be called: embalmed, endangered, or enthralled?”
The Orange Iguanas ring in. “Endangered.”
“That is correct!” Olmec booms. The Orange Iguanas leap to the bottom step and high-five one another.
“The Orange Iguanas are our first team!” Kirk says. “We need one more team, though—who’s it gonna be? Olmec, if you please…”

“According to our legend, in what national park did John see the condor: Yellowstone, Yosemite, or Jellystone?”
The Blue Barracudas ring in. “Yellowstone…?”
“Incorrect,” Olmec replies.
The Silver Snakes ring in. “Yosemite?”
That is correct,” Olmec remarks. The Silver Snakes step down one level.
“Silver Snakes are on the board!” Kirk shouts as the audience applauds. “We’re still looking for one more team. Olmec, let’s keep going.”

“If no members of an animal are left, is it said to be: extirpated, extraneous, or extinct?”
The Green Monkeys ring in. “Extinct!” the boy shouts confidently.
That is correct!” Olmec shouts. The Green Monkeys happily step to the bottom level.

“And that’s it!” says Kirk as he rushes back onscreen and stands between the two advancing teams. “It took a while, but we’ve got our two teams—the Green Monkeys, and the Orange Iguanas! Blue Barracudas and Silver Snakes did a great job, too, and they’re not leaving empty-handed. We have a great gift for ‘em, and here’s what it is!” They receive Diary of a Wimpy Kid on DVD.

Kirk is now seen between the two teams. “These teams are gonna be playing for the right to enter Olmec’s Temple, and they’ll do it right after this!”

The camera pans in on the Temple and zooms in on a unique-looking pink silk flower next to the Green Monkeys’ torch on the opposite side of the Moat. The title appears onscreen, and we fade to a commercial.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 05:36:16 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 welcomes us. “Now’s when the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest, but first, let’s meet our two teams.”

Kirk turns to the Green Monkeys first, who are made up of an average-height blue-eyed girl with shoulder-length black hair and a slightly taller brown-eyed boy with stringy brown hair and braces.
“First, on the Green Monkeys, we have Ashley. How old are you, Ashley?”
“Thirteen,” Ashley replies.
“And it says you play basketball and run track, but you also like collecting seashells—why is that?”
“Well…I just like how they look, and…they’ve got, like, different colors and shapes, and…I just like ‘em.”
“What’s your favorite seashell you’ve collected?” asks Kirk.
“Um…probably this big conch shell from Hawaii,” says Ashley.
“Ah, neat,” says Kirk before turning to talk to her male partner. “And over here, we have her partner, Stanley. How old are you, Stanley?”
“Thirteen,” is Stanley’s reply.
“And it says here you like mountain biking, but you also like to listen to rock music—why’s that?”
“Um,” struggles Stanley, “I guess it’s just ‘cause I like the sound of it.”
“Who’s your favorite band?” asks Kirk.
“Mmmm…probably Nickelback,” says Stanley.
“Okay, well, we’ll see if they can rock these Temple Games—let’s hear it for the Green Monkeys!” Stanley and Ashley applaud along with the audience.

Kirk now turns to the Orange Iguanas, who are made up of a slender brown-eyed girl with ash-blonde hair tied back into a ponytail and a tall, slightly-heavier-than-average blue-eyed boy with short black hair.
“And on the Orange Iguanas, we have Jennifer. How old are you?”
“Thirteen,” Jennifer says.
“And it says here you like to play softball—tell me about that.”
“Well, I’ve been playing ever since I was in fifth grade, and…I’ve gotten pretty good at it. A bunch of my friends and I play every day after school.”
“Ah, all right,” Kirk says before turning to talk to her partner. “And over here is your partner, Chad. How old are you, Chad?”
“Fourteen,” he responds.
“And it says here you play football, and you want to be a fireman when you get older—why is that?”
“Uh, my dad’s a firefighter, and…I like what they do to serve the country, so…I just think it’d be cool.”
“Very admirable team over here,” says Kirk. “Let’s hear it for the Orange Iguanas!” Chad and Jennifer applaud along with the audience.

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

“Yeah!” all four players reply.

“Okay—go get ready for the Temple Games,” Kirk says. “Now, in the Temple Games, the teams are competing for…” Kirk retrieves a Pendant of Life from his pouch and holds it up to the camera. “…Pendants of Life. The winning team will need these Pendants to protect them from the dreaded Temple Guards as they make their way through the Temple. There are three Temple Games, and I’m fairly sure Olmec will tell us about the first one…”

The black lights under Olmec come on as he begins to explain the first Temple Game:
“John Muir was a pioneer in conservation, which led to the creation of laws to protect endangered plants and animals. In this game, you’re about to help rescue some endangered animals. When Kirk gives the signal, jump up, grab an animal, come back around and place it in your bin. Then run back around, grab another animal and do it again. The first team to collect all eight of their animals, or…the team with the most animals at the end of thirty seconds…wins.”

“Looks like it’s time to save the animals,” remarks Kirk. “Let’s put six—uh, thirty seconds on the clock!” The clock slams down on the bottom central part of the screen with a loud gong sound. “Ready? Set—GO!”

Ashley and Jennifer each have a little trouble getting used to the rotating lever, and they both miss their pedestal of plastic toy animals on their first go-around. Jennifer grabs a tiger and places it her bin on her next try, but Ashley misses her pedestal again. On her next jump, Jennifer manages to grab a gorilla, and Ashley also manages to grab her first animal—a panda. A distinct pattern of grab-and-miss continues for the full thirty seconds, and the score looks fairly even as time expires.

“Okay, that’s it!” Kirk shouts as he rushes back onscreen. “Stop spinning—no more animals! Both teams had to get used to jumping up pretty high in that one—bring the baskets over and let’s see how we did.” A spotter brings both bins over, and Kirk kneels beside the Green Monkeys’ bin first. “Let’s start with the Green Monkeys—they got…a tiger…a panda…a giraffe…and an elephant, so that’s four animals. And the Orange Iguanas got…a gorilla…a rhino…an eagle…and a tiger—they also got four animals, so both teams get the half Pendant of Life!” The audience applauds for a few seconds. “We’re tied up right now, but the next game is also worth a half Pendant. Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #2…”

Olmec begins:
“At the time John saw the California condor, there were less than fifty of the birds alive. Thankfully, there are many more alive today, thanks to dedicated people protecting them. In this game, you’ll be playing the role of conservationist, delivering a pair of condors to their nest. When Kirk gives the signal, grab the two condors behind you, make your way to the trampoline, and throw them up through the hole. Then propel yourself up to the next level and do it all over again. When you reach the top, place the birds on the nest there. The first player to place both of their condors, or…the player that’s further along at the end of sixty seconds wins!”

“In case you’re wondering why the birds can’t just fly up to the nest, I have no idea,” Kirk remarks. A good number of audience members laugh. “Okay—sixty seconds on the clock, please!” The clock slams down in the bottom right corner with the usual sound. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

Chad and Stanley both throw their stuffed vultures up through the first hole in the vertical maze, and use the trampoline to jump up to the next level. Stanley has a little trouble pulling himself up once he’s gotten a handhold on the next level, but despite his size, Chad is quite agile and makes it up to the second level first with 41 seconds remaining. Stanley is right behind him, however, and both boys throw their birds to the next level as the clock counts down. It remains neck-and-neck up until the end, when Chad pulls himself to the top level just a few seconds before Stanley and places both stuffed condors on the nest-shaped pinnacle with twelve seconds remaining.

“Okay, he got it!” Kirk says as the camera zooms out to show a full shot of the maze, then zooms in on Kirk at the bottom. “The Orange Iguanas made it to the top first and put the birds in the nest first, so that means they get the half Pendant of Life!” The camera cuts to Chad, clapping and raising his hands in the air before we go back to Kirk on the floor. “So now, the Orange Iguanas have a full Pendant; the Green Monkeys have a half Pendant. Now, we go to the third and final Temple Game. It’s worth a full Pendant of Life—Olmec, tell us about Temple Game…number three…”
Olmec begins to explain the final Game:

“One of John Muir’s biggest contributions was convincing the government to set aside land for many of America’s national parks. In this game, you’ll also be setting aside some land for this very purpose. Before you stands a wall with the names of four national parks: Yellowstone…Yosemite…Everglades…and Great Smoky Mountains. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will shoot a ball up to their teammate on the wall. There, their partner will catch the ball and stick it on the park’s name there. Then, climb up to the next park. The first team to cover all four parks, or…the team that covers the most parks at the end of sixty seconds…wins.”

“This is for the Temple,” Kirk says. “Let’s put sixty seconds on the clock!” The clock slams down in the corner, ready to go. “I’ll get out of the way so I don’t get shot here—ready, aim, FIRE!”

Both girls have respectable aim—both boys catch the first ball their partners shoot up to them and place it on “Yellowstone”. The Orange Iguanas manage to cover up “Yosemite” with one shot, but it takes the Green Monkeys two tries to cover their second target with 45 seconds left. The girls’ aim gets worse as the boys climb higher on the wall, but Chad manages to catch another ball and stick it on “Everglades” with 22 seconds left. Cannonballs fly everywhere for the remainder of the game, but no one manages to score any more when the game ends.

“Okay, that’s it,” says Kirk as he appears back onscreen. “Come down here, guys!” The spotters lower Stanley and Chad down from the wall as Kirk continues to talk. “That was a close one, we had balls flying everywhere, but there’s no question that the Orange Iguanas made it higher and covered more targets, so they get the full Pendant. That gives them two; the Green Monkeys have a half—the Orange Iguanas are goin’ to the Temple!” Chad and Jennifer high-ten one another, and Stanley and Ashley applaud politely. “Green Monkeys were a great team, too; they were up against some tough competition. But we’re not sending them home empty-handed—we’ve got a great gift for them for playing, and here’s what it is!” They receive a custom-made Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth watch.

As the prize disappears off-screen, we can see Kirk standing beside the winning team. “Now we’ll see if the Orange Iguanas can make it through Olmec’s Temple and retrieve the Condor-Feather Hat of John Muir, right after this!”

The camera pans in on the Snake Pit and zooms in on the Condor-Feathered Hat as the title appears onscreen, and we go to a commercial.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 05:40:43 PM »
We return from the break to find Kirk standing in front of the Temple with the winning team.

“Welcome back to Legends: Rebirth,” he says. “The Orange Iguanas have proven themselves worthy, and now they’ve earned the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, Olmec’s gonna give them some information that could help them retrieve the Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir…”

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 2 Pendants in the Temple Games. Who’s going first?”

“I am,” says Jennifer.

“Very WELL, Jennifer,” Olmec replies. “When Kirk gives the signal, you’ll race through the Gate into the Temple and make your way toward the Condor-Feathered Hat. 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 Chad’s turn to enter and try his luck. If you can reach the Hat, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock, and the Temple Guards will vanish. Return through the Gates with the Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir in three minutes, and you’ll both be handsomely rewarded…and here’s how!”

• Just for making it this far, they’ll get an MP3 player.
• If they can grab the Hat within three minutes, they’ll also receive a bicycle from Mongoose.
• And if they can bring the Hat out of the Temple before three minutes expires, they’ll win a trip to Monterrey, California.

“They’ve got a motivation to do it, now can they make it out with that Hat?” Kirk asks. “There’s only one way to find out—Jennifer, let’s get you in position, and both of you get your mouthpieces in. But first, Chad, do you have any kind of strategy on how you’re going to get to the Hat?”

“Uh, we’re gonna try to go up and stick to the high path,” says Chad. “If she gets taken out, I’m gonna go past the…the room there and try to go down when I get past it.”

“Sounds like they’re taking an indirect path—will it pay off?” asks Kirk rhetorically. “Let’s get you in position—Olmec, lower your gate.” Olmec moans gutturally as the Gate is lowered, and the black lights under him go out.

“Let’s set the clock for three minutes!” The clock slams down in the corner, ready to go.

“On your mark,” begins Kirk, “get set, GO!”

Jennifer darts up the stairs, clutching her Pendant. She enters the Crypt (2:54) and pulls all three books, opening the door to the Ledges with the first pull and the door to the Bottomless Pit with the third pull. She chooses to head into the Pit, where she grabs the rope and swings across (2:45). “She plays softball, so I know she’s got the speed to get it done!” says a Kirk voice-over as Jennifer hits the actuator for the Candelabra Room—but the door doesn’t open. She tries the one for the Great Seal Room, but again, the door doesn’t open. “Oh, nothing’s opening up top—looks like she’ll have to head down!” says the voice-over as Jennifer slides off the ledge down into the black-and-purple balls of the Pit, where she makes her way over to the actuator for the Tomb of the Headless Kings. The door opens, and she makes her way inside (2:20). Jennifer hasn’t even gotten both feet on the floor when TEMPLE GUARD #1 jumps out from hiding (2:16). “Whoa, there’s the first Temple Guard!” Jennifer screams loudly, but then reaches for her Pendant. “She’s got a Pendant, though, so that won’t stop her!”

After the Temple Guard exits the room via the back door, Jennifer looks around for a second before locating the vine in the room and pulling down on it, releasing a monsoon of bones into the room. She looks around for a few more seconds before finding the skull, which she grabs and places on the stage-right king. The king’s chest starts glowing red, and a growling sound is heard as the door up to the Candelabra Room flies open (2:00). She uses the ladder and climbs up to the room, where she heads to the back and starts pushing the buttons under the candelabras. “She’s making great time, but Chad may have to take off any second!” the voice-over says as the camera cuts to Chad, clapping and applauding beside Kirk as a sound effect is heard. When we see Jennifer again, she’s heading through the open door to the Room of the Mystical Keys (1:55). She reaches into the top-left compartment at the back of the room, but comes out empty-handed, so she continues reaching into the holes, in order, until she finds a key in the middle compartment (1:43) and the middle-right compartment (1:38). She brings them to the front of the room, where she places them in the left and the middle pedestals. Fortunately, this happens to be the right combination, and the door to the Shrine flies open (1:33). “All right—right combination, right off the bat!” the “Kirk-over” says as Jennifer enters the Shrine. She starts to head to the back of the room, but before she can grab any monkey pieces, the second TEMPLE GUARD emerges from the back door in the room (1:28).

“Whoa, second Temple Guard!” the voice-over says as Kirk motions for Chad to take off, which he does. “Chad’s gonna have to make up for some lost time here—he’s got a big path cleared out for him!” Chad follows Jennifer’s path exactly, leaping down into the Pit and avoiding the rope altogether as he squeezes through the actuator into the Tomb (1:19). He slowly climbs the ladder into the Candelabra Room, and from there, bolts across the top until he gets to the Shrine (1:02). He grabs all three pieces of the monkey statue and brings them back to the front. “‘Bad Chad’, they call him,” says the voice-over. “Will things turn out bad for this team, or will they turn out good?” Chad places the base of the statue (0:50), and after a little trouble aligning it, places the middle (0:43). He jams down the head, and the door to the Dungeon opens (0:38). Chad heads into the room, climbing the ladder downward considerably more quickly than he did the one in the Tomb. He breaks down the wall and enters the Dark Forest (0:29). “Twenty-nine seconds, and he’s just one room away!” a now-live Kirk observes. Chad reaches into the stage-left tree in search of a key, but before he can pull his hand out, the branches of the tree wrap around his body, and a voice screams “COME HERE!”—he has encountered a TEMPLE SPIRIT. “Whoa, there’s that third Guard!” Kirk says as Chad places his Pendant inside the tree (0:21). Chad goes over to the stage-right tree and reaches inside, this time coming out with a key (0:16). He inserts the key into the hole beside the door to the Snake Pit, and the door opens (0:12). Chad squeezes through the door and enters the Snake Pit. “There, he’s in the room—eight seconds left!” Chad darts to the front of the room and grabs the CONDOR-FEATHERED HAT (0:05), but can’t make it out of the room before time expires.

“No, he can’t make it out!” Kirk laments. “He got the Hat, but he couldn’t make it out with it in time! Tough break, but that’s all right, because I know they had a good time, and they got both the MP3 players and the bikes—that’s good, right?” Jennifer nods. “Right—well, we’ve gotta go now. We’ll see you next time, though, and remember: it’s not just Legends, it’s Legends: Rebirth! Buh-bye!”

Kirk and Jennifer wave to the audience and chat as the credits begin rolling. Chad soon appears next to them (without the Hat), and the camera shows various shots of scenery around the set, including a shot of a cluster of lily pads in the Moat, as well as the red ATV that Kirk rode onto the set at the start of the show. The last thing we see is Kirk with one hand on Jennifer’s shoulder and waving goodbye with the other hand before the Stone Stanley logo appears on the screen.
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Legends: Rebirth-The Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 05:42:24 PM »



The Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir
Season 2, Layout 1 (6 overall)
Team
: Orange Iguanas (Chad Alston & Jennifer Guy)
Artifact Location: The Snake Pit
Pendants: 2
Result: Ran out of time (acquired artifact)

This was a fairly exciting episode—the Moat was extremely fun to watch, and the Steps of Knowledge featured some good competition. In the end, the Green Monkeys and Orange Iguanas made it to the Temple Games, and after three very fierce contests, the Orange Iguanas shut out the Green Monkeys, 2 Pendants – ½ Pendant, to make it to the Temple.

This wasn’t a bad team, the convoluted Temple Layout just made it seem that way. Jennifer was a pretty fast contestant, but she was slightly thrown off-guard by the Temple Guard she met in the Tomb, which slowed her down a bit for the remainder of the run. She was taken out in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey with only 1:28 left.

Big, burly Chad wasn’t nearly as fast as Jennifer, and he had to squeeze through a few places in the Temple, but he did know what he was doing. He smartly grabbed all three pieces of the monkey in the Shrine, and was quick to hand over his Pendant in the Dark Forest. He grabbed the Condor-Feathered Hat with five seconds left, but obviously couldn’t make it out of the Temple in time.

Sadly, I can’t find any fatal mistakes the team made during this run—the bottom line is, with all the time-consuming room objectives that the team had to complete, it was just hard. And this team just wasn’t fast enough…

Rating: 7 out of 10

Notes and Trivia: This is the only time that the Orange Iguanas make it to the Temple in Season 2 when Layout 1 was used, and also the only time in Season 2 that an artifact is hidden in the Snake Pit.
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Favorite Episode: The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen
Favorite Room: The Chamber of the Sacred Markers
Favorite Team: Blue Barracudas

It's baaaaaaaack...
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1980s - Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, etc.
1990s - Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Nirvana, etc.
Present - Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, etc.
You do the math.

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