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Episodes with production errors
« on: August 30, 2011, 01:24:20 AM »
With the recent discussion about production errors in the spam thread, I thought it would be interesting to create a thread that lists production errors found throughout the Legends series.

Feel free to list any episode that you believe had a production error in for one reason or another. It could be a huge production error that harmed a team, or a minor one that had no real bearing on the run. As a side note, we are discussing potential production errors on the show rather than just presuming one occurred. At the end of the discussions, I hope to make a list of all the production errors on the show.

I will start off with one:

The Mask of Shaka Zulu

This episode is probably most famous for a production error occurring because of the path the Red Jaguars took to travel through the temple. Bobby only had to complete four rooms in order to grab the artifact, and the direct path only had one guard for him, which was quite rare for season one. Its possible that the crew just gave the team an easy layout, but after watching the episode numerous times here is some evidence I collected why a production error occured.

-- The path that Bobby took was too linear and the only guard he encountered was in the entrance room of the temple. Usually when a team took the direct path, they would encounter both the entrance room guard and another guard on the bottom of the path.
-- When Bobby hit the actuator to the Tomb of the Ancient Kings, the door did not initially open. After pressing it a few times, the door finally opens for one reason or another.
-- During the temple rundown, you can see the treasure chest open in the Treasure Room. This suggests that the Holes of Python should've been a deadend and the team would've probably been forced up from the room.

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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 01:51:23 AM »
The War Fan of the 47 Ronin was a pretty obvious one. What with the door in the Tomb closing when it wasn't suppose to. Poor team got screwed over. No wonder the producers gave the team the second prize.

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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 05:23:37 AM »
The Lion-Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta - The stone slab wall from the King's Storeroom to the Room of the Ancient Warriors had to be pushed down manually

The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain - Pit/Storeroom door should have opened but didn't
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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 01:37:37 PM »
The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra

When Tracy enters the observatory, she forces the bar blocking the Treasury of the Golden Orbs up and tries to enter the room from the Observatory. However, the main door blocking the Treasury is locked. When she grabs the artifact though, the door to the Observatory still remains closed despite the fact all the doors should've been unlocked.

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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011, 05:39:07 PM »
Judging by the lighting effects in "The Much-Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain," I think the door leading up from the Chamber probably should have opened.  That's not to say that Tiffani should've encountered a Temple Guard— there wasn't always one back there when the door opened, although there usually was— but it could've been an alternate path to entice players.  Of course, it also could've been a mistake as far as effects go since it was an early episode in the season...
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 06:01:44 PM »
I think it was supposed to open as even after Tiffani grabs the helmet, it's closed.


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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2011, 06:27:05 PM »
I think it was supposed to open as even after Tiffani grabs the helmet, it's closed.
That actually happened a lot with earlier Season 3 episodes.  The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen, The Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror, The Lion-Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta.  It wasn't until the second half of the season that they made the cover go up after the artifact was grabbed.
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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011, 07:15:49 PM »
The Golden Cup of Belshazzar

When the frontrunner enters the Room of Harmonic Convergence, she encounters a "dead-end" that eats up a lot of time during the run. However, I don't believe that this was just a dead-end though. When she steps on one combo of steps, you can clearly hear the chime as if the door was suppose to open. However, no door opens and she retreats from the room and takes a different path thinking it was a deadend. I don't think the room was a deadend because I don't think the producers would be this cruel to the contestants. I think this was actually a production error and one door should've opened.

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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011, 05:41:47 AM »
The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra

When Tracy enters the observatory, she forces the bar blocking the Treasury of the Golden Orbs up and tries to enter the room from the Observatory. However, the main door blocking the Treasury is locked. When she grabs the artifact though, the door to the Observatory still remains closed despite the fact all the doors should've been unlocked.
This is not a production error, TRJ!

When Tracy forced open the bar in the Observatory, she broke the mechanism that would have opened both the bar and the door in the Treasury. This is why the door in the Treasury never opened, because the mechanism that would have opened it had been broken.

Just watch the episode! The bar goes down past where it was when Robert was in the Observatory and down even further when she forces it open the 2nd time.




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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011, 11:58:16 AM »
The Helmet of Genghis Khan:

When Becca hit the Observatory actuator from the pit, the door opening sound is heard, but the door doesn't completely open. Becca had to force the door open to enter the Observatory. I guess she noticed that the door was cracked open a little bit? This is another run where a team had to overcome a production error, even if it was a small one.



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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2011, 04:12:23 PM »
The Helmet of Genghis Khan:

When Becca hit the Observatory actuator from the pit, the door opening sound is heard, but the door doesn't completely open. Becca had to force the door open to enter the Observatory. I guess she noticed that the door was cracked open a little bit? This is another run where a team had to overcome a production error, even if it was a small one.

Does that count as a production error? I always thought that door gave other contestants problem when they tried opening it. I mean, didn't Mitchell in "The Moccasins of Geronimo" have to force it open? Either way, good catch on that one. :mrgreen:

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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2011, 11:03:55 PM »
I forgot the same thing happened to Mitchell. I guess it counts as a production error since the door was jammed when it was supposed to completely open.

I'm not sure if there was an error in this run, but in The Golden Stallion of Ali Baba, did the Swamp door open when the second runner turned around on the throne (and turned around in the most unusual way possible :lol: )? At first, it looked like she wanted to go that way, but she went up the central shaft instead and this cost the team a chance at victory. This leads me to think the door wasn't open at first. I mean, throughout her central shaft trek, you keep hearing door sound effects (and not just for other doors). Anyone else think this was possibly a run with an error?



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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2011, 04:28:04 AM »

I'm not sure if there was an error in this run, but in The Golden Stallion of Ali Baba, did the Swamp door open when the second runner turned around on the throne (and turned around in the most unusual way possible :lol: )? At first, it looked like she wanted to go that way, but she went up the central shaft instead and this cost the team a chance at victory. This leads me to think the door wasn't open at first. I mean, throughout her central shaft trek, you keep hearing door sound effects (and not just for other doors). Anyone else think this was possibly a run with an error?
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I think that the Temple guard coming out of the double-doors in the back of the room broke the mechanism that would have opened up the Swamp door by stepping on the platform as it was still rotating. But the contestant was still able to activate the Swamp door by stepping on the actuator box on the back side of the rotating wall that was there for when sitting on the throne was not practical.
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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2011, 06:53:39 PM »
Here's another one:

The Snow Cone of Mount Kilimanjaro

When Heather applied the Dark Forest key to the magnet hole leading to the Shrine, the golden door opened. However, the blue cabinet door in the Shrine didn't open. That leads me to think this was a production error. What do you think?



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Re: Episodes with production errors
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2011, 05:03:18 AM »
Here's another one:

The Snow Cone of Mount Kilimanjaro

When Heather applied the Dark Forest key to the magnet hole leading to the Shrine, the golden door opened. However, the blue cabinet door in the Shrine didn't open. That leads me to think this was a production error. What do you think?
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