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« Reply #750 on: February 26, 2014, 04:21:26 PM »
Great, I should have my half sent to you by tonight. ;) I kind of wish the review would've been posted on Page 50. :lol: It would've been pretty fitting since it's our final review. But oh well, we'll probably have a bunch of other statistics to post in this thread anyways. :mrblue:
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« Reply #751 on: February 26, 2014, 09:33:12 PM »
Time for the Grand Finale and our last review to be posted! After weeding through 120 different episodes, we have come to the last one in this project at last. Luckily, we decided to save one of the best episode ever for last. This episode is really memorable to me and will always be my all time favorite episodes. This episode gets a lot attention and positive feedback from Legends fans too, so it is a great way to close this project out. Here is the very last review.  :mrblue:

JOHN SUTTER AND THE MAP TO THE LOST GOLD MINE



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MOAT: 9/10



The six teams had to cross this moat by using an Aztec foot board. The first player on each team had to paddle across without holding onto the paddle board at all. Once they were on the other side, then their partners had to pull the foot board back and place their feet onto the board and cross by using the ropes over the head. The first four teams that make it across will get a chance to go onto the next round. This moat was both relatively quick and exciting, and much better than the other moats from this day. The Blue Barracudas, Red Jaguars, and Purple Parrots all came close when it came to hitting their pedestals. The idea for this moat was pretty good compared to the other Season 1 moats that used the simple old ropes to cross.

LEGEND: 7/10



Long ago, on a river in Northern California, the owner of a mill saw something shiny in the water and saw that it was gold. That lucky man was John Sutter. Within 9 months, over 10,000 other prospectors came to California from all over the world to pan for gold. Some of them went around South American in creaky old ships, with their food filled with bugs, and their ships wrecked in terrible storms. Others took a shorter route through Panama, battling their way through swamps and jungles and over the mountains to Panama City, where they hopped a ship to California. Some even went by wagon train through Indian territory and Death Valley. By 1850, almost all of the gold was gone. Unfortunately, John Sutter died because he lost his secret map to the Lost Gold Mine. This was a very interesting legend, but what on earth is the Lost Gold Mine? The legend never even talks about the Lost Gold Mine until the very end. Hell, there was hardly any talk about John Sutter either. But I always thought the Wild West stories were always interesting on Legends of the Hidden Temple. Also, I liked how the legend talked about the different ways that the men traveled to California to find the gold.

STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE: 6/10



This was a close Steps of Knowledge round, but it was ruined by multiple wrong answers by the Purple Parrots and Red Jaguars. Not only were these incorrect answers blatantly easy, but these teams acted like little kids when getting a wrong example. :roll: For example, the Purple Parrots kept stomping and flailing their arms around when they got a wrong answer. Furthmore, there were some questions that were literally not answered at all by the teams. So there were a lot of questions thrown out in this round. It should also be noted that the Steps of Knowledge "ring in" sound effects sounded really high pitched and off key. That kind of quirk only happened in the S1,L2 episodes, so it was fixed by the next production day. Other than that, the question variety was interesting and related to the legend quite well. And the Blue Barracudas dominance and Silver Snake comeback saved this round from being a lost cause.

TEMPLE GAMES: 8/10



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The temple games featured solid competition all throughout, and featured some very clever commentary from Kirk. I also liked the set of games used in this episode. It used a different variety of games instead of the same tired "climb soapy ramp" and "transfer objects across soapy field" games. In the first game, Damian and Brooke had to climb through the dragon tunnels, and collect gold on the other side. It was a neck and neck game, but the game was declared a tie. Both players had collected 5 pieces of gold. Although this was a miscount on Kirk's part, Brooke of the Silver Snakes actually collected 5 pieces of gold, not the 4 Kirk counted. So the game should've been 5-4 Silver. In the second game, Jennifer and Perry had to grab a bag of gold, climb up the shaft, and place the bag on top. During this game, Kirk comments on how "the Snakes don't have any feet!" :lol: Referring to the Silver Snakes' team logo/animal, though barracudas/fish don't have feet either. So wouldn't that sort of thing apply to the Blue Barracudas as well? Anyways, this game also ended in a tie, tying up the pendant score 1-1 going into the final game. In the third game, the teams had to slide down a soapy chute and grab pieces of gold along the side of the slide. At the end of the game, the Blue Barracudas beat the Silver Snakes 16-10, giving them the full pendant, and earning them a trip to the temple with 2 pendants! :mrblue: Or a Kirk called it, "The sixteen are going to the temple!" :lol:

TEMPLE RUN: 10/10



This temple win has all of the qualities of a great win - strong team performance, funny Kirk Fogg lines, enthusiasm from the players and Kirk, and memorableness all around. Jennifer and Damian were a great team and scored one of the strongest team victories of the first season and the history of the show. Jennifer's original strategy was to beeline for the Tomb of the Ancient Kings, similar to Bobby's oath in "Shaka Zulu". Damian chose to go in first and he blazed through the bottom floor of the temple! Unfortunately, he was taken out in his third room with 2:34 on the clock. Jennifer swiftly took over, and continued along her planned path to where Damian's taken out. Her plan of entering the Spider's Lair failed, but that didn't faze her as she simply entered the Heart Room and took a different route. In the Room of the Golden Idols, she met her last temple guard and gave her Pendant to him. She tried pushing down on one of the Golden Idols, but gave up as she realized that they were useless. :roll: In the Shrine, Jennifer did have a little trouble assembling the Silver Monkey as she knocked down a couple of pieces of it. But she recovered quickly from it and entered the Torch Room where she unnecessarily tried placing a torch on the pedestal in front of the room. After realizing that she could take the Mine Shaft elevator, she descends all the way to the bottom floor and grabs John Sutter's Map with a little over 50 seconds left! As she blazes through "Jennifer's Pit" and out of the temple, she trips on some random piece of tarp near the temple gates but quickly recovers from it. :lol: She managers to score a victory in the end with 16 seconds left on the clock!

Overall, this was an exciting and solid temple run all around. Jennifer and Damian were both fast and strong in the temple, even if their performance wasn't 100% perfect. Even the best temple runners like Olivia-Emma, Ty, Jarrid, and Missy had their moments. Some people like to over-analyze Jennifer's performance in the temple, but when we get down to it, she did a very solid job for a very early Season 1 temple runner. Plus, Kirk's enthusiasm and Fogg-Ups galore make this run very memorable. And the trip at the end was the icing on the cake. Taking into account of all the stuff mentioned above, this temple run deserves the perfect score it gets. :mrblue:

FINAL VERDICT: 8/10

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Overall, John Sutter was a fantastic episode from beginning to end. And it was filled with all sort of memorable quotes and Fogg Ups. From the temple game miscounts, to the "Snakes don't have feet!" comment, to the memorable temple run commentary. The temple run was excellent, as both Jennifer and Damian were great players and knew what they were doing for the moat part. It was also memorable for Jennifer's slip on the floor at the end. What was the tarp on the floor doing doing there anyways? People tend to give this run undeserved criticism just because Jennifer made a few small mistakes, and just because of their "direct path" plan. How people call Bobby from Shaka Zulu a better player than Jennifer is beyond me. This was a fantastic team and they deserved to win. This episode was amazing from beginning to end, and its early Season 1 quirks make it that much more memorable. I definitely recommend this episode to anyone. You'll be missing out on a lot if you skip this episode.

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Re: Legends Episode Ranking System - COMPLETE
« Reply #752 on: February 26, 2014, 09:50:21 PM »
My thoughts:
"Map to the Lost Gold Mine" got the 8 score it wholeheartedly deserved.  :mrblue: As I mentioned earlier, this is one of my all time favorite episode. And it ranks high on a lot of members list too. I mean how can you not love this episode? Jennifer and Damian were strong, each round was high quality, and Kirk was very witty and enthusiastic too. And it is much better than the three previous episodes from that day too. The only weak part was the Steps of Knowledge, but the Blue Barracudas dominance and Silver Snakes comeback made it still enjoyable. The temple games were fun for the Kirk Fogg one-liners and the temple game miscount. Kirk must be blind because the Silver Snakes had more pieces of gold than the Barracudas. Technically, Jennifer and Damian were gifted an extra half-pendant. But this is NOT their fault at all. And they still would've gone to the temple anyways too. The temple run is fun and exciting too. Not every run has to be like Mussel-Shell Armor where the players had to be fast and flawless. It was a very early Season 1 run, so I don't see how you can expect these players to know the temple like the back of their hands. Jennifer and Damian were fast, smart, and great players all around. I never understood why THK always criticized them. Overall, I think the 8 score is perfect for one of the best episodes on the show.  :mrblue:

Also, I updated the production day page too. This production day actually didn't rank that close to the bottom. Which is surprising, because 3/4 of those episodes sucked. Well, Golden Ship was not too bad. But Lost Gold Mine saves it from being a total disaster.  :mrblue: So that stats page is officially complete. I am now going to finish the "Temple Room Rankings" page since we completed every episode now. And later on, I am going to make a separate page for team statistics and season statistics. ;)

And later tonight, I am going to make a tribute page and give people credit where it is due.  ;)

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Re: Legends Episode Ranking System - COMPLETE
« Reply #753 on: February 26, 2014, 09:54:27 PM »
Which leads me to this question. What the heck are we going to do now since this project is complete? :lol: Back to the player ranking threads? Also, didn't you want to post all these reviews on a seperate site? Like, you could refurbish your "Room of the Golden Idols" site, and cut and paste every review onto there. I don't know if you're still up for that idea, but I wouldn't object to that. ;)

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« Reply #754 on: February 26, 2014, 09:59:42 PM »
Yeah, I was thinking of that last night. What can we do next? I don't mind working on THK's Individual Thread again. I forgot that I wanted to post these reviews to a site. I have to think how that is going to work out. I need to make a web site design first and one that actually looks decent. What I had in mind was to have a blog-type website where I can individually posted each review and other fans can comment on them, rate the episode themselves, etc. But now that I think about it, I am going to make a back-up copy of each review by cutting and pasting them into a back-up file just in case something happens to this forum and thread.

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« Reply #755 on: February 26, 2014, 10:08:22 PM »
I like the blog idea actually. Just like here, other fans of the show can give their feedback on the reviews. Let's hope they're not as n00bish as the YouTubers. Backing up the reviews is a good idea too. In case there's another database crash. I've even held on to our collaboration reviews in my inbox. You never know, we might need them someday. And yeah, we can rank the players individually again in THK's thread. If you have any players/production days in mind that is.

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« Reply #756 on: February 26, 2014, 10:25:59 PM »
Yeah, I have to find a good host to test it out with and then trying to promote the site. Too bad I never came up with this idea back during the Nick GaS days, then this thread would've been much popular. The blog probably would get the casual Legends fans though. You know, the ones that only pay attention to the good episodes or read some information about an episode and start assuming stuff about it. Like the Enormous Feather team must've been good since they reached the artifact or Shaka Zulu is the best run because it had the fastest time. :roll: But hey, you get that everywhere you go.  :P

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« Reply #757 on: February 27, 2014, 02:33:29 AM »
But then again, we didn't have access to screencaps that did NOT come from Ed's site back then. And some of us (ie me) didn't have access to Nick Gas back then. But yeah, if we had created this back in the Nick Gas days, (and had our own site for that matter), we'd be more popular than Ed, Aaron, and Jon Plezsewski (sp?) today. I don't know, I kind of like your first site idea better. Where you could use your old, abandoned "Golden Idols" website to post everything. I know I have no real say in this, and I can't force you to do anything. But I just want other people (outside this forum) to see this whole project. In the meantime, it's back to ranking players individually for us. I don't have any players/filming days in mind right now, but I'm sure you'll think of players nobody has ever ranked yet.

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« Reply #758 on: February 27, 2014, 04:55:23 PM »
Yeah, I have to find a good host to test it out with and then trying to promote the site.

I can host it here if you want. ;)


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« Reply #759 on: February 27, 2014, 08:04:18 PM »
I wouldn't object to that either. It would definitely make promoting the site a lot easier.

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« Reply #760 on: February 28, 2014, 01:44:50 AM »
So I added the "Authors" column to the very first post liked I promised I would do. Hopefully I gave the correct credit to the correct person for each review. I basically did all of them by heart. :P Now, I can focus on the different statistics that I want to incorporate. And TSM, that would be awesome if you could host the site I have in mind. I am not sure of a layout that I wanted to decide, but I like the idea of using the name "The Room of the Golden Idols" for it. I will let you know how that will work out.  :mrred:

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« Reply #761 on: February 28, 2014, 01:55:07 AM »
So you're gonna finish every last one of your stats in one sitting? If that's the case, good luck. :P And the authors section looks great. I'm pretty sure you got them all right, but I'll take another skim through them just in case. And since we don't have to worry about posting another episode review anymore, it's definitely back to player rankings for me. I was thinking of posting the rankings to Pytheas/Dried Ear of Corn's filming day. In the player rankings thread of course. ;)

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« Reply #762 on: February 28, 2014, 02:02:44 AM »
I wish I could do them in one sitting. :P That would literally take me all day as I will procrastinate and keep switching between sites. I want to do the "Team Statistics" tomorrow. Those should be interesting. And I will venture back into the Player Rankings thread too. I know I have half finished rankings for the Chandragupta day. I still need to do Bandit Queen and Thornwood Gavel (the last episode that day?). Also, I thought you ranked the Belle Boyd production day too? It should be interesting though. Gwalior had a good team, Belle Boyd had a great team, Pytheas had a slow ass team, and Sojourner Truth had an average team.

Also, I might make another ranking thread in the future. I don't know what it will be for, but it will be Legends related. It will definitely not be as extensive as this one though. :P

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« Reply #763 on: February 28, 2014, 02:07:52 AM »
Yes Thornwood Gavel was the last of the day. Also, didn't you have Tall Turban's filming day ranked as well? You've had that sitting around since last summer. And yes, I do have Sojourner Truth's filming day ranked, but NOT posted. The rankings of that day that were posted, were deleted in the database crash. I should probably have that posted sometime tomorrow. And another rankings thread huh? Interesting idea, though I think we've all ranked every aspect of this show. :P

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« Reply #764 on: March 01, 2014, 02:46:48 AM »
Oh, and if you're looking for some more statistics, here are some more that I found. I don't know if you remember this, or already have this recorded, but if you don't, you can update these stats too. And you can add it to the OP and update everything in that post, just like the other stats. ;)