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Offline TempleFan322

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Re: Legends is coming back!
« Reply #90 on: November 07, 2021, 09:14:35 PM »
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So it was Nick from Henry VIII and Josh from Empress Theodora that returned and they were on the same team, the Blue Barracudas. I thought all players in this episode were going to be ones that competed in the Nick version, so that was a little disappointing. What was more disappointing was Kirk Fogg's guest appearance. He was hiding in the Dark Forest during the temple run pretending to be the host and shaking the temple runners' hands as they were running through the temple. In this case, it was Nick and Josh. I thought Kirk would have a bigger role than this and it turns out him being in the Dark Forest briefly chatting with Nick and Josh may have cost them the grand prize. The team made it to the object, but fell a few seconds short of victory. I think the brief amount of time they stopped to be with Kirk cost them the win. If the producers were trying to prevent a win and save some money, they succeeded here.


Absolutely. But here’s also the thing; you completely miss Josh heading the The Royal Rage Room. He just exits the Room of the Beloved and is in then Crystal Cenote within a matter of seconds. I think it was also some tricky editing done as well.
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Re: Legends is coming back!
« Reply #91 on: November 07, 2021, 09:55:24 PM »
Noticed that the "flashback" clips of Josh and Nick had the Nick GaS logo on them. Did the producers just grab the episodes off of Youtube or Dailymotion or something?

Also, quite the coincidence that the temple games matchup pitted the teams that Josh (Orange) and Nick (Blue) beat in the temple games in their original episodes.
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Re: Legends is coming back!
« Reply #92 on: November 09, 2021, 12:04:39 AM »
That's awesome that Nick and Josh returned to the show and even made it to the temple. I have this episode taped and will watch it tomorrow. Out of all the Nicks on the show (Great Seal, Melted Head, Annie Oakley, and Missing Weather Maps), I expected Great Seal nick to be the last one. From the tone of his interview, it sounded like he didn't have a good time. Or maybe he was just being a little dramatic.    :afro:

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« Reply #93 on: November 11, 2021, 12:32:54 PM »
So, I finally watched the entire Pearl Necklace of Rama episode. This is first episode of the Reboot that I've watched all the way through. My thoughts on the Reboot and every round of the episode are below. Overall, this was a pretty enjoyable episode and has motivated me to watch the previous episodes. I do have some complaints about the new format of the show which I will list below:

- Moat: Interesting decision to reduce the number of teams from 6 to 4 in the moat round. Not that it matters, since 2 teams ultimately make it to the temple games anyways. It does kind of suck not all 6 teams are present at once. I like how the moat in the Reboot involves a more extensive type of challenge instead of simply having two players trying to make it across without falling in. I always found the moat round in the original show to be uninteresting. I also like how teams receive an introduction, whereas in the OG it was just during the temple games. Although the constant cutting away to get the contestants' commentary might get annoying after watching the show for a while.

The moat round in this episode was pretty entertaining. The Orange Iguanas and Blue Barracudas were neck-and-neck. The Silver Snakes struggled pretty bad with trying to stay afloat. I liked the introduction for Nick and Josh and the flashback to the original show. Although they could've done better with the flashback instead of post a couple of Nick GAS screenshots.  :afro: Josh looks like the same in the face from his original episode, but I would've never guessed that was Nick. I guess not wearing his glasses makes him look like a different person. I wonder if they known each other for a long time? Maybe Nick was the one that got Josh interested in competing on the OG show?

- SOK: Not much has changed about this round. It looks like they are sticking with a cartoony artstyle for the stories. I do like how they kept the original chime for the SOK. Since this show is geared towards an older audience, they can get away with more violence in the legends. Orange Iguanas and Blue Barracudas pretty much dominated this round. LOL @ Nick frantically trying to step on the step markings in order to chime in.  :lol:

- Temple Games: I'm not a fan of this format of temple games. The teams are pretty much guaranteed to go to the temple with 2 Pendants. In the original show, the more Pendants that you earned meant the more likely you will be safe for all 3 guards. With this new format, the third temple guard is essentially worthless.

- Temple Run: I will admit that I had some major doubts about the temple, but the temple looks great so far. I like the objectives for all the new rooms featured in this episode. It will take some time to get use to them though. I also like how they brought back some old rooms like the Pit of Despair, Dark Forest, and of course the iconic Shrine. I also like the "just assemble the damn monkey" line by Olmec during the temple rundown. It made me chuckle.  :lol: The temple runner's contestant POV angle is a nice addition too. I do wish they kept the temple run theme from the original show.

As for the temple run in this episode, I agree with PP319 that Kirk was to blame for Josh and Nick losing. Was there a reason to interrupt the temple run for the Kirk cameo? They could've at least halted the clock while Nick and Josh were talking to Kirk. What if Nick and Josh never made it to the temple? How would they treat Kirk's cameo then? Although Nick wasting time in the Pit of Despair trying to open the door directly leading to the artifact did waste some time. You should know better, Nick.  :afro:

Overall, this was a good episode and it was nice seeing a couple of former contestant's return to the Reboot. I liked how Nick knows that he's famous among the fanbase for his jump out of the temple.  :lol: I hope they feature more former contestants in future episodes.
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Re: Legends is coming back!
« Reply #94 on: November 11, 2021, 11:45:19 PM »
So this episode I did enjoy. If I’m not mistaken this is the first time I think contestants from the original series had known each other even though they were in different seasons. It just felt destined that Nick & Josh were to go to the Temple.


The Kirk Fogg appearance was pretty special though even though it did cost a couple seconds that they might’ve needed. I do think Nick going for a direct path was more costly though. It never worked in the original series so did you really think it would work in the reboot? I will say the two were more excited about seeing Kirk for that short time than winning the $10k judging by the reactions in the interview. Also is it me or was Josh flirting too much with Cristella?


So I believe we are halfway through the season. I have mixed reception so far


What I like:
Mostly keeping the original format of the show
Olmec being voiced by Dee Bradley Baker still.
Moat and Steps of Knowledge round still pretty much the same
Temple design (this is my favorite part especially with a few homages including the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, Dark Forest, and the Pit of Despair. Also the gong in that mist room is the same from the old Moat (you can see it in the Temple Games as well)


What I do not like
The goddamn interviews, this is not a reality show.
4 teams instead of 6
The entire Temple Games and it’s format. Makes third guard useless.
The difficulty of the Temple (probably why a full minute was added). So far we’ve had one win, one artifact grab, and three fails.


Hopefully I can be impressed with the other five episodes. 



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Re: Legends is coming back!
« Reply #95 on: November 14, 2021, 09:13:27 PM »
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Yoooooo, they got played dirty in that Temple Run. 8 fucking rooms they had to go through. While they SOMEHOW made it to the artifact in time, they runner didn’t realize it and attempted the objective to the Steamy Hollows. To their defense, the artifact was on a shelf that was partially covered by leaves. The best way to describe this run was if “The Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible” and “The Golden Pepperoni of Catharine de' Medici“ had a love child.

Still, they made it through 8 rooms (Crystal Cenote, Rage Room, Beloved, Spider’s Lair, Pit, Queen’s Armory, Lost Treasure, Shrine) before making it to the Steamy Hollows where the treasure was.
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