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Title: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Silver Monkey on December 16, 2019, 12:12:22 PM
Merry (early) Christmas!

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“Legends of the Hidden Temple,” Nickelodeon’s classic adventure game show from the ’90s, is being revived at Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg’s upcoming mobile-only streaming service, the company shared on Monday morning.

The show, which was aimed at kid’s during its glory days, is now being revamped to appeal to adults. “Hidden Temple” will still preserve several of its trademark features from the original show, however, including the Moat Crossing, Olmec and the Temple Run.

Instead of being filmed at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida, Quibi is bringing the show to an undisclosed jungle location. The challenges and the prizes are both bigger this time around as well, according to Quibi.

“Bringing back ‘Legends’ for Quibi is a dream come true,” executive producer Scott A. Stone said in a statement. “I have been so lucky to be part of this defining millennial show, and now there is a defining millennial platform to go with it. I couldn’t be more excited.”

The show is being produced by Nickelodeon and Stone & Company Entertainment. “Hidden Temple” is executive produced by Stone, who was one of the original creators of the series, alongside David G. Stanley and Stephen R. Brown.

https://www.thewrap.com/nickelodeons-legends-of-the-hidden-temple-revived-at-quibi/ (https://www.thewrap.com/nickelodeons-legends-of-the-hidden-temple-revived-at-quibi/)
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 16, 2019, 02:55:33 PM
I came here just to post this. Talk about a nice early Christmas present! The "adult" and "jungle" parts are interesting. Hopefully it works. Maybe we can all compete on the show!  :D
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on December 16, 2019, 06:25:26 PM
Seeing the Legends reboot made me declare victory on my Change.org petition!
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on December 16, 2019, 07:40:41 PM
Seeing the Legends reboot made me declare victory on my Change.org petition!

Victory for you, victory for us all.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 16, 2019, 10:15:11 PM
I logged into comment about the same thing! I wonder what the age limit will be for the new show? Maybe John and Tia can return for a second chance.  :afro:
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on December 17, 2019, 09:56:44 AM
I had to verify it and it looks like this is really happening. Since it’s for adults hopefully one of us can go on and remembers everything about the 120 episodes (I’ll bet some people will still not remember how to properly assemble the Silver Monkey).
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on December 17, 2019, 10:00:51 AM
I logged into comment about the same thing! I wonder what the age limit will be for the new show? Maybe John and Tia can return for a second chance.  :afro:


I’d prevent those two from coming even 100 miles away from the Temple.  :P :roll:
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Silver Monkey on December 17, 2019, 08:27:39 PM
I logged into comment about the same thing! I wonder what the age limit will be for the new show? Maybe John and Tia can return for a second chance.  :afro:

And then promptly get escorted off the set by security.  :afro:
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on December 17, 2019, 08:44:37 PM
Two questions:

1. How many of you are hoping to have Kirk Fogg host the reboot?

2. Will I have the opportunity to compete?
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Viper on December 20, 2019, 08:51:20 PM
I’m hoping it’s not too different from the original! They can mess with everything but the temple. I need ladders and secret passages and rooms with silly objectives stacked on top of each other. I think I’m in the age range to be on the show so I’ll definitely be trying to get on it if I can find out how to apply.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on December 20, 2019, 09:15:15 PM
I’m hoping it’s not too different from the original! They can mess with everything but the temple. I need ladders and secret passages and rooms with silly objectives stacked on top of each other. I think I’m in the age range to be on the show so I’ll definitely be trying to get on it if I can find out how to apply.

TDE may not favor this idea, but I'm hoping Ioan Sebastian Tirlui could reprise his role as Zuma from the Legends of the Hidden Temple movie and host with Kirk Fogg and Olmec. I also wonder what legends will be told (hopefully there'll be artifacts that weren't played for in the original).
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 24, 2019, 10:39:36 AM
It would be awesome if Kirk Fogg came back to host Legends again, but I worry he might be too old for this revival. I worry he might not have the energy to do this. Hopefully I'm wrong, I'd love to see him host this.

Also, I hope contestants aren't required to have a sob story just to be eligible to be on the show. That's one thing I really don't like about most modern game shows and reality shows. If you don't have a story that makes people want to tear up, you won't get a chance on most shows. It's stupid. Hopefully it won't come to this, but I fear it will. If I do end up trying out to be on Legends and I find out I need a sob story, I'll have to remember to bring a Sobble (a Pokemon) with me, lol.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on December 31, 2019, 12:17:55 AM
It would be awesome if Kirk Fogg came back to host Legends again, but I worry he might be too old for this revival. I worry he might not have the energy to do this. Hopefully I'm wrong, I'd love to see him host this.

Also, I hope contestants aren't required to have a sob story just to be eligible to be on the show. That's one thing I really don't like about most modern game shows and reality shows. If you don't have a story that makes people want to tear up, you won't get a chance on most shows. It's stupid. Hopefully it won't come to this, but I fear it will. If I do end up trying out to be on Legends and I find out I need a sob story, I'll have to remember to bring a Sobble (a Pokemon) with me, lol.


This is the same bullshit that Deal or No Deal did. Recently Press Your Luck did that for the newer part of the show as well.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 02, 2020, 12:24:53 PM
It would be awesome if Kirk Fogg came back to host Legends again, but I worry he might be too old for this revival. I worry he might not have the energy to do this. Hopefully I'm wrong, I'd love to see him host this.

Also, I hope contestants aren't required to have a sob story just to be eligible to be on the show. That's one thing I really don't like about most modern game shows and reality shows. If you don't have a story that makes people want to tear up, you won't get a chance on most shows. It's stupid. Hopefully it won't come to this, but I fear it will. If I do end up trying out to be on Legends and I find out I need a sob story, I'll have to remember to bring a Sobble (a Pokemon) with me, lol.


This is the same bullshit that Deal or No Deal did. Recently Press Your Luck did that for the newer part of the show as well.

The sad part is that DonD didn't have that when it first started off. It was just the contestant and the game. No sad story to back the player up. I really hope Legends doesn't require a sob story like those shows.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 04, 2020, 01:43:23 AM
Is there any word yet on how to apply? I'd really love to have a chance to be on the show.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on January 04, 2020, 01:03:31 PM
Is there any word yet on how to apply? I'd really love to have a chance to be on the show.
Here you can apply to be a contestant. (https://www.stonetv.com/quibi-legends-of-the-hidden-temple)
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 04, 2020, 07:02:29 PM
"If you want us to considered you..."

After seeing that grammatical error, I'm a bit hesitant about applying now because I don't know how legit that sign-up is.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 04, 2020, 08:03:54 PM
"If you want us to considered you..."

After seeing that grammatical error, I'm a bit hesitant about applying now because I don't know how legit that sign-up is.


I think that might be a phony. Hope you didn’t enter your stuff
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 04, 2020, 11:26:22 PM
"If you want us to considered you..."

After seeing that grammatical error, I'm a bit hesitant about applying now because I don't know how legit that sign-up is.


I think that might be a phony. Hope you didn’t enter your stuff

I didn't. I'm holding off on signing up for anything.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 10, 2020, 10:52:10 PM
Looks like tryouts are coming soon:

https://twitter.com/Quibi/status/1237439098379329537
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on March 11, 2020, 02:44:38 AM
I saw that and shared it! :grin:
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on March 16, 2020, 06:32:26 AM
Here you can really apply to compete: https://legendscasting.com/
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 25, 2020, 01:29:11 PM
How would this work on Quibi if everything they have been promoting is like 10 minutes or less?
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on March 25, 2020, 02:31:46 PM
How would this work on Quibi if everything they have been promoting is like 10 minutes or less?

I'm sure each episode will be broken into three parts, just like the original.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on May 01, 2020, 07:38:46 PM
Here's some good news I gotta share with all of you: I finally have a female teammate! All I gotta do is fill out the application page.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on May 02, 2020, 08:53:42 PM
Here's some good news I gotta share with all of you: I finally have a female teammate! All I gotta do is fill out the application page.

That's nice and all, but I'm worried we won't be seeing Legends again any time soon because of the Coronavirus. :(
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on May 03, 2020, 08:14:21 AM
Here's some good news I gotta share with all of you: I finally have a female teammate! All I gotta do is fill out the application page.

That's nice and all, but I'm worried we won't be seeing Legends again any time soon because of the Coronavirus. :(

Production will be postponed?
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on May 03, 2020, 10:08:08 PM
Here's some good news I gotta share with all of you: I finally have a female teammate! All I gotta do is fill out the application page.

That's nice and all, but I'm worried we won't be seeing Legends again any time soon because of the Coronavirus. :(

Production will be postponed?
I don't know, but chances are it probably will, just like almost everything else because of this virus.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on May 08, 2020, 06:53:35 AM
Shortly ago I got a Twitter message from Doron Ofir Casting saying the person operating the account will get back to people during the first week of June. Therefore, production will be postponed.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Purple Parrot Fan on July 25, 2020, 07:49:19 PM
Shortly ago I got a Twitter message from Doron Ofir Casting saying the person operating the account will get back to people during the first week of June. Therefore, production will be postponed.

Now that we're at the end of July, did they get back to you?
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on July 25, 2020, 08:28:41 PM
They didn’t. I wish I’d get updates on the reboot.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Purple Parrot Fan on July 25, 2020, 10:20:59 PM
Honestly, I'm not surprised given that the pandemic is still going on.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on October 22, 2020, 04:10:34 PM
Since Quibi is failing, the reboot should maybe migrate to Netflix.

https://www.change.org/p/viacomcbs-migrate-the-legends-of-the-hidden-temple-reboot-to-netflix
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on December 06, 2020, 03:08:51 PM
All of you need to see this as well: https://www.deviantart.com/alecborden1014/art/Don-t-Cancel-the-LOTHT-Reboot-862410957 (https://www.deviantart.com/alecborden1014/art/Don-t-Cancel-the-LOTHT-Reboot-862410957)
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on December 16, 2020, 05:51:29 PM
Someone's with me on saving the promised reboot.
https://twitter.com/90sNickStudios/status/1339338095846551554 (https://twitter.com/90sNickStudios/status/1339338095846551554)
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Silver Monkey on May 11, 2021, 01:16:39 PM
The reboot's not dead! It has been picked up by the CW and will tape this summer:


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“Legends of the Hidden Temple” is headed back to the small screen, but not in its original kid-friendly format. The Nickelodeon competition adventure series from the 1990s is all grown up in the revival ordered Tuesday by the CW.

The original Nickelodeon series that aired from 1993-1995 was inspired by Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda” game and the “Indiana Jones” movie franchise. The new iteration is described as a supersized and reimagined adult version.

Per the logline, the “Legends of the Hidden Temple” remake, based on the game show created by David G. Stanley, Scott A. Stone and Stephen R. Brown, will preserve many of the Nickelodeon series’ iconic elements. These include “Olmec,” the giant talking Mayan head, the “Moat Crossings,” “The Steps of Knowledge,” the “Temple Run,” and all of the original team names like “Purple Parrots,” “Blue Barracudas,” “Orange Iguanas,” “Red Jaguars,” “Silver Snakes” and “Green Monkeys.” This time, the entire show is taken out of the safety of a studio setting into a “mysterious jungle” with tougher challenges and bigger prizes. Five teams begin the journey, but only one is “strong enough and smart enough” to enter the ominous Olmec’s Temple, avoid the Temple Guards, retrieve a lost treasure and return it to its rightful owner.

With “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” the CW is further amping up and diversifying its alternative programming slate, as well as its target audience. “Legends of the Hidden Temple” still holds a special place in the hearts of millennials who grew up watching the competition series, and it has since inspired a movie, mobile and board games, a popular Halloween costume and repeat episodes still air on occasion, even 30 years later.

“Legends of the Hidden Temple” is produced by Stone & Company Entertainment and Nickelodeon. The series is executive produced by Stone and Marcus Fox (“Paradise Run”).
https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/legends-hidden-temple-cw-nickelodeon-reboot-1234970639/
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 11, 2021, 02:55:52 PM
How about that! We are getting Legends after all!
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on May 11, 2021, 10:27:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dN4tBDmSTM
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on June 27, 2021, 10:09:59 AM
https://youtu.be/3P6O15MH_qw (https://youtu.be/3P6O15MH_qw)

Ioan Sebastian Tirlui better reprise his role as Zuma and Kirk Fogg better guest host. Read the description on YouTube and you’ll find my DeviantArt username.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on July 05, 2021, 08:31:37 PM
 https://twitter.com/alecb10141999/status/1412206626925383684?s=21 (https://twitter.com/alecb10141999/status/1412206626925383684?s=21)

Dee just has to.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on July 14, 2021, 04:19:19 PM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/cristela-alonzo-host-legends-hidden-temple-1234981898/amp/

With Cristela Alonzo hosting Legends of the Hidden Temple 2.0 instead of Kirk Fogg, do any of you think the reboot will suck and therefore won’t last?
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Toltendo on July 22, 2021, 05:08:45 AM
First off, I never thought I would come back here in many years and drizzle on the new reboot coming to The CW and NOT Quibi or whatever exclusive streaming service there is today.

Secondly, here's the apparently new host Cristela on '25 Words or Less'. She's not bad from what I'm seeing so far.

https://youtu.be/Uer09onJQZs
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on July 22, 2021, 10:18:31 PM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/cristela-alonzo-host-legends-hidden-temple-1234981898/amp/

With Cristela Alonzo hosting Legends of the Hidden Temple 2.0 instead of Kirk Fogg, do any of you think the reboot will suck and therefore won’t last?

Well, Dee is coming back, so Olmec will still be Olmec.

I’m on the fence with Cristela hosting. I do enjoy her, don’t get me wrong, just don’t know how she’ll be as a host until the show airs.

I’m just beyond happy that we’ll get another season at least.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 06, 2021, 10:09:19 PM
October 10th is approaching fast! I already have the show recorded in case I forget. I'm hoping it's good!
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on October 07, 2021, 09:50:26 PM
October 10th is approaching fast! I already have the show recorded in case I forget. I'm hoping it's good!

Also, would you like to see a "Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl" special next February like I do?
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on October 10, 2021, 08:13:39 PM
Sucks.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on October 10, 2021, 08:27:42 PM
Legends of the Hidden Temple 2.0 sucks? I haven’t yet seen the first episode. Is Kirk Fogg not guest hosting?
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Dark Enforcer on October 10, 2021, 08:28:48 PM
Legends of the Hidden Temple 2.0 sucks? I haven’t yet seen the first episode. Is Kirk Fogg not guest hosting?
I haven't seen Kirk at all yet.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on October 10, 2021, 09:02:02 PM
Everything about this show reeks of running out of money. I don't like that teams can't lose via Temple Guards, that the Temple seems to only have one correct path, the constant Survivor-like contestant interjections, and the new host seems less invested than Kirk, whom we all know wasn't great.

I like the new Temple room ideas, though.

The blatant Chime sponsorship really soured me more than anything else.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on October 10, 2021, 09:58:38 PM
Oh, this hurt, but it felt good at the same time.

I like The Moat being longer and having the multi part elements like in a Survivor immunity challenge. The Steps of Knowledge having the original sound effect was great. The Temple’s Rooms are kinda neat (I really love the Crypt of the Heartless idea and I worked a version of that into my Minecraft Legends that I’ve been working on), and the Shrine returning is obviously a win.

However, the Temple Games are cringe. The games on the original were better, and didn’t seem as cheaply made. The second game with throwing the knives at the boxes, you can clearly tell they’re cardboard boxes. The same goes for the plastic bottles in The Moat. The passageways in the Temple seemed to stick, and the Temple Guard’s door in the Shrine pissed me off (it looks just like the door that the guy had just walked through). 11 rooms and they had to enter nearly all of them. The fact that you get 2 Pendants no matter what is awful. If you win the question, you should get a Half Pendant. There’s more, but I wanna rewatch to get the full effect.


In all, I’ll give it a pass ATM, but they have a lot to work on.


Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Purple Parrot Fan on October 10, 2021, 10:38:38 PM
There were some things I liked about the reboot, but there were other things that I thought weren't as good as the original.

I liked how the reboot started off with the Purple Parrots going to the temple given how they went there the least amount of times in the original.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 10, 2021, 10:46:25 PM
I wouldn't say the reboot sucks. It's only one episode in and I did like some things about it. However, I will say I found the first episode to be underwhelming. I'll start with the negatives.

-As TMH said, I'm not a fan of those contestant interjections. They felt like pace breakers more than anything else. While it's nice to learn more about the contestants, Legends in the past worked really well without the interjections similar to what a lot of reality shows have. These interjections result in episodes being an hour long. I honestly preferred it when Legends was half an hour. It made the episodes more digestible if you get what I mean.

-Each episode will only have four teams of two competing. This first episode saw the exclusion of the Orange Iguanas and the Silver Snakes. However, judging by the second episode promo at the end of this episode, it looks like the Silver Snakes will appear. I wish it stayed at six teams, but that's just my personal preference. This really wasn't too big of a con in my opinion.

-New host Cristela Alonzo's first performance was underwhelming. Echoing what TMH said, she didn't seem that invested, which isn't good at all. I know Kirk took a while to get things going and obviously Cristela could get it going at some point too, but her first episode wasn't all that impressive.

-The way the show told the story with the cartoony looking images looked.....cheesy? I think that's the right word to describe it? I wasn't too big on that. I thought it looked silly. Maybe that's a better word to describe it. I wasn't a fan of that.

-Another thing I didn't like is the fact that temple runs can no longer end via temple guard capture. Yep, another thing that TMH mentioned as being a negative. It was fun watching teams go through the temple and wondering if they would make it to the artifact or get caught by the third temple guard if the team had one or one and a half pendant of life. Now teams are guaranteed to enter the temple with two pendants due to how the temple games work (two games, one pendant earned for each one and if the teams split the games, a tiebreaker determines the winner and it nets them a second pendant). Obviously it would suck if a run ends in capture super early like in Elizabeth I's Golden Ship, but early ends were rare anyway and usually it was the team's fault for letting it happen (*cough* Harriet Tubman run *cough*). I feel like doing it this way with team's being guaranteed two pendants for the temple run kind of ruins the tension, especially when it looks like there's only one set path the team can take to get to the item.

-Did we really need the Chime sponsorship? We already get plenty of those ads on YouTube, so seeing them again here left me feeling annoyed.

Now the positives. I'll just sum it up with this sentence: even though things look different, it's still Legends of the Hidden Temple.

+The Moat was a little different, but it still felt like the moat if you catch my drift. It involved doing multiple things before ringing the gong. The first three teams to succeed move on, the last team is eliminated.

+The Steps of Knowledge are pretty much unchanged and that's fine. No complaints here other than the aforementioned silly looking imagery used to tell the story.

+The Temple Games were fun to watch. It's only two games this time around, but I still found it to be entertaining. Each game was team based and they both had multiple objectives that had to be completed before hitting the button on the gong pedestal. The second game had one team play the game while the other team stood back and watched to see how fast they could complete it. If the second team isn't able to beat the first team's time, then a pendant is awarded to the first team. I thought the temple games were good. I like it.

+The temple has been revamped with some new rooms and I think they're good. Rooms like The Dark Forest, Spider's Lair, and the ever popular Shrine of the Silver Monkey are back, but the new rooms work rather well. I forgot the names already, but one room had the temple runner reach through three skeleton bodies to find a beating heart which must be inserted into a slot to open the door. Another room requires the runner to pull sticks out of a cylinder which drops objects onto the ground. One of them is a jade token and the player must find it and insert it into a slot to advance. Another room has the player finding articles of clothes to put onto a queen mannequin and once all of them are on, the next room opens. I like that the show is trying new things with the rooms and I thought they were good.

+Dee Bradley Baker back as the voice of Olmec! Of course this is a positive.

There are a couple of things I'm indifferent about. One is the lack of Kirk Fogg. I would've loved to see him make an appearance, even if it meant him being a cameo. However, I'm not gonna lose sleep over this. Also, temple runs are now 4 minutes instead of the previous three. I don't know how to feel about that yet, so I'll hold off on judgment here for now.

All in all, not bad. However, it wasn't that impressive. I feel like the cons outweigh the pros, which is a shame. Still, it is the first episode, so things could always improve. At least I hope.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 10, 2021, 10:49:40 PM
Oh yeah, I gotta give a shout-out to the Purple Parrots for making it to the temple on the first episode of the reboot! That put a smile on my face. :)

Too bad they didn't even reach the item in the temple run. They almost had to go through every room, which was brutal, even with the increase in the time limit. The life as a Purple Parrot fan can still be a tough one. :(

Edit: Also, another episode where the item was in the Dark Forest, another episode where it wasn't acquired. We may never see an item be obtained in that room. XD
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on October 10, 2021, 11:53:22 PM
Yeah… I don’t think this is going to last another season let alone three. Way too much like a reality show. Which is a shame because it could’ve done well. I feel like it’s trying way too hard to be like other shows. It did keep some of the charm of the old show from the 90’s but it’s going to take some time for me to get used to it. The two pendant thing should be changed because now there is no point in having three temple guards, heck they are better with having no pendants and one guard at that point.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on October 11, 2021, 09:28:24 AM
The two pendant thing should be changed because now there is no point in having three temple guards, heck they are better with having no pendants and one guard at that point.

That’s what I’m saying. If they split the 2 games, then whoever wins the tiebreaker question get a half pendant and the other half in hidden in the Temple.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Purple Parrot Fan on October 11, 2021, 10:09:06 AM
Yeah… I don’t think this is going to last another season let alone three.

CW doesn't often cancel shows after a single season.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Purple Parrot Fan on October 11, 2021, 11:17:58 AM
Yeah… I don’t think this is going to last another season let alone three.

CW doesn't often cancel shows after a single season.

In addition, I believe the first season of the original show didn't get good reviews, yet Nickelodeon still gave it another chance.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 11, 2021, 10:56:00 PM
A couple of things I forgot to mention.

1. The prizes are different here. I forget what the prize was for the team that lost in the temple games (I think it was a good prize), but the losing team in the moat got to keep their team shirt as their prize and the losing team at the steps got some Legends based memorabilia. $2,500 is the prize for getting to the temple, $10,000 for grabbing the item, and $25,000 for bringing it out of the temple in time. Long gone are the days of winning a stupid CD-I Player.

2. The commercials were total pace breakers. There was one in between temple games and one after the second temple guard encounter. The timing with those commercials was really annoying.

3. I didn't think the close-ups of the temple guards once they appeared were necessary.

4. I didn't find the music in this version to be memorable or remarkable.

Also, the ratings for this episode were.....bad. Source: https://www.spoilertv.com/2021/10/tv-ratings-for-sunday-10th-october-2021.html

282k viewers and a 0.1 18-49 rating. Yikes. I really hope this show gets a second season, but with ratings like that, it might not happen. :(
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on October 11, 2021, 11:39:34 PM
A couple of things I forgot to mention.

1. The prizes are different here. I forget what the prize was for the team that lost in the temple games (I think it was a good prize), but the losing team in the moat got to keep their team shirt as their prize and the losing team at the steps got some Legends based memorabilia. $2,500 is the prize for getting to the temple, $10,000 for grabbing the item, and $25,000 for bringing it out of the temple in time. Long gone are the days of winning a stupid CD-I Player.

2. The commercials were total pace breakers. There was one in between temple games and one after the second temple guard encounter. The timing with those commercials was really annoying.

3. I didn't think the close-ups of the temple guards once they appeared were necessary.

4. I didn't find the music in this version to be memorable or remarkable.

Also, the ratings for this episode were.....bad. Source: https://www.spoilertv.com/2021/10/tv-ratings-for-sunday-10th-october-2021.html

282k viewers and a 0.1 18-49 rating. Yikes. I really hope this show gets a second season, but with ratings like that, it might not happen. :(

From what you’ve said, I was thinking I could start a “Had Legends of the Hidden Temple 2.0 Been Done Right” fanfic series. That will include the LOTHT at Super Bowl special that I wish for.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 11, 2021, 11:43:01 PM
October 10th is approaching fast! I already have the show recorded in case I forget. I'm hoping it's good!

Also, would you like to see a "Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl" special next February like I do?

Forgot to answer this. Meant to do that earlier.

Would I like to see that? Sure. Will it happen? Realistically, it's most likely not gonna happen.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on October 11, 2021, 11:45:16 PM
October 10th is approaching fast! I already have the show recorded in case I forget. I'm hoping it's good!

Also, would you like to see a "Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl" special next February like I do?

Forgot to answer this. Meant to do that earlier.

Would I like to see that? Sure. Will it happen? Realistically, it's most likely not gonna happen.

Remember we got a “Double Dare at Super Bowl” special? Why don’t you think the “Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl” special will happen next February? Could it happen in February of 2023?
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 12, 2021, 12:11:04 AM
October 10th is approaching fast! I already have the show recorded in case I forget. I'm hoping it's good!

Also, would you like to see a "Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl" special next February like I do?

Forgot to answer this. Meant to do that earlier.

Would I like to see that? Sure. Will it happen? Realistically, it's most likely not gonna happen.

Remember we got a “Double Dare at Super Bowl” special? Why don’t you think the “Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl” special will happen next February? Could it happen in February of 2023?

I don't remember a Double Dare at Super Bowl special happening. Unless it did and I just haven't paid attention.

I guess you can say I'm pessimistic and I don't have much faith in the NFL to do this for Legends.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on October 13, 2021, 01:01:02 PM
October 10th is approaching fast! I already have the show recorded in case I forget. I'm hoping it's good!

Also, would you like to see a "Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl" special next February like I do?

Forgot to answer this. Meant to do that earlier.

Would I like to see that? Sure. Will it happen? Realistically, it's most likely not gonna happen.

Remember we got a “Double Dare at Super Bowl” special? Why don’t you think the “Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl” special will happen next February? Could it happen in February of 2023?

I don't remember a Double Dare at Super Bowl special happening. Unless it did and I just haven't paid attention.

I guess you can say I'm pessimistic and I don't have much faith in the NFL to do this for Legends.

Yeah, NFL and Double Dare did a special last February. All I remember was that the course was like 10 obstacles and 90 seconds and each team ran it individually, both team beat it, and the show decided to give both teams $10,000 for their charities.

I would love to see Legends at the Super Bowl, but unfortunately I don’t think that’ll happen unless they do a Super Bowl special episode featuring players playing for charity.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 13, 2021, 08:22:11 PM
October 10th is approaching fast! I already have the show recorded in case I forget. I'm hoping it's good!

Also, would you like to see a "Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl" special next February like I do?

Forgot to answer this. Meant to do that earlier.

Would I like to see that? Sure. Will it happen? Realistically, it's most likely not gonna happen.

Remember we got a “Double Dare at Super Bowl” special? Why don’t you think the “Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl” special will happen next February? Could it happen in February of 2023?

I don't remember a Double Dare at Super Bowl special happening. Unless it did and I just haven't paid attention.

I guess you can say I'm pessimistic and I don't have much faith in the NFL to do this for Legends.

Yeah, NFL and Double Dare did a special last February. All I remember was that the course was like 10 obstacles and 90 seconds and each team ran it individually, both team beat it, and the show decided to give both teams $10,000 for their charities.

I would love to see Legends at the Super Bowl, but unfortunately I don’t think that’ll happen unless they do a Super Bowl special episode featuring players playing for charity.

I must be really behind on the times then. :lol:
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on October 14, 2021, 10:46:14 AM
So, I rewatched the episode a few more times to fully grasp what I saw.

And in all honesty, it’s pretty good.

There are a few flaws like going to the Temple with 2 Pendants no matter what, the layout style where only certain doors open (also the Temple Guard’s door in the Shrine being the same as a regular door kinda ticks me off), the Temple Games set up looking mildly cheap (the second game’s set up with the cardboard boxes is my main gripe, as well as the plastic bottles from the Moat, but I can kinda overlook that one), Cristela isn’t bad as host, but their were probably better picks than her.

I do love the room ideas with the exception of the names. Don’t care for the names of the Royal Rage Room (don’t know why) and the Room of the Beloved (don’t get why they named it that when Beheaded fits better with the challenge of the room). There’s also what looks to be another room that did not have any mention, buts it’s clearly marked on the diagram map (above The Queen’s Armory), with a ladder clearly connected to it, unless it’s a passageway from the Shrine and wrap around to it (like the stairs from The Observatory to either The Pit or Kings Storeroom area).

The Moat I do enjoy that it’s more complex than it was with more challenges. The Steps remaining the same, with the sound effect. LOVE the emerald color of the pendants (same original design on them as well).

Don’t know if it was noticed, but the time out sound effect is an updated version of the Dark Forest door sound effect from season 2.


In all, I’d give it a B-. If they rework a few items, rework the Temple just a bit, and possibly bring back the Temple Run music, then I’ll jump it to a solid A.

Also, and I’ll say it again, screw the “First team to 2 Pendants wins” rule. If you win the Temple Game flat out, then 2 pendants are yours. If you go to the tiebreaker, then you receive a half pendant and the other is in the Temple. I wouldn’t even care if Olmec says “Enter The Crypt of the Heartless. Reach into the rotten corpses and find the beating heart. Place the bloody organ in the chamber, and watch out for the half pendant on top of the chamber…” or even tells you where else it could possibly be.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: NikoMetsPlus on October 16, 2021, 06:51:09 PM
Yeah, I have some thoughts as well:

Here are some pros and cons, as I see them, from each aspect of the show:

MOAT:

Obviously this was a more fitting version of the moat, and I like the multi-step element of it. The cut-ins to the player interviews is very annoying, especially since most of it is just corny-jokes / fake drama real housewives-style. One real issue I have with the show is that it isn't "in real time" like the original was. You really felt like they were running right from the Moat to the Steps in the original version. Here... anything but.

The props are a bit cheap.... plastic smoothie style cups for the poison? Really? Also, the moat music is just plain bland, and not catchy at all. One thing I do like is including the legend into the moat, that's smart.


STEPS:

Probably the most faithful aspect of the show, despite only having three chimes. Again, why can't we have the original music, or some spruced up version of it??? We have the original chime, etc. The Guatemala question was actually interesting, and the Legend has some factual basis.

GAMES:

I quite liked the games themselves. Like the moat, they were far more dimensional, but lacked the "real time" excitement that the original brought. There was a ton of editing in the first game to make it look like that Red Jaguars were closer to finishing their Ice Bath pyramid than they actually were... That never happened in the original. The tiebreak format is absurd... whoever decided that death by guard was a bad idea, should really re-evaluate that decision.

TEMPLE:

Calling it the "Temple Run" really annoyed me. No one ever referred to it as that in the original. Another example of not using an iconic track. As I mentioned previously, there's absolutely no tension with the third guard. I can just see no solo runs in this game, given the forced route. That being said, there's some fun in this layout, with some good rooms. I had absolutely no idea which way they player should turn or what route they should take, probably because I'm so used to the old layout.  That's probably what those confused contestants were feeling in the original! That being said, I prefer a more horizontal temple, versus this condensed & stacked one.

OTHER THOUGHTS

Hosting was fine.

Set was pretty good.

Ultimately though, unlike seeing a young child chop her feet over her partner retrieving a Scabbard, and sending them to some cheesy destination that means the world to them (and ultimately, winning a game), I'm watching adults compete for $25K. Not nearly as fun.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Kirk Fogg's Angel on October 17, 2021, 09:22:26 AM
The only thing that I wish the new version had was the original host.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on October 17, 2021, 09:10:50 PM
Mild spoiler; read at your own risk..









The damn room door that leads from The Room of the Beloved to The Shrine also hid the damn Temple Guard. Also the door from The Shrine to the new room (already forgot the name) also held the Guard last week. Ugh, I absolutely hate that
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 17, 2021, 10:33:53 PM
Spoiler below, read at your own risk:









Well that temple run kind of sucked. The first runner (Blue Barracudas made it to the temple by the way) wasted way too much time in the Royal Rage Room or whatever it's called. She struggled mightily to break the pots. Either she wasn't strong enough or those are some really tough pots to break. Her poor partner didn't have a chance once she got caught by the second guard.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 18, 2021, 08:08:23 PM
A random thought popped up in my head while I was at work today:

What would happen in this reboot if in the temple, a contestant drops a piece of the Silver Monkey into the room below (just like in the Montezuma and Henry Hudson episodes)? The Dark Forest isn't directly below it now and even then, this Dark Forest doesn't have trees with temple spirits in them.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on October 18, 2021, 08:35:37 PM
A random thought popped up in my head while I was at work today:

What would happen in this reboot if in the temple, a contestant drops a piece of the Silver Monkey into the room below (just like in the Montezuma and Henry Hudson episodes)? The Dark Forest isn't directly below it now and even then, this Dark Forest doesn't have trees with temple spirits in them.

Don’t really see it happening since the pedestal is farther away from the barricade/door, but that would be interesting to see what they’d do
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Dark Enforcer on October 18, 2021, 09:41:03 PM
You can see what the subject of the next episode will be by visiting the Legends of the Hidden Temple streaming page on the CW's website.

Next week's legend: The Ilocano Legend of Lam-Ang.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on October 24, 2021, 10:31:36 PM
Small spoiler alert. Read at own risk;








Got home JUST after it ended and just watched the recording, and it was a throughly enjoyable episode. Also, Olmec described EVERY. SINGLE. ROOM. Not just the route they have to take.

Won’t give all spoilers out, but the Stone Wall in the Dark Forest is back as well.


I’m starting to see hope with the revival after tonight.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 24, 2021, 11:02:24 PM
Spoilers below, read at your own risk:



















FIRST TEMPLE WIN OF THE REBOOT!!! It was a solo win too! I honestly didn't think this would be a win because the first runner struggled with the Room of the Heartless (I think that's what it's called). She even got met by a temple guard that was hiding behind the locked door after the objective was finally complete, similar to that of the Chamber of the Sacred Markers. It was early on in the run when that happened, so I thought she would eventually get caught by a second guard at some point. However, in the Pit of Despair, she chose to go right, into the Spider's Lair where she then entered the Room of the Lost Treasure (again, I'm not sure if that room name is correct; I'll get these names figured out eventually, lol). She was slow with this one too, but once she was done, she entered the Shrine of the Silver Monkey and I was fully expecting a second temple guard here. However, it didn't happen. She assembled the statue easily, entered the Room of the Beloved (I think that's it) where the Talking Rooster (yes, really) was at, and won with plenty of time to spare.

I'd say the Red Jaguars got lucky here. I really do believe this temple run had an alternate path because those other two temple guards had to be somewhere. So maybe this reboot's temple runs aren't always set to be one path after all? If that's the case, then I'll say that I'm glad. Multiple pathways in the temple are a good thing in my opinion. The more options, the better. That being said, let's just hope these teams avoid pulling an Electrified Key by taking the longest route possible.




















End spoiler. Putting this here so that it's harder for people to read what was said above if anyone chooses to do a quick reply.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on October 31, 2021, 09:15:40 PM
Spoiler below, read at your own risk:


















All those kids who struggled in the past to put the Silver Monkey together? You can feel a little better now after seeing tonight's attempt. That was awful. I think that guy took over a minute because the belly was on wrong. He pulled a Larry from Mysterious Manuscript. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Dark Enforcer on October 31, 2021, 11:14:01 PM
Spoiler Warning:








All those kids who struggled in the past to put the Silver Monkey together? You can feel a little better now after seeing tonight's attempt. That was awful. I think that guy took over a minute because the belly was on wrong. He pulled a Larry from Mysterious Manuscript. :roll:

Yeah, Tyler really shat the bed on that one.

Won’t give all spoilers out, but the Stone Wall in the Dark Forest is back as well.

And it was broken down for the first time in the reboot tonight. Nice premonition TF322!


I also liked that there was a guard in the Dark Forest as well, but am disappointed that it wasn't able to be concealed in a tree.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on November 01, 2021, 08:38:03 PM
About what happened in last night's temple run. It's kind of bothering me. Spoiler below:





















In the Nick version, whenever a contestant struggled to put the monkey together, Kirk Fogg would usually speak into his microphone to help them out and the contestant could easily hear him. In the CW version, Cristela Alonzo really isn't loud whenever a contestant is struggling with the monkey, as was the case with last night's episode. She wasn't loud at all and the guy couldn't hear her. I think it would've helped the guy out big time if he could hear her better. That doesn't excuse the poor attempt (seriously, you can walk in front of the monkey pedestal in this version to get a better look, as Tyler did last night), but I really think this version doesn't do a good enough job at having the host (and the second runner for that matter) be loud enough for the temple runner to hear if they're struggling in the temple. Maybe if Cristela had a mic like Kirk did, this wouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on November 02, 2021, 12:06:06 PM
Do any of you think that the airing order for Legends of the Hidden Temple 2.0 is different from the production order? We know that's true for the original series. I have a feeling that the producers want the first six episodes to have all six teams running through Olmec's temple. Which team do you predict will make it to the temple in next Sunday's episode: the Orange Iguanas or the Silver Snakes?
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on November 03, 2021, 04:39:46 PM
Who cares about that shit?

Kirk's coming back. (http://attractionsmagazine.com/exclusive-original-host-kirk-fogg-returns-legends-of-the-hidden-temple-reboot/)
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on November 03, 2021, 05:00:52 PM
Who cares about that shit?

Kirk's coming back. (http://attractionsmagazine.com/exclusive-original-host-kirk-fogg-returns-legends-of-the-hidden-temple-reboot/)

I saw that. He has to also guest host in the "Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl" special that I wish for.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Silver Monkey on November 03, 2021, 06:54:57 PM
Who cares about that shit?

Kirk's coming back. (http://attractionsmagazine.com/exclusive-original-host-kirk-fogg-returns-legends-of-the-hidden-temple-reboot/)

Let's not ignore this detail, too  :shock: :

Quote
Fogg’s appearance on Sunday will also mark another reunion, as this week’s episode will feature contestants who first appeared on the original ’90s Nickelodeon version of the show.

Obviously no idea who, but it'll certainly be neat seeing some OG contestants again (and hopefully they limited it to only those who made it to the temple).
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Red Jaguars on November 03, 2021, 10:09:26 PM
Who cares about that shit?

Kirk's coming back. (http://attractionsmagazine.com/exclusive-original-host-kirk-fogg-returns-legends-of-the-hidden-temple-reboot/)

Let's not ignore this detail, too  :shock: :

Quote
Fogg’s appearance on Sunday will also mark another reunion, as this week’s episode will feature contestants who first appeared on the original ’90s Nickelodeon version of the show.

Obviously no idea who, but it'll certainly be neat seeing some OG contestants again (and hopefully they limited it to only those who made it to the temple).

Wow, that's awesome! I really haven't had a chance yet to watch the 2021 version yet, but I will definitely watch the Sunday episode to see who the former contestant will be along with Kirk Fogg's return. I know there was a winning team from the David Ruprecht era of Supermarket Sweep that returned to compete on the Leslie Jones version of Supermarket Sweep last year.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on November 04, 2021, 12:57:18 AM
Watch one of the returning teams be John and Tia. :P

I'm happy to see that Kirk Fogg is making an appearance this Sunday and I'm also looking forward to seeing former contestants again, even if they didn't make it to the temple or if they made it to the temple and did poorly. Hopefully we get to see a flashback or two of each team or player from the Nick version.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Kirk Fogg's Angel on November 04, 2021, 08:45:41 AM
This Sunday's episode will have Josh and Nick from the original series returning. Not sure which Josh and Nick as there was more than one Josh and more than one Nick on the show.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: Legends Explorer Alec on November 04, 2021, 11:09:40 AM
This Sunday's episode will have Josh and Nick from the original series returning. Not sure which Josh and Nick as there was more than one Josh and more than one Nick on the show.

If Nick's last name is Borey, what's Joshua's last name? There was a Joshua in Season 1 whose last name is Shullener.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Silver Monkey on November 04, 2021, 12:28:22 PM
This Sunday's episode will have Josh and Nick from the original series returning. Not sure which Josh and Nick as there was more than one Josh and more than one Nick on the show.

Your possibilities (provided they limited it to only those who made it to the temple):

Josh: Cracked Crown of the Spanish King, Imperial Purple Robe of Empress Theodora, Mummified Hand of the Egyptian King
Nick: Henry VIII's Great Seal, Leopard Skin Cloak of Annie Oakley, Missing Weather Maps of Charles Lindbergh, Melted Head of Madame Tussaud
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on November 07, 2021, 05:25:40 PM
This Sunday's episode will have Josh and Nick from the original series returning. Not sure which Josh and Nick as there was more than one Josh and more than one Nick on the show.

If Nick's last name is Borey, what's Joshua's last name? There was a Joshua in Season 1 whose last name is Shullener.

Not sure, but I’m certain that Nick is the Silver Snake from “Henry the VIII’s Great Seal” and Josh is from “Imperial Purple Robe”. I’m in a Legends group on Facebook and someone put a video from the show both contestants mentioned their time on the 90’s version
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Silver Monkey on November 07, 2021, 08:03:36 PM
This Sunday's episode will have Josh and Nick from the original series returning. Not sure which Josh and Nick as there was more than one Josh and more than one Nick on the show.

If Nick's last name is Borey, what's Joshua's last name? There was a Joshua in Season 1 whose last name is Shullener.

Not sure, but I’m certain that Nick is the Silver Snake from “Henry the VIII’s Great Seal” and Josh is from “Imperial Purple Robe”. I’m in a Legends group on Facebook and someone put a video from the show both contestants mentioned their time on the 90’s version

And Henry VIII Nick/Empress Theodora Josh confirmed.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on November 07, 2021, 08:29:03 PM
This Sunday's episode will have Josh and Nick from the original series returning. Not sure which Josh and Nick as there was more than one Josh and more than one Nick on the show.

If Nick's last name is Borey, what's Joshua's last name? There was a Joshua in Season 1 whose last name is Shullener.

Not sure, but I’m certain that Nick is the Silver Snake from “Henry the VIII’s Great Seal” and Josh is from “Imperial Purple Robe”. I’m in a Legends group on Facebook and someone put a video from the show both contestants mentioned their time on the 90’s version

And Henry VIII Nick/Empress Theodora Josh confirmed.


😁👍👍👍
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on November 07, 2021, 09:08:36 PM
Spoilers below. You know the drill...

















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.

Edit: Just wanted to throw it out there that I was happy to see Kirk again. It's just that I wish his role in this episode was better.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 on November 07, 2021, 09:14:35 PM
Again, spoilers;






Spoilers below. You know the drill...















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.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Silver Monkey 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.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Red Jaguars 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:
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: The Red Jaguars 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.
Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 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. 

Title: Re: Legends is coming back!
Post by: TempleFan322 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.