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The Heart Room / Conversing with Cameramen
« on: October 24, 2007, 05:38:46 PM »
In the Jewel Scabbard of Sforza, I swear that the girl (I can't believe I'm blanking on the name!) asks the cameraman something when she's in the Crypt. I believe there's another episode where the temple guard audibly tells a contestant to move on, but I can't remember which one. Has anyone notice anything like this?

The Dark Forest / What do you think of the semi-new Nick @ Nite lineup?
« on: October 19, 2007, 09:09:19 AM »
Personally, I am enjoying Home Improvement and George Lopez, what do y'all think?

The Pit / Common Answer
« on: October 19, 2007, 09:00:53 AM »
It's about time we have a new game on here. I got the idea from another webisite but I've changed the rules slightly for it to work on the forum. Ok, here are the rules:

I'll give a question (short answer or multiple choice) and you're job is to give a response that you think everyone will choose. You will get as many points as there were people who responded the same as you. So if five people give the same response, they will each get five points. The person who has the most points after five rounds wins.

Don't try to research the answer because you're  supposed to go by what you think everyone else will choose. Also, of course, no discussing the questions before the results are posted. This topic is only to be used to post results and disuss the result.

P.M your answer as soon as posible with your answer and user name as the subject.

First, I'll give everyone a couple of days to sign up- just do that by posting your username here. Also, please ask any questions about the rules if you have any.

The Pit / Legends of the Hidden Temple Definition
« on: October 18, 2007, 12:05:32 PM »
I had to write a one to two page definition of my choice (mine came out to five). Of course, I chose Legends! Enjoy!

Legends of the Hidden the Hidden Temple was a live-action children?s game show that aired on Nickelodeon from 1993 to1995. The host of the game show was Kirk Fogg and was accompanied by a large animatronic talking stone-head named Olmec. Olmec was voiced by Dee Baker. The set was indoors and featured a large ancient jungle that contained a pool of water (The Moat), a set of steps with markings on them (The Steps of Knowledge), a large field (used to play The Temple Games), and a huge multi-storied labyrinth (The Hidden Temple). The show lasted for three years and in all, produced 120 episodes. Although the show stopped filming over twelve years ago, the Nickelodeon Games and Sports channel still airs Legends of the Hidden Temple among other Nickelodeon game shows.

The game featured six teams: the Red Jaguars, the Blue Barracudas, the Green Monkeys, the Orange Iguanas, the Purple Parrots, and the Sliver Snakes. A team consisted of two children, a boy and a girl, who were usually between the ages of ten and fourteen. Each episode was based around a certain artifact and the person or place involved with it. The legend could be about a true historical figure such as Harriet Tubman, a mythological figure such as Icarus, or rarely, a special location such as the Alhambra. Using these examples, the full legend titles would be: The Walking Stick of Harriet Tubman, The Broken Wing of Icarus, and The Keys to the Alhambra. Each team was competing for a chance to enter The Hidden Temple and retrieve the artifact that was hidden in one of twelve temple rooms. The game began with a prerecorded introduction, followed by the host, Kirk Fogg, entering the arena and welcoming the viewers. Next, he asked Olmec, the talking stone-head, what the legend of the day was. He concluded his introduction by introducing the teams by simply calling out their team name and asking Olmec if he was ready. This question was humorously answered usually with ?This rock is ready to roll!?
All six teams competed in the first round called the Moat. The Moat was a pool of water the teams had to cross. After both contestants crossed, they would have to ring a gong (which was a pedestal with a button on top). There were many different ways the contestants crossed, but most challenges required strength (such as hanging on to one rope and pulling themselves across) or balance (such as jumping onto unsteady floating ?icebergs.? Usually if a team member touched the water, they would be sent back to the start. Most moat crossings required the team members to cross one at a time, but some relied on team work. The first four teams to ring their gongs were sent to the next round; the two who didn?t make it were sent home with a consolation prize.

The second round was the Steps of Knowledge. Here, contestants would have to listen to the legend and answer questions about it. Kirk gave a quick introduction then Olmec would recite the legend while the four remaining who were standing on the top step listened to it. The very detailed recitation lasted about a minute. After Olmec was finished, Kirk would ask him where inside the temple the artifact was located. Olmec would give his response, and the questions would begin. Olmec would read a question with three answer choices. At any time during a question, a team member could buzz in by stomping on an ?ancient marking? on the floor. The step would light up and make a sound and then the team who buzzed in would have three seconds to come up with their answer. If they were correct, they would move down to the next step, but if they were wrong or ran out of time, the other teams would have a chance to answer. The first few questions were fairly obvious because they asked about the major points of the legend. As the round continued, the questions got more and more obscure. Sometimes, a question would be asked that wasn?t told in the legend but instead be about other historical people at the time or the geographical location of the legend. Such questions were found at the end of the round. The first two teams to make it to the bottom step (3 correct answers) would move on to the next round. The other two teams would be sent home with consolation prizes.

The third round was the Temple Games. Here, the two remaining teams would vie in three physical challenges to win ?Pendants of Life.? Kirk would introduce the round and interview the 4 remaining contestants. This interview consisted of asking the team members names and interests. After the interview, Kirk would send the teams off to get set up for the games. The first two games pitted one kid from each team against one another, and the third temple game had both kids from each team against each other. Over the three seasons, there were countless games. The goal was usually either to collect as many items as possible while repeating the same task over again or getting the highest score. Most season one episodes contained games that had contestants climbing up slippery ramps with bungee cords attached to them and climbing walls or shafts to retrieve items. In the second and third seasons, the temple games were much more varied and are too detailed to describe here. Almost every game had a 60 second time limit, but a few games were untimed. The first two games were worth a half Pendant of Life each and the final, team game was worth a full pendant. A few episodes had ties, and when one happened, the ?Tiebreaker Pedestal? was brought out. To break the tie, a final question about the legend was read and the first team to buzz-in and give the correct answer would move on to the temple. As usual, the team who lost would be sent home a consolation prize.

The final round had the winning team taking their earned pendants (1, 1 ?, or 2) and entering Olmec?s Temple to going after the artifact hidden in the room told by Olmec during the temple games. Kirk would give an introduction that was the same for each episode:Welcome back to Legends! The (team name) have proven themselves worthy to enter Olmec?s temple and Olmec will give them some valuable information how they can retrieve (artifacts name).

Olmec would then begin his detailed description of the temple which included how to complete each room?s objective. The temple consisted of twelve rooms in a six rooms long and two rooms high layout. The exceptions were the center of the temple which was three rooms high and room to the right of it was always a one room sort of pit. When Olmec finished his description, either Kirk (season 1) or Olmec (seasons 2 and 3) would give the rules of the temple. The team could choose who went first and he first contestant to enter was given a full pendant, and the second to enter was given whatever was left over (0, ?, or 1 pendants). These pendants were for the three temple guards that were hidden in three different rooms. If the first contestant was caught, he would give up his only pendant. If he was caught a second time, he would be taken out of the temple then the second team member would enter. If she had a full pendant, the third temple guard would be of no worry, but if she entered with only a half-pendant or none at all, then the appearance of the third temple guard would end the run. In the half-pendant case, the other half would be hidden in the temple, and would give a full life if found. Nearly every run had the first contestant being taken out by two temple guards, but a few times the first contestant would make it to the artifact solo. On top of the temple guards, there was a extremely short time limit- the team would have only three minutes to get to the artifact and bring it back out of the temple. After Kirk gave an ?On your mark, get set, go!? the first contestant would race into the temple. The entrance of the temple was on the far right, and the contestants moved leftward. Each room of the temple had an objective that had to be completed before the contestant could move on. After this was done, a door opening noise sounded and a sliding door flew aside. In the first season, many of the rooms only required the contestants to press an actuator (a red button) on the side of the door for it to open. However, this simple action was made more complicated by the rooms that objective was used in. For example, one room that featured a hit the actuator objective was the Bamboo Forest. Contestants would have to struggle through the simulated bamboo to make it to the other side. Because of the simplicity of the rooms, the production staff was able to change the rooms frequently. In the other two seasons the rooms required much more difficult objectives such as ?The King?s Storeroom? where the contestants would have to smash pots to find keys hidden inside then place the key in the correct pedestal. The only room that stayed the same for all three seasons was the ?Shrine of the Silver Monkey? where contestants would have to assemble a three piece ?silver? monkey whose parts (the base, the belly, and the head) were spread across the room. Surprisingly, despite the difficulty increase of the rooms, the difficulty of the entire temple run stayed consistent. This was because season one runs generally had longer paths to the artifacts, contained more dead ends, and had temple guards appearing much later into the run (therefore giving the second contestant much less time). If a contestant managed to reach the artifact, all the doors would instantly unlock, and the temple guards would vanish. If they brought the artifact out before the time expired, they would a vacation, if they were unsuccessful, they would be sent home with consolation prizes. Winning was fairly rare; only 32 out the 120 episodes ended in a victory.

The Heart Room / The Treasury of Golden Orbs
« on: September 12, 2007, 10:57:53 AM »
I watched the Season 1 Layout 9 runs on my DVR last night, and I noticed something interesting whenever the contestants entered the Treasury of Golden Orbs. I'll bet everyone's seen the contestants pick up an orb then quickly put it down and grab another one. I looked closely and I'm almost positive this is because the orbs had differently shaped bases ( I think  circular, square and triangular.) I even believe the contestants were told to pick the triangular-based one. There is no way they could have have picked the right orb on the first attempt 3 episodes in a row (I'm not counting the Treasure Anne Bonny since the camera was on "Fred" and Kirk when Ron was in that room.) What does everyone else think?

The Dark Forest / I found it!
« on: January 29, 2007, 03:42:07 PM »
After months of searching, I finally found an episode of Jungle Run. This was brought up a long time ago and I can't find it anywhere. Oh well, here's the link:

The Dark Forest / Wario Land 4
« on: January 26, 2007, 02:02:44 PM »
Have any of you ever played this game? (As you can see I'm bored right now.)

The Heart Room / Another Room Name Topic
« on: January 08, 2007, 03:28:56 PM »
Everyone calls the pit type room in Season 1 Layouts 1-4, The Wall Climb. During Olmec's description he says "and into a wall climb." After describing all of the other rooms, he says "climb back into the Pit of Despair." I am torn between the true room name now. I am leaning toward the Pit of Despair since that was used for "The Wheel Room" and part of season 2. Also because The Pit of Despair would be a weird name for that kind of room. I am not bringing this topic up just to say Nicklegends is wrong, but only out of curosity of what everyone else thinks.

The Heart Room / What was the first episode of Legends you saw?
« on: January 01, 2007, 05:14:31 PM »
Mine was the Leopard-Skinned Cloak of Annie Oakley. I remember we had just gotten digital cable and I turned it on in the middle of the Steps of Knowledge. I was kinda ticked at the one room away temple guard thing, but after watching that I was hooked!

The Heart Room / Just Another Topic to Stir Things Up
« on: December 16, 2006, 05:40:37 PM »
On Youtube awhile ago, I saw a video of the Bandit Queen run which was actually put up (I think) by Zac Turney himself. On the bottom of the screen it said the name of the episode and it also said it was filmed December 1994. This probably means this was one of the first if not THE first season 3 episode taped. The Chandragupta episode also had the artifact shown it the temple run description. I believe that any run with the alternate footage was at the beginning of the season, not the end. Olmec also had a weird golden glow in those episodes as well. The only other one I can remember is the Heralded Helmet episode. But I know there were more.

The Pit / Full Episode Download Voting Booth
« on: December 06, 2006, 03:22:37 PM »
Here are the rules:

1. Each person will private message me with their vote.

2. Each person gets 1 vote.

3. A vote consists of any 3 episodes you would like to see put up on Youtube.

4. The most selected will be announced after 1 week.

5. If you don't private message me but instead, post it publicly, I will not count it.

6. No posts about I hope (name of episode) gets picked. However, you may post any questions you have about the rules.


The Heart Room / Possible Hope
« on: December 04, 2006, 06:06:33 PM »
I think everyone has lost all hope in Nick Gas. There could, however, be a possibility of a complete change. Remember when Nick Gas had nearly every show airing, complete with the comercial-free Pumping Gas? I believe it changed from that to the horrid airing schedule now when the year changed. I could be horribly mistaken, but I do believe it changed exactly on January 1st. Perhaps Nick is planning a completely new structure for the channel (or planning to wipe it out. :( ) If anyone could remember when it changed, please post immediately.

The Pit / Full Episodes
« on: November 26, 2006, 10:36:15 AM »
Would it be possible for someone to put up more full LOTHT episodes on Youtube? I think there are only two so far, and the both the quality and download time are rediculous. I realize that this is time-consuming and that most people can't spend their entire days uploading legends episodes. Many full-length shows are on Youtube, but broken down into 3 or more parts. This might help with quality. I am not trying to come across a whiner, the people who put up all those temple runs are awesome. If Nick Gas happens to be taken off the air, I think it would be great to have a few memories.

The Heart Room / Hardest Room
« on: November 25, 2006, 09:14:21 AM »
The Tomb of the Headless Kings for me.

The Heart Room / The Jester's Court
« on: November 25, 2006, 09:06:56 AM »
Why was there never a temple guard in The Jester's Court? There was an trapdoor to the left of the middle block, so temple guards wre planned by the production staff. There were no reasons a temple guard shouldn't be in the that room. Any ideas as to why?

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