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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« 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.

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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« 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.

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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« 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:

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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« 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.

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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« 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.

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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« 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. :(

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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« 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

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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« 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.

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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« 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!

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The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: October 03, 2021, 08:56:32 PM »
I hate it when this site goes down. It happened again, but I'm glad it's back up now.

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The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: June 07, 2021, 09:34:05 AM »
I swear the Firefox browser updates too much. :roll:

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I'll admit to being one of those people who have been critical of certain temple runners in the past. John and Tia from Golden Cricket Cage, Sabrina from Blackbeard's Treasure Map, Kim from Missing Weather Maps, the list goes on. They deserve criticism for their poor efforts, but I don't think they deserve to be hated on and called all sorts of names. If I've done that to these people in previous posts, then I'm sorry. I never meant to be hateful to them.

I get it. Back then, they were kids and I'm sure going through the temple at that age wasn't all that easy. What might look easy to adults may have been tough for some of these younger people. Also, this was being recorded for TV. I'm sure that didn't help. Some kids might've been really nervous performing in front of cameras. Not to mention, from what I understand, these kids were at the set for most of the day. I'm willing to bet most of them were tired and worn out. That may have had some effect on their temple performance. Also, you can't forget the temple guards. If they encountered one, I'm sure that had to throw them off their game.

Again, I'm sorry if anyone has taken offense to anything I've said about certain contestants.

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The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: May 18, 2021, 08:01:08 PM »
It’s not that you can only be in California it’s more do I want to go to California in a pandemic? I have not left Minnesota since February last year.


Though if there was no Pandemic Id sign up in a heartbeat.

Yeah, the pandemic doesn't help. Also, I'm not the traveling type. I've never been in a plane before and I don't feel comfortable being in one. I'd rather drive or be driven to the location. Sadly, it's in Cali, so I probably won't try out.

Also, I kind of want to see what this version of Legends is like before signing up for it. If it has more than one season and the first season is disappointing, then chances are I won't bother trying out. I'm hopeful it'll be good though. Fingers crossed!

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The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: May 11, 2021, 12:52:54 PM »
Eyes emoji

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/legends-of-the-hidden-temple-reboot-casting-adult-contestants/

So are you willing to apply to be a Purple Parrot like how I applied to be a Green Monkey?

After reading through that article, I hate to say it, but I'm most likely gonna pass on this opportunity. The "Can you comfortably swim 200’ (feet) without assistance?" part would deny me a chance to be on the show because I can't swim. At least not very well anyway. Also, this show is taking place in LA and I basically live on the other side of the country. I'm not willing to travel that far.

I'd love to be on the show, but I don't think I'm cut out for it. I'm just not fit and it sounds like this version is gonna be more physically demanding than early Legends.

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