Legends of the Hidden Temple Reboot on the Way

Let’s take it back 90’s. One of the biggest game shows on Television is coming back, and you have a chance to be a part of the reboot.

Legends of the Hidden Temple, the popular action-adventure game show from Nickelodeon aired from 1993 to 1995, is set for a reboot.

The show hosted many physical and mental challenges to retrieve artifacts in a Mayan-themed set.

The show sets six teams of two contestants that began a three-round competition to determine which team earned the right to enter the temple.

Teams were identified via animal on t-shirts: Red Jaguars, Blue Barracudas, Green Monkeys, Orange Iguanas, Purple Parrots, and Silver Snakes.

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Each episode consisted of three rounds. The Moat: Racing across a narrow swimming pool. The Steps of Knowledge: answering multiple-choice questions.

The Temple Games: Top two teams from round two (steps of knowledge) battle it out in a physical challenge to see who gets to enter the final round, The Temple Run.

Throughout all rounds, each team has a chance to earn pendants of life. These pendants are crucial for the final round, “The Temple Run,” which will protect them against the dreaded temple guards.

In the end, only one team was allowed to enter the temple, retrieve an artifact, and return to the temple entrance within the three-minute time limit.

Teams needed to be careful when entering the temple as some temple rooms remained locked or guarded by dreaded temple guards.

If a team member capture by one of the temple guards, they can use their pendants of life to continue to complete the mission; however, if caught without a pendant, the second teammate will enter and attempt to complete the mission.

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Sound like fun. Well, I’ve got even better news for you. Now’s your chance to live your childhood dream and get on the show and participate. Casting now open the Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot.

Here’s how you can live your childhood dream and be a part of the reboot to be on Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Similar to the original run, contestants must apply in teams of two. This time, all contestants applying must be 21 or older and film in Los Angeles in July.

The production company for Legends of the Hidden Temple set up a website where interested contestants can apply for their chance to become a Blue Barracuda, Orange Iguanas, Red Jaguars, Silver Snake, Purple Parrot, or Green Monkey. You can apply at legendscasting.com

The website states, “We’re calling for brave seekers and fearless competitors who are at least 21 years of age to cross the moat, ascend the steps of Knowledge, race through Olmec’s temple – avoiding the dreaded Temple Guards – and put their knowledge & fortitude to the test in THE adventure of a lifetime!”

Applicants complete the fillable application, upload a photo and explain how the contestants know each other, the craziest thing they’ve done, and list their strengths and weaknesses.

The production company wants to know their favorite memories from the Nick show and why they should be on the reboot. No announcement on the release date for the reboot, but filming is slated for July.

Want to relive the original version of Legends of the Hidden Temple? Stream all episodes now on Paramount+.

Microsoft Ends Internet Explorer Support in 2022

An end of an era is on the horizon for Microsoft’s popular web browser Internet Explorer.

Microsoft is putting one of its Internet Browsers to bed permanently. Announced on Wednesday, May 19, 2021; Effective June 15, 2022, Internet Explorer 11 will be retired and no longer supported by Microsoft.

The announcement read, “The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge.”

Referencing Microsoft’s current browser, released in 2015.

“Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure, and more modern browser experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy, websites, and applications.”

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If you still access legacy explorer-based websites and apps, the good news is the current browser “Edge” has a built-in “IE mode,” so you can still access these apps.

The news of Microsoft ending support for Internet Explorer is not new. Last year, Microsoft stated that Microsoft 365 apps suite would end support for Internet Explorer 11 on August 17, 2021.

Not interested in downloading the new Edge browser? A few other alternatives include Brave and Firefox.

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

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HBO Max Releases “Friends: The Reunion” Trailer

We officially have a two-minute “Friends: The Reunion” trailer to hold us until premiere day.

The upcoming special titled “Friends: The Reunion” features Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. Heading back to Stage 24 at Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, California.

The trailer shows the cast gathering on the iconic set playing a trivia game referencing a former episode from the series. Completing a table read of an episode and sharing some of their favorite memories from their time on the show.

a group of people sitting at a table: The cast, release date, and more details for the 'Friends' reunion on HBO Max.
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Not only does the cast reunite, but we are also expected to have some special guest stairs drop-in. Including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Tom Selleck, and more.

The original series of “Friends” premiered in 1994 and ran for ten seasons on NBC. Even after the show concluded, Friends remains of the most popular shows on streaming services; from Netflix to its new home HBO Max.

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“Friends: The Reunion” premieres Thursday, May 27, 2021, on HBO Max. Will you be watching the reunion? Let me know on Instagram and Twitter @MikeStarkCA

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

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New Album: The Off-Season J.Cole

North Carolina rapper, J.Cole is back with his new album The Off-Season and we couldn’t be more excited.

On Friday, May 14, Cole released his latest album “The Off-Season” following his 2018 album “KOD”. “The Off-Season” comes with 12 songs including his previously released “Interlude” and includes features from Cam’Ron, Lil Jon, Lil Baby, Morray, Damian Lillard, 6lack, Bas, Diddy, and James Fauntleroy.

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J.Cole first announcement came on May 4 via his Instagram and Twitter that “My new album The Off-Season available 5/14. Just know this was years in the making.” The artists shared in the caption for this artwork of the album; which includes the artist standing in front of a burning basketball hoop. 

In 2020, J.Cole released tracks “The Climb Back” and “Lion King on Ice” At the time, he shared the two tracks would appear on his next album, then titled “The Fall Off”. We see “The Climb Back” on “The Off-Season” but not “Lion King on Ice” so could another album be in the works?

Prior to releasing “The Climb Back” and “Lion King on Ice”, J.Cole released “Snow on the Bluff”, which dropped in the middle of last summer, uprising against police brutality and systemic racism. The song appeared to be a diss track aimed at Chicago rapper Noname, who in turn responded with a track named “Song 33” which she admitted later she was not proud of releasing, and Cole walked back his criticisms of noname. 

You can stream the new album “The Off-Season” by J.Cole now on music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music now.

Let me know your favorites from the album, by hitting me up on socials @MikeStarkCA on Twitter and Instagram.

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA