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+.

ViacomCBS Announces New Streaming Service Paramount Plus

As the rebranded version of CBS All Access, Paramount Plus will launch March 4 and is set to feature a massive catalog of movies, television, news, and sports.

At their latest event, ViacomCBS unveiled an expansive slate of both old and new content coming to their reinvented streaming platform. This will include everything from its subsidiary networks and studios, including Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, CBS, and the Smithsonian Channel.

Viewers will have access to a vast portion of ViacomCBS properties, consisting of 30,000 episodes, 2,500 movie titles and over 1,000 live sporting events, plus 24/7 news coverage. There will be two pricing tiers: a $9.99 per month premium plan available on March 4 and then a $4.99 per month ad-supported option that launches in June. Over the next four years, ViacomCBS is reportedly spending $5 billion on streaming in hopes of drawing in 65 to 75 million subscribers worldwide.

A Cornucopia of Content: What to Expect

In addition to their existing library of fan-favorites–from Spongebob Squarepants to Hunger Games–Paramount Plus will carry a number of feature films, reboots, and original series based on popular franchises. President and CEO of ViacomCBS, Bob Bakish, stated that Paramount Plus will primarily focus its efforts on children’s programming, scripted dramas, and reality TV. This will carry debuts of over 50 original series over the next two years. Notable mentions include revivals of Criminal Minds and MTV’s The Real World, new shows based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe, and movie projects from Workaholics and Beavis and Butt-head. Select Paramount films are also set to premiere exclusively on the platform shortly after their theatrical releases, including A Quiet Place II, Mission Impossible 7, and a Paw Patrol movie.

In addition to the plethora of movies and TV series offered, Paramount Plus will stream live sports with exclusive rights to NCAA, NFL, PGA Tour, and UEFA Champions League games.

You can read more about what’s coming to Paramount Plus on their Twitter thread as well as the ViacomCBS website. With the streaming wars heating up, how do you think Paramount Plus will stack up against the likes of Disney, Netflix, HBO, NBCUniversal, and other major players?

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Written by: Nathalie Lum, Entertainment News Correspondent

90s Kids Rejoice: Childhood Reboots Are Upon Us

Back in July 2016, the news about our beloved childhood shows coming back for an encore hit the floors of San Diego Comic Con. Nickelodeon based their entire theme and showcase on ’90s nostalgia, bringing back old favorites such as “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” “Rocko’s Modern Life”  and “Hey Arnold.” These well known series are coming back as TV movies.

Although “Legends of the Hidden Temple” premiered later in 2016, and no new news has been released for Rocko, Nickelodeon fans are trying their best to be patient for “Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie.” Here is what we know so far.

Along with the title, the main premise of the movie was released last year. The two hour special will pick up where the original series left off in 2004, tying up loose ends and cliffhangers. It will finally answer the question we’ve all been asking: what happened to Arnold’s parents?

Variety, who first reported about the movie, also stated the following in regards to who will be returning to voice their original characters,”Original voice actors Francesca Marie Smith will return as Helga; Anndi McAfee as Phoebe; Justin Shenkarow as Harold; Olivia Hack as Rhonda; Nika Futterman as Olga; Dan Butler as Mr. Simmons; “The Simpsons” vet Dan Castellaneta as Grandpa; Tress MacNeille as Grandma; Antoinette Stella as Stella; Carlos Alazraqui as Eduardo; Dom Irrera as Ernie; Maurice LaMarche as Bob Pataki; Kath Soucie as Miriam; Danielle Judovits as Big Patty; Danny Cooksey as Stoop Kid; Jim Belushi as Coach Wittenberg; and Craig Bartlett as Miles.”

Variety went on to report that new voice actors will be playing the roles of most of the other kids, as well as Pigeon Man and Arnold. However, the original voice actors for those roles will still be involved with the project and will voice other characters in the movie.

Along with that, Nickelodeon released these images of Arnold and friends at their 25th anniversary panel at Comic Con 2016.

(Source: Nickelodeon via Variety)

Other news about the movie has not been released since then, but the film’s release date is slated to be November 23, 2017.

Jumping back to present day, Nickelodeon still has a grip on the ’90s kids’ anticipation. Earlier this month, a short trailer was put online, signifying the return of another famous franchise from our childhood.

“Invader Zim,” after nearly 10 years of being off the air, is finally returning. Although news on the reboot is still fairly slim, as no release date or premise has been announced, we can assume one thing is certain: the original voice actors of Zim and GIR, Richard Steven Horvitz and Rikki Simons, will be playing their original characters.

Despite all this, Nickelodeon has to work extra hard to keep their fans, as one of Nickelodeon’s long term competitors is proving to be just as successful with ’90s remakes.

That’s right: Jack is back.

Although the show is now being produced through Adult Swim, rather than Cartoon Network, this “Samurai Jack” reboot has proven to be just as successful as the original. After the air date on March 11, the network has continued to slowly release the short series that has all the ’90s kids begging for more. As of right now, the show has aired seven episodes of the 10 they have slated for season five. So far, the show has received positive reviews all around, as well as a 100 percent rating from Rotten Tomato. Some fans speculate that, if the show’s success continues to grow, the series may have a permanent spot on Adult Swim. But, that’s just speculation.

But what do you think? Are you excited for any of these reboots? Who will prevail as the Conqueror of Reboots? Let us know on all our social media platforms, @KCRCollegeRadio.