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Legends of the Hidden Temple
"The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus"
Season 2, Episode 37
Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus
Airdate: November 14, 1994
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"The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus" is the 77th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

The Moat for the last production day of Season 2 was a simple one; players just had to swing on a rope to get across. The Silver Snakes made it across almost instantly; the Blue Barracudas, Orange Iguanas and Purple Parrots needed a bit more time, but they made it across, locking in to form one of the rarest Steps of Knowledge color combinations in the show's history.

 
1st Silver Snakes 0:20
2nd Blue Barracudas 0:32
3rd Orange Iguanas 1:00
4th Purple Parrots 1:10

Steps of Knowledge

The most famous astrologer and prophet of all time was a French doctor named Nostradamus. He predicted many historical events, like the Second World War and the San Francisco Earthquake. The Queen of France relied on his predictions. Once when a page lost the queen's favorite hunting dog, he knocked on Nostradamus's dog, hoping for help.

"Leave me alone," Nostradamus called. "I'm trying to sleep."

"But sir..." said the young man.

"I know, I know...You lost the dog. You'll find him on the road to Orléans, being led on a leash. Now beat it!"

"How does he do that?" thought the young page as he set out, running toward Orléans.

Sure enough, within an hour, he found the stray dog being led on a leash, just as Nostradamus predicted. Legend has it that the queen had the leash gold-plated and gave it to Nostradamus as a token of her thanks. The night he died, the leash rose into the air, floated to Orléans and boarded a ship to the Temple, where it floats still.

 
Blue Barracudas Orange Iguanas Purple Parrots Silver Snakes
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Correct

Temple Games

Predictions (Plugging Holes)

Nostradamus is famous worldwide for his psychic predictions. Everyone wanted to see how psychic Elizabeth and Kara are. In front of each player was the Fountain of Forgetful Waters which could emit a stream of water from one of its five holes. Each player held a psychic stopper. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to plug the hole where she thought the water would appear first. If either player was right, nothing would happen. Otherwise, she would be squirted with the Waters of Forgetfulness. Then they would remove their stoppers and try again. The player with the most correct predictions in 60 seconds won. Elizabeth was more psychic with 3 correct predictions compared to Kara's 2, awarding Elizabeth a half pendant of life.

Astrology (Ceiling)

Nostradamus was also a famous astrologer and he studied the stars when making predictions. Here, Jason and Christopher had to place some stars in the sky. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to grab a star, jump up and hang it in the sky above him. Once either player came down, he then had to grab another star and do it again. The player who hung the most stars in 60 seconds won. Jason ended up with only one star, as he knocked two down. Christopher however won a half pendant of life with 7 stars.

Predetermined Paths (Trapeze)

Nostradamus strongly believed that all people had predetermined paths that they were destined to follow. These predetermined paths decided the places they would go and the people they would meet. The predetermined path the players had to take in this game would cause them to meet their partners over and over again. When Kirk gave the signal, the first players had to place a ball between their feet, grab the trapeze, and meet their partners in the middle. When they met, they had to transfer the ball from one person to another. Once done, the first players had to swing back for another ball while their partners had to place the ball in their team's buckets. The team to complete the most transfers in 60 seconds won. Both teams tied with 3 balls in their buckets, awarding each team a full pendant of life, leading to a tie.

Tiebreaker

Olmec: "Which of these did Nostradamus find for the Queen of France?" Before Olmec could give the answers, Elizabeth rang in and correctly answered "Her lost dog", sending her and Jason to Olmec's temple in search of the levitating dog leash.

 
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won Tiebreaker
Orange Iguanas Won Lost Tied 1½ Pendants Won
Purple Parrots Lost Won Tied 1½ Pendants Lost

Temple Run

Describing the prizes, you could tell that even Dee Bradley Baker was pretty excited; he really sounded like he wanted to give away the CD player, travel gear and especially that trip to Cancún. The Temple Run itself proved to be appropriately exciting. Elizabeth was a pretty good player, evidenced by her trying all three doors in the Pit and signaling the half Pendant on the Laser Light actuator for her partner, but she didn't last very long. She cleared the Crypt, Pit and Laser Light Room— where she met her first Temple Guard— before meeting her second in the very next room, the Room of the Mandarin Hand, with 2:03 remaining.

Jason found the half Pendant and made his way to where Elizabeth left off. The doors leading out of the Mandarin Hand didn't open until he put the last finger on the globe, but he got lucky in the King's Storeroom and made good time in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, allowing him to grab the Levitating Leash with 44 seconds left. Kirk seems pretty worried about Jason trying to cross the Pit, but Jason makes one of the smartest moves ever: grabbing the rope using the Leash. He then swung across into the Crypt and made it out with fourteen seconds left. Had he failed to cross the Pit, this probably wouldn't have been a win. These two Orange Iguanas were both excited, and Kirk was genuinely excited as well; it really added to the Temple Run and helped make the entire episode one that's definitely worth watching.

Summary

 
Winning Team Orange Iguanas
Contestants Jason & Elizabeth
Result Victory (0:14 left)
Pendants of Life 1½ + ½
Artifact Location The Room of the Secret Password
Temple Guard Locations

The Laser Light Room

The Room of the Mandarin Hand

The Observatory

Half Pendant Location The Pit

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Legends of the Hidden Temple Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus24:22

Legends of the Hidden Temple Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus

Notes

  • This run was the only Orange Iguana team victory, as the other three were all solo.
  • Jason was the only contestant to successfully swing across the Pit with an artifact.
    • He used the artifact to pull the rope towards him.

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