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July 24, 2016 6:44 AM   Subscribe

Nickelodeon is turning its 90s kids' game show Legends of the Hidden Temple into a movie.
posted by divabat (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
"This summer, dare more. Dare... Double."

fuck you nostalgia industry how are you wasting our time on this shit instead of giving us the max headroom reboot we so desperately need
posted by phooky at 7:04 AM on July 24, 2016 [5 favorites]

I have no idea who this movie is for but I'm somehow delighted it exists.
posted by silby at 8:11 AM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

Now remake "Mysterious Cities of Gold"
posted by drezdn at 8:16 AM on July 24, 2016 [5 favorites]

plz retcon the Shrine of the Silver Monkey to the Shrine of the Brass Monkey so they can play the Beastie Boys song as god intended
posted by griphus at 9:24 AM on July 24, 2016 [4 favorites]

giving us the max headroom reboot we so desperately need

Given how society has evolved since Max Headroom was a series (not the talk show, the weekly fiction story series), the idea of a Max Headroom reboot to comment on the current day seems both timely and really really difficult to envision properly. The amount of social satire and commentary that was in the original series was pretty deep and intense, but it was envisioning something that is so much like what today is in so many ways that... I mean... How do you even take it to a satirical extreme and then beyond to create good social commentary on today?

There are possibilities there, but it would require a pretty visionary development team and very insightful writers room to get the balance of honoring the old show while moving it 20 minutes into the future from now to make it work just right.

But, that said... it might just be exactly what we need right now. (Not that anyone except for about 20 people watched Max Headroom to begin with...)
posted by hippybear at 10:56 AM on July 24, 2016 [2 favorites]

I'm currently blipverting my Max Headroom reboot concept on all the appropriate networks.
posted by LastOfHisKind at 11:37 AM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

Now remake "Mysterious Cities of Gold"

Thanks to this show, for the longest time as a kid, I was certain there was a state out west named 'El Dorado.'
posted by leotrotsky at 12:57 PM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

Marc Summers is still mighty sharp, huh? He remembered all the old bits and rolled with the nw punches like a total pro! But I confess, Marc Summers making adult jokes makes me a little uncomfortable.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:11 PM on July 24, 2016

Re: the OP, I would have enjoyed this more as a cutesy joke trailer. Is Nick doing that thing where they go after 35 year old parents as the demographic instead of kids? This just looks painfully tedious for parents who will have gotten the joke after 10 minutes AND kids who won't get the jokes.
posted by bleep at 9:45 PM on July 24, 2016

Fact check - He hosted a drunk double dare in 2008

posted by sidewinder at 10:12 PM on July 24, 2016

posted by duffell at 3:20 AM on July 25, 2016 [3 favorites]

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