Contestants pursue the thief and her cohorts through time by answering questions about history.Contestants pursue the thief and her cohorts through time by answering questions about history.Contestants pursue the thief and her cohorts through time by answering questions about history.
In this game show, the contestants, known as Time Pilots, are competing to capture Carmen Sandiego. Only this time, with the aid of host Kevin Shinick, the squadron leader, they have to go back in time to chase the VILE villain of the day to get back what was stolen in 28 minutes to prevent history from changing forever. As the show had a smaller budget, the Engine Crew, the replacement for Rockapella, played most of the characters seen in the show.
And because of said smaller budget, Where In Time did away with celebrity appearances and instead, relied on original ways to give clues. One is having a historical figure, played by one of the Engine Crew, coming on board. While it fits the show's subject, it sadly does not feel like when I tuned in to Where In The World to see what celebrity would appear to tell the gumshoes the clues to the next question.
Also, Carmen is now live action, as is her cast of time-traveling troublemakers, which are all new entries, like the cyborg Dr. Belljar, the evil knight Sir Vile, and even wealthy polluter Baron Wasteland. These villains did have some neat gimmicks and even dressed like they were from different eras in time, sadly, the use of live action acting basically ruins the magic that these characters would have. While the game show is fun, sadly, the charm of its predecessor is not present.
- Mar 30, 2019