From Scott's tweets (@Scott_Bromley):
'The British shows Knightmare and Raven were huge inspirations when we were developing this, aside from the usual Nickelodeon suspects.'
'We referenced Raven numerous times during the development of the series.'
'Crystal Maze, and Double Dare, and Jungle Run, and Knightmare, and Raven, and GUTS, and Fun House, and...its basically a love letter to my youth.'
'I loved how invested the kids were in the fantasy of Raven. They were warriors, not kids from Essex. It's why we made sure all the kids were Padawans, not contestants. It was exciting when kids would say, "use the Force" unprompted because they were invested in the fantasy.'
It's pleasing to hear that one format and fictional universe can inspire another like this, despite the gap in culture and decades.
There are currently two episodes of Jedi Temple Challenge are on YouTube's Star Wars Kids channel here. What do you think of it? Let me know it and I'll share some of my observations, so I don't spoil it before any of you have seen it. One suggestion: watch Episode 2 before Episode 1.