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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #725 on: October 12, 2010, 06:46:01 PM »
Lists are so much more simple than a timeline though  :hearts:
you can actually guess/piece the infos and make a list  :jam:
that way it give me more faith bout other teams heh   :-[

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #726 on: October 13, 2010, 08:59:38 PM »
From the spoilers and watching the first three episodes, I would expect Nat & Kat to win the race.

Nat & Kat have gotten a lot of camera time, and they've been persistently portrayed for the past 2 episodes as a team that's in jeopardy of being eliminated, despite not doing anything particularly notable in either episode to warrant camera time.  The editors had a similar edit in TAR16.

I definitely take notice when a team gets a lot of camera time despite not doing anything distinctive.

In TAR14, the editors gave Tammy & Victor a lot of camera time and portrayed them as being in jeopardy of being eliminated, and played up their sibling squabbling, whenever possible.  The only difference between Tammy & Victor and TAR16 and TAR17, is that Tammy & Victor did actually do stuff to warrant camera time, whether it was something like getting lost in Romania or ditching Margie & Luke and Jaime & Cara in Russia.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #727 on: October 14, 2010, 03:36:00 PM »
From the spoilers and watching the first three episodes, I would expect Nat & Kat to win the race.

Nat & Kat have gotten a lot of camera time, and they've been persistently portrayed for the past 2 episodes as a team that's in jeopardy of being eliminated, despite not doing anything particularly notable in either episode to warrant camera time.  The editors had a similar edit in TAR16.

I definitely take notice when a team gets a lot of camera time despite not doing anything distinctive.

In TAR14, the editors gave Tammy & Victor a lot of camera time and portrayed them as being in jeopardy of being eliminated, and played up their sibling squabbling, whenever possible.  The only difference between Tammy & Victor and TAR16 and TAR17, is that Tammy & Victor did actually do stuff to warrant camera time, whether it was something like getting lost in Romania or ditching Margie & Luke and Jaime & Cara in Russia.

As Nat & Kat are my favorite team, I hope you're right!

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #728 on: October 16, 2010, 12:00:46 AM »
The location of Leg 4's detour is awfully close to the Norwegian border. It's possible that the pitstop may actually be in Norway.

Further spec suggests that during Leg 5, teams gradually head south towards Bodo/Fauske. Then they would probably take an overnight train to Oslo Gardermoen arriving 06:06, which allows them to take SK848 to ARN (07:45-08:45) and onwards to LED.

Of course, this gets completely thrown out if the race actually swings north to Tromso.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #729 on: October 18, 2010, 08:57:34 PM »
Random-and-Idiotic-but-kinda-wishful Question:

Will the Express pass be back to play? I mean, will the first place team next week win it since Jill and Thomas used it? And will the cycle continue until, of course, Leg 8?


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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #730 on: October 28, 2010, 01:48:50 PM »
Re the TAR 17 Finale location.

Some info has come to light:

In Seoul, a production person was overheard on the phone discussing the countdown, and the finale, and the use of THREE helicopters.

While I am very aware that helicopters are used every day for overhead shots, the specification of THREE leads me to wonder if our last three teams were possibly transported by helicopter from LAX to our Finale location? If so, they have a much wider range and could have been outside of LA for the actual finale tasks....

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #731 on: October 28, 2010, 02:07:31 PM »
Re the TAR 17 Finale location.

Some info has come to light:

In Seoul, a production person was overheard on the phone discussing the countdown, and the finale, and the use of THREE helicopters.

While I am very aware that helicopters are used every day for overhead shots, the specification of THREE leads me to wonder if our last three teams were possibly transported by helicopter from LAX to our Finale location? If so, they have a much wider range and could have been outside of LA for the actual finale tasks....

This would make perfect sense, helicopters are an everyday occurrence around LA and wouldn't even be noticed. Thanks Peach!  :tup:
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #732 on: October 28, 2010, 02:10:13 PM »
If that info is accurate, peach, that just means that WRP is working really hard at avoiding your army of spies!  They're scared of you!

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #733 on: October 28, 2010, 02:22:14 PM »
If that info is accurate, peach, that just means that WRP is working really hard at avoiding your army of spies!  They're scared of you!

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #734 on: October 28, 2010, 06:16:36 PM »
Re the TAR 17 Finale location.

Some info has come to light:

In Seoul, a production person was overheard on the phone discussing the countdown, and the finale, and the use of THREE helicopters.

While I am very aware that helicopters are used every day for overhead shots, the specification of THREE leads me to wonder if our last three teams were possibly transported by helicopter from LAX to our Finale location? If so, they have a much wider range and could have been outside of LA for the actual finale tasks....



You know, you may be onto something there!  That may be why the teams weren't spotted after Seoul or LAX -- they left LA and went somewhere else, where people wouldn't be likely to see them!

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #735 on: October 28, 2010, 06:32:50 PM »
Re the TAR 17 Finale location.

Some info has come to light:

In Seoul, a production person was overheard on the phone discussing the countdown, and the finale, and the use of THREE helicopters.

While I am very aware that helicopters are used every day for overhead shots, the specification of THREE leads me to wonder if our last three teams were possibly transported by helicopter from LAX to our Finale location? If so, they have a much wider range and could have been outside of LA for the actual finale tasks....



You know, you may be onto something there!  That may be why the teams weren't spotted after Seoul or LAX -- they left LA and went somewhere else, where people wouldn't be likely to see them!

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #736 on: October 28, 2010, 06:55:31 PM »
Well they would have had to clear Immigration and Customs first. I dont know the layout of the area at LAX...but I am sure that they could have been spirited out a side door into vans to take a ride to another part of airport to catch helicopters.......I know that would be possible at DFW.....with the pre-planned help of the airline and TSA....
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #737 on: October 28, 2010, 08:02:55 PM »
If not LA, then the next destination to look at would be San Diego.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #738 on: October 29, 2010, 01:02:54 AM »



Remember - teams were never actually spotted in LAX - only production crew.

Until now.   :tup:
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #739 on: October 29, 2010, 01:16:40 AM »



Remember - teams were never actually spotted in LAX - only production crew.

Until now.  :tup:

looks like Nick & Vicki are final 3 then??
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #740 on: October 29, 2010, 01:22:56 AM »
Read the spoiler redshooky. That is NOT what it says. :groan:
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #741 on: October 29, 2010, 03:10:46 AM »
If not LA, then the next destination to look at would be San Diego.

Since we haven't had any sightings aside from the ones at LAX for the final leg, I have to assume they held the detours and roadblocks for the final leg away from the eyes of the public. This suggests to me that it didn't happen in a large city or if it did, all tasks were done indoors where there would be little visual evidence to the public. The trend has been this way the last couple of seasons.

Last season in the final leg in San Francisco, we knew about the Letterman Digital Arts Center and Coit Tower. Those were reasonably public and word got out. We also heard about The Great American Music Hall, which I think was lucky on our part because there was little to see on the outside of the building to suggest anything was happening there. I assume we heard about that because some team must have been asking people for directions to it. We heard nothing about Candlestick Park aside from a rumor about Hunter's Point, which is not surprising because Candlestick Park is a very isolated location with no one around unless an event is happening there.  

This season, they started in an unlikely location at Gloucester, MA and we could easily have missed it if the guy working at the marina hadn't had a camera. I'm guessing that the final leg will be at an equally unlikely location. I'll do some real speculating here. I lean towards a remote isolated location, possibly in the desert, perhaps one of the Channel Islands off the coast from Los Angeles (not Catalina - too many people around). Camp Pendleton or one of the military bases in the desert is possible, but I think too many soldiers would know and word would get out. Also, since they had soldiers on the previous leg in South Korea, I doubt they would do it again on the next leg. There are also places in the mountains around Los Angeles or in the Southern Sierras that might work as well, but I don't know them well enough to suggest any good locations. I'll throw my vote to some cool location like the ghost town at Bodie or Mono Lake or even Death Valley.  Scratch Death Valley. It was probably over 115 F (46 C) that time of year.

Actually, I'd really like to see Area 51 in Nevada. They could have Phil and a Grey Alien at the finish line.   :wtf: :eye:      :hides :hides :hides :noway: :holysheep :escape
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #742 on: November 02, 2010, 05:56:13 PM »
The lack of information for Legs 8 and 9 poses a huge problem.

In what way? ???

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #743 on: November 02, 2010, 06:02:59 PM »
Thanks Paron...  :tup:
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #744 on: November 02, 2010, 07:23:57 PM »
Why do you think that the couple the Oman man talked to was Chad and Stephanie rather than Jill and Thomas? Chad and Stephanie have never worn turqoise. They're Gators fans, people; they only wear blue or orange.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #745 on: November 02, 2010, 09:12:41 PM »
Why do you think that the couple the Oman man talked to was Chad and Stephanie rather than Jill and Thomas? Chad and Stephanie have never worn turqoise. They're Gators fans, people; they only wear blue or orange.


Perhaps you may want to rephrase that?  :groan:

Chad and Stephanie were referred to as Team Turquoise because they are. They wore Turquoise bandanas  on the first leg and were referred to as Team Turquoise by several of the other teams.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #746 on: November 02, 2010, 09:41:27 PM »
Chad and Steph wore their turquoise bandanas on their wrists this last episode. the-prophet, Production gives every team a pair of different colored bandanas at the start of the race. They may or may not match the color scheme that a team choses. The camaraman and soundman use the bandanas to know who to follow.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #747 on: November 03, 2010, 08:19:59 AM »
Since Gary and Mallory have not been spotted anywhere and are not on the promos for "Circus", they must be U-Turned by Brooke and Claire.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #748 on: November 03, 2010, 09:06:56 AM »
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« Reply #749 on: November 03, 2010, 09:18:23 AM »
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