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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1900 on: February 20, 2011, 02:20:27 AM »
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1901 on: February 20, 2011, 03:18:57 AM »
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1902 on: February 21, 2011, 01:43:59 PM »
I dont know if this has been discussed yet, but during the intro yesterday Margie and Luke were shown doing a task which looks it was clearly in India. This suggests they survive untill one of the two India legs.

Nope, this one from the intro is in Sydney ^^

They are wearing the same thing in both pics.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1903 on: February 21, 2011, 01:57:36 PM »
I have the Intro now and will do caps later on!
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1904 on: February 21, 2011, 02:06:26 PM »
I dont know if this has been discussed yet, but during the intro yesterday Margie and Luke were shown doing a task which looks it was clearly in India. This suggests they survive untill one of the two India legs.

Nope, this one from the intro is in Sydney ^^

They are wearing the same thing in both pics.

I was just wondering, what makes this look like India?  :duno:
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1905 on: February 21, 2011, 02:09:32 PM »
PLT: I don't know. All I know is that Margie and Luke are wearing the same clothes in both pics. The first I capped out of the intro; the second one I capped out of episode one, when they were running out of the airport.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1906 on: February 21, 2011, 02:13:28 PM »
PLT: I don't know. All I know is that Margie and Luke are wearing the same clothes in both pics. The first I capped out of the intro; the second one I capped out of episode one, when they were running out of the airport.

 :js: That's true... Actually, don't all the intros have the racers in Sydney?
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1907 on: February 21, 2011, 02:14:08 PM »
:js: That's true... Actually, don't all the intros have the racers in Sydney?

Either that or the starting line.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1908 on: February 21, 2011, 02:35:46 PM »
I'll be a little more specific here since in this thread we can reference spoilers.  In watching the totally revamped intro last night (I did replay it a couple of times afterward), it seemed to me that almost every clip (or just about all of them) are new; that is to say, even the clips of most of the world landmarks used before seem to be new material and not recycled from the SD-era intro. One for instance, is the Christ The Redeemer statute in Rio.

I recognize that some of the images were recycled (such as the one castle shot), but everything's been re-edited, and I got the impression that all of the Racer action clips are new.  I am sad to see the retirement of that opening CGI passenger jet, I've always thought that was a cool image, and I hate to see it gone.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1909 on: February 21, 2011, 05:14:43 PM »
I think production really botched it with the Automatic U-Turn.

They should have had either no Automatic U-Turn or Automatic U-Turns for the last two teams because, as many of us know, every team that has ever had to perform a non-Double U-Turn has been eliminated (in the US version).

The only time that a U-Turned team avoided elimination was when two teams had to do the Double U-Turn, and, because there wasn't a double elimination on that leg, one of those two teams was going to avoid elimination.


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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1910 on: February 22, 2011, 12:03:24 PM »
At 0.29 on this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAWg-FjFZes

It is clearly Luke and its in India one would presume.

I didn't realize what you were talking about.
That may be Luke, now that you mention it.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1911 on: February 22, 2011, 12:06:43 PM »
Does anybody think this looks like Luke?
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1912 on: February 22, 2011, 12:09:45 PM »
Could this be anybody?

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1913 on: February 22, 2011, 12:15:22 PM »
In my opinion I have a gut feeling that is not a racer but was part of a challenge. Looks like its in China.

You mean the bike pics?
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1914 on: February 22, 2011, 12:16:34 PM »
At 0.29 on this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAWg-FjFZes

It is clearly Luke and its in India one would presume.

If Luke is in that boat, I couldnt tell. Do you really think Luke is going to do some kind of music task? The tamborine beater looks 100% South Asian to me.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1915 on: February 22, 2011, 12:18:55 PM »
If Luke is in that boat, I couldnt tell. Do you really think Luke is going to do some kind of music task? The tamborine beater looks 100% South Asian to me.

What boat do you mean, Doc?
It must be a music RB.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1916 on: February 22, 2011, 12:19:51 PM »
In my opinion I have a gut feeling that is not a racer but was part of a challenge. Looks like its in China.

You mean the bike pics?

Yes I do, like when they show Phil saying what the tams have to do they usually have a local doing something, thats what it looks like.

You can see several other locations TAR:UB visits in the intro, such as Mount Fuji, Broken Hill, Jade Rooster Archway(?), etc.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1917 on: February 22, 2011, 12:25:45 PM »

How's the comparison look?

I really can't decide.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1918 on: February 22, 2011, 12:37:33 PM »
At 0.29 on this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAWg-FjFZes

It is clearly Luke and its in India one would presume.

If Luke is in that boat, I couldnt tell. Do you really think Luke is going to do some kind of music task? The tamborine beater looks 100% South Asian to me.


What boat?? It could be a detour. Luke isnt a guy to shy away from any task.

Just before Kisha/Jenn........in that promo, are a bunch of people in a boat with a lot of seaguls. Right after Kisha/Jenn is the pic of the guy with the tamborine. Then the old wise man. When I posted, I didnt know which of these three pics from Inida you were talking about. IF that is Luke dressed up, beating on a tamborine, then he sure got a tan fast.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1919 on: February 22, 2011, 12:40:07 PM »
This:

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1920 on: February 22, 2011, 12:55:06 PM »
This:



I think this pic is from the Kolkata leg.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1921 on: February 22, 2011, 02:18:58 PM »
I don't think that is Luke in any of the pics...and it would be rare for the Intro caps to nclude racers doing a task, they are more location oriented. More boats and gulls in the Intro caps.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1922 on: February 22, 2011, 02:35:16 PM »
we know the spiritual ritual involves freezing water.

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Kanchu Misogi is a traditional midwinter festival of purification that is still practiced in Japan today. The event includes a ritual called mizugori, where participants are poured with ice cold water for purification and good fortune

http://www.dailyonigiri.com/category/culture-tradition/

I don't know if you have seen this article:
http://www.jaunted.com/story/2011/1/26/231051/907/travel/Cowboys,+B-Ballers+and+Former+NFL+Cheerleaders+Return+for+%27Amazing+Race%27+All+Stars

But it says they have to swim in the water, who knows if they know what they are talking about or not...
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1923 on: February 22, 2011, 02:41:26 PM »
Well this is encouraging:
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The diversity of water rituals in Japan is phenomenal. The ways in which water is used, and the ends sought, are numerous. One can find somewhere in Japan a water ritual to provide the relief or the assurance desired for almost any event in one's life. An easy birth, a healthy baby, recovery from illness, success in an examination or in a new job, a propitious outcome to moving house, more money, good eyesight, longevity, peace, wisdom and revelation -- each can be had by the proper use of water.
Perhaps they will go with the "more money" version! :funny:


Teppozu Shrine is mentioned several times in conjunction with water rituals and Mt. Fuji.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1924 on: February 22, 2011, 02:55:04 PM »
Just some thoughts on the comments about racers doing an animal task in China........in China Rush, they had to herd those cranes in Kunming.
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