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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #700 on: December 11, 2012, 07:39:19 PM »
Hey I'm new here and I'm a TAR fan from New Zealand. I'm wondering if there is any word on a possible Amazing Race New Zealand? If there is, Do you think they'd manage to get Phil to host it?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #701 on: December 11, 2012, 08:04:33 PM »
:welcome: to RFF SamualDude!

No word on a NZ franchise that I have heard... so far anyway!
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #702 on: December 11, 2012, 09:03:18 PM »
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

There was nothing wrong with Terrance's/Sarah's passports. Passports are documents issued by a country to verify the identity of their citizens. So they didn't have to have their passports replaced.

Visas are issued by countries to a person that would like to enter. There are many different kinds of visas. Tourists, business/commercial, student, medical, etc. For US citizens to go to Russia, a traveler has to have an entrance visa and an exit visa issued by the Russian govt., before you arrive in Russia. Visas are usually rubber stamped onto a page in a passport with pertinent dates entered. In the case of TAR13, it was a one time entrance and a one time exit. T/S used up those visas when connecting through SVO on the way from India to Kazakhstan. They, in effect, unknowingly had self-eliminated. If they had not come in last, I suspect you would have seen Phil give them the speech that he gave to Toni/Dallas later in TAR13, Justin/Zev in TAR 15 and the Rockers in TAR21. Since they came in last, Phil's speech wasn't necessary.

What kind of visa a person needs and how restrictive it is, is usually determined by treaty between the two countries involved. In the case of TAR, all racers give their passports to Production several weeks before the race begins and Production takes care of acquiring all the necessary visas. This is probably done by WRP production assistants walking the passports to the various foreign consulates in Los Angeles. Production also gets visas of other countries, that they will not go to, to keep the racers in the dark about where they will actually travel.

Very interesting.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #703 on: December 11, 2012, 10:30:38 PM »
So if Production handles the applying for visas, did every team have the visiting visa?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #704 on: December 11, 2012, 10:32:47 PM »
I buy some of the the former seasons of tar. I wish they would include scenes showing some of the work of the sound and camera guys. I love the live sightings that show those guys in actionb.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #705 on: December 12, 2012, 03:11:32 AM »
:welcome: to RFF SamualDude!

No word on a NZ franchise that I have heard... so far anyway!

I'd imagine it'll come around soon since Australia has one :P, I wonder if Phil would host it or a different New Zealand celebrity.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #706 on: December 12, 2012, 09:00:03 AM »
Why do you think producers went Netherlands - Spain - France as opposed to Netherlands- France - Spain in S21
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #707 on: December 12, 2012, 09:01:19 AM »
Loire Valley to Barcelona must be a low train route.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #708 on: December 12, 2012, 09:11:13 AM »
Why do you think producers went Netherlands - Spain - France as opposed to Netherlands- France - Spain in S21

Loire Valley to Barcelona must be a low train route.


Train is the same in the other direction. I would suspect it was the early arrival in NYC afforded by flying from Paris, as opposed to Barcelona or Madrid. There were 4 flights arriving @JFK between 12:00 and 12:45 pm from Barcelona/Madrid.......so the Paris flight gave production about +2 hours more daytime to film.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #709 on: December 12, 2012, 11:04:21 AM »
Why do you think producers went Netherlands - Spain - France as opposed to Netherlands- France - Spain in S21

Loire Valley to Barcelona must be a low train route.


Train is the same in the other direction. I would suspect it was the early arrival in NYC afforded by flying from Paris, as opposed to Barcelona or Madrid. There were 4 flights arriving @JFK between 12:00 and 12:45 pm from Barcelona/Madrid.......so the Paris flight gave production about +2 hours more daytime to film.

I thought it might have been due to the speed bump too... but I wonder if the legs were switched if placement would have changed
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #710 on: December 15, 2012, 10:14:07 PM »
Why do you think producers went Netherlands - Spain - France as opposed to Netherlands- France - Spain in S21

Loire Valley to Barcelona must be a low train route.

I thought it was to reach 25,000 miles :cmaslol


Train is the same in the other direction. I would suspect it was the early arrival in NYC afforded by flying from Paris, as opposed to Barcelona or Madrid. There were 4 flights arriving @JFK between 12:00 and 12:45 pm from Barcelona/Madrid.......so the Paris flight gave production about +2 hours more daytime to film.

I thought it might have been due to the speed bump too... but I wonder if the legs were switched if placement would have changed

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #711 on: December 16, 2012, 09:37:36 AM »
Where has each season's winner come from? (Talking in terms of what State has each winner come from?)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #712 on: December 31, 2012, 09:40:09 AM »
1. CA
Rob and Brennan
2.MA
Chris and Alex
3.NY
Flo and Zach
4.CA
Reichen and Chip
5.TX
Chip and Kim
6.FL
Freddy and Kendra
7.TX
Uchenna and Joyce
8.OH
Linz Family
9.Unknown but supposedly China
BJ and Tyler
10.CA
Tyler and James
11.NY and CA
Eric and Danielle
12.CA
Tk and Rachel
13.Ny and TX
Nick and Starr
14.CA
Tammy and Victor
15.CA
Meghan and Cheyne
16.RI
Daniel and Jordan
17.AK and CA
NATand Kat
18. IL
Kisha and Jen
19.IL
Ernie and Cindy
20.WI
Rachel and Dave!
21NY
Josh and Brent


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #713 on: December 31, 2012, 01:44:50 PM »
Thanks alyssa!!

This cracks me up!:
9.Unknown but supposedly China
BJ and Tyler

I might have said:
9.Unknown but supposedly China
BJ (outer space)....okay, NJ!  and Tyler (CA)
 
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #714 on: December 31, 2012, 02:25:01 PM »
Ll yeah. Wow that was a heck of a first ever post! I have lots of time on my hands.....  i have been reading this forum for a while now!

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #715 on: December 31, 2012, 02:33:09 PM »
Ll yeah. Wow that was a heck of a first ever post! I have lots of time on my hands.....  i have been reading this forum for a while now!

Well, :bigwelcome and keep on posting!!  :xmas49
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #716 on: December 31, 2012, 10:35:27 PM »
I will try after new years will not be extremely active.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #717 on: January 09, 2013, 09:13:19 PM »
What would happen if the Express Pass was used in an intersection task?
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$392 for this leg of the race????
« Reply #718 on: January 23, 2013, 07:30:58 PM »
I have been watching all former seasons again and am curious as to how production comes up with the dollar amounts that teams are given at the beginning of each leg.

Why not $400 instead of $392?

This is just one of many questions in my head about TAR.
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Re: $392 for this leg of the race????
« Reply #719 on: January 23, 2013, 07:39:29 PM »
The randomness of the amount is the beauty of it.

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Re: $392 for this leg of the race????
« Reply #720 on: January 23, 2013, 08:33:36 PM »
The randomness of the amount is the beauty of it.

Oh, I agree. I love it!

I was just curious if it was a calculated amount based upon the length of the leg and taxis needed.

I think it would be cool if it somehow referenced a former team or a past leg of another race.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #721 on: January 23, 2013, 10:47:52 PM »
What would happen if the Express Pass was used in an intersection task?

Most likely both teams would get to skip it... i say this because this happens when a fast forward is used as part of an intersection

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #722 on: January 24, 2013, 03:31:59 PM »
I have been watching all former seasons again and am curious as to how production comes up with the dollar amounts that teams are given at the beginning of each leg.

Why not $400 instead of $392?

This is just one of many questions in my head about TAR.

My understanding is that World Race Productions uses a sophisticated model including the cost of non-airplane transportation, food allowance etc. in local currency. They make an adjustment just before the beginning of a race to the current exchange rate for the local currency.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #723 on: January 25, 2013, 12:24:45 PM »
Has any team ever lied to PRODUCTION about their occupation? I know some teams have lied to OTHER TEAMS  like Nary/Jamie and Maria/Tiffany did, but I've always wondered if anyone told production the wrong occupation.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #724 on: January 25, 2013, 12:59:17 PM »
They are investigated top to bottom, production knows more about them than their mothers. :lol:
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