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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1025 on: December 18, 2013, 11:56:46 PM »
I think I answered this a few weeks back. It depends on what you mean by the elimination station. Teams are still sent to a resort somewhere to spend 1-2 weeks until it's time for them to fly to the final city. Do they still film short video clips for TAR from wherever it is they are being kept? Not that I can see.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1026 on: December 19, 2013, 06:35:25 PM »
In the Chinese version there is no elimination station though. Teams go home after their elimination.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1027 on: December 19, 2013, 08:26:15 PM »
^That is infinitely stupid because it makes the boot order ridiculously easy to spoil.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1028 on: December 20, 2013, 08:33:08 AM »
Scenario:
While the teams are in the middle of racing, an earthquake happens in the country.
What will happen if this happens?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1029 on: December 20, 2013, 12:50:13 PM »
Based on the Sahara sandstorm that interrupted filming in season one in Tunisia, and the blizzard that struck during filming in Siberian Russia of TAR 14 (leg 5; teams were on a train on the Trans-Siberian Railway as a rolling pitstop), my guess is that production would adjust that leg and/or the following leg; there have been "extended pit stops" on a couple of occasions due to production issues. There was also the apparent adjustment of legs and tasks when the teams last visited Phuket in Thailand; it's not clear if Phuket was the original primary location for those legs, or whether that was a complete substitution for legs in a different country; this is because teams were sent to Bangkok after teams had completed two roadblocks in Phuket.

So those are the things that have been observed in past seasons, and the logical deduction is that production would use similar responses in your hypothetical situation.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1030 on: December 31, 2013, 09:46:59 AM »
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

Scenario 2: about u-turn
Let's say... there are 9 teams. They all bunched-up before the detour (let's say by means of a HoO). One team gets lost and was not able to perform either side of the detour. That team accidentally finds the u-turn ahead of all the other teams. (Note: They will definitely have to go back and perform the detour.)
Question to this scenario: Is the lost team allowed to use the u-turn before going back to either side of the detour?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1031 on: December 31, 2013, 01:58:10 PM »
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

Scenario 2: about u-turn
Let's say... there are 9 teams. They all bunched-up before the detour (let's say by means of a HoO). One team gets lost and was not able to perform either side of the detour. That team accidentally finds the u-turn ahead of all the other teams. (Note: They will definitely have to go back and perform the detour.)
Question to this scenario: Is the lost team allowed to use the u-turn before going back to either side of the detour?
SCENARIO 1: Yes, a team is allowed to take the Fast Forward anytime before the first task is completed on that Leg. The unfinished Roadblock penalty is nullified, but the count will be tallied.

SCENARIO 2: Most likely, the team will be smart enough to keep on searching for the Detour site, but if they follow the scneario, the skipped Detour will become a 12-hour penalty since well, they skipped the Detour. The U-Turn will still be in effect for the stalled team.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1032 on: December 31, 2013, 03:31:49 PM »
I would go further and say that an unclaimed fast forward may be taken at any point within the leg by any team which has not previously claimed one.

In TAR4 there were two legs where a team completed a task then went on to claim the fast forward which was prevoisly inaccessible (one because of geographical placement and one due to hours of operation).
We can put a man on the moon, so why can't we have a Fast Forward in every leg?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1033 on: December 31, 2013, 07:22:11 PM »
Scenario 2: about u-turn
Let's say... there are 9 teams. They all bunched-up before the detour (let's say by means of a HoO). One team gets lost and was not able to perform either side of the detour. That team accidentally finds the u-turn ahead of all the other teams. (Note: They will definitely have to go back and perform the detour.)
Question to this scenario: Is the lost team allowed to use the u-turn before going back to either side of the detour?
SCENARIO 2: Most likely, the team will be smart enough to keep on searching for the Detour site, but if they follow the scneario, the skipped Detour will become a 12-hour penalty since well, they skipped the Detour. The U-Turn will still be in effect for the stalled team.

Really said team must have had a Heather & Eve sized lapse in their logic to find the U-Turn and then proceed onwards instead of realising they skipped the Detour entirely :lol:

I would go further and say that an unclaimed fast forward may be taken at any point within the leg by any team which has not previously claimed one.

In TAR4 there were two legs where a team completed a task then went on to claim the fast forward which was prevoisly inaccessible (one because of geographical placement and one due to hours of operation).

When was this, could you enlighten me?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1034 on: December 31, 2013, 08:26:28 PM »
SCENARIO 2: Most likely, the team will be smart enough to keep on searching for the Detour site, but if they follow the scneario, the skipped Detour will become a 12-hour penalty since well, they skipped the Detour. The U-Turn will still be in effect for the stalled team.

I mean: One team accidentally skips the detour, and finds a u-turn. Before going back to either side of the detour, are they allowed to use the u-turn?


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1035 on: December 31, 2013, 09:17:09 PM »
SCENARIO 2: Most likely, the team will be smart enough to keep on searching for the Detour site, but if they follow the scneario, the skipped Detour will become a 12-hour penalty since well, they skipped the Detour. The U-Turn will still be in effect for the stalled team.

I mean: One team accidentally skips the detour, and finds a u-turn. Before going back to either side of the detour, are they allowed to use the u-turn?

I don't think we've seen anything remotely like this since the advent of the U-Turn. We have seen teams skip a task and reach the pit stop by accident (Derek and Drew, TAR 3, Vietnam, for instance) and were sent back to properly find and complete the final task before they could check in. My guess is that the team would be penalized for not completing the detour task before reaching the U-Turn point; whether their use of the U-Turn would even count is an unknown. We've seen a couple of instances where a team selected a team ahead of them for the U-Turn, which effectively nullified it, but I don't know if there's anything that provides an answer.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1036 on: January 01, 2014, 10:27:53 PM »
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

But if a team quits a roadblock, it is a 4-hour penalty...

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1037 on: January 01, 2014, 10:34:10 PM »
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

But if a team quits a roadblock, it is a 4-hour penalty...

They didn't quit they just moved onto the FF...

Also this is allowed because Brandon & Nicole did it (though they failed the FF)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1038 on: January 02, 2014, 04:55:41 AM »
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

But if a team quits a roadblock, it is a 4-hour penalty...

They didn't quit they just moved onto the FF...

Also this is allowed because Brandon & Nicole did it (though they failed the FF)

That's interesting...

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1039 on: January 02, 2014, 05:45:40 AM »
Question! What place did Ethan & Jenna finished in TAR19, 10th or 11th? There's seems to be some conflict in the racer's Wikipedia pages. I believe it's 10th, how about you guys?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1040 on: January 02, 2014, 05:53:23 AM »
Question! What place did Ethan & Jenna finished in TAR19, 10th or 11th? There's seems to be some conflict in the racer's Wikipedia pages. I believe it's 10th, how about you guys?
10th. I remember Phil saying "You are 10th but it's a double elimination...." To Ethan & Jenna while the flight attendants were told the normal "your last, your out"

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1041 on: January 02, 2014, 08:24:40 AM »


In TAR4 there were two legs where a team completed a task then went on to claim the fast forward which was prevoisly inaccessible (one because of geographical placement and one due to hours of operation).

When was this, could you enlighten me?

In leg 2, Steve and Dave arrived in Venice before 8:30 with most of the other teams and immediately performed the pathway/waterway detour.  They opted to take the FF which opened at 2pm; this still gained them hours over the other teams as the roadblock did not open until 5pm.

In leg 4, Tian performed the race car roadblock in LeMans.  The next morning in Marseilles, she and Jaree decided to take the FF.  I'm not sure when the FF clue was given in this leg, but a smart team would not count on backtracking all the way to LeMans should they not  succeed.
We can put a man on the moon, so why can't we have a Fast Forward in every leg?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1042 on: January 02, 2014, 08:36:45 AM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1043 on: January 02, 2014, 02:29:25 PM »
Hey guys. Sorry if this is a total noob question. I was hoping to procure season 14 on DVD but wasn't able to find it anywhere. I notice that a lot of the earlier seasons are on DVD but not the later ones. Did they just stop making DVDs for seasons? Or are they just behind and they will all come out eventually?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1044 on: January 02, 2014, 03:42:30 PM »
Hey guys. Sorry if this is a total noob question. I was hoping to procure season 14 on DVD but wasn't able to find it anywhere. I notice that a lot of the earlier seasons are on DVD but not the later ones. Did they just stop making DVDs for seasons? Or are they just behind and they will all come out eventually?
They have made DVDs for Seasons 1 to 12 so far.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1045 on: January 02, 2014, 03:55:42 PM »
Hey guys. Sorry if this is a total noob question. I was hoping to procure season 14 on DVD but wasn't able to find it anywhere. I notice that a lot of the earlier seasons are on DVD but not the later ones. Did they just stop making DVDs for seasons? Or are they just behind and they will all come out eventually?
They have made DVDs for Seasons 1 to 12 so far.
Yep, those were the ones I found. I am wondering if there are plans for the other seasons to come out as well or if they stopped making them altogether and I should give up hope for TAR14.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1046 on: January 02, 2014, 10:23:43 PM »
Actually, it's seasons 1 to 11 that have become available on DVD so far; except for seasons 1 and 7, they are only available through an Amazon produced on demand platform; seasons 1 and 7 were released in the traditional DVD marketplace.

Seasons 13 through 23 are available for purchase from I-Tunes with seasons 18 through 23 also available from I-Tunes in a HD format.

The only season not yet available in either format is season 12. There was a promo during one of the episodes of TAR 23 for seasons 12 and 13 for pre-order on Amazon, however, that was never followed up with other promotions, and have not become available on Amazon.

Many seasons are available for streaming through Hulu plus, but I haven't used that service and can't tell you anything able it.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1047 on: January 03, 2014, 11:03:53 PM »
Have there been any current active duty military people run the race. I know about the former POW. Was he still active duty. Any others?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1048 on: January 03, 2014, 11:58:17 PM »
Have there been any current active duty military people run the race. I know about the former POW. Was he still active duty. Any others?

The only one that comes to mind is Dave Brown from season 20. I think he's in the Army Reserve (and thus wasn't on active duty at the time the season was filmed), but I'm not 100 per cent certain of the Reserve status.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1049 on: January 04, 2014, 12:39:21 PM »
Hey guys. Sorry if this is a total noob question. I was hoping to procure season 14 on DVD but wasn't able to find it anywhere. I notice that a lot of the earlier seasons are on DVD but not the later ones. Did they just stop making DVDs for seasons? Or are they just behind and they will all come out eventually?
They have made DVDs for Seasons 1 to 12 so far.
Yep, those were the ones I found. I am wondering if there are plans for the other seasons to come out as well or if they stopped making them altogether and I should give up hope for TAR14.
Actually, if you have a Macintosh product, season 14 - 23 can be bought on iTunes for about $10 per season.
Have there been any current active duty military people run the race. I know about the former POW. Was he still active duty. Any others?

The only one that comes to mind is Dave Brown from season 20. I think he's in the Army Reserve (and thus wasn't on active duty at the time the season was filmed), but I'm not 100 per cent certain of the Reserve status.
I think Jim (of Jim & Marsha) from season 5 was on active duty. Not sure though, but I remember Jim & Marsha being dubbed as "military dad/daughter".
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