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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1050 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 #1051 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 #1052 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 #1053 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 #1054 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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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1055 on: January 04, 2014, 05:25:26 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".
I think the "military dad/daughter was because Jim had served in the military.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1056 on: January 11, 2014, 06:49:23 AM »
Scenario 1: Elimination issues?
Two teams decided to withdraw on the same leg, and the leg happens to be a NEL. What happens in this case?

Scenario 2: TAR22L1 Sandcastle rb
What happens if the team member who did the rb decided not to rebuild all the sandcastles the team member destroyed, but found the clue under one of them?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1057 on: January 12, 2014, 08:45:42 AM »
Scenario 1: Elimination issues?
Two teams decided to withdraw on the same leg, and the leg happens to be a NEL. What happens in this case?

Scenario 2: TAR22L1 Sandcastle rb
What happens if the team member who did the rb decided not to rebuild all the sandcastles the team member destroyed, but found the clue under one of them?
S1: I think both teams will be allowed to withdraw from the race, but NEL's will be switched around. ???

S2: This will just incur a 4-hour penalty since the team member didn't follow Roadblock instructions properly.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1058 on: January 12, 2014, 01:03:14 PM »
Are teams allowed to mingle during the Pit Stops or are they sequestered from each other?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1059 on: January 12, 2014, 05:07:28 PM »
They are sequestered.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1060 on: January 12, 2014, 11:50:50 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)

That's interesting...

IIRC, Brandon & Nicole had arrived at the Roadblock, which Brandon then attempted to complete. Brandon stopped, and they went for the FF. When they saw what the FF was, they went back to the RB location, which Brandon went on to complete (at which point they were in last place). I don't necessarily see that as a quit, because teams have attempted tasks, then stopped to pursue the FF before. I would consider it a quit if it were something on a Momily level (skipping the Detour when they could have just switched from looking for the car to taking the bus).

Now, if Brandon & Nicole went back to the RB location, and Nicole completed it, I believe that's a whole different scenario (as Brandon did elect to do the RB before they switched).

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1061 on: January 13, 2014, 03:13:10 AM »
Are teams allowed to mingle during the Pit Stops or are they sequestered from each other?

Not exactly "sequestered". In the old days we had ESM...eating, sleeping, mingling. Now the teams are kept apart and there is no planned mingling. Airports are the new ESM, lol. I think TPTB think it helps create tension and drama between the teams...I miss it.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1062 on: January 17, 2014, 03:24:26 AM »
What would happen if a team lost their EP/SP?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1063 on: January 17, 2014, 03:51:32 AM »
What would happen if a team lost their EP/SP?

I think production would just print a new one for them :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1064 on: January 17, 2014, 04:07:09 AM »
What would happen if a team lost their EP/SP?

I think production would just print a new one for them :lol:

I don't think they would because it would make for great tv :lol: Imagine them going to skip a task only to have lost it legs ago.  :funny:


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1065 on: January 17, 2014, 04:17:37 AM »
I also don't think they would print a new one for the team because IIRC, a team lost their CoP picture and they weren't given a replacement. ???

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1066 on: January 17, 2014, 04:27:45 AM »
Totally forgot about the COPs :lol:

Yeah I guess that would happen, but I think there's a chance it would get reprinted because an EP is a PRIZE, not something you should keep with you? Just my 2 cents. :)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1067 on: January 17, 2014, 07:27:19 AM »
It shouldn't be difficult to keep it in a safe spot. Plus, I don't know when production would have the time or resources to print on special paper and/or laminate it. If they really want it, they should keep it.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1068 on: January 17, 2014, 08:38:38 PM »
I don't believe production would replace a lost EP. Production will not replace a lost clue or instruction sheet, or a lost gnome. And we know production will not replace a passport, although we at RFF have been known to help return a Racer's lost passport to a Racer before they got eliminated.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1069 on: March 07, 2014, 02:39:36 AM »
If team that won Express Pass in first leg and get NEL in NEL leg, would can skip Speed Bump with Express Pass in next EL leg?
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« Reply #1070 on: March 07, 2014, 02:43:30 AM »
There is nothing said about that. I just think it is quite a stupid thing, since

1. A team with an Express Pass would not risk it and try to not become last (use it before getting last in a NEL)
2. Using it on a Detour (takes more time) is more intelligent, most of the times. A Speed Bump is easy and takes a few time to complete, while the Detour usually makes the difference.

By the way, I think the Express Pass is only not able to be used in Fast Forwards only AFAIC

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1071 on: March 07, 2014, 07:06:15 AM »
I think an EP can skip a speedbump, but a speedbump is too easy to skip.
Any team who still possesses the EP after getting NEL'd would most likely use the EP on a detour or a rb.
I read from Wikipedia (but I can't find it there anymore) that an FF is EP-able, but there's a time penalty. (6 hours? ??? )
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« Reply #1072 on: March 07, 2014, 09:37:25 AM »
Wiki is unreliable....
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1073 on: March 07, 2014, 03:06:44 PM »
It is currently unknown whether the EP can be used on a Fast Forward. I don't think anyone can confirm it one way or another until it is addressed in the show.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1074 on: March 07, 2014, 06:48:40 PM »
There is nothing said about that. I just think it is quite a stupid thing, since

1. A team with an Express Pass would not risk it and try to not become last (use it before getting last in a NEL)
2. Using it on a Detour (takes more time) is more intelligent, most of the times. A Speed Bump is easy and takes a few time to complete, while the Detour usually makes the difference.
By the way, I think the Express Pass is only not able to be used in Fast Forwards only AFAIC
sometimes a team can get a pitstop clue at first place but go to pitstop mat at last place because of cab driver or navigation problem (in self-driving leg)...


 

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