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TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« on: April 11, 2011, 07:36:34 AM »
EP01: Melbourne, Australia to Indonesia (Bali)
EVIDENCE: Sightings at airport, MCG start line, various photos

Film Date: 5 NOV - 6 NOV?
Air Date: May 16th
Pitstop: 24 hour?

Leg Route/Tasks:
START: 11 teams started from the MCG, arrival by chopper (one per team). Cluebox for each team.
EVIDENCE: Pictures Source 1 Source 2

ROADBLOCK : Rappelling/climbing task
EVIDENCE: Source

ROUTE INFO: Drive yourselves to Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) and Fly to Lombok, Indonesia via Bali
EVIDENCE: Photo taken of bags and cars in the parking lot Source 1
Most or all teams on Jetstar Flight 35 (DEP 6:45PM/ARR 9:55PM)
Teams spotted at airport Source 2 Source 3

ROUTE INFO: Make your way to Gili Trawangan
EVIDENCE: Behind the box forums post Source

TASK: Rice throwing ritual?
EVIDENCE: TARA4

DETOUR: Bakso-Selling OR Vegetable Carrying
EVIDENCE: Promos and TARA1/TARA4

ROUTE INFO: Travel on Beruga, use Aqua-Lungs to retrieve briefcase, ride carriage to GT Island and count money inside
EVIDENCE: Behind the box posters reply Source, TARA4, Promos

PITSTOP: Beach possibly Sunset Point
EVIDENCE: Promos/TARA4

Safe from Elimination at End of Leg:

  • Sam and Renae - Last spotted at Macau airport on route to JHB
  • Older couple (F with pink jacket) - Last spotted in Malaysia
  • Tom and Matt - Last spotted at Ben Gurion International Airport  on route to Sri Lanka
  • Richard and Joey - Last spotted at Macau airport on route to JHB
  • Nathan and Taylor - Last at Jo'berg intersection

Possibly Eliminated:
  • Middle-aged married couple? - Last spotted Melbourne Airport
  • Mo and Mos - Last spotted on Gili Trawangan Island, Bali
  • Mum and dad - - Last spotted on Gili Trawangan Island, Bali

Status Uncertain:
  • Anne-Marie and Tracy
  • Liberty and Ryot
  • Jeff and Luke
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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 "TBA" (Indonesia)
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 07:36:51 AM »
Additional Information from Press Release

ROADBLOCK: Climbing/repelling task [possibly at MCG, explaining the spread of the teams exiting]
ACTIVE ROUTE MARKER: Retrieve briefcase from the water using scuba gear and count the money inside it (Repeat of ROADBLOCK from TARA4)
DETOUR: Food selling task (Rp5000) OR Above detour choice from TARA4 (teams travelled to Mandalika Market and had to carry a basket of vegetables above their heads without their hands touching the basket, for a distance of 50 meters)

Download press kit here: http://www.mediafire.com/?gi6p350xb9ipk2i
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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 "TBA" (Indonesia)
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 07:37:18 AM »
All videos can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/LSKseven  :<3
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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 06:44:45 PM »
Less than a year after the official announcement and after 10 years of waiting for an Aussie Edition....

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WELCOME to TARAus Launch Day!!
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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 11:14:28 PM »
What time is it in Melbourne??? It's 9:14 p.m. where i live (California)
Go Sam & Renae ,  Tyler & Nathan, Alana & Mel, and Jeff & Luke!♥


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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 11:19:54 PM »
It is currently 2:19 PM, Roughly 8 (Wow, my math is great! :groan:) 6 hours and 11 minutes until the show airs.
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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 11:22:20 PM »
It is currently 2:19 PM, Roughly 8 hours and 11 minutes until the show airs.
Thanks Coutzy wow that is a long time. Do you know where I could watch it?????
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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 11:25:17 PM »
This episode is believed (not confirmed) to end in a NEL.



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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 11:45:52 PM »
Quote
It is currently 2:19 PM, Roughly 8 hours and 11 minutes until the show airs.

6 hours, 11 minutes. (And now, 5 hours, 45 minutes. Eeeeeeeeeeee!)

I'm actually going to swing by the MCG on my way home just because I can.

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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 11:52:51 PM »
Today? it's really watching show airs?
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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2011, 12:42:07 AM »
This episode is believed (not confirmed) to end in a NEL.
My sources confirm this is a NEL. Personally I hate first episode NELs because its basically a wasted first episode!  (:;)
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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2011, 04:35:16 AM »
A quote from a newspaper review, since they don't seem to want to give us a title:

"I'm surprised they didn't call the police- There's a random Arab crawling up the MCG" -Mo

"I'm Surprised They Didn't Call The Police" = Unofficial title? :duno:

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Re: TARAus 1 Ep 1 (Indonesia) Episode Disussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2011, 05:11:54 AM »
20 minutes to go!! Will post a review at around 11:30pm Sydney Time for those who want it!! (6:30am LA time)

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2011, 05:51:52 AM »
There was a tweet a few minutes ago from a guy calling it "The Amazing Race: Broken Family Edition". The kicker? The tweeter's name is listed as Paolo.

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2011, 05:53:20 AM »
Go Anne-Marie and Tracy!  :wohoo:

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2011, 06:18:24 AM »
Heh, the Detour choices are Cash and Carry.

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2011, 06:33:02 AM »
I hope the rest of the series is not made up of recycled TAR Asia episodes.

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2011, 07:09:41 AM »
Update! Update! Update!!

What's happening, who's ahead, what does it look like??

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2011, 07:18:11 AM »
NEL as predicted.

Extremely positive portrayals of Muslims, which is something I don't think I've EVER seen on TV before. Even Hussein/Natasha and Mardy/Marsio were whinier than they were fun.

Nice to see the "Focus, Believe, Achieve" chanting helped Joey/Richard to a stellar finish of... tenth.

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2011, 07:31:45 AM »
A basic overview, ill do a full summary/ comment on it all later.

Meet the teams followed by the usual explaination of legs/eliminations etc. Note that we have 12 legs and an express pass.

Teams set off, RB right off the bat - rappel down the MCG light towers. 

Flight to Denpasar, Indonesia and catch a boat to Lombok. Sign up for boats to village next morning.

Nathan and Tyler on the first flight, everyone else on the next.

Find clues in nets in boats (TARA4 style) all teams become equal as no one can find the clue - they're all looking for a cluebox :lol: 

Make your way to a temple, participate in rice throwing ritual. Anastasia falls and Chris picks her up swearing at the locals. Everyone comments on how much the rice hurt, lots of teams got smashed.

Detour: Cash or carry. Cash- sell 15 soup bowl and exchange money for the clue. Carry - balance baskets on heads, without touching them, through the market to get the next clue.

Sam and Renae take the lead from Nathan and Tyler. Lots of teams drop the baskets or can't sell the food. Liberty does a Brook and Claire and kisses all the men so they buy the soup :lol:

teams then take a taxi to a beach, choose a boat and swim to a briefcase. Then count the money inside (TARA4) for their next clue. Sam and Renae out in front, they play it smart and choose a 50 horsepower boat over the other 20 horsepower boats.

Then we cut to Liberty vomiting, from a bit of everything. Then Chris and Anastasia get dropped off at the wrong location - they scream at each other arguing over whether it's faster to take a taxi again or walk. They start the counting task in second to last place.

All teams begin counting, with everyone counting at the same time. Teams pretty much complete the task and arrive at the pitstop in the same order.

1st - Sam & Renae - $10000 and the express pass
2nd - Dave & Kelly
3rd - Liberty & Ryot
4th - Jeff & Luke
5th - Matt & Tom
6th - Nathan & Tyler
7th - Anastasia & Chris
8th - Anne- Marie & Tracy
9th - Alana & Mel
10th - Joey & Richard
11th - Mo & Mos - Non Elim'd - marked for elimination.  

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2011, 07:44:12 AM »
Interesting first ep- Not great, but a solid start to build on. The MCG task provided some good drama, but exposed some poor planning on the part of production (either that or Nathan & Tyler blitzed the rappelling and surprised everybody)

I enjoyed the tasks in Bali, searching around a village for a hidden clue provided a lot of laughs. Anne-Marie and Tracy seem determined to spend their whole journey in hysterics. The Detour provided its moments, my favourite was Nathan & Tyler struggling to balance baskets while Sam and Renae pass them at almost a jogging pace. The money/briefcase task was interesting, but finished predictably.

Final Leg Results (In white SPOILER text):


1st: Sam and Ranae
2nd: Dave and Kelly
3rd: Ryot and Liberty
4th: Jeff and Luke
5th: Matt and Tom
6th: Tyler and Nathan
7th: Chris and Anastasia
8th: Anne-Marie and Tracy
9th: Alana and Mel
10th: Richard and Joey
11th: Mo and Mos (NEL)


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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2011, 07:51:11 AM »
The episode threads are marked as spoilers, so no need for spoiler bars here. It will remain each viewer's responsibility to stay out of this thread until they have seen the episode....

Thanks for the updates, sounds like a good start!!
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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2011, 10:39:23 AM »
Loved it overall!! :hearts:

General thoughts:
  • - Loved the exhilarating roadblock to start the season and Australian franchise
  • - Annoyed that there was no room for place changing between money counting and pit-stop as transport was provided
  • - Good balanced detours  :hearts:
  • - Clues could have been a little bit more cryptic!

THE TEAMS:
  • Sam & Renae - likable and very competitive
  • Dave & Kelly    - nice people
  • Ryot & Liberty - annoying
  • Jeff & Luke - good guys working on a relationship
  • Matt & Tom - a little bit annoying because they remind me of Jet and Cord!!
  • Tyler & Nathan - competitors!
  • Chris & Anastasia - love them! They are the drama couple - the Brandon and Nicole
  • Anne-Marie & Tracy - really likable characters but not strong enough to go all the way to the end
  • Alana & Mel - need to develop their confidence
  • Richard & Joey - ANNOYING. PLEASE BE U-TURNED/YIELDED ASAP
  • Mo & Mos - a bit annoying, not very likable




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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2011, 03:20:20 PM »
I agree with everyone, Richard and Joey are SO annoying. Please be eliminated next.

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 1 (Indonesia) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2011, 04:04:48 PM »
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