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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #150 on: March 24, 2012, 01:26:14 PM »
I have been impressed that the everything MEANS something this season.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #151 on: March 24, 2012, 01:39:08 PM »
Doesn't TAR use helicopters for aerial views of cities? They could have just taken a video of their helicopter.


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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #152 on: March 24, 2012, 01:45:09 PM »
I don't know. But they went to the trouble of adding intense over it. We dont usually get random shots of the helicopters filming the race/city shots. I think this may be something that is a part of the "rescue" though. Remember this is  a helicopter evacuation, maybe this is just footage showing us a crash example?? ???
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #153 on: March 24, 2012, 01:51:38 PM »
I would still eliminate the possibility of an intersection because no team is REQUIRED to do a fast forward, thus WRP would not plan for an intersection for an odd numbered team leg. The last time a fast forward was offered but not taken was in S14 Leg 7, a charity FF in Phuket, Thailand

Maybe the RB must be completed with the help of an instructor.  I remember teams in many tasks along all the season (the Ford RB in Belgium last season) who requires the involvement of a specialist for safety matters.  This could be another example of Occam's razor:  "the simplest explanation is usually correct".
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #154 on: March 24, 2012, 02:36:51 PM »
I found this pic on flickr of some very uniquely staked hay on the back of a truck in Azerbaijan. I don't know how to post's pic's , so if someone could check it out and see if it's worth bringing over , i'd appreesh. It look's like something that could be a task to me anyway.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferryvermeer/6004181306/


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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #155 on: March 24, 2012, 02:44:44 PM »
Okay, I just added the short 19sec version of Promo 1 that is being shown on TV to post 2 upstream.


TL has pointed out that we do NOT yet know what is up with this helicopter? Why are they showing us this again in a separate frame? WHy is this important? And where does it come in? I tried to get the registration number in a cap and could not.

Excerpt from the  19 sec promo with thanks to TL!!


 :lol:  FWIW, it's a Westland Sea King HARx helicopter (painted in search & rescue colors)

Here's the wikipedia link

..don't see a ref to an Azerbaijan version  may be stock footage   :lol:

ETA: wow, looks a lot like a Belgian AF Sea King helicopter (painted in the 25th anniversary color scheme).   :lol:
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #156 on: March 24, 2012, 02:50:07 PM »
I found this pic on flickr of some very uniquely staked hay on the back of a truck in Azerbaijan. I don't know how to post's pic's , so if someone could check it out and see if it's worth bringing over , i'd appreesh. It look's like something that could be a task to me anyway.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferryvermeer/6004181306/

Here you go! OMGosh it would be watermelons in reverse!!

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #157 on: March 24, 2012, 02:58:25 PM »
Do you think this could be a FF , after looking at it again it look's very difficult to do and very time consuming , unless they don't have to stack as many bales of hay as in the pic.

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #158 on: March 24, 2012, 03:06:00 PM »
No one knows that it is a fast forward (if there is one) but it would be cool! We do have the clue about "stack up"
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #159 on: March 24, 2012, 04:36:32 PM »
It's all within the realm of possibility!


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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #160 on: March 24, 2012, 04:40:17 PM »
:lol:  FWIW, it's a Westland Sea King HARx helicopter (painted in search & rescue colors)

Here's the wikipedia link

..don't see a ref to an Azerbaijan version  may be stock footage   :lol:

ETA: wow, looks a lot like a Belgian AF Sea King helicopter (painted in the 25th anniversary color scheme).   :lol:

That explains that!! So this should be footage re helicopter rescues.... another great find TJ!
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #161 on: March 24, 2012, 07:08:32 PM »
What fun speculation... a possible FF and intersection. :colors

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #162 on: March 24, 2012, 07:55:07 PM »
there would be an on location cameraman at the helicopter thing right??

so if the teams' film crew told the helicopter cameraman no team went for the FF, they could easily just have taken the intersection sign away before the teams arrive at the RB, and it would just look like a normal RB, right??
but i have to agree this helicopter thing does scream out 'Intersection'

and the whole hay thing does scream out 'FF', Dave/Rachel and Joey/Danny have not been seen in ANY promos, except the fire dancing, which appears to be an equaliser because every team is there

if am putting my money on an FF and an Intersection, JMO  :jam:

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #163 on: March 24, 2012, 07:57:42 PM »
I think those two are the same people as in here:


- pic from Peach upthread

Bopper and whoever is the taller one in Art/JJ. Can't be bothered knowing, honestly. :lol:

That pic has bothered me for ages. WHY would two people be trapped in there together for a RB?? Couldn't/wouldn't that affect things? I was trying to make Bopper's companion be the capsule coordinator and not JJ somehow.

that looks more like J.J. to me

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #164 on: March 24, 2012, 08:03:53 PM »
What fun speculation... a possible FF and intersection. :colors

We already had this scenario, FF plus INTERSECCION, in TAR10, leg 8.  The beauty queens won the leg and the teams who intersected went after the FF (eating the cow lips) finished second and third.

I mean, it would'nt be the first time that both twist appears in a leg.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #165 on: March 24, 2012, 08:18:51 PM »
What fun speculation... a possible FF and intersection. :colors

We already had this scenario, FF plus INTERSECCION, in TAR10, leg 8.  The beauty queens won the leg and the teams who intersected went after the FF (eating the cow lips) finished second and third.

I mean, it would'nt be the first time that both twist appears in a leg.


However in this scenario, as well as Season 11, the Intersection/Fast Forward was in conjunction where an intersected team competed for a Fast Forward. There was also 8 teams instead of the current 7 teams.

there would be an on location cameraman at the helicopter thing right??

so if the teams' film crew told the helicopter cameraman no team went for the FF, they could easily just have taken the intersection sign away before the teams arrive at the RB, and it would just look like a normal RB, right??
but i have to agree this helicopter thing does scream out 'Intersection'

and the whole hay thing does scream out 'FF', Dave/Rachel and Joey/Danny have not been seen in ANY promos, except the fire dancing, which appears to be an equaliser because every team is there

if am putting my money on an FF and an Intersection, JMO  :jam:

However, they would also have to re-word the clues as well.

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #166 on: March 24, 2012, 08:41:10 PM »
What fun speculation... a possible FF and intersection. :colors

We already had this scenario, FF plus INTERSECCION, in TAR10, leg 8.  The beauty queens won the leg and the teams who intersected went after the FF (eating the cow lips) finished second and third.

I mean, it wouldn't be the first time that both twist appears in a leg.


However in this scenario, as well as Season 11, the Intersection/Fast Forward was in conjunction where an intersected team competed for a Fast Forward. There was also 8 teams instead of the current 7 teams.

there would be an on location cameraman at the helicopter thing right??

so if the teams' film crew told the helicopter cameraman no team went for the FF, they could easily just have taken the intersection sign away before the teams arrive at the RB, and it would just look like a normal RB, right??
but i have to agree this helicopter thing does scream out 'Intersection'

and the whole hay thing does scream out 'FF', Dave/Rachel and Joey/Danny have not been seen in ANY promos, except the fire dancing, which appears to be an equaliser because every team is there

if am putting my money on an FF and an Intersection, JMO  :jam:

However, they would also have to re-word the clues as well.

You're right; but technically there's only six teams.  Art & J.J. are out of the equation, because they already won the previous FF in Turin.
That leaves only 1 team trying the FF and 5 (plus the border patrol agents) in the intersection.  But all I'm saying is only a wild spec.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #167 on: March 24, 2012, 10:09:56 PM »
Bopper and whoever is the taller one in Art/JJ.

J.J. is taller than Art

This screams INTERSECTION to me.

There will not be an intersection because there are 7 teams remaining and 7 is and odd number.

What about the FF? That would be 6!

LOL , Peach beat me to it  :groan:
But there is a chance that no team choose FF.I think production won't design a Intersection like this...

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #168 on: March 24, 2012, 10:53:00 PM »
I think the Intersection is "gone with the wind" and not a good fit here, but you never know. Maybe it is just two at a time for timing or cost or something.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #169 on: March 24, 2012, 11:37:01 PM »
I think the Intersection is "gone with the wind" and not a good fit here, but you never know. Maybe it is just two at a time for timing or cost or something.

Agree, Peach.  But it's a funny game to spec in this wild way, including our wishes, only because we don't have any clue on the whereabouts of two teams and we're unable to get a positive identification on the person next to Bopper.  We can apply Conan Doyle's quote, "when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"; but I am closer to my first post of today.

Anyway, we're gonna have the answer tonight.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #170 on: March 25, 2012, 01:58:42 AM »
Re: Stacking and such:

I'm going with the apples are stacked up in the car. There may be some rule with the apples stating that they have to remain stacked while searching through them (i.e. not spilled out on the roadway, etc)?? Nary seems very hesitant to open the door or do anything lol.


And it's weird (to me) that the Oil Detour is just simply named 'Oil'....what would be the name for the other Detour? Apples? Fruit?  :lol:

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #171 on: March 25, 2012, 02:40:09 AM »
There was a season where one team had won a Fast Forward with another team during an Intersection period, and then won an individual Fast Forward on a subsequent leg. (Oswald and Danny, season 11, legs 8 (Poland, during an intersection) and leg 10 (Hong Kong.)

I'm surprised this wasn't mentioned (or I didn't see it in this leg.)

In any event, the show has never had an intersection with an odd number of teams; it would put a solo team at an advantage or disadvantage, depending on the circumstances.

I'd be surprised if there's a second FF this soon if there is to be a second one this season.

As to the helicopter, er may not know why the helicopter shot is in the promos, but it did occur to me that teams might have had to ride in a helicopter before or after the helicopter task. Haven't they done something like that before? I can visualize it (Argentina or Brazil or Guam or Hawaii in an early season, perhaps?) but I don't have time right now to wade through to look. But I do remember something like that.

I think we probably have at least one active route marker task in here somewhere; and the possibility is that the waiting team member at a roadblock gets a helicopter ride. They've done that sort of thing already. And from the preview for the season, there's a hint of a helicopter ride on the last leg of the Race, IIRC, so I think the use of helicopters is quite deliberate, Peach. Just to throw that additional thought in.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #172 on: March 25, 2012, 07:56:04 AM »
I do not think it is fair if there is a Fastforward and an Intersection on the same leg. If we have two teams going after the Fastforward and one team waiting at the Intersection for the team there loses the battle for the Fastforward. For me if should be if you loses the battle for the Fastforward, then you have a lot of catch up to do. Not have one team waiting for you at the intersection, so you can battle with them not to get eliminated!!!! :duno: :duno: :duno: :duno:
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #173 on: March 25, 2012, 08:15:55 AM »
We have NO proof for either a FF or an Intersection. ALL is spec only.

Although the FF fits the info we have:

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Two Teams hit the hay to see how well they stack up

And that neither Dave/Rachel OR Danny/Joey are seen after the Fire Tower.

The eliminated teams have been getting a fair bit of visibility in the promos up to now. It is odd to have a team we think may be eliminated have NO visibility at all.  What I don't understand is why if J/D go for the (presumed) FF and can't do it...why don't we see them later doing a challenge? Are they so far behind that they don't even get to try the tasks? Do we have a in the field elim by Phil?? Does something ELSE happen?? If the time shadows would be so late that would give them away that would be one thing....but in the capsule shots would be time free.

And I do NOT believe there is an Intersection...fwiw.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #174 on: March 25, 2012, 08:49:18 AM »
Intersection seems unlikely to me, although how amazingly funny would it be if the seventh-placed team gets to the Intersection, sees that there is nobody there waiting for them, and realises that they are forced to go complete the Fast Forward! :lol3: That would be interesting, for sure! :lol:
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