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TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« on: September 14, 2013, 01:29:20 AM »
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ON YOUR MARK. GET SET. GO! TEAMS EMBARK ON A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO THEIR FIRST DESTINATION, IQUIQUE, CHILE, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE AMAZING RACE,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 29


          “We’re Not In Oklahoma No More” – With the Double Express Pass on the line, teams depart for their first destination, Iquique, Chile, where one racer must face their fear of heights, on the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host
 
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This season, which marks the 23nd race around the world for the series, will bring back the Double Express Pass twist that was introduced last season, in which the first Team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two “Express Passes” — one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another Team by the end of the fifth leg of the Race.
As Teams travel through four continents and nine countries, spanning more than 35,000 miles, they will paraglide high above the skies of Iquique, Chile, subject themselves to a bone-chilling plunge in Norway and buckle up for Formula One Racing in Abu Dhabi.     
This season’s diverse cast includes former NFL teammates, married ER doctors, theater performers, childhood friends, baseball wives, cousins and more.

 
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Amazing Race 23 - We're Not in Oklahoma No More New
The 23rd season begins in Los Angeles with 11 two-member teams flying to Chile where they take to the sky for paragliding. Also: Misreading a clue lands one pair up a creek without a paddle; and the race heats up when one team steals another duo's taxi.
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 01:29:44 AM »
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 01:29:59 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 01:30:37 AM »
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« Last Edit: September 29, 2013, 05:07:13 PM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 04:49:24 PM »
Leg 1 (Los Angeles, USA → Iquique, Chile )
See Vitoko's recap of filming in Iquique here!

Filmed9-10 June
Broadcast29 September

ROUTE INFO       Melody Ranch Motion Studio, Santa Clarita, California


ROUTE INFOFly to Iquique, Chile.
FLIGHTSLos Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Diego Aracena International Airport (IQQ)
LAX > MIA (AA252), MIA > SCL (AA957), SCL > IQQ

LAX > DFW (AA2456), DFW > SCL (AA945), SCL > IQQ


ROUTE INFOAlto Hospicio
ROADBLOCKParaglide 1500ft above Iquique.


ROUTE INFOMuelle de Pasajeros
ROADBLOCKRow Boats


PIT STOPPlaza Prat, Iquique


SAFE

AT RISK

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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 07:00:35 PM »
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 10:44:51 PM »

Amazing Race 23 - We're Not in Oklahoma No More New
The 23rd season begins in Los Angeles with 11 two-member teams flying to Chile where they take to the sky for paragliding. Also: Misreading a clue lands one pair up a creek without a paddle; and the race heats up when one team steals another duo's taxi.

It never fails to amaze me that any team ever forgets to read the clues completely and carefully and not skim; and to figure out what they don't understand when they get the clue. One would think after 12 years, and 22 prior Races this would be engraved in their heads before starting the Race.

And stealing taxis.....when have that ever happened before?  :funny:
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 01:24:09 AM »
It never fails to amaze me that any team ever forgets to read the clues completely and carefully and not skim; and to figure out what they don't understand when they get the clue. One would think after 12 years, and 22 prior Races this would be engraved in their heads before starting the Race.

And stealing taxis.....when have that ever happened before?  :funny:

That was in season 7, leg 3. Rob & Amber took Debbie & Bianca's taxi in Santiago.

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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2013, 06:40:17 AM »
It never fails to amaze me that any team ever forgets to read the clues completely and carefully and not skim; and to figure out what they don't understand when they get the clue. One would think after 12 years, and 22 prior Races this would be engraved in their heads before starting the Race.

And stealing taxis.....when have that ever happened before?  :funny:

That was in season 7, leg 3. Rob & Amber took Debbie & Bianca's taxi in Santiago.

They also did that in Season 11 with Charla & Mirna (can't remember) Season 12 Ari & Stella vs. I cannot remember think it was Ron & Chris, Season 13 with Nick taking Tina's cab in the second Moscow leg, Season 15 Sam & Dan vs. Brian & Ericka in the Czech Republic...

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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 11:21:46 AM »
It never fails to amaze me that any team ever forgets to read the clues completely and carefully and not skim; and to figure out what they don't understand when they get the clue. One would think after 12 years, and 22 prior Races this would be engraved in their heads before starting the Race.

And stealing taxis.....when have that ever happened before?  :funny:

That was in season 7, leg 3. Rob & Amber took Debbie & Bianca's taxi in Santiago.

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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 12:06:22 PM »

Bringing Slowhatch & maxen's posts to this thread for possible Starting Line Task discussion...



No Chile thread yet, so I'll throw it in here: just wondering if this might be a task. Each one of those brand-new-looking industrial salt bags (sin aditivos!) weighs about 110 lbs., and I doubt production would pay to deliver them to an old mine just for some window dressing.




You can see a logo from one of the bags.

It's Sal Alpina



Here is a very nice video (from Sal Alpina) with maps explaining the extraction process.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0JoX8Undlyc



My guess is that either Phil took this picture at the actual Salt Processing Factory for one of the stand-ups explaining a task in Chile,

or, as Slowhatch stated above, it's at Cowboy Western Studio in CA for Starting line task / decorations...

but what kind of SL task that would be? figuring out the "Sal Alpina" words from the bag to reveal their first destination ???


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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 12:52:51 PM »
Hardly a switchback of finding the salt shaker in the salt?
GamerFan's TAR 7 Continents (Jackie 6, Laina 7, Leg 11: 3rd)
SamualDude's TAR:NZ (Dawn 3, Jennifer 1, Leg 4: 2nd )
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013, 01:05:49 PM »


Claude, please note the emoticon that I used; I was being sarcastic.

I think they got the sarcasm........it was the "rhetorical" question they missed.
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013, 09:08:41 PM »
No, I was wondering if production would pay to cart salt bags to Humberstone (map here). I'm thinking the salt bags are either pre-existing for the tourists, or brought over from "Ireland 3" for a photo-op, or staged for a task, and I'm guessing it's a task.

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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2013, 12:31:52 AM »
Episode 2 will feature an extended task at an abandoned salt mine outside Iquique. We will have lots more info to share before then. :)
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2013, 05:43:11 PM »
We're not in Oklahoma any more mirrors The Wizard of Oz. (in case anyone doesn't get the title) Oklahoma get lots of tornadoes, like Kansas. Comparing the start of the race to a tornado seems fitting to me. Lots of "flying" around. It might seem unreal, like you are over the Rainbow.
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2013, 08:00:44 PM »
09.17.2013
ON YOUR MARK. GET SET. GO! TEAMS EMBARK ON A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO THEIR FIRST DESTINATION, IQUIQUE, CHILE, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE AMAZING RACE,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 29


          “We’re Not In Oklahoma No More” – With the Double Express Pass on the line, teams depart for their first destination, Iquique, Chile, where one racer must face their fear of heights, on the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host.

http://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=36638

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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2013, 10:24:45 PM »
I need to say this first, I'm from Iquique and I've been in and out of this forum from a long time ago, until NOW, this is what happened in the first leg of the race, this is what happened when my dream of The Amazing Race coming to the city I was born came true, this was my amazing day.

Mix of course with what this forum was able to find.

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LEG 1 Iquique, Chile.


Around June 7, I received some weird information about how people around me were being contacted by a production company to be in multiple locations to help in an unknown competition and nobody was able to say anything about it. Which sounded weird, specially since in this city happens close to nothing, and if something is going to happen EVERYWHERE and EVERYBODY knows what is going on. Also on June 9 a foreign helicopter was flying around and nobody knew what it was. Then it hit me, THE AMAZING RACE is coming to IQUIQUE for their first leg of season 23.

“Nobody knows much about it” was the key, and since people around me who were involved in it ask about it everyone got the same response every time, “I can't say anything, we just need to do it for an american production”. So then I contacted Peach who gave me flight info and everything was right, dates, arrival times, that's when we knew that Santiago was just a connecting flight. That is when I decided to take this once in a life time opportunity and try to follow them on June 10.


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ROUTE INFO: Flight to Iquique, Chile.
According to airport sightings and flight info from the forum, the racers should be arriving between 11:00 and 12:00 to Iquique, Chile redirected from Santiago, Chile. (spoiler page: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28799.75.html )

Possible ROUTE INFO: Mercado Centenario, “Take a taxi to Alto Hospicio”.
According to www.soyiquique.cl and La Estrella Iquique www.estrellaiquique.cl (local news outlet) racer were spotted at “Mercado Centenario”.  Is possible they were ask to do something here besides getting the clue but I have no info on this except for what was written by www.soyiquique.cl (spoiler page: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28864.0.html EstrellaIquique: http://c806398.r98.cf2.rackcdn.com/EstellaIquique/110613/Paginas/jpg/11_06_13_pag_20-1440.jpg)

ROADBLOCK: Paragliding task, “Alto Hospicio’s jumping platform” to “Playa Brava, Iquique”.
Local sightings and pics here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28799.150.html
Because of the amount of local pilots and the legal rule that you can't jump by yourself without an instructor there is no chance both members of the teams could do this. Team mate would have to go back to Iquique via Taxi to meet in the landing spot.

ROUTE INFO: Take a taxi to “Muelle de Pasajeros” or “Gobernacion Maritima”
Teams would land on Playa Brava where they could take a taxi to the next task but is possible that there was a task or a clue box at “Parque Las Banderas”. I personally saw some camera crew at this place but couldn't take a picture at the moment or say exactly what they were doing there.
Parque Las Banderas: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28796.0.html
Gobernacion Maritima: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4058/4526860571_b811420883_z.jpg

*ROADBLOCK: Boat task at “Muelle de Pasajeros”. “Find 5 Fish in a marked boat and hang them" in the other side of the Pier next to the Sea Lions of the promo.
Teams arrived by taxi at “Muelle de Pasajeros” that is right next to “Gobernacion Maritima”.
Pics sent to Peach: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28799.100.html

*PITSTOP: Plaza Pratt. “Make your way on foot to Plaza Prat"
Following a team I found Phil and the greeter at the Pitstop at Plaza Prat right next to “Teatro Municipal”
One team was waiting around Phil after another's team arrival to talk to them, they were not asked to comeback to the mat so there was no penalty, I speculate this involved the stolen taxi)

After every arrival they would be escort inside the “Teatro Municipal”.
Pics sent to Peach: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28799.100.html

It might not sound like it, but this was the most exciting day I've had in a long time, just waiting around the pitstop for the teams to the point where I was not willing to leave before the last team check in, watching Phil practicing his lines for the shoot, watching the pitstop disappear while there was no team coming. I was so happy to be close to an official TAR recording, having a clue box with a yellow and red flag almost 3 meters away from me, getting a picture taken with Phil, even picking up a piece of an envelope that fell on the ground.

I've been watching the show since season 7 when they were on Santiago for the first time and being a fan ever since so being able to be this close and contribute to this forum giving information to peach was incredible. It really was an Amazing once in a lifetime experience.

* Means I was present while this was happening at the time. Everything else was done by sightings and inside info I was able to get.

I know Iquique might seem underwelming for the start of a season or even to be in The Amazing Race and probably everyone will forget about this leg but I know for sure, June 10 is my most precious TAR moment that I will always remember and I can't wait to watch it on September 29.
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Re: TAR 23 Ep 1 "We’re Not In Oklahoma No More"
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2013, 12:27:10 AM »
I feel your excitement. I was in Plaza de Armas (leg2) just half an hour before the first team arrives and just missed it. I feel pure envy

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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 03:52:15 AM »
Vitoko, what a wonderful write-up. And all that time you've spent here online paid off when your once in a lifetime opportunity came.
The first time I had heard of Iquique was during the live interactive filming of the original season of Around The World For Free with Alex Boylan (one of the winners of TAR 2) and he had to get to Iquique in order to get outside of an earthquake zone and reunite with his camera person in Santiago. (There had been an earthquake in the region right then.) So Iquique is the latest location Alex visited when he filmed ATWFF that TAR only came to later.
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2013, 01:31:29 PM »
even picking up a piece of an envelope that fell on the ground.

 :funny:     I did the same thing: 

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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2013, 09:11:58 AM »
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It never fails to amaze me that any team ever forgets to read the clues completely and carefully and not skim; and to figure out what they don't understand when they get the clue. One would think after 12 years, and 22 prior Races this would be engraved in their heads before starting the Race.

I guess as the familiar saying goes, it's not TAR until someone misreads their clue.
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2013, 03:17:55 PM »
even picking up a piece of an envelope that fell on the ground.

 :funny:     I did the same thing: 

TAR15 clue envelope pull tab from LA River

TAR21 clue envelope pull tab from Arroyo Seco (under Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena)

Yeah, but the sad part is that I lost it when I was cleaning up my office space :(

Vitoko, what a wonderful write-up. And all that time you've spent here online paid off when your once in a lifetime opportunity came.
The first time I had heard of Iquique was during the live interactive filming of the original season of Around The World For Free with Alex Boylan (one of the winners of TAR 2) and he had to get to Iquique in order to get outside of an earthquake zone and reunite with his camera person in Santiago. (There had been an earthquake in the region right then.) So Iquique is the latest location Alex visited when he filmed ATWFF that TAR only came to later.
I'm looking forward to seeing your city in high definition in about 10 days when the season starts!

Thank you, I just hope is a good leg and an entertaining first episode, I know about Around the world for free but I've never watch it.

I feel your excitement. I was in Plaza de Armas (leg2) just half an hour before the first team arrives and just missed it. I feel pure envy

Is ok, I got lucky with a clue I got days before the shoot, I would've kick myself if I would've found out they came here after the recording.

I still got things to talk about but I'm gonna keep them to myself until the episode airs.


 

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