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The Amazing Race => The Amazing Race 30 => Topic started by: georgiapeach on August 12, 2016, 09:55:55 PM

Title: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on August 12, 2016, 09:55:55 PM
The TAR casting thread has NOT updated its homepage. Same one for pre-29.

However, the FAQ's alone have been updated, and now read:

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We are casting now for a race that travels sometime between October 2016 and January 2017,  for approximately 25-30 days.

http://www.theamazingracecasting.com/Faq

Interesting indeed, as TAR 30 has widely been speculated to be another returning racers of some sort.

If I remember correctly, the Application page for the last All-Stars was not updated before the Race. ???

This is interesting because for the first time in ages we are not on the Fall Schedule. Possibly to give TPTB a chance to take a close look at 29 and be sure this unusual cast worked as well as we hoped. Possibly to see what the Emmy brings. Possibly due to ratings.

But 30 filming was never in doubt from what I have been hearing.

But this may suggest that there is some consideration now being given for a non all returning racers season. Or not.  :funny:

Giving all this, seems time to proceed with some pre-race SPECULATION, discussion on the possibility of returning racers vs not, and more.

Note that this is NOT a Wishlist thread. Educated spec on locations is okay, as is discussion on casting.

But WISHLISTS will be deleted.

I don't think we can avoid discussion of the cast and locations of TAR 29, but ANY OUTCOME REVEALS will NOT be allowed. So please be VERY careful.

Have fun!


Title: Re: TAR 30:Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 12, 2016, 09:57:10 PM
I ♥ TAR got us started, here is that post!

I hope it isn't to early for this thread... 

Season 30 is supposed to filming sometime between October 2016 and January 2017 according to TAR casting website.

So let's speculate!  :conf: :cheer:



From last 4 seasons, 3 seasons were with some gimmick so I guess TAR 30 will be another classic one, also because it's beggining of new "3x" era, so they will try this season to be memorable.

My guess is only 4 MF teams because of TAR 26/TAR 29 with 9 MF teams in casts, and TAR 27/TAR 28 where all 5 MF teams made F7. Combination of 4 MM & 3 FF or 4 FF & 3 MM then.


Route:

South America - We had SA visited 4 seasons in the row which is record for TAR, so I'm think no SA for this season. Definitely not in the first legs again, I think.

Australia and Oceania - Last visit in season 22. I think it's time. Melbourne? Tasmania?

Africa - I would say yes. Guessing some safari legs in already visited country.

Asia - already visited countries, maybe Laos finally? Classic combination of chaotic dirty legs + 1 leg in modern city ala Tokio, Hong Kong, Singapur, imo.

Europe - I would rule out France, Belgium and Germany because of migration crisis and threat of terrorist attacks. No Russia, Ukraine and Turkey because of politic situation. They love doing "winter" legs at this time, so probably some mountain area in West Europe or Scandinavia.


My final guess is 5 continents race without SA.  :)

Title: Re: TAR 30:Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on August 12, 2016, 09:59:19 PM
 They seem to like to theme the even-numbered seasons lately. 24 was all-returnees, 26 was all-dating, and 28 was all-social media.

30 is possible for returnees, since there was also a 6 season gap between the last one, Unfinished Business.
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Post by: gamerfan09 on August 12, 2016, 10:06:58 PM
We need a good returnee season to erase 24. Look at Unfinished Business and All-Stars 1, both were pretty good in the ratings!
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Post by: dryedmangoez on August 12, 2016, 11:54:45 PM
Well, wherever TAR29 ends up airing, I hope it does well enough to not banish TAR30 to CBS All Access.
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on August 13, 2016, 11:42:14 AM
I really hope it's either full returnees or full newbies season then. No mixed season, please! (It never worked in Survivor.) ALSO NO THREE PEATERS!!!


There are some obvious choices who would be 99% asked to race again:
Kim & Alli (25)
Hayley & Blair (26)
Tiffany & Krista (27)
Tyler & Corey (28)

High chance of being asked back:
Adam & Bethany (25)
Jeff & Jackie (26) - because of BB
Tanner & Josh (27)
Denise & James Earl/Sherri & Cole - but they would compete for 1 spot, imo.

This is just speculation based on how popular/memorable that teams are.  :)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: stekay on August 13, 2016, 01:03:45 PM
Despite previously not going back to older seasons I wonder if the success of Survivor digging into its archive for returnees would inspire TAR to also finally consider going back pre UB.
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Post by: fossil-racer on August 13, 2016, 04:17:28 PM
Despite previously not going back to older seasons I wonder if the success of Survivor digging into its archive for returnees would inspire TAR to also finally consider going back pre UB.
I would like this but with a 11 team norm, I think they should stick with TAR 25-TAR29. Some great teams the past couple of seasons.
Honestly, they should make TAR 30 the last season and end with a all-stars or move the show to all-access.

For TAR 30, they are bound to go back to Australia/Oceania. Its been a long time.

If they do all newbies, they need like a fresh out of this world all around good cast, like or better than TAR 25. (TAR CAN casting is a good starting pt.)
I don't think they'll they do another gimmick season but if they do, make it interesting like Olympic teams/route or 12 teams of Brain Brawn and Beauty.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on August 13, 2016, 06:38:46 PM
For speculation about locations, particularly countries visited, I'm going to look at the last 10 seasons (20-29).

There were 8 new countries visited during this period (Paraguay, Azerbaijan, Malta, Monaco, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Armenia, & Georgia); although not technically countries themselves, French Polynesia, Northern Ireland, and Wales could be included in this list. That averages out to about 1 new country per season, so I predict one new country to be visited in Season 30. As for that, let's look at other countries first.

So I looked at each country visited in each season, including French Polynesia, Northern Ireland, & Wales (but not the US Virgin Islands, as it is a territory of the host country - the United States). I produced the following list. Note that the number next to each country is the number of times the country had been visited before each respective season. The number next to each season number is each of its countries added up. I'm going to call the number next to each season number it's "score."

Twenty (29)
• Argentina (4)
• Paraguay (0)
• Italy (4)
• Germany (6)
• Azerbaijan (0)
• Tanzania (2)
• India (9)
• Japan (4)

Twenty One (27)
• China (9)
• Indonesia (1)
• Bangladesh (1)
• Turkey (1)
• Russia (5)
• Netherlands (3)
• Spain (2)
• France (5)

Twenty Two (23)
• French Polynesia (0)
• New Zealand (3)
• Indonesia (2)
• Vietnam (3)
• Botswana (1)
• Switzerland (3)
• Germany (7)
• Scotland (1)
• Northern Ireland (0)
• England (3)

Twenty Three (21)
• Chile (3)
• Portugal (1)
• Norway (2)
• Poland (1)
• Austria (4)
• United Arab Emirates (2)
• Indonesia (3)
• Japan (5)

Twenty Four (31)
• China (10)
• Malaysia (4)
• Sri Lanka (1)
• Italy (5)
• Switzerland (4)
• Spain (3)
• England (4)
• Wales (0)

Twenty Five (22)
• England (5)
• Scotland (2)
• Denmark (1)
• Sweden (3)
• Morocco (2)
• Italy (6)
• Malta (0)
• Singapore (2)
• Philippines (1)

Twenty Six (31)
• Japan (6)
• Thailand (5)
• Germany (8)
• France (6)
• Monaco (0)
• Namibia (1)
• Netherlands (4)
• Peru (1)

Twenty Seven (45)
• Brazil (4)
• Argentina (5)
• Zambia (1)
• Zimbabwe (0)
• France (7)
• Netherlands (5)
• Poland (2)
• India (10)
• China (11)

Twenty Eight (33)
• Mexico (1)
• Colombia (0)
• Switzerland (5)
• France (8)
• Armenia (0)
• Georgia (0)
• United Arab Emirates (3)
• Indonesia (4)
• China (12)

Twenty Nine (27)
• Panama (2)
• Brazil (5)
• Tanzania (3)
• Norway (3)
• Italy (7)
• Greece (1)
• Vietnam (4)
• South Korea (2)

The average score is 28.9, so I'm going to reasonably assume Season Thirty will have a score of 29. So how will it get to 29? Well, it depends on the countries visited. Of the last ten seasons, all but one visited either 8 or 9 foreign countries, with Season Twenty Two visiting 10. Let's be liberal and say that Season Thirty will visit nine foreign countries. If just two of those are China and India, then Season Thirty will already have a score of 24! Unless the remaining countries have only been visited once before or not at all, then the score will overshoot our goal of 29.

So, let's talk about continents. As I ❤️ TAR mentioned, South America will probably be skipped, as it has been visited in each of the last four seasons. Seasons Twenty Eight and Twenty Nine both visited North America, both Spanish-Speaking countries (Mexico and Panama, respectively). As such I believe Season Thirty will skip North America UNLESS it is an English speaking country like Belize, Canada, the Bahamas, or a small Caribbean island. But I personally believe this chance is small. As for Africa, I personally do not think it will be visited. It has been visited in six of the last ten seasons. It's a true toss up honestly, but I personally think it will be skipped.

With this, I can predict a visit to Oceania, Asia, and Europe, probably in that order too. If Season Thirty starts off with two legs in Australia (as everyone - including me - is predicting), it will start out with a score of 4. So, legs 3-11 will have a combined score of 25, with 7 or 8 countries left to visit. Let's just divide up the remaining 9 legs between Asia and Europe for all intents and purposes, and say that legs 3-6 are in Asia and 7-11 are in Europe. Where will legs 3, 4, 5, & 6 going to take place? I'd say safe guessed are countries with scores of 0, 1, 2, and 3 are as follows:

Asian Countries with Scores of 0:
• Brunei
• Laos
• Myanmar
• Qatar
• Nepal
• Bhutan
• Kyrgyzstan
• Uzbekistan
• Jordan
 
Asian Countries with Scores of 1:
• Armenia
• Azerbaijan
• Georgia
• Kazakhstan
• Kuwait
• Mongolia

Asian Countries with Scores of 2:
• Bangladesh
• Cambodia
• Oman
• Philippines
• Sri Lanka
• Taiwan

Asian Countries with Scores of 3:
• Singapore
• South Korea

Now of course South Korea and the Caucasus are out. I'd reasonably assume Philippines, Brunei or Laos, and Singapore to take up legs 3-5 or 6, with leg 6 or possibly 7 in the Middle East or one of the Stans.

Now if legs 1-6 follow as stated, we have achieved a score of between 10-15. With legs 7-11 in Europe, we have roughly 14-19 points to go to achieve our goal of 29. This will be pretty easy, especially considering that every winter season since Season Fourteen has visited a Germanic country in Central Europe. If we say leg 7 is in Germany, that adds 9 points to our score! This is okay, as there are several unvisited countries in Europe. Let's analyze Europe as we just did with Asia:

European countries with a score of 0:
• Latvia
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Luxembourg
• Bulgaria
• Serbia
• Albania
• Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Montenegro
• Macedonia

European countries with a score of 1:
• Belgium
• Croatia
• Czech Republic
• Estonia
• Finland
• Hungary
• Iceland
• Ireland
• Lithuania
• Liechtenstein
• Malta
• Monaco
• Romania
• Ukraine

European countries with a score of 2:
• Denmark
• Greece
• Portugal
• turkey

European countries with a score of 3:
• Poland

I'd say that, especially with a leg or two in countries with a high score like Germany, France, or Italy, 3 or 4 legs could be located in countries with scores of one or zero!

As for the finale. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the there have only been three times the finale had teams fly from Europe to the West Coast (Seasons Thirteen, Fifteen, and Twenty Four). I'd say a finale in Seattle or California is inviting, especially since these three seasons ended in Portland (13) and Las Vegas (15 & 24).

Thus concludes my analysis. Enjoy :)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on August 13, 2016, 07:21:59 PM
Really nice and thorough analysis! But I wouldn't buy into the scores that much.

I really see Australia being visited, that is really a no brainer as far as speculation goes. But I definitely think they'll visit Africa, too - just for the scenic, culture-shock legs that viewers usually appreciate. Same goes for snowy legs in Switzerland/Germany/Austria (only scenic though :lol:).

I expect the middle-east to be visited, too. Bar season 28 it has really been a while! A revisit to Oman/Azerbaijan is plausible, and I wouldn't be surprised at a Qatar visit either - it'd be a first time country similar to UAE, which production seems to like.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on August 14, 2016, 10:28:40 AM
Like your analysis, Brannock and Marionete. For me, my chances for season 30 visits:

Oceania - agree as above, will see both Australia and New Zealand as the first 3 legs, with Australia as two separate legs, in which Australia is long overdue.
Asia - much of East Asia will be skipped as have it done visiting in the last four seasons. Some parts of Southeast Asia is certainly to be visited. Parts of the Philippines have never visited by original TAR, but they'd recently done Manila in TAR 25 and Palawan in the earlier seasons. Legazpi is certainly a good place for foreigners with beautiful culture. Cambodia is overdue to wait, especially Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, which Siem Reap is well traveled to foreigners.
Africa - certainly saying yes after having had Safari legs in TAR 26 and TAR 27, its time to visit the Southern coast of Africa. South Africa is way long overdue for a long time.
Europe - definitely rule out overused countries such as Austria/France/Germany/Italy/Netherlands/Switzerland/UK. Underused and minimal countries such as Belgium, Croatia and Spain will be likely visited. The Croatian capital city of Zagreb has never visited in any TAR before which has a vast and unique cultural city.
South America - for four consecutive seasons, it will be skipped forever and no SA for this season.
North America - no Mexico/Panama, but we had a Caribbean penultimate leg once in TAR 7 and it would likely to be hosted, especially Jamaica.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 14, 2016, 03:00:20 PM

South America - for four consecutive seasons, it will be skipped forever and no SA for this season.



???
Season 28 went to Colombia. In South America.

Season 27 went to Brazil and Argentina. In South America.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on August 14, 2016, 03:51:40 PM
And season 26 went to Peru, season 29 went to Brazil. :)
I also think South America will be skipped for TAR30.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 14, 2016, 03:59:02 PM
I though Claude was saying we had not been in 4 seasons... Give the girl some coffee!
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Post by: BritishTARFan on August 14, 2016, 04:17:23 PM
Locations wise;

Due to it being their summer, Oceania will most likely be visited. Australia will most likely be visited, most likely Melbourne, with a rural leg in maybe Tasmania or Port Campbell. New Zealand could have a leg I'd hope Queenstown but maybe the North Island.

Asia I think we'll be visited but maybe only 2-3 legs. I think East & South Asia will be skipped so maybe just SE Asia: Possibilities include Philippines, Burma, Laos, Malaysia & Singapore. But India could be seen.

Africa could be seen again, rule out Kenya since we just saw Tanzania, we could see South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Ethiopia & Lesotho. I think South Africa has a very high Chance.

Although unlikely The Middle East could see a visit, I'd say Doha, Qatar and Jordan are most likely, depending if they want a modern city or more Arab culture. I'd want a Turkish Visit as its my favourite country but with the situation now it's unlikely.

For Europe I have no clue. I feel they'll just visit regulars anyway  :groan:. Spain could be visited, UK could be seen but I'd rather Ireland. Belgium would be good as well as Luxembourg. I wouldn't mind a leg in Dresden as its such a beautiful place. For Eastern Europe possibilities include Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary & Croatia.

The Americas I think will most likely be skipped, we could see Canada, or somewhere in the Caribbean.
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Post by: ovalorange on August 14, 2016, 09:21:56 PM
Uh, everyone's been saying for the past couple of seasons that we'll skip North/South America because it's been visited recently and every time we end up starting there :lol:

I wouldn't pay too much attention to where they've been recently, production clearly don't care much about that.

We had the France slaughtering in 26-28;
UK overload in 22/24/25;
Netherlands in 26/27;
Indonesia from 19-23 (minus 20) +28;
And just recently Brazil for 27/29

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw something really recently visited again in 30.

Also those 30 filming dates will be Summer for Oceania :)
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Post by: BritishTARFan on August 14, 2016, 09:44:38 PM
Uh, everyone's been saying for the past couple of seasons that we'll skip North/South America because it's been visited recently and every time we end up starting there :lol:

I wouldn't pay too much attention to where they've been recently, production clearly don't care much about that.

We had the France slaughtering in 26-28;
UK overload in 22/24/25;
Netherlands in 26/27;
Indonesia from 19-23 (minus 20) +28;
And just recently Brazil for 27/29

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw something really recently visited again in 30.

Also those 30 filming dates will be Summer for Oceania :)

Yeah I knew that didn't phrase it right ???

But often these repeats are very different. I mean apart from them being in France The Cτte d'Azur, Paris & Chamonix are all very different. Indonesia was visited so much I think to make up for not previously visiting it. Amsterdam & Rotterdam are very different places. Rio is your be beachy Brazil leg with copacabana beach whereas Sγo Paulo is busy city Brazil. And for the UK I have no response  :funny:
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Post by: ovalorange on August 14, 2016, 09:58:45 PM
Well you would hope they're somewhat different, otherwise it's boring to see the same places over again! Also that wasn't just a direct reply to you, but to everyone posting in the pre-race spec over the past few seasons.

But I guess I'm just saying I wouldn't be ruling anything out 100% just because we went there last season or the time before.
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Post by: TARUSAFan on August 15, 2016, 05:08:50 AM
New countries are absolutely welcome. There's a long long list of them with Israel, Fiji, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Bahamas, Maldives, Qatar, Myanmar to name a few. Production surprised us with a Greece visit after 20 seasons in Season 29, so I'm hopeful that underused countries that haven't been visited in a long will hopefully be visited in Season 30.

If production does create legs in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mauritius, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Belgium and Canada + a stellar cast with no twists I'll be happy.

:conf:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 15, 2016, 05:13:51 AM
Visit Melbourne, Australia. That's all I want. Will the contestants be from Seasons 25-30?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: ovalorange on August 15, 2016, 05:28:59 AM
They're all going to be from TAR 30 :)
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Post by: cbacbacba1 on August 15, 2016, 08:07:19 AM
I speculate (and hope that) they will visit the following countries in a westard route
Total : 9 Countries, 4 Continents (2 New countries)

Leg 1 : Melbourne, Australia
Leg 2 : Rural place in Australia (Cairns / Darwin)

Australia is way overdue to be visited (12 seasons gap since TAR 18). Usually the first leg will be in a place where air travel is more convenient from the US.
Therefore, I think they will choose a big city to host Leg 1, before going to a rural place to show the adventurous Australia.
In this case, Melbourne is probably the first choice.

Leg 3 : Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The new country for this season. A good showcase of Huli culture, alike the New Zealand native culture in TAR 13

Leg 4 : Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Leg 5 : Vientiane, Laos

Cambodia is way overdue again (season 15), plus the canceled visit to Laos from season 19, forming the tropic Asia legs for this season

Leg 6 : Mumbai, India
Leg 7 : Rural India

India is always great place to host chaotic legs, especially in the big city of Mumbai, which itself is not visited for a long long period of time (last was season 12)
Rural India is only visited in TAR 4 where Tian & Jaree broke their record. This leg could also be the Emmy - winning episode which provides "inspirational message" for the audience

Leg 8 : Helsinki, Finland

Icy scenery to replace the commonly-used Switzerland
 
Leg 9 : Budapest, Hungary

City with beautiful night view, can host a good night leg, like Berlin in season 22

Leg 10 : Barcelona, Spain
Leg 11 : Madrid, Spain

Return to some countries that are commonly visited to end the race
Train travel is to be arranged when traveling from Barcelona to Spain, in order to shorten the gap between teams (like Shanghai > Xian in season 6)
Leg 11 is usually hosted in place where air travel is convenient enough to get racers back to US easily
Madrid definitely suits this case
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 15, 2016, 01:32:41 PM
I think TPTB should try a 90% USA route. It seems to work for TAR Canada (America Light).
Other than the start or end legs (and the awful Family Edition), we don't get to see much of the USA . Its time to change that, because there are so many amazing places in the country to showcase.
And there are business and sponsorship opportunities that could be taken advantage of to cut costs.
Since we've mostly lost "airport drama" in the last few seasons due to budget constraints (pre-bought tickets) a lack of international air travel wouldn't really be missed. Domestic air travel on the other hand opens up many opportunities for teams to make spectacular mistakes. Imagine a race starting in LA where teams are told to "travel" to Las Vegas. Do you drive your Chevy Camaro to LAX or Burbank? Or do you drive directly to LAS? I think that would put the "Race" back in The Amazing Race.
As far as casting... for personal reasons I think its should be past racers teamed with superfans...
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Post by: stekay on August 15, 2016, 01:33:48 PM
Death nell
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 16, 2016, 12:17:13 AM
I speculate (and hope that) they will visit the following countries in a westard route
Total : 9 Countries, 4 Continents (2 New countries)

Leg 1 : Melbourne, Australia
Leg 2 : Rural place in Australia (Cairns / Darwin)

Australia is way overdue to be visited (12 seasons gap since TAR 18). Usually the first leg will be in a place where air travel is more convenient from the US.
Therefore, I think they will choose a big city to host Leg 1, before going to a rural place to show the adventurous Australia.
In this case, Melbourne is probably the first choice.

Leg 3 : Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The new country for this season. A good showcase of Huli culture, alike the New Zealand native culture in TAR 13

Leg 4 : Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Leg 5 : Vientiane, Laos

Cambodia is way overdue again (season 15), plus the canceled visit to Laos from season 19, forming the tropic Asia legs for this season

Leg 6 : Mumbai, India
Leg 7 : Rural India

India is always great place to host chaotic legs, especially in the big city of Mumbai, which itself is not visited for a long long period of time (last was season 12)
Rural India is only visited in TAR 4 where Tian & Jaree broke their record. This leg could also be the Emmy - winning episode which provides "inspirational message" for the audience

Leg 8 : Helsinki, Finland

Icy scenery to replace the commonly-used Switzerland
 
Leg 9 : Budapest, Hungary

City with beautiful night view, can host a good night leg, like Berlin in season 22

Leg 10 : Barcelona, Spain
Leg 11 : Madrid, Spain

Return to some countries that are commonly visited to end the race
Train travel is to be arranged when traveling from Barcelona to Spain, in order to shorten the gap between teams (like Shanghai > Xian in season 6)
Leg 11 is usually hosted in place where air travel is convenient enough to get racers back to US easily
Madrid definitely suits this case

I agree with this route, but I would make some minor changes:
Leg 2: NEEDS TO BE IN TASMANIA! This island nation is just so beautiful!
Legs 6 and 7: Need to take place in Sri Lanka. India is overused
 :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 16, 2016, 01:55:40 AM
Death nell

Have to agree Think family edition. The big complaint was not the families but the fact it barely left the US.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 16, 2016, 02:02:48 AM
TAR won't stay in USA. It's not Family edition.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on August 16, 2016, 02:11:49 AM
I agree with this route, but I would make some minor changes:
Leg 2: NEEDS TO BE IN TASMANIA! This island nation is just so beautiful!
Legs 6 and 7: Need to take place in Sri Lanka. India is overused
 :funny:

Sri Lanka is unlikely giving a chance to visit which was last visited in TAR 24.

As my post in page 1, South Africa is taking a chance for visit. First in Port Elizabeth for safari and rural tasks and the second leg in Cape Town which is more urban and cultural.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on August 16, 2016, 02:46:30 AM
I agree with this route, but I would make some minor changes:
Leg 2: NEEDS TO BE IN TASMANIA! This island nation is just so beautiful!
Legs 6 and 7: Need to take place in Sri Lanka. India is overused
 :funny:

Sri Lanka is unlikely giving a chance to visit which was last visited in TAR 24.

As my post in page 1, South Africa is taking a chance for visit. First in Port Elizabeth for safari and rural tasks and the second leg in Cape Town which is more urban and cultural.

Hopefully they replace India with South Africa. A beautiful country, that is very underused!
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Post by: BritishTARFan on August 16, 2016, 04:01:50 AM
Tbh India was overused but now it's really not visited much.
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Post by: Marionete on August 16, 2016, 06:22:27 AM
Yeah, India was only visited once in the last nine seasons, so I wouldn't mind seeing it in TAR30 at all! And I do think it's a big possibility, unless they produce a similar leg in another chaotic Asian country or do an urban African leg like Ghana in TAR17.

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Post by: Cheery2017 on August 16, 2016, 08:06:25 AM
I really hope season 30 consists of good and strong returnees.
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 16, 2016, 08:20:24 AM
Death nell

Have to agree Think family edition. The big complaint was not the families but the fact it barely left the US.

It works for Canada. TAR Canada consistently gets great ratings. Sure there were some who complained that the producers were being cheap by not leaving Canada in the first season, but there were a greater number who complained when it did leave in the second season.

As BVM has repeatedly pointed out, the show isn't about the destinations and the tasks, its about the relationships between contestants.

I think they should try it - if not the whole race than a couple of US legs in the middle to shake things up a bit.
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Post by: Maanca on August 16, 2016, 06:25:06 PM
Thoughts on a couple countries Brannock listed:

As far as European countries, there's a possibility Ukraine may be blacklisted. After Phil got detained there back in Season 10 (luckily the Ambassador was a fan or it could have dragged on longer than it did, so filming didn't get held up), they've never been back. Plus the Crimean conflicts with Russia now.

Is Jordan even safe? That's in an iffy area for Americans.
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Post by: Brannockdevice on August 16, 2016, 10:16:50 PM
Thoughts on a couple countries Brannock listed:

As far as European countries, there's a possibility Ukraine may be blacklisted. After Phil got detained there back in Season 10 (luckily the Ambassador was a fan or it could have dragged on longer than it did, so filming didn't get held up), they've never been back. Plus the Crimean conflicts with Russia now.

Is Jordan even safe? That's in an iffy area for Americans.

I mentioned Ukraine because, if you refer to my analysis, I listed it under countries in Europe with a score of 1. I personally do not think Ukraine will be visited for a while.

As for Jordan, it is a safe country! Sites like Old Town Amman, Wadi Rum, and Petra would be spectacular for the amazing race!
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 17, 2016, 12:17:32 AM
Silly question I know but:
When will the season be filmed?
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Post by: ovalorange on August 17, 2016, 05:34:48 AM
Maybe if you read post one you'll find your answer there.
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Post by: Brannockdevice on August 17, 2016, 07:35:25 AM
Silly question I know but:
When will the season be filmed?

Sometime between October 2016 & January 2017.

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Parovic on August 17, 2016, 09:51:34 AM
I speculate (and hope that) they will visit the following countries in a westard route
Total : 9 Countries, 4 Continents (2 New countries)

Leg 1 : Melbourne, Australia
Leg 2 : Rural place in Australia (Cairns / Darwin)

Australia is way overdue to be visited (12 seasons gap since TAR 18). Usually the first leg will be in a place where air travel is more convenient from the US.
Therefore, I think they will choose a big city to host Leg 1, before going to a rural place to show the adventurous Australia.
In this case, Melbourne is probably the first choice.

Leg 3 : Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The new country for this season. A good showcase of Huli culture, alike the New Zealand native culture in TAR 13

Leg 4 : Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Leg 5 : Vientiane, Laos

Cambodia is way overdue again (season 15), plus the canceled visit to Laos from season 19, forming the tropic Asia legs for this season

Leg 6 : Mumbai, India
Leg 7 : Rural India

India is always great place to host chaotic legs, especially in the big city of Mumbai, which itself is not visited for a long long period of time (last was season 12)
Rural India is only visited in TAR 4 where Tian & Jaree broke their record. This leg could also be the Emmy - winning episode which provides "inspirational message" for the audience

Leg 8 : Helsinki, Finland

Icy scenery to replace the commonly-used Switzerland
 
Leg 9 : Budapest, Hungary

City with beautiful night view, can host a good night leg, like Berlin in season 22

Leg 10 : Barcelona, Spain
Leg 11 : Madrid, Spain

Return to some countries that are commonly visited to end the race
Train travel is to be arranged when traveling from Barcelona to Spain, in order to shorten the gap between teams (like Shanghai > Xian in season 6)
Leg 11 is usually hosted in place where air travel is convenient enough to get racers back to US easily
Madrid definitely suits this case
I think I would choose Fiji over Papua New Guinea

Moreover,the intended Laos leg in TAR 19 can be used
And also,I think Brunei can be an option if they visit Asia
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Post by: docol on August 17, 2016, 04:23:01 PM

Leg 3 : Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea



I HIGLY doubt they΄ll go there....

Quote
With only 350,000 people living in Port Moresby, this city still gets to enter the top 10 dangerous cities in the world. Theft, rape, murders and auto theft happen on a daily basis, and it is recommended not to use public transportation. Beside all these concern reasons, the entire area is submitted to seismic activities, landslides and tsunamis.

http://www.uncoverdiscover.com/facts/top-10-most-dangerous-cities-in-the-world/port-moresby-papua-new-guinea/ (http://www.uncoverdiscover.com/facts/top-10-most-dangerous-cities-in-the-world/port-moresby-papua-new-guinea/)
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 17, 2016, 04:25:15 PM
I DO hope they visit Fiji (over Papua New Guinea), Brunei (over Phmon Penh) and South Africa (over India)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: WafflesAndpancakes on August 18, 2016, 05:53:13 AM
Ukraine and Belarus is a good idea
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: WafflesAndpancakes on August 18, 2016, 06:29:21 AM
My Speculation for Amazing Race 30
Leg 1: Melbourne , Australia
Leg 2: Tasmania, Australia
Australia is waay overdue and I think Melbourne and Tasmania would be great for another visit.
Leg 3: Vientiane, Laos
Been waiting forever for Laos to be visited. If they went to Laos, I would love to see it being a bit messy and dirty and difficult.
Leg 4 NayPyiDaw / Yangon , Myanmar
Same with Laos, I would love to see this one get a visit. But I think it would be great if the leg was more about culture and tradition.
Leg 5: Luanda,Angola/Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 6: Reykjavik, Iceland
Would be a great substitute instead of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. I have heard that this country was neutral in war and very peaceful.
Leg 7: Minsk, Belarus
Leg 8: Ibiza, Spain
Leg 9: Madrid, Spain
Leg 10:Havana, Cuba
(Zach King in the Amazing Race Season 28 lol)
Leg 11: Belmopan, Belize
Being known as the Garden City, it would be nice to see a leg here especially because of its scenery.
Leg 12: Seattle, Washington
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Post by: dryedmangoez on August 18, 2016, 04:15:12 PM
If TAR is going to end with TAR30, then it should be an All-Time All-Stars list. The 12 most memorable, best teams from all 29 previous seasons.  Go out with a bang and then maybe CBS can resurrect TAR after a little break.

BUT! I think before TAR truly dies and with TAR Canada, for some reason, falling out of favor with CTV, a TAR: US vs Canada should absolutely be given a try first before obituaries should be written for the show.  It's a win-win for everyone.  CBS and CTV split costs, Bertram & Co still have work, fans still have a show to watch. 
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 18, 2016, 04:23:01 PM
MYOB puh-leez!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 18, 2016, 04:23:54 PM
We aren't dead :tup:

Might get knocked to one show a year, but def not dead.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 18, 2016, 04:26:39 PM
We aren't dead :tup:

Might get knocked to one show a year, but def not dead.

Well said! We will never end! #StandByTAR
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Post by: Brannockdevice on August 18, 2016, 09:40:40 PM
Yeah! Just remember that season 1 premiered just a week before 9/11. International travel was FROWNED upon, and the Amazing Race is still here, 29 seasons and 15 years later!
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Post by: TARUSAFan on August 19, 2016, 10:20:04 AM
We aren't dead :tup:

Might get knocked to one show a year, but def not dead.

One show a year.... Hopefully it never happens. Fingers crossed that TAR gets higher ratings.
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Post by: docol on August 22, 2016, 07:44:35 AM
it's THIS confirmed??? If not, it depends of what to know if we're not getting 2 seasons per year?????

We aren't dead :tup:

Might get knocked to one show a year, but def not dead.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 22, 2016, 02:15:27 PM
THIS IS NOT A WISHLIST THREAD!

Topics moved.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on August 22, 2016, 11:15:33 PM
Remember guys,

ONE SHOW A YEAR IS BETTER THAN NONE A YEAR!
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Post by: Hockeylova5 on August 23, 2016, 08:05:07 AM
Funny enough, TARUS has never had a pitstop in Canada.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 23, 2016, 11:08:34 PM
THESE COUNTRIES HAVE NEVER HAD A PIT STOP (TAR)

Canada 🇨🇦 (visited 2 times. Seasons 5 and 8)
Finland 🇫🇮 (visited once. Season 10)
Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 (visited once. Season 18)
Vatican City 🇻🇦 (this doesn't count as a 'visited' country. A unused Fast Forward in Season 1, required teams to travel here.)
Kenya 🇰🇪 (visited once. In Season 5)

Hopefully, Season 30 can visit these places (espically Kenya and Canada) and HAVE A PITSTOP IN THEM!
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on August 29, 2016, 09:35:30 AM
Is this season still rumoured to be with returning racers? Any chance of not gimmick season with classic newbie cast? Did you hear some new info, Peach? thanks
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Post by: TARmap on August 29, 2016, 10:03:55 AM
Is this season still rumoured to be with returning racers? Any chance of not gimmick season with classic newbie cast? Did you hear some new info, Peach? thanks

Also, just a question, where did these rumors come from?  ???
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Post by: Leafsfan on August 29, 2016, 10:11:23 AM
Is this season still rumoured to be with returning racers? Any chance of not gimmick season with classic newbie cast? Did you hear some new info, Peach? thanks

Also, just a question, where did these rumors come from?  ???

Read the first post
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: TARmap on August 29, 2016, 10:12:41 AM
Is this season still rumoured to be with returning racers? Any chance of not gimmick season with classic newbie cast? Did you hear some new info, Peach? thanks

Also, just a question, where did these rumors come from?  ???

Read the first post

Oh ok, thx  :<3
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: WafflesAndpancakes on August 30, 2016, 07:23:20 AM
All-stars would be nice....
I think that Hayley and Blair and Brooke and Robbie should be in it as well as Tyler and Korey and Sheri and Cole :colors
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Post by: TARmap on August 30, 2016, 08:29:11 AM
All-stars would be nice....
I think that Hayley and Blair and Brooke and Robbie should be in it as well as Tyler and Korey and Sheri and Cole :colors

If they do do All-Stars, I hope it will be the greatest teams from all seasons.
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Post by: redskevin88 on August 31, 2016, 07:24:35 AM
All-stars would be nice....
I think that Hayley and Blair and Brooke and Robbie should be in it as well as Tyler and Korey and Sheri and Cole :colors

Hayley & Blair and Brooke & Robbie have broken up.
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Post by: Lemontail on August 31, 2016, 07:31:14 AM
All-stars would be nice....
I think that Hayley and Blair and Brooke and Robbie should be in it as well as Tyler and Korey and Sheri and Cole :colors

Hayley & Blair and Brooke & Robbie have broken up.

I think he/she meant as friends not in love.
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on August 31, 2016, 08:04:54 AM
All-stars would be nice....
I think that Hayley and Blair and Brooke and Robbie should be in it as well as Tyler and Korey and Sheri and Cole :colors

Hayley & Blair and Brooke & Robbie have broken up.

I think he/she meant as friends not in love.
Brooke is pregnant and Hayley is engaged so I don't think we'll see these teams race again.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 31, 2016, 11:06:08 AM
Being engaged (and soon married) doesn't mean couldn't/wouldn't race by any means. :funny:
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on August 31, 2016, 01:52:16 PM
Being engaged (and soon married) doesn't mean couldn't/wouldn't race by any means. :funny:

I think it would be just strange/awkward for Blair, Hayley and especially her fiance. If I was him I would be definitely jealous of Blair.  :funny:
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 31, 2016, 07:04:58 PM
Good thing it isn't up to us then, right?

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on September 01, 2016, 08:04:17 AM
When is a good estimate of when Season 29 will premiere?
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Post by: TARUSAFan on September 01, 2016, 09:57:16 AM
As much as I'd like to see an All Stars season with an awesome cast + route. I feel like I need a break from "themed" seasons. Season 29 has people from different backgrounds but the team dynamics are different because it is "themed". I'm a TAR purist so I'd rather see teams drawn together by love, by family and by friendship.
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Post by: Platrium on September 02, 2016, 01:33:17 AM
I haven't been here for a while. :sneak I'll give my thoughts about this.

I think there will be a new Asian country this season. ??? Perhaps they want to explore a different Asian culture, which would give them, as well as the viewers, a new view of Asia. :umn:

Australia might be overdue, but I think they'll skip this again. Why? I don't know, but I hope I'm wrong.

Europe gets visited almost every season, so there's no doubt Europe will be visited again. Maybe they'll visit one "over-visited" European country this season, then have an under-visited or new country afterwards.

South America may have been visited for 4 seasons, but I'm not gonna eliminate the possibility of this continent being visited again this season. The chances may be low, but maybe they'll have one to two legs here around the F5 or F4. ???

Africa usually gets a one-country or no-country visit regularly, so I'd say 50-50 for this one.

I think the route will go westward this time, because I don't think they'll do 4 seasons-in-a-row of eastward routes. With that, I think they can either start with Central America or Oceania and have 2 legs there, followed by Asia on Leg 3 all the way to Leg 6 or 7. They'll most likely move to Europe next. If Africa gets a visit, the 2 legs there would be sandwiched by European legs. If South America gets a visit, it would most likely be the penultimate leg and the leg before it.

L.A. is definitely gonna be visited. :funny: That would either be the starting line or the finish line.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on September 02, 2016, 02:23:18 AM
Updated Philippines on my post at page 1, it was edited:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,32387.msg1175052.html#msg1175052
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Post by: elthemagnifico on September 02, 2016, 08:53:08 AM
Georgia and Armenia are in Europe, not Asia.

Really really true... Why person put such  damn thing wrong in wikipedia in TAR page -_-

Annd welcome to RFF  :conf: :conf:
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 02, 2016, 03:50:59 PM
Georgia and Armenia are in Europe, not Asia.

Yeah that area is really fuzzy geographically, here's how I look at it culturally you guys are in Europe (Not Azerbaijan) however you guys geographically are in Asia, but technically I'd still call in Europe, although I'd say Turkey is Asia which makes like 0 sense  :funny:
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Post by: Marionete on September 02, 2016, 04:53:04 PM
Culturally I'd say those countries are definitely more European than Asian, but I just feel like looking at the general map terms, it would be injust to regard them to be in Europe.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 02, 2016, 05:46:55 PM
Hopefully they visit the ASIAN part of Turkey. Probably to dangerous though  :(
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Post by: elthemagnifico on September 02, 2016, 05:51:16 PM
Hopefully they visit the ASIAN part of Turkey. Probably to dangerous though  :(

Turkey are still not safe thought.... Still (maybe) suffer from political issues
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 02, 2016, 07:04:22 PM
Hopefully they visit the ASIAN part of Turkey. Probably to dangerous though  :(

Turkey are still not safe thought.... Still (maybe) suffer from political issues

Yeah, yeah, that what I'm saying. Turkey seems like a great country and it's so said that it can be visited due to war and politics  :(  (:;) :gaah: 
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 03, 2016, 03:06:09 AM
Hopefully they visit the ASIAN part of Turkey. Probably to dangerous though  :(

Turkey are still not safe thought.... Still (maybe) suffer from political issues

Trust me Turkey is a very safe place in most areas. Stay away from the east. I go to a place called Fethiye or Φludeniz 3 times a year, it's on the Aegean cosast, it's so beautiful, the race could also visit Cappadocia which I'll probably visit next year, the Media exaggerated the situation, only along the Syrian border is unstable also Ankara. I have friends that just went to Istanbul and they loved it.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 03, 2016, 03:54:49 AM
Hopefully they visit the ASIAN part of Turkey. Probably to dangerous though  :(

Turkey are still not safe thought.... Still (maybe) suffer from political issues

Trust me Turkey is a very safe place in most areas. Stay away from the east. I go to a place called Fethiye or Φludeniz 3 times a year, it's on the Aegean cosast, it's so beautiful, the race could also visit Cappadocia which I'll probably visit next year, the Media exaggerated the situation, only along the Syrian border is unstable also Ankara. I have friends that just went to Istanbul and they loved it.

So, TAR should visit Fethiye???
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 03, 2016, 07:49:17 AM
Hopefully they visit the ASIAN part of Turkey. Probably to dangerous though  :(

Turkey are still not safe thought.... Still (maybe) suffer from political issues

Trust me Turkey is a very safe place in most areas. Stay away from the east. I go to a place called Fethiye or Φludeniz 3 times a year, it's on the Aegean cosast, it's so beautiful, the race could also visit Cappadocia which I'll probably visit next year, the Media exaggerated the situation, only along the Syrian border is unstable also Ankara. I have friends that just went to Istanbul and they loved it.

So, TAR should visit Fethiye???

If it visited Fethiye/Φludeniz I'd be the biggest help with sightings  :funny:, yeah it's beautiful type in Φludeniz and you'll see what I mean, also Cappadocia should be visited.
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Post by: Zack. on September 03, 2016, 08:08:25 AM
I wonder if TAR could get the necessary permits to race in Cuba? There's plenty to do, it's easy to fly into and out of and it's topical. Would make a fine starting leg as they like to visit ~BIG DESTINATIONS~ first
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 03, 2016, 08:16:23 AM
I wonder if TAR could get the necessary permits to race in Cuba? There's plenty to do, it's easy to fly into and out of and it's topical. Would make a fine starting leg as they like to visit ~BIG DESTINATIONS~ first

Yeah, I would like to see Cuba visited. I just don't see how they CAN'T! Why don't the United States like Cuba. It's just so complicated.
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 03, 2016, 09:58:04 AM
I wonder if TAR could get the necessary permits to race in Cuba? There's plenty to do, it's easy to fly into and out of and it's topical. Would make a fine starting leg as they like to visit ~BIG DESTINATIONS~ first

Yeah, I would like to see Cuba visited. I just don't see how they CAN'T! Why don't the United States like Cuba. It's just so complicated.

Cubans are aloud into the Us, Americans can't go to Cuba.
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Post by: TARUSAFan on September 03, 2016, 11:16:40 AM
I wonder if TAR could get the necessary permits to race in Cuba? There's plenty to do, it's easy to fly into and out of and it's topical. Would make a fine starting leg as they like to visit ~BIG DESTINATIONS~ first

Yeah, I would like to see Cuba visited. I just don't see how they CAN'T! Why don't the United States like Cuba. It's just so complicated.

Cubans are aloud into the Us, Americans can't go to Cuba.

JetBlue just launched flights to Cuba in late August. American Airlines is scheduled in September, Southwest just got approval from the US Department of Transportation. However, tourism to Cuba still isn’t authorised for U.S. citizens, travellers can only be approved under 12 sanctioned categories of travel. US flights to Cuba are a big step. Fast & Furious filmed there last May and made history. I really do hope that The Amazing Race follows soon.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 03, 2016, 12:36:10 PM
https://havana.usembassy.gov/travelling_cuba.html

I could go under about 4 categories, it isn't hard.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 03, 2016, 06:58:58 PM
I wonder if TAR could get the necessary permits to race in Cuba? There's plenty to do, it's easy to fly into and out of and it's topical. Would make a fine starting leg as they like to visit ~BIG DESTINATIONS~ first

Yeah, I would like to see Cuba visited. I just don't see how they CAN'T! Why don't the United States like Cuba. It's just so complicated.

Cubans are aloud into the Us, Americans can't go to Cuba.

JetBlue just launched flights to Cuba in late August. American Airlines is scheduled in September, Southwest just got approval from the US Department of Transportation. However, tourism to Cuba still isn’t authorised for U.S. citizens, travellers can only be approved under 12 sanctioned categories of travel. US flights to Cuba are a big step. Fast & Furious filmed there last May and made history. I really do hope that The Amazing Race follows soon.

Small steps, are the key to success. TAR Australia S2 visited Cuba for 2 legs.
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Post by: Marionete on September 03, 2016, 07:05:17 PM
Because there are no issues whatsoever for Australians wanting to visit Cuba.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 03, 2016, 07:55:13 PM
Because there are no issues whatsoever for Australians wanting to visit Cuba.

I KNOW that. I'm just sayin.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 03, 2016, 08:42:37 PM
Here who I'd like to see return. (If S30 is All-Stars of course)

Adam and Bethany (Season 25)
Misti and Jim (Season 25)
Shelley and Nici (Season 25)
Jeff and Jackie (Season 26)
Hayley and Blair (Season 26)
Tanner and Josh (Season 27)
Justin and Diana (Season 27)
Sheri and Cole (Season 28)
??? (Season 29)
??? (Season 29)
??? (Season 29)

Let me know your thoughts....
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Post by: Leafsfan on September 03, 2016, 09:21:21 PM
For the nth time this is NOT a wishlist thread.  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on September 03, 2016, 09:32:06 PM
For the nth time this is NOT a wishlist thread.  :groan:

But, other people are talking about the cast.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: elthemagnifico on September 03, 2016, 11:24:45 PM
For the nth time this is NOT a wishlist thread.  :groan:

But, other people are talking about the cast.

You put "would like to..." In your statement, thus it was a wishlist...

And most people talked about possible returnees in TAR 30 based on their analysists...

Just a corrections, btw i like that casts to be appeared on Returning season
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 04, 2016, 04:15:06 AM
Let's stay ON TOPIC please. That means discuss the TOPIC and not each other.

Let the mods do the moderating please.

Thanks everyone.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Mandoli on September 05, 2016, 10:36:32 AM
L.A. is definitely gonna be visited. :funny: That would either be the starting line or the finish line.

I agree with you. Unfortunately, this seems to be the norm on TAR. I would love a non-LA start and a non-LA finish, but TPTB aren't going to read this post any time soon and make my wish come true.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on September 06, 2016, 12:26:02 AM
L.A. is definitely gonna be visited. :funny: That would either be the starting line or the finish line.

I agree with you. Unfortunately, this seems to be the norm on TAR. I would love a non-LA start and a non-LA finish, but TPTB aren't going to read this post any time soon and make my wish come true.

Oh guess I agree! I'm getting sick of LA stars!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: ZBC Company on September 06, 2016, 12:10:45 PM
L.A. is definitely gonna be visited. :funny: That would either be the starting line or the finish line.

I agree with you. Unfortunately, this seems to be the norm on TAR. I would love a non-LA start and a non-LA finish, but TPTB aren't going to read this post any time soon and make my wish come true.

Oh guess I agree! I'm getting sick of LA stars!

I LOVE LA START
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BritishTARFan on September 06, 2016, 12:40:51 PM
Tbh I don't mind LA starts, because it's just a startling line, you start at a place maybe do a small,task then go to the airport, I'd rather they go to more new places for final legs, some seasons they're good at this, and some they're not  :funny:.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 06, 2016, 01:27:40 PM
Good News:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2029/Media/marked.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on September 06, 2016, 04:10:52 PM
Good News:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2029/Media/marked.jpg)

AH! So, it should air October/November, right when S30 is filming!  :cheer: :conf: :wohoo: :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BritishTARFan on September 06, 2016, 05:16:50 PM
Good News:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2029/Media/marked.jpg)

AH! So, it should air October/November, right when S30 is filming!  :cheer: :conf: :wohoo: :yess:

Well I don't think it confirms date, but were alive  :trampb:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on September 06, 2016, 10:22:02 PM
Good News:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2029/Media/marked.jpg)

Docol first found the image posted in CBS Upfronts thread. I'm happy that the show is still alive and waiting for a further announcement.  :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 07, 2016, 12:12:05 AM
Good News:



AH! So, it should air October/November, right when S30 is filming!  :cheer: :conf: :wohoo: :yess:

There is ZERO confirmation of either of those things so please do not go jumping (and posting)  to conclusions. :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Mandoli on September 07, 2016, 05:32:23 PM
L.A. is definitely gonna be visited. :funny: That would either be the starting line or the finish line.

I agree with you. Unfortunately, this seems to be the norm on TAR. I would love a non-LA start and a non-LA finish, but TPTB aren't going to read this post any time soon and make my wish come true.

Oh guess I agree! I'm getting sick of LA stars!

I LOVE LA START

LA has been beaten to death. I know it's a big city, but there are so many other cities in the US that haven't been visited yet. Give them some love, first.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Vodka. on September 08, 2016, 05:02:53 AM
L.A. is definitely gonna be visited. :funny: That would either be the starting line or the finish line.

I agree with you. Unfortunately, this seems to be the norm on TAR. I would love a non-LA start and a non-LA finish, but TPTB aren't going to read this post any time soon and make my wish come true.

I think they should set up the starting line at your house

Oh guess I agree! I'm getting sick of LA stars!

I LOVE LA START

LA has been beaten to death. I know it's a big city, but there are so many other cities in the US that haven't been visited yet. Give them some love, first.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Platrium on September 08, 2016, 07:40:05 AM
Tbh I don't mind LA starts, because it's just a startling line, you start at a place maybe do a small,task then go to the airport, I'd rather they go to more new places for final legs, some seasons they're good at this, and some they're not  :funny:.

I agree to this. ^
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: MoDay on September 08, 2016, 07:53:43 PM
Top 15 Metropolitan Areas in the US by Population/Amazing Race Visits

1. New York City metropolitan area (Starting Line - 1, 25) (Finish Line - 1, 10, 21, 27)
2. Greater Los Angeles Area (Starting Line - 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29) (Finish Line - 17, 25, 28)
3. Chicago metropolitan area (Starting Line - 6) (Finish Line - 6, 29)
4. Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area (Finish Line - 22)
5. Greater San Francisco Bay Area (Finish Line - 2, 11, 16)
6. Boston metropolitan area (Starting Line - 17)
7. Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex (Finish Line - 5, 26)
8. Philadelphia metropolitan area
9. Houston metropolitan area
10. Miami metropolitan area (Starting Line - 3, 11) (Finish Line - 7, 18)
11. Atlanta metropolitan area (Finish Line - 19)
12. Detroit metropolitan area
13. Seattle metropolitan area (Finish Line - 3) (Starting Line - 10)
14. Phoenix metropolitan area (Finish Line - 4)
15. Cleveland metropolitan area

Not Listed - Las Vegas (31st largest) (Starting Line - 2) (Finish Line - 15, 24), Denver (17th largest) (Starting Line - 9) (Finish Line - 9), Anchorage (149th largest) (Starting Line - 12), Portland, OR (20th largest) - (Finish Line - 13), Lahaina (272nd Largest) (Finish Line  - 14), Honolulu (64th Largest) (Finish Line - 20), Juneau (785th Largest) (Finish Line - 23)

Of course this doesn't include non finish/starting line visits or FE.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Mandoli on September 10, 2016, 09:14:39 AM
Quote
I think they should set up the starting line at your house

To the person who wrote this (because I don't know exactly who wrote it): You'd have to think hard about Hartford-area tasks.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: naejae91 on September 19, 2016, 05:20:32 AM
Tbh I don't mind LA starts, because it's just a startling line, you start at a place maybe do a small,task then go to the airport, I'd rather they go to more new places for final legs, some seasons they're good at this, and some they're not  :funny: .


100% agree with this. Also worth to note that the post-TAR12 been always either (LA Start with Non-LA Finish) or (Non-LA Start with LA Finish). Obviously the Non-LA Start with Non-LA Finish was better but we know it won't happen so I take the former option since it can bring possibilities to the new final destination cities. I think it's time to have the Northwest Pacific finish, non-Nevada/LV mountain states finish or even a Hawaii finish since we get East Coast finish in 21/22/27, Alaska finish in 23, LV finish in 24, West Coast finish in 25/28, Southern finish in 26, and Midwest finish in 29. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on October 09, 2016, 10:51:11 PM
Do we have any idea when Season 30 will film?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2016, 01:58:03 AM
Do we have any idea when Season 30 will film?

Not yet. It totally depends on what happens with 29.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on October 22, 2016, 04:12:12 PM
With respect to the start/end cities, one of them is going to be Los Angeles. I mean that's a given. The last time The Race didn't visit Los Angeles was season 11, and the last time The Race didn't visit California was season 10. LAX is a massive airports with flights to all continents (save for Africa), so Season 30 will likely start in Los Angeles. As for the finish line, that's a toss-up. Season 29's Chicago finish line was the first visit to Chicago in 23 seasons. If another city that hasn't been visited in awhile (more than 10 seasons ago) is used in Season 30, I think we can reasonably expect Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, (unfortunately) Phoenix, or Denver. While there is always a possibility that they will end in a city that has never been visited, the last time this happened was in Season 19, so I think it is unlikely. I also think east coast cities that have never had a finish line like Philadelphia and Boston would be great!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Mandoli on October 22, 2016, 05:07:33 PM
I also think east coast cities that have never had a finish line like Philadelphia and Boston would be great!

I support this idea, especially if they're going to drop a finish line in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic corridor.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 22, 2016, 05:45:33 PM
I totally agree with you Brannock. LA will get another start (has a been the meme since Season 15 *yawn*)

I don't think that Seattle or Portland will get a Finish Line, purely because well, have they either ever had a Start/Finish Line?

San Franciso is a big maybe, but would TAR had both the Start and Finish Lines in California? I don't think that would please the TAR viewers.

Boston and Philadelphia sound GREAT places for Finish Lines and I don't see how TAR can't place them there!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Plaidmoon on October 22, 2016, 06:59:46 PM
I totally agree with you Brannock. LA will get another start (has a been the meme since Season 15 *yawn*)

I don't think that Seattle or Portland will get a Finish Line, purely because well, have they either ever had a Start/Finish Line?

San Franciso is a big maybe, but would TAR had both the Start and Finish Lines in California? I don't think that would please the TAR viewers.

Boston and Philadelphia sound GREAT places for Finish Lines and I don't see how TAR can't place them there!

Seattle was the finish line for TAR 3. Portland was the finish line for TAR 13 (notorious for word getting out and the public flocking to the locations - it may be a long time before TAR returns there).

TAR 16 started in Los Angeles and ended in San Francisco. Also, TAR 15 started in Los Angeles and ended in Las Vegas, which is even closer than San Francisco. TAR 4 started in Los Angeles and ended in Phoenix, which is probably about the same distance as San Francisco.

It's not a finish line, but Boston (actually Gloucester) was the starting line for TAR 17.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 22, 2016, 08:03:39 PM
Plaidmoon, I still don't think that Seattle or Portland will get a Finish Line in TAR 30. It would be NICE to see both of those cities featured in TAR 30 and 31, to refresh the scenery of two, very nice American cities.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 23, 2016, 07:06:04 AM
It's really lots of opinion there. We won't have a Pacific Northwest finish due to its winter season. Some Southern cities haven't hosted a finish line before: Charlotte (North Carolina), Houston (Texas) or New Orleans (Louisiana). Those three cities are warm and mild during winter.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Mandoli on October 23, 2016, 12:38:56 PM
It's really lots of opinion there. We won't have a Pacific Northwest finish due to its winter season.

Who says this season's going to be filmed in the winter? 29 is still waiting a premiere date.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2016, 01:40:41 PM
Depending on when we get 29, 30 could well film before.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on October 23, 2016, 04:41:37 PM
TAR 16 started in Los Angeles and ended in San Francisco. Also, TAR 15 started in Los Angeles and ended in Las Vegas, which is even closer than San Francisco. TAR 4 started in Los Angeles and ended in Phoenix, which is probably about the same distance as San Francisco.


Yeah you're right Plaidmoon. Both Phoenix and San Francisco are about six hour drives away from Los Angeles.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on November 16, 2016, 03:16:34 PM
In previous seasons, TAR have started to film their second season of the year by now?

Any more news on Season 30?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on November 16, 2016, 04:20:51 PM
In previous seasons, TAR have started to film their second season of the year by now?

Any more news on Season 30?

Still no details yet unless we will need to get the premiere date for TAR 29.

I think the film date for TAR 30 will be started by first weekend of January 2017.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on November 22, 2016, 01:40:11 PM


I think the film date for TAR 30 will be started by first weekend of January 2017.

Would you like to provide some facts to support this?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre
Post by: BourkieBoy on November 30, 2016, 01:46:41 AM
 In my opinion, there's NO WAY that TAR30 will film before the end of Jan now  :tantrum :(
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: ovalorange on November 30, 2016, 03:29:37 AM
Why not?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on November 30, 2016, 04:01:46 AM
Why not?

It's just too late
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on November 30, 2016, 04:39:34 AM
You cannot prove or support that Bourkie. Please use "in my opinion" when you have NO facts to back up your statement.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on November 30, 2016, 07:45:16 AM
edited

RFF's Golden Rule:
Have RESPECT for each other, regardless of opinion. This of course includes no flaming/insulting other users and/or their posts.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BritishTARFan on November 30, 2016, 10:32:30 AM
Although it could be filmed this year it's quite unlikely. They'd have to leave in the next 2 days or so because they want racers to be back home by Christmas i presume.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on November 30, 2016, 10:59:56 AM
He said before the end of Jan, which we shouldn't rule out at all.
If they really wanted to film S30 to have the possibility of airing it before S29 (as Peach first suggested), I don't see how that wouldn't be possible.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on November 30, 2016, 11:30:42 AM
Bottom line...def possible but now appearing unlikely. They could do it...BUT Getting a GOOD cast takes time. If 29 is in the works to air sometime this year, then the pressure is off because we HAVE a season in the can.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on November 30, 2016, 01:46:01 PM
Although it could be filmed this year it's quite unlikely. They'd have to leave in the next 2 days or so because they want racers to be back home by Christmas i presume.

They wouldn't race through Christmas (IMO)
Just keep n eye out everyone...
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on November 30, 2016, 01:46:54 PM
Bottom line...def possible but now appearing unlikely. They could do it...BUT Getting a GOOD cast takes time. If 29 is in the works to air sometime this year, then the pressure is off because we HAVE a season in the can.

Since we now know that TAR29 is airing from April 21, the season could be filmed anywhere from March-June????
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on November 30, 2016, 02:14:17 PM
That doesn't make sense Bourkue. FILMING times have NO relationships to Show times.

30 could film anytime when they have a cast...or never. Let's give times a break please.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: GMR 602 on November 30, 2016, 02:21:33 PM
That doesn't make sense Bourkue. FILMING times have NO relationships to Show times.

30 could film anytime when they have a cast...or never. Let's give times a break please.

Never!?
TAR 30 filmed never?
Please do not let this happen.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: GMR 602 on November 30, 2016, 02:25:04 PM
Please green light 30 before 29 airs.

It would be bad if they wait until 29 premieres and then green lights 30.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: docol on December 02, 2016, 06:44:03 AM
or never.

i NEED a clarification for that PLEASE..... :pee :barf
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Platrium on December 02, 2016, 07:39:15 AM
 :pray: it's not gonna be never.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on December 02, 2016, 12:31:58 PM
As I have said, I think we are fine for 30.  After that, my hope is at least a once year show.

Bottom line is We don't know. 29 is in some ways risky, if it is a rating disaster that is bound to affect us. I THINK it will be fun, but we have to see.

But this is a important season. So THINK before you post negativity on FB.  be constructive.  :tup:

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on December 10, 2016, 05:20:42 PM
As for that, TAR 30 may start filming in January per my previous post a few weeks ago. With the casting website that the production deadline will end in January to follow the guidelines for race 30 taping.

If I recall correctly, the last January filming was TAR 5.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on December 10, 2016, 05:29:26 PM
As for that, TAR 30 may start filming in January per my previous post a few weeks ago. With the casting website that the production deadline will end in January to follow the guidelines for race 30 taping.

If I recall correctly, the last January filming was TAR 5.

I agree with you Claude. TAR can easily film in Jan and visit summer paradises in the Southern Hemisphere
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on December 10, 2016, 06:50:16 PM
As for that, TAR 30 may start filming in January per my previous post a few weeks ago. With the casting website that the production deadline will end in January to follow the guidelines for race 30 taping.

If I recall correctly, the last January filming was TAR 5.

No  :(
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on December 11, 2016, 01:27:23 PM
Absolutely not.

As for that, TAR 30 may start filming in January per my previous post a few weeks ago. With the casting website that the production deadline will end in January to follow the guidelines for race 30 taping.

If I recall correctly, the last January filming was TAR 5.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: freds on December 11, 2016, 03:16:19 PM
At the moment, it's hard to speculate about TAR30. I think that we will wait the entire broadcast of season 29 because TAR30 is uncertain for the moment.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on December 11, 2016, 03:32:24 PM
I'm pretty sure we WILL see a TAR 30. WHEN is another issue, but remain hopeful.

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on December 11, 2016, 04:01:47 PM
I'm pretty sure we WILL see a TAR 30.

Yeah, I believe we are OK for TAR30, but we will have to see if we are on for S31
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on December 11, 2016, 04:03:11 PM
At the moment, it's hard to speculate about TAR30. I think that we will wait the entire broadcast of season 29 because TAR30 is uncertain for the moment.

IMO, TAR29 will air and then MAYBE TAR30 will film around the same time TAR29 did earlier this year and then will air in November. But, this is just PURE SPLECTION.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: RealityFan11 on February 15, 2017, 04:48:05 PM
I think Japan and Germany will be visited in TAR30. Japan was first visited in S9 and it was visited every three seasons after that (S12, S15, S18). However, it did jump one season early, but it did continue the pattern (S20 then S23 & S26). I think Japan will be visited one season later, aka S30. Also, TAR loves to go to europe, and its even better with the "winter theme", and Germany and Switzerland would be perfect for that, but I think Germany would be visited.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on February 15, 2017, 05:15:23 PM
I don't think they'll wait until the next winter to film S30 though.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2017, 05:21:22 PM
:welcome2: to RFF RealityFan11!!

We know the route for 29 (spoilers) but I have also been wondering about the interesting fact that the SF Travel Show and the casting call were sponsored by the Taiwan and Fiji tourist boards...  ???

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on February 15, 2017, 10:23:10 PM
but I have also been wondering about the interesting fact that the SF Travel Show and the casting call were sponsored by the Taiwan and Fiji tourist boards...  ???

I would LOVE to see Fiji visited!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on February 16, 2017, 12:13:42 AM
Question, about how much of TAR's budget is subsidized by the local tourism offices/departments? Do some countries pay more than others? (Maybe some not at all? and they only provide logistical support, etc?)

I only ask because it got me thinking about how Indonesia basically paid for half of TARA5. And if TARUS is to survive past TAR29, one way that would be possible is for them to reach out to countries/local offices who would be willing to basically pay for that TAR commercial time, lessening the "out of pocket" expense for TAR itself which will surely have an even lower budget moving forward, regardless.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2017, 07:03:18 AM
I don't think we know or ever will know the budget details. But I found it interesting that the Casting Call was supported by Taiwan. I see the Travel Show itself, but a casting call is new I believe. By all reports they were very gracious hosts, so  :tu !! But strange...
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: docol on February 16, 2017, 09:48:57 AM
so...any hints on when we can start tracking racers again?  :bump
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on February 17, 2017, 01:07:41 PM
Question, about how much of TAR's budget is subsidized by the local tourism offices/departments? Do some countries pay more than others? (Maybe some not at all? and they only provide logistical support, etc?)

I only ask because it got me thinking about how Indonesia basically paid for half of TARA5. And if TARUS is to survive past TAR29, one way that would be possible is for them to reach out to countries/local offices who would be willing to basically pay for that TAR commercial time, lessening the "out of pocket" expense for TAR itself which will surely have an even lower budget moving forward, regardless.
Hmm... I understand the budget matters, but don't you think that, if TAR keeps losing viewers (or even stays steadily 'low' as it is now), CBS will try to find new shows to replace it and potentially get more viewers? Hunted seems like such a trial to me tbh..
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on February 18, 2017, 02:37:27 AM
Hmm... I understand the budget matters, but don't you think that, if TAR keeps losing viewers (or even stays steadily 'low' as it is now), CBS will try to find new shows to replace it and potentially get more viewers? Hunted seems like such a trial to me tbh..
Obviously. It'll already take a miracle for TAR30 to ever exist. That's why if ever that miracle happened, getting funded by local tourism agencies may help make it happen like Indonesia did for TARA5.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: RealityFan11 on February 18, 2017, 12:27:01 PM
Countries I think will be visited on TAR30:
● Australia
● Fiji
● Japan
● Taiwan
● India
● Germany
● Switzerland

Countries I want to be viisted on TAR30
● South Africa
● Kenya
● Cyprus
● Belize
● Finland
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 18, 2017, 12:36:12 PM
Let's use the WISHLIST thread please.

Since Taiwan and Fiji sponsored the latest casting call we could def see them.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on February 18, 2017, 04:50:01 PM
Countries I think will be visited on TAR30:
● Australia
● Fiji
● Japan
● Taiwan
● India
● Germany
● Switzerland

Countries I want to be viisted on TAR30
● South Africa
● Kenya
● Cyprus
● Belize
● Finland

 :welcome2: :hello2: :bigwelcome to RFF, RealityFan11!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: RealityFan11 on February 20, 2017, 03:48:54 PM
For speculation about locations, particularly countries visited, I'm going to look at the last 10 seasons (20-29).

There were 8 new countries visited during this period (Paraguay, Azerbaijan, Malta, Monaco, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Armenia, & Georgia); although not technically countries themselves, French Polynesia, Northern Ireland, and Wales could be included in this list. That averages out to about 1 new country per season, so I predict one new country to be visited in Season 30. As for that, let's look at other countries first.

So I looked at each country visited in each season, including French Polynesia, Northern Ireland, & Wales (but not the US Virgin Islands, as it is a territory of the host country - the United States). I produced the following list. Note that the number next to each country is the number of times the country had been visited before each respective season. The number next to each season number is each of its countries added up. I'm going to call the number next to each season number it's "score."

Twenty (29)
• Argentina (4)
• Paraguay (0)
• Italy (4)
• Germany (6)
• Azerbaijan (0)
• Tanzania (2)
• India (9)
• Japan (4)

Twenty One (27)
• China (9)
• Indonesia (1)
• Bangladesh (1)
• Turkey (1)
• Russia (5)
• Netherlands (3)
• Spain (2)
• France (5)

Twenty Two (23)
• French Polynesia (0)
• New Zealand (3)
• Indonesia (2)
• Vietnam (3)
• Botswana (1)
• Switzerland (3)
• Germany (7)
• Scotland (1)
• Northern Ireland (0)
• England (3)

Twenty Three (21)
• Chile (3)
• Portugal (1)
• Norway (2)
• Poland (1)
• Austria (4)
• United Arab Emirates (2)
• Indonesia (3)
• Japan (5)

Twenty Four (31)
• China (10)
• Malaysia (4)
• Sri Lanka (1)
• Italy (5)
• Switzerland (4)
• Spain (3)
• England (4)
• Wales (0)

Twenty Five (22)
• England (5)
• Scotland (2)
• Denmark (1)
• Sweden (3)
• Morocco (2)
• Italy (6)
• Malta (0)
• Singapore (2)
• Philippines (1)

Twenty Six (31)
• Japan (6)
• Thailand (5)
• Germany (8)
• France (6)
• Monaco (0)
• Namibia (1)
• Netherlands (4)
• Peru (1)

Twenty Seven (45)
• Brazil (4)
• Argentina (5)
• Zambia (1)
• Zimbabwe (0)
• France (7)
• Netherlands (5)
• Poland (2)
• India (10)
• China (11)

Twenty Eight (33)
• Mexico (1)
• Colombia (0)
• Switzerland (5)
• France (8)
• Armenia (0)
• Georgia (0)
• United Arab Emirates (3)
• Indonesia (4)
• China (12)

Twenty Nine (27)
• Panama (2)
• Brazil (5)
• Tanzania (3)
• Norway (3)
• Italy (7)
• Greece (1)
• Vietnam (4)
• South Korea (2)

The average score is 28.9, so I'm going to reasonably assume Season Thirty will have a score of 29. So how will it get to 29? Well, it depends on the countries visited. Of the last ten seasons, all but one visited either 8 or 9 foreign countries, with Season Twenty Two visiting 10. Let's be liberal and say that Season Thirty will visit nine foreign countries. If just two of those are China and India, then Season Thirty will already have a score of 24! Unless the remaining countries have only been visited once before or not at all, then the score will overshoot our goal of 29.

So, let's talk about continents. As I ❤️ TAR mentioned, South America will probably be skipped, as it has been visited in each of the last four seasons. Seasons Twenty Eight and Twenty Nine both visited North America, both Spanish-Speaking countries (Mexico and Panama, respectively). As such I believe Season Thirty will skip North America UNLESS it is an English speaking country like Belize, Canada, the Bahamas, or a small Caribbean island. But I personally believe this chance is small. As for Africa, I personally do not think it will be visited. It has been visited in six of the last ten seasons. It's a true toss up honestly, but I personally think it will be skipped.

With this, I can predict a visit to Oceania, Asia, and Europe, probably in that order too. If Season Thirty starts off with two legs in Australia (as everyone - including me - is predicting), it will start out with a score of 4. So, legs 3-11 will have a combined score of 25, with 7 or 8 countries left to visit. Let's just divide up the remaining 9 legs between Asia and Europe for all intents and purposes, and say that legs 3-6 are in Asia and 7-11 are in Europe. Where will legs 3, 4, 5, & 6 going to take place? I'd say safe guessed are countries with scores of 0, 1, 2, and 3 are as follows:

Asian Countries with Scores of 0:
• Brunei
• Laos
• Myanmar
• Qatar
• Nepal
• Bhutan
• Kyrgyzstan
• Uzbekistan
• Jordan
 
Asian Countries with Scores of 1:
• Armenia
• Azerbaijan
• Georgia
• Kazakhstan
• Kuwait
• Mongolia

Asian Countries with Scores of 2:
• Bangladesh
• Cambodia
• Oman
• Philippines
• Sri Lanka
• Taiwan

Asian Countries with Scores of 3:
• Singapore
• South Korea

Now of course South Korea and the Caucasus are out. I'd reasonably assume Philippines, Brunei or Laos, and Singapore to take up legs 3-5 or 6, with leg 6 or possibly 7 in the Middle East or one of the Stans.

Now if legs 1-6 follow as stated, we have achieved a score of between 10-15. With legs 7-11 in Europe, we have roughly 14-19 points to go to achieve our goal of 29. This will be pretty easy, especially considering that every winter season since Season Fourteen has visited a Germanic country in Central Europe. If we say leg 7 is in Germany, that adds 9 points to our score! This is okay, as there are several unvisited countries in Europe. Let's analyze Europe as we just did with Asia:

European countries with a score of 0:
• Latvia
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Luxembourg
• Bulgaria
• Serbia
• Albania
• Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Montenegro
• Macedonia

European countries with a score of 1:
• Belgium
• Croatia
• Czech Republic
• Estonia
• Finland
• Hungary
• Iceland
• Ireland
• Lithuania
• Liechtenstein
• Malta
• Monaco
• Romania
• Ukraine

European countries with a score of 2:
• Denmark
• Greece
• Portugal
• turkey

European countries with a score of 3:
• Poland

I'd say that, especially with a leg or two in countries with a high score like Germany, France, or Italy, 3 or 4 legs could be located in countries with scores of one or zero!

As for the finale. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the there have only been three times the finale had teams fly from Europe to the West Coast (Seasons Thirteen, Fifteen, and Twenty Four). I'd say a finale in Seattle or California is inviting, especially since these three seasons ended in Portland (13) and Las Vegas (15 & 24).

Thus concludes my analysis. Enjoy :)
Netherlands was actually visited 4 times prior to TAR21, so when you add up the scores you are 3 points off, however the average is 29.2 which rounds to 29 so you're good
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: WalterC on February 20, 2017, 04:23:11 PM
Well, I am hoping for a Season 30, and think it would be the good time to give it a final sendoff. And 30 is a nice round number, to cap off a nice run on TV.

But with CBS, I don't see it as likely. And even more rare to do final sendoffs with reality shows.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 20, 2017, 06:14:21 PM
I am thinking/hoping it is WHEN not IF.  And that it will be a yearly show thereafter.

But :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: GMR 602 on February 20, 2017, 07:05:13 PM
Why are they wasting money on casting calls if they are not going to shoot 30?

I Think this show is quite cheap to produce and does amazing in Canada and most countries outside of the US

I think 29 will do especially well
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre
Post by: georgiapeach on February 20, 2017, 07:14:22 PM
Why are they wasting money on casting calls if they are not going to shoot 30?



"They" meaning who??  CBS??

CBS did NOT pay for the SF casting call. Taiwan Tourism did.


And let's say :thankyou:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre
Post by: theamazingracer21 on February 20, 2017, 09:22:26 PM
Why are they wasting money on casting calls if they are not going to shoot 30?



"They" meaning who??  CBS??

CBS did NOT pay for the SF casting call. Taiwan Tourism did.


And let's say :thankyou:
Thank you Taiwan Tourism.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: TARUSAFan on February 20, 2017, 09:39:36 PM
I'm hoping that Season 30 will never be the last ever season. I would be so freaking pissed. It was TAR that fuelled my passion to travel.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on February 20, 2017, 10:50:52 PM
TAR 30 NEEDS to come!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on February 21, 2017, 11:24:49 AM
I don't really understand some people here saying that TAR is a cheap show to make ??? Surely buying so many tickets last minute (for all the production), paying for the teams stays and various props is expensive?

I am certainly unable to give concrete sums, but I'd assume TAR is much much more expensive that BB or Survivor.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on February 21, 2017, 05:44:05 PM
I don't remember the source but Reality is almost always cheaper than Scripted shows.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Plaidmoon on February 22, 2017, 08:32:23 AM
I don't really understand some people here saying that TAR is a cheap show to make ??? Surely buying so many tickets last minute (for all the production), paying for the teams stays and various props is expensive?

I am certainly unable to give concrete sums, but I'd assume TAR is much much more expensive that BB or Survivor.

Production generally doesn't have to buy tickets at the last minute. They know in advance where the race is going. Maybe every once in a while events cause them to have to make a last minute change in plans, but not often enough to be a budget buster. Even Phil and BVM can probably buy tickets in advance. Teams and camera crews have to buy last minute tickets at high cost, but the cost goes down as teams get eliminated. Even in an early leg, with 40-50 people buying last minute tickets, it probably doesn't often exceed $100,000 for the last minute tickets and that's not an overly big expense for an hour long show that doesn't have to pay for a studio or build sets, etc. Overall, travel is probably the biggest expense for the show.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: redskevin88 on February 25, 2017, 11:50:21 PM
I don't really understand some people here saying that TAR is a cheap show to make ??? Surely buying so many tickets last minute (for all the production), paying for the teams stays and various props is expensive?

I am certainly unable to give concrete sums, but I'd assume TAR is much much more expensive that BB or Survivor.

Production generally doesn't have to buy tickets at the last minute. They know in advance where the race is going. Maybe every once in a while events cause them to have to make a last minute change in plans, but not often enough to be a budget buster. Even Phil and BVM can probably buy tickets in advance. Teams and camera crews have to buy last minute tickets at high cost, but the cost goes down as teams get eliminated. Even in an early leg, with 40-50 people buying last minute tickets, it probably doesn't often exceed $100,000 for the last minute tickets and that's not an overly big expense for an hour long show that doesn't have to pay for a studio or build sets, etc. Overall, travel is probably the biggest expense for the show.

I don't think they rarely buy last-minute flights anymore, the flights look like they are usually provided.
Title: Speculation on TAR 30 and Reviews on All Stars
Post by: RealityFan11 on March 01, 2017, 07:57:35 PM
So, The Amazing Race 29 has been offical by CBS, however that does remind us an important question: Whats going on for Season 30? Everyone wants to know if its all stars or all newbies or maybe even fans vs favs like Survivor and the route, aka the idea of the show.
So, I will begin. The Amazing Race has been on a decrease, however if TAR29 & 30 were incredible, the show is right back on track. I think an All-Star season would occur for either 30 or 32, if the latter occurs. But in order to know what will happen for another allstars, we should review on the recent all-stars.

THE AMAZING 24- ALL STARS II
The season was a flop. Easy tasks, not culturally or diversity like it should be, bad cast, simple route. Lets attack the season one by one, beginning with cast.

THE RACERS
Jet & Cord (S16- 2nd Place/ S18- 6th Place): Their the most memorable team ever. Southern charm, high likability, physical prowess. However, they did somewhat poorly in Unfinished Business and it showed that they are not that good at the metagame. They turned it around in S24 but then again, the season was so easy that it mightve matched their strategic abilities. I am not a fan of 3 time racers, however I was fine wirh them competing in the season.

Margie & Luke (S14- 3rd Place/ S18- 8th Place): I loved them in 14. In 18, they fall really flat, which is why they returned. I kinda wished they didnt because of 3 reasons. 1) It was their third time. 2) I knew pre-race that they werent gonna finish their chapter; they got eliminated in Sri Lanka and had no shot at winning after the airport bad luck they occurred. 3) Seeing the same teams race is boring.

Flight Time &Big Easy (S15- 4th Place/ S18- 2nd Place): Information leeches, way too loud and annoying, plus they pissed a lot of the fanbase off in S18. The only memorable stuff in 24 with them was that they struggled fitting into cabs.

Brenchel (S20- 3rd Place): They sucked in S20 but I knew they were memorable from both their big brother experience and rheir constant mood swings. I am glad that they raced better this season so I dont have much of a complaint except that it was stunt casting, again.

Bopper & Mark (S20- 5th Place)/ Mallory (S17- 6th Place/ S18- 3rd Place): I rrslly wished that Bopper couldve competed and I loved them so much in s20. When I found out about the combo of Mark &Mallory, i had two different feelings. I knew they wouldnt do well (which happened) but I wanted them to win, mainly for Bopper.

Natalie & Nadiya (S21- 4rth Place): They were excellent racers and I shocked & pissed that they were out first. I was so glad they got redemption in survivor.

Jessica &John (S22- 9th Place): They do deserve to race again after their villainous portrayls and snafu wih the express pass, but they belong in a second chance season.

Dave &Connor (S22- 8th Place): Im happy they got a second chance but they deserve a second chance season. All stars is best of the best; not most memorable from 2 or 3 seasons ago. They also dominated but it was an easy route and they took things very personal.

Joey & Meghan (S22- 5th Place): Only complaint is that they werent great at the race; only placed higher than fourth one time.

Caroline & Jenn (S22- 4rth Place): No explanation needed, but i did wish they won

Leo & Jamal (S23- 4rth Place): Constant eating of the scenery, always lying, and fun personalities made them great for the season. Sole difference between them in S23 and 24 is that they struggled less in 24.

ALTERNATE RACERS:
Gary (Same as Mallory): I feel like Gary & Mallory made more sense rhan Mark &Mallory, and if one racer is sick than the whole team cant race.

Amani & Marcus (S19- 3rd Place): WTH?

Andy & Tommy (S19- 4rth Place): Very strategic, comedic, likeable, and strong but also controversial; perfect for the season, but they got cut at the last minute.

Trey & Lexi (S21- 3rd Place): They deserve to return and are very popular

Pam & Winnie (S22- 7th Place): If there had to be a low placing team return, it should be them. They were good racers, great sarcasm too, but one struggle at the detour cost them.

Tim & Marie (S23- 2nd Place): Villains and funny, i wanted them to race but Marie didnt want to do it again

Rachel &Dave and Bill & Cathi werent alternates but do deserve a shoutout since they do desrve to race again. Art & JJ, Nicky & Kim, and Jaymes & James in my opinion are good considerations.

ROUTE
China- I expected it to be visited once again. But 2 legs in the same city is very boring.
Malaysia- Cool that they went there bc I did not expect it.
Sri Lanka- Its very cool when they visit countties after a long time or never before.
Italy- I love Italy but i didnt want to see just Rome and one village city. Venice would be cool plus they could a venchi chocolate taste task similar to the Indian tea taste in s18.
Switzerland- Beautiful but very recent
Spain- They messed up the trip to Spain. Nothing with the culture was in the leg.
England- Great country but it was being used over and over in that time era.

ALTERNATE ROUTE
Philippines- Originally in the route but got cut bc of a typhoon, which made them visit it next season.
Australia- Melbourne was supposed to be visited but it got cut for unknown reasons.


If TAR30 is All-Stars, I think they will make it not be like S24. I think much better casting would occur.

Teams Probably in next All Stars
◆ Adam & Bethany (S25- 3rd Place)
◆ Kym & Alli (S25- 5th Place)
◆ Matt & Ashley (S26- 5th Place)
◆ Justin & Diana (S27- 2nd Place)
◆ Tiffany & Krista (S27- 4rth Place)
◆ Ty & Korey (S28- 3rd Place)
◆ Burnie & Ashley (S28- 4rrh Place)

Teams that might return
◆ Brooke & Rob (S25- 4rrh Place)/ They broke up
◆ Hayley & Blair (S26- 3rd Place)/ Hayley is engaged i believe which would be awkward
◆ Tanner & Josh (S27- 6th Place)/ Theyre popular and archrivals of JD
◆ Brodie & Blair (S28- 5th/7th Place)/ Are they the new Eric & Dani?

POSSIBLE COUNTRIES FOR ROUTE
● Japan
● India (I know)
● Poland
● Austria
● Germany
● Australia
● Fiji
● Taiwan
● Kenya
● Cyprus
● Switz

What do yall think will or should occur?


Title: Re: Speculation on TAR 30 and Reviews on All Stars
Post by: Leafsfan on March 01, 2017, 08:12:59 PM
You lost me at "Their the most memorable team ever"
Title: Re: Speculation on TAR 30 and Reviews on All Stars
Post by: gamerfan09 on March 01, 2017, 08:21:05 PM
You lost me at "Their the most memorable team ever"

:lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: RealityFan11 on March 02, 2017, 02:39:25 PM
Correction: Their one of the most memorable teams ever
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on March 02, 2017, 04:25:21 PM
Meh. The reason they're memorable to me is because they're horribly overrated as people and as a team that "could be back each season" per every other casual viewer. If they weren't cast for S24, I wouldn't even remember them that much, but that season just spiced my hate of them being put on a piedestal.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on March 02, 2017, 05:04:00 PM
Ironically, it was their 24 outing that might be less offensive in general because Dave & Connor were much worse. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre
Post by: georgiapeach on March 02, 2017, 08:25:34 PM
Remember...all the cancer stuff was EDITING...NOT their race choice.

Hayley is very happily married now. Which does not rule out racing with Blair again.

And sadly, Bill of Bill/Cathi has died.

No matter how much I loved them, I  would hope never to see one team race three times again..

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: TheRabbi on March 03, 2017, 11:52:00 AM
I'm kind of curious about the sources for the alternate teams for season 24. I can understand Gary and Mallory definitely being there and Mallory being easy to sub in. Were Andy and Tommy really cut last minute? In favor of who?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on March 03, 2017, 12:17:34 PM
I get that this is the speculation thread, but it does make me wonder what we actually, truly know for season 30? Has it even been confirmed by CBS?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 03, 2017, 02:23:19 PM
No. There is no official confirmation for TAR 30. Phil said at the SF casting call speech he hoped we would get one but need to see 29.

However.... word on the street elsewhere suggests we should get it...the question remains when? Once a year only if we are lucky seems the most probable.

So spread the word!! Keep the FB overwhelmingly negative  TAR comments to a minimum. Try to be constructive.  Show TAR some LOVE!!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: TARUSAFan on March 04, 2017, 08:27:28 AM
No. There is no official confirmation for TAR 30. Phil said at the SF casting call speech he hoped we would get one but need to see 29.

However.... word on the street elsewhere suggests we should get it...the question remains when? Once a year only if we are lucky seems the most probable.


So spread the word!! Keep the FB overwhelmingly negative  TAR comments to a minimum. Try to be constructive.  Show TAR some LOVE!!

Once a year? Are they serious? Hopefully 2 to be filmed this year.  TAR please :dontgo:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: RealityFan11 on March 04, 2017, 09:19:36 AM
I'm kind of curious about the sources for the alternate teams for season 24. I can understand Gary and Mallory definitely being there and Mallory being easy to sub in. Were Andy and Tommy really cut last minute? In favor of who?
Andy & Tommy and Pam & Winnie were originally in the cast but got cut, I dont know who to. Tim & Marie declined. Amani & Marcus got asked back but also had to deline. I think Trey & Lexi were considered bur Im not 100% sure
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 04, 2017, 10:36:14 AM
Evidence for Pam& Winnie?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: GMR 602 on March 04, 2017, 02:15:38 PM
IF 29 does well and there's a strike...maybe we will see 2 this year???
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: RealityFan11 on March 04, 2017, 03:47:43 PM
https://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2013/10/the-amazing-race-24-all-star-teams/
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 04, 2017, 07:40:57 PM
:funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: RealityFan11 on March 04, 2017, 08:05:55 PM
My other source is TV Tropes
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 04, 2017, 10:55:02 PM
My other source is TV Tropes


Please give credit if you are quoting someone else.

But no more Miss Cleo...he is not welcome here.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Drake on March 05, 2017, 05:18:19 AM
TAR 30? They didn't even update the Amazing Race Casting website :(

Quote
The filming dates for the season we are casting are sometime between October 2016 and January 2017.
http://www.theamazingracecasting.com/Faq
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 05, 2017, 12:05:45 PM
No casting is ongoing now. As stated multiple places, 30 is NOT yet confirmed.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on March 05, 2017, 11:19:59 PM
I have a question for RealthyFan11:

How do u know that India will be visited, if TAR30 comes?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on March 06, 2017, 08:01:18 AM
I know you didn't ask me, but obviously no one KNOWS, this is speculation. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on March 06, 2017, 10:28:32 PM
I know you didn't ask me, but obviously no one KNOWS, this is speculation. :lol:

Yeah yeah I know, however RealthyFan11 put I Know against India
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on March 09, 2017, 11:50:55 PM
Why is Andy Denhart (aka ReallityBlurred) not welcome here? Sincerely curious.

My other source is TV Tropes


Please give credit if you are quoting someone else.

But no more Miss Cleo...he is not welcome here.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 10, 2017, 12:45:04 AM
Why is Andy Denhart (aka ReallityBlurred) not welcome here? Sincerely curious.



Andy is perfectly welcome here. He does good investigative work, and is always careful to give credit, as I hope we do here as well. Sometimes we disagree on out conclusions, but that's what makes research fun!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Lmh1988 on March 11, 2017, 12:43:39 AM
I really think a true All-Star season could revive the series, it would be a good way to go for season 30. I know CBS loves to say no older teams but I really think classic teams like Charla & Mirna and Dustin & Kandace could draw some viewers in (yes, I know they've raced twice already but if some of the teams we've had can race three teams, these two teams more than deserve that opportunity).

Colin & Christie would be amazing to see race again, or what about Flo & Zach or Tara & Wil? Even though some of these teams may not have been previously interested, they may be now after all of these years.

Amazing Race was at its height of popularity when we had  the classic moment of Lena & Kristy never finding their clue in the hay bales, that's something even casual fans will remember, they deserve to race again and really should have been on Unfinished Business. And although some people aren't fans, even another Rob & Amber run would surely catch some eyes.

These are just a few examples of course, but we have some amazing classic teams that if CBS would actually do another real All-Star season, I believe we could get a lot of viewers to tune in.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Spencer.LoL on March 11, 2017, 01:49:36 AM
iam so nervous take a peek this spoiler thread, but nothing spoiled yet  :bump
i don't want a all star season! i want just like previous season, with some famous contestant, that will lighten up the show
lil' bit tyler-korey or brodie-blair
maybe they can go to northern japan, where those macacque warm themself at onsen, and contestant have to bath with them (http://s1.postimage.org/143o6jsg4/image.gif)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 11, 2017, 02:16:13 AM
I really think a true All-Star season could revive the series, it would be a good way to go for season 30.

I personally think another All Stars right now would be the kiss of death. We have had gimmick season after gimmick season for far too many seasons now and the ratings show that WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH. Time for TAR CLASSIC. Great casting with a variety of age groups and then give us a TAR 5 level route, challenging well balanced tasks, Lee Sanders epic music and watch the ratings rebound!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: ianthebalance on March 11, 2017, 02:24:28 AM
I really think a true All-Star season could revive the series, it would be a good way to go for season 30.

I personally think another All Stars right now would be the kiss of death. We have had gimmick season after gimmick season for far too many seasons now and the ratings show that WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH. Time for TAR CLASSIC. Great casting with a variety of age groups and then give us a TAR 5 level route, challenging well balanced tasks, Lee Sanders epic music and watch the ratings rebound!

I agree. I think a great normal season is key. And when I say normal, I don't mean 27 where the route was very normal (when Rotterdam and the other side of Victoria Falls was your only new locations...). But normal as in 11 teams of pre-existing relationships (good ones of course) and a gimmick or twist free route with more emphasis on the route and tasks instead.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on March 11, 2017, 04:05:11 AM
I would just LOVE an All-Star season!
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Post by: Hysha on March 11, 2017, 05:42:27 AM
People are tired of returnees, I also think it wouldn't be a good idea to make an All Stars season right now.

The best option is to make a normal season, without any special theme, just a normal season like the firsts ones. No celebrities or mid-celebrities, no youtubers, no basketball players.. just-normal-people!
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Post by: HavaDrPepper on March 11, 2017, 09:21:15 AM
People are tired of returnees, I also think it wouldn't be a good idea to make an All Stars season right now.

The best option is to make a normal season, without any special theme, just a normal season like the firsts ones. No celebrities or mid-celebrities, no youtubers, no basketball players.. just-normal-people!

Agreed!!!

The people listed in a previous post for an All-Star season... I have no desire to see any of them on my screen again and would definitely not watch.  Several of them were OK the 1 time I saw them but that was enough.  And, some I didn't like the first time so no way I want to see them again.
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Post by: RealityFan11 on March 11, 2017, 09:33:38 AM
I have a question for RealthyFan11:

How do u know that India will be visited, if TAR30 comes?
I dont know if India will be visited. I said "I know" because a lot of people dont want it to be visited and and I thought someone would be like "Really?" So i wrote "I know" meaning that I know we dont want to go there but it might
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Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on March 11, 2017, 12:00:37 PM
As somone who cares about TAR history, there's nothing more I would like than old-school teams returning and getting the respect they deserve. However, I don't see this happening for multiple reasons.

1. Many teams have been moved on and aren't part of the TAR community. The (Real) All-Stars aka S11 aired over 10 years ago.
2. CBS and producers have very limited interest in anything before S14 (aside from minor Switchbacks). Both have said they're not interesting in reaching back that far.
3. Honoring the show's history has never been a priority (just look at pretending S24 was the first "All-Stars").

I really think a true All-Star season could revive the series, it would be a good way to go for season 30. I know CBS loves to say no older teams but I really think classic teams like Charla & Mirna and Dustin & Kandace could draw some viewers in (yes, I know they've raced twice already but if some of the teams we've had can race three teams, these two teams more than deserve that opportunity).

Colin & Christie would be amazing to see race again, or what about Flo & Zach or Tara & Wil? Even though some of these teams may not have been previously interested, they may be now after all of these years.

Amazing Race was at its height of popularity when we had  the classic moment of Lena & Kristy never finding their clue in the hay bales, that's something even casual fans will remember, they deserve to race again and really should have been on Unfinished Business. And although some people aren't fans, even another Rob & Amber run would surely catch some eyes.

These are just a few examples of course, but we have some amazing classic teams that if CBS would actually do another real All-Star season, I believe we could get a lot of viewers to tune in.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on March 23, 2017, 07:21:01 PM
Its hard to say the race is not included in the renewal list for 2017-18 TV season.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/more-tv-news/cbs-renews-16-shows-criminal-minds-and-2-broke-girls-not-among-them-yet/
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 23, 2017, 10:50:05 PM
Why would it be? We have been off the air for a year! They are going to want to see how we do and how the ratings are..so everyone do your part!
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Post by: GMR 602 on March 23, 2017, 11:01:55 PM
Is 1.1 from last season considered to be good?
On a Thursday night?
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Post by: dryedmangoez on March 24, 2017, 12:51:09 AM
Here's what Deadline (http://deadline.com/2017/03/elementary-2-broke-girls-criminal-minds-amazing-race-bubble-no-early-renewals-1202049290/) says about TAR:
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As for The Amazing Race, for the first time since the Emmy heavyweight’s 2001 debut, it will have only one installment this season, which will premiere March 30, replacing Training Day on Thursday. The veteran aired in the Friday 8 PM slot recently but the network found success this season with MacGyver in the hour, which has invigorated the entire night. With all three CBS Friday dramas — MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods — renewed for next season, it is unclear what berths CBS may consider for The Amazing Race beyond bridging the two seasons of Survivor. Yet, it is a legacy series for the network, so another season should be under consideration, if nothing else to bid a proper farewell to the most heralded reality series in Emmy history.

I think that's what most have said here. Even if TAR29 has less than stellar ratings, CBS may pick up TAR30 to give the show a proper farewell, at the very least.

And here's Phil stating the obvious to TVGuide (http://www.tvguide.com/news/cbs-renewals-2017-2018/?ftag=TVG_Twitter):
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The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan also remains optimistic about the reality show getting picked up for a 30th season -- well, as long as people tune into Season 29, which kicks off next Thursday at 10/9c.

"This is an opportunity for us to go on a new night -- a big night for CBS," Keoghan told TVGuide.com. "People keep asking me, 'Is there going to be 30?' And I say, 'If the audience turns up and they watch the show ... then we'll be back.' It's as simple as that."
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Post by: CesarAzp1 on March 24, 2017, 06:40:24 AM
Hmm... Here's my theory about the contestants

1) From Season 24, Jet and Cord will be the only ones returning for a fourth go, cause Luke and Margie got a second consecutive low finish, and the Globetrotters were too middle-of-the-park. Leo and Jamal will return for a third pop, and so will Brendon and Rachel.
2) From Season 25, it's gotta be Adam and Bethany (who has a biopic! just found out...), and either Brooke and Robbie or Kim and Alli.
3) Haven't watched S26, so I'm going with an old comment and saying Hayley and Blair.
4) From S27, Justin and Diana HAVE TO RETURN. Their dream run was ruined by a whole lotta cab trouble. Tanner and Josh will also return, but Denise and James Earl might too
5) From S28, Brodie and Kurt will return (they remind me of Leo and Jamal). Tyler and Korey will also return, unless they have other stuff to attend to, in which case we will see Sheri and Cole, or maybe even Scott and Blair (#Blodie!) again...
6) From S29, Redmond and Matt are likely to return, cause Redmond has been on CBS before, and Matt has won pro sport events. If Logan and London don't win, they too will return, considering Logan's excitement (Check his IG feed), and London's popularity.

An all-winners season would sound nice, too! Rooting for Matt and Dana on that one!
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 24, 2017, 07:29:02 AM
:welcome: to RFF CesarAzp1!

I think there may be at LEAST (if not more)  a good chance of a NORMAL season with an all new cast! Having had  so many "gimmick" seasons in a row, I think there is a much interest in going back to TAR Classic. Much will depend on ratings and sponsors...but right now nothing is determined.

And I would love an All Winners...but not until our last season ever!
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Post by: ZBC Company on March 24, 2017, 08:12:42 AM
if the amazing race gets cancel i am going sue someone i swear
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Post by: BourkieBoy on March 24, 2017, 06:06:24 PM
And I would love an All Winners...but not until our last season ever!

I agree with you Peach. This would be awesome! However, I believe that this would be impossible because they would have to pay for at least 58 racers plus crew. However, it would be great to see!
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Post by: Marionete on March 24, 2017, 06:51:16 PM
An All-Winners season = season with past winners, not season with everyone who's ever won.
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Post by: gamerfan09 on March 24, 2017, 08:12:59 PM
omg :lol:
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Post by: ghmorello on March 25, 2017, 09:13:03 AM
if the amazing race gets cancel i am going sue someone i swear

You know you can't do that, right?
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Post by: ianthebalance on March 25, 2017, 09:30:29 AM
if the amazing race gets cancel i am going sue someone i swear

You know you can't do that, right?

If TAR sadly did get cancelled, as a consolation I'd like to see ZBC sue some random guy on the street for TAR being cancelled
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 25, 2017, 10:54:13 AM
Y'all make me laugh!! :hugs:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on March 25, 2017, 06:13:07 PM
If TAR sadly did get cancelled, as a consolation I'd like to see ZBC sue some random guy on the street for TAR being cancelled
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Post by: Brannockdevice on March 26, 2017, 02:37:00 PM
:welcome: to RFF CesarAzp1!

I think there may be at LEAST (if not more)  a good chance of a NORMAL season with an all new cast! Having had  so many "gimmick" seasons in a row, I think there is a much interest in going back to TAR Classic. Much will depend on ratings and sponsors...but right now nothing is determined.

And I would love an All Winners...but not until our last season ever!

Absolutely! Honestly I think that's what made Season 27 so great!
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 28, 2017, 07:26:10 PM
What's the status on Season 30?

Keoghan: That's a good question. I think that depends a lot on how many people turn up to watch 29. I think it's an incredibly competitive television market. I think the reason we didn't get on [earlier this season] was they were trying new things, new shows. A lot of fans have said, "Why Thursday? Why 10 o'clock? Why can't it be this? Why can't it be that?" I've just said the same thing to all of them: "Let's focus on what we do have and what we can do and not what we don't have and what we can't do." This is an opportunity for us to go on a new night -- a big night for CBS ... and let's focus on what's right about this. People keep asking me, "Is there going be 30?" And I say, "If an audience turns up and they watch the show" -- and I do believe we'll get a big plus-3 [in DVR playback] because a lot of families are not going to be watching at 10 o'clock on Thursday, but hopefully we'll get new viewers too who may have missed us before -- "then we'll be back." It's as simple as that.

http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-amazing-race-29-preview-phil-keoghan/?rss=breakingnews
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Post by: Marionete on March 29, 2017, 03:22:02 AM
Expecting huge DVR ratings as well!
Phil explained the fate of the show really well. :)
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Post by: Platrium on March 29, 2017, 10:16:10 AM
No casting is ongoing now. As stated multiple places, 30 is NOT yet confirmed.

I didn't expect it would come to this so soon. :(

But all hope is not lost! I'm glad to be watching TAR again really soon. :bunny :hoot:
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Post by: apatheticblues on March 29, 2017, 02:19:55 PM
hi, i'm new to the forum  :didimiss:
but yeah, if TAR 30 were to go through an oceania route, this is what i'd wish :
Leg 1 : New Zealand , and they could probably visit wellington.
Leg 2 : New Zealand (again), and this time they could delve into Maori cultures and customs.
Leg 3 : LAOS !!
Leg 4 : India (it is over visited I know) India is a very chaotic country and is also brimming with culture and traditions.
Leg 5 : Kazakhstan , visit long overdue from season 13. They could probably visit Almaty.
Leg 6 : Kyrgyzstan , this would be a 1st time visit and also teams could travel by bus from Almaty to Bishkek.
Leg 7 : Israel , they could visit Tel Aviv, the place is beautiful and a few beach themed activities could take place.
Leg 8 : Israel (again) , they could delve into Jewish culture and also if possible visit Rosh Hanikra (for its beautiful grottoes)
Leg 9 : Morocco , I know they had just visited it in season 25 but teams can really partake in a myriad of tasks here.
Leg 10 : Portugal , teams could travel over the strait of gibraltar and drive to portugal. There is quite a lot to do in portugal, but it eould especially be nice if the leg laid emphasis on the portuguese carnival.
Leg 11 : IBIZA ! it's a balearic island that (I think) TAR has never visited before and there's loads of fun activities to do there.
Leg 12 : Some quaint city along the eastern coast, not really sure.
This is just my plan out, thoughts ?
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Post by: Alenaveda on March 29, 2017, 03:05:41 PM
 :hello2: and :bigwelcome to the R.F.F., apatheticblues!
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Post by: BourkieBoy on March 29, 2017, 04:16:32 PM
hi, i'm new to the forum  :didimiss:
but yeah, if TAR 30 were to go through an oceania route, this is what i'd wish :
Leg 1 : New Zealand , and they could probably visit wellington.
Leg 2 : New Zealand (again), and this time they could delve into Maori cultures and customs.
Leg 3 : LAOS !!
Leg 4 : India (it is over visited I know) India is a very chaotic country and is also brimming with culture and traditions.
Leg 5 : Kazakhstan , visit long overdue from season 13. They could probably visit Almaty.
Leg 6 : Kyrgyzstan , this would be a 1st time visit and also teams could travel by bus from Almaty to Bishkek.
Leg 7 : Israel , they could visit Tel Aviv, the place is beautiful and a few beach themed activities could take place.
Leg 8 : Israel (again) , they could delve into Jewish culture and also if possible visit Rosh Hanikra (for its beautiful grottoes)
Leg 9 : Morocco , I know they had just visited it in season 25 but teams can really partake in a myriad of tasks here.
Leg 10 : Portugal , teams could travel over the strait of gibraltar and drive to portugal. There is quite a lot to do in portugal, but it eould especially be nice if the leg laid emphasis on the portuguese carnival.
Leg 11 : IBIZA ! it's a balearic island that (I think) TAR has never visited before and there's loads of fun activities to do there.
Leg 12 : Some quaint city along the eastern coast, not really sure.
This is just my plan out, thoughts ?

This wishlist goes here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15213.3700.html
Anyway, I LOVE your wishlist!
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Post by: apatheticblues on March 30, 2017, 09:46:27 AM
:hello2: and :bigwelcome to the R.F.F., apatheticblues!
Thank you for the warm welcome !! I'm glad to be a part of the forum, especially what with the commencement of season 29. Looking forward to great discussions with y'all  :D
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Post by: apatheticblues on March 30, 2017, 09:49:30 AM
hi, i'm new to the forum  :didimiss:
but yeah, if TAR 30 were to go through an oceania route, this is what i'd wish :
Leg 1 : New Zealand , and they could probably visit wellington.
Leg 2 : New Zealand (again), and this time they could delve into Maori cultures and customs.
Leg 3 : LAOS !!
Leg 4 : India (it is over visited I know) India is a very chaotic country and is also brimming with culture and traditions.
Leg 5 : Kazakhstan , visit long overdue from season 13. They could probably visit Almaty.
Leg 6 : Kyrgyzstan , this would be a 1st time visit and also teams could travel by bus from Almaty to Bishkek.
Leg 7 : Israel , they could visit Tel Aviv, the place is beautiful and a few beach themed activities could take place.
Leg 8 : Israel (again) , they could delve into Jewish culture and also if possible visit Rosh Hanikra (for its beautiful grottoes)
Leg 9 : Morocco , I know they had just visited it in season 25 but teams can really partake in a myriad of tasks here.
Leg 10 : Portugal , teams could travel over the strait of gibraltar and drive to portugal. There is quite a lot to do in portugal, but it eould especially be nice if the leg laid emphasis on the portuguese carnival.
Leg 11 : IBIZA ! it's a balearic island that (I think) TAR has never visited before and there's loads of fun activities to do there.
Leg 12 : Some quaint city along the eastern coast, not really sure.
This is just my plan out, thoughts ?

This wishlist goes here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15213.3700.html
Anyway, I LOVE your wishlist!
sorry, new to the forum; will need some of your help getting acclimatized to the forum! thank you ! also thanks for the compliment  :D
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Post by: BourkieBoy on March 30, 2017, 05:06:16 PM
sorry, new to the forum; will need some of your help getting acclimatized to the forum! thank you ! also thanks for the compliment  :D

WELCOME TO THE FORUM! This is a great place I am sure that you will love it here! Thanks for joining us!
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Post by: WafflesAndpancakes on April 03, 2017, 09:46:58 AM
Is there a chance for Iceland to be visited? Imagine racing beneath the northern lights! :hoot:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on April 03, 2017, 06:34:11 PM
Is there a chance for Iceland to be visited? Imagine racing beneath the northern lights! :hoot:

Hopefully! I mean, they could ANYWHERE in Europe this season IMO.

They might do a leg in Denmark and off to Iceland!
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Post by: apatheticblues on April 05, 2017, 06:26:26 AM
guys, I think someone edited the amazing race 28 wikipedia page. check out the placements table.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on April 05, 2017, 07:29:02 AM
guys, I think someone edited the amazing race 28 wikipedia page. check out the placements table.

Yes they did! It is hilarious!
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Post by: BoxOfficeRevolutionary on April 10, 2017, 08:26:37 AM
Is there any word on this season happening?
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Post by: Platrium on April 10, 2017, 10:24:50 AM
Is there any word on this season happening?

 :hello2: and :wel2 to RFF, BoxOfficeRevolutionary!

From what I know, TAR30's existence depends on the ratings of TAR29, but I'm not too sure about this. ???
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Post by: BoxOfficeRevolutionary on April 10, 2017, 06:12:37 PM
Thanks!  :D
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Post by: Cheery2017 on April 20, 2017, 08:51:38 AM
I don't care about who are the racers. As long as there is season 30 and continue showing the amazing race.
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Post by: naejae91 on April 25, 2017, 11:46:24 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/apr/25/hollywood-writers-strike-looms-as-union-authorisation-vote-passed


Looks like we'll have another potential writers strike coming up for almost a decade.  :groan:


Will TAR30 get renewed on the writers strike?
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Post by: dryedmangoez on April 25, 2017, 12:35:00 PM
One step closer to a strike. If they really can't get a new deal, the strike will begin May 1st.
CBS upfront is May 17. So the strike should at least last 3 weeks to be able to help TAR30 along.  :D
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Post by: Zack. on April 25, 2017, 06:24:20 PM
The last strike season was great so while this is a bad thing... :bunny

(granted they would likely be casting, like, now for a fall premiere so...)
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Post by: BourkieBoy on April 25, 2017, 06:27:56 PM
Isn't a writer's strike a bad thing?

If so, how does it help TAR30? ???
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Post by: gamerfan09 on April 25, 2017, 06:29:35 PM
Because this is a reality show and there are no writers which means a freer spot on the schedule :lol:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on April 25, 2017, 06:31:34 PM
Because this is a reality show and there are no writers which means a freer spot on the schedule :lol:

Oh right excellent!!! How stupid can I get?  :groan:
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 25, 2017, 07:58:56 PM
I'm sure CBS/WRP is taking this into account in their decisions. :)
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Post by: GMR 602 on April 25, 2017, 11:19:51 PM
Woot!?
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Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on April 26, 2017, 09:35:28 PM
A possible writer's strike will have little effect on whether a TAR 30 happens or not. It didn't last time either as the decision for TAR 12 scheduling was made before the strike. Even if a strike lasts 3 months like in 2007, the scripted shows will still be on the air by October 2017 (delaying new seasons by only a few weeks).
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on April 26, 2017, 10:22:59 PM
I disagree....
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Post by: naejae91 on April 26, 2017, 11:01:52 PM
The last writers strike effect did help TAR13 got renewed instead to fill the schedule gap.
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Post by: GMR 602 on April 26, 2017, 11:27:05 PM
I disagree....

Are we still looking at 1 or 2 seasons a year?
Or is it now 0? And only 1 if there's a strike.s
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Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on April 28, 2017, 12:52:16 AM
That's not true at all...the strike was from Nov. '07 - Feb. 08 and TAR13 (filmed in March 2008) aired in Fall 2008.

The last writers strike effect did help TAR13 got renewed instead to fill the schedule gap.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on April 28, 2017, 01:07:58 AM
That's not true at all...the strike was from Nov. '07 - Feb. 08 and TAR13 (filmed in March 2008) aired in Fall 2008.

The last writers strike effect did help TAR13 got renewed instead to fill the schedule gap.

The date was wrong. TAR 13 was filmed in April to May 2008. Applications were available on that season from November 2007 to February 2008, final casting selection was selected in around March to April 2008.
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Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on May 03, 2017, 12:23:03 AM
My point still stands that TAR13 was never intended to fill a gap in the '07-08 tv schedule.

That's not true at all...the strike was from Nov. '07 - Feb. 08 and TAR13 (filmed in March 2008) aired in Fall 2008.

The last writers strike effect did help TAR13 got renewed instead to fill the schedule gap.

The date was wrong. TAR 13 was filmed in April to May 2008. Applications were available on that season from November 2007 to February 2008, final casting selection was selected in around March to April 2008.
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Post by: Declive on May 05, 2017, 03:38:58 AM
Is shooting taking place anywhere soon? Is it something already known or just spec?
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Post by: Marionete on May 05, 2017, 02:59:49 PM
Could be wrong here, but isn't it that TAR can't shoot before CBS confirms the show's renewal?
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2017, 03:46:14 PM
Is shooting taking place anywhere soon? Is it something already known or just spec?

no.
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Post by: RealityFan11 on May 05, 2017, 05:58:09 PM
My sister has a friend who got me some inside route-spoilers. The people who make the route nd design the tasks are considering these 4 countries for if 30 does happen: Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Australia. If its true, these places should make up about 6 legs
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2017, 06:57:44 PM
My sister has a friend who got me some inside route-spoilers. The people who make the route nd design the tasks are considering these 4 countries for if 30 does happen: Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Australia. If its true, these places should make up about 6 legs

yes you have posted those as possibles before.  Several times.

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on May 13, 2017, 08:30:57 PM
Could be wrong here, but isn't it that TAR can't shoot before CBS confirms the show's renewal?

Hoping TAR is getting renewed for 30th season with the schedule upfronts announce on Wednesday. Besides TAR, Elementary and Undercover Boss will also possibly for a renewal.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: angkorwhat on May 13, 2017, 09:25:25 PM
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/elementary-the-amazing-race-renew-cbs-1202426191/

We are BACK  :conf: :conf: :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: LUZERNLIO on May 14, 2017, 11:04:49 AM
My sister has a friend who got me some inside route-spoilers. The people who make the route nd design the tasks are considering these 4 countries for if 30 does happen: Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Australia. If its true, these places should make up about 6 legs

yes you have posted those as possibles before.  Several times.
I really want to see the leg in Western China(Chengdu Chongqing) or Laos. If they go to Japan. Kyoto and Nara will be the best choise! Penang and Doha also great.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on May 14, 2017, 02:09:41 PM
All route lists should go in the WISHLISTS thread unless we have REAL spec why or when they might use it please. Thanks!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 14, 2017, 03:33:26 PM
It appears all renewal decisions on all the networks came down to money this season. Cost, network ownership all played the biggest roles in decisions on bubble shows. That's likely true for TAR30 as well.

In addition to being attracted by tourism board incentives, I think a  TAR12-14 Era 11 Leg Race format would help bring down costs as well.
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Post by: Dzony95 on May 14, 2017, 05:45:21 PM
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/elementary-the-amazing-race-renew-cbs-1202426191/

We are BACK  :conf: :conf: :conf:

Confirmed? Yay!  :wohoo: :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Theo on May 15, 2017, 06:16:12 AM
what's the odd of it being all star?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on May 15, 2017, 08:53:01 PM
Ask CBS.
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Post by: fossil-racer on May 15, 2017, 10:04:14 PM
Ask CBS.

 :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Cheery2017 on May 20, 2017, 10:41:30 AM
I really hope season 30 will go back to the original format. No more themes.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Fifty Shades of Shrek on May 20, 2017, 11:57:34 AM
My sister has a friend who got me some inside route-spoilers. The people who make the route nd design the tasks are considering these 4 countries for if 30 does happen: Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Australia. If its true, these places should make up about 6 legs

yes you have posted those as possibles before.  Several times.
I really want to see the leg in Western China(Chengdu Chongqing) or Laos. If they go to Japan. Kyoto and Nara will be the best choise! Penang and Doha also great.

Penang in Malaysia is too overrated. Malacca should be visited! It's one of the Malaysia's biggest heritage sites!!!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BritishTARFan on May 20, 2017, 12:06:52 PM
My sister has a friend who got me some inside route-spoilers. The people who make the route nd design the tasks are considering these 4 countries for if 30 does happen: Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Australia. If its true, these places should make up about 6 legs

yes you have posted those as possibles before.  Several times.
I really want to see the leg in Western China(Chengdu Chongqing) or Laos. If they go to Japan. Kyoto and Nara will be the best choise! Penang and Doha also great.

Penang in Malaysia is too overrated. Malacca should be visited! It's one of the Malaysia's biggest heritage sites!!!

Hey, welcome to RFF!

Just for future reference Wishlists go into this thread... http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15213.0.html (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15213.0.html)
We've all made the mistake lol
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Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on May 23, 2017, 03:20:44 PM
If they do a returnee season for S30, I really hope production brings back pre-S12 teams. They really need to honor the show's history.
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Post by: redwings8831 on May 23, 2017, 03:34:48 PM
From the media thread:

http://www.thewrap.com/amazing-race-creators-on-chances-of-season-30-all-star-strangers-cbs-surprise-renewal-emmys-race-exclusive/

For Season 30, it would seem like a really good idea to do repeat this “strangers schoolyard pick”  format for making teams, but with All Star alumni from the series. Is that something you’re open to: “All Star First Impressions”?

BvM: We’re not going to tell you that. (Both laughing). This is all going to be discussed within the next week with the network. We have a rough idea. But we just need to discuss with the network how we can do it.

ED: We’re open to a lot of things. It’s really what is the best for the show. Everything’s open right now.


Will you entertain some hypothetical All Star stranger teams? What would it be like to have a team of (hysterical and teary) Rachel Reilly and (hysterical) Brooke Camhi (from this season) ….or Hayley (from the Blind Date season).

BvM: We’re not going to give you any help here.

ED: Are you saying that we should mix up the teams up with cast members we have had in the past?

TheWrap: Yes, two person teams of strangers from previous contestants. There could be a celebrity team of Tyler Oakley and New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight. Though a bit on the nose, we could see super athletes with disabilities Redmond Ramos and Bethany Hamilton team up.

All Star perfect strangers would be great.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: elthemagnifico on May 23, 2017, 06:42:15 PM
Fans liked this seasons's cast gimmick and WRP tries to do an experiment with "blind" teams and All Stars

But i think All Stars format only would be nice and keep "blind" teams for further season...

But if they want to... That should be an interesting experiment...
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 23, 2017, 07:10:54 PM
BVM needs to realize no gimmicks would be best considering our current state :res:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on May 24, 2017, 12:58:27 AM
If we have an All-Stars, just DO NOT have mixed teams like the article redwings posted. WORST IDEA EVER AND IT WILL KILL US
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Post by: TARUSAFan on May 24, 2017, 05:57:52 AM
Absolutely NO GIMMICKS PLEASE!!! Give it a break. Give me a diverse cast instead.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: naejae91 on May 24, 2017, 07:57:16 AM
Has any TAR race being filmed between the Muslim Ramadan month? Because this year Ramadan month fall between late May - late June, so is it possible that the TAR30 would only start filmed after July 4 just to avoid logistic issue especially if they intended to visit any Muslim countries.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on May 24, 2017, 08:05:32 AM
Oh yes. Remember AllStars when we lost Tanzania? That filmed during Ramadan I believed.

BUT we do not have a cast yet...so unlikely for filming to start that soon.
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Post by: Lemontail on May 24, 2017, 08:15:48 AM
Oh yes. Remember AllStars when we lost Tanzania? That filmed during Ramadan I believed.

BUT we do not have a cast yet...so unlikely for filming to start that soon.

Uh, I don't think so. That one filmed from November 20 to December 17, 2006 while Ramadan ended during 23 October, so a month difference.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: naejae91 on May 24, 2017, 09:32:08 AM
Oh yes. Remember AllStars when we lost Tanzania? That filmed during Ramadan I believed.

BUT we do not have a cast yet...so unlikely for filming to start that soon.
I remember it was not Ramadan month, but instead of southern Africa having summer holiday on December since they're on south hemisphere and it just happened so close with Hajj (Islam pilgrimage) on the same month that cause the flight ticket overbooked.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on May 24, 2017, 09:47:40 AM
You guys are the best. It was the Hajj not Ramadan.

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Zack. on May 24, 2017, 04:34:57 PM
Has any TAR race being filmed between the Muslim Ramadan month? Because this year Ramadan month fall between late May - late June, so is it possible that the TAR30 would only start filmed after July 4 just to avoid logistic issue especially if they intended to visit any Muslim countries.

TAR 27 filmed entirely within Ramadan in 2015. Perhaps not coincidentally, it visited no Muslim countries or had any (to my knowledge) Muslim racers.

Granted, I feel like if they're racing this summer they'll likely avoid the Middle East for...reasons...(aside from like, the UAE again or maybe PETRA FINALLY  :groan:). For probably similar reasons I wouldn't expect a Russia or Ukraine leg either. (I will leave it at that  :angel)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 24, 2017, 04:45:45 PM
Jordan would be great to finally get a visit.

But of countries to be avoided, without getting too political, I doubt TAR would avoid certain countries merely because of political reasons. I almost think they specifically chose Mexico for TAR28 because of all the political discussion about Mexico. So I wouldn't count out a Russia or even Korean DMZ visit again. It would be like avoiding the UK because of the Manchester bombing or Brussels and Paris last year. And they certainly didn't avoid France.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: sleipnir on May 24, 2017, 04:50:17 PM
Has any TAR race being filmed between the Muslim Ramadan month? Because this year Ramadan month fall between late May - late June, so is it possible that the TAR30 would only start filmed after July 4 just to avoid logistic issue especially if they intended to visit any Muslim countries.
I think this season was in Ramadan for Tanzania leg .I am pretty sure to hear something about that one of recaps.I think Joey or Mike told about them.Because of that they always wear long clothes in very hot weather
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Zack. on May 24, 2017, 05:08:24 PM
I think Russia also has the hindrance of their visa requirements (cf Terence & Sarah using their transit visa for Russia just to connect to Almaty) or generally how difficult production is (I think after James & Abba there's a hesitation for teams to use gypsy cabs but in most cases that's all that is around). I feel like politics is a fairly obvious issue but I don't think it's the sole reason.

With other countries that are perceived to be dangerous or politically charged (Mexico and Colombia in 28 spring to mind, plus most of the Middle East legs in modern TAR) you're right in that I don't think production actively avoids them, but I think they tend to 'produce' the legs more thoroughly - tasks in smaller, less remote areas, Pit Stops adjusted so that teams race in daylight, sometimes provided flights to the next destination, etc.

That said if they're aiming to increase political discourse Cuba is now fairly easy to get to and there's three franchises' legs to mine from for tasks  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 24, 2017, 05:44:34 PM
Well, contemporary TAR is generally more produced and tightly structured these days anyway so theoretically they could still visit any country save for the obvious ones plus ones like a Venezuela that's certainly too volatile for any fun Racing or a Saudi Arabia that may be restrictive in terms of what to do.

And about Cuba, I certainly hope they don't mine anything from TAR Canada's Leg. Such a waste of a Leg.  :grins:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Palperro on May 24, 2017, 11:07:40 PM
Has any TAR race being filmed between the Muslim Ramadan month? Because this year Ramadan month fall between late May - late June, so is it possible that the TAR30 would only start filmed after July 4 just to avoid logistic issue especially if they intended to visit any Muslim countries.
I think this season was in Ramadan for Tanzania leg .I am pretty sure to hear something about that one of recaps.I think Joey or Mike told about them.Because of that they always wear long clothes in very hot weather

TAR 11 was in Hajj season when they visited Mozambique and Zanzibar, which caused all of the flight issues teams had and lack of flight availability.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on June 03, 2017, 12:36:25 AM
Just a guess, but Season 30 would probably (?) not visit Canada...? Especially since they have their own race?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on June 03, 2017, 12:37:26 AM
Also, don't know where to post this, but now that Season 29 is over, where do we go from here?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 03, 2017, 01:58:23 AM
Just a guess, but Season 30 would probably (?) not visit Canada...? Especially since they have their own race?

Yes. Canada would not go to visit there because of its own TAR. It is very unlikely to go there for the original [in the U.S.] TAR because two reality show franchises are still produced in North America (the original and Canada).
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Platrium on June 03, 2017, 03:26:27 AM
So it's like saying TAR can't go to Asia because there's TAR Asia? :hug?:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2017, 03:51:08 AM
Also, don't know where to post this, but now that Season 29 is over, where do we go from here?

Tar 30. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on June 03, 2017, 06:22:28 AM
So it's like saying TAR can't go to Asia because there's TAR Asia? :hug?:
I don't understand the point about Canada either.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 03, 2017, 03:13:46 PM
One does wonder though why TARUS hasn't done a full Canadian Leg. It can't be the proximity to the US since they've gone to Mexico of course.  And they can't think Canada is too similar to an American city location, for example. Very strange.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on June 03, 2017, 03:25:01 PM
One does wonder though why hasn't done a full Canadian Leg. It can't be the proximity to the US since they've gone to Mexico of course.  And they can't think Canada is too similar to an American city location, for example. Very strange.

If they went far north where the Inuit culture is, yeah that'd be a good leg (think of TARC season 1 Iqaluit. That was like top of the world).

But with US's style of going for the stereotypes, it'd probably just be stuff like Mounties and log rolling (Australia 2)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Zack. on June 03, 2017, 04:31:15 PM
One does wonder though why TARUS hasn't done a full Canadian Leg. It can't be the proximity to the US since they've gone to Mexico of course.  And they can't think Canada is too similar to an American city location, for example. Very strange.

fwiw if TARUS did a Canada leg I imagine at least one leg would be in a large city; given that I can't trust TARCAN to make a good domestic leg I have little faith of the mothership doing it justice.

Montreal or Quebec City would make for a good first (or penultimate) leg destination, especially in lieu of more expensive European legs.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on June 03, 2017, 05:52:37 PM
One does wonder though why TARUS hasn't done a full Canadian Leg. It can't be the proximity to the US since they've gone to Mexico of course.  And they can't think Canada is too similar to an American city location, for example. Very strange.

My thoughts exactly. I've always thought it'd be cool for them to have a starting line in Washington, D.C. and then have their first clue be "You're currently in the capital of the United States. Now fly to the capital of Canada - Ottawa." Plus they could make it a public leg (or at least half-public. They could do a few tasks in Ottawa and then take a train to a quieter town like Kingston or Brockville), that way fans could would know where in Ottawa they were going! I think stuff like that might be able to boost ratings in not only the U.S. but in Canada as well!
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Post by: kaedav on June 03, 2017, 07:29:40 PM
Im Canadian and Canada is VERY different then any American city. I've been to a lot of major cities here. They really should visit Canada cause it will bring up booth ratings and u can have a cheap European like leg in Quebec, a traditional aboriginal leg in the north, an awesome coastal leg out east, a bustling city leg like no other city leg, and a cheap asian leg in Vancouver.

I would also like to c TAR Canada VS USA with a similar format to Hamerotz Lamillion where they r split into two groups (in this case Canada and USA) and then they join in Leg-2. IMAGINE having two American National Hockey players race against two Canadian National Hockey players :funny:

Sry for writing a big oleeee rant
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Post by: Leafsfan on June 03, 2017, 07:36:55 PM
BVM did mention in an interview (a long time ago) that the point of the race is to put racers outside their element/the known. Putting a leg in English speaking Canada (where the difference to the USA is not a lot) would be contrary to that.
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Post by: Lemontail on June 03, 2017, 08:23:46 PM
BVM did mention in an interview (a long time ago) that the point of the race is to put racers outside their element/the known. Putting a leg in English speaking Canada (where the difference to the USA is not a lot) would be contrary to that.

What about Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and United Kingdom?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 03, 2017, 08:38:18 PM
One does wonder though why TARUS hasn't done a full Canadian Leg. It can't be the proximity to the US since they've gone to Mexico of course.  And they can't think Canada is too similar to an American city location, for example. Very strange.

fwiw if TARUS did a Canada leg I imagine at least one leg would be in a large city; given that I can't trust TARCAN to make a good domestic leg I have little faith of the mothership doing it justice.

Montreal or Quebec City would make for a good first (or penultimate) leg destination, especially in lieu of more expensive European legs.

Montreal would be better for a penultimate leg as a largest Francophone city in Canada as teams could arrive from the previous leg in Europe.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on June 03, 2017, 08:41:10 PM
Canada MUST have a leg, regardless if they have their own TAR or not.

It is a great country, with great scenery and it would boost ratings in Canada!
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Post by: gamerfan09 on June 03, 2017, 08:46:12 PM
Canada ratings don't matter for TAR US  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: kaedav on June 03, 2017, 09:25:34 PM
YES BUT TAR US WILL BRING CANADIAN VIEWERS INTO THE AMERICAN VERSION AND AMERICAN VIEWERS INTO THE CANADIAN VERSION!!!

ITS ALL APART OF THE TAR FRANCHISEEEE
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on June 03, 2017, 09:35:24 PM
 I do not think that is necessary. Tar rates will in Canada and the Canadiam version is not broadcast in the US.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2017, 05:22:12 AM
With Peach saying that we still don't have a cast, it is likely that production is not planning an all-star season for TAR30.
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Post by: kaedav on June 04, 2017, 05:46:47 AM
I do not think that is necessary. Tar rates will in Canada and the Canadiam version is not broadcast in the US.

CTV App.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 04, 2017, 05:47:58 AM
I follow LaToya Jackson from her stint on the Celebrity Apprentice and I follow Corbin Bleu as a fan of High School Musical and I noticed the two tweeted during the finale (with Corbin following the TAR Twitter) o.O

https://twitter.com/latoyajackson/status/870510608579297281

https://twitter.com/corbinbleu/status/866103746823995392

I know it is an ENORMOUS reach, but is a Celebrity Edition possible?
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Post by: kaedav on June 04, 2017, 06:35:32 AM
NO PLZ NO!!! We just had internet celebrities and i want to c a regular season and an all star season!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2017, 07:15:15 AM
I know this is not a wishlist thread, but I hope TAR is not planning on Celebrity Edition. What are the chances of this happening? ??? Meanwhile, I'm still speculating on a regular season because it is quite overdue.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2017, 01:05:13 PM
THE CASTING SITE HAS FINALLY BEEN UPDATED!!

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We are looking for a Teams of two ! You must have a pre-existing relationship with the person. If you are not familiar with the show, please go to CBS.com and become familiar with the show. Typically we choose teams that have known eachother a minimum of one year. We choose relationships that are "relatable". For your best chance of getting on the show, please refer to past seasons 1-28.

We are casting now for a race that travels sometime between September 2017 and January 2018, 
for approximately 25-30 days.



 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on June 04, 2017, 01:56:48 PM
So we will only see TAR30 next year, around the same time S29 aired? :(
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on June 04, 2017, 02:14:41 PM
Well there we go, filming sometime in the fall more likely.

December, January, that would probably mean mostly southern hemisphere countries.
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Post by: Brannockdevice on June 04, 2017, 03:32:00 PM
Well there we go, filming sometime in the fall more likely.

December, January, that would probably mean mostly southern hemisphere countries.

I could see a Season 20 or 22 type of route, with southern hemisphere summer legs like in S20 Argentina or S22 Bora Bora, as well as northern hemisphere "Winter Wonderland" type of legs like S20 Germany and S22 Switzerland
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2017, 05:15:03 PM
I think they will film ASAP once they have a cast ready. They will want to have one in the can. ;)
So we will only see TAR30 next year, around the same time S29 aired? :(

Why do you say that?  ???  That is def not what this says. Y'all are jumping to a lot of inaccurate conclusions.

If we film SOON, then we can be a mid season anytime Nov-onwards.

I think they will film ASAP once they have a cast. They want to have one "in the can" ready to go. ;)

The only conflict I see right now for filming  is the Emmy's. Feel sure they want to be around for that.


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As with last year, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held over two nights, on Sept. 9 and 10. And the Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out on Sept. 17 on CBS.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 04, 2017, 05:52:24 PM
Well there we go, filming sometime in the fall more likely.

December, January, that would probably mean mostly southern hemisphere countries.

I could see a Season 20 or 22 type of route, with southern hemisphere summer legs like in S20 Argentina or S22 Bora Bora, as well as northern hemisphere "Winter Wonderland" type of legs like S20 Germany and S22 Switzerland

The route could be a hybrid mix of S18 and S22 that I like for October filming. What about the Scandinavia "Winter Wonderland" theme type filming in fall like will be having a Northern Lights location, for example S10 Finland (which was indeed occured in summer) and a southern hemisphere spring legs like S18 Australia or S7 South Africa?
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Post by: gamerfan09 on June 04, 2017, 09:25:13 PM
Am i the only one concerned for the fall filming? I'm worried that if we get TAR30 done by the end of September or October, and we end up premiering earlier in November ala TAR12, that our season will be EXTREMELY rushed :(
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2017, 09:47:25 PM
Am i the only one concerned for the fall filming? I'm worried that if we get TAR30 done by the end of September or October, and we end up premiering earlier in November ala TAR12, that our season will be EXTREMELY rushed :(

WRP has been doing this for 30 seasons. Have a little faith that they know how to do this?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on June 04, 2017, 09:53:53 PM
Not too concerned about a tight timeframe, if TARC can go from filming to premiere in just over 1 month, surely the US editors can, too.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Kamineko on June 04, 2017, 10:24:02 PM
Not too concerned about a tight timeframe, if TARC can go from filming to premiere in just over 1 month, surely the US editors can, too.

Just my thought but maybe because TARC raced mainly within Canada, they might can start preparing the episode even when the race was still on. So after the leg 1 finished filming, they can directly send the footage for editing. But TARUS can't do that because it's a race around the world.

MAYBE IF TARUS create a season of racing within US territory only, similar like TAR 8, it may happen. :)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on June 05, 2017, 01:14:46 AM
YES WE ARE FILMING SOON!!!!

BEST NEWS ALL DAYYYYYY!!!!

(P.S schoo, holidays are on September! Maybe I could track em down...)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 05, 2017, 03:58:14 AM
YES WE ARE FILMING SOON!!!!

BEST NEWS ALL DAYYYYYY!!!!

(P.S schoo, holidays are on September! Maybe I could track em down...)

I am fine with October filming schedule, Daylight Saving Time in Australia (most parts) starts in first Sunday of October.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: TARUSAFan on June 05, 2017, 05:43:47 AM
They said the word "relatable" which means they're going back to basics I presume.  Fall filming means more opportunity for Southern hemisphere countries to be visited.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on June 05, 2017, 12:40:46 PM
I think they will film ASAP once they have a cast ready. They will want to have one in the can. ;)
So we will only see TAR30 next year, around the same time S29 aired? :(

Why do you say that?  ???  That is def not what this says. Y'all are jumping to a lot of inaccurate conclusions.

If we film SOON, then we can be a mid season anytime Nov-onwards.

I think they will film ASAP once they have a cast. They want to have one "in the can" ready to go. ;)
Due to filming being scheduled between September and January, I thought there's no possibility of the show airing any time before February, or at least late January. Of course this assumption might be wrong, they could theoretically film in September and air mid-October or whatever, but this thought isn't so stupid I think? :P

It's just that if they give such a wide time frame (4-5 months), they must be pretty certain CBS won't want TAR to air during that time. Or that's just what I think.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: kaedav on June 05, 2017, 01:15:06 PM
True Marionnette, this might be their chance to get back to February premiere and September premiere since the last season screwed all that up :)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 05, 2017, 04:36:28 PM
I think they will film ASAP once they have a cast ready. They will want to have one in the can. ;)
So we will only see TAR30 next year, around the same time S29 aired? :(

Why do you say that?  ???  That is def not what this says. Y'all are jumping to a lot of inaccurate conclusions.

If we film SOON, then we can be a mid season anytime Nov-onwards.

I think they will film ASAP once they have a cast. They want to have one "in the can" ready to go. ;)
Due to filming being scheduled between September and January, I thought there's no possibility of the show airing any time before February, or at least late January. Of course this assumption might be wrong, they could theoretically film in September and air mid-October or whatever, but this thought isn't so stupid I think? :P

It's just that if they give such a wide time frame (4-5 months), they must be pretty certain CBS won't want TAR to air during that time. Or that's just what I think.

Nope, Can be done pretty quick. 1-2 months. Airing depends on when they need us.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on June 06, 2017, 12:44:31 AM
Am i the only one concerned for the fall filming? I'm worried that if we get TAR30 done by the end of September or October, and we end up premiering earlier in November ala TAR12, that our season will be EXTREMELY rushed :(

I think that's better than no season at all!  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 10, 2017, 02:05:55 AM
Not too concerned about a tight timeframe, if TARC can go from filming to premiere in just over 1 month, surely the US editors can, too.

Just my thought but maybe because TARC raced mainly within Canada, they might can start preparing the episode even when the race was still on. So after the leg 1 finished filming, they can directly send the footage for editing. But TARUS can't do that because it's a race around the world.

MAYBE IF TARUS create a season of racing within US territory only, similar like TAR 8, it may happen. :)

Why would it take much longer than TAR Canada? The internet is everywhere. Or if they use 1-2 day shipping, that's not a big deal or an overly significant expense.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Ray! on June 10, 2017, 06:24:03 AM
Am i the only one concerned for the fall filming? I'm worried that if we get TAR30 done by the end of September or October, and we end up premiering earlier in November ala TAR12, that our season will be EXTREMELY rushed :(
I think we're completely fine tbh, 'cause if our baseline for "rushed season" is TAR12 then it can only mean good things
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Cheery2017 on June 10, 2017, 09:19:47 AM
i hope the new season of amazing race will be better than season 29. I want it to be new teams.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 10, 2017, 11:59:54 AM
I mean, if other international franchises have no problems with short turnaround time between filming and airing (and with, I assume, less people available in production to do the work than TARUS will have), then it should be no problem for TAR30, if it comes to that.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on June 10, 2017, 06:32:00 PM
i hope the new season of amazing race will be better than season 29. I want it to be new teams.
??

29 was one of the best seasons of all time
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Lemontail on June 10, 2017, 09:07:00 PM
i hope the new season of amazing race will be better than season 29. I want it to be new teams.
??

29 was one of the best seasons of all time

Only in eyes of superfans, maybe, and casuals on FB hate it only because of the winners?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 10, 2017, 09:22:58 PM
It's the TAR3 effect - casuals seem to generally love the season but hate the winners.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on June 10, 2017, 10:01:44 PM
It's the TAR3 effect - casuals seem to generally love the season but hate the winners.

Yep, this is so me!  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: docol on June 12, 2017, 07:41:05 AM
i hope the new season of amazing race will be better than season 29. I want it to be new teams.
??

29 was one of the best seasons of all time

THIS.... :conf:

i LOVED season 29 sooo much
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Boring Dude on June 13, 2017, 12:24:31 AM
I would honestly say that season 29 was probably the best season from 14 onwards. (in my personal opinion) (side note:I still haven't seen seasons 1-13 in full, so I cannot compare it to them.) I wanted either
Show content
team fun or the boys
to win, but the season still was awesome regardless.

Minus the finale, every leg contained some crazy surprises, and I haven't felt this exited about the show since I discovered it during season 22.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on June 14, 2017, 08:05:51 PM
In terms of post-S13, TAR29 is definitely up there in my top 5. The others would be S17, S25, S23, & S22.

I would honestly say that season 29 was probably the best season from 14 onwards. (in my personal opinion) (side note:I still haven't seen seasons 1-13 in full, so I cannot compare it to them.) I wanted either
Show content
team fun or the boys
to win, but the season still was awesome regardless.

Minus the finale, every leg contained some crazy surprises, and I haven't felt this exited about the show since I discovered it during season 22.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: docol on June 20, 2017, 09:27:55 AM
here we go....! hope we watch THIS season THIS year  :bump
(https://preview.ibb.co/cY3Pa5/Sin_t_tulo.png) (https://ibb.co/fsxja5)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: elthemagnifico on June 21, 2017, 05:40:00 PM
i hope the new season of amazing race will be better than season 29. I want it to be new teams.
??

29 was one of the best seasons of all time
He/she mean that she/he hopes TAR 30 will be greater than TAR 29 ???
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 21, 2017, 07:32:35 PM
At least it will expect to travel one new sovereign country plus several locations visited at least once before.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on June 22, 2017, 04:19:27 AM
Yes please!
I really want Latvia to be visited to complete the Baltic state visits. Or another new European country, like Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina or Bulgaria...  :colors
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 22, 2017, 04:51:06 AM
They also quietly updated the logo on their YouTube account  :sab

(http://i.imgur.com/6jpPcXO.png)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: naejae91 on June 22, 2017, 09:07:24 AM
I think TAR30 would have less/no (Western) Europe leg judging we have terrorism activity threaten the security at this point.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on June 22, 2017, 09:48:23 PM
It's going to be interesting to see where in Europe gets visited with all hell breaking loose over there right now.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on June 23, 2017, 01:34:54 AM
I just wonder that if they are started to finalise the cast and start filming soon.

If not, then why have they started updating everything with a new logo, for S30?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 23, 2017, 06:27:37 AM
I just wonder that if they are started to finalise the cast and start filming soon.

If not, then why have they started updating everything with a new logo, for S30?

Bourkie, according to TAR casting FAQ website (link (http://www.theamazingracecasting.com/Faq)), the filming for this season will be commenced between September 2017 to January 2018. As so, production most likely to film the new season this October (around Northern Hemisphere Fall/Autumn or Southern Hemisphere Spring).
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: amazingracefan/-1 on June 26, 2017, 11:26:28 AM
  :word:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BritishTARFan on June 26, 2017, 01:02:49 PM
The Netherlands! Are u serious

Also, why no Taiwan

Singapore doesn't have to be in a eastward direction

Why no west africa, all weve recently had is southern Africa. Also what about South Africa as opposed to Botswana.

We have 2 legs in the Philippines yet we only see Manila which was seen in S25.

Also we can't have India but we can have Poland?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: amazingracefan/-1 on June 26, 2017, 03:48:17 PM
 :bump
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BritishTARFan on June 26, 2017, 03:57:45 PM
The Netherlands! Are u serious

Also, why no Taiwan

Singapore doesn't have to be in a eastward direction

Why no west africa, all weve recently had is southern Africa. Also what about South Africa as opposed to Botswana.

We have 2 legs in the Philippines yet we only see Manila which was seen in S25.

Also we can't have India but we can have Poland?

I'm just going off what we've seen in the past few years of TAR.
Singapore has never been visited in a westward race. I highly doubt they'll change it up now.
There will be no Taiwan because it's clear CBS doesn't like Taiwan and recieves a lot of sponsors from China. This explains the overuse of China and the underuse of Taiwan, which has a lot of cool things to be done.
No west africa because the only visitable west african country is namibia, and that was just visited. Angola is still plagued with land mines.
No south africa. Here's why:
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South Africa is notorious for an extraordinarily high violent crime rate (although part of this may be due to better crime reporting than most developing countries). It's not unheard of for the police to refuse to leave their air-conditioned offices to investigate crime on the basis that "it's too dangerous out there!" South Africa is consistently ranked at somewhere between 14 to 18 among the countries with the highest murder rates in the world (31.8 per 100,000 per year as of 2013).

(Wikitravel.org)
We might see some other Fllipino cities like Cebu, I'm not entirely sure that's what we'll get, as we might get Thailand.
For the Poland thing, I imagine that the race would try to go to Sri Lanka or Bangladesh, rather than India as India has one of the highest scores of any TAR country. Poland however, is lower and one of the only safe countries in Europe because of the refugee crisis and mass rapes.

Overall, I appreciate your comment. I'm just trying to conduct an analysis of the race based on recent seasons and predict what the next one will be.

Namibia and Angola aren't western Africa they're Southern Africa. Western Africa would be Guinea, Ghana, Senegal, ect
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on June 26, 2017, 04:21:29 PM
During the filming of season 30, it will be Winter in oceania, so a season starting off in oceania is not likely.

Excuse me, haven't heard of other Oceanian countries?

Countries like Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu, are warm all year round. So this theory does quite work.

I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just saying that even if it is freezing in Australia or New Zealand (which it is now, lol), then TAR can go to warmer countries, such as those
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BritishTARFan on June 26, 2017, 05:19:57 PM
It will be summer in Oceania as it's supposed to film between I belive October & January.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on June 26, 2017, 05:45:48 PM

I'm just going off what we've seen in the past few years of TAR.
Singapore has never been visited in a westward race. I highly doubt they'll change it up now.
There will be no Taiwan because it's clear CBS doesn't like Taiwan and recieves a lot of sponsors from China. This explains the overuse of China and the underuse of Taiwan, which has a lot of cool things to be done.
No west africa because the only visitable west african country is namibia, and that was just visited. Angola is still plagued with land mines.
No south africa. Here's why:

Have you read the threads here? Taiwan recently sponsored a casting call, ie they are a sponsor. TAR26 flew into Taiwan first (I would assume because of sponsorship) before flying to Tokyo (even though there are direct flights from LAX into Tokyo).

Your whole post is just made up of guesses (and sorry some are just bad).
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 26, 2017, 06:19:36 PM
No south africa. Here's why:
Quote
South Africa is notorious for an extraordinarily high violent crime rate (although part of this may be due to better crime reporting than most developing countries). It's not unheard of for the police to refuse to leave their air-conditioned offices to investigate crime on the basis that "it's too dangerous out there!" South Africa is consistently ranked at somewhere between 14 to 18 among the countries with the highest murder rates in the world (31.8 per 100,000 per year as of 2013).

I was just there and while there IS an inkling of a high crime rate particularly at night (most establishments are closed by 9 PM), South Africa is relatively safe and I had a wonderful time there.

As long as they don't make racers go at night or in dangerous areas, I don't see why they can't go there? TAR2 and 7 did it.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 26, 2017, 11:04:31 PM
I was just there and while there IS an inkling of a high crime rate particularly at night (most establishments are closed by 9 PM), South Africa is relatively safe and I had a wonderful time there.

As long as they don't make racers go at night or in dangerous areas, I don't see why they can't go there? TAR2 and 7 did it.

South Africa is definitely safe and Cape Town is a better place to visit, including a nearby South Africa wine region particularly in towns of Paarl, Franschhoek, Pniel and Stellenbosch.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 26, 2017, 11:47:15 PM
READ MY SIG AND PAY ATTENTION.

RUDENESS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. SO WATCH IT.



If you want to post wishlists, take it there.

Educated speculation is always appreciated. Consider flights, terrorism, climate for starters.

Leafs is correct about Taiwan sponsoring a casting call. Although the route via Taiwan previously I believe at have been more to allow production to get ahead.

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 27, 2017, 12:40:56 AM
We have had 3 consecutive eastward routes recently
as well as 4 consecutive visits to South America already

So I hope it will be a westward route with an Oceania visit for TAR30
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 27, 2017, 04:05:35 AM
If TAR really wanted to switch things up, TAR30 should have a westward, Oceania/Asia-heavy route. There's definitely a lot of diverse locations in Oceania and Asia that could fulfill the different tropical, rural and urban location checklist.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 27, 2017, 04:54:45 AM
why do we even want them to go back to oceania lol no australia leg is beating the first tar2 visit and new zealand, tar13 aside, also hosts really bad legs
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 27, 2017, 07:21:57 AM
why do we even want them to go back to oceania lol no australia leg is beating the first tar2 visit and new zealand, tar13 aside, also hosts really bad legs
They could have some new countries like Fiji or revisiting Guam instead
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 27, 2017, 12:29:28 PM
why do we even want them to go back to oceania lol no australia leg is beating the first tar2 visit and new zealand, tar13 aside, also hosts really bad legs

So, if we have a really good leg or a few really bad legs in a country, TAR should retire them and never go back? That makes no sense to me. If you have a history of good legs, I'd think you'd want to go back and duplicate it. If you have bad legs, I'd think you could improve that. Any country should be capable of having a good leg.

As for Oceania, I hope they go there, but it is more expensive to do so. Tahiti was very expensive and I believe that it affected the destination choices in the rest of that season. I'm not sure, but I think there are fewer flight choices into the various islands. Australia would be different of course.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: naejae91 on June 28, 2017, 10:30:28 AM
Re: South Africa

I thought SA are generally safe and I think production will be fine as long as they planned the leg happen on mid-day and the security team joining them.
Sidenote: I think they visited one of the "dangerous areas" in TAR2 Cape Town leg where a local saying "If you go there, there's a lot of criminals and will kill you." but end up nothing happened.

Re: Oceania

Like Plaidmoon said the flights both get into and get out from South Pacific islands was very limited. Most of the flights there need a airport connection via Australia or New Zealand so I think production might end up insert a few Australia and/or New Zealand leg in order to gave convenience and appropriate head start for production side. (See 22 Oceania legs.) Not to mention Australia and New Zealand legs would act as pseudo Europe leg just in case there's no or less Europe leg featured on the season judging the recent security problem on Europe. (See 2 which is the only US season so far did not feature any Europe leg.) But then a bunch of early Oceania leg start would mean it's potentially more expensive to produced than the early Europe leg start.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 29, 2017, 01:24:47 AM
Re: Europe for naejae91

I really think will have a less Europe leg, mostly in Northern regions such as Latvia and Finland within a westward route, oppose of overused Germanic-speaking countries of this continent.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 29, 2017, 07:45:39 PM
Eastern and Northern Europe are generally safer than Western Europe

Perhaps we can get one of the Baltic states visited and one other Eastern Europe countries (Czech / Hungary / Slovakia)

Production costs in these countries are generally cheaper as well, which can compensate the higher production costs needed for early Oceania legs
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: RealityFan11 on July 11, 2017, 08:09:05 PM
If this season had oceania, southeastern asia, eastern europe, eastern africa, and a visit to north america other than USA would be great and be like an average budget. Plis, if they go north and south like 2 times, it would make the route longer similar to how the older routes were linger than nowadays (ex: France -> Namibia -> Netherlands -> Peru)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on July 16, 2017, 06:46:13 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6886468/?ref_=ttep_ep1

I don't know how reliable IMDB is, but Episode One is listed as "airs 2018".

We're more likely to end up on January like Hunted did than be a midseason replacement IMO.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on July 16, 2017, 06:59:09 PM
Sometime shortly after the Emmys (Sept 17) is likely going to be our filming date... ;)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: elthemagnifico on July 16, 2017, 07:29:19 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6886468/?ref_=ttep_ep1

I don't know how reliable IMDB is, but Episode One is listed as "airs 2018".

We're more likely to end up on January like Hunted did than be a midseason replacement IMO.


IMDB sometimes can be unreliable... Members non- IMDB staff can edit in
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: nrh2110 on July 18, 2017, 05:49:21 AM
Okay so give a little of a break, I just joined and I really wanted to chip in because I just spent the night binge watching and then trying to find any hints of Amazing Race 30 and I came across this.

I didn't read most of the posts in this thread (I did read the entire first page though) but I kinda glanced in and out, so if I'm repeating things that have been said, forgive me.

So first off, I'm going to agree that they're gonna go to Australia or Oceania first. We also have to consider that it's pretty much guaranteed to start in LAX, and the first destination (at least when going to westbound) seems to always have at least one nonstop flight. This limits us to Fiji (Nadi), Tahiti (Papeete), New Zealand (Auckland), and Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane). So I think any other Oceania countries can be counted out.

I also saw someone say something recently about Angola. I highly doubt they will ever go to Angola because inflation there has made things ridiculously expensive. I read somewhere something about a whole watermelon costing like $100, so I doubt CBS will allow them to go there. Along with that, it's ridiculously hard to get a Visa to Angola, so that basically assures us that it will never happen.

I do too agree the possibility of South Africa. I was actually just noticing that the other day. Also agree the SA won't be visited. Maybe also a return to Ethiopia, or Kenya (seeing as they've only gone there for a quick stop in 5), or maybe somewhere new like Lomι (although I think this will be reserved for a cross from SA to Africa in a future season, if there is a future season). Maybe Abidjan, Ivory Coast? I think that South Africa is highly overdue and that's extremely likely.

If it happens to be that CBS wants to make this "go out with a bang" I think we might be able to count on Nepal. Phil Keoghan said in a Reddit AMA a while back that if he had to pick a new country for them to go to, he would really like to go to Nepal. But also, like someone said, India hasn't really been visited much lately, so that might not happen because they don't ever do two countries in that part of Southeast Asia. Speaking of Asia, if it's an All Stars, they'll probably go to Kuala Lumpur and visit Batu Caves, as they've done it in both All Stars.

If they go to the Middle East, I don't think Qatar is going to happen, due to recent current events involving the area and the US government (thanks Trump) kinda not supporting Qatar, but who knows. Plus Doha is a HUGE airline hub, which Amazing Race likes to go to due to flexibility, but I don't see it happening. Doubt UAE because it's overused, and Turkey is definitely not happening (even though it's not bad at all, it's just Western media hyping it up). Jordan would be a safe bet, especially with flexible flights. Other plausible bets would be Oman and Bahrain. If not once again for Western perceptions, I would say Egypt, especially with TAR 5 being a favorite and having only been there once.

Speaking of favorites, I also think, going off the theory of "ending on a bang" there'll be a country with a memorable switchback. I was thinking possibly England for the watermelon challenge from season 17 or maybe St Petersburg with the caviar challenge from season 5 (but I don't think Russia's going to happen with the tensions between US and Russia right now) or the padlocks from season 6 in China. Maybe find a way to make the tea challenge from Unfinished Business work. You get the idea.

Also final country needs to have a nonstop flight to the US. Maybe Iceland? Iceland has become really popular lately, and with airlines like WOW and IcelandAir this is a possibility. Other possibilities include Madrid (which hasn't really been visited ever), Copenhagen, Stockholm, Germany, or maybe even Dublin—if it ends in Europe. If it ends in North America, then it's a complete wild card. Would say Cuba, but now with Trump trying to embargo Cuba again that's unlikely. Maybe Port of Spain, Toronto, Montreal, Kingston, San Josι, San Salvador or Santo Domingo? If it ends in Latin America, the end city would need to be Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Washington (unlikely seeing as they just did that in S22) New York (or maybe Charlotte?) due to limited nonstop flights, unless they don't start in LAX.

Going back though, Europe, I do agree that they'll probably not do France due to too many times plus the terror attacks. Switzerland also due to overuse. Maybe same with Germany (I know I said it as a possibility as a penultimate stop, but still)? Riga is a great possibility, with many flights to Riga daily from all over the place. I'd count Slovakia out, as flights are limited, so they would have to take a train from Vienna or Prague (Prague would be a good choice though). Serbia maybe, as Belgrade is a flight hub and they haven't gone there yet. I do like the idea of Belarus, and feel it would be a good alternative to Russia itself. Like I said before, Madrid surprisingly hasn't had a pit stop (I don't recall them ever visiting either), so it's a strong possibility, especially as a penultimate stop if they fly directly from Europe back to the US.

Okay so that's my theories as to locations.

As to casting:

First off, I agree with the speculation it won't be new teams.

I do feel if they're not "ending on a bang" it won't be an "All-Stars" per say, but it would be like an "Unfinished Business 2". I just don't think they'll have an All Stars that close to another, plus if they did, then they would have to once again bring back fan favorites like the Globetrotters, Cowboys, and Margie and Luke, which would be too much. If they did an Unfinished Business, it would give them an excuse to start fresh just like they did with the previous UB.

We also have so many teams perfect to settle unfinished business:

From 25:

- Cyclists were u-turned *edit: the fast forward cost them, my bad*
- Surfers struggled at the final roadblock

26:

- Would say Hayley and Blair, but Blair is engaged, although apparently they're still good friends
- Truck Stop Love eliminated part way through final leg

27:

- Tiffany and Krysta in Macao's roadblock
- Texas dealing with the speed bump and a u turn on top of it

28:

- Burnie and Ashley switching detours
- Frisbee boys getting u-turned and having the second u-turn burned
- Sheri and Cole - Sheri struggling with the LA roadblock

29:

- Team Fun in Ninh Binh heat + roadblock
- The Boys missing the metro and then getting in a bad taxi

Honorable Mentions:

- Mike and Liz (29)
- Blair and Scott (28)
- Harley and Jonathan (26)

My other casting theory is IF they "end on a bang". I feel if they do that, they'll pull teams from all previous seasons, so I'd say we could expect teams like Charla and Mirna, BJ and Tyler, Rob and Brennan, to come back from early seasons (if they allow winners to go again). I'd also entertain the idea of doing a season with ONLY winners, so again, Rob and Brennan and BJ and Tyler, Euchenna and Joyce (they are divorced but apparently still good friends) but also other memorable winners like Nat and Kat and Dave and Connor. If they do the latter, I feel that they may also expand back to 12. I think a cool idea would be to bring back teams that were eliminated first, but I highly doubt they'd do that.

Anyways those are my predictions. Feel free to yell at me for repeating other theories (if I did) or being so interruptive. :)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on July 18, 2017, 05:52:23 AM
 :welcome: :hello2: :hiya :wel2 to RFF, nrh2110!!!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Lemontail on July 18, 2017, 06:30:08 AM

We also have so many teams perfect to settle unfinished business:

From 25:

- Cyclists were u-turned
- Surfers struggled at the final roadblock


They didn't get U-Turned, they lost the Fast Forward to Adam & Bethany which put them in back of the pack.
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Post by: naejae91 on July 18, 2017, 11:58:03 AM
Welcome to RFF nrh2110.


Your post made me think that if CBS and WRP want TAR30 to be "the show cancellation last season with a bang" style, route wise I think they need to have a westward route (For the first time we have eastward route for last three consecutive season since the inception of westward route in TAR10) with whole influx of new and underused countries/locales and maybe having Africa leg on the last few leg before flying back US for final leg which only TAR10 nearly happened.


Speaking of possible new or underused countries I think Middle East region would have biggest challenge to achieve this due to political stability in general. I would say Israel instead because despite I read somewhere the cost spending on producing a Israel leg would be unusually high but the payoff would be magnificent and might fit the "bang" theme. Though I only expected they would only host a leg and most likely running around Jerusalem due to that said high cost production but I think it can delivered very well on "Wow!!! Look at this magnificent location it's so amazing" sense.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: nrh2110 on July 18, 2017, 01:37:48 PM

We also have so many teams perfect to settle unfinished business:

From 25:

- Cyclists were u-turned
- Surfers struggled at the final roadblock


They didn't get U-Turned, they lost the Fast Forward to Adam & Bethany which put them in back of the pack.

You're right, my bad. I haven't seen season 25 in like a year (I'm currently rewatching all seasons in order and I just got to 24), but I checked and you're right. My apologies.

Welcome to RFF nrh2110.


Your post made me think that if CBS and WRP want TAR30 to be "the show cancellation last season with a bang" style, route wise I think they need to have a westward route (For the first time we have eastward route for last three consecutive season since the inception of westward route in TAR10) with whole influx of new and underused countries/locales and maybe having Africa leg on the last few leg before flying back US for final leg which only TAR10 nearly happened.


Speaking of possible new or underused countries I think Middle East region would have biggest challenge to achieve this due to political stability in general. I would say Israel instead because despite I read somewhere the cost spending on producing a Israel leg would be unusually high but the payoff would be magnificent and might fit the "bang" theme. Though I only expected they would only host a leg and most likely running around Jerusalem due to that said high cost production but I think it can delivered very well on "Wow!!! Look at this magnificent location it's so amazing" sense.

I find it very unlikely that they'll go to Israel. Amazing Race is struggling with ratings as it is and I think going to Israel would hurt that, seeing as Israel is not well-liked by a quite significant amount of viewers. I personally think it's likely they'll completely skip the Middle East, but this was just speculation if they went this time around, especially if they go to somewhere like India or Nepal, because often when they go to the Middle East, they skip that area (such as 23 and 28), and having not gone to that region these past two seasons and only once in the past five seasons, I think we can count on it. And especially if they're ending with a bang, because then they'll probably go to Nepal.



Also on a side note, I also just realized they may also bring Mark and Bopper back for an Unfinished Business, seeing as their unfinished business is that Bopper had to drop out of the race, especially since they're so well-loved and they really need the money.
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2017, 04:37:53 PM
:welcome: to RFF nrh2110 ! Loved your post, lots of good info in there!

Based on what I know...this is not "a go out with a bang" season, perhaps more of a "whoohoo we are back!!!" season?

Should be all new players. ;) this time. 31 on the other hand...  :sab

I think wherever we go this time it will be an epic route. Hoping for shades of TAR 5, perhaps the longest one ever?

You are in the right place for spoilers, you can explore our TAR 29 thread to see what the team can do here!!

Have fun!





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Post by: RamMendez997 on July 21, 2017, 02:52:17 PM
This is a race route I prefer.

1: (USA->Australia)
Starting Line: Hollywood Bowl
LAX->Brisbane
Brisbane->Gold Coast

(I think TAR should definitely visit the Q1 Tower and Surfer's Beach.)

2: (Australia->Cambodia)

Gold Coast->Siem Reap

(must visit Angkor Wat)

3: (Cambodia)

Siem Reap->Phnom Penh

(Cambodia is worth visiting for two legs one leg in Siem Reap and one in Phnom Penh.)

4: (Cambodia->Nepal)

Phnom Penh->Solukhumbu District, Nepal

(I don't think it's realistic to go to Mount Everest, but Phil always said he wanted to visit Nepal, and this is the closest you can get to it.)

5: (Nepal->Jordan)

Solukhumbu District->Petra, Jordan

(Petra is a world wonder and it is a shame TAR has not visited Jordan. Idk about Jordan's political situation right now, though.)

6: (Jordan->Croatia)

Petra, Jordan->Zagreb, Croatia

(Either that or it is Dubrovnik that should be visited.)

7: (Croatia->Cameroon)

(TAR has yet to visit Cameroon.)

8: (Cameroon)

(It is the only country in Africa that is being visited, so it is worthy of a double leg.)

9: (Cameroon->France)

(I'd prefer to visit Mont Sant Michel in Normandy. Also, Normandy played significant roles in World War 2 including the site of D-Day.)

10: (France->Dominican Republic)

Normandy->Paris->Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

(The Dominican Republic was the site of Columbus's landing, and TAR has never visited the country.)

11: (Dominican Republic)

Santo Domingo->Puerto Plata

(The Dominican Republic has a rich culture and for the info mentioned in the previous leg is worthy of a double leg.)

12: (Dominican Republic->USA)

Puerto Plata->Santo Domingo->Orlando, Florida, USA

Possible Finish Line: Camping World Stadium or Cocoa Beach
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Post by: Maanca on July 21, 2017, 02:58:18 PM
 :welcome: RamMendez997
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Post by: BourkieBoy on July 21, 2017, 07:01:02 PM
Welcome to RFF RamMendez997

Your wishlist is fantastic, however it should go here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15213.3900/topicseen.html  :)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: nrh2110 on July 22, 2017, 05:10:46 PM
:welcome: to RFF nrh2110 ! Loved your post, lots of good info in there!

Based on what I know...this is not "a go out with a bang" season, perhaps more of a "whoohoo we are back!!!" season?

Should be all new players. ;) this time. 31 on the other hand...  :sab

I think wherever we go this time it will be an epic route. Hoping for shades of TAR 5, perhaps the longest one ever?

You are in the right place for spoilers, you can explore our TAR 29 thread to see what the team can do here!!

Have fun!

Thanks for the welcome! I hope you're right that it's not a "go out with a bang season" because not only do I love the Amazing Race, but also I finally turn 21 next year and I really really want to at least have the chance to apply.

I do definitely think that it's old teams. I know the casting page says they are casting new teams, but maybe they're trying to hide it? The last two seasons with old teams, 18 and 24 were 6 seasons apart, and 30 is 6 after 24. I don't think they will wait longer because they only shorten the amount of time (1 to 11 and 11 to 18) between seasons. We'll see though, maybe it will actually be new teams, seeing as, of the seasons since All Stars, only 2/5 were regular seasons, and 26 was a huge flop, so they may try to pretend like it didn't happen. We'll see.

Hopefully if it is an old team season, we'll actually have a good map because the last two weren't great. I'm watching 24 right now and I'm realizing the first four countries all have two legs, which is already a bad start. That being said, I liked the maps of these last two seasons so maybe van Munster is on an upswing with designing these courses.
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Post by: RealityFan11 on July 27, 2017, 05:56:55 PM
I feel that if they did All Stars, it would be better to do for season 32 so that they have some more new teams and possibly more ratings. I think that Oceania and South Asia will be visited. Probably europe too, but im not sure about where, kinda the same with Africa. Some places they could visit in Asia would be Thailand, Laos, Japan, and Philippines. I hope they do westward route and have thw penultimatebleg in North America in maybe Jamaica or Belize. Im expecting Oceania, which does cost much but there are other places they could do to even it out.
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Post by: nrh2110 on July 28, 2017, 10:23:29 PM
I feel that if they did All Stars, it would be better to do for season 32 so that they have some more new teams and possibly more ratings.

Nah, I think 32 would be too long. AS 1 to UB = 7 seasons. UB to AS 2 = 6 seasons. 32 would be 8 seasons, and they already have plenty of teams to choose from. If they wait any longer, it'll be 31, but I doubt they'll wait all the way to 32.
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Post by: Lemontail on July 28, 2017, 10:37:31 PM
I feel that if they did All Stars, it would be better to do for season 32 so that they have some more new teams and possibly more ratings.

Nah, I think 32 would be too long. AS 1 to UB = 7 seasons. UB to AS 2 = 6 seasons. 32 would be 8 seasons, and they already have plenty of teams to choose from. If they wait any longer, it'll be 31, but I doubt they'll wait all the way to 32.

Then how do AS 1 count, it took 10 seasons to pick 11 teams to return?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: nrh2110 on July 28, 2017, 11:41:16 PM
I feel that if they did All Stars, it would be better to do for season 32 so that they have some more new teams and possibly more ratings.

Nah, I think 32 would be too long. AS 1 to UB = 7 seasons. UB to AS 2 = 6 seasons. 32 would be 8 seasons, and they already have plenty of teams to choose from. If they wait any longer, it'll be 31, but I doubt they'll wait all the way to 32.

Then how do AS 1 count, it took 10 seasons to pick 11 teams to return?
That is true, and I speculated about that, but I think going with the pattern of the last two returnee seasons, I think it unlikely. Caveat to that is if they skip unpopular seasons like they did in AS 1 (4,6,8) so they'd skip seasons like 26 and maybe 27 and/or 28.
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Post by: kaedav9 on August 01, 2017, 06:54:17 AM
i think they should do Season 20-29
1) So Mark & Bopper could race (I doubt i'd actually have anyone from S20 tbh)
2) S24 was picked terribly!!!! It should be UB 2.0 so it makes sense to do 20-29!!!
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Post by: Marionete on August 01, 2017, 07:07:37 AM
I don't want no All Stars, ever, because 24 gives me no hope that they can ever cast a great returnee season again.
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Post by: kaedav9 on August 01, 2017, 07:21:33 AM
my UB 2.0 Cast is definetly s20-s29
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Post by: Lemontail on August 01, 2017, 07:25:45 AM
And please no teams returning for third time. It WAS SO BAD. Thanks to that season, I'm forced to only remember about Cancer's whiny feud with Brenchel about the U-Turn. That's all I can remember from TAR 24.

BTW, Tim & Marie were to be cast in TAR 24, but they declined. One of them (Pam & Winnie) now works in ABC so it's impossible, but maybe. Pick again.
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Post by: kaedav9 on August 01, 2017, 07:49:19 AM
And please no teams returning for third time. It WAS SO BAD. Thanks to that season, I'm forced to only remember about Cancer's whiny feud with Brenchel about the U-Turn. That's all I can remember from TAR 24.

BTW, Tim & Marie were to be cast in TAR 24, but they declined. One of them (Pam & Winnie) now works in ABC so it's impossible, but maybe. Pick again.

well, this is my dream and am using it for my fanfic. Thanks for the info tho! And I agree 24 SUCKEDDDD!!! Cast & Route!!!!! Like they had the TAR 18 teams take spots from worthy teams like Pam & WInnie, Max & Katie, and Nicky & Kim!!! That's why i feature them :) :)
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Post by: Maanca on August 01, 2017, 09:08:46 AM
One of them (Pam & Winnie) now works in ABC so it's impossible, but maybe. Pick again.

Not necessarily. Kelsey & Joey were with ABC News (and still are) when they raced. So apparently network affiliation does matter.
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Post by: TheRabbi on August 01, 2017, 01:07:06 PM
And please no teams returning for third time. It WAS SO BAD. Thanks to that season, I'm forced to only remember about Cancer's whiny feud with Brenchel about the U-Turn. That's all I can remember from TAR 24.


The one thing I remember about s24, and is totally worth me buying the eventual DVD, is the UCLA band playing the theme to kick off the season. That was awesome! By far my favorite intro.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on August 02, 2017, 06:25:24 PM
Phil stated according to his interview at Fox LA, it will be filming in the whole month of October.

http://www.foxla.com/good-day-la/271523353-video#/
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2017, 06:34:54 PM
New Phil Interview: filming in October!

http://www.foxla.com/good-day-la/271523353-video#/
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Post by: claude_24hrs on August 02, 2017, 06:41:48 PM
Clarified I was the first one to be posted about the confirmed filming schedule.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: TARmap on August 02, 2017, 06:55:28 PM
From an ET interview on TAR FB page, sounds like S30 will be another gimmick season.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on August 02, 2017, 07:01:54 PM
^He definitely implies something more than just a regular cast.

https://www.facebook.com/amazingrace/posts/10155559717314941
Starts around 50:00
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Post by: gamerfan09 on August 02, 2017, 10:36:51 PM
What worries me is Phil mentioning Leslie Moonves, the man has awful taste and is clearly very disconnected from the fanbase of his network's TV shows.

If we do get returnees honestly, I'd take all-stars with the strangers twist than risk another casting disaster like 24.
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Post by: fossil-racer on August 02, 2017, 11:26:05 PM
If we do get returnees honestly, I'd take all-stars with the strangers twist than risk another casting disaster like 24.

I've heard this all-stars strangers twist rumor come up. Just recently, a couple weeks ago, I heard an ex-racer say CBS was casting a season like this in a podcast. Let me see if I can go find it.....
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Post by: dryedmangoez on August 02, 2017, 11:47:39 PM
An interesting thing to consider is, while there are certainly plenty of All-Star worthy teams, are there many All-Star worthy individuals? Like, I assume if it was all strangers, we would only get one person per team and then follow TAR29's schoolyard pick. Most of the memorable Racers are because of their team and maybe not on their own. Not everyone is a Rachel Reilly or a Blair. But at the same time, part of their being memorable Racers are because of the fun and drama with their partners. I guess bland individuals would be mitigated by any possible clashes between those who get paired up. Though unlike TAR29, most of these All-Stars would probably know each other already or at least know of their Racing style.

I assume they're hoping for a cast full of Mark & Mallory-s. Or the odd chance that a team of rivals gets paired up together without any choice. Unless they do a random draw type of thing which could provide the drama they would be looking for.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2017, 12:39:18 AM
Clarified I was the first one to be posted about the confirmed filming schedule.

Yes Claude you were first! I was running out the door and threw that in without looking, sorry.

But Phil does not say filming the whole month of October. "Filming in October" was all we got.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 03, 2017, 01:11:14 AM
I'm just happy that we got a Filming Date!  :conf:

Personally, I would like to see a All-Stars but we need them to be real 'All-Stars'.

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Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2017, 01:22:11 AM
^He definitely implies something more than just a regular cast.

https://www.facebook.com/amazingrace/posts/10155559717314941
Starts around 50:00

He also says filming at end of summer, not happening.

After several gimmick seasons a nice regular cast would be a lovely "something special".

30 is not an AllStars.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2017, 01:24:37 AM


I've heard this all-stars strangers twist rumor come up. Just recently, a couple weeks ago, I heard an ex-racer say CBS was casting a season like this in a podcast. Let me see if I can go find it.....

It was Rachel. And yes. 31 is being widely speculated as some sort of AllStars twist.
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Post by: tarsuperfreak on August 03, 2017, 06:40:47 PM
gave peach the details, ignore this post!
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Post by: Leafsfan on August 03, 2017, 06:47:06 PM
^He definitely implies something more than just a regular cast.

https://www.facebook.com/amazingrace/posts/10155559717314941
Starts around 50:00

He also says filming at end of summer, not happening.

After several gimmick seasons a nice regular cast would be a lovely "something special".

30 is not an AllStars.

End of Summer is Sept 22 officially, so that's around the time we expect them to start (its also after the Emmys)
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Post by: kaedav9 on August 03, 2017, 07:15:09 PM

and how do we believe all of this is legit??? Sounds good, but not quite sure if i can believe this.

if its is true, what's the gimmick???
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Post by: tarsuperfreak on August 03, 2017, 07:17:42 PM


and how do we believe all of this is legit??? Sounds good, but not quite sure if i can believe this.

if its is true, what's the gimmick???

im more than willing to tell peach to add to credibility i just dont want it out there in case it comes back to bite me.

the gimmick has to do with the lifestyles of the teams and how it affects the relationship but not in the way of "all the teams are internet stars!!"
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Post by: kaedav9 on August 03, 2017, 07:24:45 PM

so sort of like survivor gimmicks? herose v healers v hustlers or white collar vs bluse collar vs red collar?
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Post by: tarsuperfreak on August 03, 2017, 07:32:39 PM
 :ty4posting :welcome2:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: nrh2110 on August 04, 2017, 12:20:30 AM
I think that if they do do the blind All Stars (which I really hope they won't, personally, but again this is not a wishlist), they're gonna have a lot of problems with casting. A lot of people are not gonna want to race without their partner, similar to Flo for the first All Stara. The one exception to this would be if they had a lot of people from TAR 26 and TAR 29 but even then I think it'll be tricky. I still think an Unfinished Business 2 is very likely, especially since they have so many teams that people have been begging for to come back like the Cyclists, Surfers, Bopper and Mark, and Team Fun. I highly doubt any of these teams will want to race without their partner, especially Bopper and Mark with the whole Mark and Mallory debacle. There may be a new twist, but I don't think the blind option is happening.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 04, 2017, 12:45:03 AM
 :welcome: to RFF, tarsuperfreak!
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Post by: dryedmangoez on August 17, 2017, 11:03:06 PM

the gimmick has to do with the lifestyles of the teams and how it affects the relationship but not in the way of "all the teams are internet stars!!"

I remember a time when TAR was able to cast a diverse group of teams with different backgrounds, lifestyles, situations, etc and didn't need a gimmick to do it. :(

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Post by: georgiapeach on August 18, 2017, 12:23:04 AM


I remember a time when TAR was able to cast a diverse group of teams with different backgrounds, lifestyles, situations, etc and didn't need a gimmick to do it. :(



Me too, sigh. Let's hope for the best!

This is my own SPEC.

Best time to travel to Nepal is in October. Maybe this will finally be the year? One of my most favorite places in the world.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 18, 2017, 01:02:58 AM
Phil wants to go to Nepal!!!

Time to go!!!
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Post by: gamerfan09 on August 18, 2017, 07:29:46 PM
If I'm being honest, I'm going to believe that casting is basically looking for teams with both partners in the same occupation based on that tease. It should be just a regular TAR cast, not really a gimmick per se.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on August 19, 2017, 04:25:31 AM
So something like a team of cops, a team of firefighters, a team of doctors, a team of teachers, a team of veterans, 2 aspiring actors, 2 aspiring models, 2 people who are already actors, 2 people who are already models, 2 actors who also model, 2 modes who sometimes do acting gigs, etc.
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Post by: gamerfan09 on August 19, 2017, 09:02:53 AM
It could also be something as wacky as "Mother/Son Funeral Directors" which TARCAN5 just did :lol:

Hopefully they do more than just the expected. TAR casting has honestly been amazing after the disaster of 24, haven't really disliked any teams from 25-29 except for four and even then, it's still a better track record than the post-UB or post-AS era.
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Post by: TARUSAFan on August 20, 2017, 11:21:01 AM
I can't wait to do the detective work, it was a lot of fun. I am hoping for the best that this will be a regular cast that is diverse. Looking back at the previous recent seasons, S.20-Present. For me TAR 22, 23 & 25 were diverse. Take for instance in S.25 we had Food Scientists, Married Surfers, Urban Bike Racers, Married Dentists, Realtor Sisters, Mother & Daughter Flight Attendants, Asian-American Couple and Firefighters etc... The only team missing there was an elderly, middle aged couple/friends. So maybe (hoping), that they will follow this formula and go back to basics.
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Post by: Lmh1988 on August 24, 2017, 02:18:02 PM
Casting aside, I really just want them to focus on making the tasks harder again, more self-driving in order to cause teams to get confused/lost, etc. One of the best parts in the older seasons is that the race could truly be won or lost by how a team performs in the Roadblocks or Detours, but now, it usually plays out in the order they arrive at the tasks. I just want harder tasks that shuffle the placements more.
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Post by: apatheticblues on August 26, 2017, 01:49:07 PM
Casting aside, I really just want them to focus on making the tasks harder again, more self-driving in order to cause teams to get confused/lost, etc. One of the best parts in the older seasons is that the race could truly be won or lost by how a team performs in the Roadblocks or Detours, but now, it usually plays out in the order they arrive at the tasks. I just want harder tasks that shuffle the placements more.
yes!! the last season did indeed have a couple of lacklustre tasks and i really really really hope that the next season is more invigorating.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: docol on September 05, 2017, 08:56:09 AM
Filming in October gives me TAR 14's vibes  :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf:

hopefully this season will be as good as the last one, so we can keep more and more seasons coming!!!!
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Post by: TARUSAFan on September 06, 2017, 11:18:10 AM
I really do hope that this season will be better or as good as S.29. Hopefully we go back to the 2 season in 1 year. But October filming, I'm intrigued what countries are going to turn up. It's Spring in the Southern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, this will be interesting.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on September 06, 2017, 11:29:54 AM
I really do hope that this season will be better or as good as S.29. Hopefully we go back to the 2 season in 1 year. But October filming, I'm intrigued what countries are going to turn up. It's Spring in the Southern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, this will be interesting.

I do think the whole month of October is really sure to film the new season with more under-visited and first time new places that has to visit for the race.
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Post by: nrh2110 on September 07, 2017, 11:03:19 PM
Because of the filming date, I'm predicting a visit to the Middle East/North Africa region. Maybe we'll finally see another Egypt leg, likely in a more politically temperate area like Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm el Sheikh, or Alexandria. I also think Oman is a plausible guess; we haven't seen a visit there in a while. The producers have already said Qatar isn't happening because something like "the government is disorganized". I don't think we'll see UAE or Morocco due to having seen it in 28 and 25, Lebanon is too close to Syria, Palestine/Israel is too controversial at a time that TAR desperately needs good ratings, so my guess is Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Jordan, and/or Tunisia. Tunisia and Jordan are the most likely because they are the most politically stable (especially Tunisia), plus Tunisia hasn't been seen since 1 and Jordan has never been seen.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on September 08, 2017, 12:49:57 AM
Because of the filming date, I'm predicting a visit to the Middle East/North Africa region. Maybe we'll finally see another Egypt leg, likely in a more politically temperate area like Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm el Sheikh, or Alexandria. I also think Oman is a plausible guess; we haven't seen a visit there in a while. The producers have already said Qatar isn't happening because something like "the government is disorganized". I don't think we'll see UAE or Morocco due to having seen it in 28 and 25, Lebanon is too close to Syria, Palestine/Israel is too controversial at a time that TAR desperately needs good ratings, so my guess is Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Jordan, and/or Tunisia. Tunisia and Jordan are the most likely because they are the most politically stable (especially Tunisia), plus Tunisia hasn't been seen since 1 and Jordan has never been seen.

The huge problem that the Middle East/North Africa is more instability in some stated countries above due to conflicts within Palestine, diplomacy crisis in Qatar and clashes in Libya. Definitely ruled out the area as we visited Middle East recently in TAR 28.

I except a South Africa (an underused nation) is very likely and has a 100 percent chance to visit. That is away longer overdue.
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Post by: naejae91 on September 08, 2017, 01:18:47 AM
Because of the filming date, I'm predicting a visit to the Middle East/North Africa region. Maybe we'll finally see another Egypt leg, likely in a more politically temperate area like Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm el Sheikh, or Alexandria. I also think Oman is a plausible guess; we haven't seen a visit there in a while. The producers have already said Qatar isn't happening because something like "the government is disorganized". I don't think we'll see UAE or Morocco due to having seen it in 28 and 25, Lebanon is too close to Syria, Palestine/Israel is too controversial at a time that TAR desperately needs good ratings, so my guess is Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Jordan, and/or Tunisia. Tunisia and Jordan are the most likely because they are the most politically stable (especially Tunisia), plus Tunisia hasn't been seen since 1 and Jordan has never been seen.

The huge problem that the Middle East/North Africa is more instability in some stated countries above due to conflicts within Palestine, diplomacy crisis in Qatar and clashes in Libya. Definitely ruled out the area as we visited Middle East recently in TAR 28.

I except a South Africa (an underused nation) is very likely and has a 100 percent chance to visit. That is away longer overdue.


I expect a South Africa (or another Southern Africa) visit as well, but I'm not sure is it feasible enough to feature on penultimate leg since it only have three daily direct flights from Johannesburg (The main gateway of enter/exit South Africa) back to US (Atlanta, NYC, and Washington D.C.) which limited final destination choices. Maybe I just mumbling nonsense now since international version like TAR Asia 2 did have penultimate South Africa leg.
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 08, 2017, 11:16:55 AM
Because of the filming date, I'm predicting a visit to the Middle East/North Africa region. Maybe we'll finally see another Egypt leg, likely in a more politically temperate area like Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm el Sheikh, or Alexandria. I also think Oman is a plausible guess; we haven't seen a visit there in a while. The producers have already said Qatar isn't happening because something like "the government is disorganized". I don't think we'll see UAE or Morocco due to having seen it in 28 and 25, Lebanon is too close to Syria, Palestine/Israel is too controversial at a time that TAR desperately needs good ratings, so my guess is Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Jordan, and/or Tunisia. Tunisia and Jordan are the most likely because they are the most politically stable (especially Tunisia), plus Tunisia hasn't been seen since 1 and Jordan has never been seen.

Hahaha, Tunisia is very far from stable. Perosnally I would love to see Jordan. Also what about Turkey, My aunt is currently in Istanbul and it's fine, the Aegean region is amazing and I visit often. Φludeniz, Kas, Istanbul and Cappadocia would be great.
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Post by: Maanca on September 08, 2017, 11:20:04 AM
Yeah...we won't see Tunisia again. It's not what it was back in 2001
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Post by: nrh2110 on September 08, 2017, 01:12:05 PM
Because of the filming date, I'm predicting a visit to the Middle East/North Africa region. Maybe we'll finally see another Egypt leg, likely in a more politically temperate area like Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm el Sheikh, or Alexandria. I also think Oman is a plausible guess; we haven't seen a visit there in a while. The producers have already said Qatar isn't happening because something like "the government is disorganized". I don't think we'll see UAE or Morocco due to having seen it in 28 and 25, Lebanon is too close to Syria, Palestine/Israel is too controversial at a time that TAR desperately needs good ratings, so my guess is Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Jordan, and/or Tunisia. Tunisia and Jordan are the most likely because they are the most politically stable (especially Tunisia), plus Tunisia hasn't been seen since 1 and Jordan has never been seen.

Hahaha, Tunisia is very far from stable. Perosnally I would love to see Jordan. Also what about Turkey, My aunt is currently in Istanbul and it's fine, the Aegean region is amazing and I visit often. Φludeniz, Kas, Istanbul and Cappadocia would be great.

I actually study international political science at my university, and I specialize in the Middle East. I actually just spent all of May in Dubai studying Middle Eastern politics and I can tell you Tunisia is definitely the most stable country out there, because its authoritarian ruler was ousted and they were able to reform into a democratic system. Tunisia is definitely the safest and most stable country in the MENA region.

As for Turkey, I was just there in June and I can agree that everywhere is safe except Ankara, however, we saw it in 21 so I think we're more likely to either see a new Middle Eastern country or one that hasn't been seen in a while, like Oman, or again, Tunisia.
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 08, 2017, 03:44:38 PM
I promise you that Turkey is very safe, definitely compared to Tunisia. I've been to multiple regions quite frequently.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2017, 09:44:29 AM
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/tunisia-travel-warning1.html 
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 09, 2017, 06:54:26 PM
These are the restricted areas:
Jendouba south of Ain Drahem and west of RN15, Kef, and Kasserine, next to the Algerian border
Ben Guerdan and Medenine, next to the Libyan border
Gafsa and Sidi Bou Zid in central Tunisia
The desert south of Remada is designated as a military zone by the Government of Tunisia.  If travelers wish to enter the military zone, special authorization is required.


Now, if they wish to hold some legs in Tunisia, they CAN hold one in Tunis. I have also looked at the Smartraveller webite (which is run by the Australian Government) and this is the picture.
(https://imgur.com/b5tYGjA.jpg)

It is a little bit blurry, but you can see that both Gabes and Tunis are in the 'reconsider your need to travel' bracket. However, Tatotine is out of that. So, we would THINK that there wouldn't be a leg there.

So the question is, will CBS run the risk of something bad happening in either Tunis or Gabes, if they design a leg there. I tend to think not.

Thoughts?
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Post by: RealityFan11 on September 17, 2017, 03:12:04 PM
Is this season gonna be a regular season or is this gonna have a gimmick? Also my predictions for the route is gonna be oceania, southeast adia, western europe, and hopefully a north american country other than usa
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 17, 2017, 09:07:08 PM
Should be a regular cast. Other than the possibility of the casts being people who are in each other's pockets 24/7...no known gimmicks.. I'm hoping a "back to our roots" season.
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Post by: north09 on September 18, 2017, 06:46:46 PM
Should be a regular cast. Other than the possibility of the casts being people who are in each other's pockets 24/7...no known gimmicks.. I'm hoping a "back to our roots" season.

As in they don't spend all day with each other or?
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 18, 2017, 09:30:28 PM
Should be a regular cast. Other than the possibility of the casts being people who are in each other's pockets 24/7...no known gimmicks.. I'm hoping a "back to our roots" season.

As in they don't spend all day with each other or?

More upstream. As in with each other 24/7 is a possibility. Not confirmed.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: RealityFan11 on September 21, 2017, 08:58:01 AM
Someone from the Hollywood Report said that Jessica and Cody from Big Brother 19 will be on the next season of TAR
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Post by: claude_24hrs on September 21, 2017, 08:19:32 PM
Someone from the Hollywood Report said that Jessica and Cody from Big Brother 19 will be on the next season of TAR

How do you know this? Is it fact or real? If its unconfirmed (rumor) please ignore it.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on September 21, 2017, 08:34:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/qgDK6FE.jpg)
https://twitter.com/bbrianthelion/status/910765454775402497
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Post by: Maanca on September 21, 2017, 10:00:25 PM
Well they probably won't be now if he's publicly blabbing it before filming. Which is actually doing us a favour, thanks, Brian!

Unless there's a public start again.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on September 21, 2017, 10:09:46 PM
Thanks Brian and Dryedmangoez. I have to agree JesCody will be the first "official" spoiled team to be confirmed for TAR30.
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Post by: Marionete on September 21, 2017, 10:15:03 PM
Idk, I still feel like this is some mainstream speculation.
People have been talking about how good they would be on TAR since mid-season.
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Post by: gamerfan09 on September 21, 2017, 11:19:51 PM
As much as I do like them on BB, I hope this does bring viewers because personally I'm super pissed off that BB fans who likely don't even watch TAR and have no idea of its struggling state at this point keep pushing their favorites to go on :res: :res: :res:
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Post by: dryedmangoez on September 22, 2017, 01:45:47 AM
At least we never got the rumored/dream casting of anyone from the Frankie Grande season lol
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 22, 2017, 01:50:13 AM
Please don't make this a Big Brother/Survivor season...

It could be called The Amazing Race: Reality TV Edition :groan:
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Post by: TARUSAFan on September 22, 2017, 01:30:33 PM
When in October will they start filming? Any leads or guesses? I'm excited!!
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Post by: TARUSAFan on September 22, 2017, 01:43:23 PM
If this season is indeed a regular cast, I wouldn't mind having a crossover from BB since we are in dire need of viewers. If Jessica & Cody are really on the cast, this announcement would be jeopardize their place.
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Post by: RealityFan11 on September 22, 2017, 02:14:15 PM
I believe early october but i could be wrong. Its pretty much speculation but Oceania and southeast asia should at least being highly considered by production. Plus they do love to go to snowy parts of europe so maybe there too. Im hoping fot cuba bc travelling there opened recently plus there is a lot of culture there.
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Post by: naejae91 on September 22, 2017, 03:00:12 PM
I don't think we'll have Europe snow leg on October unless they go to Alps (again considering I'm not a fan on the last few Alps leg we get) and maybe outside chance on some part of Russia/Siberia, and Arctic Circles region. I do agree your spec that production might focused more on Oceania and Southeast Asia/South Asia given the instability political situation happened over East Asia region and this is the only way production can avoid passing through East Asia. So I would expect the TAR22 style route (Only first half) if they going westward, or a TAR7 style route if they gone eastward again.


So I have no opinion on bringing another BB alumni since I don't watch BB as long as they don't bring back any alumni from BBUS16.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2017, 11:48:30 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/qgDK6FE.jpg)
https://twitter.com/bbrianthelion/status/910765454775402497

No surprise :funny:
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Post by: dryedmangoez on September 22, 2017, 11:56:01 PM
Yay for screencapping!  :funny:

I do hope that an awesome team that had already been cast wasn't bumped off to make room for them. Though of course CBS might have wanted to get them on long before the audience flipped from hating Cody to loving him. (I guess, I didn't watch BB this year and only know anything from tweets by the official BB account, Julie Chen and Rachel lol)
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2017, 12:07:06 AM
Two choices...CBS had it pulled...OR it is totally "FAKE NEWS".
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Post by: ZBC Company on September 23, 2017, 04:16:40 AM
if jessica and her boyfriend i will watch
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Post by: Marionete on September 23, 2017, 08:35:17 AM
if jessica and her boyfriend i will watch
We will all watch anyway! :lol:
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Post by: The Dominator on September 23, 2017, 10:09:02 AM
Cody & Jessica could be fun for Cody's deadpan reactions to everything lol.   If we need a BB couple then I would take them over Nicole & Victor for sure.   

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Post by: RealityFan11 on September 23, 2017, 11:12:57 AM
We've had Alison (TAR5), Jeff/Jordan (TAR16), Brenchel (BB20/24) and we almost had Zach and Frankie on the show. I think having another crossover will be cool and i dont expext them to end up like the others (not eliminated on leg 2, not always struggling, and not as much fighting)
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Post by: Hysha on September 23, 2017, 02:41:49 PM
Jessica and Cody would be an awesome team, I wouldn't expect them to be eliminated soon, as long as they don't get the worst luck of the world, because Cody is so good for challenges, and I think Jess too, and she's also pretty smart.

I now would like to see them on the next season tbh! :)
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 23, 2017, 06:52:31 PM
Cody & Jessica could be fun for Cody's deadpan reactions to everything lol.   If we need a BB couple then I would take them over Nicole & Victor for sure.   

 :wel2 to RFF, The Dominator!!!
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Post by: gamerfan09 on September 25, 2017, 09:12:45 PM
Look at the pattern for BB crossovers too if it happens:

TAR5: Alison (amazing season)
TAR16: Jordan & Jeff (awful season)
TAR20: Brenchel (great season)
TAR24: Brenchel (absolutely awful season)
TAR30: _______________

Hopefully if they're on we'll be in for a treat! The stars are aligning :lol:
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Post by: Fifty Shades of Shrek on September 26, 2017, 12:30:15 PM
Brendon and Rachel are the worst species of Amazing Race! Stupid couple!
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Post by: Marionete on September 26, 2017, 01:17:25 PM
Brendon & Rachel tried to save TAR24, but were overwhelmed by the number of horrible castmates.
They were also really entertaining in TAR20. :lol:
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Post by: Maanca on September 26, 2017, 01:40:47 PM
I give Rachel a lot of credit. For the majority of the race, she held herself together so much better than the first race. Then from the boots in the 11th leg and on, Classic Rachel was back :'(
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Post by: dryedmangoez on September 26, 2017, 02:23:43 PM
Brendon & Rachel tried to save TAR24, but were overwhelmed by the number of horrible castmates.
They were also really entertaining in TAR20. :lol:
Them winning TAR24 would've redeemed the entire season, imo. lol
And of course, they are the only team to ever reach the Final 3 twice so that's a huge accomplishment.

Anyway...
As for Jessica & Cody, they have scheduled meet and greets for a bunch of dates starting November 4. So whatever that means in relation to filming if they really are part of TAR30, I have no idea.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 26, 2017, 06:29:16 PM
Brendon and Rachel are the worst species of Amazing Race! Stupid couple!

I agree. Her whining ruined BOTH seasons of TAR!!!
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 26, 2017, 07:16:03 PM
PLease stop y'all. Brenchel have no place in a TAR 30 Discussion.
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Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on September 26, 2017, 10:54:41 PM
i don't know Jessica & Cody, i don't watch BB. I think we have had enough  BB cast on TAR, i don't understand the excitement  :res: :res:
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Post by: Calibound2 on September 26, 2017, 11:21:37 PM
You would understand the excitement if you watched the show though.

Just think of any tv show you follow and imagine 2 of the contestants/characters as a team on the amazing race. That’s what it feels like. It’s no different than seeing Survivor contestants on there or other Minor celebs that bring a following (YouTube, Sports, etc. )
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Post by: Maanca on September 26, 2017, 11:44:10 PM
The thing is when you cross over a Big Brother or Survivor couple, you're basically guaranteed a lot of drama out of that team, and producers know that. Since drama and alliance is the name of the game on those shows, more than TAR.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on September 27, 2017, 12:11:49 AM
i don't know Jessica & Cody, i don't watch BB. I think we have had enough  BB cast on TAR, i don't understand the excitement  :res: :res:

They were from the recent season of BB. Jess was the 6th person evicted and Cody lasted a total of 53 days in the house. I am not a BB USA fan and I know only the Philippine Big Brother.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2017, 01:11:23 AM
You would understand the excitement if you watched the show though.

Just think of any tv show you follow and imagine 2 of the contestants/characters as a team on the amazing race. That’s what it feels like. It’s no different than seeing Survivor contestants on there or other Minor celebs that bring a following (YouTube, Sports, etc. )

I am a fan of ORDINARY people doing EXTRAORDINARY things. I personally have zero desire to see contestants from other shows here...but I understand the economic/rating implications so...
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Post by: dryedmangoez on September 27, 2017, 01:50:46 AM
Just to get a better understanding of what impact they might have on TAR, from what I saw, everyone hated Cody at first because of his horrible personality or something. And that he was as bland as a block of wood. And he only shot up the favorability rankings when the rest of the house were #TeamPaul or something. So he became the underdog I guess. Is that right?
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Post by: Fifty Shades of Shrek on September 27, 2017, 04:57:51 AM
 :girly
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2017, 10:35:14 AM
UNLESS there are actual spoilers on #BB19 team,  Let's take any Bitchin', Moanin', Squealin' over this to here please:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,33363.0.html

Just to get a better understanding of what impact they might have on TAR, from what I saw, everyone hated Cody at first because of his horrible personality or something. And that he was as bland as a block of wood. And he only shot up the favorability rankings when the rest of the house were #TeamPaul or something. So he became the underdog I guess. Is that right?

I don't watch BB anymore so would love a quick answer to Mangoez's query. :tup:

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Post by: Marionete on September 27, 2017, 11:08:00 AM
Cody was disliked for his robot-like behaviour. He's really blunt and doesn't pretend or act fake at any times.
He is still hated by some, but this last season of Big Brother had such a horrible cast and an even worse turn of events that he ended up winning America's Favorite Player. Most likely out of spite for all of Paul's minions, who did nothing the entire game but follow his orders. And Cody was the only one who went against it.

He may seem bland, but he's actually pretty humorous with his bluntness. His (two) exit interviews with Julie were the best. :lol:

This is a testament to how much he didn't care about any of those people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BMiVSXRUdg
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Post by: nasy on September 27, 2017, 11:22:30 AM
Cody won AFP. I think that's enough said. His fans would probably watching TAR if he's on it :D

But I don't think Cody will make good drama, as others said, he's so bland. I bet he just stand quiet while Jessica doing all the yelling on the race. If producers want drama, they should bring Josh and Mark. That's the couple I would like to see on the race (there could be pot banging again) :bump

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Post by: Maanca on September 27, 2017, 11:36:06 AM
At least as far as what made it to TV, Cody was bland, but apparently he had some not-so-nice opinions on the feeds (which we non-Americans can't see). From the sounds of it, they'd probably be that bickering love-hate archetype team for this season.
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Post by: nasy on September 27, 2017, 11:41:20 AM
don't know if it's correct thread to post this confirmation news. So they start filming on October 1

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/amazing-race-big-brothers-jessica-graf-cody-nickson-joining-1043557
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Post by: HavaDrPepper on September 27, 2017, 11:43:05 AM
don't know if it's correct thread to post this confirmation news. So they start filming on October 1

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/amazing-race-big-brothers-jessica-graf-cody-nickson-joining-1043557

I was just coming over to post the same thing!

So, my question is to those that might be in the know...

Is the filming actually starting on October 1 and is it going to be a public start?
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Post by: Calibound2 on September 27, 2017, 11:48:53 AM
IT seems like it is going to be Public according to the article. They were encouraging fans to be there and had the exact location and time and everything
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Post by: steve2013 on September 27, 2017, 11:49:23 AM
don't know if it's correct thread to post this confirmation news. So they start filming on October 1

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/amazing-race-big-brothers-jessica-graf-cody-nickson-joining-1043557

I was just coming over to post the same thing!

So, my question is to those that might be in the know...

Is the filming actually starting on October 1 and is it going to be a public start?

according to that yes it will be It will be a live event, as CBS is inviting fans of the duo (otherwise known as Jody) to witness them take off at Washington Square Park (Fifth Ave. and Waverly Place) in New York on Sunday, Oct. 1. The public start will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on September 27, 2017, 11:52:48 AM
Live start again? If so, then their names being out probably won't affect their being on the race, since CBS will immediately reveal all their names, anyway.
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Post by: Calibound2 on September 27, 2017, 11:57:02 AM
Hmm now I’m curious if it will be all stunt casts / like the YouTube and social media star season. That was he last time they did this, right?

Jessica and Cody may just be to get a following but it might end up being all stunt cast teams
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Post by: Maanca on September 27, 2017, 12:02:02 PM
One team, fine, but probably not the smartest idea to do another whole cast of it a la 28 when the show's numbers are teetering on cancellation. Those new viewers will only stay for their team, and the loyals hate stunt casting.

BUT, maybe stick a couple of popular alumni from The Voice on! Maybe that'll help our Emmy chances next year, since that's what's hot with the academy these days, I hear. Hehe ;)
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Post by: Hysha on September 27, 2017, 12:26:24 PM
I like Jody on TAR, but no more social media or mid-celebrities on it. I want a normal cast, like years before.
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Post by: Slowhatch on September 27, 2017, 12:42:25 PM
Here's the CBS page (http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/news/1007641/big-brother-19-s-jessica-and-cody-bring-their-showmance-to-the-amazing-race/).
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Post by: NumfarPTB on September 27, 2017, 02:10:59 PM
A live-start on 10/01 at 11:30 am. Interesting.
At least with that information we have some information that can be inferred from that:
1) We'll probably have a full ID of the cast on the same date.
2) Where-ever they're flying to, they'll probably only board in the afternoon, meaning the actual international portion of the leg, will most likely happen on 10/02 (if they're flying to Europe or Africa) or 10/03 (if they're flying to Asia or Australia). Unless they go to Canada.
3) And finish line will happen either on 10/21 or 10/22, I assume.

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Post by: TheRabbi on September 27, 2017, 02:15:21 PM
I would say this has to mean a European first leg. If they were heading westward, the starting city would be further west. And I highly doubt they're doing anything like season 25, which went to the Caribbean first, due to the recent disasters in that area. I'd be scouring afternoon flights heading to Europe.
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Post by: Leafsfan on September 27, 2017, 02:18:21 PM
or Canada....
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Post by: TheRabbi on September 27, 2017, 02:18:29 PM
Count me in! I'll be there. What time should we show up?
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2017, 02:22:03 PM
Early!! I'll message you.
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Post by: Maanca on September 27, 2017, 02:22:26 PM
This should be an interesting route with all the recent world news. Even western Europe is iffy right now with the recent rash of random violence, purposeful vehicle plowings.

But still hopeful for at least one new country, 29 broke a good streak they had going. Maybe Nepal finally?! Elise reiterated again just recently how it's one on her radar.
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 27, 2017, 03:08:34 PM
I'm not a fan of the prospect of another Eastern route. I think the only viable options are Canada or they catch an Evening flight and they'll be in Europe the next morning. They could fly to Asia, there are nunerous direct flights to Taipei, Tokyo ect or West to Vancouver.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on September 27, 2017, 03:11:58 PM
Hmm now I’m curious if it will be all stunt casts / like the YouTube and social media star season. That was he last time they did this, right?

Jessica and Cody may just be to get a following but it might end up being all stunt cast teams

TAR27 was the last public Starting Line. Interestingly enough, the two public Starting Lines we've had so far were the only two "normal" seasons of the last 6 (24-29) hehe.

Kinda meh at the New York Starting Line, but they could still go west. Maybe they think a NY Starting Line might bring out more people than a random LA area location? (Unless it was a high tourist location like a Hollywood and Highland or something)
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Post by: RealityFan11 on September 27, 2017, 03:13:17 PM
I tried to look up the flight schedule for that day at JFK and that gave me no help
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Post by: Maanca on September 27, 2017, 03:15:54 PM
Well, you know then if they're starting in New York, that means...expect a Los Angeles-area final leg. Because every season for almost the past 20 seasons has had to start or end in LA :P
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Post by: dryedmangoez on September 27, 2017, 03:16:31 PM
I'm not a fan of the prospect of another Eastern route. I think the only viable options are Canada or they catch an Evening flight and they'll be in Europe the next morning. They could fly to Asia, there are nunerous direct flights to Taipei, Tokyo ect or West to Vancouver.

They could just as easily connect through LA or SF too.
But some Asian/Oceania cities with direct-ish (some stopovers) flights: Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Manila, Brisbane.
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Post by: TheRabbi on September 27, 2017, 03:21:20 PM
I'm not a fan of the prospect of another Eastern route. I think the only viable options are Canada or they catch an Evening flight and they'll be in Europe the next morning. They could fly to Asia, there are nunerous direct flights to Taipei, Tokyo ect or West to Vancouver.

They could just as easily connect through LA or SF too.
But some Asian/Oceania cities with direct-ish (some stopovers) flights: Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Manila, Brisbane.

Come on now. There's no way they are heading to Asia from NYC. They wouldn't connect through LA. The starting line itself would be in LA. We know how budget conscious the production has gotten. I will chug a bottle of sriacha if they head to Asia first!
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Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on September 27, 2017, 03:27:07 PM
You would understand the excitement if you watched the show though.

Just think of any tv show you follow and imagine 2 of the contestants/characters as a team on the amazing race. That’s what it feels like. It’s no different than seeing Survivor contestants on there or other Minor celebs that bring a following (YouTube, Sports, etc. )

I am a fan of ORDINARY people doing EXTRAORDINARY things. I personally have zero desire to see contestants from other shows here...but I understand the economic/rating implications so...

The BB crossovers have never increased ratings for TAR on any season. Like a friend told me once, it's just CBS forcing brand-building at another show's expense.
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 27, 2017, 03:27:22 PM
I'm not a fan of the prospect of another Eastern route. I think the only viable options are Canada or they catch an Evening flight and they'll be in Europe the next morning. They could fly to Asia, there are nunerous direct flights to Taipei, Tokyo ect or West to Vancouver.

They could just as easily connect through LA or SF too.
But some Asian/Oceania cities with direct-ish (some stopovers) flights: Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Manila, Brisbane.

Come on now. There's no way they are heading to Asia from NYC. They wouldn't connect through LA. The starting line itself would be in LA. We know how budget conscious the production has gotten. I will chug a bottle of sriacha if they head to Asia first!

Remember that flights from JFK/Newark to Asia are only about 1-2 hours longer than flights from Los Angeles depending on destintion. Flights from LAX to HKG are 15 hours and JFK to HKG is 16 hours.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on September 27, 2017, 03:36:09 PM
Not only that, but some flights aren't that much more expensive between LA and NY. Flights to Taipei, for example top out at $700 from either city.
And again, they might see a NY Starting Line as worth it if it drums up more attention and buzz than a Starting Line in LA.

ETA: Strangely enough, flights to Hong Kong are more expensive from LA than NY.
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 27, 2017, 03:44:28 PM
Not only that, but some flights aren't that much more expensive between LA and NY. Flights to Taipei, for example top out at $700 from either city.
And again, they might see a NY Starting Line as worth it if it drums up more attention and buzz than a Starting Line in LA.

ETA: Strangely enough, flights to Hong Kong are more expensive from LA than NY.

Also there may be more East Coast teams?
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Post by: NumfarPTB on September 27, 2017, 04:00:50 PM
I tried to look up the flight schedule for that day at JFK and that gave me no help

Also consider Newark, which also has international flights. Does LGA still has international flights? I remember flying back from there, last time I was in the US, but that was ages ago. Though due to availability of flights JFK still seems the most probable airport.

Something that is likely from what we've seen the last few seasons, when assessing probable destination:
- Teams might be broken down in two flights, with tickets either provided for them after a task, or its a race to the airport to get, between earlier and later pre-determined flights.
- Its likely a destination with at least 3 flights departing on 10/01, as they might like to have Phil board the 1st one, and distribute the teams in the following two. Making the likelihood of a destination where there's only 1 flight departing that afternoon or evening, more unlikely.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 27, 2017, 06:00:45 PM
If they are starting in New York, I think we can rule Oceania as the first leg. Now, we should look to it as a Leg 11. If they wanted an Oceanian first few legs, they would start in LA.

Europe seems to be the first destination:
a) The closet possible point from NY, would be London or Paris. However, we have seen these recently, so I'm think maybe IRELAND

After a few kegs in Europe, they could go down to Asia, with very well could be NEPAL!

Then, down to Oceania, with either AUSTRALIA or a NEW ZEALAND with the final legs.

This is NOT A WISHLIST, but (I believe) a logical explain action of most likely where the TAR30 team will go!
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Post by: Maanca on September 27, 2017, 08:28:53 PM
Expecting the first country to be something in the Americas (no way in hell of a Caribbean country after these hurricanes), as was the trend with the previous live starts. But Europe would be a nice change from the pattern of Latin country first legs that's been happening a lot as of late.

We'll know when Phil says it at the starting line :)
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Post by: RealityFan11 on September 27, 2017, 09:45:34 PM
How bad did the hurricanes hit Cuba bc I think that had a good shot at going to plus there are multiple flights to Havana and a lot of culture
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Post by: Maanca on September 27, 2017, 09:54:04 PM
Very highly doubt that's going to happen. This is not to be turned into politics, just asking, isn't Trump essentially trying to slam that door shut again? Thus it remaining a country only accessible to non-US races.
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Post by: Dεnooky on September 27, 2017, 10:37:30 PM
I'm placing my bets on Buenos Aires
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Post by: claude_24hrs on September 27, 2017, 11:20:54 PM
My bet would be Colombia as the first destination even teams are leaving NYC.
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Post by: TARUSAFan on September 28, 2017, 01:51:11 AM
I'm excited!! NY Public Start, why do I sort of get Season 25 vibes.  Season 25 was a great season imo. Season 29 was drawing back to its old roots. 30 is a significant number so therefore I'm expecting big things.  :conf:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on September 28, 2017, 02:16:21 AM
Ireland is my bet!
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Post by: naejae91 on September 28, 2017, 02:50:55 AM
So TAR30 is on course having another eastward route and watch them having the finale in Greater Los Angeles area again since it's not start there.


I would placing my bet on Dublin or Iceland/Finland premiere leg. :lol:
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Post by: BritishTARFan on September 28, 2017, 08:02:18 AM
I think Iceland is my bet. Ireland is strongly possible too.
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Post by: Lemontail on September 28, 2017, 08:07:18 AM
Everyone is talking about these countries which means: is it island-themed route?
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Post by: Declive on September 28, 2017, 09:06:15 AM
I think Iceland is my bet. Ireland is strongly possible too.

I bet in Iceland too!
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Post by: Platrium on September 28, 2017, 09:32:59 AM
I'm gonna be general by saying I think they'll head to Europe for Leg 1. South America and Africa are the next 2 closest possibilities. I'll also agree that Asia is unlikely with a New York start.
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Post by: gamerfan09 on September 28, 2017, 09:43:05 AM
https://twitter.com/thejessicagraf/status/913392303540228096

Off to head to sequester?
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: WorldTraveler on September 28, 2017, 02:19:12 PM
I'll be there with my two cameras (including a long lens), so I'll try to load up on high quality photos for us to decipher from afterward! I'm planning to arrive by 10:00 AM (unless anyone else is planning on arriving earlier).
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Post by: theschnauzers on September 28, 2017, 03:02:21 PM
Is there any information about live streaming of the live start online? I'm obviously too far away and way too short on dollars to ven think of going. As I would have to pay for two -- Can't leave Edele gere by herself being the puppy she is.
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Post by: Marionete on September 28, 2017, 03:32:12 PM
Everyone is talking about these countries which means: is it island-themed route?
Nobody knows anything :lol:
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Post by: bowtakwah on September 28, 2017, 04:58:06 PM
Justin and Diana confirmed?

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheAmazingRace/comments/722baj/all_stars_justin_and_diana_confirmed_for_season_30
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 28, 2017, 05:16:52 PM
I think Iceland is my bet. Ireland is strongly possible too.

These would be my top two first stop choices too!
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 28, 2017, 05:19:05 PM
Justin and Diana confirmed?

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheAmazingRace/comments/722baj/all_stars_justin_and_diana_confirmed_for_season_30

No, that was just someone jumping to an incorrect conclusion. Hopefully you'll see them at the live start though!
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 28, 2017, 05:26:16 PM
I'll be there with my two cameras (including a long lens), so I'll try to load up on high quality photos for us to decipher from afterward! I'm planning to arrive by 10:00 AM (unless anyone else is planning on arriving earlier).
Welcome! I would highly suggest being there about 830-9. Based on the last two, the early setup and run-thru's are great fun to see, and you'll have the best chance to see former racers interact with BVM and crew early. And you can look for me!
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Post by: Maanca on September 28, 2017, 05:29:00 PM
Pretty sure he just means he's getting in shape.

Careful with that, you might give gamerfan a small heart attack :lol:
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Post by: NumfarPTB on September 28, 2017, 05:46:58 PM
Using the flight availability theory, and if the 1st destination is a a direct flight, here are the most abundant options departing from JFK after 4PM (my range of search was up to 11pm, and I've excluded Sao Paulo, as I doubt they'll visit here again this soon), based on scheduled flights available on flightstats.

Did not search earlier, as I tried to account for time to travel to airport, time for a task or to get to ticket counter and also security at airport, and maybe some time for some footage at the airport.

Buenos Aires: 4h10 / 9h59 - Seems far fetched, 2 flights, but too far apart. Been a while seeing all teams heading to 1st destination in one flight.
Paris: 4h20 / 5h20 / 5h47 / 6h25 / 6h40 / 7h30 / 9h10 / 9h50
Frankfurt: 4h10 / 7h39 / 8h55 / 9h55
Rome: 4h25 / 5h20 / 6h05 / 7h43 / 10h05
London: So many that I'm too lazy to reproduce here
Dublin: 5h30 / 7h05 / 8h50 / 10h07
Amsterdam: 5h35 / 8h34 /10h15
Barcelona: 5h45 / 7h49
Dusseldorf; 5h55 / 9h40
Zurich: 6h00 / 6h10 / 6h11 / 9h00
Brussels: 6h15 / 7h36
Milan: 6h15 / 6h23/ 8h30 / 10h20
Santiago: 7h00 / 7h30
Madrid: 7h10 / 9h00 / 10h05
Edinburgh: 7h20 / 9h31
Manchester: 7h25 / 9h30 / 10h00
Reykjavik: 8h40 / 9h08

UPDATE:
Decided to check out earlier scheduled flights, even though they might not work for the Racers, those earlier flights between 1PM to 3PM might work for Phil.
2 Destinations listed above kind of jump-out:
- Santiago: 2h05 / 2h59
- Reykjavik: 2h10

Food for thought
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: bowtakwah on September 28, 2017, 06:39:35 PM
Justin and Diana confirmed?

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheAmazingRace/comments/722baj/all_stars_justin_and_diana_confirmed_for_season_30

No, that was just someone jumping to an incorrect conclusion. Hopefully you'll see them at the live start though!

Doh! That's why no one was talking about them.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: gamerfan09 on September 28, 2017, 07:31:11 PM
Pretty sure he just means he's getting in shape.

Careful with that, you might give gamerfan a small heart attack :lol:

Considering that one post back then about 31 being hinted as potential returnees, I'm not gonna have any heart attacks until then  :funny:
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Post by: elthemagnifico on September 28, 2017, 09:42:25 PM
Peach, you should change the "will contain season 29 cast thing" since s29 was over  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: elthemagnifico on September 28, 2017, 09:43:28 PM
Pretty sure he just means he's getting in shape.

Careful with that, you might give gamerfan a small heart attack :lol:

Well not only gamer will :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on September 28, 2017, 10:01:49 PM
Pretty sure he just means he's getting in shape.

Careful with that, you might give gamerfan a small heart attack :lol:

If they come back, I will DIE from a heart-attack, because I LOVE them!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: justmjlayson on September 28, 2017, 11:31:48 PM
is this true or just falsity?

http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-amazing-race-season-30-news-filming-to-begin-this-fall-season-may-include-some-twists-195973/#.Wc2NcJzmSVs.facebook
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on September 28, 2017, 11:45:45 PM
You had the word right the first time, yes, "fallacy". But both are pretty much the same thing.

What they're basically saying is a "fans vs favourites" sort of thing. I'd be hopeful it's not. Season 30 is a nice, round, monumental number, so no doubt there's going to be something special.

But returnees, even as partial, no thank you, but sadly it probably is about that time. 7 seasons between All-Stars and UB. Another 6 before Fake All-Stars, and here we are another 6 seasons later.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: Marionete on September 29, 2017, 04:52:39 AM
I really hope it's an all-new cast. :groan:
If they invite at least some people back, it means they're not listening to their fans at all.
Neither superfans, nor casuals want to see returnees now.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on September 29, 2017, 06:12:50 AM
I really hope it's an all-new cast. :groan:
If they invite at least some people back, it means they're not listening to their fans at all.
Neither superfans, nor casuals want to see returnees now.

I agree on that it will be an all-newbie 2-person team. No mix of newbies and returnees like Survivor and Big Brother.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 29, 2017, 07:12:25 AM
is this true or just falsity?

http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-amazing-race-season-30-news-filming-to-begin-this-fall-season-may-include-some-twists-195973/#.Wc2NcJzmSVs.facebook

It is bad journalism. And totally false.
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: WorldTraveler on September 29, 2017, 01:53:53 PM
Good to know! We'll be getting into Penn Station around 8:30 and should be at the park at 9:00. I haven't seen any additional info about where in the park it'll be, but my guess is the arch.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Granth on September 29, 2017, 05:45:54 PM
It's been some time since the last cast with either four all-male teams and/or two all-female teams, leading to an educated guess of four non-crossover co-eds to round it out.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ghmorello on September 29, 2017, 10:53:20 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZpMDc7gvPg/?taken-by=philiminator

Could these be the teams behind Phil?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Maanca on September 29, 2017, 11:00:39 PM
I'm gonna say no based on that one large girl in the purple. As terrible as this sounds :( ...they have almost never cast people of that kind of carriage. I can only think of that team that went out first in Season 4.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on September 29, 2017, 11:01:16 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZpMDc7gvPg/?taken-by=philiminator

Could these be the teams behind Phil?


I don't think so. I counted 19-20 persons. If there are 11 teams X 2 = 22 people. They might be fans/superfans of the Race. Isn't it that teams are sequestered prior to the actual start.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on September 29, 2017, 11:13:13 PM
Betting on a Europe --> Africa --> Europe --> Asia --> Oceania --> Asia route.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: bowtakwah on September 30, 2017, 12:42:35 AM
Here are the flights departing JFK on Sunday. There are a lot of flights to London.

https://www.airport-jfk.com/departures.php?tp=18&day=tomorrow
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ghmorello on September 30, 2017, 02:09:01 AM
Here are the flights departing JFK on Sunday. There are a lot of flights to London.

https://www.airport-jfk.com/departures.php?tp=18&day=tomorrow

I swear if one of the racers call London a country.   :groan: :dick
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: bowtakwah on September 30, 2017, 02:16:38 AM
Here are the flights departing JFK on Sunday. There are a lot of flights to London.

https://www.airport-jfk.com/departures.php?tp=18&day=tomorrow

I swear if one of the racers call London a country.   :groan: :dick

I thought it was England, or was it United Kingdom? No wait, it's Great Britain!  :argue:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on September 30, 2017, 03:08:53 AM
Here are the flights departing JFK on Sunday. There are a lot of flights to London.

https://www.airport-jfk.com/departures.php?tp=18&day=tomorrow

I swear if one of the racers call London a country.   :groan: :dick

So far, if Ireland probably is the first destination, there are direct flights from JFK to Dublin between the evening.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Marionete on September 30, 2017, 09:02:24 AM
Idk where to post this, but were Jessica & Cody revealed as contestants before the teams were actually sequestered?

It would be weird if the other teams knew they were on before even leaving for the race. It could potentially lead to them being recognised and becoming bigger targets because of that.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Calibound2 on September 30, 2017, 09:09:33 AM
It was rumored on BB19 Finale night (9/20) as it was mentioned in a tweet by the Hollywood Reporter. It wasn't confirmed until a week after that (9/27). Either the other teams were already sequestered with no information leaked to give Jess and Cody an advantage, OR i don't think it would really make a difference. CBS is encouraging fans and especially Jess and Cody fans to be present at the Starting Line so I would assume that it will be no secret that Jess and Cody have some sort of following whether the other teams know they will be joining them or not
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2017, 10:13:58 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZpMDc7gvPg/?taken-by=philiminator

Could these be the teams behind Phil?

Almost certainly random people (lucky ones!)
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: GrandmawLily on September 30, 2017, 01:05:17 PM
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Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2017, 04:09:37 PM
So... Public invited for 1130 0r 1230 depending on source.

go! reported to be ~430PM.

So we can essentially narrow down flights to after 830-930 PM.

There are 2 nice ones to Reykjavνk....

but they do often like to use US flights for leg 1 so... ???
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Maanca on September 30, 2017, 04:32:38 PM
That'd be a great first country! It's got some unique unearthly landscapes. We've only seen it visited that once back in season 6.

Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2017, 04:41:01 PM
Another pairing:

But arrival times not very close...:dunno:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Maanca on September 30, 2017, 04:43:41 PM
Not sure of that one, Peach. Couldn't Israel be a bit of a controversial country for American teams to visit?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Calibound2 on September 30, 2017, 04:45:02 PM
Also, I believe the Departure date should be tomorrow (Oct 1st 2017) as that is the race start date. Sorry if I am wrong!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2017, 04:47:48 PM
Fixed! Thanks calibound.

Anyone else want to find some?/
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on September 30, 2017, 05:13:43 PM
Some viable options for direct onlys... (Click to enlarge)

(https://i.imgur.com/6UxRYuk.png)
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(https://i.imgur.com/VgWvLiO.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/hZwnjVI.png)
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(https://i.imgur.com/T72Gtl4.png)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ianthebalance on September 30, 2017, 05:15:57 PM
There is these two flights to Dublin which could work

Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: DavidJunior on September 30, 2017, 05:35:59 PM
I'm going to make the trek out, but the earliest I could get to the park is 10:30am

Also, I have tickets for my return flight at JFK, seeing as most the teams will go there
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: BritishTARFan on September 30, 2017, 05:51:33 PM
it's almost sad how excited I am
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: north09 on September 30, 2017, 05:55:36 PM
Never mind
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: TARmap on September 30, 2017, 06:08:26 PM
Perhaps Lisbon?? The two flights from JFK are:

Delta 473 - Depart: 10:29pm -> Arrive: 10:30am (+1)

Tap Air Portugal 208 - Depart: 11:25pm -> Arrive: 11:20am (+1)
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on September 30, 2017, 06:20:37 PM
Dublin is the only Irish city has never visited in the entire TAR franchise. So only Shannon visited in TAR 12. Pray for Dublin as the first destination city.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2017, 07:59:01 PM
I love Dublin.. Also gorgeous west coast scenery..

 
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2017, 08:01:34 PM
I'm going to make the trek out, but the earliest I could get to the park is 10:30am

Also, I have tickets for my return flight at JFK, seeing as most the teams will go there

1030 should be fine. The GO! may not be until ~430.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: TheRabbi on September 30, 2017, 08:37:12 PM
I was planning on getting there at 8 or 9 since the post said 1130. Go time really isn't until 430? What on earth do they do for 5 hours? I remember watching the feed from the 25 start and I think the whole thing was over in less than half an hour.
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: WorldTraveler on September 30, 2017, 10:02:01 PM
What's everyone going to be wearing tomorrow? It would be good to catch up with some of you tomorrow.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Marionete on September 30, 2017, 10:11:12 PM
The racers won't even arrive for quite a while. Maybe 11:30 is when they begin setting up the cameras & such.
Although 5 hours relly does sound like too much. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Maanca on September 30, 2017, 10:17:28 PM
I remember before 25 started, Phil spent some time going around taking selfies with people. He replied to my tweet asking him to do the famous eyebrow with a photo, to date my most popular tweet, my tablet was non-stop with notifications that night :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2017, 10:25:20 PM
I was planning on getting there at 8 or 9 since the post said 1130. Go time really isn't until 430? What on earth do they do for 5 hours? I remember watching the feed from the 25 start and I think the whole thing was over in less than half an hour.

Yeah we are going about 9-930.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on September 30, 2017, 10:33:10 PM
Phil says here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/914234807206518786) that "go" time will be closer to 3pm
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on September 30, 2017, 10:47:13 PM
I would likely disregard Barcelona, since they'll be voting on whether or not to leave Spain tomorrow, and I don't think things will have cooled down enough for racers to go there by Monday.

Not sure if there'll be demonstrations/issues with the rest of Spain, but it's a politically tumultuous time in the country right now; I'd personally hesitate to consider Spain at all right now.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on September 30, 2017, 11:08:27 PM
It HAS to be between either Iceland or Ireland for Leg 1, we think?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on September 30, 2017, 11:11:35 PM
I would likely disregard Barcelona, since they'll be voting on whether or not to leave Spain tomorrow, and I don't think things will have cooled down enough for racers to go there by Monday.

Not sure if there'll be demonstrations/issues with the rest of Spain, but it's a politically tumultuous time in the country right now; I'd personally hesitate to consider Spain at all right now.

Even the rest of Spain is safe, the most particular cities to travel are either Alicante, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid, Malaga or Seville. Spain is probably sure to visit.
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: Maanca on September 30, 2017, 11:57:22 PM
Well, to everyone that's fortunate enough to be going tomorrow...have fun! Can't wait to see all the pictures, to learn the first country and the other 20 faces that will be racing besides Cody and Jessica. It's gonna be a fun day.
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 01, 2017, 12:00:53 AM
it's almost sad how excited I am

Don't worry! I'm very excited as well! :funny:
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: Maanca on October 01, 2017, 12:03:20 AM
Why wouldn't we be? This is like Christmas Eve for TAR superfans!
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 01, 2017, 12:43:50 AM
It HAS to be between either Iceland or Ireland for Leg 1, we think?
You can't say that.
You have no idea.

Those seem like valid options for sure, but they could really do anything - have connecting flights, for example, which allows for any location.
We don't know what's in production's mind yet, so there's no way of somehow 'confirming' that. Just wait til  tomorrow and you'll know.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 01, 2017, 01:01:20 AM
I would likely disregard Barcelona, since they'll be voting on whether or not to leave Spain tomorrow, and I don't think things will have cooled down enough for racers to go there by Monday.

Not sure if there'll be demonstrations/issues with the rest of Spain, but it's a politically tumultuous time in the country right now; I'd personally hesitate to consider Spain at all right now.

Even the rest of Spain is safe, the most particular cities to travel are either Alicante, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid, Malaga or Seville. Spain is probably sure to visit.

Sorry, I should have clarified better- what I meant by my uncertainty was more of logistical ease for filming in those areas.

I was just in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago and felt very safe the whole time.

BUT, I'm sure there are going to be plenty of marches, parades, demonstrations that will slow traffic flow, and make it difficult to reach- let alone film- at some locations.

And it could be the same for other parts of Spain- we don't know, this is going to be new territory for the country no matter how it turns out.
Title: Re: Re: TAR 30 OPEN START OCT 1!
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 01, 2017, 01:06:50 AM
I should have taken a vacation at my grandparents' house in New York, I would have been able to see this. Currently on the other side of the world.... To those going please do take lots of pictures and enjoy!!!!  :conf: Excited to see who's competing other than Cody & Jessica.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Granth on October 01, 2017, 01:47:47 AM
A Montreal premiere would bypass the recent France overload.
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: RealityFan11 on October 01, 2017, 10:40:06 AM
Anyone at the park for updates?
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Leafsfan on October 01, 2017, 10:48:43 AM
Anyone at the park for updates?
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Read the threads  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: RealityFan11 on October 01, 2017, 02:31:30 PM
First location is Iceland
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 01, 2017, 02:33:46 PM
First location is Iceland
you don't need to post this in every single thread :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: RealityFan11 on October 01, 2017, 02:36:34 PM
Sorry just excited and antzy
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: TARmap on October 01, 2017, 03:45:33 PM
How possible would it be for the teams to be racing under the northern lights??
Title: Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: wishicouldrun on October 01, 2017, 03:50:10 PM
Hope we get to see the Lady in the Field! (boy am I dating myself!).
Does anyone have a picture?