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: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!!

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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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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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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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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?
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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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #380 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #381 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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« Reply #382 on: August 01, 2017, 07:21:33 AM »
my UB 2.0 Cast is definetly s20-s29
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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #383 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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« Reply #384 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #385 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #386 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #387 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #388 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #389 on: August 02, 2017, 06:41:48 PM »
Clarified I was the first one to be posted about the confirmed filming schedule.
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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #390 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #391 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
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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #392 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #393 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #394 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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« Reply #395 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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« Reply #396 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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« Reply #397 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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« Reply #398 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #399 on: August 03, 2017, 06:40:47 PM »
gave peach the details, ignore this post!
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