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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #400 on: August 03, 2017, 06:47:06 PM »
^He definitely implies something more than just a regular cast.

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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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« Reply #401 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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« Reply #402 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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« Reply #403 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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« Reply #404 on: August 03, 2017, 07:32:39 PM »
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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #405 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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« Reply #406 on: August 04, 2017, 12:45:03 AM »
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« Reply #407 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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« Reply #408 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!

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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #410 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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« Reply #411 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #412 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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« Reply #413 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #414 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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« Reply #415 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.

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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #416 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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« Reply #417 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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« Reply #418 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #419 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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« Reply #420 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #421 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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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #422 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. Íludeniz, Kas, Istanbul and Cappadocia would be great.

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Re: TAR 30: Pre-Race Speculation (Will contain 29 Cast and Location Spoilers)
« Reply #423 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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« Reply #424 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. Íludeniz, 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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