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Re: TARC5 Episode 5 LIVE SHOW DISCUSSION 8/1/17
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2017, 01:24:34 AM »
What a waste of time going to Shanghai!

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Re: TARC5 Episode 5 LIVE SHOW DISCUSSION 8/1/17
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2017, 09:14:59 AM »
Pit Stop, long name. Had to pause and write this down

Wat Thewarat Kunchorn Worawihan Temple

We have seen this in TAR US right? I have some memory of spending a week looking to match that Temple!! I kinda miss those days...

It looks familiar but it doesn't appear that it was visited by TARUS


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Re: TARC5 Episode 5 LIVE SHOW DISCUSSION 8/1/17
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2017, 09:22:15 AM »
What a waste of time going to Shanghai!

Not really.

1. Teams got to experience a Speed Train
2. The promotion of "3 Asian Citites"
3. And it was to visit the Montreal Deli!!!!
4. Who knows, they may have had cheaper flights to Bangkok
5. Prob something to do with Sinorama too!

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Re: TARC5 Episode 5 LIVE SHOW DISCUSSION 8/1/17
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2017, 01:19:13 PM »
What a waste of time going to Shanghai!

Not really.

1. Teams got to experience a Speed Train
2. The promotion of "3 Asian Citites"
3. And it was to visit the Montreal Deli!!!!
4. Who knows, they may have had cheaper flights to Bangkok
5. Prob something to do with Sinorama too!

Apparently Shanghai was a last minute change. The plan was to fly direct to Bangkok, but smog forced the cancellation of the flights from Beijing that day. So they hastily arranged that detour to Shanghai via train rather than wait for the smog to clear.  Getting planning permission to film in the streets of Shanghai is complex and has to be planned in advance, that's why it was mostly them indoors in the deli there (spliced with stock footage of the Shanghai skyline).So...weather.
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Re: TARC5 Episode 5 LIVE SHOW DISCUSSION 8/1/17
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2017, 03:30:04 PM »
What a waste of time going to Shanghai!

Not really.

1. Teams got to experience a Speed Train
2. The promotion of "3 Asian Citites"
3. And it was to visit the Montreal Deli!!!!
4. Who knows, they may have had cheaper flights to Bangkok
5. Prob something to do with Sinorama too!

Apparently Shanghai was a last minute change. The plan was to fly direct to Bangkok, but smog forced the cancellation of the flights from Beijing that day. So they hastily arranged that detour to Shanghai via train rather than wait for the smog to clear.  Getting planning permission to film in the streets of Shanghai is complex and has to be planned in advance, that's why it was mostly them indoors in the deli there (spliced with stock footage of the Shanghai skyline).So...weather.

Does that mean that they cut a roadblock from Bangkok, because it would be weird to only have the puppet task and the detour (with fast forward) in the episode.


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Re: TARC5 Episode 5 LIVE SHOW DISCUSSION 8/1/17
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2017, 05:31:07 AM »

Apparently Shanghai was a last minute change. The plan was to fly direct to Bangkok, but smog forced the cancellation of the flights from Beijing that day. So they hastily arranged that detour to Shanghai via train rather than wait for the smog to clear.  Getting planning permission to film in the streets of Shanghai is complex and has to be planned in advance, that's why it was mostly them indoors in the deli there (spliced with stock footage of the Shanghai skyline).So...weather.

Fascinating, I'd blame it more on the terrible Beijing pollution rather than weather, then. As clearly they were also promoting tourism to the area, editing helped to avoid showing any of that. It must have been very last minute, and they had to rely Sinorama on additional support, for added spotlight. If it was planned they could've just done a moving mat like was done on TAR18 after the end of Leg 2 in Australia.

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Re: TARC5 Episode 5 LIVE SHOW DISCUSSION 8/1/17
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2017, 09:32:29 AM »
I honestly didn't mind it. Starting the leg traveling to one destination then flying to another. This is old school TAR-style leg design. US doesn't do it anymore, like that superleg in TAR10 that flew to Helsinki, Finland and ended in Ukraine

 

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