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OFFLINE   Ryan #381

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:25 PM

I picked up on the sunlight thing too.

Article coming to TSR later tonight - I've set it to publish at 0130 tomorrow out of respect to our western friends.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:50 AM

Great episode and great end to the series. Congratulations to all three teams.
Regarding the sunlight issue, remember teams did not arrive in Perth until after 2pm. They spent so much time at the roadblock it would have been early evening when Tyler and Nathan arrived at the finish line. The episode was filmed in early December so the sun did not set until around 8pm. It was not surprising that Sam and Renae, and Jeff and Luke, arrived in the dark.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:14 AM

Does anyone know what date the finale was filmed?

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:34 AM

Does anyone know what date the finale was filmed?


They started filming on Nov 5 last year so I would imagine the race would have ended in early December.

So glad this made it to our screens. Bring on season 2!

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:37 AM

Great episode and great end to the series. Congratulations to all three teams.
Regarding the sunlight issue, given teams spent so much time at the roadblock it would have been early evening when Tyler and Nathan arrived at the finish line. The episode was filmed in early December so the sun did not set until around 8pm. And anyone living around Perth will tell you it takes a long time to drive from Rockingham to Perth, so it was not surprising that Sam and Renae, and Jeff and Luke, arrived in the dark.

its not that far 45 min tops from rockingham to perth
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:39 AM

I wish we had Grant or someone do a behind the scenes blog during the season, similar to what Jeff Probst does for Survivor and Phil Keoghan does for the US version.
On the ratings, thankfully the late start didn't hurt it, 6 The Amazing Race Australia Seven 1,195,000 293,000 408,000 162,000 121,000 211,000.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:27 PM

Regarding the sunlight issue, remember teams did not arrive in Perth until after 2pm. They spent so much time at the roadblock it would have been early evening when Tyler and Nathan arrived at the finish line. The episode was filmed in early December so the sun did not set until around 8pm. It was not surprising that Sam and Renae, and Jeff and Luke, arrived in the dark.


Don't really buy that. The sun was up in the sky when Sam and Renae were (supposedly) driving to the finish line, and it wasn't just setting when they got there, it was well and truly down. As WAtv said:

its not that far 45 min tops from rockingham to perth


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:07 PM

Would love to see special episode of tar about how long it actually takes to film , what happens when they arrive at customs , how do they get cameras into taxis ???
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:44 PM

Don't really buy that. The sun was up in the sky when Sam and Renae were (supposedly) driving to the finish line, and it wasn't just setting when they got there, it was well and truly down. As WAtv said:


Maybe it takes a while to film the 'winners speech' on the mat with Nathan and Tyler? I don't know, but yeah something was off.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

What did the eliminated teams on TARA do after they were eliminated from the race, did they fly back to Australia to await the final leg or did they go to a elimination station like in the American version?

According to New Idea magazine, the eliminated teams were sent to a private retreat in Thailand where they stayed until the top 3 teams were decided. I browsed the mag at the newsagent today and saw pics from their stay.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:12 AM

Season 2 is currently being filmed. Reports say that Grant Bowler was almost dropped as host because he got a guest role in Good Christian Bitches, which would have clashed with TAR's filming schedule.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:53 AM

The season 1 opening episode won two categories at the 16th Asian Television Awards, held at Singapore on Thursday night. The episode won Best Adaptation of an Existing Format, and Michael McKay won Best Direction.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

Season 2 is currently being filmed. Reports say that Grant Bowler was almost dropped as host because he got a guest role in Good Christian Bitches, which would have clashed with TAR's filming schedule.

So how did they resolve it? Did he not appear in GCB? Did he take a break from AR?

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:15 PM

So how did they resolve it? Did he not appear in GCB? Did he take a break from AR?

I read that he managed to juggle his schedules so he got to appear on both GCB and TAR.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:48 AM

I read that he managed to juggle his schedules so he got to appear on both GCB and TAR.

I just hope in season 2 Grant talks to the teams a bit more at the pit stop, just like Phil does in the US verison.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:59 AM

I read that he managed to juggle his schedules so he got to appear on both GCB and TAR.

Grant Bowler is confirmed for Season 2. The race has pretty much just finished filming.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:19 AM

I wonder where they might finish?

My pick
Adelaide or Brisbane.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:40 PM

I just hope in season 2 Grant talks to the teams a bit more at the pit stop, just like Phil does in the US verison.

Totally agree with you. Grant doesn't interact with the teams much so it makes his role seem almost pointless. He lacks Phil's charisma and comes across as a very cold, frigid person.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:50 PM

What a whore Nathan Jolliffe has become! I've seem him in concurrent campaigns for Roger David, MJ Bale, General Pants, Zanerobe! Surely that's not for the individual brands, having one face front different companies.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:25 PM

Wasn't he a professional model before he was on the show so he does modelling shoots for lots of companies? I remember seeing his face on Jeans West ads around the time he began on Amazing Race, as well as another jeans company. It's not like he has endorsement contracts because he's a reality show celebrity. It's just modelling work.

Edited by J Bar, 19 December 2011 - 10:26 PM.

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