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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, May 23, 2015.
they mentioned at the beginning of the finale he was the first.
Geoff was the first American Ninja Warrior.
Yeah, I heard that too, and wondered why they said it that way. I realize now that since Daniel "they only gave him a third the time to rest as Drew" Gill didn't complete Stage Four, and isn't an "American Ninja Warrior", that maybe that influenced the way they spoke. Remember that much of the Matt/Akbar talk is edited in after the competition is over.
Can you imagine if Jessie Graff and Drew had a child? Talk about super human. (I know he's married but regardless)
I hope they do away with the passes next season. It was more exciting when the competitors knew they didn't have a "safety net" during their runs.
They should just do them in the very first stage to go straight to Vegas
It was kinda fun seeing the top guys go as fast as they could to get that
I agree with keeping the speed pass right to Vegas.
I am a little torn on the safety pass. I agree is (somewhat) dampens the point. But, we would not have had a winner this year without it. Kind of like we complain when no competitors hit a buzzer in a City finals. I think most veiwers want to see success. Not everyone, not even a majority, but having no one succeed gets boring.
Weird, I think I like the safety pass here more than for example the Golden Buzzer in AGT.. (at least during the normal rounds.. I don't remember if it was only Champions, which I'm still watching, but letting the judges have one choice, via golden buzzer, of who goes on was useful there).
Usually I don't like these kinds of bonuses, but the events are SO HARD that having a special redo doesn't bother me... except what I mentioned before -- I didn't like that it wasn't valid in 3 or 4.
Yeah, I like the speed pass. And the $10K mega warped wall. I'm undecided about the safety pass. Maybe instead of doing the whole run again later, they could just immediately go back to the beginning of the obstacle, clock running, and continue? I don't know.
Grant McCartney used his Ninja skills to win a unique prize
"This year we witnessed a Ninja win a million dollars. In other competitions, we’ve seen Ninjas win smaller sums of money, trophies, medals, Ninja holds, and even a car. We’ve never seen a Ninja win this though…
Thanks to ANW fans who gave them the heads-up, Grant McCartney and Nate Burkhalter found out about a local competition called “The Worlds Serious Obstacle Course”. Held at Jumping World in Houston and hosted by The New 93Q, whoever had a clean run in the fastest time would win tickets to Game 2 of the World Series, featuring the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals!"
More at the link.
I forgot to tell you guys this: A couple of weeks ago I met someone who made it onto ANW. He has a special needs son, so they filmed a whole human interest piece about him. He competed in Dallas this year. But he never made it on the show: not even in the 'while you were away' section. He said that happens to lots of people.
That's too bad. How many folks do qualifying runs at each city? I was under the assumption it wasn't that many but I guess I haven't paid much attention.
I think (and this is a vague recall) about a hundred people or so. I think (again, vague recall) they go until it gets close to sunrise, then call it quits. Always night runs (except Seattle this past year).
Time for some Ninja news!
Cities announced for season 12 of American Ninja Warrior!
It. is. almost. time. Season 12 of American Ninja Warrior has been officially announced by NBC and will be filmed this spring in three cities—Los Angeles (Universal Studios backlot), Washington, D.C. (DC Armory), and St. Louis (The Dome at America’s Center). National Finals will still be held in Las Vegas.
Even more exciting? in Washington, D.C. and St. Louis, shooting will be during the day and early evening—and indoors—which will give thousands of fans the opportunity to watch the action live this season.
Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila and sideline reporter Zuri Hall are all coming back, and we can expect to see some rule changes and never-before-seen obstacles.
The grand prize for achieving Total Victory is still $1 million, or the last Ninja standing will receive $100,000.
Tickets can be found at On-Camera-Audiences.com and will be released 30 days before filming begins. According to that website, the filming dates are as follows:
wow thanks for this, we may have to go view -- (St. Louis)
Bad timing for me, otherwise I'd go.
So there are only three city courses? That's a little disappointing -- I like seeing all the different obstacle set-ups. Does that mean there are going to be 3x the contestants in the prelims, or are they going to break them up into groups somehow, do you think?
Ditto. May 6th is a Cardinals day game that starts at 12:15 CT. Might have to catch a Cards game then go over to the Dome to catch this.
Here's what I'm hearing from several ninjas... money was behind almost all the changes.
There will be five qualifying runs--1 in LA, 2 each in DC & SL (with DC & SL indoors). So we're down from six in the past. No one knows yet if the second run in DC/SL will have different obstacles, although they seem to think they will have at least a couple changes. It cost a fortune to tear down & rebuild the course, so they get a significant savings by only having three cities, not six. Also, by running indoors, they can stay on schedule. A few years ago in St. Louis, they had to delay an entire day due to weather. That adds expense for the crew, logistics, etc.
There is no downside to ANW from these changes. The idea behind having multiple cities spread across the country was to get applicants from all over, and to make it easier for them to travel. But the producers know this has become such a juggernaut that people will go wherever they need to go.
Also, by running indoors you don't have any issues about the course getting slick because of dew. Some of this might have been eliminated simply by them changing the times of when they are doing things. But, it is 100% eliminated by doing it indoors. Might be the trend going forward if they can make it work.