American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, May 23, 2015.

  1. Sep 8, 2020 #1461 of 1535
    TriBruin

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    I liked it as well. I thought the course difficultly was just right. They had plenty of finishers, but a few qualifiers that did not finish the course. The rolling ring obstacle was neat, but enough ninjas were able to complete it, even if they did not catch the ring, that it did not seem too difficult.

    I assume that we are going to see the same obstacles for all four qualifying rounds? That way it was easier to film and edit together in to four episodes.
     
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    That Don Guy

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    Crazy credit of the night:
    "Lance Pekus is a paid spokesperson for the National Beef Council."
    It's even crazier when you consider that Pekus wasn't even on the show, so I assume this will appear on every episode.

    Also, it appears that they have gone back to the Season 10 rule concerning the Mega Warped Wall; one attempt, and if you fail, you then get one attempt at the normal wall. I can't say for certain that you only get one try after a fail, as the one athlete who did fail made it up the normal wall on his first attempt.
     
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    DancnDude

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    Yeah but based on his time, he made it through anyways so why not try for the money?
     
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    According to people on the Sasuke Maniac forums, Drew Dreschel actually ran in last night's round. He and Jody Avila finished Top 2 and faced off on the Power Tower. Jody won and that meant his entire team got to advance.

    I'm guessing they'll also edit out the Power Tower in the other preliminary rounds, then omit the winners' teammates (if they didn't qualify outright) in the semi-final rounds.
     
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    astrohip

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    Thanks for sharing this. I had heard something about how teams could advance, but then Monday nothing seemed to confirm this. Now it makes sense.

    Seems to me they could have kept the Power Tower feature, just skip over it this first week.
     
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    That Don Guy

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    I saw a commercial for next week during America's Got Talent where they show the Power Tower, but it's not clear if they intend to show it during the qualifying rounds. They showed some obstacles not used in the first episode, but they showed what looked like Broken Bridge as well as Rib Run, and I doubt there would be two balance obstacles in the same qualifying run, so it could have included scenes from the finals courses.

    And "the version I heard" was that Drew won the Power Tower. Both of Avila's teammates (Pauline Avila and Roge't Maddox) fell on Weight For It, so it's going to be hard to explain why they are in the semi-finals if they did advance. On the other hand, Taylor Johnson may have been on Drew's team; while she qualified as the #2 female, they may have "fudged" the final results to show her 12th overall, as otherwise the actual 13th place finisher (if you include Drew) would have been shown as advancing.
     
  7. mattack

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    The one where they go from one bar to the next, but the bars are connected... seems hard.. you're basically jumping to where the bar will be. (and the two sets seem the same, but it seems like the 2nd bar of the first set goes down faster than the 2nd one of the 2nd set.. but that might just be an illusion.)
     
  8. logic88

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    Good episode. Featured some unexpected surprises such as Caleb Bergstrom crashing out and also when it looked like he was winded, Hanson getting a 2nd wind to get up the Mega Wall. The introduction of the Power Tower in the 2nd episode was a bit jarring since it wasn't in the 1st episode (due to Dreschel).
     
  9. lambertman

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    This won't be the case as The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday both of those weeks. They could theoretically move to Wednesday, replacing two weeks of Chicago reruns, or they could be taking longer in the editing bay to figure out how to remove HWSNBN.
     
  10. astrohip

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    Hmm, they changed the schedule, it seems. Thanks for the heads up. As soon as I hear the new dates, I'll update that.
     
  11. mattack

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    because you might not make the ranking on total time?
     
  12. astrohip

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    In E2, there was at least one ninja who completed the course, but didn't make the top 12, so didn't qualify for the semis, Nick Hanson. He even made the Mega-Wall. But with the #13 time ranking, he's done (w/$10K in his pocket, though). Last night E3, only 8-9 completed the course, so they all qualified. This is the first time I can ever recall someone completing the course, but not advancing.

    Some great runs & backstory last night. Thomas Stilling, and his wife's brain tumor (and his phenom run). Tage Harrington, OMG what a run. Skinny young dude, but made it. Surprising to see Adam Rayl fall short, but his time was so fast he advanced. The Godfather! How the heck did he save that Lunatic Ledge run? Jessie is Jessie, another amazing run.

    And R.J. Roman, probably the most under-rated currently competing Ninja. Won the Tower Power. He made Stage 2 his rookie season, and Stage 3 last year. A real threat to win it all.
     
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    David Campbell is still elite after all these years. Very happy to see him get the $10k and advance to the semis.
     
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    No episode this week due to Stanley Cup game 6. So now three episodes will need to find a spot on the schedule.
     
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    Kinda crazy that networks are starving for content and they need to delay this. I guess they are just trying to stretch whatever content they have out.
     
  17. astrohip

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    Where's the DisLike button? :(:mad:
     
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  18. astrohip

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    Heads up: Qualifiers Night 4, which was bumped this week, will air next Monday, but one hour later than normal. 9E/8C, instead of 8/7. Still two hours.

    I'm hearing a rumor they may show ANW on a Wednesday or Friday in the next couple weeks, to make up for the bumps. Will post if anything solid is announced.
     
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    Normally, Friday is a repeat of Monday, right?

    I wonder if Monday's time will shift out West? In any case, I don't think the guide's been updated. I'm showing S12E5 "Semifinals 1" on M 10/5, 7-9MDT. I see S12E4 "Qualifier 4" on F 10/9, 7-9MDT. Which obviously makes no sense. ;) To be safe, maybe I'll set up a 3-hour manual recording on Monday to pick up whatever does air.

    This week, I still see S12E3 "Qualifier 3" on F 10/2, 7-9MDT.
     
  20. astrohip

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    Correct. But according to one of the ANW FB groups, they are going to show a new one on Friday of next week (Oct 9), but I haven't seen anything confirmed at all.
     
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