Calling all Fear Factor fans (or not)!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TiVoShanan, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. jrinck

    jrinck Certified Neurotic

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    I watched last night, and I think this new season is going to be awesome.

    I wonder, though, in the second task, with the spiders and rats, were the spider webs real? I doubt it, since they would have had to reset the course after each run, with no time to wait for the spiders to spin their magic. Besides, do those types of spiders even spin webs?
     
  2. DavidTigerFan

    DavidTigerFan No, not Detroit. TCF Club

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    Well? :)

    Love the new avatar...:D
     
  3. jrinck

    jrinck Certified Neurotic

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    I'd do anything on that show other than eat an insect bigger than a peanut shell; or an insect with antennae.
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I wish I had seen this thread back in June so that I could have Shanan ask this question for me:

    Several times during the gross-out challenge, one of the items has been "hundred year-old eggs." Where in the world do they get these? Has someone really been saving eggs for 100 years in the hopes that someday someone would come up with a gross-out TV show and want to make people eat them?

    Let us know when your special TiVo surprise is ready. Maybe I'll have to start watching the show again.
     
  5. Homeless

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    I could do anything on that show. Mind over matter.
     
  6. Tracy

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    I think I could do anything, as well. Once they had these horrible half-spider/half-crab things that they made people eat--in a casino, I think. Those gave me pause.
     
  7. Chippy

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    Those eggs are not really 100 years old. They are simply marinated, fermented (usually duck) eggs. Some people believe they are best when eaten after 100 days, not 100 years.
     
  8. thatmeowgirl

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    I worked on FF, nothing much to see if you ask me.
     
  9. TiVoShanan

    TiVoShanan The TiVo Spokesgal

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    Was hoping to post this a couple of days ago so you had two days advance, but I had some real-life upsets... Sorry to disappoint with the delay but hope you still enjoy and THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH for your great ideas, inspiration, and support.

    I'm going to be turning to TC on a regular basis for feedback, ideas and suggestions. PM me! :)


    Okay, so I have a little surprise for you: a mini-show made especially for TiVo subscribers—available now on TiVo Central!

    Back in August, Fear Factor’s executive producer Matt Kunitz called me with an invitation I couldn’t refuse: an exclusive two-day, behind-the-scenes visit to get the first-look at some of the new season’s scream-worthy scenarios.

    We also unearthed (ahem) some fascinating “little-did-you-knows” (even for the non-Fear Factor fan) and my word, did we ever talk TiVo.

    So join me in the premiere episode of “TiVo Takes On… ” as I take you on a twisted tour de fright through the “backstage” labyrinth of one of the longest running and most successful reality series ever. And don’t worry—we have plenty of TiVo fun along the way!

    Don’t be scared (Well… if you have a really squeamish tummy, maybe you don’t want to watch, but I was 100% fine when I was there and I usually can’t watch an episode myself!): Select the menu item on TiVo Central that says “TiVo Takes On… FEAR!” And stay tuned for what TiVo takes on next.
     
  10. jrinck

    jrinck Certified Neurotic

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    Will DirecTivos get this?
     
  11. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I really enjoyed the special...it was worth the wait!

    Positives:
    • The whole behind-the-scenes stuff, especially on the stunt testers and how contestants get to ask questions about the stunts.
    • The little lists of what different staff members like to watch (though how come Joe didn't get that little pop-up list? Is it because you asked him on camera?)
    • The use of the "progress bar" to indicate time passing. Cute!
    • I thought that some of the interviews were pretty good. In particular, parts of Joe's interview seemed more "real" than other interviews I've seen of him. Perhaps it had to do with the length of time you were there...
    Negatives:
    • I thought the little how-to segment on title search vs. director seach was unnecessary and took time away from the feature. There are other ways for new users to learn those tips and (if we get more "TiVo take on" episodes) we won't need to go over that stuff again and again.
    • I was a little disappointed that you didn't go into any of the changes this season (in particular, the fact that none of the episodes aired so far have been the old-standard 3 men, 3 women or the whole "Capital One Home Invasion" stuff). I understand that the producers probably wanted to focus on the upcoming Psycho episodes, but real fans plan to watch anyway and we're the ones more interested in how the program has changed this season.
    Overall, I definitely enjoyed it and for once I didn't feel that an automatically downloaded featurette was just a waste of my precious hard drive space. Keep up the great work! Any other episodes in the works that you can let us know about?
     
  12. TiVoShanan

    TiVoShanan The TiVo Spokesgal

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    Wow, Amnesia, thank you so much for the thoughtful reflection and nicely summarized feedback -- fantastically constructive.

    And you nailed it on the Joe question. I figured since we talked about it "live," we didn't need the "bubble," but duly noted, its absence. :) And glad you like these so-called "bubbles." I see potential for mo' bettah (clevah, too) TiVo tid-bits in bubbles, perhaps, moving forward. :)

    Which leads me to your last question... nothing I can spill YET, but I'm sure I'll check in with you guys again -- just like I did this time, so keep an eye out. Your feedback here in the forum is invaluable to me, so thanks again.

    Finally, re: an earlier q: No, DIRECTV boxes won't get this. It's that whole your "their customer, not ours" thing. Grrrrrrr...

    Maybe you could go watch at a friend's house, hehehe. ;) :) :)
     
  13. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    I'm not sure if you meant this as just a figure of speech or if you really didn't know but just in case, note that TiVo uses special hard drive space set aside for these features. This is space it never reports to the user as having available so it won't take up any room on "your" hard drive since it's space you couldn't record in anyways. :)
     
  14. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    I have no friends.... How unfair to tease me, me tell my wife we are getting this..then we dont. She'll be bummed. :(
     
  15. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I think the whole idea of TiVo "reserving" my hard disk space for their promos is terrible.

    I am opposed to the use of customers' scarce resources for paid promotions. We already pay TiVo a monthly fee---we shouldn't have to also have our disk space eaten up by ads for a new movie or SUV. In fact, "reserving" space is even worse than using it as needed. That means that even if I don't have an ad on my machine, I still don't have access to the disk space. That's lose-lose.

    I would much rather have these be more "on demand". That is, you mark your interest in an ad or promo and it gets sent to your machine. Yes, it wouldn't be available instantly (it might take a day or an hour), but at least we won't have our disk space used unnecessarily.

    My point about the FF featurette was that for once I didn't think it was a waste of my disk space (though I do wish I could reclaim the space now that I've watched it).
     
  16. Tivortex

    Tivortex Cherished Member

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    I just watched it. How cool is it to have TCF related content actually show up on my TiVo !
    I'm not a Fear Factor Fan but I really like Joe from watching his commentary of UFC matches.
    Thanks TiVoShanan !!
     
  17. Tracy

    Tracy Truly

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    Well, that stinks.
     
  18. TiVoShanan

    TiVoShanan The TiVo Spokesgal

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    Oh, I made a special offer on this front in a PM... Did newsposter not get it???
     
  19. Tracy

    Tracy Truly

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    Shanan, I have 2 DirecTV boxes, but one older standalone unit (Series 1) and the FF thing didn't show up on there either. Is it only going to Series 2 boxes?
     
  20. TiVoShanan

    TiVoShanan The TiVo Spokesgal

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    Hmmm... not sure about the Series1 boxes.
    Will find out.

    I know it won't go to DIRECTV boxes, though.
     

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