Survivor: Season 40 rumors & speculation thread *SPOILERS*

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  1. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

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    The final 4 fire making was definitely helpful to a certain type of player which Jeff prefers.
     
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    It's very easy for the producers to subtly nudge the game in one direction or another without actually doing anything illegal. For example, after Danni Boatwright won, she revealed that she purposely played her cards close to the vest during the interviews with the producers so that they wouldn't tip her hand to the other players.
     
  3. bryhamm

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    I know I've said it years ago, but I would love them to use 1 tribe for living. They go to the IC and they randomly split into teams to compete and see who goes to TC. Doesn't matter to me whether they go immediately to TC or back to camp for some last minute scrambling. Wash, rinse, repeat.
     
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    Snappa77 RUDEBWOY

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    I know it's an all winners season but I wouldn't mind seeing some all star non winners coming in as some sort of mercenary type team for a challenge or two. Not part of the game or eligible to win mind you. Just a fun spoiler team like they do sometimes on MTV's ,The Challenge".

    Russell
    Michaela
    Stephanie
    Cirie
    Amanda
    Coach
    Ugh...Rupert
    Double ugh Ozzy
    Etc etc
     
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    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    Tonight's the night! I can't believe it's finally here. This thread was started almost nine months ago. I've honestly never looked forward to a season of any TV show more. I hope it doesn't disappoint.

    Dalton had some great pre-game interviews with the cast. Here's a link to Rob's interview, and you can find links to all the other interviews below it ...

    Boston Rob is back to 'kick everybody's ass one more time' on 'Survivor: Winners at War'
     
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    I’ve surprised that I’ve resisted/avoided spoilers this long.
     
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    I've been trying to be as careful as I can, purposely avoiding sites like reddit and other hotbeds for spoilers. I would be devastated if I accidentally stumbled across the boot order or even found out who the final three were.
     
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    I won’t even read comments on Dalton’s articles anymore.
     
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    I hadn't even thought of that, but you're right. You could easily stumble across spoilers in the comment section. Same with YouTube.
     
  10. realityboy

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    It happened to me one year. I think it was down to 6 or 7, and someone just posted, “yep, the boot list was right...blah, blah, blah final 3.”
     
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    That sucks, and it's one of the reasons I like discussing the show here where we have such a strict no spoiler policy.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    So last week on the Survivor at 40 special, Sandra mentioned how mad she was to see Rob was playing on WaW. I thought that seemed ridiculous, since they had just spent 36 days together shortly before this season started. But I heard an interview with her (on RHAP, red carpet premiere interviews) where she explained that neither of them knew about S40 when they went out for S39. Toward the end of the S39 filming, they were approached about participating on S40 and Sandra immediately said yes, while Rob immediately said no. Then they went home. So apparently Probst had to push a little harder to get Rob to agree, and Rob had to run it by Amber and get her to agree to play and figure out what to do with their kids for seven weeks or so, but eventually they agreed. Which explains why Sandra didn't know Rob was going to play until she saw him on the mat at the start of the game.
     
  13. Donbadabon

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    I'm not buying it.

    Probst and team thought of the idea of S40 while filming S38 (which completed filming in July 2018). Jeff said a few months later it was approved so he started making calls. "That started a flurry of phone calls, and when the calls started, Probst was surprised — and pleasantly so — by what he heard: “I went home and started calling people, and one by one they all said yes. "

    S39 completed filming April 28th 2019, 9 months later.

    S40 started filming May 22nd 2019. Less than a month after S39 completed.

    So if she is to be believed, they had just a little over 3 weeks to get Sandra, Rob and Amber on board. Even though 10 months earlier Jeff said he was making calls and everyone said yes.
     
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  14. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Not me, I've had enough of most of them. I'm glad it's just winners.
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I was just reporting what Sandra said in her interview. Maybe Jeff was calling everyone to gauge preliminary interest but they didn't actually officially invite anyone until shortly before they left. That would be on par with how most other seasons work, with the contestants knowing they're in the running but only having a couple weeks' notice when the cast is officially finalized.
     
  16. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

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    Yep. I wasn't doubting you, I was doubting her. ;)

    A more likely scenario is that they both knew going into S39 that they themselves were going to play in S40.
    Sandra told Rob she was playing, Rob told her he wasn't playing.
    And then when Sandra sees Amber ready to get on the boat, she figured Rob was there too and figured out he had lied to her.
     

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