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Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by morbeedo » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:23 pm

OK, so I'm having anticipatory anxiety about Jeopardy! season 34. Anyone know if they're going to change the set and the audio-visuals? Whenever the look of the show changes, I get really disoriented, start grieving the old look and feel, then forget about it and accept the new thing. That's just me I guess ;)

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by Rackme32 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:55 pm

I almost never even notice set changes unless they're *realllllyyyyy* obvious, like base color changes (blue to red, for example).

It's all about the clues and the responses.

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:56 am

It took me over a half a season after they stopped the most famous board-filling beeping noise to realize it was no longer there since I just instinctively heard it in my head all the time.
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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by dhkendall » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:49 pm

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:56 am
It took me over a half a season after they stopped the most famous board-filling beeping noise to realize it was no longer there since I just instinctively heard it in my head all the time.
And, if you watch Daytime J!, they've retroactively added it to the Season 32 repeats they're showing. (They started doing that around January).
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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by arjavrawal » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:21 pm

Does anyone know when the new season starts? Have they even started taping yet?
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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:52 pm

arjavrawal wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:21 pm
Does anyone know when the new season starts? Have they even started taping yet?
Yes.
Yes.

September 11 should be the start of the new season.
Taping for a new season usually begins in July.
Under tickets on the home page it shows availability for Sept 18 & 19. That's the TOC taping dates.

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by kingskip » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:55 pm

They could use a new set. The current 2013 set resembles the 2009 set too much. A lot is left over from it. They need something brand new. I also wish they would bring back the set turning red at Double Jeopardy and keep it that way the remainder of the show. I'm content with the current 2008 theme but I wouldn't mind a new arrangement as long as it's a good one and stays with the same song they've always used and that they don't screw it up like Wheel did this year.

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by arjavrawal » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:16 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:52 pm
arjavrawal wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:21 pm
Does anyone know when the new season starts? Have they even started taping yet?
Yes.
Yes.

September 11 should be the start of the new season.
Taping for a new season usually begins in July.
Under tickets on the home page it shows availability for Sept 18 & 19. That's the TOC taping dates.
Cool. Thanks!
kingskip wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:55 pm
They could use a new set. The current 2013 set resembles the 2009 set too much. A lot is left over from it. They need something brand new. I also wish they would bring back the set turning red at Double Jeopardy and keep it that way the remainder of the show. I'm content with the current 2008 theme but I wouldn't mind a new arrangement as long as it's a good one and stays with the same song they've always used and that they don't screw it up like Wheel did this year.
It's certainly nice aesthetically but where will you get the money to design and build a new set from scratch while still handing out loads of prize money? I mean, we've had some REALLY powerful champions the last few seasons/years.

I think I've seen this point made elsewhere too, but I'd like to echo it anyway.

edit: spelling
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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by jlgarfield » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:01 pm

Personally, I still would love to see the microphones on the podiums make a comeback (as opposed to having the contestants don clip-on mics). But that's just me.

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by trainman » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:31 pm

jlgarfield wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Personally, I still would love to see the microphones on the podiums make a comeback (as opposed to having the contestants don clip-on mics). But that's just me.
Yeah, I think it's definitely just you -- I'm sure the clip-ons are much easier for the audio technicians to deal with.

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by triviawayne » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:18 pm

trainman wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:31 pm
jlgarfield wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Personally, I still would love to see the microphones on the podiums make a comeback (as opposed to having the contestants don clip-on mics). But that's just me.
Yeah, I think it's definitely just you -- I'm sure the clip-ons are much easier for the audio technicians to deal with.
Why would they be easier?
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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by Volante » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:17 am

triviawayne wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:18 pm
trainman wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:31 pm
jlgarfield wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Personally, I still would love to see the microphones on the podiums make a comeback (as opposed to having the contestants don clip-on mics). But that's just me.
Yeah, I think it's definitely just you -- I'm sure the clip-ons are much easier for the audio technicians to deal with.
Why would they be easier?
The ease, I think, would be not having to deal with the contestants as a variable, rather than trying to get a microphone in the right place or having to remind them "speak into the microphone." Technical logistics, like wireless reception or battery packs, are trivial. Or at least should be for any TV level audio tech, given how commonplace the technology is.

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by seaborgium » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:47 am

Plus, when there were mounted microphones, they would have to constantly remind contestants not to lean toward them every time they spoke. As Maggie has said, the contestants would look like those "drinking bird" toys during the course of the game.

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by triviawayne » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:55 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:17 am
triviawayne wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:18 pm
trainman wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:31 pm
jlgarfield wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Personally, I still would love to see the microphones on the podiums make a comeback (as opposed to having the contestants don clip-on mics). But that's just me.
Yeah, I think it's definitely just you -- I'm sure the clip-ons are much easier for the audio technicians to deal with.
Why would they be easier?
The ease, I think, would be not having to deal with the contestants as a variable, rather than trying to get a microphone in the right place or having to remind them "speak into the microphone." Technical logistics, like wireless reception or battery packs, are trivial. Or at least should be for any TV level audio tech, given how commonplace the technology is.
Fair enough. My thinking was now you need to mike/unmike each contestant, and although the battery packs and technology aren't really a problem, they still have to work when the failure rate likelihood is still higher than a permanent mike. Miking each player of course takes place after they've dressed for the show, now guys have to untuck their shirts, only to retuck them, etc.; and whatever women must do for it and it would be more varied depending on the clothes.

To me, all these things didn't really seem easier.
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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by triviawayne » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:55 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:47 am
Plus, when there were mounted microphones, they would have to constantly remind contestants not to lean toward them every time they spoke. As Maggie has said, the contestants would look like those "drinking bird" toys during the course of the game.
now that's just funny right there.
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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by AFRET CMS » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:02 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:17 am
triviawayne wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:18 pm
trainman wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:31 pm
jlgarfield wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Personally, I still would love to see the microphones on the podiums make a comeback (as opposed to having the contestants don clip-on mics). But that's just me.
Yeah, I think it's definitely just you -- I'm sure the clip-ons are much easier for the audio technicians to deal with.
Why would they be easier?
The ease, I think, would be not having to deal with the contestants as a variable, rather than trying to get a microphone in the right place or having to remind them "speak into the microphone." Technical logistics, like wireless reception or battery packs, are trivial. Or at least should be for any TV level audio tech, given how commonplace the technology is.
Easier from a sound quality standpoint, but perhaps not easier from a setup standpoint. After clipping the mike to my tie, the audio tech had to run the wire down the front of my shirt behind the buttons, then tuck the wire behind the waistband of my pants around to the battery pack at the small of my back.

I'm portly enough that I almost felt like I needed to apologize, and I wondered if their was any awkwardness when female contestants were miked because of the way the wire had to be routed. Did any of the female contestants on the board have any issues with the miking process?

During the "Hometown Howdies" prep, they had a wearable mike clipped to the front of a contestant lectern so that contestants could jump in, say their "That's me!" line and jump out again. They did tell to face directly to the front without cocking our heads or turning our face, and reminded us not to bend over toward the mike. Would have been one more thing to think about during the game -- having the lapel mike clipped on prevented that worry from being distracting.
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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:13 pm

I received a tip (from a current and respected board member) to see the S34 promo for J! that aired at the end of Wheel tonight. Whoa! That was a good one and very intriguing.

What was hinted at in the promo is in the spoiler. Nothing really given away, but still it's only fair that I put it in the spoiler box.
SpoilerShow
The spot opened with a quick montage of J! greats and then did a fast spin through a rogue's gallery of S34 players.
Announcer's voice: Coming this fall a new champion you don't want to miss.
(Huge Letters): Who Will It Be?
Alex: I must admit I am in awe.
And no surprise the spot confirmed Sept. 11 for the start of the season.

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by arjavrawal » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:06 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:13 pm
I received a tip (from a current and respected board member) to see the S34 promo for J! that aired at the end of Wheel tonight. Whoa! That was a good one and very intriguing.

What was hinted at in the promo is in the spoiler. Nothing really given away, but still it's only fair that I put it in the spoiler box.
SpoilerShow
The spot opened with a quick montage of J! greats and then did a fast spin through a rogue's gallery of S34 players.
Announcer's voice: Coming this fall a new champion you don't want to miss.
(Huge Letters): Who Will It Be?
Alex: I must admit I am in awe.
And no surprise the spot confirmed Sept. 11 for the start of the season.
You got a vid by any chance, please?

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:09 am

arjavrawal wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:06 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:13 pm
I received a tip (from a current and respected board member) to see the S34 promo for J! that aired at the end of Wheel tonight. Whoa! That was a good one and very intriguing.

What was hinted at in the promo is in the spoiler. Nothing really given away, but still it's only fair that I put it in the spoiler box.
SpoilerShow
The spot opened with a quick montage of J! greats and then did a fast spin through a rogue's gallery of S34 players.
Announcer's voice: Coming this fall a new champion you don't want to miss.
(Huge Letters): Who Will It Be?
Alex: I must admit I am in awe.
And no surprise the spot confirmed Sept. 11 for the start of the season.
You got a vid by any chance, please?
I found it using some YT-fu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ays_Od7FthU

Audio is not great though it gets the job done.

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Re: Jeopardy! Season 34

Post by doihavetoreally » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:32 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:09 am
arjavrawal wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:06 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:13 pm
I received a tip (from a current and respected board member) to see the S34 promo for J! that aired at the end of Wheel tonight. Whoa! That was a good one and very intriguing.

What was hinted at in the promo is in the spoiler. Nothing really given away, but still it's only fair that I put it in the spoiler box.
SpoilerShow
The spot opened with a quick montage of J! greats and then did a fast spin through a rogue's gallery of S34 players.
Announcer's voice: Coming this fall a new champion you don't want to miss.
(Huge Letters): Who Will It Be?
Alex: I must admit I am in awe.
And no surprise the spot confirmed Sept. 11 for the start of the season.
You got a vid by any chance, please?
I found it using some YT-fu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ays_Od7FthU

Audio is not great though it gets the job done.
Thanks MB for the video.
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Is someone on a long run or is Alex in awe to start season 34?
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