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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Film & TV -> Article ] - More info on Film & TV: The Colony

The Discovery Channel is currently airing a post apocalyptic "reality" program called The Colony. I use the term "reality" loosely, because while it may be an unscripted show, there obviously has been no global apocalypse yet. Here's the skinny from the network:

The Colony is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild under these circumstances. For 10 weeks, a group of 10 volunteers, whose backgrounds and expertise represent a cross-section of modern society, are isolated in an urban environment outside Los Angeles and tasked with creating a livable society.

With no electricity from the grid, no running water and no communication with the outside world, all the volunteers have to work with are their skills and whatever tools and supplies they can scavenge from their surroundings.

Experts from the fields of homeland security, engineering and psychology have helped design the world of The Colony to reflect elements from both real-life disasters and models of what the future could look like after a global viral outbreak.

Over the course of the 10-week experiment, the Colonists must work together to build the necessities of survival, such as a water-filtration system, a battery bank that powered their electricity, a solar cooker, a shower system and a greenhouse – and even some niceties (a coffee maker!).

Tune in Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT to see who thrives and who fails to survive.

I'll have to try and get some episodes of this. It's an interesting take on a worn-out TV format. Check out the official website for more information, as well as this review from Time.

Thanks very much to MR Snake for pointing it out.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The show really is good, to some point where I think it is scripted instead of made from the go. A very good show in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I watched Episode 1 on XBL since I don't have cable in the new place yet. The only thing is, no one is *really* scared since they all know it's not a real apocalypse, and there are cameras everywhere.

If the apocalypse *did* happen, expect rape, pillaging, murder, and a distinct drop in the price of SUVs.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

MR Snake?!?!?!

http://www.duckandcover.cx/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23159&highlight=colony
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

DML makes a good point. This thread is not only recessive but now one month too late.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dogmeatlives wrote:
MR Snake?!?!?!

http://www.duckandcover.cx/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23159&highlight=colony


Sorry! I'm just getting back up to speed on what I missed, and his was in the Submit News forum.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dutch wrote:
Dogmeatlives wrote:
MR Snake?!?!?!

http://www.duckandcover.cx/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23159&highlight=colony


Sorry! I'm just getting back up to speed on what I missed, and his was in the Submit News forum.


nah its cool. I was kidding. Anyways, here's an awesome clip from the last episode- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hQC3nkftrk
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

no shit.. I did not see that dogmeatlives.. my bad.

Anyway. As the show progresses, they show fear, the first episode really can not count for the psychological terror they will face later with food shortages, loosing members and raids.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah its a sick show. The thing is you have to buy into it to really enjoy it. If you sit there like "thats not real, neither is that! why are they freaking out?!" you're not gonna enjoy it. Suspend your disbelief for a bit, and its pretty enjoyable.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dogmeatlives wrote:
Yeah its a sick show. The thing is you have to buy into it to really enjoy it. If you sit there like "thats not real, neither is that! why are they freaking out?!" you're not gonna enjoy it. Suspend your disbelief for a bit, and its pretty enjoyable.


When you spend 10 weeks in the experiment knowing that you are all alone besides for the cameras (or if something fatal happens) it gets very real. They don't even know the marauders cannot hurt them, as far as they know they can and will hurt them.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hay King of Creation.
Myself Brucemendes I read your entire posting and I like your comment on this subject
this movie till date I can't seen but don't worry near future I will see it then
I decide your post is really related to the point or not so ,post new any thing like
it .
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

This guy is hilarious.

Friend of Glennwaugh's? icon_confused2
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

^^
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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