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Ubergeekdom => TV => Topic started by: Cow on August 16, 2009, 04:33:00 pm

Title: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Cow on August 16, 2009, 04:33:00 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colony_(TV_series)

It's this pretty cool series on the Discovery Channel about ten people who survived a global pandemic that killed most everybody. It was filmed like a social experiment/reality show, with all the "survivors" chosen for their real life abilities. You can tell it's faked, but the "survivors" in the experiment treat it like it's really happening, even though there's a camera crew following them around. Hell, they even build a dough-claymore mine and a flamethrower after actors posing as marauders raided their HQ.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Putspooza on August 16, 2009, 06:40:31 pm
Heh. silly show
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 16, 2009, 09:01:13 pm
I like it. It's good to see some reality TV that doesn't involve a camera crew following people around documenting everything they do!

Oh wait, that's Survivor Man.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: eropS on August 16, 2009, 09:18:00 pm
I like it. It's good to see some reality TV that doesn't involve a camera crew following people around documenting everything they do!

Oh wait, that's Survivor Man.


Actually Survivor Man is just him... Perhaps you're thinking of Man vs Wild?
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Putspooza on August 17, 2009, 05:30:32 am
Yeah, your thinking of "Survive this"
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Hammerman58 on August 18, 2009, 01:33:48 am
Well Man versus Wild is incredibly staged. Though, he shows what to do in certain situations. Survivor Man is filming him surviving in general which is why I liked it. How staged is that show though. I mean making weapons do they expect to kill them..... ???
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Yannick on August 18, 2009, 02:52:34 pm
Ultimate Survival.


WATCH ME EAT A SNAKE RAW RAAAAAAHHHHHHH
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Putspooza on August 18, 2009, 03:08:46 pm
Is there a hidden sexual tone to that comment Yannick?
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Snork on August 18, 2009, 03:33:07 pm
Is there a hidden sexual tone to that comment Yannick?
There's one in each of his posts, my friend.
I shall one day write 36 sermons explaining them in meta-physical detail.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Yannick on August 18, 2009, 03:53:31 pm
There isn't a hidden sexual tone in EVERY post you know. Bear Grylls actually eatings mother****ing snakes on this mother****ing plane.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Snork on August 18, 2009, 05:21:13 pm
If you look hard enough, you'll find hidden sexual-tones in ALL fourm posts since the dawn of time. You just have to beliiiieeeeeveeeee.
Oh, and does he actually eat live snakes? :-X
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Yannick on August 18, 2009, 05:56:53 pm
Like Solid himself.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Cow on August 19, 2009, 03:30:05 pm
Aaaaanyway, last night's show saw the colonists beat the crap out of two actors that showed up basically to piss them off and steal stuff. I don't think they told the colonists themselves not to hurt people, just the actors portraying "threats".
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 20, 2009, 02:27:14 pm
I like the show. I think it would be fun as a Sims video game.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: smurfslayer on August 20, 2009, 02:32:27 pm
Interesting show. I'm really enjoying it so far. It's like Survivor but in a post-apocalyptic setting and without all the challenges and voting people off bull****.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Hammerman58 on August 20, 2009, 02:47:59 pm
I like the show. I think it would be fun as a Sims video game.
That's a pretty good idea. I would buy a sim game if it was like that.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 25, 2009, 11:02:40 pm
Poor George ...  :(
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: IamMe on August 26, 2009, 11:44:36 am
I really do hope that he comes back, it's unfair that the show just kinda tossed him out. :/
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Cow on September 13, 2009, 07:25:14 pm
Is that the guy they lost? Did the producers just hide him or something? I wonder how they did that.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Magenti on September 14, 2009, 01:16:26 pm
This is a fantastic show Cow. Brilliant find!

I love post apoc.. have so since fallout 1 back in 1995 so thank you for finding this.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Hydromancerx on September 23, 2009, 03:55:22 am
Yay! They got out! I wonder if they will do another one. Or show life at the place they went to.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Magenti on September 23, 2009, 04:36:03 pm
Yay! They got out! I wonder if they will do another one. Or show life at the place they went to.

Still one episode left right? Episode 11.

If they do make another, then it has to be very differant to work. You cannot have every show with people fixing wood burners.
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Hydromancerx on September 27, 2009, 12:33:41 am
Yay! They got out! I wonder if they will do another one. Or show life at the place they went to.

Still one episode left right? Episode 11.

If they do make another, then it has to be very differant to work. You cannot have every show with people fixing wood burners.

Well the 2 "Alaska Experiment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alaska_Experiment)" shows were very diffrent from each other. I could see them going into a whole new direction for the next one. Maybe even done in another city (rather than LA again).
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Cow on October 02, 2009, 12:42:07 pm
By the way, how did they get a whole, deserted LA? Bad community? A ghost town part of LA?
Title: Re: The Colony - The first and probably only season!
Post by: Magenti on October 03, 2009, 04:45:05 am
Probably an industrial area semi abandoned already. You have to believe for the illusion of post apoc to work. But, I doubt there are alot of people there except for some industries.