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The Colony

Postby Chase Bansi » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:17 am

There is a new reality TV show on Discovery Channel called 'The Colony'. Set in an old warehouse and yard after a biological disaster. 10 people have to figure out how things make things work while dealing with intruders.
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/colony/colony.html?sicontent=0&sicreative=4045995843&siclientid=3429&sitrackingid=80055099&campaign=GGL|colony+discovery|Colony+-+Network|GGL+TC+-+Branded+-+Show+-+General
What would you do in the wake of a global catastrophe? How would you find food? Water? Shelter?

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 Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 10 p.m. ET/PT to see who thrives and who fails to survive

Sure it's contrived, but should be fairly interesting.
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Re: The Colony

Postby the armourer » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:13 pm

I checked things out on the website. It looks interesting, but I'm sure it was be a bunch of rubbish. I'd like to see them deal with a large, motorized gang of roving scavengers.
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Re: The Colony

Postby nolovingplace » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:14 pm

Heres a trailer for it. I've been watching....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hv4ADUr-0E
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Re: The Colony

Postby the armourer » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:56 pm

I've been watching too. WHAT A JOKE!! Bunch of whiney liberal wimps. Staying in the city? With that much death, the city would be an open grave. Lack of motorized transportation? How many million cars does California have? And they have to build their transport? Mobility is life. And no weapons? Give me a break. Personal security is paramount. The traders were motorized and armed to the teeth and were clearly masters of their world, I wouldn't want to go up against their Ma Deuce. It seems to me the show's creators watched MM1, 2, &3 and drew all the wrong conclusions. Perhaps they should have had to have lived through something like Hurricane Andrew or Charlie and the aftermath.

It's too bad it's filming didn't coincide with the upcoming RoadWar event. Load up the boys in the vehicles and storm their little compound. Show them how we do things in the wastelands.
"There are over 550 million smallarms in worldwide circulation. That's one weapon for every 12 people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?"

"The Teutonic reputation for brutality is well founded. Their operas last for 3 or 4 days and they have no word for 'fluffy'."
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Re: The Colony

Postby bike » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:18 am

The Teutonic word for fluffy is kuschelig.
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Re: The Colony

Postby the armourer » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:42 am

bike wrote:The Teutonic word for fluffy is kuschelig.


Really? And I even asked a native-speaking German to verify that for me. Dang, now I need a new Sig line.
"There are over 550 million smallarms in worldwide circulation. That's one weapon for every 12 people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?"

"The Teutonic reputation for brutality is well founded. Their operas last for 3 or 4 days and they have no word for 'fluffy'."
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Re: The Colony

Postby Justice » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:13 pm

It started out pretty good, but then afterward it became more and more scripted. I watched the entire season, and even though I do believe you'd start to emerge yourself into the world there is always a piece of you that says: "It isn't real, and this will too soon end,"

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