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Discovery Channels new series "The Colony"

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by treemanx, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Did anyone else catch the first episode of The Colony? I thought it was pretty interesting, definately worth watching. Let me know what you think about it!!:thumbup:
     
  2. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    Didn't know about it, but just set the DVR to record it at 10PM. Looks interesting!
     
  3. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    The first thing I said to my wife while we were watching it was "why does nobody have any firearms? If it were to have any sense of realism, somebody would have a firearm. I know I would." She asked me where I would get them in that kind of scenario. I told her, out of the safe of course. I guess she thought those guns were just for range use? Really, if things started going down, I know that most of us would probably grab every thing they could for guns and ammo on the way out the door. I mean, I understand why they couldn't do it on the show, but without that aspect, it is definitely missing something. That being said, I thought it was very interesting to see the dynamics already emerging from the "colonists." It looks like next week the Lord of the Flies stuff starts to come out......:thumbup:
     
  4. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    I think they said that in an upcoming episode that people with guns are introduced into the mix. Not sure if that means people they encounter, or new members of the colony itself. Definately going to be interesting..
     
  5. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I saw it last night, I thought it was pretty interesting too. I like how its a post disaster survival. Much more realistic survival, then the show Survivor where they play games and get voted off. I too was thinking where are the guns...It will be inetesting to see where this how goes.
     
  6. Redrum

    Redrum Portlandia Active Member

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    its so fake...when the handyman finally breaks and kills everyone...now thats gonna be good TV
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    "sorry but you've been voted off the planet."
     
  8. Redrum

    Redrum Portlandia Active Member

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    was there not enuff sarcasm? the handyman is actually one my favorite guys

    as far as fake...i just hate it when they are supposed to be in post apocolyptic somewhere, but there just happens to be 40 brand new battery terminal connectors laying in a box, so they can connect 20 batteries in a series and have power.
     
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    Shadow Conyers, Georgia, United States Member

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    Yeah I got a good laugh out of that too. "Hey look....here's a power convertor!"

    As comment's above, my first thought was 'where are the firearms'. I would loot the gun store before the grocery store.
     
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    Monkeyman Portland, OR Member

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    First off, I must admit I am no fan of "reality" tv. But the trailers for this one looked interesting.

    Turned it off after 5 minutes.

    Spray-n-Pray hit the nail on the head. No guns? That's not reality!
     
  11. Kennedy

    Kennedy Beaverton Member

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    Yeah it just seemed much too scripted for me, and then with the second set of colonists...yawn. Sorry I was just not impressed. They tried to make you think that the handyman was gonna start swinging, but we all know that there is no way that they are going to allow that. So the reality of the whole situation is complete BS as there would normally be violence.
     
  12. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    It's obvious there is a lot of behind the scenes scripting and the people are simply actors that are instructed how to behave. Still...there might be some educational value for those viewers that have never even envisioned being in a survival situation. I think I'll tune in next week just to see how they try to keep the show interesting. It's probably going to be more about personality conflicts than survival tecniques. Ho-Hum.
     
  13. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe set in the future after all the guns have been banned and thrown in the ocean


    or maybe there is just no ammo
     
  14. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    I think some of you might be missing the point of the show a tad. Obviously they can't make it 100 percent real. Obviously they can't have people running around with loaded firearms, obviously they have to treat it as a "TV" show to a certain extent, because that's what it is.

    You guys are complaining because its not "real"? Because it seems contrived? I think it is as good (so far) as it can be, and a good insite into that type of scenerio. So far, its a heck of a lot better than most reality shows out right now, with a plot I can get into. Don't read too much into it guys, it is just a TV show!
     
  15. Kennedy

    Kennedy Beaverton Member

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    You make a valid point, I just had that this is totally scripted feeling. But then again Im not big into reality shows....other than the Deadliest Catch.
     
  16. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    they could give em paintball guns... :)

    I watched it and thought it was unrealistic but it did make one think about survival situations.

    In that Mad Max type of scenario violence will always prevail. Those who are not willing to use it to survive will fertilize the soil for those who do...
     
  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Who runs Barter-Town?! :D
     
  18. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Say loud! Master Blaster!
     
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    ajf1 beaverton Member

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    It appears to me that they might have screened the people of the show for more of peace loving people who have no ideal on how to set up a defence system. I guess that I will have to see how the show goes from here. Because if it where me and after the bikers drove through the place, I would have installed cables about 4 feet off of the ground to fix that from happening again. That might be why I was not selected to be on the show. PLus what a place to survive in it appears that a lot of the things that would be nice are placed there.
     
  20. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    YUP! That was just what I was thinking. They should have let at least one prep'er with a BOB on the show, would be interesting to just how well the gear they packed would hold up.