Discovery Channel to run viral pandemic survival show

July 15, 2009

The Discovery Channel is planning to broadcast its topical show called “The Colony” which, according to the channel, will be a controlled experiment to see what survivors of a global catastrophe require to survive and rebuild society.

This is very apt when we consider the growth of “Swine Flu”, especially as the world apparently has the worst to come this winter.

The Colony is due to be aired this autumn in the States.

It is going to be a sort of “Big Brother”, where volunteers from various backgrounds are isolated on the outskirts of Los Angeles for ten weeks.

During this time they will have to survive and at the same time create a society where all can live, but considering how these sorts of experiments have gone in the past, it should make for some interesting viewing, as long as it makes it to the UK.


Comments in chronological order (4 comments)

  1. Spencer says:

    I have been watching this show, and I must say that it is AWESOME!!! It has a bunch of action as well as a message of hope in the wake of disaster.

  2. Kaila says:

    I liked this show at first, but then realized how fake it is towards the end of the first season. The participants can’t come to real harm because then they could sue the show and no one else would participate. “Participants aren’t allowed to be harmed, but they’re not aware of this.”? Of course they are! Who wouldn’t be? You KNOW if it’s a tv show you’re not in any REAL trouble. Also: what was with Joey leaving the colony at the end of the first season? IT WASN’T REAL. YOU CAN’T REBUILD “YOUR” CITY. It got really stupid.

  3. Christine says:

    I dont get the point? Cant they just walk off at any moment if it gets too hard? What is in it for them?? Why do they stay??

  4. anonymous says:

    I love the series it’s very interesting.
    All of the show is an EXPERIMENT, they committed to it that’s why they stay on the show.They learn so many things that would never have the chance to learn otherwise, it’s so cool!

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