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Discovery Channel to Run Viral Pandemic Survival Show

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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Discovery Communications, the mega-entertainment corporation, will air a show at the end of this month called “The Colony.” According to the Discovery Channel website, the show “is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild” after a global catastrophe, specifically a worldwide viral pandemic scheduled to strike this autumn.

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“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,” a description of the show explains. “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” (emphasis added).

Cordoned off in a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the “volunteers” attempt to build a generator and a collection of communication devices, focus on building weapons and fortifying the warehouse, deal with a truckload of gun-toting traders, and fend off thieves and “a motorcycle-riding thug.”

On the surface, the show appears to be an updated version of the dystopian film Mad Max. However, The Colony is billed as not merely post-apocalyptic fiction — after all, the Discovery network is primarily focused on “reality-based” television themes — but is rather a slick propaganda effort.

On Monday, the H1N1 influenza virus was compared to the virus that caused the 1918 flu pandemic. The so-called Spanish flu killed 50 million to 100 million people worldwide, or 3% to 6% of the entire global population.

The H1N1 virus has killed less than 500 people. Regardless, on June 11, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. “The world is moving into the early days of its first influenza pandemic in the 21st century,” declared Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO director.




posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:44 AM
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'' On the surface, the show appears to be an updated version of the dystopian film Mad Max. However, The Colony is billed as not merely post-apocalyptic fiction — after all, the Discovery network is primarily focused on “reality-based” television themes — but is rather a slick propaganda effort.

On Monday, the H1N1 influenza virus was compared to the virus that caused the 1918 flu pandemic. The so-called Spanish flu killed 50 million to 100 million people worldwide, or 3% to 6% of the entire global population. ''

What you guys think ? Precurser for the fall ??



posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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It's all nonsense anyway,

"focus on building weapons and fortifying the warehouse, deal with a truckload of gun-toting traders, and fend off thieves and “a motorcycle-riding thug.”

urrrrm

How does one actually do that and simulate the conditions if you can not kill the thugs?

I mean, not like I ever wish to be in that scenario... but the gun toting traders, there's a way i'd deal with them and it would largely involve keeping their stuff... and not them..

Particularly the "Thug"

This seems pretty silly to me, there is no way to "act out" this kind of violent scenario...



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