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meades
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posted 13 April 2002 06:38 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Click!

quote:
Thailand has agreed to allow the reality
television show "Survivor" to film its next series
on a tropical island once used as a jail for
political prisoners.

Can we leave them there, this time? Please?

[ April 13, 2002: Message edited by: meades ]


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pogge
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posted 13 April 2002 07:17 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You've got my vote.
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DrConway
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posted 13 April 2002 08:02 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Who do I write to in regard to getting that show killed dead/
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sherpafish
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posted 13 April 2002 08:49 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You have to put it to vote at the tribal council.

I've never seen the show so it doesn't impact me. Can it realy be that evil or is it just dumb, like 90% of TV programming?


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nonsuch
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posted 13 April 2002 09:44 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The first time, it was awful but sort of intriguing (I watched maybe three episodes).
What's really evil is all the spinoffs, wannabe's and copycats.

Which early sf writer predicted mass entertainment where the game-show participants actually die? We're getting there.


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Trinitty
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posted 15 April 2002 12:01 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Japan did the deadly game show thing decades ago.

These shows are just gross. It's the most reptilian aspect of humanity... with mood lighting.

I thought that Popstars was worse, from the annoying, unending commericals I see. Do you feel really bad about yourself? Want to try and seek fufilment in to vapid arms of the entertainment industry? Want to be on TV while doing it? Try Popstars.

And what's with the "bachelor"? Anyone know anything about this? All I heard was one man, x-number of women, and only ONE GETS TO MARRY HIM! Excuse me while I vomit. I'm gonna look into that and throw it on the feminism forum.


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 15 April 2002 12:21 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Which early sf writer predicted mass entertainment where the game-show participants actually die? We're getting there.

Richard Connell wrote "The Most Dangerous Game".

Stephen King wrote "The Running Man".

I have a vague memory of Phillip K Dick tackling this topic.


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Chris Guenard
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posted 15 April 2002 06:09 PM      Profile for Chris Guenard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
what I'm most worried about with the emergence of these types of shows is the desensitization we get from it. It makes us more comfortable with the idea of being watched all the time. Perhaps I'm a little melo-dramatic in the orwellian conspiracies. Perhaps not.
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Trinitty
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posted 15 April 2002 06:11 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nah, I think your concern is perfectly valid.

Welcome to babble by the way.


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meades
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posted 15 April 2002 07:18 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Welcome to Babble, Chris!

To add to your comments, I also think it desensitizes us to backstabbing in the name of money. What a truly evil show, now that I think about it...


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audra trower williams
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posted 16 April 2002 11:55 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What about that weird Becoming show?
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Michelle
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posted 16 April 2002 04:06 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Which early sf writer predicted mass entertainment where the game-show participants actually die? We're getting there.

I was going to say The Running Man before MediaBoy beat me to it.

But the one that really, REALLY got to me more than that is "The Long Walk", also by Stephen King when he was writing as Richard Bachman. That's the one where teenage boys would have a "race" - only it was a days-long marathon walk where the kids would have to keep their speed above 4 mph, and if you fell below that speed 3 times within a certain time period (I think it was supposed to be an hour) you get machine-gunned down. Last kid not to be slaughtered wins.

Brr. That book creeped me out for years.


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Trinitty
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posted 16 April 2002 04:09 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Have to put that on my to-read list.

What's the becoming show audra?


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NDB
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posted 16 April 2002 04:12 PM      Profile for NDB     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's where they dress up some sap like their favourite pop star and then film them in a pseudo-video. They also get all sorts of sponsored crap.

I saw the Briney Spears episode, the girl was crying cause she got to be Britney for a day and stuff. I'm pretty sure she was in college too (as opposed to being a 15 year old in high school, right.). All in all, it made me sad.


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Chris Guenard
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posted 16 April 2002 06:44 PM      Profile for Chris Guenard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thank you for your welcome. I have seen this show 'Becoming' and it frightens me too. I can't imagine wanting to be like a celebrity. I see celebrities as two things:
1) Walking advertisments; they are 'glorious' celebrations of an over consumptive culture; and
2) Not one real person, but several, or many, people who work hard at making an image.

There are a few exceptions of course;


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