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Let's take our fixation on reality television, and the Gladiatorial games approach and mix 'em together.
Rather than doing a Survivor show where contestants are competing in mild mazes and simple situations, let's really put them into a survival situation.
16 Contestants are dropped, individually
into a wild area (e.g. Banf park in Canada), each approximately 10 miles from the other. No one knows where anyone else is.
They have to get back to a designated point by whatever means possible. No rules, no laws. First one there wins the pot of gold.
Cameramen follow with the same rules that nature shows use - Observe only. Do not interfere. Provide the camera teams with defenders as well.
Now THAT would be reality TV!!
Apart from the amoral activity implied in the idea. [calum, Jan 20 2002]
||I have no fixation on pseudo-reality TV. TV producers like their budgets to be as low as possible, so this 'reality TV' would be too expensive to produce.
||That's Banff (sp). However Banff is way too commerical now...all they would have to do is follow the tourists.
Survivor does need to be in a colder climate though. Wilds of Saskatchewan perhaps.
||Should be set somewhere like Baffin Island, where it's good and cold.
||How about a survivor show where the contestants have to watch re runs of previous shows. The first one to survive watching re run in its entirety wins!
||I thought you said "extreme" survivor. Toss in a grizzly bear or two and then you'd have EXTREME SURVIVOR.