MEDIA: Over the edge TV

Robert J. Bradbury (
Fri, 8 Oct 1999 12:16:04 -0700 (PDT)

It looks like Ghollywood has gone over the edge. Slashdot had a pointer to this upcoming program from CBS.

Its about marooning 16 people on a deserted island, you get to play survival and the people who aren't playing well get self-voted off the island... The prize: $1 million!

This is simply over the edge! Imagine the scenarios... Since the island is in the South China Sea there is no law enforcement, you could arrange "accidents" for people you don't like. Do you play the game with alliances
(required for survival) or deceit and betrayal?
Or if we assume most of the applicants will be men, and you happened to be a woman who had enjoyed sex a lot...

But "Every moment of Survivor! is intended to be recorded 24-hours a day, 7 days a week." Will they have 16 film crews on the island or will some of the liasons & backstabbing go unobserved?

This show is going to be a must-see. They should call it "Extreme-Truman".