The Colony – New Discovery Channel Series

By Christian Andrew

The Discovery Channel has a history of displaying topics that some would deem “conspiracy theory” such as weather modification & life extension technology but the new series The Colony is a reality show about how every day people can survive after a global crisis, Malthusian catastrophe (food reduction), natural disaster, war, holocaust, etc. Is this just a social experiment or is it propaganda suggesting “this is coming, get used to thinking in this manner because your government has plans and there is little you can do but mentally prepare.”

(Discovery) What would you do in the wake of a global catastrophe? How would you find food? Water? Shelter?

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.

The Colony Group

With no electricity from the grid, no running water and no communication with the outside world, all the volunteers have to work with are their skills and whatever tools and supplies they can scavenge from their surroundings.

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.

Over the course of the 10-week experiment, the Colonists must work together to build the necessities of survival, such as a water-filtration system, a battery bank that powered their electricity, a solar cooker, a shower system and a greenhouse – and even some niceties (a coffee maker!).

Tune in Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 10 p.m. ET/PT to see who thrives and who fails to survive

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