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The Colony: Season 1 DVD

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The Colony Season 1 DVD takes a group of ten volunteers and places them in a world created by experts in engineering, psychology, and homeland security where a faux global catastrophe has occurred and they are the survivors. Watch as these strangers ban together to create a new society while struggling without any modern conveniences. The Colony Season One DVD takes a close look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of what might happen in a new world order.

The Colony Season 1 DVD asks, what would you do in the wake of a global catastrophe? How would you find food, water or shelter? The Colony is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild under these circumstances. In the Colony Season One DVD, for ten weeks, a group of ten volunteers, whose backgrounds and expertise represent a cross-section of modern society, are isolated in an urban environment outside of Los Angeles with no electricity from the grid, no running water, and no communication with the outside world: Tasked with creating a livable society, all they have to work with are their skills and whatever tools and supplies they can scavenge from their surroundings. The Colony videos are set in a world designed by experts from the fields of homeland security, engineering and psychology 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 ten-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, a greenhouse and even some niceties (a coffee maker!).

Shop for the Colony Season 1 DVD set and discovery if humanity can survive a global catastrophe and begin again.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 430 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Discovery Channel
  • DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010
  • Genre: TV Series

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69 Reviews
4.8

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Discovery ChannelThe Colony: Season 1 DVD
 
4.8

(based on 69 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (63)
  • Informative (62)
  • Original (58)
  • Entertaining (53)
  • High production value (24)

Cons

  • Not what I expected (3)

Best Uses

  • At home (52)
  • Adult viewers (44)
  • Perfect gift (32)
  • Younger viewers (26)
  • Travel (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (33), Movie buff (15), Avid moviegoer (14)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome show both seasons!

By Huntress

from Canada

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Informative
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about this product:

      My whole family enjoyed both seasons.. very action packed and thought provoking.

       
      5.0

      Great Show

      By George

      from Cairo, WV

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

      • Questions re some points

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      Felt that this production was very useful and informative and certainly entertaining. Very compelling. I just had a few questions regarding whether or not this was a real experiment or an acted production.

       
      4.0

      Great gift!

      By Ben

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        I got this as a gift for a friend who is obsessed with the show. I also got to enjoy it.

         
        5.0

        Smart

        By Canada804

        from VA

        About Me Avid Moviegoer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Informative

        Cons

        • "Controlled" Experiment

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        Very informative, the experiment forces the participants to think outside of the box. I was AMAZED at what was created and the ingenuity of some of the characters.

         
        4.0

        Real TV

        By Preacherman

        from Canada

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift

          Comments about this product:

          I hate reality TV shows like Survivor. There is nothing real about them at all. This is probably the closest thing we will see to what would happen in a global disaster and as such was very informative. The characters were well chosen and the "stuff" they did and invented to survive were helpful and interesting.

           
          5.0

          Really Interesting

          By someoneeeeeee

          from Forks, Washington

          About Me Avid Moviegoer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about this product:

              I really like this show, because it shows how people might survive and rebuild in a post-apocalyptic world. The only things I didn't like were the scenes with mobs attacking them, there is not really a way to safely replicate what would happen in that situation so it came off as wierd, and also, the viral outbreak wasn't presented well. Im really upset that they took it off t.v. Why? But it was pretty cool.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Colony in Post-Apocalyptic Los Angeles

              By Dave the Big Dog

              from Eastern New Mexico

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Emersive Environment
              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Excelent Production
              • Informative
              • Original
              • Shows Human Innovation
              • Shows Imaginative results

              Cons

              • Constraints Limit Realism
              • Not What I Expected
              • Some Implausible Events

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Concept Starting Point
              • Provoke Discussion
              • Provoke thought
              • Special Needs
              • Younger Veiwers with PG

              Comments about this product:

              Let's start with what is unrealistic and most often mentioned. In a real post apocalyptic setting people will die and very little is handed to you for free. This affects The Colony because of the legal constraints the colonist could not use or be the victim of armed violence or true lethal force, which affects the realism of the situation. Plus a gold mine like that warehouse is less likely the longer the situation continues.

              Now for what was good in this brand new concept. The colonist were pushed to the breaking point emotionally and showed true human spirit to overcome. The program also showcased a diverse group's ingenuity, as the colonist overcome obstacles in the social experiment. From an academic standpoint, the science and common sense used in this show is a very instructive. However younger viewers SHOULD NOT watch this without Parental or Adult Guidance. There are concepts, situations, and use of science that should be thoroughly discussed to discourage trying things they see at home.

              While there are situations that would not happen or be resolved in the way it happened on the show, it is possible to suspend your disbelief and immerse yourself in the environment. Then you come away with the question "what would I do if I was there?" Which is what a good program will do, make you think what you would do and talking to the colonist telling them what they are doing wrong.

              This DVD is well worth the money I paid and I encourage you to get it if you saw any of the episodes and liked the show. The bonus features add an extra dimension to the experience. And you can only describe The Colony as an experience.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can't wait for season 29

              By Vern

              from Florence,Ma

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • I Love It
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

              • Not enough extra clips

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Perfect Gift
              • Travel
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              The Colony is one of my top 5 tv shows. Whith a real armagedon aproaching us, We need to be informed on how to survive. We will get no help from the goverment, so Discovery has stepped in to fill the void. That being said. You will learn lots of cool survival senerios, and a look into the human mind with this show. You will learn lots of technical and building skills also. Watch "The Colony" so you to can be prepaired for the end.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Show was good, DVD needed work

              By Quest

              from Ontario canada

              About Me Avid Moviegoer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • In The Car
                • Perfect Gift
                • Travel

                Comments about this product:

                I watched this show on Discovery Canada about seven months after it aired in the U.S. Not happy about that delay, but happy when I finally got to see it. I ordered the DVD immediately afterward. Got it and watched it. Don't get me wrong, I love this show, and my wife and I have watched it 8 or 9 times all the way through. I'm just not happy that the show was still censored on the DVD. Still getting season 2 when it comes out though.

                 
                5.0

                Colony Season1

                By Big Dog

                from Florence, Ma

                About Me Casual Viewer

                Pros

                • Best show I ever watched
                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Exciting
                • Fricking Awesome
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • I Love The Colony
                • Informative
                • Most Informative Show
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Even good as a door stop
                  • In The Car
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Special Needs
                  • Travel
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  I do not like to many show's and I have never purchased a DVD of a show that I've already seen on TV. Even after watching this show Once on the Discovery Channel and once on Discovery on Demand I had to purchase this DVD. Between the Psychological toll put on these people (which was great drama for me just their) but the innovative ness of some of the characters this show is a must. The downfall of this really awesome series is there definitely could have been a lot more character interaction scenes. In my opinion this is by far the best show and series I have ever watched. This is "TRUE" reality TV (not some guy running around with a crown on his head, and big clocks around his neck trying to date a bunch of gold diggers!) Everyone that I have loaned my Colony DVD to has loved this show. Discovery channel gets one right here for sure!!! I could go on an on. Like any show that comes out their could be improvements, but you adjust as you go on, just like the people in the Colony show. Adapt, adapt, adapt!!! I'm just waiting for Armageddon BABY!!! Just kidding. I DEEM this show to be the crown jewel of the Discovery channel, and when they take it off the air I will have to go live in the woods and recreate my own colony. I know, I know I wrote some overkill statements, I'm just being funny. but this show is a excellent show, and a much watch for everyone of all ages. The people used in the experiments on all seasons wether you liked them or no ought to be commended for their patients, even those who lost theirs a few times, this look like one stressful party. I personally liked every character. ( For what they brought to the show) As you all could see I could write a book on this show so I will stop now. As Amber from season to would say ( or at least I think she would) Peace out Suckas!!! P.S. Hey Discovery, If you ever want a funny and crazy guy to participate in a series of the Colony, Discovery pleas look me up, I'm down for building a few projects, and scrapping with a few Nut jobs. Yeah Babbbyy!!!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  SEASON ONE, BUY FAR THE BEST

                  By GRIFFIN'S GRANNY

                  from SUN VALLEY, CA

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Informative
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Perfect Gift

                    Comments about this product:

                    STARTED WATCHING CURRENT SEASON (2), ENJOYED IT SO MUCH, FELT WE REALLY WANTED TO SEE THE FIRST SEASON.

                    THE CONCEPT OF THE COLONY WAS FANTASTIC, BECAUSE IT REALLY COULD HAPPEN, FOUND MYSELF WONDERING HOW I WOULD FAIR IN THE SAME SITUATION.

                    I ONLY WISH THEY WOULD HAVE HAD MORE INTERVIEWS AFTER THE EXPERIMENT WAS OVER.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Disturbing and Compelling!

                    By BettyBoop

                    from Tempe. Az

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • High Production Value
                    • Informative
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      1)Ideas for survival.
                      2)Thinking outside the box when the world is no longer functional.
                      3)Building cooperation among various peoples.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great!

                      By Nick

                      from Kentucky

                      About Me Movie Buff

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • High Production Value
                      • Informative
                      • Original

                      Cons

                      • Location
                      • Realism

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • In The Car
                      • Perfect Gift
                      • Travel

                      Comments about this product:

                      Love the series! I really hope it keeps going. Maybe more remote locations in the future and more real people. Other than that, It's the best show on TV.

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The Colony: First Season

                      By Michael

                      from Pinehurst, NC

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Informative
                      • Original

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • Special Needs
                        • Travel
                        • Younger Viewers

                        Comments about this product:

                        Learning how to survive a global catastrophe is a main key to help our humans live, survive, and defend themselves. I read the survival guide books, Max Brooks' "Zombie Survival Guide", "How to survive anyplace and anytime", and others. What if the possible Third World War, Zombie Invasion, Doomsday (Asteroid Impact), 2012, and other global disasters happen. When I was a middle to high school student, I have experienced in camping and hiking. I like to learn more about The Colony.

                        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Interesting...until you think about it

                        By Spanky

                        from Riverside, CA

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining

                        Cons

                        • Disappointing
                        • Unoriginal

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        Okay, I love the idea, but there is absolutely no way to execute this for real. These guys were in LA, and even if you section off the area they were in, you still would have planes flying overhead. And I don't know how the show did it (unless it was completely fake), but they would have had a lot more communication on the AM frequency than they got in show. They were (apparently) very near a freeway. They surely could have heard the noise of the daily commute.

                        This and the show basically broke down into MacGyver. About the only surviving they really dealt with was getting water and food. The rest of the time they were inventing things. Why not just make a show about how to make stuff with limited resources?

                        Lets take a bunch of average folks (not enginers or even construction workers) and put them in some secluded place where there is absolutely NO contact with civilization and see what happens. Of course we couldn't do that because the outcome would either be they all died, or they would form some sort of brutal dictatorship. I'm probably wrong about that, but I think things would be much more interesting and much different if they went this route (and obviously I wouldn't want anyone to die for a reality show).

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Fantastic

                        By Anthony

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Informative
                        • Original

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home

                          Comments about this product:

                          Couldn't stop watching this gripping series. The learning experience that it gives you is vast and profound. It makes you wonder what would happen of you were put into their shoes.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          An inner city survival story

                          By Southern Survivor

                          from Houston,tx

                          About Me Movie Buff

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Informative
                          • Original

                          Cons

                          • Not real enough

                          Best Uses

                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home
                          • Younger Viewers

                          Comments about this product:

                          I loved the colony it very well simulated. What would happen if a global disaster struck. Their scenario is of a virus outbreak...but they didn't do a good job of making it seem like anyone was worried about getting sick. What it did show was that people becoming a family and working together and sticking together in an awful situation. I don't think it was hard enough, but at the same time I don't think you would want to show on TV what would really happen in this siutation. People quickly lose their humanity and compassion in crisis siutation. In the end they made it out I would have loved to see part after which was on the dvd when they got into their hotel rooms and readjusted to reality. I think they could have dedicated a whole hour to the readjustment to life.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love this show!

                          By Mac

                          from fairfield, ca

                          About Me Casual Viewer

                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • High Production Value
                          • Informative
                          • Original

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about this product:

                              I love this show.

                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Interesting concept

                              By Rick

                              from Dayton, OH

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Original

                              Cons

                              • Lousy rules of engagement

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              How many random groups of people would include an engineer that could devise the fuel and solar panel and other things this group did? I doubt if the average convenience store clerk, clerical office worker or fast food person or security guard would have been as successful. Otherwise, an interesting concept. Rules of engagement against hostiles were stupid. Certainly weapons are going to be much more useful and required in a survival situation.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              THE COLONY-SEASON ONE

                              By SeaLawyer

                              from Springdale, Arkansas

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • High Production Value
                              • Informative

                              Cons

                              • Poor Visual Effects

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • Perfect Gift
                              • Younger Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              I was disappointed for the simple reason that due to the length of time all those people were together i do not believe the dvd showed enought of the day-to-day interection between the people. The concept was excellent but the dvd (due to editing) did not show what was happening between the people in the show. There were many scenes which were cut to the point to where as a viewer i was thinking "i wish they would of showed more of that. The people selected for the most part were right on the money. I am a big fan of The Colony but after watching it it left me wishing they could of shown more of the interection between the people to give a better overview of how life would be in an emergency.

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