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Anyone watching The Ship on the History channel?(8 posts)

Anyone watching The Ship on the History channel?Sintesi
Oct 21, 2002 8:25 AM
I'm digging this show. It's the story of a bunch of Brits, Yanks, Aussies and N. Zealanders circumnavigating the globe in a replica of Robert Cook's 18th century ship recreating his famous voyage.

Some are experienced sailors, some historians, photographers and some regular folks. I like the Maori guy who sucks the eyes and brains out of any living thing they catch and he talks the captain into swallowing its still beating heart out of a fish which he says he could feel it thumping all the way down his esophagus.

I also like the happy-go-lucky Brit navy man who says he'll give his starboard testicle for a beer.

Good stuff.
Great show. A far better send upsn69
Oct 21, 2002 8:46 AM
of the concept of Reality TV. I far prefer watching real people work together as opposed to pretty/plastic fashion plates fighting over who gets to eat the rat on some fool island.

Also, the commentaries by the historians on the ship are intriguing, particularly those by the Aborriginal/Maori crewmembers.

I wonder, however.... Does the ship's captain get ritualistically eaten at the end of the series?

A little more info please....................................chopper
Oct 21, 2002 9:30 AM
When does it air? Is the series almost finished? I caught part of it a few days back and it did look pretty good.
I think it's all been shown but there are endless rerunsColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2002 10:19 AM
I saw the last episode and one of the middle episodes last week. I suppose it will be rerun for all eternity this being the history channel.
yeah cool show (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2002 10:16 AM
The Brits started the whole reality TV gig a while backNo_sprint
Oct 22, 2002 2:21 PM
They aired a show of a family living in the past. I don't remember the era but it was surely 18th or 19th century. The house was equipped like one back then would be. I don't remember it too well, however, I think the kids went to their normal school and Dad might have gone to his normal job. What I do remember was the wife was fully overloaded with keeping up the household, cleaning and cooking with no electricity, vacuum, dishwasher, running water, toilet, shower, etc. She was quite unhappy and I think they might not have made it for the planned time, however long that was.
I believe this show was the impetus for Survivor and then so on.No_sprint
Oct 22, 2002 2:23 PM
Ultimate reality show.Sintesi
Oct 23, 2002 4:50 AM
Missed that one. There is another British show (actually a series of films) called 7 Up, 14 Up, 21 Up, etc.... Their made by the director Michael Apted and basically what he's done is find 14 British kids back in 1964, interviewed them extensively and then reinterviews them every 7 years to see how their lives have changed. Some people ended up absolutely transformed. There's depression, affairs, divorces, growth, successes, contentedness. A whole gamut of life experiences. I think he's up to age 42 now.

It's pretty fascinating. Here's review of the latest one if anyone is interested.