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Survivor Nicaragua--Old v. Young

 
 
Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2011 09:41 am
@Linkat,
I think you're right. I've read that Survivor spends about $6M per season, whereas it's not unusual for some scripted shows to spend $2M per episode.

When Survivor started the back-to-back shows in the same location, it was probably even cheaper and they still bring in millions from advertisers.

OT...The Amazing Race has said they spend around $2M on air travel alone each season.
Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2011 11:41 am
@Irishk,
Irishk wrote:
The Amazing Race has said they spend around $2M on air travel alone each season.

Wow, it's that much,huh? I figured it would be a lot, but not that much. this doesn't even factor in such stuff as hotels and meals for all, and cabs, etc.

Per my previous post, any guesses as to how much staff Survivor has on location behind-the-scenes? Cameramen and sound alone must be a few, plus relief.
Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2011 11:53 am
@Reyn,
I remember seeing a 'behind-the-scenes' thing once for Survivor. It was interesting...the crew's interviews on their living arrangements and stuff. As I recall, there was also a film showing 'a day in the life' of the crew members, along with hired locals, building various sets -- like Tribal Council, etc.

I'll see if I can find it.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2011 12:01 pm
@Reyn,
Not the one I was remembering...but here's a behind-the-scenes from when they did Survivor: China. They needed a crew of about 400 for that one.

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/video-behind-scenes-of-survivor-china-with-jeff-probst-part-1-5755.php
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Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2011 12:08 pm
Interview with the 'Dream Teamers' in China...

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/video-behind-scenes-of-survivor-china-with-jeff-probst-part-2-5784.php
Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2011 02:55 pm
@Irishk,
K, thanks so much for posting those links! They were great!

Jeff mentioned that for that season, there were about 400 staff on site. Wow, I wouldn't have imagined that there were that many. Shocked
Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2011 03:41 pm
@Reyn,
I remember that they were really isolated on the filming location during Survivor: Gabon. The jury members had to spend the night at the base camp once they were voted out and then be choppered to a resort set up as the Ponderosa miles and miles away the next day. There weren't even any roads leading away from base camp. The unusual wildlife in that season was outstanding, though. I think that was the season where a camera man suffered so many leech bites when setting up a water sequence that he passed out from the loss of blood.
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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2011 03:45 pm
I wonder if the irony of the title of this thread, Survivor Nicaragua--Old v. Young has occurred to anyone.
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caribou
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2011 05:49 pm
Sorry, I disappeared again.
*waves to Roberta!*
I have an amusing story that you other survivor fanatics might appreciate. I was browsing Facebook, and saw that one of my very ancient distant friends was tagged in a Survivor party photo. When I went to check out the pictures, there were real Survivors there. It took me awhile, but it finally dawned on me that this distant friend, is married to Kristina, the contestant that Rob got rid of quickly in the beginning because she found the idol and was gunning for Rob. Freaky!
So forget the 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon! I'm 3 degrees from Boston Rob!
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jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 06:34 pm
Survivor starts tomorrow night, the only reality TV show I like!
Irishk
 
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 06:46 pm
@jcboy,
Thumbs up Smile
jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 07:34 pm
@Irishk,
Yeah I can't wait! love this show! Smile
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Reyn
 
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 08:46 pm
@jcboy,
jcboy wrote:

Survivor starts tomorrow night, the only reality TV show I like!

Yup, it's on my radar, too!

Although, I do really like The Amazing Race as well.

K, any thoughts? Wink
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 14 Sep, 2011 07:40 am
@Reyn,
And coach is back...
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Reyn
 
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Reply Wed 14 Sep, 2011 12:42 pm
Should we start a new thread for the new season, or...?
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 14 Sep, 2011 01:44 pm
@Reyn,
Yes! Please do - maybe something with Dragon Slayer in the title.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 14 Sep, 2011 04:39 pm
@Reyn,
I use to watch it once in a while, just never got into it like Survivor.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 15 Sep, 2011 05:46 pm
So what did you think about survivor last night? I thought it was pretty good. And I was glad what’s her name was voted off instead of the nerdy guy, he’s a character and should make it entertaining.
Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 15 Sep, 2011 06:07 pm
@jcboy,
Hi JC!

A new thread for the new season has been started. Please click the link below.

http://able2know.org/topic/177426-1#post-4730867
jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 15 Sep, 2011 06:13 pm
@Reyn,
Thanks Reyn! Smile I'll be watching it every week, or at least DVR it!
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