9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1743 times:
A group of starry-eyed contestants are being trained to become cosmonauts at a Russian space station. They're being sent up all right, but not quite in the way they think. In reality, they were flown around for hours in the middle of the night before landing back in the UK. They are actually in a disused air force base somewhere in Britain.
Eventually, four of them will board a purpose-built shuttle for a supposed five-day space flight. You might recognise the cockpit from such films as Space Cowboys, Armageddon and Deep Impact. But will they?
They can look out of the window at the beauty of the cosmos, thanks to the wonders of high definition TV.
Over the next 10 days there is every chance that this expensive mission will backfire.
BDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 16 Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1656 times:
I think it's great! Eventually someone has come up with an idea to show these extroverted, self-opinionated, self-important, up their own arse, wannabes for what they actually are on these reality shows!
Way to go Channel 4, the tables have turned, and I personally hope there'll be wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst the "contestants" (please see more detailed description above).
I can't wait to see their faces.....
Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 29 Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1627 times:
Is the show being recorded live, or has all the recording been done? Only All the press quotes I've seen manage to convey the impression that they are yet to start training/flying, but also manage to imply they have. Also, I suspect the contestants would have noticed the posters in bus shelters that have appeared recently.
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Amy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 9 Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 14): Is the show being recorded live, or has all the recording been done? Only All the press quotes I've seen manage to convey the impression that they are yet to start training/flying, but also manage to imply they have. Also, I suspect the contestants would have noticed the posters in bus shelters that have appeared recently.
I'm sure the posters were put up after the contestants were taken to 'Russia' (or Ipswitch), they aren't that stupid. I guess it's pre-recorded by a few weeks.
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6182 posts, RR: 11 Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 12): I think it's great! Eventually someone has come up with an idea to show these extroverted, self-opinionated, self-important, up their own arse, wannabes for what they actually are on these reality shows!
The difference with the one you mentioned above however, is that the six contestants were probably hoping at some stage to get into bed with this "sexy lady" and show off some of their male prowess in an intimate (read naked) fashion! A little too far in my opinion!
Bruised egos are a lot less personal than being led to believe that you're going to be in line for shagging this "girl" if you win, only to get between the satin sheets in the love nest to discover that you've got an uninvited guest!
But then again, similar principals apply. Who in their right mind needs to go on TV to compete for the attentions of a sultry brunette with five other half-wits? I'll tell you, greedy, egotistic maniacs who in the real world couldn't chat up a girl in the car without falling off their chair. In other words, because it'll be impossible in real life, the only way to achieve it, is if it's part of a game-show on TV, and the fact that is is on TV just plays up to their own self-worship because they get to be "famous" at the same time.
Similarly, who really thinks that they're going to be picked off the street, voted through to the next round by the public (or whatever), and then go on a short training course to be a f#@king astronaut. Have these people never seen Discovery Channel, or Blue Peter for that matter. Grow up, get over yourselves and get a life!
PS. I fancied Miriam as well! (But don't tell anyone!)
Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 55 Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1530 times:
Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 18): Today on the radio they were discussing the programme and one thing that sticks out is that all the signs around the camp are brand new which obviously would not be the case in a real training camp.
They said on tonight's show that it was a new facility set up by a Russian Billionaire, kind of along the lines of a Virgin Galactic space tourism facility, so that would cover the new bit I guess.
I was wondering about plug sockets etc, but on the E4 show they said that even those have been changed to "Russian" ones.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 54 Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
This concept reminds me a bit of the show that was on the WB a while back called something like "American Superstar" which was spoofing American Idol...they found the worst singers possible (who also were extremely gullible), and made them think they were really good...also a hilarious show...
I'd also love to see this Space Cadets show...definitely seems like a great laugh!
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Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3597 posts, RR: 21 Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1502 times:
Wow! This sounds great and utter entertainment.
Here in Japan. Our reality shows are just ... not shocking, and not mean.
1) One month for 10,000 yen. Four TV personalities (regular people are never shown on TV shows) are give 10,000 yen ($95 US). They must use it to pay for gas, water, electricity and food. The one with the most remaining cash at the end of the show wins a big cash pot. (Yes well paid TV personalities vie to win money.) The show basically has them cooking inexpensive but fancy meals. Average meal is around 64 yen ($.60 US)
2) Ainori (Love bus). This has a huge following and used regular people. They don't win money but look for love. Ages 19 through 30 can apply. The show has members travel all over the world. They learn about cultures, language and food. They must keep a diary at all times. Members eventually start to fall in love with other members. BUT NO SEX, NO KISSING and NO Holding hands until someone confesses. When a person confesses their love, they give them a ticket to return to Japan. The receiver of the ticket then has till the next morning to decide. If they say yes, the couple kisses and go home to Japan together. If they say no, the confessor has to return alone, while the other stays. The departing member is now replaced. After 5 years, there have been close to 100 members. Some of the earliest ones that returned together have gotten married and have children. (Great products and has a charity for building schools in Africa and paying for medicine in the Ukraine...Chernobyl victims.)
These are tame. I like his Space Cadet thing entertaining and uses stupid people.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!