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Thread: Probst: 'Palau' is a different 'Survivor' ****May be spoilers

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawg


    What do you think ?

    I think by episode two there will be a thread that says "This is the worst season EVER, I am not watching anymore".


    Because ... that has happened every season since the second one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eny
    The producers also kept the players off balance right out of the gate by not providing the them with any information or tools whatsoever to begin the game. The ‘Palau’ players didn’t even know if they were one tribe or not.

    “This time, I literally show up and say…There’s your beach. Have a good time,” Probst stated. “The players began wondering…Do I start making alliances now or will that maybe bite me in the ass? Should I not say anything at this moment? Do we build a shelter? Are we staying here? There is no name on the flag. It just says ‘Survivor Palau’.”
    They did this in the Danish survivor 3. They build a shelter and the next day they were gathered and split into tribes. Immidiatly following that they had an award challenge, where the winners could chose if they wanted to go back to the beach with the shelter or if they wanted to go to a new beach. Ofcourse, the winners chose the beach with the shelter already built. The other tribe rallied well, though, and ended up controlling the whole end-game.

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    I wonder if they know the last two not picked will be eliminated before they start the picking process. Anybody want to venture a guess as to who the first two headed to loser lounge will be?
    "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." – B. Russell

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    I am assuming that since they are dropped off with no instructions that by the time it gets to the pick 'em game at least they will have had the chance to talk a little and hopefully get to know who will be helpful.

    Gah, I would hate to be standing there waiting to be picked.

    Also... I guess they'll have a competition to see who the pickers are. That would be an important one to win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerfley
    I wonder if they know the last two not picked will be eliminated before they start the picking process. Anybody want to venture a guess as to who the first two headed to loser lounge will be?
    That's what I wondered. It said the last two not picked are sent home immediately, but as the pickers are picking, are they aware that the last two standing are going home? Or will it be they get picked, but are then told of their unfortuante fate. My guess is Wanda may be one of the first to go. I don't know if they'll make it so it's one guy and one girl, or if it doesn't matter if it's two girls that go or two guys.

    Here's something else I didn't understand:

    Probst said that confusing start doesn’t sound like a whole lot but it “pays off” in the first few days and Day 33 because the producers put into the players’ heads that ‘Palau’ is a slightly different game.
    Does this mean something that happens in the start of the game effects the players still around on day 33? Or is it the game just keeps the contestants on their toes with all the twists and turns until then?

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    This post has made me want to watch this seasons Survivor. I was going to jump ship and let Survivor take (what I thought) was it's final ride on CBS, but reading this post has actually made me change my mind. I might even give up The O.C. for it (a.k.a. set my VCR to tape the OC instead of watching it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali
    I am assuming that since they are dropped off with no instructions that by the time it gets to the pick 'em game at least they will have had the chance to talk a little and hopefully get to know who will be helpful.

    Gah, I would hate to be standing there waiting to be picked.

    Also... I guess they'll have a competition to see who the pickers are. That would be an important one to win.
    Since this thread said there may be spoilers, one thing I have read is the possibility of a "chain pick". That is the first person picks the second, the second picks the third and so on until there are 2 left ... and those two go directly to losers lodge. That is, if they ever find their way, because JP and MB have stated that two people don't even make it to IC, and they've did a lot of promos about "LOST FOR REAL".
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    Quote Originally Posted by dawg
    Since this thread said there may be spoilers, one thing I have read is the possibility of a "chain pick". That is the first person picks the second, the second picks the third and so on until there are 2 left ... and those two go directly to losers lodge. That is, if they ever find their way, because JP and MB have stated that two people don't even make it to IC, and they've did a lot of promos about "LOST FOR REAL".
    So the thing that was confusing me, the two people he's talking about, are they the people that don't get picked? Or contestants that some how get separated from the group and really get lost (which I can't figure out how that would happen).

    Thursday can't get here fast enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karalott
    So the thing that was confusing me, the two people he's talking about, are they the people that don't get picked? Or contestants that some how get separated from the group and really get lost (which I can't figure out how that would happen).

    Thursday can't get here fast enough.

    3 more sleeps.

    I think he is being intentionally misleading ... could be either. They are basically told ... "there's the boat ... there's the island ... see ya tommorow ".

    My guess is they are given instructions on how to get to the IC site, and 2 get lost. But it may only be that they all feel lost the first day because they are given no instructions. All 20 show up for the IC, but are told they will divide into tribes of 9 each. 2 don't even get to participate in the IC. Maybe ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eny
    To the delight of the producers, strengthening the challenges made things difficult for the tribes to immediately target the athletic players as they had in the past. A problem which had haunted the series as a whole and ultimately doomed ‘Survivor: Vanuatu’.
    “The message that they (the players) are going to find out is if you vote out your strong simply because they are strong…go ahead…but odds are, you will back at Tribal Council,” said Probst revealing that there is a major “cat fight” at one of the challenges early on.

    The producers also kept the players off balance right out of the gate by not providing the them with any information or tools whatsoever to begin the game. The ‘Palau’ players didn’t even know if they were one tribe or not.

    Viewers will see that difference for themselves when the first two ‘Survivor Palau’ contestants get booted. They don’t get kicked the traditional way at Tribal Council. They are victims of a tribal pick ‘em. Two players aren’t selected to be on a tribe and therefore must leave the game immediately.

    “You may not even pick up on it but it started filtering in and we started making it an element to some challenges, some situations and some decisions. The thinking was…Let’s every time we can let them make a choice and it ends up having an impact,” said Probst.

    While the producers did use the Second World War heritage of the ‘Palau’ area as a backdrop, Probst maintains they didn’t exploit it. The Tribal Council area is in a bunker-like set and there may be some military themes to the challenges but the producers viewed ‘Palau’ as a living monument to the conflict.
    Wow! Sounds like it could get wicked right at the get go!
    I wait eagerly for every new season of Survivor. While, I've definitely like some seasons more than others, I haven't tired of it yet.
    It will be fun to take these insights by Jeff and see what we can pick up on during the season.

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