Hi All. I've been a silent lurker for a while now and reading these threads really adds to my enjoyment of watching the show. I thought I'd finally join the forum so i can participate once in a while.
I just want to share my thoughts on last episode's 'Big Twist'. Wow. It was really a doozy!
It reminded me however, of an idea that I've had for my own 'Big Twist'.. I cooked this up maybe two seasons ago and I was thinking it would be really cool if MB can do it...
I was wondering if i can share it with you guys and let me have your thoughts on it..
Okay.. so I'm thinking of another round of survivor.. i imagined it to be on an island, very much like the one they are on now, as a matter of fact. The players finally reach The Merge. The newly merged tribe then probably use the spare time to plot and scheme, preparing for individual immunity. They even go through Individual Reward challenge. Then, come IC day, everyone thinking of being the the first to have Individual Immunity... Jeff suddenly beckons ANOTHER tribe in. Both tribes are shocked. Its like meeting someone from a parallel universe.
You see, all along, there have been TWO pairs of tribes, a pair on their own island. These tribes did not know of each other's exsitence.. as far as each pair was concerned, they were the *only* ones vying for the million dollar challenge. Now, what was once four tribes are down to TWO merged tribes. Now, instead of seeing their newly merged teammates as competition, they *really* must act as teammates to survive.
And finally, after everyone's shock has died down, Jeff gives the clincher: Since there were two sets of Survivors, and each set was promised $1 million, now that they are competing with each other, the pot will now be TWO MILLION DOLLARS. (Lord knows MB and the show can afford it)
Next Episode: the opening credits will be a new one, incorporating either all 32 survivors, or maybe just the newly merged survivors. But the point is we will be seeing names, photos and footages of players we havent seen before.
HOW TO MAKE IT WORK: This is a tough one and a logistical nightmare. The show may need double the crew and cameramen. Jeff has to work double time, scheduling RC, IC and TCs around each other. The biggest problem would be keeping the secret out of the Public. People who knew their friends was on Survivor might wonder why the hell they arent seeing them on TV. Btw, MB and the producers have to choose which among the two sets of survivors they filmed will be the 'featured' teams on TV. The others will be relegated as the 'alternate universe counterparts'. However, they can opt to show these other tribes' episodes later on after the season ends, or include it on a DVD special, release em on the internet or whatever.
So. thats it, that's my Big Idea.
Any thoughts, comments?
P.S. I just realized, as excited as i am about this idea of mine which i say i've had for the past 2 seasons, it may be that someone out there have thought of something similar or even the exact same thing. It may also be that this idea has been discussed on threads previously that i am not aware of. If this is the case, i hope no one thinks i am plagarizing or stealing other people's ideas. It's just that watching last week's episode with the 'Lost Tribe' has such a 'WOW' impact on me, that i got reminded of this idea I had. Now I'm thinking if MB is 'crazy' enough to that, would this idea i have be any crazier?
Thanks for reading!
Spez the newbie