The Colony is a unique reality-hybrid that challenges 24 people, with a wide variety of backgrounds and skills, to rebuild their own civilization in a post-apocalyptic world created for them.
The first thing a TV critic notices watching the post-apocalyptic-scenario reality show The Colony (debuts tonight on Discovery) is how little use there is for TV criticism in a postapocalyptic scenario. The series, which throws together 10 people to survive holed up in a warehouse after a simulated epidemic has destroyed civilization, chooses a group of people whose skills and knowledge would have special use in this Road Warrior world. There are engineers, a nurse, a machinist, a handyman, a doctor.
The rest of us? Well, our soft, little-used muscles would probably make tender eating.
- Directors:Discovery Channel
- Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 2
- Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Studio: Discovery – Gaiam
- DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010
- Run Time: 430 minutes