Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X - Premiere OAD 9/21/2016

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  1. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I don't know about everyone else, but I'm glad Survivor is back!

    The Millennials v Gen X concept is a bit weak, but the cast for both tribes seems to be fairly solid. As always, it'll be a couple weeks (at least) before I really get a handle on the names and personalities. Still, I'm hopeful for a fun season.

    The evacuation seemed a bit overblown until the tree came down on the shelter. I wonder if the island they're staying on is the same one seen in the overhead shots at the very beginning. It looked like just a tiny spit of rock in the middle of the ocean.

    Dalton has a Q&A with Jeff where he asks about the evac and what was done with the contestants for the duration. He also answers a couple questions about the twist and how it's passed along if the holder is voted out.

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/22/survivor-jeff-probst-premiere-millennials-gen-x-cyclone

    Dalton's blog - http://www.ew.com/recap/survivor-millennials-gen-x-season-33-premiere
     
  2. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    I'm glad it's back too.

    I'm kinda surprised and impressed that they were able to get that shot of the shelter falling over. It looked really scary out there.

    I kinda hate the premise though. They've done young vs old before and it was a really boring season. I hope this can be salvaged.

    I did like the idea behind the choices in the challenge.

    Really sucks for the person who has a bacterial infection in their eyes due to sand. I hope she heals soon and it doesn't cause her to go out.
     
  3. markz

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    I am gonna called David (from Gen X), Twitchy from here on out. He makes me nervous just watching him.
     
  4. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    It was funny that he was scared of absolutely everything, but he was pretty funny and accepting about it. Surprised they got him to put that stick bug on his arm.
     
  5. jlb

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    From Dalton Ross' Q&A with Probst:

     
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Thanks for that. I was actually wondering how they got that shot, if they conscripted some brave cameraman to remain on the beach or if they set up an unmanned camera. I could have sworn it looked like the camera was panning during the shot of the tree falling, so that's why I thought there must have been a cameraman, but I'll have to go back and watch it again.

    I'm glad they voted out Rachel instead of Dave. She just seemed very annoying, while he seems weak but nice and sincere. I hope he sticks around for a while and learns to be more comfortable with his surroundings.

    The "cool kids" on the Millenials tribe sure seem like they have no clue how to play the game. There are 10 people on your tribe, so you can't have the numbers if there are only 3 or 4 of you. Hopefully the rest of the tribe doesn't allow them to get away with that.
     
  7. InterMurph

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    This might be the magic of 4K video. The GoPro can record a 3,840 x 2,160 image. The editor can later select which portion of this image to include in the 1,920 x 1,080 broadcast.

    In its simplest form, this can be "just use the middle portion of the image in a static shot". But it could also mean "start on the left side of the screen, then slide over a few pixels on each subsequent frame." This will look like a slow pan from left to right.
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I wondered about that, but didn't realize they had GoPro models that capture 4K, so I figured if they had an HD image from a GoPro and "panned" digitally within the frame, the quality of that shot would be reduced. Your explanation of a 4K source makes more sense.
     
  9. hefe

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    I like the premise if the Millennials get beat. They need to get off my lawn. :p
     
  10. ElJay

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    I was happy to see a Millennial describe himself as an old man (Zeke, guy with the busy flower shirts). I feel the same way, though as a Gen Xer I'm a few years closer to 80 than he is.
     
  11. VegasVic

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    FYI, in Dalton's Q&A with Probst linked in the OP there is a spoiler about next weeks episode. Personally I don't watch previews so I didn't know that was going to happen next week.
     
  12. stellie93

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    That Dave guy is soooo skinny. If he lasts a while he'll waste away to nothing. He did seem nice, and looking for an idol on day one is hardly unusual. Someone or 2 or 3 always do.
     
  13. DevdogAZ

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    I liked the different choices that the teams were forced to make in this episode. First, the choices of hammer/pots and pans, and chickens/fishing gear. I think the Gen Xers made the right choices of pots and pans and fishing gear. I got the sense that the Millenials chose the chickens simply because the time was running out and there was no knot to untie to retrieve the chickens, whereas the fishing gear would have taken longer to untie. I also thought it was hilarious that all the Millenials were gathered around one thing watching someone do something, when the rest of them should have been gathering more stuff.

    As for the choices during the Immunity Challenge, that was brilliant. We'll never know if the Gen Xers made the wrong choice, or if they just had the wrong people doing the puzzle. It's possible that Dave/Rachel would have had the same poor showing with the 50-piece or 60-piece puzzle. But maybe if they had designated different people to do the puzzle from the start, the 70-piece puzzle could have been finished very quickly.

    I'm interested to see what happens with the Legacy Advantage. If the same person is able to keep it the entire time without anyone else knowing, that would ultimately be kind of boring. But if it gets passed through multiple people as they get voted out, then that could make things very interesting.
     
  14. Amnesia

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    The problem with the "Legacy Advantage" is that if it's too powerful an advantage, then it skews the game in a really bad way. And if it's too weak, then we'll be left wondering what the big deal was...
     
  15. Donbadabon

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    I agree. I wish Jeff hadn't interfered and brought that to their attention. I would've loved to have seen how long they would've actually stayed there as a group.
     
  16. madscientist

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    Well, since no one knows what the Legacy Advantage is until the end of the game, it almost doesn't matter what it really is. It's really more of a mind game. But I'm sure it'll be something worthwhile after all that time.

    Happy to see Survivor back! Although young vs. old isn't that exciting at least it's not egregious. However, I think challenges are going to be a big problem for the Gen Xers. The Millenials are younger and faster and just as smart. They may have issues with organization and game play (beach party rather than shelter building?!?! You've got 39 days on the beach there, folks...) but that won't hurt them much in challenges.
     
  17. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    My guess, and it's just a guess, is that the advantage will be the power to boot a jury member of their choice.
     
  18. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Wasn't that an advantage last year? Seems strange that they'd repeat, especially when making such a big deal of this advantage
     
  19. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    It was. I think they might repeat because it didn't suck as much as new twists sometimes do.
     
  20. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    What's really interesting is that this Legacy Advantage is really meant to be kept secret. If you tell anyone, they have a good reason to vote you out in hopes of getting the advantage for themselves.
     

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