Editors Notes ? Last night I watched Siberia a new reality survivor type show on Comcast On Demand. The show opener had 16 men & women competing for a $500,000 prize for the last person holding out in the remote area of Siberia known as |Tunguska. If you know your history Tunguska is the area where in 1908 a asteroid exploded in the atmosphere destroying over 2500 square miles of forest.
Now these folks all with only the clothes on their backs are asked to survive in this place through the artic cold winter. Halfway through the episode they hear these large howls that scared the contestants so bad they ran into their cabins and hid till morning. One thing about this show is it was setup as No rules, meaning you literally could do whatever you wanted it was up to the group if they would accept it or not. It looks like we may have a Lord of the Flies type scenario beginning here.
What happens next is just not what you see on reality TV one of the cameraman is attacked and killed by some unknown creature while filming the folks collecting mushrooms to eat. This cameraman’s death is actually caught on film and the cast is offered a chance to stay or leave the next day it is up to them. From what I heard and saw this creature must be a Yeti or Russian Wildman that attacked the cameraman. You must see it for yourself, is this reality or a well fabricated hoax ? The cameraman certainly looked bloodied and injured but who knows. His death was just amazing to see in a reality TV show.
I will wait and see but it certainly had me hooked to watch the next episode which will air July 1st on NBC.